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Food is my Medicine?

I’ve been battling hypertension (persistent high blood pressure) since I conceived and gave birth to my sixth child. There is no real reason that the doctors can give me as to why. They look at me… under 40, fit, active, trim, healthy, good diet – And just tell, “Sorry, its chronic – here are some tablets. Good bye. Good luck” … I have been on medication for almost 5 years now and I don’t like it. I just can not accept or believe that there isn’t some kind of underlying problem that I can somehow target and fix.

In the last few years I’ve been experimenting with different foods and I have discovered that beetroot, celery and carrot have a very positive impact on my blood pressure. Yesterday I accidentally discovered something else – Shitake mushrooms. I had a whole bowlful yesterday and today everything has been reading normal. (And yes, I have accidentally, on purpose, forgotten to take my daily tablet. Over 24 hours since my last dose.)

To me the solution is simple – food CAN help control and fix so many health issues – why don’t the medical and science professions take a closer look at this link instead of continuing to band aid situations with ever increasing doses of drugs?

I am not in any way advocating that everyone with blood pressure issues throw out their medication and start eating bowlfuls of mushrooms, beetroot, celery and carrot but why not try adding these to your diet on a more regular basis? It certainly can’t hurt!

Yours in Health

Jacqueline xx


I must be onto something good!!

I have been asked MANY times for recipes of dishes that I have cooked. Thats great and fine, sharing is fantastic and Good food is one of my Great Loves!! And since I am a strong believer of “The more love there is in this world the better!!” I’ve been sharing and giving heaps of people recipes for YEARS. And then it hit me one afternoon while I was at Shelley’s place (eating my freshly baked, Apple & Blackberry crumble pie!!) PUT THEM ON YOUR BLOG!!! So I’ve decided the first recipe I’ll post will be my Apple and Blackberry crumble/pie.

This is such a quick and simple recipe I almost feel like a fraud!! I make it more complicated by making my own pastry base but frozen shortcrust from the supermarkets will work. (Not as yummy, of course!) So here it is… Bon Appetit!!

Apple & Blackberry Pie-crumble

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