Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!

A very familiar phrase in this festive season. You better watch out, it just because Santa Claus is coming to town!

In more than 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was the main character in Christmas, but things are gradually replaced by the heavily commercialized Santa Claus.

Hence, whenever Christmas is just around the corner, people would tend to think of Santa instead. Santa, gives us a perception which is a round, super-chubby, dress in red and white colored exclusive Santa robe, flying across the moon and stars with his sledge, presents galore in his bag, and so many more symbolic characteristics.

Dr. Nathan Grills from Monash University said that Santa should change his image instead, by getting off his sleigh and walk, so that he could lose weight, so that he could stop promoting unhealthy living as well as obesity. Santa is also said to promote drink-driving as he drinks gallons of brandy as he rounds on Christmas Eve.

But whatever it is, this is the festive season, and we should all come together and celebrate it, but just remember not to follow Santa lifestyle as far as his health is concerned. Instead of gulping brandy, why not consuming GT&F Milk everyday?

Hereby, GTF wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Diabetes & Glaucoma

A contractor, in his forties, learned that he had diabetes. About 10 years ago, this person went to consult the doctor in order to deal with any vision problems that he suffered. The consulted doctor found that there was a very high intraocular pressure in both eyes of this contractor. Such so-called high intraocular pressure is a very obvious sign of a person having glaucoma. Doctor kept prescribing different types of eyedrops, hoping that the contractor's eyes could be cured, but unfortunately, the treatments did not seem to work, until he underwent a laser procedure followed by continuous eye drop medications which successfully reduced his intraocular pressure.

Cited from wikipedia, glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve as well as involving the loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. As the example quoted above, ocular pressure is a significant factor in why glaucoma could occur. At a relatively low pressure in the eye, we might develop some nerve damages, while there are also some people who may have high pressure in the eye for years but yet, never develop damage. Nicknamed "Sneak Thief of Sight", untreated glaucoma might steal the sight of the infected individual and eventually causes blindness.

In a recent study, it suggests that people with diabetes face special risks from glaucoma. Both diabetes and glaucoma are said to have a few symptoms which are quite similar. Before the infected individuals are aware of the problems, severe damages could have occurred in their eyes. There are many studies out there which could prove that diabetics are more likely to develop glaucoma, and there are also other studies which suggest that glaucoma patients with diabetes disease are more likely to suffer vision damages. These studies indicated how closely diabetes and glaucoma are related to each other.

While everyone else who suffers glaucoma and at the same time, a diabetes sufferer, trying hard in applying eye medications from doctors, many times they do not realize the root of the problem, and consequently, they do not solve the real problem lying beneath them. Diabetes, apart from being regarded as the root of most of the metabolic syndromes, now vision complications such as glaucoma is very well included under that list.

GT&F Products offer consumers many benefits, especially benefits in curbing the hazardous diabetes. The precious trivalent chromium content in those products could very well enhance insulin signalling in your body. As a result, other metabolic syndromes and body systems, not forgetting possibly glaucoma, can also be improved.