Tall Poppy Diaries

Observations and musings on life as a happy high-achiever (or what the Aussie's call a "Tall Poppy" ). "Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have." --Oprah Winfrey

Monday, October 11, 2004


  Real Age Tip of the Day

A Hearty Juice

There's a particular kind of juice that may prove helpful for diabetics. Early research indicates that tomato juice may reduce blood platelet clumping in people with type 2 diabetes. Blood platelet clumping could contribute to heart attack or stroke under certain conditions, and diabetics are at increased risk for such heart problems. If you add tomato juice to your diet, go for low-sodium varieties.

RealAge Benefit: Diabetics who adopt an aggressive disease management program can make their RealAge as much as 8 years younger.

You can read more at www.realage.com

PS: My father, who suffers from both heart disease AND Type II Diabetes swears by V-8 A-C-E (which, of course, is V-8 with added doses of Vitamins A, C and E). We have laughed at him for years with all of his "home remedies" (including the V-8). But having lived for 20+ years after a heart attack and quintuple by-pass and complicated by Diabetes, he may be onto something. A decade or so ago, we laughed at his determination in eating and drinking a few other "home remedies" every day, as well--GREEN TEA and two cups of BLUEBERRIES daily. Now we just smile and nod...and add them to our grocery list each week.

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