Tuesday Twitterings…from Chef to a doctor…

Welcome to Tuesday Twitterings …

Tuesday Trivia or Twitterings…it may be a recipe matched to some music…it may be a National or International food day…I know many National and International day/weeks/months are manufacturer led and some are frankly quite ridiculous HOWEVER I also think regardless of that some foods benefit from a bit of promotion…or it may be a reblog of a post I find interesting …

Today…it is health…as of yesterday, I started back on the straight and narrow… I am a firm believer that we should be counting chemicals in our food and not the cost or the calories…I have been eating far too much of my homemade bread…my waistline is groaning…so before I have to go down the route of any medications…Restraint it is…..

Although medications and interventions are often life-saving when used appropriately. However, they can come with side effects—sometimes fatal ones. (Medical errors the latest estimate found that approximately 251,000 lives are claimed each year because of medical error – about 9.5 per cent of all deaths annually in the United States.

This staggering number is higher than deaths caused by stroke, accidents or Alzheimer’s. Using drugs in isolation makes no sense it should be combined with a healthy diet…

Of course, these figures can be translated around the world and not attributed to the US in isolation….Obesity is a problem worldwide…

This is why I was heartened to read this post about a chefs transition into being a doctor as I believe our diets play a huge part in our health and well being…From chef to doctor an unlikely journey…

The importance of making sure our diet plays a big role in our health cannot and should not be underestimated…” We are what we eat”

This is a fascinating rolling chart…also quite scary…

As you know I have been writing this it seems forever about food and how it has a direct impact on our health but as I get older I am placing more importance on this… so far said very quietly we are relatively healthy in this house…I just want to ensure as much as I can that it stays that way…which means occasionally  I will be writing about this…just sometimes as a timely reminder for me as well as over the last few months, I have been eating far too much of my homemade bread… I also don’t want to bore you…haha

I will be reposting one or two of my earlier posts…I just happen to have one here…an earlier post on obesity around the world… check it out it really is a major problem…

And just to prove food should and can be fun...a bit of raucous entertainment…x

Thank you for dropping in I always enjoy your comments…see you tomorrow for the next instalment of my A-Z…where the middle letter is D…Think hotDogs, fuDge AND voDka…..x

Carol x








26 thoughts on “Tuesday Twitterings…from Chef to a doctor…

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  2. robertawrites235681907

    Obesity is a huge world wide problem, Carol. Even among our poor here, obesity and high blood pressure are huge problems. It is the food the poor eat, to much starch and loads of sugar with very little else. An interesting chart, thanks for sharing it.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It cetainly is as that chart showed which makes me think it should be treated as a global problem…the same as starvation… there is also too much of that around the world …a middle ground would be good…No starving children and no obese ones…Ideal world…sigh x


  3. marianbeaman

    You mentioned, “I have been eating far too much of my homemade bread…my waistline is groaning.” My husband likes bread, and so do I, but he insists that sourdough bread doesn’t affect his weight. Not sure about that!

    The obesity rates are stunning, and in a bad way. I can control my own diet, and that’s about the extent of it.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Haha… Bread is bread and your hubby is a lucky man if his waistline isn’t affected… Although I will put my hands up and admit that I haven’t been walking as much and that is a factor not just the bread… Yes the obesity rates are an eye opener but like you, Marian I can only control my diet… Well unless I stop making bread.. Then I would have a riot on my hands… Lol..


  4. beetleypete

    I can’t deny I have ‘chubbed up’ over the past year. As well as drinking more wine, Julie has been cooking more things. She made a whole tray of Bread Pudding on Sunday, but I restricted myself to three small ‘bites-sized’ pieces. She ate all the rest!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  5. johnrieber

    Terrific collection of stories – and warnings! We are, indeed, what we eat…I know that I post crazy food stories, but the key is moderation and a healthy lifestyle…sadly, too many people are happy with a pre-packaged food lifestyle which includes so many addictive, fats and salts…

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        two of my grandaughters already are in accounting and love it…for a while I was manager of an accounts section when I worked for the government not sure how I came to do that I was recommended and actually loved the job once I was in situ…weird I never considered that role at all and then it landed in my lap…probably my banking background helped…never could get on with math at school well not the sq roots and things but give me a ledger and I would find the error…

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      2. Jim Borden

        I always try to tell my students that you don’t need to be strong in math to do accounting, since the math is usually pretty basic. Sounds like accounting is in your family’s genes!

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  7. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Well said Carol.. they were saying obesity was going to be a future epidemic and yet on the very few times I have visited a doctor in the last 25 years not one of them has asked me what my diet is like! Govermental guidelines regarding fat and carbohydrates which were inaccurate have impacted at least three generations. Considering food is the fuel that provides our energy and the essential nutrients to maintain our health it beggars belief that there is not at least a year of medical school that focuses on it. Allegedly it is a week. I have spent those years shouting into the wind for the most part but when the food industry is largely unregulated and market their products as fit for human consumption it is a fight on many borders.. Let’s hope moving from being a chef to a doctor will address the balance.. better get out of here….hugsxx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Sally…I wish more doctors would see that… like you, I wish medical school covered food and the link between certain illnesses so much money could saved and spent on something else…But between us, if we keep flying the flag then maybe just maybe it will help someone out there…Well said back to you…Hugs xxx

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  8. petespringerauthor

    As obesity rates climb, the world will end up with more health problems—as if we don’t have enough already. I enjoyed the singing chef. I’ll bet he has no trouble meeting girls. A guy who can cook and sing to a lady has a leg up on much of the competition.

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