Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Friday, February 18, 2005

BBC NEWS | Health | Food alert on cancer-causing dye: "Dr Jon Bell, chief executive of the Food Standards Agency said: 'Sudan I could contribute to an increased risk of cancer.
Because supermarkets control 80% of the nation's food basket, if there is a problem it spreads like headlice through a nursery

Joanna Blythman
'However, at the levels present the risk is likely to be very small but it is sensible to avoid eating any more. There is no risk of immediate ill-health.
'The agency is working with the industry to ensure that any remaining affected products are speedily removed. Because of the widespread use of this Worcester sauce to flavour other foods, we may find further affected products. "

Lea & Perrins OK

Cross and Blackwell bad
http://www.food.gov.uk/ website crashed and burned after BBC news

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

language barrier: "poet living in Nevada."
I rather hate doing a blog. It draws me into revealing more about myself than I'm comfortable with
Ashabot * words and images etc.: " Welcome to the Ashabot; another proud member
of the Reality-Based Community."

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Treatment of a deep injection abscess using sterile maggots in a donkey: a case report
A female donkey aged approximately 25 years old

Google Search: site:www.worldwidewounds.com LarvE treatments

The Biosurgical Research Unit - Home of LarvE sterile maggots: "Press Release: LarvE now available on prescription.
From February 20th 2004, LarvE, sterile maggots of the common greenbottle Lucilia sericata, will be available on prescription."

Maggots on prescription: "LarvE produced by the Biosurgical Research Unit (BRU) in Bridgend, South Wales is part of the Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust and has previously been used in the treatment of an estimated 20,000 patients in 1,600 centres around the UK.

During this time, many reports have been published that describe how the use of maggots have revolutionised the treatment of all manner of infected or necrotic wounds. In numerous instances it has been reported that maggot therapy has prevented the need for aggressive surgery or even amputation. It has also been shown that this treatment is effective against antibiotic resistant strains of micoorganisms such as the 'super-bug' MRSA. "

Sunday, February 13, 2005

my breakfast today:_

cottage cheese on one and a half slices of ryebead
chopped spring onionto jazz it up

vitamin pill (and prescriptions) 2 cloves of raw garlic
Twinings english breakfast tea with skimmed milk (no sweeteners)

in 3 hours my next meal

one small fruit
coffee

what are you guys eating for breakfast?

rye bread has about 7% fibre and releases the energy slowly
but these mixed grain breads have less
see http://breadnet.net/latvian.html
and make some sourdough first.

some amino acids - proteins the body cannot synthesize -
in milk are needed to digest the proteins in bread

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Shock Horror

I found an old chitty from a public weighing machine
5 November 2004 -- 180.4 kg in old money 28 stone 5 lbs

and now 11 February 2005 -- 186.2 kg or 29 stone 4 lbs

oops
and my target is 160 kg so I can use my home weighing machine from LIDL instead of the pharmacy Boots

time to tighten up my lifestyle

Friday, February 04, 2005

Google Search: Stools at the lumpy end of the scale

Bristol Stool Form Scale: This might help to put things into
perspective for you.
The Classification of stools
Stools have been classified according to seven types, on what is
called the Bristol Stool Form Scale, according to their appearance, as
seen in the toilet water, after a motion.


Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts


Type 2: Sausage-like, but lumpy.


Type 3: Like a sausage, but with cracks in the surface.


Type 4: Like a sausage or a snake, smooth and soft


Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges


Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool


Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces


Stools at the lumpy end of the scale are hard to pass and require a
lot of straining.


Stools at the loose or liquid end of the spectrum can be too easy to
pass- the need to pass them is urgent and accidents can happen. The
ideal stools are types 3 and 4, especially type 4, as they are most
likely to glide out without any fuss whatsoever. Also they are the
least likely to leave you with an annoying feeling that something is
left behind.


The Ideal Bowel Movement.


The feeling that you need to go is definite but not irresistible. Once
you sit down there is no delay. No conscious effort or straining is
needed. The stool glides out smoothly and comfortably. Afterwards
there is only a pleasant feeling of relief All of this is most likely
if the stool is type 4


Family Doctor: Understanding your bowels
British Medical Association

Google Search: Family Doctor: Understanding your bowels
all of which is OK of you eat a high fibre diet
natural plant fibre retains moisture and ensures soft stools