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ALL WEIGHT AND HEALTH RELATED TALK ALL THE TIME 6.0

Discussion in 'Health, Sports and Fitness' started by PACKER, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. PACKER

    PACKER Las Vegas DEGENERATE! Are you?
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    Time to get back on the diet..
    69 bean soup for the next 21 days.. Also chicken, vegis, the bobs hot cereal for breakfast.

    Should be down 25 lbs in no time. The goal is to maintain the loss for the next 30 years! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Willie

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    @PACKER ,,,,, good for you......... be easy on yourself... love yourself MORE & MORE each day..... Food is a means to an end........ I think staying extra hydrated is one of the important factors..... check urine for quantity and clarity...

    Packer, I'm one happy camper.... For 3 months the mixture of kidneys, Atriel Fibrulation, and Anemia has had me miserable..... 22 days ago I started a new medication and I''m a new man and feel 40 years younger.....

    You are so intelligent,,,, use your intelligence to talk to yourself and to overcome small barriers... Your priorities are the same as mine and everyone else's priorities... to share love, joy, and laughter... to contribute in the meaningful way to society and this game of life.....

    Don't let Packer get in the way of the new and improved Packer..... Let music fill your soul...allow your son to make you glow with joy and pride,,,, let others add to your existence and you add to their existence... Love from deep inside your heart and when you get tired, love some more...

    I'm in your corner Packer and I'm rooting for you.....
     
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    So glad your new meds are working. Thanks for posting
     
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  4. Willie

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    What ever happened to this thread. I hear that it was once a strong and thriving entity...... How long has it been since that Mack truck got Willie ?

    Many have come and gone..... I remember Willie too..... I'm Willie's nephew "Billy", and Willie asked me to post this link about cucumbers.... I won't go into every tiny detail as Willie would have done, but if you scroll down in link you'll read all the great things about cucumber including weight loss...

    I had Willie's recipe today of fiber powders in a smoothie with cucumbers-celery- blueberries-strawberries-apples-and the best pears..the Ninja is still going...

    I kind of miss that Willie guy... what kind of truck finally did him in ?????? They said he went peacefully with a slice of Pizza in his hand....

    https://easyhealthysmoothie.com/benefits-cucumber-smoothies-weight-loss-health/
     
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    Everyone is still here. I do cucs in the ninja too. Happy moms day all!
     
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    Summertime,, feel like cheating, but you are not with watermelon..

    10 Health Benefits of Watermelon

    1. Boosts Immunity

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    Research from the journal Nutrition has concluded that watermelon can help the immune system stay strong and defend against cardiovascular disease — and potentially a natural cancer treatment, too — due to its effects on nitric oxide levels. (1) Studies have shown that watermelon is a rich source of citrulline, a certain type of amino acid that is metabolized to turn into arginine in the body. Arginine is an essential amino acid — meaning we must get it from food sources — and is used in the synthesis of nitric oxide, which is important for maintaining an effective immune system.

    As a prominent vitamin C food, the benefits of watermelon including helping to improve immune function, shorten the duration of sickness and improve symptoms, and help the body defend against heart disease and cancer. (2) Studies also show that the vitamin C found in watermelon is especially beneficial to individuals whose immune system has been weakened due to stress, which is one of the biggest reasons for ongoing inflammation that we commonly see in today’s modern society.

    Indeed, watermelon is a healing food because of its ability to protect the body from sickness and reboot the digestive tract, where much of the immune system is actually located.

    2. Helps Manage High Blood Pressure and Improves Heart Health
    Watermelon helps prevent both low potassium and magnesium deficiency, and these are two critical nutrients used to help remedy high blood pressure naturally. Consuming proper amounts of potassium and magnesium from a healthy diet is correlated with overall reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease mortality. (3)

    Studies published in the journal Advances in Nutrition have indicated that intaking potassium-rich foods like fruits and vegetables can positively impact blood pressure reduction in adults, which is useful in lowering the risk of stroke and heart disease. (4)

    Lypocene, a carotenoid found in abundance in watermelon, also improves cardiac function. Studies have shown that watermelon can help to reduce inflammation, relieve arterial stiffness, balance cholesterol and improve systolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension. (5)

    3. Relieves Pain and Muscle Soreness
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    Studies have shown that watermelon’s supply of the amino acid l-citrulline is effective at reducing muscle soreness. (6) One particular Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry study looked at watermelon juice as a functional drink for athletes and observed that after 24 hours of supplementing with watermelon juice, athletes experienced improved heart rates that were more beneficial for muscle recovery in addition to less overall soreness and muscle aches.

    Additionally, benefits of watermelon include providing vitamin C, which has been shown to protect cartilage and bones, be used in repairing tendons and ligaments, and help speed wound healing and scar tissue. (7) Obtaining proper amounts of potassium and magnesium from whole food sources is also important for muscle recovery and reduced pain. Potassium assists in the prevention of muscle cramping following exercise and helps you to heal from injury more quickly. Instead of having a high-sugar energy drinks that has synthetic vitamins and minerals, try having watermelon juice instead.

    4. Prevents Kidney Stones
    Studies have shown that potassium found in fruits and vegetables like watermelon is very helpful in cleaning toxins and washing out waste from the blood, helping to prevent kidney stones. (8) When the blood is contaminated with too many toxins, deposition builds up in the vulnerable kidneys. This can lead to a high concentration of uric acid in the blood and can potentially cause kidney stones, gout and other painful conditions.

    Watermelon benefits also include being a natural diuretic, meaning it helps to increase urine production that takes waste out of the body with it. While caffeinated drinks and alcohol also act as diuretics, they put stress on the kidneys to do so, while watermelon does not.

    5. Detoxifies the Body
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    Watermelon is made up of mostly water, with about 91 percent of the fruit being H2O. While it may seem counter-intuitive, eating fruits and vegetables with a high water content actually helps the body to detox and rid itself of excess water and fluids, relieving uncomfortable bloating and swelling.

    Potassium and magnesium are also important for detoxification. Potassium acts as an electrolyte and promotes circulatory health, helps to manage blow flow and hydration levels within the body, and allows oxygen to reach your cells. At the same time, potassium facilitates in balancing water retention in the gut and keeping you from becoming dehydrated. Filled with water and easy on digestion, it can work as a natural cure for diarrhea, another one of the benefits of watermelon.

    Watermelon is also considered an alkaline food, meaning it helps to bring the pH level (key to good health) of the body back to its natural level. It’s believed that disease has a much harder time developing in an alkaline environment inside the body, compared to a more acidic one. Eating many alkaline-forming foods can protect your body from disease by decreasing inflammation.



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    6. Can Help Fight Cancer
    The carotenoid phytonutrient lycopene that is present in watermelon has been linked to fighting breast and prostate cancer. Research has shown that lycopene plays a part in keeping cell membranes strong so they can protect themselves from toxins that can potentially cause cell death or mutation.

    Watermelon is also a great supplier of antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin A, both of which help to fight free radical damage and stop DNA from harmfully mutating, leading to the formation of cancerous tumors. Studies have shown that high doses of vitamin C can enhance the cancer-fighting effect of certain drugs used in chemotherapy and that it it’s able to target only the harmful cells that are in need of these nutrients, unlike other drugs that usually kill healthy cell,s too.

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    7. Protects Skin Health
    Studies have shown that watermelon is one of the high antioxidant foods — with plenty of vitamin C and vitamin A — and both play an important part in maintaining the health of skin, especially as someone ages. Antioxidants like these protect skin from damaging free radicals that are produced when skin is exposed to harmful ultraviolet light or allowed to age naturally.

    Researchers have concluded that vitamin C foods like watermelon can help promote collagen synthesis, offer protection from ultraviolet A and B light damage, lighten skin hyperpigmentation, and improve inflammation that is visible within the skin (9) And benefits of watermelon including providing a healthy supply of vitamin A that’s helpful for wound healing and skin re-growth. Vitamin A is needed to support the formation of epithelial (skin) cells and is a powerful aid in fighting skin cancer.

    Additionally, watermelon provides manganese, which has been shown to benefit the health and appearance of your skin by contributing to the production of collagen, an important structural component in skin’s elasticity. Manganese also acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, reducing swelling and infection in the skin.

    8. Boosts Eye Health
    Important nutrients that play a role in protecting eye health — including beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin — are also housed in this giant fruit and sit among the many benefits of watermelon. Studies have shown that a serious vitamin A deficiency, for example, can lead to macular degeneration or a thickening of the cornea and eventually even to blindness.

    Watermelon is a great supplier of beta carotene, the form of vitamin A found in plants, which plays a role in preventing macular degeneration, the leading cause of age-related blindness.

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    9. Can Help with Weight Loss
    Should you stop eating watermelon if you want to lose weight? Well, no! Watermelon is very low in calories due to its high water content, yet offers important nutrients. At only 46 calories per cup, watermelon makes a great healthy snack idea or addition to a healthy smoothie.

    If you are exercising to help with weight loss, watermelon can also help your performance and recovery time. It’s also great for those who are physically active since it’s a good source of potassium and magnesium, key benefits of watermelon. Potassium is considered a vasodilator because it releases the tension of blood vessels and helps increase blood flow. This allows for quicker muscle recovery and reduced stress on the body as you build muscle, strength and endurance.

    Research has shown that consuming vitamin C can improve oxygen intake during exercises and is important in maintaining proper function of your lungs and airways.

    10. Helps Relieve Acid Reflux
    All types of melon verities are usually effective as an acid reflux natural cure. Melons are a part of the GAPS Diet, designed to help heal digestive diseases and reduce inflammation. Melon helps to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and regulate pH levels, while also lessening inflammation and acid production throughout the body.

    Watermelon Nutrition
    Each one-cup serving of watermelon provides (in recommended daily allowances):

    • 46 calories
    • 0 grams of fat or protein


    link,,
    https://draxe.com/benefits-of-watermelon/
     
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    @PACKER and all with cholesterol concerns... The plaque becomes a concern for us when the plaque hardens... "INFLAMMATION" is what makes plaque harden.... Packer read over the above link in the above reply above this one,,,, as it greatly reduces inflammation.. The GAPS diet...
     
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    Bad Kidney pain last few days.... After research it is either a tumor or kidney stones.... pain is unbelievable, but I'll try to fix it on my own... too many Doctor visits and surgeries already this year..

    anyone ever had kidney stones? how did you cure them?
     
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    You don't cure them. You have to pass them and many times they need to be crushed (by surgical,laser type) procedure.
     
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    Thanks,,,,,, i'm hoping they pass..... the pain is just too much.. If I lay down and be still it is OK, but once I move the intense pain returns... I hate dealing with medical concerns. Emotionally it is tough and financially as well... Even with good health insurance, the co-pays add up...

    I've increased the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.in hopes of dissolving the stones with the citric acid .... Life just seems to have roadblocks way too often.. Everything seemed so much easier when I was married.. I loved being married...
    Thanks Curlyd...
     
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    IF and only IF its kidney stones you have to get them zapped. I did. You must go in. Just my opinion.. Let us know..
     
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    @Willie some kidney stones can be passed. If they are too large they can obstruct and block the ureters and cause infection and sepsis. There are medications a doctor can prescribe that dilate the ureters and help stones pass. Still some people need lithotripsy and other procedures. Take care of yourself.
     
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    Thanks Val...... I went to my PCP and got some Hydrocodone 10/325.. good stuff... if it doesn't pass, the stone, I'll have to go the medical option... I hate medical stuff as it is such a big business...
     
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    How are you doing today @Willie?
     
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    I'm OK,, thank you for asking @Curlyd... The hydrocodone is helping with the pain..... I have my quarterly kidney surgery in July. Hopefully the stone or stones would have passed by then, if not I'll tell the urologoligist who is also the surgeon. Every 3 to 4 months I have kidney surgery where they put stents in my kidneys and clean around the kidneys too... They have to put 2 stents in each kidney because of my height and I pray that they hold and don't move between the surgeries..

    The surgeries are done all with tubes and cameras through my bodily openings.. Digital Robotic surgery... Pretty high tech stuff... Even with medical insurance, the surgeries cost $550 my co-pay.... That sucks....

    I also have a cancerous growth on the back of my neck.. I say just leave it, but the say they can't just leave it.... In July they will remove that.. with a different doctor... People don't realize that surgeries and co-pays for specialist office visits add up/..... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I m also moving into a new apartment in August... I have no strength with Anemia and A-Fib to allow me to pack much and I have a lot of stuff to move...

    One day I'm going to have to stop the medical in order to have some form of quality of life... I don't want to have medical care and be broke financially...That is not emotional quality of life.. A choice may be needed...

    Thanks for caring Curly.... best wishes to you...
     
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    Take care.
     
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    Willie sorry to hear about the stones hope they get them no problems.
    sorry just been so busy with work and life lately to check in too often still still doing good with weight. Actually down to around 170-172 with no struggles at all think I found my normal weight.
     
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    Stones suck!
    Question, I've been taking the wild-caught elite omega-3 which is a 1600 mg capsule. in that capsule there is 800 mg of EPA and 600 mg of DHA.

    "they" day to take a combined 3000mg a day of the dha and epa.. That would be about 2 1/4 pills a day so 2...
    For the last couple years i Jane been taking 2 at noon and 2 at bedtime or 5600 mg of dha and epa a day.. Almost double the "recommended" dose.. Feel fine no side effects at all I'm aware of.
    What specific test should i have done to see if I'm taking too much? I know too much thins the blood. Is there a blood test for that? Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    What i do know is this stuff is absolutely fantastic for us all. Good for inflammation, your heart, blood pressure and a multitude of other things.

    Peace and have a good memorial day weekend..[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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