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A woman struggling with high blood pressure and suddenly sticky, peri-menopausal weight.

31 Aug

A woman struggling with high blood pressure and suddenly sticky, peri-menopausal weight, wants to know what she should listen to in order to get the hypertension down and lose the weight.

Dear Belleruth,

I used your Weight Loss CD back in 2003 and lost 32 lbs. doing the South Beach diet plan. Unfortunately, in the past year or so I have gained all and more of that weight back, while I struggle with the symptoms of peri-menopause (hot flashes) and am presently 40 lbs. overweight. As a result, my MD advised today that at 145/97, my BP is too high and requires medication. He has given me 5 weeks to effect a change before the meds will begin.

Which of your CDs would be best to bring my BP down? Also, I have tried the Weight Loss CD recently and it doesn''t seem to be enough at this point. Are there any dangers in tapes with subliminal messaging like the one you offer in your catalog?

Thanks so much and I am a huge fan. Many people have tried your CDs on my advice and love them!

Belinda

Dear Belinda,

Our Healthy Heart CD or Emmett Miller''s Down with High Blood Pressure would be good for your hypertension, but so would our Relieve Stress, the General Wellness and the Relaxation and Wellness imagery, because relaxation creates a biochemical chain that reduces blood pressure, too. So I''d try one or two of those for starters.

As for the sticky weight, I can commiserate - it''s true that it''s harder to lose it as we age and lose muscle mass and slow down some.... but not impossible! David Illig’s Weight Loss CD, which has some subliminal messages, is a terrific self-hypnosis CD and definitely worth trying. I''ve read the messages he has under the music (and you can partially hear some of them, too) and they are positive, simple and motivating. Give it a try!

Take care and good luck with getting that BP down!

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award