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kxk

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Do not forget Dr Mosley every monday night.
Great reports on medical breakthroughs and myths.
Stuff on arthritis tonight

Oh funny old movies, country bumpkin family with they forget how many kids, we loved any old movies about big families, Cheaper by the dozen is another old classic.
 

Columbo

Somehow I Still Believe
Do not forget Dr Mosley every monday night.
Great reports on medical breakthroughs and myths.
Stuff on arthritis tonight

Oh funny old movies, country bumpkin family with they forget how many kids, we loved any old movies about big families, Cheaper by the dozen is another old classic.

Ah ok.

Trying to think of other old movies with big families.
 

kxk

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Do you get this....shaving????

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You see it a lot, gross it is caused by bacteria - ie dirty razors etc
I always wondered how that happened to people, it looks like angry goose bumps
 

Columbo

Somehow I Still Believe
Do you get this....shaving????

db874ba94ae0be782d5ce0a332507cee


You see it a lot, gross it is caused by bacteria - ie dirty razors etc
I always wondered how that happened to people, it looks like angry goose bumps

i have skin like that. with the goosebumps. but it isn't to do with shaving for me.
 

kxk

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Medical research presented last night....

Eat purple food, cabbage, sweet potato, beetroot, currants - for heart health, blood flow, and something else I forgot.
3 veg now add 4th.

Dancing is the best exercise you can do to stay young, it involves everything good for you.
IE socialising, balanced exercise, new skills, aerobic activity. It is good for your whole body without being too stressful to joints etc, and engages your brain & mood.

If you can write, with complex sentence structures & imaginative language, if you can tell a story - you are very unlikely to get Alzheimers.
As opposed to people that use basic language skills, they tend to use lists and brevity, with a paucity of style and vocabulary = candidates for losing brain cells.
 

Columbo

Somehow I Still Believe
Medical research presented last night....

Eat purple food, cabbage, sweet potato, beetroot, currants - for heart health, blood flow, and something else I forgot.
3 veg now add 4th.

Dancing is the best exercise you can do to stay young, it involves everything good for you.
IE socialising, balanced exercise, new skills, aerobic activity. It is good for your whole body without being too stressful to joints etc, and engages your brain & mood.

If you can write, with complex sentence structures & imaginative language, if you can tell a story - you are very unlikely to get Alzheimers.
As opposed to people that use basic language skills, they tend to use lists and brevity, with a paucity of style and vocabulary = candidates for losing brain cells.

Dancing sounds like a good idea.

Interesting about Alzheimers. Good news for me.
 
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kxk

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The idea that Alzheimer's is a form of diabetic disease -gaining momentum

The idea that Alzheimer's is a form of diabetic disease has been gaining currency in medical circles for almost ten years. The accumulated evidence is now so strong that many specialists are now comfortable referring to Alzheimer's as type 3 diabetes.

This shouldn't come as a surprise. Insulin doesn't merely signal the body's somatic cells to take up glucose; it also governs the brain's uptake of glucose. And glucose is what powers the brain. It's the brain's primary energy molecule.

We've known for some time that the brain itself makes a certain amount of insulin, and various parts of the brain are rich in insulin receptors. It's also well established that cognitive decline is correlated with both obesity and metabolic abnormalities involving insulin. (See, for example, the Whitehall II cohort study.) The connection between mental decline and diabetes was actually observed hundreds of years ago by physician Thomas Willis. (Also, in 1935, American psychiatrist William Claire Menninger posited the existence of "psychogenic diabetes" and described a "diabetic personality.")

The smoking gun (arguably) for abnormalities in brain insulin as the precipitating factor for Alzheimer's Disease was the publication, in 2011, of the Hisayama Study. This study monitored 1017 initially disease-free patients for 15 years and found:

The age- and sex-adjusted incidence of all-cause dementia, Alzheimer disease (AD), and vascular dementia (VaD) were significantly higher in subjects with diabetes than in those with normal glucose tolerance.

Bursts of Strenuous Activity Beat Sustained Exercise
High-intensity, anaerobic exercise can be more effective at building strength and flexibility. New research also indicates it's better at preventing conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, than typical sustained activities like jogging or biking.

More demanding exercise that pushes the body to its exercise limits for shorter periods of time was once thought to be relevant only to professional athletes looking for competitive advantages at the highest levels of sport. But scientists now believe that short bursts of activity (typically thirty to sixty seconds) followed by a recovery period are more effective than continuous moderate activity at improving cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, and mechanical functions.

"A 12-week controlled study in Denmark of high-intensity interval walking for patients with Type 2 diabetes showed it helped control blood glucose levels better than continuous moderate exercise, even though the same number of calories was expended by both groups. Interval training also was more effective at enhancing the patients’ physical fitness and reducing body fat relative to lean muscle tissue."

Big Think expert Dr. Joseph Zuckerman argues that a very repetitive exercise regime, i.e., limiting your activity to only one form of exercise, is really only useful for highly competitive athletes. If you're looking for health and fitness, cross-training is essential, which includes combining sustained exercise with high-intensity activities:
The Danish study also found that high-intensity exercise helps widen the body's arteries more than moderate, sustained activity. Studies in Canada and France have found that people already suffering with conditions like pulmonary disease or a stroke actually tolerate high-intensity activity better because it does not wear as much on the body's joints.

Wider arteries also mean blood and oxygen can flow more efficiently throughout the body, and crucially, to the brain. In older generations, this can mean staving off the cognitive decline associated with old age. Precisely because of how exercise benefits the brain, geriatrician Patria Bloom calls it "the real fountain of youth."
 

kxk

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Echinacea and other immune system boosters
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Many people using echinacea when they feel a cold or flu coming on, but it is important that people with RA and other autoimmune diseases not do this. Echinacea and others immune system boosters, such as golden seal, can cause a flare in disease symptoms.
 

kxk

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ALL BOOZING IS BAD FOR BRAINS - EVEN SO CALLED MODERATE DRINKERS BRAINS SHRINK

Researchers looked at people's weekly alcohol intake from the Whitehall II study, which tracks disease and social behaviors in a group of British civil servants for 30 years. University of Oxford and University College London scientists studied how participants fared with regular brain function tests and an MRI.

What they noted was that the people who drank the most had the highest risk of hippocampal atrophy, a form of brain damage that can impact spatial navigation and can be associated with memory-loss conditions like Alzheimer's and dementia. The heavier drinkers saw a faster decline in language skills and had poorer white matter integrity, which is crucial to processing thoughts quickly.
Some studies have shown that the brains of heavier drinkers change over time, and not in a good way, but this research suggests that the brains of even moderate drinkers were changing, too. They also had a higher risk of hippocampal atrophy than those who didn't report any drinking at all.
..........................the results of these brain scans and memory tests for moderate and lighter drinkers were not what researchers expected.
"We were surprised that the light to moderate drinkers didn't seem to have that protective effect," said study co-author Dr. Anya Topiwala, a clinical lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. "These are people who are drinking at levels that many consider social drinkers, so they are not consuming a lot."
Even the heaviest of the drinkers aren't big nightly bingers. The "drank the most" group in this study consumed about 30 units of alcohol a week, with a unit considered to be 10 milliliters or 8 grams of pure alcohol. A medium glass of wine has about two units of alcohol, and so does a pint of some beers, depending on the alcohol content.

If you do the boozy math, the study's heaviest drinkers had a little more than two medium glasses of wine or two beers every night of the week.
The moderate group was drinking about 14 to 21 units of alcohol per week, or about a medium glass of wine each night, plus a little extra on the weekends.

"perhaps we should all drink a bit less,"

(the light drinking sounds like a lot to me....a LOT)
 

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Starting to get annoyed with the competitive culture in some gyms. People should mind their own business and let me burn calories. Not interested in how many lifts you can do.
 

kxk

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Getting my flu shot soon.
Had mine last week, swear by this jab
Used to get really bad flu, and pneumonia, never had either since I started getting flu vaccine, and pneumonia shot every 5 years

Oh boy, resurrected thread, forgotten I started this one thought it was yours
 

Columbo

Somehow I Still Believe
Had mine last week, swear by this jab
Used to get really bad flu, and pneumonia, never had either since I started getting flu vaccine, and pneumonia shot every 5 years

Oh boy, resurrected thread, forgotten I started this one thought it was yours

Yeah flu shot is great
 
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