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Laughter, the Ultimate Stress Buster

February 18, 2019 Category :People and Places| Stress Busters 0

Today, there are many ways on how to de-stress.You may opt to go to a spa, visit an interesting place, or simply stay at home and watch your favorite movie, listen to your favorite music, or read a book. But did you know that laughter is a great stress reliever too? Comic impersonator Willie Nepomuceno shares his thoughts on how laughter can relieve stress, and narrates his stint in a stressful business like the entertainment industry.

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The Fat Deal on Trans Fat

February 17, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you aware of the kind of fat you are eating? One of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes is excess body fat or obesity resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and physical activity. Fat is one of the three major nutrients in food that supply energy, the others are carbohydrate and protein. Fat is the main form in which the body stores energy. Fats and oils are made mostly of fatty acids. The chemical and physical properties of fat are determined by the relative amounts of fatty acids it contains. There are four major kinds of fats/fatty acids in the foods that we eat. » Continue Reading

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How Laughter Conquers All – Even Diabetes!

February 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

You may have seen her in the 90’s soap Valiente and just recently Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She was also in shows Daisy Siete, Tabachingching, and the morning show Unang Hirit, where she’s a segment host. Aside from these, she also does corporate events, and occasionally performs in comedy bars.

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Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

February 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was the time it was confirmed that she was diabetic and was asked by her endocrinologist, Dr. Augusto Litonjua, to change her eating habits. Although she wasn’t able to kick her usual eating habits all at once, she says that once she was able to control her food intake, she began experiencing miracles in her diabetes management.

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Healthy Fast-food Choices

February 14, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

McDonald’s and Jollibee seem to be a pair… When one sees McDonald’s in a corner street, not far from it is a Jollibee outlet. Each is endorsed by well known celebrities and both have a social dimension of helping the less privileged children.

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Artificial Sweeteners: Are they Safe?

February 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

It has been 15 years since Jingky, a mother of one, was diagnosed to have diabetes. One day, she stood in front of a store, indulging her eyes on the mouth-watering cakes, buttery pastries, luscious ice cream, and creamy puddings, feeling sorry she couldn’t consume such foods.

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Tips for Staying Well Hydrated

February 12, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

  • Have a beverage with every meal and snack.
  • Choose beverages that you enjoy. Several studies show that children and adults consume about 45 percent to 50 percent more liquid when it’s flavored vs. plain water.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables tend to have high water content, which makes them a great option for helping you meet your hydration needs.
  • Don’t exclusively rely on thirst. Sometimes thirst is not a reliable measure of hydration because of medications or other health conditions. Keep a water bottle or beverage at your desk, in your car, in your bag or wherever you will be reminded to drink.
  • Keep beverages at moderate temperature. Fluids served at moderate temperatures — temperatures that are neither hot nor cold — tend to be consumed in greater volumes.
  • Follow the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations for fluid intake before, during and after physical activity
  • Choose your beverage that fit your activity level and lifestyle. If you are watching your calorie intake, consider choosing a low-calorie beverage or create your own refreshing light beverages. Also be aware of the calorie content of the beverages you drink.

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To Drink or not to Drink

February 11, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s.

We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate means the process of supplying water or liquid in order to maintain a healthy balance. Fluid intake does not necessarily mean just plain water intake. This can also connote to fruit/vegetable juices, soups, gelatin, popsicles, sodas and even alcoholic beverages.

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Fitness Tips for Busy Bodies

February 10, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

We’ve heard it all before, isometric training, core strengthening, multi-lateral conditioning — the works! But such jargon just leaves you feeling overwhelmed and overloaded with information. So instead, you read thousands of fitness magazines, consult hundreds of experts, and dive into a diet/fitness program but still have yet to achieve the form and feel you want.

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Silymarin cures Fatty Liver?

February 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: My doctor told me I have a fatty liver. Can I take silymarin to cure this?

Answer:
Fatty liver is a very common condition. This condition is present when the liver cells are replaced by fat. In some persons with fatty liver, there is also significant liver injury that can lead to progressive liver disease. Most persons with fatty liver have no symptoms and often, the diagnosis of fatty liver is made either with laboratory testing or ultrasound examination during routine medical check-up.

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