Charli Wilson wrote:So the docs have decided I have high blood pressure- its been the same for the past decade but suddenly it is apparently a problem!
eat a reasonable diet
My 5 cent here ...
First. Change your doctor. Many traditional mainstream doctors will give you pills, and when your value gets to whithin a certain range, they call victory. Only a holistic or alternative doc will look at you in a complete way: sleep pattern, exercise, thiroid function, other organs, familiy history, allergies, intolerances, fungal infections etc.
Second. Maybe you want to revise your diet. By what standard is it "reasonable"? Depending on your body, you might want to give up gluten, or lactose, or meat, or pork, or carbs, or fats or .... etc.
Third. Take some sessions with a psychologist. Many chronic deseases and other physical conditions have their underlying cause in the mind. Mental conditions can get transmitted through the generations, without us knowing. Getting concient about all this, helps you decide about your own life, and about your health. I recommend somebody from the corner of NLP, family constellations, genosociograms etc. In my experience, these guys get you right to the point with unconcious work, helping and healing, instead of keeping you in endless sessions.
(disclaimer: this is not medical advice, just personal experience)