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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16860 on: December 26, 2020, 11:20:52 pm »
Take good care of yourself, dear Chuckie!  We neeeeeed you!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16861 on: December 26, 2020, 11:27:17 pm »
Oh my, I'm very sorry you spent Christmas Day alone. :'( Big hugs, Chuckie!

But it's good to hear you're all holding up ok! Thank you for keeping us posted. Ongoing good wishes coming your way :-*

Glad you and your family seem to be on the upswing! What do you take as immunity boosters?

Ditto!


Thanks everyone.

My family and I are still doing well.  Everyone seems to be experiencing mild symptoms only, and the ones we have are fading.  My fever and scratchy throat are gone.  I still have some congestion, but it's not anything major, nor preventing me from getting enough oxygen.  Even my cough seems to be decreasing, and it wasn't that bad to begin with.

Today was day 5 since symptoms started, and I'm doing well.

Katy, I'm taking Zicam, which lessens the durations of colds, I figure it can't hurt.  I'm also taking airborne as an immunity booster.   I'm also drinking OJ that has added Vitamin D and Zinc, which studies show to help build immunity and beneficial to the battle against Covid.



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16862 on: December 27, 2020, 11:15:53 am »
Great news about your health and your family's, Chuck!

I'll check into Airborne. I had good luck with your MidNite recommendation.


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16863 on: December 27, 2020, 02:17:23 pm »
I added Zinc to my morning vitamin tablets way back in March when some expert recommended it. I already include cod liver which is high in Vitamin D as well as Vitamin A which is why I take it as I have a Vitamin A deficiency.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16864 on: December 27, 2020, 09:00:15 pm »
Maybe I should reconsider and try supplements again. I say "reconsider," because decades ago, when vitamin C to prevent colds was all the rage, over a couple of winters I did some experimentation (took extra vitamin C, took no extra vitamin C, and so forth). It seemed to make no difference whether I took vitamin C or not. What seemed to make the most difference as to whether I had a healthy winter or an unhealthy winter was ... the weather.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16865 on: December 27, 2020, 11:43:08 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




It's the last week of the old year.

I'm posting here what I posted on my FB page today, because I feel it's appropriate.


Before I get into this post, I want to stress to you that I'm doing just fine, I promise, so don't try to read between the lines, there's no message there, I'm not that deep.  LOL

I'm posting one last Christmas song, that I just happened to hear today, and I think it fits this Christmas season for a lot of people.

Truth be told, it's not a Christmas song, but has "Christmas" in the title, and the theme is about dealing with difficult times, which people are definitely having now.  As this year draws to a close, let's all move forward to better times.

Dolly Parton - "Hard Candy Christmas"

For those of my friends who may be unfamiliar with the term "hard candy Christmas", here's an explanation.  Hard candy encompasses a large array of inexpensive sweet treats like candy canes and lollipops. The phrase "hard candy Christmas" refers to a time when families who did not have much money could only afford to give hard candy or penny candy (bulk confectionery) to their children at Christmas. The hard candy metaphor suggests that life can simultaneously be hard and sweet.




Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16866 on: December 28, 2020, 12:22:55 pm »
Maybe I should reconsider and try supplements again. I say "reconsider," because decades ago, when vitamin C to prevent colds was all the rage, over a couple of winters I did some experimentation (took extra vitamin C, took no extra vitamin C, and so forth). It seemed to make no difference whether I took vitamin C or not. What seemed to make the most difference as to whether I had a healthy winter or an unhealthy winter was ... the weather.

The trouble with supplements, as you probably know, is that they're usually made from readily available substances, so they can't be patented, so there's no incentive for companies to conduct expensive clinical trials needed to satisfy FDA requirements for effectiveness. Any company can sell them as long as they don't claim medical benefits.

Some years ago I wrote about a meta-analysis conducted about the links between lifestyle practices and Alzheimer's. Back then, the supplement ginkgo biloba was said to deter the disease.

The meta-study came up with almost no hard conclusions. There was some evidence that exercise might have a preventative effect. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku and those computer mind-exercising games were not proven effective -- they might improve your skills at crosswords, etc., but so far there's no evidence that they stave off dementia. The most solid conclusion was that ginkgo biloba has been shown not to prevent dementia.

 

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16867 on: December 28, 2020, 06:40:11 pm »
Some years ago I wrote about a meta-analysis conducted about the links between lifestyle practices and Alzheimer's. Back then, the supplement ginkgo biloba was said to deter the disease.

A story about ginkgo biloba.

Years ago my dad tried taking it to improve his memory. He told me this as we drove home from dinner at a local "family restaurant." He also mentioned that he wanted to stop to fill up the car's gas tank on our way home.

He forgot to stop for gas.

To be honest, I forgot it, too, but I remember I made some smart remark about the ginkgo biloba not doing much good.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16868 on: December 28, 2020, 06:44:12 pm »
The trouble with supplements, as you probably know, is that they're usually made from readily available substances, so they can't be patented, so there's no incentive for companies to conduct expensive clinical trials needed to satisfy FDA requirements for effectiveness. Any company can sell them as long as they don't claim medical benefits.

Granted I haven't done research, but I have a memory of once hearing someplace that if you took too much of one supplement (vitamin C, maybe?). all you did was pee out the excess, so it was a waste of money to take too much.

Too much of some things can also be dangerous--but, again, I don't remember which substances.  :(
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16869 on: December 28, 2020, 08:43:09 pm »
I realized later it's not that the benefits of supplements can't be researched at all, but I think the researchers would have to get grants from the government or schools. And even then, their studies might not meet FDA standards, so the products still couldn't be marketed as medicinal. But at least users would have sounder information to go on.

I think they do a lot more of that sort of thing in Europe.

And true, if they're not researching them for efficacy they're probably not researching them for safety, either.  :-\