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Offline SteveH

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« Reply #105 on: May 06, 2022, 10:37:51 AM »
Thank you to both Steve and Hugo. I was lucky to have found it early and the procedures were relatively minor.

Very good to hear..........................  $good$

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« Reply #106 on: May 06, 2022, 11:41:51 AM »
Hi Helig---- Pleased to hear things are improving.

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« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2022, 02:24:25 PM »
Another You Tube video from Dr John Campbell, extolling the advantages of Vitamin D reduces autoimmune disease.

"Vitamin D regulates a wide array of genes involved in inflammation and immunity,
 
inconsistently associated with reduced risk of several autoimmune diseases in observational studies

Active form of vitamin D regulates genes, inflammation, acquired and innate immune responses"

short video.......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ASN8VXuL8

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« Reply #108 on: June 08, 2022, 01:50:05 PM »
Experts warn Brits could be hit by ?super pollen? and 'thunder fever' ahead of tropical storm
?Predicted thunderstorms won?t give respite, as instead, they can cause a phenomenon known as ?thunder fever??

Hayfever sufferers could be in for a week of hell as thunderstorms bring about a surge of ?super pollen?. The unusual weather conditions are set to trigger ?thunder fever? for millions of people.

Pollen counts across the UK are to rise to ?very high? this week, ahead of the ex-Tropica storm from Florida, Storm Alex. The volatile weather, soaring temperatures and sky-high pollen counts will unleash a potent cocktail upon millions of hay fever sufferers.

Airborne allergens expert Max Wiseberg told the Daily Star: ?With this fine weather thunderstorms are also predicted, and they can bring problems for hay fever sufferers. Very high pollen counts are predicted across many parts of England from Thursday onwards causing havoc for the millions of hay-fever sufferers in the UK.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/experts-warn-brits-could-hit-24171369

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« Reply #109 on: June 08, 2022, 08:25:41 PM »
From Nature, today:

More than 120 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, a rare viral disease seldom detected outside Africa, have been reported in at least 11 non-African countries in the past week. The emergence of the virus in separate populations around the world, in locations where it doesn?t usually appear has alarmed scientists ? and sent them racing for answers.

?It?s eye-opening to see this kind of spread,? says Anne Rimoin, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than a decade.

Smallpox and other viruses plagued humans much earlier than suspected

The virus is called monkeypox because researchers first detected it in laboratory monkeys in 1958, but it is thought to transmit to people from wild animals such as rodents or from other infected people. In an average year, a few thousand cases occur in Africa, typically in the western and central parts of the continent. But cases outside Africa have previously been limited to a handful that were associated with travel to Africa or with the importation of infected animals. The number of cases detected outside of Africa in the past week alone ? which is almost certain to increase ? has already surpassed the total number detected outside the continent since 1970, when the virus was first found to cause disease in humans. This rapid spread is what has scientists on high alert.

But monkeypox is no SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, says Jay Hooper, a virologist at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, Maryland. It doesn?t transmit from person to person as readily, and because it is related to the smallpox virus, there are already treatments and vaccines on hand for curbing its spread. So although scientists are concerned ? because any new viral behaviour is worrying ? they are not panicked.

Unlike SARS-CoV-2, which spreads through tiny air-borne droplets called aerosols, monkeypox is thought to spread from close contact with bodily fluids, such as saliva from coughing. That means a person with monkeypox is likely to infect far fewer close contacts than someone with SARS-CoV-2, Hooper says. Both viruses can cause flu-like symptoms, but monkeypox also triggers enlarged lymph nodes and, eventually, distinctive fluid-filled lesions on the face, hands and feet. Most people recover from monkeypox in a few weeks without treatment.
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« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2022, 11:24:32 AM »
I thought I would have a quick look at this video, but ended up watching it all....................

From the Zoe study group............ "Can bread be healthy?" With Vanessa Kimbell and Tim Spector

Modern industrial processes designed to reduce the time and cost of baking mean today?s bread would be unrecognizable to our ancestors. 

Today?s bread tastes good but has lost most of its nutritional content. With most of its fiber gone, and no time for bacteria to work its fermenting magic, bread has become a simple starch, rapidly turned into sugar in our blood and offering little to support our gut bacteria. For this reason, bread is increasingly demonized as an evil carb.

In today?s episode, Jonathan speaks to two authorities on the subject to ask: Can bread can ever be healthy?

Vanessa Kimbell is an author, founder of the sourdough school, and a specialist in bread nutrition and digestibility.
Professor Tim Spector is a co-founder at ZOE and one of the top 100 most cited scientists in the world.

If you want to uncover the right foods for your body, head to joinzoe.com/podcast and get 10% off your personalized nutrition program.

Video...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PGyv3nDv9o