Monday, August 3, 2009


Friday, July 10, 2009

Waxing is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair, but it comes with the price tag of pain. Read on for some steps that you can take to make it a bit

Waxing hurts. There's no getting around that fact. But it's a price many of us are willing to pay for a sleeker and hair free look. There are steps, however, that you can take to make the process more comfortable. For one thing, if this is your first time getting waxed, remember that it gets easier each time. The first time hurts the most.First of all, use a numbing spray which can be purchased at your local drug store. Also, take an over the counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen approximately half hour to forty-five minutes before your waxing procedure. This is especially helpful when waxing is being performed on some of our most sensitive areas.Next, remember to seek out an experienced professional. They will know the proper consistency and type of wax to use on certain areas, which direction to pull from, how to properly hold the skin. Someone with experience is much more likely to give you the result you're looking for by using the most appropriate technique.A warm shower or apply a warm compress to the area will help to prepare the hair follicles to more easily release the hair by loosening up the pores. A body scrub will also aid in preparing your skin. It will help to get rid of excess dead skin cells in order to make the surface ready and receptive to the treatment.Don't apply any astringents to the area prior to your appointment, as this will tighten the pores and make the process even more painful. Also, ice numbing is an absolute no-no. You might think of ice as a natural way to numb your skin, but it's also a natural pore shrinker. Don't do it.Alcohol is a bad idea, as well as caffeine. You might think of these as comfort beverages, friendly drinks to aid you in relaxing. But you would be wrong. They actually make your skin even more sensitive, and more sensitivity equals more pain.Try some relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing or visualization before and during the process. A relaxed body is one that is easier to pluck hair from.One final tip: only wax areas that are sturdy enough to withstand the process. For example, don't get too close to your eyes (eyelashes), not inside your ears or nose, not over damaged skin (from a rash or sunburn or wound), not over the male genitalia (ouch). Good luck and on to relatively comfortable hair removal!
posted by Shahbaz Ali.very useful info for women.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Isn’t being depressed bad enough? Diabetes can develop if you suffer from depression.Why can depression cause diabetes?The hormone cortisol may be the topic. If you are depressed a higher intensity of this hormone can be produced in the body. When more cortisol is secreted insulin sensitivity may be diminished and increase fat deposits.
In the four states of Pennsylvania, California, North Carolina and Maryland 4,681 men and women were tracked with an average age of 73. The Archives of Internal Medicine disclosed the following: In these three scenarios (single bouts of depression, chronic depression and depression that worsened over time) an increased risk of diabetes existed in all threr cases.
How can you avoid potential diabetes problems?First you need to recognize some signs of depression. If you have a few of these symptoms, see a doctor or someone you trust than u talk to.
You are apathetic about most things. Caring about anything has become a very low priority.Your have a change in your appetite eating more or less than you used to. Quick weight gains or losses occur.Your eating habits have changed. You are eating more or you are eating less than you used to. Weight gains and losses are happening rather quickly.Sleeping has become difficult for you. You cannot get a full nights rest.You have lots of negative thoughts about yourself. You cannot do anything correctly is your own self evaluation.
You seem to always wake up in a bad mood. Mornings are the worst time of day.You lack any energy. You feel tired and listless.
You find it very difficult to concentrate as "other thoughts" keep getting in your way. Concentrating on anything is almost impossible.
You have feelings about either doing away with yourself or hurting yourself Get on the right passageway to better healthShould you have any of these symptoms you can be hurting yourself mentally but you may compound the issue by bringing on type 2 diabetes as well. Let's break the combination of diabetes and depression by seeing a doctor or joining a support group so you can voice your issues and improve your condition. Awareness is the first step to gaining a healthier lifestyle.
it is very useful article for diabetic patients.they must read is written by well known physician.
Best regards from Shahbaz Ali Mughal.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Can Cinnamon Help Control Diabetes?

You may have heard that cinnamon can help control your blood sugar. In recent years, researchers have been studying the spice and its effects on blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It has been thought that the spice improves the muscles ability to use glucose.
In fact, a small, recently conducted study showed that cinnamon did in fact have beneficial effects on blood sugar. The problem is that since the original study, no one has been able to duplicate these results. In other words, newer studies have failed to show that cinnamon affects blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes.
So why the conflicting evidence? Experts are not sure. Could it be the type of cinnamon used? So far, only cassia (Chinese) cinnamon has been studied. This type of cinnamon is commonly used in the U.S., however, there are different types of cinnamon. Other variables that could cause conflicting results include the length of time of the studies and the amount of cinnamon used.
One thing that everyone can agree on is that more research must be done. In the mean time, it is safe to use up to one and one-half teaspoons of cinnamon daily, but do not expect it to lower your blood sugar. Caution should be taken as there is little information about the side effects of higher amounts of cinnamon. Higher doses of cinnamon have been related to liver toxicity.
this blog is written by well known physician.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Is chocolate good for Diabtese?

  1. It seems counter-intuitive: chocolate good for diabetes? Isn’t chocolate the stuff that causes diabetes in the first place? According to researchers, the key is high-flavonol content. Flavanols are a class of flavanoids; a pigment found in certain plants. These pigments have long been thought to have a beneficial effect on heart health. Flavanoids are found in dark chocolate (as opposed to milk chocolate). Researchers have published data showing that flavanol-enriched hot cocoa beverage may improve blood flow in people with type 2 diabetes. The study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at 41 people, which were divided into two groups. One group drank flavanol-enriched cocoa beverage daily. The other group drank cocoa that was not enriched with flavanoids. The results showed a 30% improvement in vascular function on average in the flavanol-enriched group. Keep in mind that the researchers involved in this study were employed by Symbioscience, a division of candy makers Mars Inc. This branch of the Mars company was recently established to research the potential health benefits of chocolate. Of course, results that favor chocolate will also favor Symbioscience, so caution must be taken when interpreting the results. If anything, the study is promising, but clearly more study by non-biased research sources is needed.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Healthy Eating for Diabetes Patients

When faced with the diagnoses of Diabetes, there is much that the healthcare provider can do to help patients today. However, eating right is something the patient can—and must—do for themselves. Food and blood glucose levels walk hand in hand for Diabetes sufferers, making mealtime an effective method to keep the disease at bay. The subsequent article discusses how eating right can lead to better health and solid management of a complicated disease. For many, the do-it-yourself method of food regulation is difficult. Changing eating habits is hard to do. There are new diet trends offered seasonally each year for people continually searching for a way to eat right. One important fact for the diabetic to keep in mind is that healthy eating for them is very nearly on par for healthy eating for everyone else—it’s just that healthy eating is a must rather than an option. Healthy eating is comprised of a wide variety of foods with balanced meals that range with carbohydrates, proteins and fat. All calories must be accounted for, so keeping a food diary is a good way to start your journey into a healthy eating lifestyle. For the diabetes sufferer, meals must be planned to keep blood glucose levels safely under control. Intake must be carefully weighed against insulin doses, medication and exercise to avoid extreme fluctuation of blood glucose levels. Meal planning may seem like a novelty at first, but after a week or two, you can recycle your plans and accomplish your healthy eating lifestyle more rapidly than you may have thought possible. Most healthcare providers will refer diabetes patients to a dietician or nutritionist to discuss a healthy eating plan. Talk about what you like to eat and find out if it can be worked into an eating plan. A dietician will also be able to inform you about calorie counting, counting fat grams, counting carbohydrate grams, counting sodium grams, counting food exchanges, and any of your own individual goals for keeping healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle. Dieticians that have experience working with diabetic patients will provide you with a new way to look at food and eating so that the diabetes can be managed successfully. While preparing your healthy eating plan you should also discuss your activities, your target range for blood glucose levels and how you may be able to prevent other diseases simply by eating healthy. Whether you have gestational, type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you will want to include as wide a variety of foods as possible. Use the standard food pyramid as a good rule of thumb when planning your daily intakes. To keep your body nutritionally happy, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals in proper proportion are necessary. Sources of carbohydrates include bread, grains, pasta, fruit, vegetables, legumes, and dairy products. Excellent protein sources are poultry, meats, dairy products, eggs and fish. For fat, look to meat, dairy products, nuts and oils. Most patients, however, need to keep weight under control, so focusing on good carbohydrates and protein becomes increasingly more important fat intake. Your caloric intake must be spent wisely and it’s best to avoid fats from bacon, bacon grease, butter, lard, cream cheese and coconut oil. If you crave sweets, consider using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to keep your blood glucose levels in check. While a dietician will be able to individualize your healthy eating plan, there are some general tips that all diabetes patients can keep in mind when it comes to eating healthy: *Use a nonstick vegetable spray for cooking instead of oils. *To flavor foods without adding additional calories, season your meals with herbs. *When eating poultry, remember that breast meat is leanest. *Avoid pastas that contain eggs or fat; select converted, brown or wild types of rice. *Choose "choice" or "select" cuts of meat which are lower in fat. *Try to eat fresh or frozen vegetables. If eating canned vegetables, be sure to rinse them to reduce the amount of sodium. *When it comes to oils, choose olive, canola, soybean, corn, sesame or safflower. While eating healthy and learning the ins and outs of nutrition may seem daunting at first, it will ultimately prove both rewarding and empowering. Controlling your disease by eating right is key to this and may other diseases.

Friday, April 10, 2009

What's so good about green tea you ask? What's all the fuss? Green tea is filling up the grocery store shelves. A few years ago I just about heard of green tea. Now when I go to the store I see a dozen (at least) variations of green tea. Could this tea color be catching on?So many green teas. So many flavors.While green tea has been around for thousands of years, it has become a remedy of choice for diabetics looking to free themselves of medications. It is also a very accessible product to obtain. Grocery stores from Maine to Florida and from North Carolina to California carry varieties of green tea. Green tea is easy to find. And the results that have been studied with regard to diabetes research are very positive. Japan, The United Kingdom's Council on Tea, The U S Department of Agriculture and Maryland University have produced research and testing results of green tea usage that has been very favorable. . How does green tea work in the body?There seems to be so many benefits associated with this type of tea. Green tea might just be one great blessing for diabetes care. The Japanese and Chinese cultures have been using green tea for thousands of years. Green tea has been the buzz word in western culture for a few years now. Maybe some of the positive results that are being attributed to green tea are what all the hoopla is about.Green tea can help control blood sugar levels for diabetic making it very appealing as a natural solution. The catechin polyphenols found in green tea make it a great antioxidant that can lower cholesterol, help to increase your immune system and assist your cardiovascular as well. It can support in the battle against cancer, and can also help preventing heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. The UK Council on Tea claims that people drinking green tea reduce their likelihood of getting diabetes, than those individuals that do not consume the beverage. Green tea has about one half the amounts of caffeine that black tea has and about one quarter the caffeine in coffee. So it can be drunk just about any time of the day.Green tea is for me. What about you?Finding natural solutions for diabetes is what I like doing. If you are interested in what The Diabetic Warrior has to say about natural methods to help diabetics then keep reading. He has conquered the disease with his way of eating. The MP3 I did with him provides some insights that will benefit you in controlling your diabetes. Grab your free interv.
This article was written by Arron Wallad.
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