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Tips to Kick the Smoking Habit

July 31, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Smoking is dangerous to your health.” This slogan has been on cigarette packs for years and yet, people who smoke do not seem to realize the slogan has much truth in it. Cigarettes contain nicotine, the addictive substance which makes people want to smoke. Apart from it, cigarettes also contain thousands of chemicals that are harmful to the body.

While smoking is harmful to people in general, it poses more health hazards to people with diabetes. Smoking increases their risk of complications brought about by diabetes such as heart attack and stroke. Here are some tips to help people with diabetes break the smoking habit. » Continue Reading

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Healthy Comfort Foods

July 30, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

Comfort food is the food which brings back good memories. It’s what we think of when we hear the word “homemade”, and it’s the food that reminds us of simpler times. comfort food is typically inexpensive, uncomplicated and easy to prepare. It appeals to many because of familiarity, emotional security, or special reward. Comfort food often includes pleasant associations of childhood. Small children often seem to latch on to a specific food or drink and will repeatedly request it in high stress situations, while adults eat comfort food for a sense of continuity. » Continue Reading

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Healthy Food Options

July 29, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Here’s a list of delicious and healthier options to satisfy your comfort food cravings:

Grilled Banana w/ yoghurt: Place a peeled banana on a piece of foil. Sprinkle some vanilla essence and a teaspoon of granulated fructose. Grill for five minutes and serve with yoghurt. Add freshly crushed cardamom seeds before grilling, if you like. This fruit sugar has a much lower GI than sugar. The warmth of the spices and vanilla, with the slow-release energy from the bananas, makes a comforting snack of pudding for only 150 calories. » Continue Reading

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Spa for the Soul

July 28, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

For most people riddled by conflicting relationships, by demanding superiors or officemates, by uncouth and rude children, and by everyday stresses, there seems to be no end to the problems of daily life. Worse, the tracts of anxiety, worry, depression and despair seem to be not far behind. But heed and take heart because there is hope in hopelessness.

The fact is there is a way out. A happy way out. Relaxing the Mind and Spirit Healing and restoration is required not just by the physical body burdened by the gripping realities of life but by the mind and spirit as well. » Continue Reading

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A Dose of Prayer in Diabetes Management

July 27, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In a Christian country such as the Philippines, prayer has become a part of many Filipino’s lives.  Whether it is for thanksgiving, forgiveness, or healing, prayer is a tool that many a suffering soul uses to cope with whatever hardships are encountered.

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Should Children be Allowed Soft Drinks?

July 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

On televisions across the globe, soft drink commercials are plainly made to be irresistible. Yes, it is refreshing. Yes, it is thirst-quenching. Yes, it is tempting! What makes these television ads more inviting is that they don’t discriminate. Everyone is welcome to grab a can — whatever the gender, status, or age. Even children are encouraged to drink soft drinks, anytime, anywhere. » Continue Reading

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Fun Glucose Checks for Kids

July 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

For people with diabetes, checking blood sugar everyday is important. It is part of the routine they must do to keep their diabetes under control. And because it is routinely done, checking their blood sugar becomes automatic. Sometimes, diabetics get so used to the idea that they are not bothered by the regular needle pricks at all. But for some, they get tired of the daily process and lose interest in doing it altogether. And before they know it, the worst happens, and complications set in.

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How to Cope with Diabetes

July 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes means serious lifestyle changes. It entails saying goodbye to eating too much sweets and drinking with the gang every weekend, and saying hello to meeting your doctor regularly, checking your blood sugar level, and perhaps, regular insulin injections. For some, these changes and adjustments may come easy, but it may be grueling and excruciatingly difficult for others. » Continue Reading

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Anxiety and Diabetes

July 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Stress Busters 0

Anxiety disorders make up one of the most common groups of psychiatric conditions in the world. It has been reported in the National Comorbidity Study that one out of four persons will meet the diagnostic criteria for at least one anxiety disorder. Women have a 30.5 percent lifetime prevalence as compared to men who have a 19.2 percent lifetime prevalence. » Continue Reading

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Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

July 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

The snore is often associated with good sleep after a hard day’s work. However, it may actually indicate partial obstruction of the upper airway. » Continue Reading

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