Mum & the Daily Mail: Yep Mum read 4 cups of green tea... - NRAS

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Mum & the Daily Mail

Yep Mum read 4 cups of green tea a day will help RA and she has been banging on about it today. Timing with cancellation means I am biting my tongue.

Because if it's in the Daily Mail it MUST be true.

Just updated post as bless her at 80 yrs of age she is fantastic on FBook

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Sounds like my dad the mail is his oracle ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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Mum reads it like it is the oracle too

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I read the mail and I hope I don't get like these over caring parents. I am in the position of losing mine, but they were sun readers. I have grown up since then now a mail lady. pmsl/. xxx

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My mum is the same, if it's not acupuncture, it's just walking through it. I really dislike all newspapers, but the mail takes the biscuit.

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My sisters and I all do the silent chant ' well it is in the Mail so it must be true' on most family get togethers.

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I got 2lb of plums the other month from my dad as the mail said they were good for arthritis ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚solved my constipation due to pain killers.

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Oh stop I am laughing my socks off they are probably neightbours!

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The Daily Wail.....โ€No! Not another stupid suggestion....โ€

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My dad has just posted this through my door didnโ€™t ring the door bell or come in ( just in case he may catch it) ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™„

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Hmm having RA and Lupus.....should I have four cups or five cups of green tea? If I have four cups will my RA be ok, then having five cups will this be too much for my RA but ok for my Lupus? On the other hand what I do know is weather it's four or five cups it will certainly have an effect on my bladder! Bless your mum

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This is brill ๐Ÿ˜ thanks for sharing. I like a lovely matcha tea - although I can only drink decaffeinated green tea, otherwise unable to sleep!

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May be there is something out there to eat or drink for insomnia :-)

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Good point ๐Ÿ˜ he he!

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Whisky

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All the old biddies that live near me read that awful rag and trot out the most ridiculous garbage they read in it. Personally I dislike green tea, so I won't be trying it! On a lighter note have discovered I can drink red wine and quality champagne without ill effects so, ..... ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚

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hahaha mine is G&T and the odd one I am ok about life is all about +/- !

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DArling I read the mail, but I bypass those health issues as I feel its all hokum.xxx

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To be fair to the Mail, itโ€™s an article from a book. Not them writing it. I think there about another 4 pages that go with the diagram. My Nepalese friend says that green tea is one of the options for RA so itโ€™s not all mad.

verywellhealth.com/green-te...

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There probably are foods and drink that may help reduce inflammation and help conditions such as RA like tumeric, ginger, green tea etc. and that is great if something works for you. However without a full and complete understanding of this illness how can we say at this stage what will or wont work, be it medically prescribed, herbal, food and drink elements or indeed something else. On a lighter note I don't mind green tea but I think 4 to 5 cups in my case would as I said earlier have an 'effect' on my bladder! Best wishes Cwendyn

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I totally agree. I spend a small mortgage on supplements ents every month. Not sure they do a thing. Benepali works though! I am not a fan of green tea. Tastes like straw ๐Ÿคฎ

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You are right that different people may appear to get some relief from this or that and so long as what they take is not harmful and they tell their doctors that's fine. In considering whether to do the same, we should remember two principles of statistics: "Correlation is not causation" and "The plural of anecdote is not data".

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The medics must be over the moon, knowing that 4 cups of green tea will cure RA. Donโ€™t need all those expensive medicines now. We did laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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I get really fed up with all the newspapers/tv news and their over emotive headlines. If you check the supporting evidence you realise they have just picked out the bits they want to, or even distorted it, in order to produce a headline. I would NEVER rely on anything they say (about anything) without doing my own checks. It's really unfair on vunerable people.

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At least she is caring about you darling. Bless her darling.xxxx

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I know Slyvi and she knows her 3 daughters have a wicked sense of humour so she tolerates us! x

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Behind the headlines is a really good site for checking the provenance/research behind all the health stories in the media

nhs.uk/news/

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At the risk of being turfed out for being political, I find that very little in the Mail is true! It just seems to sensationalise everything and creates intolerance amongst anyone without personal experience of conditions, etc.

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Mistymeana that's the problem with all the papers and we are all clever enough to weed out the rubbish from the truth.xxx

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