About the Thyroid

The Thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that controls many areas of your body.It sits in the base of the neck area . And carries hormone TSH3 and TSH4.

These hormones are necessary for all the cells in your body to work normally.

Thyroid disorders are very common and tend mainly to occur in women, although anybody – men, teenagers, children and babies, too – can be affected. About one in 20 people has some kind of thyroid disorder, which may be temporary or permanent.

The thyroid gland can become overactive (hyperthyrodism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). This may, rarely, occur from birth, or develop later on in life. Hypothyroidism is often accompanied by an enlargement of the thyroid gland known as a goiter.

Thyrotoxicosis is the term given when there is too much thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. It may be a result of overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) as in Graves’ disease, inflamation of the thyroid or a benign thyroid tumour. Symptoms of thyrotoxicsosis include intolerance to heat, weight loss, increased appetite, increased bowel movements, irregular menstrual cycle, rapid and irregular heartbeat, palpitations, tiredness, irritability, tremor, hair loss and retraction of the eyelids resulting in a ‘staring’ appearance.

There are many different signs of Thyroid disease and I have left links to help you learn more.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/underactive-thyroid-hypothyroidism/causes/

https://www.healthline.com/health/common-thyroid-disorders

Hope anyone with a Thyroid problem will find this article useful. And if you know someone with a Thyroid problem you may understand it more. Thyroid is treatable but it’s a life long disease. I hope to write more on the subject in future.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Happy New Year 2020

I hope for many people that this year will be better than the last

And it’s a new decade so let’s hope for the future. Yes 100 years since the 1920s and the Charleston era. People looking hopeful after World War 1. So after years of Austerity in the UK I hope it’s over soon.

I have took down the Christmas decorations but left up my LED Bonzai tree for now. I dont want to feel the holiday season is over yet. But if I dont do it now it wont get done.

I’m going to have a hunt through my boxes of objects relating to my life and see if anything can go to the charity shop too.

I hope everyone is not fed up with mince pies,chocolate and puddings yet. As the diet companies are starting to advertise already.

Oh well I’m off now to get ready for the new year i have made some resolutions in my head and hope i can stick with them.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Curvy Fashion

Hi there not all curvy ladies want to dress vintage style even though it’s often flattering.

Some ladies want to dress high street modern style. And there are brands now developing into plus size that are online, on the high street, not only sold in the UK but also sold globally.

So here’s a list of a few brands to google and look at there websites.

Evan’s

Yours

New Look

Gemma Collins

River Island

Very

boohoo.com

navibi

Missguided

These brands sell all the clothes you need for a full wardrobe for summer or winter. Prices vary from brand to brand. For example Yours is cheaper than Evan’s.

However I heard of an online company ASOS so I had a look at there website. There is a asos curve collection and some of the brands listed above are in there collections. I have been impressed with what clothes I have ordered so far the fit, quality and price of the clothes. Fast convenient delivery on purchases. So far I’ve bought t shirts,jumper and trousers.

If you live in the UK in November there to The Curve Fashion Festival in Liverpool. It looks good there are loads of brands to discover. There are plus size models there to meet. And there are lots of other activities. Check there website thecurvefashionfestival.co.uk

A Gemma Collins Dress sold on boohoo.com

Hope this is a useful guide for you all .

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising any of these brands.

Merry Christmas 2019

Hi there folks wishing you a Merry Christmas. I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas will have a lovely time celebrating. Hope you dont have sore heads on Boxing Day. We have the Boxing day curry now a tradition and no it’s not Turkey!

But on a serious note look out for those who live on there own. Any food what’s left over, that’s unopened tins etc that doesn’t perish a shelter or food bank would be grateful . Also any Toiletries that you receive you know you cant use, would be a great donation too. And clothes you dont want that are in good condition could be donated to a charity shop or homeless shelter. There are many homeless people in the UK and other countries who count on us to help.

Happy Christmas and New Year. I will be posting again soon.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Winter Clothing

Hell Bunny Wendi Cardigan £20.99
Hell Bunny Charlie Denim Capris £30.99
Collectif Mainline Doleres Blackwatch Check Top £25.00

Hi there just thought I would jump online to show you some ideas for Winter vintage dressing. There are loads of warm clothing to choose from day looks,evening dressing and warm coats, to keep the cold at bay. Above are day looks while you out of to work or shopping. I picked the Wendi cardigan as its plain and comes in a variety of colours which will go with anything. But most of the cardigans on these websites have some seasonal patterns and motifs on them.

Lady Vintage London Winter Wonderland Hepburn Dress £55.00

Above a lovely Christmas style evening dress from Lady Vintage .

Also check out Lindy Bop site for some classy evening dresses. I have tried to upload photos but the Lindy Bop site makes it difficult but try the link below. They also do some lovely accessories too.

Lulu Hun Tracey High Heel £43.75

Collectif Lulu Hun Selma Half Boot £60.50

Both Collectif Lulu Hun range and Lindy Bop make lovely shoes for both day and evening. Lindy Bop also sell selected Joe Browns shoes too.

Hell Bunny Elvira Evening Coat £112.99

Both Collectif and Hell Bunny sell some very glamorous and stunning evening coats. That will be used for many occasions and timeless.

Dont forget you can buy your accessories on these sites too. Hats,scarves gloves to keep you snug and warm. As well as your boots and bags.

I hope I have given you some cool ideas for winter😉.

Links

https://www.lindybop.co.uk

https://www.collectif.co.uk

https://hellbunny.com

https://www.ladyvlondon.com

Bye for now💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising these companies.

Hyperthyroid diet

Hyperthyroidism a type of thyrotoxicosis, is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Some people refer to this condition as an overactive thyroid. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is an autoimmune condition called Graves Disease .

The symptoms of an overactive thyroid include unintentional weight loss, anxiety, sweating, frequent bowel movements, difficulty sleeping, and muscle weakness. Hyperthyroidism is much more common in women than in men.

Low-iodine foods

The mineral iodine plays a key role in making thyroid hormones. A low-iodine diet helps to reduce thyroid hormones.

Calcium and vitamin D

Hyperthyroidism causes weak and brittle bones. Bone mass may be restored with treatment. Vitamin D and calcium are necessary for building healthy bones.

Iron

Iron is important for many vital bodily functions, including thyroid health. This mineral is needed for blood cells to carry oxygen to every cell in your body.

Selenium

Selenium-rich foods may help to balance thyroid hormone levels and protect your Thyroid from disease.Selenium helps to prevent cell damage and keep your thyroid and other tissues healthy.

Zinc

Zinc helps you use food for energy. This mineral also keeps your immune system and thyroid healthy.

Healthy fats

Fats that are from whole foods and largely unprocessed may help reduce inflammation. This helps to protect thyroid health and balance thyroid hormones. Nondairy fats are important in a low-iodine diet.

Below are British and American links to organisations which are a useful resource to diet for hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism

https://www.btf-thyroid.org/thyroid-and-diet-factsheet

Bye for now 💋oxo

Food for Hypothyroidism

Theres been some confusion over what’s the best food to optimise your Thyroid function. It won’t cure Thyroid function but it will help improve function. So I have researched on medical sites to seek information on the foods to eat and food to reduce in eating.

Foods to optimise your Thyroid.

Seaweed,fish,diary and eggs,which contain Iodine.

Brazil nuts,sardines and tuna which contain selenium.

Oysters,shellfish,beef and chicken which contain zinc.

Berries,oranges,bananas and tomatoes which also boost Thyroid function.

Non caffeinated drinks and water to drink.

Selenium,zinc and iodine are known to help optimise Thyroid function in your diet. You are advised not to take these supplements in tablet form unless advised by a Dr.

Avoid or reduce the amount of the following foods, these contain goitotrons that interfere with Thyroid function.

Soy foods like milk and tofu

Cabbage,cauliflower and broccoli

Some fruits and starchy foods peaches,pears and potatoes

Nuts and seeds like peanuts.

Coffee,green tea and alcohol may irritate Thyroid function.

Look on the following link for further information.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/hypothyroidism-diet

And another link to a site herehttps://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324819.php

I hope this has been a useful read an I will look into other subjects on Thyroid problems in the future.

Bye for now oxo 💋

Disclaimer I have not been paid for this article.

Online Vintage stores

Hi as promised I am going to give you a list of online stores that sell vintage and repro clothes and accessories. These stores I follow or follow me so the list is not exhaustive and theres plenty more stores if you look online. They sell from the big brands sometimes at reduced prices. And some of them sell at Vintage Fairs to. Some sell on Etsy which is a great place to look for independent seller. Also some of these independent companies use Facebook pages and Instagram to promote themselves.

Uk

Vintage Hat Boutique – Etsy

Imogens Imagination-Etsy

Arcade Hatters -Etsy

Inspired Vintage Rose

Dolly Peg Vintage

Pretty Kitty Fashion

Hayley Vintage Wear

Tiki lou Hawaii

Cherry Vintage

Mid century missy

Retro Rails by Sam Urquahart

KittiesKabin Rockabilly Boutique

Tiger Milly-Etsy

Rockabilly pinup

Outside UK

Evellon Vintage Nashville USA

Naughty kitty Vintage Springfield Missouri USA.

Intrigueforyouforever Vintage -Etsy

Hope these lists help you rather than going to the main sellers and you find some bargains.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid to advertise these companies.

Vintage Boutiques

I am listing Vintage Boutiques that I follow or follow me on social media. In these Boutiques which are mainly independent shops but mainly in the UK you will find repro designs from the main brands Collectif, Lindy Bop etc .Some of these shops provide an online service.

I have wrote a list of shops I know and it will be a useful guide to find clothes from and independent retailer, rather than direct from the company’s.

UK

Miss Samantha Vintage Crookes Sheffield

Blue Banana Pinstone Street Sheffield

The Front Parlour Sheffield

Pretty Kitty Fashion Salisbury

Revor Vintage Manchester

Rockers England Manchester

Violet loves Vintage Manchester

Retroesque Arundel

Cherry Vintage Chichester

Outside UK

Obsessia Vintage Israel

If you google any of these then the information on each shop will be there and some offer online shopping.

I will follow up the next post with a list of online only boutiques .

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for this article.

Back to Lou lous Vintage Fair

Last Saturday I nipped in for an hour to the latest fair in my City. I had loads of clothes so I wasn’t particularly shopping but I wanted to see what was going off.

Quiter than normal and not as many stall holders only the regulars and I noticed a new one too selling Ruby Shoo shoes, I took a photo.

Also there another of my favourite stalls Grannys Wardrobe that sells jewelry and bags . I saw the ladies on Kittieskabin Rockabilly Boutique who I shop regularly with had some marvellous dresses,cardigans and tops from them. I also bought a Dancing Days bag from them and the compliments I have got on the bag is brilliant itis a nautical style bag and practical. I bought a couple of pin broaches from them this time.

I then went for my coffee and cake at the Secret Cake Club. Filtered coffee with chocolate Guinness cherry cake delicious.

I took some photos for you to see some of the stalls .

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for writing about Lou Lous Vintage Fair. It is written from my point of view.