Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Vitamins for Seniors

There is such a choice of vitamins available.

Only last week a friend recommended my husband takes Rhodiola rosea together with Ashwagandha Maximum Strength.  They are supposed to give him energy.  So far, he feels more sleepy.  I took one Rhodiola but felt too lively that day.  It is not for me.

I just found a dusty looking bottle on my bedside table.  It's Ubiquinol CoQ10.  I don't remember what I was taking it for, so will need to google it as they were not cheap and are still in date.  Then there is the Glucosamine Hydrochloride plus Osteocare liquid for my joints and bones, having broken three of them.  I also take Evening Primrose Oil, Menopace multivitamins and have 5HTP to help with serotonin levels.  I live in the UK in a flat with no outside access, so my doctor recommended I take high dose Vitamin D.  Do we really need all this stuff?  I don't take them all every day as it would be just TOO much.  I almost forgot, I now have gone back to Cod Liver Oil capules for Vitamin D!  If I feel a cold coming on, I take Boots First Defence followed by a soluble Vitamin C tablet with Propolis royal jelly thrown in for good measure.

I eat a varied diet and although I don't like most fruit I love lemons and limes and have at least one a day.



Tuesday, 16 January 2018

That Drink Thing!!!

I think my relationship with alcohol has a lot to do with stress.  Yesterday I had an hour's meeting with a solicitor and decided to eat lunch time and have a glass or more of wine, followed by a nap.  I hadn't had much sleep the night before (worrying about the solicitor thing) and slept like a log last night.  I think the alcohol helped.

Today I have been sipping water and drank Earl Grey.  I shall try to avoid wine o'clock, or at least delay it an hour.  I am trying!!!

The Dentist - Regular Check Ups?


It has been a while since I made an appointment with a dentist for a simple check up.  I have had such awful dentists over the years (and a few good ones) and have now developed a bit of a phobia to say the least.  I need to see one and if my front tooth falls out today, I am able to make an appointment, but for more serious stuff, feel I need to find out about being hypnotised.

I think fear of the dentist is fairly common.  At the moment, I have two crowns that don't fit properly, making it difficult to eat certain foods, such as crispy bread or crispy bacon.  I don't want to end up only eating soup or mashed potato, so must find some way of overcoming my fear.

A friend recently had implants done in Spain and the treatment is still ongoing after 18 months.  That seems a long time to suffer.
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Friday, 12 January 2018

A Week to be Wild - A Mills and Boon book

I am a Mills and Boon Insider and they sent me just before Christmas a proof copy of A Week to be Wild in their DARE series.

I started to read it this week and feel it will appeal to British and American people in particular as it's set in London and New York.  It's typical Mills and Boon romance with more raunch, bringing it up to date.  Nice to see the heroine having her own business.
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Morphy Richards Soup Maker

I was given one for Christmas and decided to try it out with some leftover vegetables yesterday.  You can get similar results with a saucepan and hand whisk but I found the end result so much more tasty in the soup maker.  Maybe it retains all the vitamins?  The dried herbs totally melted.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Getting on the Wagon

Well, I haven't managed to get off the alcoholic merry-go-round as yet but I have cut the vodka down to one a night.  Maybe today will be the day I skip it altogether.  Having said that, I am thirsty and fancy something with ice.  Must look at the non-alcoholic gin available on Amazon.  Only thing is I don't drink gin.  I prefer vodka.

I have been sipping water with apple vinegar cider all day as it's supposed to be good for the liver, but I didn't buy the mother yet (that's an essential ingredient I am told, also available from Amazon).

Friday, 5 January 2018

The Alcohol Saga

Well, how did I do last night?

Not very well I am afraid.  I normally have two glasses of a measured vodka and cranberry juice most evenings, followed by a glass or two of white wine with dinner.  I did cut the vodka down to just one glass, so I guess that is a start.  I am working my way towards having alcohol free days.

I haven't been so stressed out today, so am hoping to cut down a bit further.  Maybe I should switch to red wine as I cannot drink more than a glass without expecting a headache the next morning.  I don't suffer from headaches, so know the red wine is responsible and have a glass possibly 4 times a year with a spaghetti bolognese in a restaurant.