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@Bev I always always do hot lemon with honey, and if I have a blocked nose I also add some ginger πŸ†™


I like ginger. Must try that next time I think I have a cold coming o - o - on. ATISHOO!

Right. Kettle on.
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So, a little snippet I discovered yesterday........

Often, we’re told β€œyou’ll grow out of it” (as children), or β€œit’s just your age” when adults, but I hate not knowing why. Love to know reason.

I had such severe hayfever as a child, but all year round (allergic rhinitis), leading to endless prescriptions and sinus operations and specialists. Before being discharged the consultant just said β€œyou’ll grow out of it” and indeed by 17, I suffered a lot less.

Ive noticed lately I can’t stop sneezing 😀😀😀😀🀧🀧🀧🀧, and I’m thinking β€œOh no, it’s back with a vengeance!” but been learning that from around 45 when hormones lower, and oestrogen dwindles, so histamine INCREASES, as oestrogen works by blocking histamine! Hence any allergies you may have had as a child, all come back again to a degree, once older!

My mum is often getting bitten on ankles when walking dog in fields, yet my dad never ever gets any bites. Again, she’s back taking anti histamines that hasn’t needed since younger days!

It makes so much sense once know facts; wish professionals would explain in more detail instead of constantly just citing age!
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from around 45 when hormones lower, and oestrogen dwindles, so histamine INCREASES, as oestrogen works by blocking histamine! Hence any allergies you may have had as a child, all come back again to a degree, once older!


:eek: how did you discover that? That's so interesting (but annoying)... like you said, would be nice if that could actually be explainedπŸ˜‚

I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for getting good levels of Vit. B, without just taking supplements? πŸ˜•
Apparently eggs and milk are quite good.
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Marmite? (other yeast extracts are available)
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Hee, you know my love of Marmite, and spot on Wozeeta and I’m certain that contains all the B vitamins needed, as I rarely ever eat eggs, especially the more I try to fully go vegan. Other brands are indeed available but taste πŸ’©πŸ‘ŽπŸ˜‚

I know it’s deffo in turnips, and deffo in a lot of pulses, you know what’s coming πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚....excellent reason to give my parsnip, turnip soup a try πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Full of vitamin B with its black beans and turnip hee!


Know chick peas and edamame beans have lots vitamin B, and great for phytoestrogens πŸ‘. Also green veg, I always buy the Romaine or Cos lettuces as lovely green leaves.


Yeah, just always read a lot about diet and foods Nat. Health in general really. Ever since the diab diagnosis I’d say I’ve always had a firm interest since then really, yes. That histamine snippet just came to light bizarrely as I was reading about wounds πŸ™€
Thanks @woz and @Bev ... unfortunately I cannot stand marmite! I'm a hater πŸ˜‚

I think I'll just have to try out the soup recipe on the weekend Bev! Sounds great, thanksπŸ†’

Also did you know that strawberries and tomatoes are just as good for your vit. c intake as oranges are?
And carrots DO help you see in the dark;)
Does anyone have any preferences for fitness trackers? There's a lot of choice out there, and I've got a Fitbit on order (though not too late to cancel).
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Hey don’t you be cancelling! That’s brilliant Marc! All my friends have fitbits, and they love em πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Some have tried alternative, cheaper ones, but have ended up buying fitbits πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Hey don’t you be cancelling!

Erm, bit late @Bev
Think I had a bout of buyer's remorse....!
Using the health app on my iPhone (as I've always got my phone on me anyway) which seems to do a good job of counting my steps.
My average for 2019 so far is 10,211 steps a day! Get in 😉
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My average for 2019 so far is 10,211 steps a day! Get in ;)


I’m seriously LOL πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

​Sorry! Totally read it wrong! Thought you’d done 10211 over 2019 so far! That’s a day! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Soon you won’t even need the tracker, you’ll be doing it easyπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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​With all the controversy surrounding HRT, and today it rearing it’s head yet again re the link to breast cancer risk, what are your views?

HRT for menopause increases breast cancer risk
Researchers found menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) was responsible for around one million breast cancers in western countries.


By Lucia Binding, news reporter
Friday 30 August 2019 08:35, UK





Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer

Hormonal replacement therapy for the menopause increases the risk of breast cancer and that risk can persist for more than a decade after usage stops.
Researchers from the University of Oxford analysed data from more than 100,000 women with breast cancer from 58 epidemiological studies worldwide.


They concluded that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) was responsible for around one million breast cancers in western countries - one-twentieth of the total since 1990.
The study, published in The Lancet, also revealed that even after stopping use, the excess risk of breast cancer was found to persist for more than 10 years, with the size of the risk linked to the duration of previous use.
All types of MHT except topical vaginal oestrogens were linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.


Researchers found that the risks were greater for users of oestrogen-progestagen hormone therapy than for oestrogen-only hormone therapy.


Women typically begin MHT at around the time of the menopause, when ovarian function ceases, causing symptoms including hot flushes and discomfort.


Around 12 million women use MHT in Western countries, with approximately six million users in North America, six million in Europe, including one million in the UK.
Five years of MHT use is now common, though regulatory bodies in Europe and the USA recommend it is used for the shortest time that is needed.
Co-author Professor Valerie Beral from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, said: "Before all we knew was that the risk was increased when they used, the belief was that it went away when they stopped.
"The main finding is that we now know the long-term effects, that the risk persists for more than a decade after stopping."
Researchers also found that the risk was twice as great for women who used MHT for 10 years. However, there was little excess risk after using any form of MHT for less than a year.
Professor Stephen Evans, of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said these results should "not cause alarm among women".
He added: "But there is no doubt that they should follow the advice given by the MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the US that MHT be used for the shortest time that it is needed.
"MHT does offer real benefits for menopausal symptoms, but its use beyond one year seems to confer a steadily increasing risk of breast cancer with increasing years of use."
Dr Julie Sharp, head of health and patient information at Cancer Research UK, which funded the study, said: "HRT is an effective treatment for menopause symptoms, and we've known for some time that it raises the risk of breast cancer.
"But this study found the risk may persist for longer after stopping HRT than we previously thought, so women should think carefully about taking it."


Anyone taking it, anyone thinking of taking it, or anyone totally against it and living with the symptoms? My mum sadly developed breast cancer which they are 99% sure was caused thru HRT, but thankfully πŸ™πŸ™fought the cancer twice, making a full recovery, and now fighting fit πŸ‘πŸ‘, but it’s definitely a tricky one with soooooo much conflicting information out there, even re taking natural remedies, food supplements or tweaks to diet alone. Absolute minefield.
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Remember, a chestnut is for life, not just for Christmas! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Known fact that these little bad boys do wonders for the bad cholesterol LDL in your blood πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. They contain a property that lowers that level considerably, so a great food for healthy hearts πŸ’“πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Kombucha seems to have popped up all over the place in the shops over the last few months..

Anyone tried it?πŸ˜•

Apparently it's really good for you!
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Hey not even heard of it Nat! πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€Tell me more!
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Hey not even heard of it Nat! πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€Tell me more!


I honestly don't know much about it Bev...

Apparently, it's a fermented drink made from a 'scoby' culture - so, bacteria and yeasts.

That makes it a source of probiotics (like kefir yoghurt) that help keep your gut healthy!

I can't say I'm completely convinced, everything seems to say it has 'potential' but not proven yet. I have noticed it's suddenly in all the supermarket drinks sections though:rolleyes:
Plus it might taste gross;))
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Sooooo meant to google it last night and totally forgot πŸ˜‚(brain fog) but soooooo into kefir, so if it’s similar in taste, it’ll be a hit. I’m guessing Polish, really love that kefir stuff, and do believe it does what it says πŸ‘, after all there’s a high amount of the various bacteria in it, all listed individually, whole lot more than Actimel which I also love but is sooo expensive.

In fact, just trying the Actimel new flavour right now, which is mint, spinach, spirulina and wotnot, it’s a real winner πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘, again pricey tho
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Reached over 18000 steps today πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. Used to walk loads daily, but not this year, so really thrilled πŸ‘
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Reached over 18000 steps today πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. Used to walk loads daily, but not this year, so really thrilled πŸ‘


That's brilliant @Bev
Nice one.
Just the 11k for me yesterday. But the aim is 10k a day so that's good. 🚢
Had a great 'detox' juice today - spinach, kale, banana, orange, ginger and mint. It was deeelish😁

I recommend it!

Hoping it'll help get rid of a cold🀞
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Really smashing smoothie Nat! My kinda combination, deffo πŸ₯€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Hope your cold goes swift πŸ˜”πŸ€§πŸ˜€πŸ‘Ž
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My WW weighing / body analysis scales finally broke 😟. Well, they still work for weight alone, but go into error for the BMI, water, and bone density πŸ€”, think they’re trying to tell me something πŸ–πŸ³πŸ˜‚, so just interested if anyone can recommend a good replacement? I’ve had these about ten to fifteen years now πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘, made by Weight Watchers. I know a lot of the newer ones use Bluetooth and connect to apps etc but not into all that. My toothbrush does that but never use that side of things, but would like a set that does the BMI, Bone density etc still. Thank you
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Nataly;38746:
Kombucha seems to have popped up all over the place in the shops over the last few months..

Anyone tried it?πŸ˜•

Apparently it's really good for you!


Only today I caught up with that new BBC Easy ways to live, think it’s called something like that, with Steph wotsit and Hugh whatsisface? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Brain fog United, BUT this Kombucha stuff Nat came out sooooooooo well re helping guts, I adore my kefir but very expensive but worth it IMO. Good programme, brand new series, part two Wednesday πŸ‘πŸ‘
Hi @Bev (aka Stretch Armstrong),
I've just bought one of these Salter ones. It's been fun watching my body fat change over Christmas! 😏

Seems to work very well. BTW You can activate the extra measurments by tapping and holding your foot. Much easier than fiddling with the buttons.
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My WW weighing / body analysis scales finally broke 😟. Well, they still work for weight alone, but go into error for the BMI, water, and bone density πŸ€”, think they’re trying to tell me something πŸ–πŸ³πŸ˜‚, so just interested if anyone can recommend a good replacement?
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Hey thanks sooooooo much 25 notes πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘, really helpful. Thank you πŸ™ƒ
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Hi @Bev (aka Stretch Armstrong),
I've just bought one of these Salter ones. It's been fun watching my body fat change over Christmas! 😏
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Seems to work very well. BTW You can activate the extra measurments by tapping and holding your foot. Much easier than fiddling with the buttons.
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Oooh very fancy @25 quid πŸ˜„
How about this Withings connect one? You can tweet your daily weight to the world!

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