Yes, it is here again like a bad penny. Why there should be more viruses about when the weather gets colder I don't know but that is the way it seems to work.
Maybe it is being cooped up in offices, classrooms, buses and trains but the bugs just keep flying around at this time of year.
A few years ago, in this very month of November, I started a part time job in Newcastle city centre, which necessitated journeys on the Metro system alongside the sneezing, coughing & snuffling folks in the area.
A few weeks later I went down with a stinking cold and actually had to go home from work, I was that ill. Shortly after that I read about a supplement called Beta Glucan - 1,3/1,6-D, which I promptly started taking.
I can honestly say I never had another bad cold in the year or so I travelled on the Metro or after that. I still take it every winter and now stop sniffles before they get started by doubling my dose temporarily.
I tell a lot of people about Beta Glucan because it works at building your immune system, so it can fight off the bugs we come into contact with every day!
Wishing you a healthy winter!
Listening to QVC's beauty channel, in the way that men have sports on in the background, I have noticed a general acceptance that the outer 'tail' of a woman's eyebrows will disappear over time and there are many products for drawing them back in!
This could be as a result of overplucking in their youth but it also a little known symptom of under active thyroid as well as general hair loss. Symptoms of hypothyroid are many and varied and I have borrowed this list from a very helpful website called www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
"Also, some patients have some symptoms; other patients may have others. Some are more common for a majority; others are not.
Losing the 'tail' of our eyebrows can be just the tip of the iceberg but the more people who recognise this symptom the better.
Getting diagnosed is the next hurdle as doctors in both the UK and the US are trained to test and treat by the TSH test (Thyroid stimulating hormone).
If you fall within their very wide band of 'normal', between 0.4 and 4, you will get no treatment at all. If you test as beyond the magical number 4 they will give you Thyroxine or T4, which sounds fine, you have a prescription which will make you better or will it?
Thyroxine or T4 is a storage hormone not an active one. There is a supposition within the medical community that the body will automatically convert T4 to the active form T3 or triiodothyronine, but bodies don't always do what we want them to do, so many patients continue to suffer.
There are various vitamins and minerals which can help the body convert the T4 to T3 and I will cover this in my next blog.
There is currently an advert on LBC radio wisely advising the nation to cut its sugar intake. It is easy, says the helpful voiceover, just swap sweets for fruits and swap sweet fizzy drinks for 'sugar free' drinks, blithely missing the point that 'sugar free' drinks aren't remotely healthy.
But good health doesn't seem to be understood by those sharing this dangerous advice.
Good health comes from eating foods with a natural and recognisable origin, generally if it comes from a factory don't eat it.
Sugar free drinks and foods are usually sweetened by aspartame, a highly dangerous sweetener which has been inflicted on the populations of the world without a care for the damage to health it can cause.
I am attaching a YouTube video which explains it all so well, enjoy ...