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Health & Diet



   MeiDei  Some of us like poppy seeds (salad dressing, bagels, jelly roll, cakes ) but just learned ingesting them can give a [false] positive on a blood or urine drug test.
Read more here: http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/poppyseed.asp It might be wise not to indulge for a few days before having routine blood work done, just as a cautionary measure. If you don't trust Snopes see here: https://erowid.org/plants/poppy/poppy_testing.shtml
December 5 at 11:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  For what it's worth ...
Combination of Garlic and Lemon Knock Down Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

IRAN—A recent study conducted at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and published in the International Journal of Preventative Medicine found that garlic and lemon juice could reduce cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

The study included 112 participants who were split into four groups: the first group consumed both garlic and lemon, the second consumed only garlic, the third group consumed only lemon juice, and the last group did not consume either garlic or lemon (control group ).

The team found that those who consumed both garlic and lemon juice experienced the greatest improvement in heart health, which consisted on lower levels of cholesterol and blood pressure. Specifically, they found that consuming 20 grams of fresh garlic and one tablespoon of lemon juice per day showed these health benefits.

According to the researchers:
A combination of garlic and lemon juice resulted in an improvement in lipid levels and blood pressure.”

If you are interested in reducing your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, you might want to consider adding fresh garlic and lemon juice to your daily diet.
November 24 at 20:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  Spent 36 hours in the hospital getting that potassium built up the hard way. Reston Hospital in Northern VA is a good hospital (except after discharging me, the nurse went to change-of-shift meeting, and forgot to take me out. I stumbled down the hall asking for a wheel-chair, she got in trouble ). The food was good and varied, even on a diabetes diet.
November 13 at 08:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back, stay well.
November 13 at 16:59 EST .

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   Balogreene  I am trying to do two things at once. I have to increase potassium in my diet, and I just learned, after a year, i have to learn how to eat with both plates in my mouth. I cannot eat with the bottom plate in, it turns out, I have to eat things like soup, ice cream, cottage cheese. Not sure it will work, but, I will try.
October 22 at 17:33 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Foods high in potassium
Avocado
Spinach
Sweet Potato
Coconut Water
Kefir or Yogurt
White Beans
Banana
Acorn Squash
October 22 at 20:31 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Also
Dried Apricots
Mushrooms
October 22 at 20:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  prunes, milk, cashews, just about any squash are also good. I printed a list from University of Louisville, with how to count points (4,790 gms a day! )
October 23 at 11:04 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Having issues with my taste buds. Can't taste everything. Today I made a spice cake. Could taste the cream cheese frosting but not the cake. I could smell a bit of spice but others tasting the cake said it had a good strong flavor. I forgot to mention it to my doctor.
October 11 at 19:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  Maybe you burned a few buds tasting your hot pepper delights. (smile ) Is it just sweet you can taste?
October 13 at 06:36 EST .

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   BirdsNest  My taste buds are all over the place. Been like that for months. Some things I can smell but not taste. Makes eating a challenge. For about 2 weeks all I could taste was queso dip and Fritos Scoops. So thats what I ate.
October 14 at 23:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Just checked on the cake in the oven. Has over 20 min. left to cook, but the top is scorched and the cake is not done. I cannot smell the burned cake. I dont have the energy to make another one. And its late. I am steamed.
October 14 at 23:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have you had a change in meds, or a different lab for a generic prescription? I ask because my son is now having problems with spicy foods and we're playing detective + my mother experienced the no smell/limited taste as you; never found out why.
October 15 at 10:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The only medication change is Furosemide, I started that in March. But I cannot remember when the taste buds went. The past 2 years with Hagar's health problems, food was simply a source for fuel not enjoyment. I will chat with my doctor next week.
October 22 at 20:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  Found this while researching for my son; hope it helps - a sinus problem. http://www.sinuswars.com/lossoftasteands
mell.asp?gclid=CLz_7ZWw8s8CFVBZhgodv3IPs
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October 23 at 22:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  good news -
   October 5 at 16:03 EST .

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   Daisymay  I love Dark Chocolate. I always tell Hubby it a Health Food! Thanks for Posting Mei!
October 5 at 16:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Yesterday I took a hard fall. My hands were full. I was carrying clean chicken waterers. My foot caught the edge of a cage and boom! down I went. Hard on both elbows and right shoulder. Right foot was scraped on the cage that caught me. Did not break the waterers. First thought. Then I checked myself out. No bruises. Felt ok. Well this morning I found a small bruise on my leg and my right shoulder feels achy. Very lucky. Could have been worse.
September 22 at 08:56 EST .

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   Daisymay  Oh my gosh Bird! You certainly were lucky. The shoulder could have been disaster if you landed wrong on it. I fell out of the back seat of our SUV, backwards, and landed on my shoulder. Took a year before I could really move it freely without pain. I won't go into how that happened! Happy you're doing well!
September 22 at 19:09 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks, Daisymay. The soreness in the shoulder has been aggravated by weed pulling. No big deal.
September 26 at 08:55 EST .

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   Gerty  Hold on there Miss Birdie....shoulders are nothing to be taken lightly. One such fall could prove to be a "big deal" later on.

I just had total shoulder replacement surgery three months ago and wish someone had diagnosed it properly earlier on. Please see an orthopedic person and let them tell you it's no big deal.
October 2 at 21:15 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Gerty, SO glad to see you posting again.
Healing well from the shoulder surgery?
October 6 at 06:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bird, you were lucky. My sister took a fall taking the recyclable bin out. Turns out she stepped into a little hole at the base of the stairs. I talked her into going into the emergency room. She broke her right arm, and badly sprained her left. She wore a cast on one arm and a splint on the other for six weeks.
October 22 at 10:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  Fenugreek Fun Facts

Being one of the spices used by ancient Egyptians in their embalming ceremonies, prolonged ingestion of fenugreek is widely noted for its ability to change the odor of perspiration and urine to smell like maple syrup.
From Dr. Mercola article if interested in it's health benefits: http://foodfacts.mercola.com/fenugreek.html?utm_source=dnl&u
tm_medium=email&utm_content=secon&utm_campaign=20160913Z1&et
_cid=DM116580&et_rid=1663446560
September 14 at 09:59 EST .

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   Bythegates  Recently my family and friends have discovered a simple method for reversing diabetes and losing a lot of weight, while significantly increasing caloric intake and enjoyment of food. Nobody outside of my family and friends though seems to believe it or be willing to try, because it is too unbelievable. I lost 30 pounds, my dad and a couple cousins have reversed their diabetes, and one of my closest friends just lost 70 pounds. Here's a simple post that explains how:

https://medium.com/@nathancheng/the-cure-for-type-2-diabetes
-is-known-but-few-are-aware-5dd3064328b6#.h3ubp8z3p
August 26 at 02:02 EST .

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   BirdsNest  If I could reverse diabetes I would be a happy camper.
August 29 at 09:35 EST .

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   Alice  Thank you for your post, Bythegates. It looks like a regime my husband might follow! He has struggled to lose enough weight to reverse his diabetes for at least 12 years. We'll see...
August 30 at 18:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  A follow-up Alice would be helpful. Hope it works for your husband.
September 13 at 09:28 EST .

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   WAN2  The ADA errors in recommending a diet high is carbs. The fewer carbs eaten the easier Type II is to reverse.
September 26 at 09:37 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Tried posting a link to a Mercola.com article from today's email but I botched it. About medical marijuana and chronic pain.
August 24 at 07:04 EST .

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   Balogreene  I wish they'd legalize it in VA, for medicinal purposes only. My mom could use some help on the pain front. She is so riddled with arthritis, and her newest doctors are saying there is just not a lot to do for it.
October 22 at 11:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  I know someone who has a prescription for medical marijuana - it doesn't help her at all w/pain; it does, however, increase her appetite and replaced her sleeping pills - both positives for her.
October 23 at 11:53 EST .

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