I haven't tested my CP for a long time. I tested it just now and I got 40 seconds without forcing it, meaning I didn't have to exhale and inhale abnormally after testing. Surprised I was able to go this high. As 25 would be an honest CP value the last time I did it.I am glad to hear that you have made good progress with your blood pressure. It seems like dedication and persistence gradually pay off, though it may take so much longer and be way more complicated than we initially thought. Hope that you have full success with it soon.
It has taken me such a long time to even be able to identify some major underlying health problems. And then even longer to figure out what works. I have had a major parasite problem that did not show up on multiple lab tests at different labs, even when I sent very obvious visual evidence. The medical system in the US is really messed up and hard to get prescriptions for what one needs. I have made long slow process in healing this, but am still in the thick of it. Hopefully healing it more fully will make a big difference with breathing and CO2 retention.
So has your control pause increased a lot due to fixing your sugar metabolism and acid-base balance? Do you have a reasonably good control pause now?
You are right to connect CP to health, as I believe it's a good gauge as it is connected to good sugar metabolism, and there to metabolic health, with it being the lynch pin of overall health as we are energy beings, and overall health is dependent on our ability to produce energy, with surplus being used to develop ourselves.
As you resolve each issue you have, you're removing an energy sink. With each sink removed, your energy will go in the direction of surplus.
Aside from CP, I find the 5hr Oral glucose tolerance test to be another good gauge. They are DIY as well.