Day 5 ~ Tips for Lowering Blood Pressure!

It’s Day 5 of the 10-day Countdown to the release of Time for the Doctor! Today Melissa and Tash share 5 tips for reducing blood pressure. Time for the Doctor is only 99c until the release day on November 27!



Tash and Melissa are both doctors who are general internists. They deal with more complex medical health issues. One of the common problems that they see is hypertension – it sounds like it means high stress levels, but it’s actually high blood pressure. Making the diagnosis of high blood pressure can be tricky – measurements have to be taken more than once, in and out of the office. The readings are more accurate if you sit quietly with your feet on the floor and avoid coffee and smoking for thirty minutes prior (or better yet, don’t smoke ever). It’s not an exact science. If you’ve been told your blood pressure is high, there are some things you can do to try to lower it and avoid medication. Here are 5 tips from Tash and Melissa to help:

  1. Eat less salt. Put the saltshaker away and watch for hidden salt in prepared foods. Even if a recipe calls for salt, sometimes a pinch (or none) will do.
  2. Weight loss. If you’re overweight or obese, every pound of weight loss can bring your blood pressure down 1 mmHg. Aim for your ideal Body Mass Index.
  3. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) include a diet high in vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts and low in sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages, and red meats. This diet is rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, protein, and fiber but low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol.
  4. Find something that you have fun doing and aim for three to four 40-minute sessions per week.
  5. Adult men with hypertension should drink less than two alcoholic drinks each day and for women it’s less than one alcoholic drink per day. Hate to be party poopers, but if it means staying off medication for life, it’ll be worth it.


Visit Copper Mills, Arizona – a small town with a heart as big as the wide-open spaces and a history of making dreams come true.

Dr. Tash Bannon, the only internist at Copper Mills General Hospital, is a workaholic. After a couple of patient complaints, the board of directors realizes Tash needs a break and “suggests” he take a three-month vacation.

Dr. Melissa Sinclair is a single mom, and her adopted son comes first in her life. She’s used to the hustle of a big city hospital but takes the job to cover for Tash hoping to expose her son to his Hopi ancestry during their time in Copper Mills.

Tash resents having to take time off – and has an even harder time staying away now that Melissa is around. Now he just has to decide which is more important: his job or Melissa?

Make time for the doctor…especially if she’s the love of your life.


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