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#1 arkain101

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:57 PM

Speaking of medicines. I try to blend up spinach and water every morning for its health improving benefits.

Improvements on cholesterol, blood flow, cellular health, enzyme population, folate levels, memory, bone health, heart health, aches and pains, brain activity, and so on.

Do a little research on natural health foods and when you blend them you absorb higher levels of their nutrients.

Foods may not act upon the body as quickly as some drugs, but in the long term they can cure the ailments instead of block them or postpone them.



#2 Farming guy

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:14 PM

Speaking of medicines. I try to blend up spinach and water every morning for its health improving benefits.

Improvements on cholesterol, blood flow, cellular health, enzyme population, folate levels, memory, bone health, heart health, aches and pains, brain activity, and so on.

Do a little research on natural health foods and when you blend them you absorb higher levels of their nutrients.

Foods may not act upon the body as quickly as some drugs, but in the long term they can cure the ailments instead of block them or postpone them.

My father was able to lower his cholesterol by eating oatmeal with flax seed sprinkled on it mixed with his Greek style yogurt every morning, and if he ate a lot of beans, he would have to reduce his dosage of insulin, or his blood sugar would drop too low.  

 

Also, if you are on any medications, you should be aware that some foods can interfere with the effectiveness of some medications.. 



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

My father was able to lower his cholesterol by eating oatmeal with flax seed sprinkled on it mixed with his Greek style yogurt every morning, and if he ate a lot of beans, he would have to reduce his dosage of insulin, or his blood sugar would drop too low.  

 

Also, if you are on any medications, you should be aware that some foods can interfere with the effectiveness of some medications.. 

I found this interesting. Apparently oatmeal (e.g. porridge) contains something that binds to bile acids in the gut and increases the proportion you excrete in faeces, rather than re-absorb in the lower bowel. Since bile acids are metabolic byproducts of cholesterol, produced by the liver, this alters the overall balance of intake/synthesis to excretion of cholesterol in the body. So that is how oatmeal works. 

 

Cool, huh? 


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#4 OceanBreeze

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:23 AM

Speaking of medicines. I try to blend up spinach and water every morning for its health improving benefits.

Improvements on cholesterol, blood flow, cellular health, enzyme population, folate levels, memory, bone health, heart health, aches and pains, brain activity, and so on.

Do a little research on natural health foods and when you blend them you absorb higher levels of their nutrients.

Foods may not act upon the body as quickly as some drugs, but in the long term they can cure the ailments instead of block them or postpone them.

 

 

I take that spinach and mix in some whole garlic and a few chili peppers and use that to stuff a nice big fish such as a red snapper before putting it on the grill for about 40 minutes. When that is cooked, I lay it on a bed of brown rice and wash it all down with a couple of ice-cold  light beers.

 

Does that make your mouth water? :beer-fresh: 



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:31 AM

I take that spinach and mix in some whole garlic and a few chili peppers and use that to stuff a nice big fish such as a red snapper before putting it on the grill for about 40 minutes. When that is cooked, I lay it on a bed of brown rice and wash it all down with a couple of ice-cold  light beers.

 

Does that make your mouth water? :beer-fresh: 

It would do, except for the 40 minutes. I've never heard of anyone grilling a fish longer than about 10mins each side. Doesn't it get terribly dried up? If it were baked, wrapped in foil, which is a standard method for stuffed fish, that would be a different matter.


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#6 OceanBreeze

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:49 AM

It would do, except for the 40 minutes. I've never heard of anyone grilling a fish longer than about 10mins each side. Doesn't it get terribly dried up? If it were baked, wrapped in foil, which is a standard method for stuffed fish, that would be a different matter.

 

 

You must be talking about guppies.  I am talking about a BIG fish

 

Something about this size.  only 10 minutes/side you will be eating sushi!

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:07 AM

You must be talking about guppies.  I am talking about a BIG fish

 

Something about this size.  only 10 minutes/side you will be eating sushi!

 

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I see. Quite a challenge doing that on the grill. Or by any other means, come to think of it. 

 

Who's the bearded charlatan in the background? You? :)



#8 OceanBreeze

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

I see. Quite a challenge doing that on the grill. Or by any other means, come to think of it. 

 

Who's the bearded charlatan in the background? You? :)

 

 

Can’t be. Flippen eck mate I am far more distinguished looking than that bloke.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:04 AM

My father was able to lower his cholesterol by eating oatmeal with flax seed sprinkled on it mixed with his Greek style yogurt every morning, and if he ate a lot of beans, he would have to reduce his dosage of insulin, or his blood sugar would drop too low.  

 

Also, if you are on any medications, you should be aware that some foods can interfere with the effectiveness of some medications.. 

Beans - or a lot of beans - cause a drop in blood sugar?  I did not know that but surely am glad to find it out.  You may have solved a puzzle for me.  Thanks. 



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:57 AM

Beans - or a lot of beans - cause a drop in blood sugar?  I did not know that but surely am glad to find it out.  You may have solved a puzzle for me.  Thanks. 

Here is one link :  http://www.livestron...ns-blood-sugar/   I'm sure there is more out there.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

Here is one link :  http://www.livestron...ns-blood-sugar/   I'm sure there is more out there.

Thank you.  I'll take a look.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

There is a flip side to this issue.  Some foods may make some people sick.  Some people have the obvious allergies or an intolerance to certain foods.  Last week someone brought home some freshly baked donuts, and I ate two before bed.  Huge mistake!  I woke up the next morning feeling absolutely crappy.  It took hours for me to start feeling normal.

 

If I ate like that on a regular basis, I think it could lead to irritability and depression.  Could junk food be contributing to a rise in depression among the general public?