Simple Methods to Control Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar

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I was a border-line case for Type-2 Diabetes since 1995. The doctor prescribed a medicine and suggested a few dietary changes. All was well till 2002 when I started feeling giddy in the mornings. I could not climb even up to the second floor without discomfort and heavy breathing!

I was told by a physician that my blood pressure was 180 / 110! He asked me how I had come to him. When I told that I had walked a mile, he almost expressed shock and gave me a tablet to be taken immediately. He asked me to lie down for some time in the clinic itself and then go. I thought that the single tablet would be sufficient and expressed so, upon which the doctor told me that the tablet would be my life-long friend now onward!

One of my friends, upon coming to know about my new diagnosis, suggested I go and check in with a nature cure hospital. Very reluctantly, I made an appointment with the nature cure doctor and got admitted for a month’s treatment. After examining my reports and further tests of blood pressure and sugar levels, he asked me to scrupulously follow the hospital’s strict regimen.

This included a glass of ragi mixed with dilute buttermilk as breakfast, a roti along with plenty of salt-free vegetable mix gravy (no masalas!) as lunch, a cup of sugarless tea in the afternoon and a roti along with dilute dal (salt-free) mixed with spinach as dinner. At times, lemon / lime juice was offered in the morning as also rice was given instead of roti once in 3 – 4 days.

The vegetables used were mostly combinations of bottle gourd, pumpkin, 3 – 4 small pieces of potato and carrot, gherkins, eggplant, okra and tomato. I was told the vegetables, mainly, tomato had a good amount of salt and so, it was a must to compensate for the salt-free diet.

Apart from the diet, the daily routine comprised yoga for an hour, massages, fine mud application on the body, walking etc.

Believe it or not, when the hospital took my blood sample after four days and tested, my blood sugar was under control. My blood pressure (BP) was 110 / 80! Suspecting something fishy, I sneaked out without anyone noticing and got my BP checked outside at the nearest clinic. OMG, it was indeed 110 / 80! I could not believe it.


Later, it became a habit for me to follow the same regimen every day. After much study on the subject and discussions with elderly village people, I was told that there are several ways to deal with BP and BS. For some, freshly prepared juice with one full lemon / lime and glassful of water (no salt or sugar, please) early in the morning may work wonders while for some, a vertically cut okra soaked in a glass of water (overnight) and drinking the gummy juice early in the morning is advised. As a routine I follow the lemon / lime juice method after drinking about three-fourth of a liter water in the morning and then go for a 2 km walk.

As a caution, it is suggested to always, be under the regular observation of your family doctor so that you maintain your all-round health and if necessary he will prescribe the minimum dosage of tablets. Take care to get BP, blood sugar and Sodium / Potassium levels checked at least once a month.

Remember, our health depends on what we eat, what we breath and what we drink!

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25 comments on "Simple Methods to Control Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar"

  1. mohan muju says:

    Control of BP and BS is impressive.

  2. puliyur vijayaraghavan says:

    Very valuable information and instructions for persons
    over the age of 50 whose blood pressure and blood
    sugar levels remain high

  3. chandru g advani yokohama japan says:

    hope my own diabetic level of2 will work out when
    I try this.thanks be blessed

  4. T.Sivaprakasam says:

    This is very simple method to reduce sugar in your body.I am going to use this method for my wife reduce her sugar content.

  5. Kiran Vyas says:

    I requested for the perfect medicine of weaker lungs..
    I have not recd any reply as yet..

  6. pramila says:

    home remedies tips or nice and usefull to health

  7. harish thakral says:

    tomatoes do not contain salt i.e. sodium chloride,it only contains sodium that too in very low quantity which does not exceed RDA[REQUIRED DAILY ALLOWANCE],RATHER that [SODIUM] is good for health and does not increases BP
    NEW DELHI-110032

  8. Kadiri Saibaba says:

    There are three things required to maintain normal health
    one: balanced diet
    second :sufficient rest/sleep
    third: physical activity
    All these three things are adopted basing on condition of particular body/person

  9. Jayasankar says:

    Good . Kindly let us know remedy for Prostrate Gland Enlargement.

  10. S.PANDARINATHAN. says:

    Very interesting info and easy to follow regimen with simple exercise/yoga.

  11. P.N.Vaidyanathan says:

    Doctors advised me to avoid potassium-rich vegetables to control
    BP. Is this correct ? I was asked to avoid all roots (potato sweer
    potato,yam, colocacia ) Is this correct ?

  12. shobha says:

    Mrs. SPM.

    Wonderful .Happy to tell you lemon Juice in the morning has given me the same experience.

    Same with regular Yoga practice.

  13. Balakrishna Abburi says:

    I have an acute constipation problem with hard stool
    formation which troubles me without a free bowl movement. Can Cow’s Urine which I have will help me to rid of this problem? Kindly advise.


    even allopaths recommend diet of fruit,vegetables,no smoking,no liquor. True,yoga,walks,less tension help a lot.Use of haldi,fenogreek, methi is recommended.Herbal medicines contain such ingredients .

  15. dr.prakashm says:

    If the patient having ulcer/acidity, how can we suggest lemon?

  16. reddy says:

    very intresting information to share positively

  17. Pawan says:

    Very good information and simple way to treat BP & BS. Pl. send more info.

  18. vinodkumar says:

    Very gpod inf. for BP & diabetes.
    Please do suggest remedies for stress management

  19. Janardan Mali says:

    Why did allopathic doctor say the patient has to take BP control tablets for life time. The tablets treats symptoms but does not remove root cause. Yoga with diet control , light exercise, pranayama, meditation removes root cause. Diabetics is curable without pathological medicines.

  20. Er. N.C.Jain says:

    I used Okra as described here, & I found it is very useful. Without Medicine, my BS is normal, though I maintain 40 mnts brisk walk also

  21. G.Narayanan says:

    Reduction in BP & Sugar levels sustained how long ?
    Months or years ?

  22. Mohann Krish says:

    I am thankful to Dr Thakral for correcting me. The doctor must have said sodium only. I am not a doctor, so I can’t answer dr prakashm. I may once again stress that doctor’s supervision and advice is essential. I have only written about my personal experience. Effects may vary from person to person depending upon body constitution, other symptoms etc.

  23. Dr.Harihara Sreenivasa Rao says:

    It is very useful information along with the simple asana posture. Thanks for-information.

  24. subhash thakral says:

    dear mohan krish,regards
    although you are not a doctor,but your article shall definitely help majority of population,because these instructions definitely help in ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION AND PRE-DIABETES patients and too help a lot in management of chronic patients to live a better healthier life ahead.

  25. Meena Chalam says:

    To Mr Balakrishna Abburi’s query

    I find a dessert spoonful of flaxseed powder and a dessert spoonful of psyillium husk powder (both coarsely ground) along with lukewarm milk or water taken at night very helpful.

    Meena chalam

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