A Successful Natural Remedy

The Bicol Express we ate at a restaurant sometime ago
@SIMPLYD (78113)
Philippines
March 30, 2016 11:01pm CST
Bicol Express is a Bicolano dish that has pieces of meat with some fat , cooked in coconut milk , shrimp paste , chopped spicy finger chili and some slices of pineapple or mango . It is a spicy and delicious dish , that I couldn’t resist eating . It was amongst those I ate along with the lechon at the reunion, last Easter Sunday . That evening I still ate the Bicol Express at dinnertime , at home , since I brought home some for my hubby . The next day , Monday I still had it amongst the viands I ate for breakfast . I know I have compromised my blood pressure and cholesterol with the salt and fat overload. Thus , my bp was at 110/90 . It is far from my normal bp of 110 /80 or sometime 110/70 . The next day , the diastolic was still at 90 . Thus , I ate sardines , rice , cucumber salad and banana only for dinner . Then, before bedtime , I took the natural remedy , I was told about . I took 2 tablespoonfuls of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar before bedtime . In the morning , on empty stomach , I also took it again. And when the nurse took my BP it was already at 100 /80 . Perfect ! So I am happy to share this with you guys , but I am not endorsing it to you though .
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@Macarrosel (7576)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Oh, I have to buy apple cider vinegar now, for I have hypertension because I ate a lot of balbacua that my husband cooked. Well, I have medicine with me and nutritional supplements but maybe an apple cider really helps.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Yes, you try it . Just search on the net how to take it .
@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
Do you also take some medications? My mom always have medications with her because as she said having a high blood pressure is something very serious.
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@sharon6345 (118264)
• United States
31 Mar 16
I had sardines today as well. I love them in hot sauce.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
I also put hot sauce on my sardines . Makes me eat more rice .
@wiLLmaH (8226)
• Singapore, Singapore
1 Apr 16
Many people now using that apple cider here in Singapore. But they are using it on their hair. :)
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
Yes, some of my officemates are raving about how shiny and soft their hair have become , since they are mixing some of it on their shampoos. I am thinking of trying it too , one of these days .
@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@annierose Not yet , but my officemates are doing it . They mix some apple cider vinegar to the shampoo since its fragrant and will at least eliminate the smell of that .
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@wiLLmaH (8226)
• Singapore, Singapore
4 Apr 16
Me too, @annierose.. never.. Specially when you will smell their hairs. argh!
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• United States
2 Apr 16
The food looks so good! I never had meat cooked with coconut milk? Or if I did - I did not know. But I know what you mean when eating fatty foods the next day I will try to eat a salad or something healthier. Glad your BP dropped and is back to perfect!
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
2 Apr 16
We, bicolanos , people living in the Bicol region here in the Philippines , cook veggies in coconut since our region abound in coconut . And we are also fond of eating spicy foods done by putting slices of spicy finger chilii . Anyway , it was my detmermination to find a natral way to lower my bp that did it . I also do what you are doing when you ate a fatty food.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD My mom would rather look for a substitute medicine than take the prescriptions given by the doctor. She has a phobia drinking medicines because when she was a child, her mom always threatened her about drinking medicines because it tastes very bad. Her mom, which is my grandma, just did it so my mom will not play under the sun.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@annierose I think it's the doctor that knows best so she has to follow them . She's old enough to discern that .
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@Teep11 (6939)
• United States
31 Mar 16
Vinegar helps lower blood pressure. It works for all sorts of ailments. Having a normal blood pressure reading is a blessing. Do what's necessary to feel better and have better health.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
Actually , the one most take is the Bragg's Apple cider vinegar with the mother liquor since it's organic . It really can lower the blood pressure , blood sugar and cholesterol . In fact , my feet that is a bit chuuby is now thinner . All my shoes are now loose , i have to put some pads . This apple cider vinegar is so amazing !
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD How long have you been using cider vinegar? I haven't seen a cider vinegar in our supermarket but I have been hearing about it from some people. It is good that your health improves with the use of it.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@annierose Perhaps i have been using it for 3 weeks now . And yet it has shown its efficacy .
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
31 Mar 16
Okay okay. I will have to wait for your daughter to become a doctor, cure me so that I can have those spicy food all again and then, after I am cured, you can serve me that Bicol Express. Probably that would be the best time to be at your place and enjoy the food once again
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
Why , can't you eat the Bicol Express now ?
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
1 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD Sadly going by what I read on this discussion about the ingredients and the recipe online elsewhere, this will be too much to handle for my Ulcerative Colitis issue.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
@thesids Oh so you have that . Then it is indeed not good for you .
@Ladypeace (2066)
• Singapore
31 Mar 16
Why didn't you invite me to dinner for that yummlicious looking bicol express of yours?
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
It's spicy that's why . Do you like spicy food ?
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@Ladypeace (2066)
• Singapore
31 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD I love spicy food! Never mind, I'll self invite myself anyway!
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@Ladypeace Just have a feast of the eyes then .
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 16
So, the apple cider vinegar is really good for you. I have heard a lot of good things about it in these recent years, but I have not try it. The Bicol Express looks good!
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
My officemates were using it since they have read about it . I only use it now , when i have proven it's good to lower BP and cholesterol too .
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• Canada
31 Mar 16
That dish looks amazing! It's good you know how to regulate your blood pressure with diet.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
Indeed , this dish is the trademark dish of the Bicol Region , a place here in the Philippines . I assure you it's delicious . Though we just have to eat in moderation because of the shrimp paste that is a bit salty . I really have to do something so that i can maintain a normal BP always .
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@sol_cee (14334)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
31 Mar 16
When will you eat Bicol Express again?
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Well, i am still going to eat it someday , but now in moderation . Better safe than sorry
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@louievill (18107)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
I love bicol express but my problem is I'm allergic to shrimp paste so I substitute fish paste like our native "balayan" same holds true for my "kare-kare". A friend also supplies me shrimp paste substitute made from dates but my problem is she is in Israel right now and stopped making for the meantime
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Oh that's sad that you have those allergies . The shrimp paste has a distinct taste that's why .
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@AkoPinay (11666)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Yes I heard about vinegar helps lower blood pressure.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Actually , lemon can do the trick too. However , i don't have lemon in the chiller anymore , so i opted for the apple cider vinegar .
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
I read this vinegar and heard from other too, but I do not know if it is permitted to me.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
It is primarily for diabetics . Maybe you should research on it first .
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD Sure, my friend. I will search it on FB. Thank you.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD Actually, i will tell my love to do the search for me o FB because I do not always go online on FB.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
I love Bicol Express. I like it more when it's extra spicy.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Oh so you too love it when it's extra hot . I guess we both have a tongue for spicy foods .
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD When I stayed in Bangkok, I ate spicy food almost everyday. Their food is much spicier than the Korean ones.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
@toniganzon Really , oh i love that . Bangkok is one of the places in our bucket list to visit when we have saved enough and our daughter is already a doctor .
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@LadyDuck (147094)
• Switzerland
31 Mar 16
I am glad you were able to go down to 100/80 before the nurse took your BP.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
I really researched on how it could be lowered because i don't have to have a borderline BP . What about you , how is your BP ?
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@LadyDuck (147094)
• Switzerland
1 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD My BP is usually 60/95 to 60/100.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
@LadyDuck Oh your systolic is low , but your diastolic is high . So , how do you call that - high blood ? Are you in maintenance medicine ?
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• United States
31 Mar 16
These dishes look so enticing my friend. So healthy and all. It is expensive to make here though for us.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
This is the trademark food of our province , the Bicol Region . When they mention the Bicol express dish , we know it's from Bicol .
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• United States
4 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD Bicol..I must have it now
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@TiarasOceanView I am sure you will like its taste . I assure you it's delicious . But be warned that it is spicy though .
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@rina110383 (24145)
31 Mar 16
I love eating spicy food, one of which is Bicol Express.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
Have you tasted the above version , with slices of ripe mango or pineapple ?
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@rina110383 (24145)
1 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD Not yet, but I would love to. Taste of spicy, sweet, salty & sour! All in 0ne.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
@rina110383 But you have tasted a Bicol express already ? Who cooked it ?
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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
i should recommend this to my sisters :) what is on the photo ma'am?
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
That's the Bicol Express we ordered when we ate out sometime ago .
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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD i want to try that, looks so delish :) the bicol express that i know is quite different,
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@Lucky15 Yes , try this with mango slices . But you know for me , pineapple slices is much more delicious .
• Davao, Philippines
4 Apr 16
when i was a student a always buy this dish for lunch ... kasarap ng taba at anghang..
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
But have you tasted this one wherein the pork meat if litson kawali and with mango or pineapple slices ?
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• Davao, Philippines
4 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD :) ung parang adobo lang tas nilagyan ng pineapples.. yes.. :) hav tried it na po ..
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@MarymargII (9381)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Apr 16
Don't know if I'd like that or not- but I'm a good eater and love ethnic foods-so possibly.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
5 Apr 16
I will assure you , you will like it . Although, you must be cautioned that it's spicy . As to the fats of the pork , you can remove them , as you eat.