I need to start a new diet - any ideas?
4 Posts Last Activity 14/02/2019
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Has anyone got any useful diet tips I want to lose weight quickly, too much Christmas pud!!!
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Veganism - have you tried it?
3 Posts Last Activity 22/10/2018
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I have just begun a vegan diet and at a young 73 some friends say I am too old to change. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has made this transition and how they feel
Water benefits
20 Posts Last Activity 14/06/2019
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During researching a diet for my old age (to reduce the likelihood of heart problems as I head towards oblivion) I came across the idea of drinking a litre of water first thing upon waking from nights sleep. Apart from that I am trying to replace coffee and tea with water and often drink a glass during my meals. And never drink high sugar drinks. Anyone have a view as to the benefits?
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Avoiding diabetes or just healthy eating?
7 Posts Last Activity 13/09/2017
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In the last few months, a number of my 60+ friends have been diagnosed as suffering from or approaching diabetes. Living out here in SW France, we consider we generally have a mediterranean diet (high fish, vegetable, pulse, nut diet) but the big attraction is the delicious wine produced all around us. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that we are meeting with Robin Ellis - the original Poldark - who has now added the new professions of cook and author on the topic of Pre-diabetic cookery. Preparing for this event, I've invested in two of his books: Healthy Eating for life and Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics. Without doubt, the books are a great way to get motivated to review our menus!
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Veganism - what are your views?
46 Posts Last Activity 02/06/2019
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I have been vegan for 22 yrs my reasons are :- 1 I dislike of how animals are treated and killed. 2 Concern for the Environment 3 Concern for the hungry 4 My health What are your opinions about vegans and veganism?
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Genetically Modified and the rise in illness
1 Posts Last Activity 17/12/2016
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After the huge furore about keeping Genetically Modified (GM) food out of Britain, are you quite confidant you are consuming homegrown healthy food? Is the rise in Alzheimers, Autism Ccancers, Gluten disorders etc; have a link to consuming poisonous food? GMO's have been introduced under the radar for some time now. "Large quantities of GM soya and maize are imported into Europe, including Britain, as animal feed. Meat and dairy products fed on GM animal feed are not labelled as GM-fed in British supermarkets. The EU has also decided to allow GM feed to include trace levels of crops which have no safety approval in Europe (i.e. are unauthorised GM crops). Campaign group GM Freeze has published a list of where to buy non-GM-fed meat, milk and eggs. Waitrose continues to require non-GM feed for poultry, eggs and lamb. In April 2013, Tesco, the Co-Op and Marks and Spencer announced they will no longer require poultry to be fed on GM-free feed, following similar decisions by Morrisons (March 2012) and Asda (September 2010). Sainsbury is keeping some product lines fed on non-GM soya, but is dropping others. There is a danger that suppliers will no longer segregate GM and non-GM soya in shipments to Britain if the major retailers do not demand it and easily available sources of non-GM meat and dairy products will be lost. However, organic and pasture-fed meat and dairy products will remain GM-free fed." In 2012, the GM industry met with ministers to promote the return of GM crops to Britain. In late 2012, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and Prime Minister David Cameron began to make public statements in support of GM crops and in 2014, Paterson worked with industry to develop an EU proposal to allow GM crops to be fast-tracked into Britain. The aim of the "opt out" proposal is to fast track GM crops into pro-GM countries whilst allowing other EU countries to opt out. Details are still being negotiated in the EU. Some symptoms experienced by consuming GMO's Multiple Toxins From GMOs Detected In Maternal and Fetal Blood. DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors Glyphosate Induces Human Breast Cancer Cells Growth via Estrogen Receptors Glyphosate Linked To Birth Defects Study Links Glyphosate To Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Chronically Ill Humans Have Higher Glyphosate Levels Than Healthy Humans Studies Link GMO Animal Feed to Severe Stomach Inflammation and Enlarged Uteri in Pigs GMO risk assessment is based on very little scientific evidence in the sense that the testing methods recommended are not adequate to ensure safety. What is our Government doing????
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Alcohol dependency
42 Posts Last Activity 12/02/2019
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My husband and I are in our late 60's. He drinks a bottle of wine every night. I am worried about the consequences of this. He becomes extremely angry if say anything about it, however I approach the subject. I have tried everything even AA. We have no family . I am at my wits end and it is making me unwell .. I would like to talk to about it ...
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Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
8 Posts Last Activity 28/12/2016
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Have you brought up your family to believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? What is your favorite food to eat in the morning for breakfast?
Organic Milk
3 Posts Last Activity 24/08/2017
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I have very mixed views about buying organic produce. Part of me wonders if there is any benefit in buying random Organic products. Recently I have started buying Organic milk as I was told organic cattle are not supplemented with growth hormones, which I find psychologically more acceptable. What organic produce do you buy and why?