herbal medicine for DIABETESWritten by GOLDIE
For Salacia Oblonga herb Capsules and Extract Write to Botanika email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com : : : : WWW.SALACIAOBLONGACAPSULES.COM Traditional Indian medicine, herb Salacia oblonga may help treat diabetes Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Study News Published: Tuesday, 8-Feb-2005 Printer Friendly Email to a Friend : : : : Herbs used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower blood sugar and insulin levels in a manner similar to prescription drugs, a new study reports. Researchers gave extracts of herb Salacia oblonga to 39 healthy adults, and results were promising. The largest dose of herb extract - 1,000 milligrams - decreased insulin and blood glucose levels by 29 and 23 percent, respectively. : : "These kinds of reductions are similar to what we might see with prescription oral medications for people with diabetes," said Steve Hertzler, a study co-author and an assistant professor of nutrition at Ohio State University. : : Salacia oblonga, which is native to regions of India and Sri Lanka, binds to intestinal enzymes that break down carbohydrates in body. These enzymes, called alpha-glucosidases, turn carbohydrates into glucose, sugar that circulates throughout body. If enzyme binds to herbal extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less glucose gets into blood stream, resulting in lowered blood glucose and insulin levels. : : "Lowering blood glucose levels lowers risk of disease-related complications in people with diabetes," Hertzler said. "Also, poor compliance with diabetes medications often hinders effectiveness of these drugs. It may be easier to get someone to take an herb with food or in a beverage, as opposed to a pill." : : The study appears in a recent issue of Journal of American Dietetic Association. : : Thirty-nine healthy adults participated in four separate meal tolerance tests. These meals, which were given in beverage form, were spaced three to 14 days apart. Each participant fasted for at least 10 hours before consuming test beverage. : : Participants were asked to drink about two cups' worth of chilled beverage, which contained zero, 500, 700 or 1,000 milligrams of Salacia oblonga extract. Afterward, researchers used finger-prick method to draw blood samples from each person every 15 to 30 minutes for three hours. These blood samples were used to determine insulin and blood glucose concentrations. The biggest changes in blood glucose and insulin levels usually happen within first
Baby's First BasketWritten by Bob Bassett
A baby gift basket is a perfect shower gift or a great present from office to an expecting coworker. Contents can vary from keepsake items such as silver plated rattles to practical day-to-day needs such as bottles, pacifiers, and blankets. Baskets in all sizes and price ranges are available, making it easy to choose a gift appropriate to occasion.
Baby gift baskets often have themes, such as bathtime, potty training, or popular cartoon characters. With some baskets you may be able to opt for either a girl or boy version, but don't worry if you don't know since there are plenty of unisex options available too. While they may seem cute, remember that new parents might get several baby bath sets. Check on what kind of return or exchange policy your gift basket has before making a final decision.
Plush animals are cute, but try to choose a baby gift basket that also contains practical items. If you aren't sure what new parents already have, look for contents that they will need in quantity like bottles or something that will be used up like lotions or baby shampoo.