Tell me guys, what could be better then coming home, sitting down with a nice cold one, and catching a bit of the game before dinner? I know, I know…not much because that’s about as good as it gets. So let me prepare you because here comes Dr Oz with some advice. As you sit there peacefully, do not be one bit surprised when the wife comes lovingly over to you with that sweet smile she used to hook you the first time you met. Then as she is smiling at you she clamps on the cuffs of pain to you upper arm. You see Dr Oz has decided that your blood pressure is important, and when that happens, you know the wife is sure to follow. Welcome to the weekly or even daily monitoring of your blood pressure thanks to Dr Oz.
You wife will slap this blood stopping device to your upper arm and eagerly await the results with fingers crossed to see the numbers below 115/75. You smile pleasantly as you see that you’ve passed her little test. Then she straps it onto the other arm. You see Dr Oz has gone and equipped your wife with some scientific medical report or such saying that it is important to compare the results between left and right arms. If there is a discrepancy, it could mean a blockage within the system and your risks could be higher.
So what does this mean to you and me? Yep, you guessed it, something being taken away. Only one of the loveliest things on the planet…salt. And as Dr Oz so eloquently points out on his show, bread is one of the biggest culprits of salt intake. Great. Those divine three sandwich weekends–gone. The extra bread sticks at dinner–BYE BYE! Bread is one of the biggest hidden salt problems we face, and increased blood pressure can be one of the most significant health concerns we deal with. Whatever.
You win this time Dr Oz. We’ll follow the wife’s suggestion and do the blood pressure and watch our salt, but I have to tell you a sandwich will occur now and then, we are men after all.
If the wife is truly gun ho, take a look at these blood pressure cuffs. My wife got me this one, Omron HEM-780 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff.
Advice of the Day:
I have found that if you take a sip of beer while the cuff is doing it’s thing, it screws up the test and she yells at me louder. FYI.