• I’ve been eating loads of πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰Nat, sooooo refreshing!

    That Magicool been soooo essential these last two days. Tomoz hitting 36 some places πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“!

    Loose attire or no attire πŸ˜‚is absolute key πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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  • I’ve been eating loads of πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰Nat, sooooo refreshing!

    That Magicool been soooo essential these last two days. Tomoz hitting 36 some places πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“!

    Loose attire or no attire πŸ˜‚is absolute key πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • My fav is point number 5...
    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2018...-in-a-heatwave


    Have you ever had frozen watermelon @Bev? Absolute dream in this weather!
    (and frozen grapes, but they're less hydrating)
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  • My fav is point number 5...
    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/2018...-in-a-heatwave


    Have you ever had frozen watermelon @Bev? Absolute dream in this weather!
    (and frozen grapes, but they're less hydrating)
  • That’s interesting read Nat πŸ‘πŸ‘

    No, tend not to freeze any fruit really, as hurts the gnashers 😬πŸ’₯hee hee, sound like an old fart, but been buying the πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰fans, and they’re sooooo refreshing πŸ‘πŸ‘. Also raspberries and lots of salads. Have to get it all out the fridge well in advance tho so it’s not too cold πŸ˜‚πŸ‘.

    Yesterday was challenging, heard sooooo many people worked from home naked πŸ™€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚. Would have been perfect if had sea or β›²οΈβ›²οΈβ›²οΈπŸwater fountains, but without either it was πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“.

    Today relatively cooler, comfortable for chores and clothes, but still quite humid.
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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  • That’s interesting read Nat πŸ‘πŸ‘

    No, tend not to freeze any fruit really, as hurts the gnashers 😬πŸ’₯hee hee, sound like an old fart, but been buying the πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰fans, and they’re sooooo refreshing πŸ‘πŸ‘. Also raspberries and lots of salads. Have to get it all out the fridge well in advance tho so it’s not too cold πŸ˜‚πŸ‘.

    Yesterday was challenging, heard sooooo many people worked from home naked πŸ™€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚. Would have been perfect if had sea or β›²οΈβ›²οΈβ›²οΈπŸwater fountains, but without either it was πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“.

    Today relatively cooler, comfortable for chores and clothes, but still quite humid.
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I drink hot toddies. Black coffee sweetened with honey and fortified with rum. I'm not 100% certain it helps, I just don't care.

    As ano domini wreaks its inevitable toll I find it's my joints that are giving the most problems. My right knee, from kick-starting motorbikes 40-odd years ago; my back has a couple of fused vertebrae from an old work accident; and my shoulders pain me, for reasons unknown. I have a physio appointment for them tomorrow. Other than that I'm in reasonable shape for a sexuagenarian.
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  • Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I drink hot toddies. Black coffee sweetened with honey and fortified with rum. I'm not 100% certain it helps, I just don't care.

    As ano domini wreaks its inevitable toll I find it's my joints that are giving the most problems. My right knee, from kick-starting motorbikes 40-odd years ago; my back has a couple of fused vertebrae from an old work accident; and my shoulders pain me, for reasons unknown. I have a physio appointment for them tomorrow. Other than that I'm in reasonable shape for a sexuagenarian.
  • Hot πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹are also great for warding off colds, fresh juice squeezed into a mug then boiled water. Can add 🍯if you wish.

    Sounds like you’re doing just fine Oaky πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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  • Hot πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹are also great for warding off colds, fresh juice squeezed into a mug then boiled water. Can add 🍯if you wish.

    Sounds like you’re doing just fine Oaky πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • Quote Originally Posted by Oakbank View Post
    Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I drink hot toddies. Black coffee sweetened with honey and fortified with rum. I'm not 100% certain it helps, I just don't care.
    I think I'd drink that anyway, sounds great
    ​
    @Bev I always always do hot lemon with honey, and if I have a blocked nose I also add some ginger
    Last edited by Nataly; 31-07-19 at 11:44. Reason: formatting
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  • Quote Originally Posted by Oakbank View Post
    Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I drink hot toddies. Black coffee sweetened with honey and fortified with rum. I'm not 100% certain it helps, I just don't care.
    I think I'd drink that anyway, sounds great
    ​
    @Bev I always always do hot lemon with honey, and if I have a blocked nose I also add some ginger
  • Quote Originally Posted by Nataly View Post
    ​
    @Bev I always always do hot lemon with honey, and if I have a blocked nose I also add some ginger
    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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  • Quote Originally Posted by Nataly View Post
    ​
    @Bev I always always do hot lemon with honey, and if I have a blocked nose I also add some ginger
    I like ginger. Must try that next time I think I have a cold coming o - o - on. ATISHOO!

    Right. Kettle on.
  • 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!
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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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!
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • Quote Originally Posted by Bev View Post
    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!
    how did you discover that? That's so interesting (but annoying)... like you said, would be nice if that could actually be explained

    I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for getting good levels of Vit. B, without just taking supplements?
    Apparently eggs and milk are quite good.
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  • Quote Originally Posted by Bev View Post
    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!
    how did you discover that? That's so interesting (but annoying)... like you said, would be nice if that could actually be explained

    I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for getting good levels of Vit. B, without just taking supplements?
    Apparently eggs and milk are quite good.
  • Marmite? (other yeast extracts are available)
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  • Marmite? (other yeast extracts are available)
  • 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™€
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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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™€
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • Thanks @woz and @Bev ... unfortunately I cannot stand marmite! I'm a hater

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

    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
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  • Thanks @woz and @Bev ... unfortunately I cannot stand marmite! I'm a hater

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

    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).
    Community Manager - Pure Planet

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  • 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).
    Community Manager - Pure Planet

  • 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‘
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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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‘
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • Quote Originally Posted by Bev View Post
    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
    Community Manager - Pure Planet

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  • Quote Originally Posted by Bev View Post
    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
    Community Manager - Pure Planet

  • Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    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‘
    Last edited by Bev; 22-08-19 at 13:32. Reason: Farting fish
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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  • Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    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‘
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • ​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.
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
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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.
    Peace is always beautiful.

    WALT WHITMAN
  • 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‘

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    Peace is always beautiful.

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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‘

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    Peace is always beautiful.

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