For the last couple of years, I have known that my blood pressure was too high. I changed my diet, reduced salt intake, lowered my sugar intake etc. Increased my excercise levels.
Nothing really seemed to be helping, and since I am 35, I decided it was time to get a little more serious about my health.
One of the recurring problems was heart flutters. Mild 'tremors' that I could feel when I laid down at night. The tremors did not hurt, but, I figured that they could not be good. The tremors/flutters could be easily felt through my chest (GF and Ex-wife both commented about it)
Combined with sweating under the barest minimum of stress, and other signs, I knew something could not be right.
I went to the doctor in 2001 and got a full physical, and noted the issues with my Doc. He did not seem too concerned. I was still concerned, of course.
Now, to my point.
About weeks ago, I was sitting on my couch after a meal and noticed that my BP seemed low. Pulse was good, steady, but I did not feel the heart flutters. I reviewed what foods I had eaten during the day (I had noticed previous problems with high salt/sugar food items and their effect on my BP, assuming that if somethign can raise BP, other things might lower it)
I realized the only 'new' thing I had eaten was some yellow mustard. To see if this might be the reason my BP was lower, I ran an experiment.
With every meal, for the last two weeks, I have eaten yellow mustard. My BP is lowest I have seen in years, my heart rate is down, I do not sweat under mild/moderate stress, and I have had ZERO heart flutters.
Zero heart flutters after 5 years of everday/night flutters.
Just passing this along as an FYI guys/gals. I still plan to have another full physical ASAP, but, after searching the web about yellow mustard, it backed up my own 'experiment'.
Might give it a try.