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Re: [IP] bilberry for the eyes, diabetes

I do take it, though only on the advice of my mother.  She's read a ton of
herbal books, so I'm not sure which one(s) she got the info from. I really
have no way to tell if it works, though.


-----Original Message-----
From: Celia McInnis <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>; email @ redacted
<email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, August 06, 1999 3:05 AM
Subject: [IP] bilberry for the eyes, diabetes

>I picked up a book  by James F. Balch, M.D. called "The SUPER Antioxidants"
>0-87131-851-2, Copyright 1998)(Publisher M. Evans and Company, Inc., 216
East 49th
>Street, New York, New York 10017) which calls bilberry (aka huckleberry or
>whortleberry) "the best hope available to diabetics facing vision
>(ie., better than pine bark, grape seed extract, etc.).
>The author says that bilberries are loaded with anthocyanocides, zinc,
>and selenium. He says that the main effect of bilberry is an improvement in
>circulation and blood vessel health and that this is especially beneficial
for the
>Other benefits are that it lowers blood pressure, reduces clotting and
>glucoquinine (which can lower blood sugar).
>Anyway, health food stores sell bilberry in capsule form and it's not
expensive -
>It sounds like a good thing to add to our list of daily supplements. Does
>take this already and have any impression or knowledge as to its value?
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
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