Happy birthday to Loreen Dinwiddie, who has an awesome name and just turned 108 years young! She credits her vegan diet, which she started in 1922 with her husband, for her longevity.
Loreen, a Seventh-Day Adventist, says she draws her diet from biblical teachings: “People say to me, ‘you don’t have any aches or pains and you’re feeling great at 108, what do you do?’ Well, do what God tells you to do. It is all in the Bible.”
Girrrrrrl, I personally don’t do the religion thing, but I ain’t gonna pick a bone with you over what made you go vegan, so rock on. We’re gonna live forever!
Take that, all you “there are no long-term healthy vegans” people. IN YOUR WHIPPERSNAPPER FACES. Respect.
Low blood pressure toward the middle of a pregnancy is considered normal.
What I’ve found helpful:
• Don’t lie down during the day: be more active!
• B-vitamins for energy - pregnancy multivitamin pills (also with iron) for an extra boost.
• Eat more AND more frequently to avoid hypoglycaemia that causes dizziness/tiredness - carb-rich food and extra fruit. Stick to the healthiest options to keep energy high! Nutrient-rich calories. Avoid junk. Feed that womb-baby well! Bananas and dates and rice = staying power.
• Don’t worry too much. For most people, blood pressure goes back to normal by the end of pregnancy.
• People advise pregnant women to “take it easy” too often, which promotes being lazy and lethargic: fitness is useful for making childbirth and recovery easier!
High blood pressure is an increasingly common problem during pregnancy, like gestational diabetes, and considerably more problematic. My reading generally suggests solutions like more exercise, less dietary fat for better metabolism function (particularly heated/cooked fats), and more vegan wholefoods: fruit and veg mainly. Same old, same old. Check out PCRM material for that stuff: Dr Neal Bernard is your new best friend!