Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Celery keeps you Cool.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/ tschuckman@aol.com

I got the following info  below from a nice lady on an herbalist group on FB who did some homework for the rest of us, but especially for me, concerning celery-- and Blood Pressure.  Thank you!

I went to the Milwaukee VA Hosp. this morning asking for an slight increase in my blood pressure medicine because with all the pressure and stress these past 2 months I've been having head aches  [unusual for me] and some other scary issues-- and as it turned out, the RN taking my BP testing today claimed that it was "Normal" for me, about 137/ 73, so the "doctor" decided NOT to increase the med. based on that single BP test... lol, but I figured it would end that way, and even offered to bet $100, with the RN,  but no takers.  Ha!  I know how those docs and staff work so well that I can bet money and win!!  I really don't think they give a hoot about the patients at all... and so I will prob. be moving on after my surgery, if all goes well.  It's just that the VA is so predictable.  America!  This is just what you will get if 'obama-care' becomes a reality-- good old crappy Social Medicine, poor, rotten, rationed health care!  And croak the old folks by denying them descent health care, and rationing,  because they cost more to take care of in their old age-- even though THEY PAID INTO THE SYSTEM ALL THEIR LIVES WITH HARD WORK AND TAXES!!  Be warned.

The smart ones who read up on home cures, herbal remedies, moderate habits, and  nutrition will be the survivors, IMHO.   The people who have more knowledge, smarts, some resources like net working-- small groups  of like minded people will do better, I think.  I am not even going to use Proper names today-- because it isn't worth my time or energy-- I've got bigger fish to fry right now.  Let's just say that it was another major let down and waste of my gas traveling 35 miles to the Milwaukee VA to beg for some health care/ help.   I also began my Fast today.  Celery is GOOD for you!!

My dear old Mom and my 2 sisters came over to help and visit with me this afternoon.  They were so kind and gracious.  Sue came all the way from Tucson, AZ to visit the family up in the Great Northern Woods of Wisconsin.  So I got a few great hugs from some nice ladies today!  

I think that I am on target for getting most of my affairs in order-- preparing myself for the next big day in 2 weeks, and even though many of my friends tell me that I will be just fine, etc., I still get nervous. Ha- Ha!  I train my mind to accept the possible death or serious injury from surgery-- so if I live and survive, I consider it a big BONUS!  And as for help in and after Rehab, if a man makes 10 or more friends who say they will show up and help him-- reality is that maybe 2 or 3 will actually be there for him.   Ain't it the real Truth?  But why get bitter or depressed-- that's just the way the world is with Satan turning things upside down with his moral depravity, selfishness and greed, in these 'Last Days.'  Other people even in our small church group have major disease, cancer, injuries, sicknesses and accidents to deal with right now --as I bang on my key board... and I need to pray for them too.  

Got to change the locks on my doors tomorrow and take care of other business.  I also gave away a few Bible Tracts at the VA today.. and I get a thrill doing that fine work for the Lord.  
Well, anyway, I figured that if the VA 'doc' wouldn't help me-- I can always fall back on my collective herbal knowledge and that of my friends in that  FB group.  Thank you, friends.


consumption is due to more than one ingredient that most sufferers of high blood pressure are not aware of.

One such ingredient is called phthalide.

Phthalide (3-n-butylphtalide [3nb] ) is a compound which helps to give celery its unique aroma and taste.

It works by relaxing smooth muscles in the vessel walls causing them to dilate and allow blood to flow more easily.

It was discovered after Quang T. Le, a medical student and William J. Elliot a clinical pharmacologist at the University of Chicago did some research. Their action followed an incident where Quang`s father followed an old Chinese remedy noting the health benefit of celery in reducing high blood pressure.

After being diagnosed with the condition he ate a quarter pound of celery everyday and his blood pressure returned to normal, so being intrigued as to why it worked William and Quang investigated and found the responsible compound Phthalide which reduces the production of stress hormones called catecholamines.

Stress hormones are known to restrict blood vessels inhibiting blood flow. Phthalide blocks tyrosine hydroxylase enzyme action which is needed to produce stress hormones.

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