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 Message 1 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameUSAmeetsUK  (Original Message)Sent: 5/15/2007 3:31 PM



Over the last few years I've found alot of great articles that relate to my own health questions.  I've benefitted so much from the things I've found.  It occured to Robyn and I that we need a good place to share what we learn.  SOOOOOO.... here it is.. 

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 Message 2 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameUSAmeetsUKSent: 5/15/2007 3:32 PM

 Green tea, which is already known for its cardiovascular health benefits and anticarcinogenic properties, could also help ease the inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Rheumatoid arthritis inflames cells called synovial fibroblasts, which form a lining of tissue surrounding the capsule of the joints. The result is long-term joint damage and chronic pain.

Researchers cultured these cells and exposed them to epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a component of green tea. The cells were then stimulated with a protein called cytokine interleukin-1 beta or IL-1B, which is known to play a role in causing joint degradation in rheumatoid arthritis.

An earlier study had already determined that fibroblasts treated with EGCG were better able to block IL-1B's ability to produce damaging proteins and enzymes. The latest research confirms that EGCG also blocks the activity of two molecules, IL-6 and cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), which play a role in breaking down bone. EGCG also blocked the production of prostaglandin E2, which can cause joint inflammation as well.

**this is me talking now..What this means to me is that all of us  'BABY BOOMERS' can benefit alot from drinking green tea on a regular basis for a variety of reasons.

 Message 3 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nicknamefilbow666Sent: 12/27/2007 10:34 PM
I always try to drink at least one cup a day, I like the, 'Minty green magic' that Tetley make over on this side of the pond, another of my favourites is green tea with lemon, we Brits are a nation of tea drinkers  Luvverly!
Extra virgin olive oil is totally good for you, choose the Extra virgin type because it is cold pressed, also Avacado oil is cool too, they both contain Mono saturated fats which are instumental in helping regulate Cholesterol, Pistachio nuts are reputed to be good for this too although I never go near them   lol!

 Message 4 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 12/28/2007 10:18 AM
My brother Roy swears by green tea He always has some bags i n his coat pocket incase where ever he is hasnt any . Hazel always says to him "we have some, Roy!"
I like Rooiboos tea which is South African for Red Bush. I tasted it in Cape Town and now Tescos sell it!

 Message 5 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 1/15/2008 9:18 AM
 Brussels Sprouts at around 10 calories are very low in fat and sodium.
Also a good source of vitamin D and folic acid and have a specific health-promoting compounds called glucosinolates, which are believed to help prevent cancer.
As well as containing plenty of dietary fibre, wieght for weight, sprouts have three times more vitamin C than an orange.
Just 6 sprouts contain the adult daily requirement of vitamin C.

 Message 6 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 1/15/2008 9:19 AM
Scientists have discovered that chicken soup does seem to help relieve cold and flu symptoms.
It dampens down the body's inflammatory response.
It can also releive congestion and limit the time viruses are in contact with the nose lining.

 Message 7 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 1/15/2008 5:43 PM
four cubes of dark chocolate a day is good for yr blood pressure i hear.. I m trying it . Got my Bournville !

 Message 8 of 14 in Discussion 
From: SnowSent: 1/16/2008 7:22 AM
I use Porrige....It naturally helps strip the fat from your arteries..
I also use Ginko which helps your circulation......I am all for the chocolate Donno

 Message 9 of 14 in Discussion 
From: SnowSent: 1/16/2008 7:28 AM

Banana Oatmeal Mask
Bananas have fruit acids that help slough off dead skin, this facial energizes the complexion and makes your face feel great!


· 1 medium to large Banana; soft and peeled

· 1/3 to 1/2 cup oatmeal(depends on the size of the banana)


Mash the oatmeal into the soft peeled banana a little at a time. Continue until all of the oatmeal is moistened. Apply to your face evenly, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water or soft wash cloth.


 Message 10 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameTaffylerouxSent: 8/19/2008 5:12 PM
     I went looking for this thread..It seems to fall by the wayside but since my recent sideling into health awareness I've been looking hard at my life and lifestyle.  It's been hard to admit my poor habits including an adiction to sugars, white flour and otherwise processed foods that are the cornerstone of modern diets. 
     I've read recently that a full 90% of all foods in the supermarkets are processed foods.  I completely doubted that statement so I went to the store down the street and started counting.  What I discovered was an "AHA" that awakened me to the truth...I have been decieved by the food industry, and given my  trust blindly to what ever was placed before me.  I found this today and thought it appropriate when we think about how fast food has 'supersized' their meals in the name of competition;
"People used to have "eyes that were bigger than their stomachs." Now their stomachs have caught up"
     I've spent a great deal of time researching online how to find more healthy choices.  It's not going to be easy and I fully understand now why it's so difficult for people to go on and stay on diets.  We try to diet within the confines of our available modern food choices;   But  it's completely impossible to eat healthy while listening and buying into the advertised food industry. 
     Having said all that, I'm slowly finding solutions to the dilema.  Little by little I'm changing my life.  Sugar is my most difficult challenge. White flour, while convenient and works well in cooking is toxic.  I've been thinking about changing to whole wheat flour but now I'm rethinking that idea and maybe (if possible) remove wheat from my diet altogether. you think I'm taking on alot? 
     Well I've already taken some steps toward healthy eating and these days food is taken for what it can do FOR me.  Don't get me wrong, this is a process for which I will surely start and stop, fall and otherwise really blow it but .....well this past week I came down with a cold....which usually knock me to my knees but this time I was just barely aware that I had a cold.  It didnt' slow me down or make me feel like death warmed over like usual.  the only thing I can deduce from this is that my immune system is working again which fills me with joy and encouragement. 
what I'd like to do here is see if we can help each other with ideas and tips to fill our lives with healthy choices. It can only get better!

 Message 11 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameKazYetAgainSent: 8/19/2008 7:35 PM
Wow Candy! I think we can all benefit from your wise words there!
I think it's a great ideaand yes I'd be willing to add two penneth - Kaz

 Message 12 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameravymavySent: 8/20/2008 11:48 AM
ditch the car Candy start walking ....hahaha
Seriously   a healthy eating plan is good,  its not the same as a diet,   can put the spring back in ur step give u the energy to do more  and we all no the more u do the less u have to diet

 Message 13 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameKazYetAgainSent: 8/20/2008 7:54 PM
Here's a good tip!
An ounce or two of red lentils will thicken soups, casseroles or gravies. I suppose you could use green or black lentils but I find that the red ones 'disolve' quicken into the mix!
Since hubby was diagnosed as diabetic I have had to find alternatives to white flour. Lentils are much healthier for you too - Kaz

 Message 14 of 14 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameDasDratsab1Sent: 8/20/2008 11:47 PM
Buy a dog ...
Walk it every day, regardless of the weather ... for a half hour in the morning, an hour at least each evening.
Dry it and clean it's paws after these walks. ( British climate and advantage )
Bathe it once a week. ( highly recommended for weight loss and aerobic/vascular stimulation ).
Place Vet bills and food bills under sun visor of car, Look at these bills when stuck in traffic. Weight loss ( from anxiety ) guaranteed.
Two dogs ... free to first foolish applicant.

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