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Newsletter Issue: 22 — Date: 15th December 2008 — Web Site: http://www.my-blood-pressure.com

Welcome to the Christmas edition of the My Blood Pressure newsletter!

Newsflash! … it has taken two years of hard work, but the new version of My Blood Pressure (free upgrade), and our new programs, are ready. For more information and upgrade instructions, please see: http://www.my-blood-pressure.com/upgrade.html.

We are thrilled to announce the release of version 3 of My Blood Pressure software!

The new version has been used and tested by over 50 people for the past month. Thank you to everyone who has been part of the beta program and helped us to test the new version.

We are grateful to everyone who has sent us feedback over the years. We believe that this new version is more capable, and easier to use.

We are also excited to release new health charting software! Thank you to those who emailed with different ideas. Our new programs now available are; My Blood Glucose, My Weight Software, My Body Temperature, My INR, My Blood Oxygen and My Cholesterol. All the software can be charted together. For example, if you use both My Blood Pressure and My Weight Software, you can now chart your blood pressure and weight together.

For a limited time, we are offering users of My Blood Pressure a 33% discount on the purchase price of any of the new programs. For more information, please see the upgrade page.

Also in this newsletter we have a delicious cholesterol lowering muffin recipe from Geraldine in Australia. Geraldine and her husband’s cholesterol has reduced every year since she started baking these treats (and without any medication!) Thank you Geraldine for your simple and tasty muffin recipe!

We wish you and your family a very merry festive season. Happy holidays and all the best in 2009! (May it be better than the economic crisis of 2008!)

Kellie and Steve

My Blood Pressure version 3 – What our users have said!

We asked if we could include some quotes from people who have been helping to test the new version of My Blood Pressure.

“Installed perfectly – loved the new layout. Great navigation and at first pass cannot fault it.” — Rod

“I am very impressed with the latest version of the software! Very nicely laid out and the new charting looks excellent.” — Jayce

“I’m very happy with the software so far. It is done up very nicely and is a beautiful looking program! It has many nice features some of which surprised me considering the price of the program. Congratulations. … The Beta has performed flawlessly for me without so much as a hic-up!” — Laubin

“Just installed the Beta. Installed flawlessly on Win XP system. Software looks beautiful. I like how the pulse reading has been separated from the pressure readings (on charts), much better! ” — Jdacal

New Health Charting Software

Steve and I have received many requests over the years from My Blood Pressure users for software to chart other medical conditions and diseases. Thank you, they are now ready!

Self monitoring gives greater health awareness and helps to take control of your health. The more information you and your doctor have on your health the more in tune’ with your health you will be. It’s also nice to impress your doctor with the reports! :)

You can now try for 15 days free the following charting software;

  • My Blood Glucose software will chart blood glucose levels for those who are at risk of, or who have diabetes.
  • My Blood Oxygen software will chart blood oxygen levels for people using a pulse oximeter and at risk of low blood oxygen levels.
  • My Weight Software will chart weight and waist measurements for those who need to loose weight and reduce their waist circumference.
  • My Cholesterol software will chart cholesterol readings for those who need to track their HDL’s, LDL’s and triglycerides.
  • My Body Temperature software will chart body temperature for those who suffer metabolic, hormonal or thyroid conditions. Also for women wishing to fall or avoid pregnancy.
  • My INR software will record INR readings and warfarin dosage for those managing blood anticoagulation with a home INR monitoring device or laboratory results.

All our software is available for a free 15 day trial, just visit the website links and click on the “Download” button. Our price for each of these programs is US$29.95 (optionally add US$9.95 for a copy on CD). As part of the launch of our new software we would like to offer all our My Blood Pressure users a discount on the new software.

Special Offer for My Blood Pressure Users!

For a limited time only, we will be offering US$10 off the new charting software for all My Blood Pressure users. That’s a saving of 33%. Note: to receive the discount, please order the products from the My Blood Pressure upgrade page.

We would appreciate hearing your thoughts and suggestions on the new software. Please email me at kellie@my-health-software.com if you have any questions about the new charting software and any feedback. Many thanks and enjoy the new software!

Kellie and Steve



Cholesterol Lowering Oat Bran Muffin Recipe

Geraldine and Ron’s Cholesterol Lowering Oat Bran Muffins

Fellow Australian, Geraldine has sent in a recipe which she credits for lowering her and her husbands cholesterol. Thank you Geraldine for sharing your delicious recipe with us!

Geraldine has seen her cholesterol levels gradually fall – and with no medication. Her cholesterol was 6.9 mmol/l (269 mg/dl) in 2006, 5.9 mmol/l (230 mg/dl) in 2007 and 5.5 mmol/l (215 mg/dl) in 2008.

Geraldine’s tip is to get your cholesterol checked before you start including these tasty muffins in your diet and then check your cholesterol after about 3 months. Both Geraldine and I would be keen to find out how you go!

Geraldine and Ron’s Cholesterol Lowering Oat Bran Muffins

  • 750 grams of Natural Oat Bran (Lowan’s)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup dried skim milk (optional – good for calcium)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons each of ground cinnamon and ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon each of baking powder (optional) and ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric (optional)
  • 1 cup dried, pitted dates (optional)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • The WHITES only of 4 to 6 eggs (most important ingredient)
  • About 1 litre water or Buttermilk (optional) but less water required if used.

This mixture will make about 24 muffins.

Steps:

  • 1. Soak the dates in boiling water. (about 1 cup)
  • 2. Grease the muffin trays.
  • 3. Mix together all the dry ingredients.
  • 4. Separate the eggs … you will only use the egg whites in the muffins. It is the white of the egg which helps remove the fat from the body.
  • 5. Whip the egg whites until stiff (optional) and mix well into the dry mix.
  • 6. Add 1 cup of Buttermilk (optional) and the water and mix well.
  • 7. Add the soaked dates complete with water.
  • 8. Add walnuts.

Mix well and into a nice moist consistency. If the mix is too dry add more water, if it’s too moist then let it stand a short while. Place mixture into the muffin trays and then into a moderate oven at about 200 degrees C or … about 390 degrees F.

This is a very ‘forgiving’ recipe. We like them really well cooked and so leave them in the oven until they are a golden brown.

Cool on a cooling tray and enjoy. You’ll probably need to freeze some as there is no sugar to preserve them. If you find you’d like them a bit sweeter then place 1/2 cup of sultanas in with the dates and Ron likes his with shredded coconut added.

Contributed by Geraldine, Australia

About us

This newsletter is put together by a brother and sister team.

Steven Alan is 39 and is the programmer of the My Blood Pressure software. Steve was diagnosed with high blood pressure in February 2004. Steve needs to monitor his blood pressure regularly, and will probably need to do so for the rest of his life. Steve’s systolic blood pressure was over 200 at one point, but now he has his blood pressure under control, and most readings are below 120/80.

Steve is responsible for contributing news about the software as well as tips and tricks for using the software.

Kellie Helen (Steve’s sister) is 37 and a full time mother to a 8 and 6 year old. In her spare time!, she has started working with Steve on the website and newsletter. Kellie grew up in a household which had its fair share of blood pressure problems! Their father has always had high blood pressure, but somehow Steve got all the high blood pressure genes, while in her teens, Kellie used to suffer from her blood pressure being too low. Kellie worked in the medical and surgical industry before becoming a full time mum.

Kellie is responsible for scouring the net for news stories of interest to people who monitor their blood pressure, and collecting and organizing stories contributed by subscribers.

My Health Software
PO Box 1468
Rozelle 2039
Australia
Kellie: kellie@my-blood-pressure.com
Steve: steve@my-blood-pressure.com

Disclaimer: Nothing contained in this newsletter is intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your health care provider.

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