“High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).” – Source “High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease”
As you may have read in The Story or heard me talk directly to you about it, juicing a beet was the first step to my dad’s dramatic recovery.
HOW WE TESTED BLOOD PRESSURE ON BEETS
We decided to put the theory to the test and we cut a beet in half and juiced it.. easy!
BUT… We were careful and wanting to eliminate medications, so more specifically, here’s what we did:
STEP 1: Check Blood Pressure. (BP was high)
STEP 2: Clean and cut an organic beet in half.
STEP 3: Juice the beet into a glass about the size of a shot glass.
STEP 4: Wait 20 minutes. Check Blood Pressure. (BP was normal)
STEP 5: Wait 30 minutes. Check Blood Pressure
STEP 6: Wait 2 hours. Check Blood Pressure…
For one full day we continuously checked the blood pressure every hour or two. In our instance, it remained normal and he went to sleep with no blood pressure medications and a less swollen foot (from the edema). Giving him the medications would have caused his blood pressure to decrease too drastically, so it was obvious we could not give him the blood pressure medications that were prescribed. After about the 3rd day and as the healing progressed we were confident enough to check the blood pressure only a couple times a day.
After the 30 days he no longer needed to take the Beet Juice Shots. He simply had healed.
Obviously, I can’t say this will work for everyone, but this was our experience and it was extremely effective!!
Below are various articles that lead me to try this powerful remedy.
Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure: NaturalNews.com
“It turns out that the organic form of nitrate found in beet juice is the key to its blood pressure lowering benefits. “
Drinking a Small Dose of Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood Pressure: HuffingtonPost UK
“It was found that 100g dose of beetroot juice caused a significant lowering of blood pressure in the short-term (0 – 4 hrs) and longer term (0 – 13 hrs).”
How to Juice a Beet: Livestrong
“Serve immediately for optimal freshness and nutritional content. Beet juice will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.”
Beet Juice to Lower Blood Pressure: Livestrong
“High blood pressure is often called the silent disease, since no symptoms appear until blood pressure is dangerously high…”
Note that the side effects are rare and typically harmless. I would suggest comparing to the potential side effects of blood pressure medication.
We were warned against juicing by several doctors. Doctors the prescribed multiple medications that caused severe side effects. Doctors are trained to treat symptoms with medication and are not educated on natural remedies.
- 8 Healthy Reasons to Eat Beets (refreshingnews99.blogspot.com)
- Beetroot juice may help beet your best (telegraph.co.uk)