Practical Tips for Elderly Diabetics

January 10, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Management of diabetes is different for everyone most especially for the elderly. However, being old is not an excuse to not participate actively in taking control of your diabetes. The Joslin Diabetes Center in the United States estimates that one out of every five people over the age of 60 has diabetes. The elderly are also more prone to complications of the disease. To avoid complications and to live your life fully even with diabetes, we offer tips on how to keep track of and control diabetes, even at the prime of your life. » Continue Reading

Hot and Sour Soup

January 10, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Asian flavors are always close to our hearts – none more so than this hearty bowl.  Kaffir lime leaves add that sour flavor and are available in specialty shops like Spices and Flavours at Market! Market!.  If you can’t find it, replace with calamansi juice to spice up the sour flavors.

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French Onion Soup

January 10, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

This playful version of the french onion soup uses different kinds of onions readily available in any grocery or supermarket.

Yield: 6 portions

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Cream-Style Squash Soup

January 10, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Enjoy creating your own cream style soup with a pureed version, and substituting the cream with low fat milk or coconut milk.

Yield: 6 portions

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Seafood Chowder

January 10, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 1

This seafood chowder is truly a filling and healthy start.Try to use lean cuts of fish (not the belly).

Yield: 6 portions

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Healthy Soups for the Soul

January 10, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Soup has always had a special place in my heart and stomach – from the time when my Mom would prepare a warm bowl of sopas to chase my ailments away.  All of us will undoubtedly have those sage bits of advice about soup being good for us.  Nutritionists agree with our parents as well, especially if it is a perennial favorite filled not just with those memories of yesteryears, but also full of nutrition and flavor that can be meals in themselves.  Studies have show that soup taken at the start of the meal can slow down the rate of eating, as you fill up the stomach and curtail your appetite.  Here we celebrate with four bowls of heartwarming goodness. » Continue Reading

Motivational Interviews Help Diabetic Teens

January 9, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with. Diabetics frequently have problems with their lifestyles and with the way they live, work and play for the rest of their lives. But it is significantly harder for children, specifically for teens, to deal with this life-changing disease. Recognizing this, a special technique of counseling has been developed to help Type I diabetic teens keep their sugar levels under control and their anxieties and worries at bay. Called “motivational interviewing,” this counseling technique, designed specifically for teen diabetics, was developed by researchers in the United Kingdom and featured in the journal, Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

Food Label Empowers Health-Conscious Consumers

January 7, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

At the front, back and side panels of food packages bearing the food labels, nutrition information is generally in three main areas: » Continue Reading

Human Embryonic Cells Produce Insulin

January 6, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

A solution to diabetes is finally within reach, according to Geron Corporation, a US-based company that specializes in developing cures for the treatment of cancer and other degenerative diseases. The company has also pioneered the use of human embryonic stem cells for therapeutic claims. With the knowledge that human embryonic stem cells were found to produce insulin, Geron hand-in-hand with Canadian researchers, formulated a technique that restores insulin-producing cells in patients with Type l diabetes. They called this project the Edmonton Protocol. Geron is now working on purifying and perfecting these cells and testing them on animals. » Continue Reading

Fight Back Brain Attack

January 5, 2009 Category :Healthy News 0

One of life’s greatest marvels is the human brain. It coordinates our thoughts, emotions, movement, behavior and sensation. In short, it directs all that we think, feel and do. Its billions of nerve cells are connected to the rest of the body through a network of specialized tissues called the nervous system. » Continue Reading