Archive | March 30, 2017

New Claim That Drinking Tea Can ‘Prevent’ Diabetes Has To Have Caveats.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 28, 2017.

Click image to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


Click to ENLARGE and view here. Diabetes prevalence in Asia and Africa. Link for original: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.STA.DIAB.ZS?view=map


My doubts are based on the fact that Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) had and still continues to have a relatively high prevalence of Type II Diabetes — and NOBODY can drink more tea than the folks in Sri Lanka.

But, they, at least when I was growing up, drank tea with LOTS of sugar and in many cases large helpings of (sweetened) condensed milk. They liked it sweet. Diabetes was, as such, very common.

So, that is a caveat that I would INSIST upon in the context of this claim. Tea WITHOUT SUGAR MIGHT reduce your chances of getting Type II diabetes.

IF you insist on drinking it with sugar, all best are off.


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Poor (And He Really Was Poor) Vincent van Gogh Was Born Today, 164-Years Ago — March 30, 1853, In Holland.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh


Let the incomparable (though now troubled (as was poor Vincent))
Don McLean tell YOU the story with pictures.

You MUST watch this. It will make YOUR day.


Some of his lesser known works:


Vincent is an INSPIRATION to I. I can, for obvious reasons, relate to artists that struggled during their life. Poor Vincent. I watched the 2007 movie, “The Yellow House” (below), about Vincent’s last years in France a few weeks ago. Very moving. You should watch it.

Anywho …

What a talent. What a shame. But, such is life. C’est la vie.


Click for IMDb.com listing of the 2007 “The Yellow House”.


YouTube has “The Yellow House“, IN FULL, FOR FREE.

So what are YOU waiting for. Watch. It will be good for you. {SMILE}


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A Picture That I Took Yesterday — And Portraiture Is Not My Forte.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Taken with my Sony a6000.

Received permission BUT I will not say who she is
… though MANY will know at once.
She is quite famous in her own right.

Extremely photogenic.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


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