Saturday, December 17, 2005

Re: Latest Price List for Weingut Fritz Haag and Schloss Lieser

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

FW: diabetes & glycemic index (diet!!)


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Subject: diabetes & glycemic index (diet!!)


How the gylcaemic index can help
Dr Bridget Farham

Taking care with what you eat is essential if you have diabetes, and is considered to be the backbone for the control and management of diabetes. For some people, this is all they have to do to keep their blood sugar levels in the normal range. Others also need to take tablets or injections of insulin.

But no matter what the treatment, everyone with diabetes must take care with their food in order to keep their blood sugar levels under control. If blood sugar levels are not properly controlled, diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels in the heart, legs, brain and kidneys. For this reason, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and blindness are more common in people with diabetes.

The only part of food that directly affects our blood sugar levels is CHO. When we eat carbohydrate foods, they are broken down into sugar and cause the blood sugar levels to rise. The body responds by releasing insulin into the blood. The insulin clears the sugar from the blood, moving it into the muscles where it is used for energy and the blood sugar level returns to normal. If there is not enough insulin or if the insulin does not do its job properly, that is when diabetes or high blood sugar levels develop.

Some people think that because carbohydrates raise the blood sugar level, they should not be eaten at all by people who have diabetes. This is not correct. Carbohydrates are a normal part of the diet and at least half of our total calories should come from CHO's. In fact, the more CHO's you eat ,the better, because this automatically reduces the proportion of fat in your diet.

Renewed interest during the last few decades toward a more liberal use of CHO in the dietary management of diabetes mellitus has spawned a new area of research. In the past, dietary advice for diabetes focused on the avoidance of simple CHO's and inclusion of large amounts of complex CHO's into the daily diet.

It was thought that our bodies absorbed and digested simple sugars quickly, producing rapid increases in our blood sugar levels and thus a swift release of insulin. Traditionally sugar was excluded from diabetic diets because it was thought to be the worst type of carbohydrate. This assumption was simply not correct. We now know that simple CHO's do not make our blood sugar rise any more rapidly than some complex CHO's do.

Carbohydrates are now classified according to their blood glucose response or "glycaemic index", which is a ranking of foods based on their ability to increase blood glucose levels over a two to three hour period after ingestion. The glycaemic index (GI) measures how fast the CHO of a particular food is converted to glucose and enters the bloodstream. The lower the number, the slower the action and the better it is for the diabetic.

Whilst the GI factor research has not negated the significance of the quantity of carbohydrate in the diet, it has shown us the importance of considering the type of carbohydrate food that we include.

The GI factor shows us that the way to increase the quantity of carbohydrate in the diabetic diet, without increasing sugar levels in the blood, is to choose foods with a low GI factor. Lowering the GI factor of your diet is not as hard as it seems, because just about every carbohydrate food that you eat has an equivalent food with a low GI factor.

Research has shown that blood sugar levels in people with diabetes are greatly improved if foods with a low GI factor are substituted for high GI factor foods. The diabetic should therefore concentrate on low glycaemic index foods and avoid high glycaemic index foods in the context of a balanced diet and regular exercise. This is the mainstay of dietary therapy. Of course, simple sugars are simply empty calories and should still be minimised for that reason.

If you are having trouble controlling your blood sugar level after a meal, look up the GI factor for the carbohydrate it contains. See if you can find substitutes with a lower GI factor. Eating a meal with a lower GI factor can lower blood sugar rise after a meal. The GI factor is especially important when carbohydrate is eaten by itself and not as part of a mixed meal. Carbohydrate tends to have a stronger effect on our blood sugar levels when eaten alone.

This is the case with between-meal snacks that most people with diabetes have to have. When choosing a between-meal snack, pick one with a low GI factor. For example, an apple with a GI factor of 36 is better than a slice of soft white bread with a GI factor of around 70, and will result in less of a jump in the blood sugar level.

Although we have not mentioned them yet, don't think that fatty foods are not important to limit. They are, especially in people who are overweight. But fatty foods do not increase the blood sugar levels — only CHO foods do. However, being overweight and eating fatty foods prevents the body's insulin from doing its job and indirectly causes the blood sugar levels to rise.

Some foods such as ice cream, peanuts and potato chips have been found to have relatively low GI's, but their increased use would lead to an increased fat intake (which contributes to many lifestyle diseases including diabetes). Therefore, these kinds of foods cannot be recommended on the basis of their low GI. As an occasional snack they are fine, but not every day. Some low-fat and low-GI snack foods to start eating are:

Raisin toast
Low-fat milkshakes or smoothies
Apples and oranges
Low-fat fruit yoghurts
Dried apricots
Peaches and plums
Baked beans

Hypoglycaemia — the exception to the low GI rule

In people with diabetes who are treated with insulin or tablets, the blood sugar may sometimes drop too low. When this happens, they might feel hungry, shaky, sweaty and be unable to think clearly. This is called hypoglycaemia. A hypo is a potentially dangerous situation and must be treated straight away by eating some carbohydrate food. In this case you should pick a carbohydrate with a high GI factor because you need to increase blood sugar quickly. Jelly beans (with a GI factor of 80) are a good choice.

It should be pointed out, that there are many factors that affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes and you are struggling to control your blood sugar level, it is important to seek medical help. The amount of exercise you do, your weight, stress levels, total dietary intake and need for medication have to be assessed, so see your doctor!

As a general rule of thumb, foods with a GI value of:
75 - 100 are best avoided
60 - 75 should be used sparingly
45 - 60 are safer choices
30 - 45 are good choices
Under 30 are very good choices


Monday, December 05, 2005

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Herbal Essences Non Aerosol Hairspray
Jheri Redding Finishers Flexible Hold Hairspray
Pantene Pro V Strong Hold Spray
Pantene Pro V Stronghold Healthy Hold Spray
Rave 4x Mega
Redken Cat Finishing Spritz
Salon Selectives Hold Tight Style Freeze Maximum Hold Finishing Spray
Sebastian Collection Shaper Plus
Suave Maximum Hold Hairspray Unscented, non-aerosol
Suave Naturals Extra Flexible Hold Non Aerosol Hairspray Freesia
TRESemme European Freeze-Hold Hair Spray
VO5 Crystal Clear 14 Hour Hold
Vidal Sassoon Microfine Mist Hair Spray, Aerosol

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Aussie Mega Styling Spray
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Thermasilk Heat Activated Firm Hairspray
Suave Naturals Aloe Vera - Extra Hold Hairspray

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Ban Delicate Powder Roll On
Degree Original Solid Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant
Dove Solid Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Secret Sheer Dry Regular
Secret: Powder Fresh Aerosol
Sure Clear Dry Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant

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Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant Roll-On
Dove Powder Anti-Perspirant Deo
Lady Speed Stick Soft Solid Anti-Perspirant
Secret Anti-Perspirant & Deo Platinum Protection Ambition Scent
Soft & Dri Anti-Perspirant Deo Clear Gel

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Calgon Hawaiian Ginger Body Mist
Calgon Turquoise Seas Body Lotion
Charlie Cologne Spray
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L'Oreal Jet Set Nail Enamel
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CARDIOVASCULAR : It's never too late...
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You thought you had already ruined your body with overeating, not exercising, smoking, a little too much alcohol, right? There's no point in changing the habits of a lifetime. After all, the damage is already done, isn't it? Well, recent research from the USA, home to 50 million smokers and more obese people than anywhere else in the world, says it is never too late to start getting healthy. So start taking control right now!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Re: Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for Planning Medical Travel Outside the U.S.A.

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Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for Planning Medical Travel Outside the U.S.A.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 26, 2005 -- Now that traveling oversees for plastic surgery to countries like Thailand, India and Mexico is quickly becoming a reasonable alternative to having surgery at home, many people are wondering how to plan their first -- and often only -- medical vacation this holiday season.

"It's important to do it right with careful planning from the start. A medical traveler is almost always on a tight time schedule, with no spare hours for delays or changes," says Julie Munro, CEO and Chief Medical Concierge of Cosmetic Surgery Travel, the leading American medical travel planning service.

The well-prepared medical tourist reduces the chances of unexpected problems. "Things can happen, and they need to be ready," says Munro, who arranges medical procedures including cosmetic surgery, joint replacement and coronary bypass surgery for clients going to Bangkok, Thailand.

Munro offers her list of top 10 do's and don'ts for planning a successful medical vacation which includes questions to ask before leaving home; why one shouldn't rush into things; why one can't depend on the Internet for research; and what information to get in writing.

Three of the top ten are:

1. Do go where you know you'll get excellent medical treatment. Few countries promoting "medical tourism" have high medical standards.

2. Do plan ahead, especially if you'll be traveling at peak tourist times. You'll be competing for treatment with other medical travelers and for hotel space with regular tourists.

3. Don't cut costs by going with the "lowest bidder" of surgery or a budget hotel. It may sound like a good idea now, but experience shows you may be sorry later.

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Above all, Munro urges the use of a medical concierge or medical travel planner. A good, experienced medical concierge has a direct pipeline into the best doctors and hospitals. In the long run, medical travelers will save money, get the best treatment, have a stress-free recovery and return home truly relaxed.

Cosmetic Surgery Travel LLC is a U.S. company that arranges exclusive medical vacations in Thailand, including cosmetic surgery, gastric bypass surgery, heart-related surgery, joint-replacement surgery, dental and vision surgery. The company provides medical travel planning and medical concierge services for travel agencies and other medical advisors.

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