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October 22, 2015

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Put your your hand “Up” if your fed up with experts on your diet/food

October 22, 2015

It is a well established clinical fact that the average Mediterranean diet, rich in olive oils, tomatos, salad stuffs et al is "heart healthier" than the average UK diet. Southern Mediterranean people in particular tend to have lower levels of heart disease than we do, I believe their diet, the sun, their lifestyle all play a role in their resistance to cardiac diseases per se. BUT; I do agree the advice we receive from the so called Public Health experts is confusing, unreliable, constantly changing and almost useless. A healthy balanced diet coupled to moderate exercise works for us. We have sin days where we eat  what we fancy without thinking about it's nutritional, calorific or health values but my dear departed old grandma's edict of everything in moderation is no bad yardstick to live by. Jamie Oliver's latest shout for a Govt imposed "sugar tax" is just another celeb "jump on the bandwagon" attempt to my mind. Only last year trans fats and dairy produce were the killers. Now dairy produce is ok and sugars are worse than fats. We NEED some fats in our diets, we NEED some sugars whether that be from fructose or whatever, we NEED some Protein, some carbohydrates et al we DON'T  need prats bombarding us with advice and edicts that change with the wind. That's what I think about it all!!

October 23, 2015

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October 23, 2015

I agree David some of the advice we have all over media is mind boggling , just watching the tv a show (US) called "Doctors" ,this time what the "best time to fill your car up " (fuel) it seems that during daylight the "hydrocarbon " coming out of your fuel tank/pump is harmful and can cause cancer , does that mean gas masks to fill your car up in daylight/sunlight , eerrrrm I don't think so . The other "Jem" was after you've gargle brush your teeth you have to brush you "tongue" to get rid of bacteria ,  haven't a clue on that one ? One thing I have noticed with the modern world is that " kids" have low resistance to everyday bugs, I know my daughter has to everything pick and span and the kids always seem to have a cough etc ,they have allergies to things we never had as we lived outside in the dirty world so our immune system protected us ...."one thing the modern generations must find is the off button on the remote"

October 24, 2015

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October 24, 2015

Here we go again guys ,The Irish Daily Mail Saturday 24th October 2015 headline on inside page a warning from the W.H.O stating eating "sausages and/or bacon" can cause cancer sorry increase the risk ,now most of the western world eat those 2 items everyday for breakfast , and remembering I lived on bacon butties during my time on Op Banner tours like most of you guys . Now not to be outdone Mitchigan University have come out with ,now don't laugh at this one ......."Cheese is as addictive as morphine"  so the pizza is now classed as an "A" class drug , and a simple cheese board God forbid , where the fuck are these people living not in the real world ..."so today's info is delivered with a straight face ,but then again " okay stop laughing !!!!!!

October 25, 2015

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October 25, 2015

Bob,I can only think of one thing they have NOT mentioned, but will leave it to others to decide what it is..... (S is NOT for sugar!!!)

October 27, 2015

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October 27, 2015

Tom yes"Sugar" great balls  of fire that product has been one the biggest problems with health problems. They're talking about taxing it when it's used processing items to eat/drink but the problem as I see it is that a lot f fruit has its own sugar and as some of the company's are the very big (Coke/peppsy) so they'll have politicians bought and paid for ,so the juries out on what will happen to sugar . Red meat causes cancer ,when you think about it all these health scares ,so if a person lives only on coco nuts and other fruit but gets the big "C" aren't the conclusion is that coconut causes it,when people get a problem it's too easy to point a finger at (say) bananas,now we know if you have a balanced diet etc you're going to have a great chance of longevity (not like the monkey who eats bananas and gets eaten by a lion)no seriously,the balanced diet and don't indulge you'll get a few miles on your journey. If we take everything these boffins tell us we'll never do/go/eat/drink anything might as well be a Manchester United supporter!!!!!

November 9, 2015

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November 9, 2015

Never took any notice of don't eat this, don't do that, don't drink this I have done this for 78 yrs have I missed out in life ,this grey stuff on my head is only camouflage so I  will carry on with me king size beef burger cheers.

November 19, 2015

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November 19, 2015

Here I am finishing my post on Apple phones listening to the radio (RTE) and there was another announcement on things/actions that will damage your health ....shite ....the latest warning is having a ly in at the weekend !!!!!! So all them Saturday and Sunday snoozes after a night in the mess are going to do nasty things to me !!!!!! Diabetes ,heart etc where are these educated idiots getting it from to make such general statements. One thing I do know reference sleep, the older I get the less I need , too much pressure on my bladder and the odd catnap ,plus I'm not running round like in days of old tiring myself out ...But a ly in now and again come on now ,l wish they'd find a cure for getting old !!!!!!!!

November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

So the latest piece of advice is as follows....now don't laugh at the end either .........vodka & ice is bad for your eye sight .....whisky& ice is bad for your liver.......brandy & ice has caused problems with your kidneys......rum & ice has a negative effect on your bladder........so guys stop taking ICE ......

December 11, 2015

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December 11, 2015

Me again with another health warning published in the Irish press ,last week we were warned that drinking coffee gave you mouth ulcers ,so it's bad for you eeeeerrrrrrrmmmmmm !!!!! But today in the Mail we have "drinking coffee will improve older people's  memory " so slowing down Getting old ,yep I think that ,coffee what !!!!!now where's that tea uuummm


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