Chef Carlo Miguel – A Bigger Man

October 15, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

It was a couple of hours away before the restaurant opened. As I ran a bit late, the chef who just guested in Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition and has made a name for himself was already by the bar standing. I came in very anxious and excited at the same time while he talked to the restaurant’s marketing officer. They wrapped up their conversation, and we introduced ourselves to each other. For a moment, there was an awkward silence. I just couldn’t utter a thing when in the back of my head all I could think of was how much he’d changed—very far from the pictures I saw online. It wasn’t just the weight loss. There was something else I could hardly point a finger to. But whatever it was, I liked what I saw and I liked the fact more that I was there to hear his story firsthand.

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Healthier Alternatives to Soda

October 14, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

High levels of bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-C) according to reports have been causing cardiovascular deaths worldwide, including thousands of Filipinos.

Due to variety of factors counting lifestyle, heredity, and diet, LDL-C that comes with other diseases such as diabetes is a common event but still being overlooked by many.

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Pioglitazone link to Bladder Cancer?

October 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: I’ve been on pioglitazone for 3 years and heard it might be link to bladder cancer. Should I stop taking it?

Last June 15, 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public that use of the diabetes medication Pioglitazone for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

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Managing Weight, Maintaining Health

October 12, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

In this age of junk food and sedentary lifestyles, the need for proper weight management has never been more apparent. Many people are aware of the associated risks of obesity, but as much as they would want to start living a healthy lifestyle, they do not know how to start or do not have the means and facilities to do so.

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Balanced Life with Tai Chi

October 11, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

From the instant we wake up and put on our work clothes, to the time we dress down to our pajamas, we subconsciously look for balance in our lives. Incidentally, it is this very principle embodied in Tai Chi which may lead people with diabetes to healthier days.

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Diabetes Medications 101: Oral Perspectives

October 10, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetes is rapidly becoming an epidemic worldwide because of the change in diet and lifestyle. And the Philippines is not spared. The number of diabetics and patients with diabetes-related complications has increased despite measures and advocacies to modify lifestyle.

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Prevent Diabetes in You: Start Now!

October 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Every 10 seconds, someone dies from diabetes-related causes and 2 new cases are diagnosed in the world. Diabetes has become one of the leading causes of death in the modern world. And it is on the rise among younger people.

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Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

October 8, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?”

A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day.

Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. Asthma is the most common serious disease among children and a growing problem in adults.

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Gene linked to Type 2 Diabetes may cause Alzheimer’s

October 7, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A gene for a protein causing type 2 diabetes can possibly kill nerve cells in the brain and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine revealed.

The SorCS1 gene controls the creation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) in the brain which plays a vital role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, the researchers associated SorCS1 to Alzheimer’s disease and identified where the molecules lived in the cell, but not how they control Abeta.

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Nuts can Halt Type 2 Diabetes

October 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Controlling diabetes and preventing its complications could be helped significantly by eating nuts every day.

According to a study conducted by D. Jenkins et al., consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates is an effective lipid and glycemic control method for persons with Type 2 diabetes. “Mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts have benefits for both blood glucose control and blood lipids and may be used as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain,” said Jenkins, who led the research team from St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.

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