I love wonderful news! Speaking with my mother by telephone today, she mentioned she had gone to her doctor for blood pressure check-up. She doesn’t mind me telling this story. Here are her blood pressure numbers: 125 / 75. These are healthy numbers! The National Institutes of Health define normal adult blood pressure numbers as below 120 mmHg for systolic pressure and below 80 mmHg for diastolic pressure. My mother has been on blood pressure medications since she was fifty-six years of age, with numbers typically at 132 / 80 while on the meds.
My mother is in excellent health generally. At age eighty-three, she still works at the family store seven days a week. She faithfully takes her constitutional walks and daily stretch exercises. The only new routine in Mom’s life is that she began taking Plexus’ all-natural Tri-Plex Combo (SLIM / ProBio 5 / BioCleanse) in late November, 2015, at my suggestion. I introduced her to the company’s Ease and Nerve supplements initially. She has suffered back pain for more than thirty years, the result of an injury. As she aged, the severity increased, to the point of disc and bone degeneration followed by spinal curvature. Over these last ten years, the pain becomes almost unbearable, so much so that she’s regularly in and out of acupuncture clinics, on and off chiropractor’s tables, back and forth to pharmacies. Time, energy and money, all spent with only temporary relief. Winter is typically the worst, when no position is a comfortable one. I have watched her spirit go from bright to dull, hunched over and shuffling about with her cane, pulling a forced smile if she catches you watching her. We were beginning to think chronic agony is how it will be for her from now on.
So imagine my surprise at receiving a phone call around Christmas-time, her voice bouncing about with so much energy! “I can bend over and tie my shoes now!” My sister had been doing it for her, bless her heart! With such success in such short time from beginning the Plexus Ease and Nerve products, Mom asked if there is anything else Plexus makes that I might recommend to her. After going over the products together, we thought the supplements in the Combo would be good for maintenance at the very least. Good habits beget good health; within a week of beginning the Plexus ProBio 5 and BioCleanse, she reported improved regularity and feeling noticeably cleaner, as regards digestion. She called me three days in a row to say “thank you” for turning her onto the Plexus products. Furthermore, after only four weeks taking their SLIM product, her blood pressure numbers are down from 132 / 80 to 125 / 75, first time in almost thirty years! She has even been advised by a doctor that she may consider weaning off of the meds and report how her body responds. Considering that another family member is on kidney dialysis from renal failure associated with blood pressure meds, who wouldn’t like to hear that they can discontinue? Right?