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Improving steadily

KaleCooked5My blood pressure has steadily improved, so much so that several weeks ago I was able to completely discontinue Lorsartan, switching Metoprolol to mornings at a dose of 25 mg. I probably won’t even need that much longer. My weight is down to 168, my clothes are all feeling pretty baggy and even my shoes are loose.

My taste for salt has nearly disappeared, as well as my desire for caffeinated coffee. Amazing.

Here’s a typical lunch menu: brown rice topped with black beans (or red beans, or lima beans, or black eyed peas), 1/3 of a baked sweet potato, steamed zucchini or yellow squash, fresh sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers, pickled beets, and always kale. Dessert may be half of a fresh apple or banana, perhaps canned pineapple or peaches (in their own juices). Using dehydrated (cooked first, then dried) beans or peas makes meal-time fast and easy.

In addition to eating it at all meals, cooked kale has become my snack of choice since Dr. Esselstyn’s suggestion. I really like it so that is not a problem at all. Sometimes I substitute turnips with roots or collards, but kale cooks in 10 minutes in a little boiling water, which makes it preferable for me.

I look forward to seeing Dr. Wall on 4/21 and hearing his comments!

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1 Response to “Improving steadily”


  1. 1 Diane Brown
    April 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    So proud of you Bette!  God needs all of His intercessors healthy!Much love and Hugs.Diane


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Bette’s Journal

Bette Cox 2010

Christ is the "Big C" in my life!

That was told to me by a good friend recently, and it's so very true.

Jesus says in John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

I believe Jesus. I hope you do too.

I have one request of other believers reading this journal:

Agree with me that the invader will shrink, shrivel, die and disappear from my body, whatever method the Lord uses to accomplish that.

Thanks in advance.

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