I was on a diet targeting Insulin Resistance for all of 2005. I started documenting my diet, right here on HealthBoards, in January 2005 on a thread, I called, Does an "Insulin Resistance" diet improve blood pressure? At that time, I did not really know if I would continue to improve, or continue to get worsening heart failure and worsening health.
In looking at the following chart, depicting my average Diastolic Blood Pressure for all of 2005, the dipping pattern is readily apparent. That means that, during the first year of going on a healthy diet, my body's handling of Insulin and my metabolism had already started to improve.
My blood pressure was still too high, but it was gradually getting better as I uncovered and avoided more of the things that cause higher blood pressure. It has taken many years of a healthy appropriate diet, exercise, avoiding the things that cause higher blood pressure, and taking effective medications for me to get to today's very healthy metabolism and blood pressure levels.
In these days of high medical costs and long waits at the doctor's office, it's certainly is beneficial that improvements to our own health can be done inexpensively and simply in our own homes.
Here is the chart for 2005 Average Diastolic Blood Pressure:
22+ yrs of CHF,AFib,HBP,Immune Dysfunction,MCS,Insulin Resistance,Asthma; much better due to diet, exercise, COREG!!! I love COREG! and avoiding disease triggers like pollens,pollutants, irritants;