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From Warwickshire to Washington D.C. by bIG bLOGGER on 5 May 2009 5:15pm
There was a heart-warming story on BBCTV Breakfast and BBCTV's Central News (yes,I AM from the Midlands) about Sally Bee.

Sally had survived THREE heart attacks by the age of 36 and decided she must start to eat more healthily and now she has designed and published her own healthy-eating cookbook,which is getting good publicity; 12 copies have even been purchased for use in the White House,Sally's book winning the official approval of Barack and Michelle,who is a keen organic gardener herself.

Heart disease is still the Number 1 killer in Great Britain and Sally would like to see anyone with potential heart/artery problems start eating more healthily.

Sally can be contacted via her website,and there is more info at:

Re: From Warwickshire to Washington D.C. by geordiegirl on 6 May 2009 11:18pm
Nice story, Peter. Good that she has a project which will help her own determination to fight for a good diet for everyone.

Oooh - I read the other day that potato crisps are bad for those with tendency to heart/stroke problems - apart from the fat content they have a nasty ingredient beginning with A (can't remember its name) which is bad for us.

Awful warning for the likes of me.
Re: From Warwickshire to Washington D.C. by peripatetically on 6 May 2009 11:54pm
Don't know about the A ingredient, but the salt is enough to kill you!
Re: From Warwickshire to Washington D.C. by bIG bLOGGER on 7 May 2009 4:39pm
Don't know which 'A' you mean..the packets of crisps seem to be getting larger and larger,so maybe crisps are addictive as well as full of harmful additives!
Below is one useful website:

12 Dangerous Food additives:The Dirty Dozen
Re: From Warwickshire to Washington D.C. by mrsteabag on 7 May 2009 4:53pm
Thanks for posting this, !
How sad is this? I heard on the radio the other day that for about 1/3 of people with heart disease, death is the first symptom. That's what happened to my mom. While my dad was in the hospital recovering from his fourth heart attack in six months. I will take it as a personal favor if any Palinites who smoke quit. Thank you, dear ones.
Re: From Warwickshire to Washington D.C. by mrsthing on 7 May 2009 7:39pm
Some of it's genetic. I eat lots of fibre, fresh fruits and vegetables, and only small portions of lean meats. I've been eating this way for years--with occasional indulgences, but they're very few and far between. So why is my cholesterol 267? My HDL isn't good either, so I can't say it's mostly HDL. Triglycerides are around 225. I'm overweight even though I watch what I eat and get as much exercise as I can--which is quite a bit more than most of my friends get, some of which are fatter and some thinner than me. But I don't have high blood pressure or diabetes.

Go figure...it just ain't fair.

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