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Mukta Vati

If you knew someone who was lost in his/her problem and you had a solution, would you share it? Would you interfere in his/her life? If someone were dying of cancer and you had a magic pill would you share that information even if they said they were not interested? Would you risk your friendship for the sake of saving the person’s life?

I have a health tip to share with you today. Just to be clear, I am not a health practitioner (no degrees … nothing!) and I do not own stocks to this product. I only speak as a user who benefited from this. I’ve been wanting to share this with you for a long time but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to risk our friendship this way. Today I decided I will take the risk.

I learned about this through my friend Sam who shared this with me over lunch a few months ago. Sam has had a very high blood pressure for a long time. Then someone told him about Mukta Vati — an Indian supplement that comes in tiny capsules. He said that his doctor couldn’t  believe how effective it was when Sam went to his last checkup. I couldn’t believe it was possible either. But I was willing to give it a try. There are several distributors for this supplement but I found the cheapest to be about $9 for a box of 4 strips, each containing 30 pills (or a total of 120 pills). The rest of the box was written in Sanskrit (I think) and that made me even more skeptical. But Sam said it was herbal so overdosing on this was highly unlikely. There wasn’t even any instruction about the dosage. Sam said he took 2 capsules in the morning and 2 at night. I figured I would try just 2 in the morning. I warn you, It tastes like grass … Indian Bermuda grass (as if I’d ever eaten grass before).

I thought nothing about it for a week or two. Then one day I decided to check my blood pressure. My normal reading with Lisinopril (the medication my doctor prescribed) averaged around 154/95. So I was shocked to see that it had gone down to 124/81. I had to take another reading just to make sure and indeed, my blood pressure had gone down dramatically.  My doctor couldn’t believe it. I told him about it and he said his wife would try it.

I’ve shared this pill with several people and the only 2 negative feedback I got was 1) it made someone’s stomach queezey after her blood pressure went down and 2) another had to lessen the dosage because her blood pressure went too low.

Again, I am just sharing my experience. Don’t come running after me if you turn into the Hulk — go after Sam!  Share this with people you know who are courting a heart attack or a stroke. My doctor said I should continue with both his prescription and Mukta Vati since it obviously helps.

If you do try it, tell me about it. I’m very curious to know the results. Cool?

Back to my original question (but speaking in spiritual terms) do you ever wonder why they say that “Jesus saves?” “Saved from what?” — you may ask. Think about it. Now can you blame Christians for risking their friendship in order to share their faith with others? With you? Do you hate me for sharing my faith every once in a while? I hope you know, I have no vested interest but to help. You know I mean well, right?

There’s a “magic pill” for your soul … and it ain’t Mukta Vati.

TGIF people!

“The best holistic remedy for high blood pressure is a purring cat on your lap.”
— Katherine Peterson

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10 Comments

  1. Tom

    May 29, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the health tip. I appreciate your Spiritual tips as well. Jehova Witnesses come knocking on my door and stand on corners expressing their Faith.
    Though I may not agree with them I admire the zeal and effort they put in to actually go out and remind people of God.
    Tom

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    • Raoul

      May 29, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      I don’t really care about a specific church or denomination. As long as
      they profess faith in Christ as God, believe in the power of the Holy
      Spirit, believe that it isn’t through being a good person that we are
      saved but belief in the grace we receive through Christ, they are okay
      with me. Some people believe in this equation:

      doing good + faith = heaven

      but for me (as I understand the Bible) it actually is:

      faith = heaven. Doing good is a by product

      The horse comes before the cart and not the cart before the horse.

      If one recognizes how bad one really is (we all are) and yet God loves
      us so much that He allows grace (a gift that we do not deserve and can
      never earn), which we receive only through our faith in Jesus Christ,
      then we become a new person. It happened to me. I’m not saying I became
      perfect. I’m saying that I looked at my fellow man and the world we live
      in differently.

      Whereas before, I was uncertain about where I was going to go after
      death (uncertain that I would be good enough to be allowed to enter
      heaven), when I accepted Christ back in 1985, I knew it didn’t depend on
      any good deed I accomplished. It depended on accepting I was already
      lost and I needed Christ to save me from the madness. I kid you not,
      when I prayed for Jesus to be Lord of my life, I didn’t have all the
      answers (no one will ever have all the answers) and I pact with myself
      that if I suspected any deceptive mumbo jumbo, I would just walk out.
      It’s been over 30 years now, I can still walk out, but I still haven’t.

      Of course there are many who say they are believers but whose lives are
      questionable (example: the televangelists like Jim Baker and Jimmy
      Swaggert). As the apostle James said: “faith without works is useless.”
      The proof is really in the pudding.

      Anyway, I just wanted to share. Sorry if for this long sermon. I got
      carried away.

      TGIF Tom, always looking forward to your encouragement.

      Reply

      • Tom

        May 29, 2019 at 4:17 pm

        I agree completely. Tom

        Reply

  2. Heather

    May 29, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Loved the Reagan clips. Glad the NO meds are working for you.

    Reply

  3. Marilyn

    May 29, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    thanks-TGIF

    Marilyn

    Reply

  4. Lois

    May 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I’m presently with my daughter, who is a nurse. She was appalled at your statement “it was herbal so overdosing on this is highly unlikely.” She reminded me that hemlock is an herb. Medical professionals aren’t fans of herbal supplements, principally because they are unregulated. Be careful!
    Lois

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    • Raoul

      May 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      I can see why she’s skeptical. My doctor was too. But, as I said, he too
      said I should continue doing this because the fact remains that my blood
      pressure is still down. Personally, I am skeptical about the Western Med
      profession. Maybe I’m a conspiracy theorist but I’ve seen problems …
      more likely … abuses in the system. Even my client who is a
      compounding pharmacist told me that they know more about meds than
      doctors. They understand how they work. Doctors follow what pharmacists
      and scientists say.

      Anyway, I explained in the beginning I was no expert. I just think for
      $9 for 3 months, that’s so little to risk for a whole lot of good.

      She does have a good point about it not being regulated.

      Reply

      • Lois

        May 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm

        I’m glad you found something that works for you. The point I was trying to make was that it is possible to OD on herbal supplements. Just because they’re herbal doesn’t mean that they can’t harm you. You seem to believe that since it’s just $9, why not. Price isn’t the issue. Safety is. In this case, you obviously found an herb that isn’t harming you and, in fact, is working well for you. The take-away, though, is that we shouldn’t make a blanket statement that because it’s herbal, it’s safe. Remember, there are no rules and regulations for herbals.

        I agree that pharmacists are the knowledgable ones when it comes to meds. When I have questions about meds, I always ask my grandson, who is a pharmaceutical doctor. When he gives me advice, though, he always suggests I check with my doctor.

        Lois

        Reply

  5. John

    May 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Like comment about Faith Raoul! 🙂

    Reply

  6. Rick

    May 29, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Bro,
    Thanks for the TGIF and for selecting my entry. “Just Fred” was good.
    Have a good week,
    Rick

    Reply

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