Monday Musings…16th January 2023…Fitness Update…Natural Antibiotics…Spammers…and great news on the one Horned Rhino

Welcome to Monday Musings where my muse pinpoints anything exciting or unusual I have read during the last week, or seen or experienced it could be anything…Firstly though I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement as well as a caution on my venture into jogging…I know at my age I need to exercise and then she stumps her foot on the bed base…ouch, I have a lovely bruise on my middle toe and a twinge in my left knee not much but anyway I erred on the side of caution and took sedate walks for a few days thus yesterday was the first day I ventured out in my trainers and gear to tackle the park circuit all went well and it actually freed my knee up so my daughter was correct it was probably just because its early days and today it was fine so back on track…not only am I upping my fitness or trying-smile- I am looking closer at the food we eat… no surprises there then x

Natural Antibiotics that work…

Pharmaceutical antibiotics are one of the world’s greatest inventions…however, they are often over-prescribed and people get immune to them. They are great for bacterial infections and even for treating some parasites but because of misuse and overuse people build up resistance to them…Plus and this scares me the most antibiotics in the water systems…Antibiotics are not just flowing into the water through wastewater systems. They are also entering through discharge from pharmaceutical companies, healthcare facilities, and even human waste

Intake of antibiotics from the environment by food and drinking water may disturb the microbiome, especially the gut microbiota in the human body. More importantly, antibiotic residues in the environment have the potential to produce antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB), which pose serious public health risks …it seems to me that every rabbit hole I go down raises another issue…That is scary!

Antibiotics cannot treat viruses or fungal infections…most of us know they cannot treat the common cold and that is where nature steps in there are time-old remedies that my mother and grandmother used that work…so if you have any tried and tested natural recipes then please share with us so that when we can we can avoid taking antibiotics unless of course, it is absolutely necessary and sometimes it is a necessity…

There was good news for rhinos…

No rhinos were poached last year in the world’s largest reserve for the greater one-horned rhino, Indian police said this week. 

It was the first year since 1977 that no rhinos were killed in Kaziranga national park, a wildlife-filled haven in India’s Assam state.

The news is a win for conservationists who have been working hard to protect the animals. Local police said that 58 poachers were arrested last year, Reuters reported. 

The global population of the one-horned rhino has soared from 200 to more than 4,000 since the turn of the 20th century, according to the International Rhino Foundation…now that is good news…

Garlic is a natural antibiotic …and one of my favourite cooking ingredients I always use more than a recipe states, I pickle it, and make a garlic and ginger paste, not only does garlic have germ-killing capabilities it contains many vitamins, minerals and nutrients…that little clove is also virtually calorie free a 3-gram clove of garlic provides almost no calories. You’ll only add four calories to your total intake if you consume the whole clove…

Garlic is one of these commonly recommended natural wormers…it can help kill those intestinal parasites…

Garlic is safe to consume however before taking the supplements consult your doctor especially if you are on any other prescribed medications… best to be safe than sorry,

Garlic is a commonly used food and flavouring agent. When used as a food product, garlic is not likely to produce health benefits or side effects…However, although you get the most benefit from raw garlic,”  if you choose to cook it, don’t heat it above 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius). Higher temperatures kill the allicin, so add garlic to your recipes when you’re almost done cooking.”

It is the fresh garlic and aged garlic extract that are rich in antioxidants and can help neutralize harmful compounds known as free radicals…

I swear by garlic and am sure that garlic keeps me free from colds…and helps keep my immune system healthy.

Spam..no, not the fritters which I dislike almost as much as the human spammers…I have just checked and have been spam free…Hooray! for 2 whole days…so far I have just been through the list of spam and closed comments on those posts plus I am closing comments on new posts after 28 days…If they come back with a vengeance I will just repeat the same again but tis working so far…I just need now to figure out how to stop spammers using my “contact me” but that’s a small price to pay if it keeps all the others away…

Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments I hope you all have a great week xx

37 thoughts on “Monday Musings…16th January 2023…Fitness Update…Natural Antibiotics…Spammers…and great news on the one Horned Rhino

  1. acflory

    Too much too soon is the bane of every new venture! I’m glad your knee is ok, and that you’re back in the saddle, so to speak. Re natural antibiotics, I’m big on garlic too, but when we get a sore throat at the start of a cold, we go straight for the honey.
    Honey contains a natural, very mild antibiotic that helps soothe a sore throat better and faster than those awful lozenges. Just a teaspoon of honey every couple of house, licked /slowly/ really does the trick. 🙂

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  2. dgkaye

    Great post Carol. Funny you mention spam in contact. I’ve been getting a boatload of that lately. Arg! About natural antibiotics, I swear by oregano oil and Colloidal Silver. 🙂 ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      That’s interesting they are both on my list..Spam yes in my contact me …it had definitely increased since I have closed comments but not too many at the moment although I did get a u have been hacked and asking for bitcoin and telling me I can’t do anything as if I don’t pay they will ruin my life. I deleted it and copied it to WP so far no responses back…xx

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      1. dgkaye

        Yes! I got that bitcoin thingee about 3 times already! Let me know if WP replies – although I wouldn’t hold my breath, lol. ❤

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  3. Velva

    Hope you are doing better! You will be back at your fitness program soon.
    Totally agree about the spam. I have one post that receives endless spam. Good idea to close the comments. I am going to do that too!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Velva..I started back today with just a gentle walk of 5km…I can’t believe how the spam has disappeared and if they come back I will just close comments on those posts I hope it works for you too…Have a lovely (spam) free week 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I love garlic and use far more than any recipe recommends….Thank you I’m still being careful as it gives me a twinge when I least expect it especially on the stairs Hugs xx

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  5. petespringerauthor

    Way to keep up with the exercise, Carol. It’s amazing how quickly we lose ground when we take a week off due to travel or illness. Some of that is related to age, but it can be a bit discouraging. It takes me a little longer, but my endurance is slowly improving.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete I’m so pleased to hear your endurance is paying off…I do hope that you are feeling much better health wise…I now have a plan and am only going to do short spurts of jogging rather than a whole lap its supposed to be more beneficial plus I am going to do alternate days and on the other days I will just walk I think that will be enough for my body to cope with its already shocked with the jogging but I do enjoy it I always have and am looking for a club to join I will never attempt another marathon 26.2 miles is too much after such a break but I want to do the 10km I know I can do that so that’s a future goal at some point this year and Jay will be with me so I have a partner…What can go wrong-smile- I hope you have lovely productive week , Pete 🙂

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      1. petespringerauthor

        It would be awesome if you were able to do the 10K. I’m grateful for every day and try to remind myself to take nothing for granted.

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I’m of the same mind as you when I see friends and family passing it reminds me that any day could be your last and you are correct we can’t take anything especially our health for granted and I am going to go out doing my best to keep as healthy as I can and let father time chase me…smile…

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  6. D. Wallace Peach

    I upped my exercise routine too, Carol, and my knees and back are a little touchy. I’m delighted that you’re running again, but I can relate to being cautious and listening to our bodies. Great news on the rhinos! I love it when we decide to cherish and protect our wild creatures. The population growth is so encouraging! And garlic, yum. I usually triple or fourple (?) the amount suggested in a recipe. I’d almost be willing to eat it on ice cream. Thanks for the note about high heat and adding it toward the end. I tend to do that anyway but will make a point of it now. Great post, my friend. Have a wonderful week.

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  7. beetleypete

    I think we will soon have to go back to natural and homeopathic remedies, given the amount of drug residue discharged into the drinking water supply, and those injected into farm animals. Small wonder humans have developed such low resistance to infection once again.
    (I still like Spam, even if I rarely eat it. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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