Make your goal ideal blood pressure

Finding out something about your ideal blood pressure isn't something you probably expected to find on a site about skin cancer.

I find it worth bringing to your attention because signs of high blood  pressure are not usually felt or noticed.

That's why it's so dangerous and called the "silent killer" and it's something I have experienced.

Finding out something about your ideal blood pressure isn't something you probably expected to find on a site about skin cancer.

I find it worth bringing to your attention because signs of high blood  pressure are not usually felt or noticed.

That's why it's so dangerous and called the "silent killer" and it's something I have experienced.

I'm sure you've noticed that on just about every doctor visit you have, your blood  pressure is taken, and if it wasn't, it should have been.

It was these checks that first made me aware of my heart and gave me questions like, what is normal blood pressure and if your blood pressure is high (like mine), are there foods that lower blood pressure and is my heart all right?

Even with those thoughts, I still didn't worry about it much, because I felt good.

I should have done something about it, right then, on my part, but I didn't ...because I Felt Good!!

In one respect, it's similar to skin cancer warning signs in that it often goes ignored.

If you've looked around this site, you may have read My Story and noted that I've spent a lot of time being seen by medical doctors.

From my very initial experiences with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma, beginning in 1990, I don't ever remember being told that I had high blood pressure and I had no knowledge of what my ideal blood pressure should be. It never came to my mind either.

My blood pressure must have been normal, as no one ever told me different. That was a good thing.

I remember through the years previous to this time that I would randomly check my blood pressure at a pharmacy or wherever.

As I remember, it always was high.

I didn't know the dangers that this meant and I didn't really ever worry about it, after all, I didn't see or notice any signs of high blood pressure, I Felt Fine ...I Really Did!

So why, after having high blood pressure readings for years, was I now (1990) showing to have a normal blood pressure or ideal blood pressure?

I believe I know the reason for that and it plain and simply has to do with foods that lower blood pressure.

When I found out that I had squamous cell carcinoma and it was invasive, I began to follow a Macroioic Diet for Cancer which as you may know is a very healthy, balanced diet of whole grains, fresh vegetables, beans, sea vegetables and other organic (as much as possible) whole foods.

Apparently this brought my blood pressure into the normal or ideal blood pressure range, without my even knowing it. These were foods that lower blood pressure and they were improving my entire, overall health and strengthening my immune system.

Wow! ..what benefits!

Although they were a far cry from what I was accustomed to eating, I very soon began to enjoy, even savor, the variety of natural and simple, flavors and tastes. Not to mention ...good blood pressure!

I followed this diet for about 8 years and then, life happened!

My wonderful wife Elena, after spending years at home raising our daughter, had to go to work. It was her who was constantly doing the cooking necessary for us to be eating the macrobiotic diet. This took a lot of time and it was not something I could very easily do and still work a full time job.

So here's what happened as a  result.

We gradually started cooking foods that were quicker to prepare and we started eating out in restaurants a lot. Obviously we had to begin using a different set of guidelines in our choice of, what is healthy? ...or at least the healthiest choice.

Along with the decrease in the quality of our food we started experiencing a decline in our health.  I started getting lots of headaches, allergies, pain in the back of my neck and for the first time, my primary care doctor told me, "you have high blood pressure".

Suddenly I went from normal or ideal blood pressure to HIGH blood pressure.

Now I was being prescribed blood pressure medications and I didn't like it.

It made me quite dizzy  and kind of zombied me out, that is to say ...I felt incapacitated and unable to function at a normal level!

This has gone on for years to this very day (April 2012) along with intermittent periods of time with an ideal blood pressure because of eating a healthy diet for a period of time.

The healthy diet part has been kind of `hit and miss` as to knowing all the exact foods that lower blood pressure and the added struggle to resist the cravings for some foods that are not helpful in attaining normal blood pressure.

Some foods that I know for sure that work for me are whole grains, beans and vegetables. As often as I eat them, my blood pressure does do well. The results are always immediate for me as far as high or low.

I can be 185/100 one minute and an hour later 120/64   ...and I never felt any apparent signs of high blood pressure!
Not Good!!


I have been using a Feeding Tube for the last 8-10 years and that does change my digestive process as there's an absence of chewing and saliva so I depend on a VitaMix blender for chewing.

I honestly don't think that, in itself, that hinders me from attaining an ideal blood pressure.

I also had arteries removed from my neck during surgery back in 1990 and I've been told by two different cardiologists that part of what was removed helped to regulate my blood pressure.

The truth, and point of this whole page, is that I did maintain an ideal blood pressure for the 8 years that I was consistently eating whole grains and all things healthy.

It can be done!

There is definitely a correlation between your diet and blood pressure and we, ourselves, are the only ones who can help us, unless we want to become medicated zombies!

I hope you gained something from this.

Take care of yourselves everybody and remember you do have more control over your health than you realize.

Now go prove it to yourself!

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Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick

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Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie  

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Bottom Line
The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
It can be hard to spot, even for a professional.
The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion  and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t put your very life at risk!