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Top 10 Diseases in the Philippines

June 19, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Advocacy 0

The Philippines is a southeast Asian country, which distinguishes itself from its neighbors with its more western like culture because the country had been under western colonial rule for over 300 years. It is also the home for Filipinos, who are the most travelled people in the world. Because the place is a paradise, it is also the 12th most populous country in the world. The top 10 leading diseases in the Philippines are also the leading cause of death in the country. » Continue Reading

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Top 10 Brain Foods

June 16, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Advocacy 0

We all know that when we eat food, it nourishes the body and it gives us energy that we need. But aside from that, food can work in many ways; it can even affect brain activity. You may often hear that chocolates and nuts are the most common sources for enhancing brain activity.

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Aid for Insomniacs

June 12, 2020 Category :General Wellness| Healthy Advocacy 0

It is so frustrating when you try so hard to sleep in order to ready yourself for another busy day but forces beyond your control prohibit you from sleeping. Such is the dilemma of insomniacs. Yet, the problem can be solved. Below are a few, simple things you can do to help you fall into deep, sound slumber and restore that glow in your eyes and skin, and that energy in your body.

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Mind Over Diabetes

June 8, 2020 Category :Emotional Wellness| Healthy Advocacy 0

Notwithstanding all the artillery man has created for survival through the course of the ages, nothing could be more powerful than what he has been internally blessed with from the beginning—the mind.

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Injury Prevention among Diabetics

June 1, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Physical Wellness 0

All people naturally avoid injuries but avoiding injuries is a greater must for people with diabetes because of their relatively weaker healing powers. Diabetes can reduce the blood’s clotting ability, which essential in our body’s natural self healing process. Thus, simple cuts or would among diabetics can be potentially dangerous as they become more prone to infection as wounds don’t heal immediately. Because of which injury prevention among diabetics is very critical.

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Healthy Holiday Dining Tips

May 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner. It is the time for gift giving, gatherings, reunions, games, romantic dates, and of course banquets of sweet drinks and scrumptious food one after the other. Indeed, what are New Year’s and Valentine’s without good food?

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PASOO Food Guide Pyramid

May 7, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The PASOO Food Guide Pyramid is the food pyramid guide developed by the Philippine Society for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO) especially for Filipinos. The food pyramid guide for Filipino Adults aged 20-93 years was developed by PASOO in collaboration with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under the auspices of Dr. Sanirose Orbeta, VP of PASOO and Dr. Rodolfo F. Florentino, former FNRI Director.

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Benefits of Pandesal

April 30, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Pandesal is most common and the most popular bread in the Philippines. Its name is Spanish for “salt bread.” Unlike the typical loaf of bread, the pandesal dough is rolled and cut to smaller pieces before baking it. Today, it is the most common breakfast bread used by most Filipinos which they stuff with different spreads, sardines, butter, peanut butter, cheese, langonisa, eggs or anything that will suit their taste. Another common way Filipinos eat the pandesal is by dipping it on coffee. Thus, pandesal and coffee is the most common breakfast among Filipinos.

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Ponkan Health Benefits for Diabetics

April 22, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Diet is vital in managing the health of a diabetic patient. The recommended diet would often refer to a low-fat, high-fiber diet which essentially involved fresh fruits and vegetables. Based on this general diet recommendation, the eating of Ponkan is definitely advised to diabetic patients.

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Philippine Diabetes Statistics

April 21, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The incidence of diabetes is growing around the world. It is in the top ten leading causes of deaths. Filipinos are not an exemption to this incidence as more and more Filipinos are affected by the disease. In fact, the last 2008 survey was alarming enough to conclude that one out of every five Filipinos have diabetes. That means that around 20% of the population have diabetes and this has significantly increase from only 4% in 1998. Another cause for alarm is that Filipinos diagnosed with diabetes are getting younger. Children as young as 5-years old have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. With this trend, the Philippines is expected to belong on the top 10 countries with the most people with diabetes 15 years from now.

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