In the summer of 2008 (at the age of 46) I took my first ever blood pressure reading at a local pharmacy in Charlottetown, PEI, (Canada) –  more out of curiosity that concern.  Much to my surprise I discovered I had high blood pressure at around 160/110. I didn’t know much about blood pressure at the time but I knew that the healthy figure was quoted at 120/80.

So I did what most people do. I cut down on my salt intake and ate garlic more regularly (having read somewhere that garlic helps regulate blood pressure). That fall when I got back to home in Wales (after completing a year long sailing trip around the North Atlantic) I checked my blood pressure again. It was still in the 160/110 range.

I ignored it and went on with life as usual. After all, I felt OK.

The winter of 2009 was a turning point for me when my heart started acting up. I went to the doctors and my blood pressure was clocking in at 200/120 or more. I was seriously out-of-whack. I was prescribed ACE inhibitor medication and a series of blood tests. My blood tests came back as OK but my blood pressure remained super high. The drugs were not working and only gave me a constant irritating cough that kept me up at nights.

I figured there’s got to be a better way. So I started searching the internet for alternative cures to high blood pressure. After four months of studying and applying some of these techniques my blood pressure dropped back to a healthy range and I feel better too.

I did it without using any prescription medications. No more bad side effects. I really don’t miss them.

This blog is about my journey from high blood pressure hell to normal blood pressure heaven. I have learned so much about high blood pressure, alternative remedies, and healthy living in the past 8 months that I want to share it with others.

If you currently suffer from hypertension this site can help you to get on the road back to health. If I can do it, anyone can.

Take care, Simon Foster, Pontycymer, Wales

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