Monday, August 1, 2011
31 Days to Better Sleep
Look what showed up in my email this morning. How ironic. I thought I would share it with you, in case anyone else has sleeping issues. There is a link to the article at the bottom. Spark People is a site that I discovered about 8 months ago. It is primarily a site that helps you focus on your health. It has a food tracking system, wonderful articles, recipes, and a great support system. I don't frequent the site like I used to, but I signed up to receive daily emails on certain topics, sleep being one of them. Another one being high blood pressure. Last year I had high blood pressure as a result of my illness. I was on several high blood pressure meds until I decided to take myself off of them, once my illness was under control. My blood pressure was back to normal until many months later it shot up again, almost over night. I was about to concede to my doctor's request to go back on medicine. The next week (I kid you not), a Spark People email came that talked about lowering high blood pressure. The first thing they talked about was "baking soda" and how high the sodium count was. Ding ding ding! I had just recently started brushing my teeth with baking soda, because it is a natural whitener. I immediately stopped using it, and my blood pressure returned to normal within a week. Can you believe that? We always used baking soda to whiten our teeth growing up. My blood pressure now hovers aound 99/68. That my friends is better than normal! Thanks Spark People. Had that article not shown up, I would probably be taking a blood pressure pill.