Sandwich Spread and Diabetes

May 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carb counting is an activity the diabetics often engage with in order to watch out their diet and control the nutrition and sugar that they need to regulate in their bodies. Eating sandwiches is one way option for diabetics to get a quick, simple and portable meal option. In eating sandwiches, a typical spread used is the sandwich spread which comes in different flavors like ham, tuna and bacon among others. Generally, one serving of sandwich spread is good. This spread has low cholesterol which is approximated at 58 calories. Moreover, the sandwich spread is also a great source for other nutrition such as Folate, Phosphorus, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, among many others. A complete listing of the nutritional benefits of the sandwich spread can be seen in the label including the standard dietary prescriptions. In eating the sandwich spread, diabetic patients should look out for the added sugar and sodium in the spread. Sandwich spread is usually high in sodium or salt approximately 150 mg. Sodium is not necessarily bad but it triggers thirstiness and tend to retain water in the body, which is bad for diabetics.

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Dark Skin on Shins

May 13, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The dark pigmentation that appears on the legs especially on the shin or the lower legs just below the knees is principal symptom of Stasis dermatitis which in turn may be caused by venous stasis. Venous stasis is primarily caused by poor blood circulation on the leg part which may result to the accumulation of melanin in confined areas that result to the pigmentation. Aside from the darkening of the skin or brown discoloration, this disease is often accompanied with inflammation, scaling, and swelling. In some instance, the leg hairs are also loss is also due to problematic circulation. If not addressed, this disease can lead to leg contusion or stasis ulcers, varicose veins, and chronic leg pain.

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Plan Your Way to Success

May 12, 2020 Category :General Wellness 0

We’ve all needed to reach a goal at some point in our lives. Whether it’s about losing weight, quitting a habit, or keeping true to a New Year’s resolution, as long as it kept you looking forward to reaching an achievement in your life, you can call it a goal. It’s the drive to keep you moving right on track. Having a goal makes it clear for you to see where to concentrate your efforts and pushes you closer, inch by inch, to where you want to be.

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Aduas Tree

May 11, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

The Philippines is known for the diversity and richness of its natural resources. Unfortunately, there is minimal research and knowledge of the food potentials of the plant resources that are abundantly available in the country. One of the common trees whose benefits are often neglected is the aduas tree.

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Little Miss Independent

May 10, 2020 Category :Emotional Wellness| General Wellness| Psychological Wellness 0

Situation: A mother, a father, the children, and their children’s children, all living under the same roof. This is a common Filipino household.

But in the digital age of touch screens and video calls, this concept of family tradition has experienced a shift as young adults are now daring to venture out into independent life—single and free—much like those in the western cultures and seen in the movies.

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13 Memory Boosters

May 9, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Whether you’re a student or a near-retiring healthcare professional, a good memory equips you with an important tool to continue with your continuing medical education, and many other undertakings in life. Here are 13 simple but effective pointers to keep our memory in good shape.

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Best Endocrinologist Doctors in the Philippines

May 8, 2020 Category :People and Places 2

Endocrinology is a branch of medical biology which primarily deals with the endocrine system including its diseases. It is a very broad field of medicine which has many sub-specialties  Among the diseases that are related to the endocrine system included the Addison’s disease, Diabetes, the Conn’s syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome, Thyroiditis, hyperparathyroidism, Osteoporosis, Pituitary adenomas, Cushing’s disease. Hypogonadism, Kallmann syndrome, Ovarian and Testicular failure, Gender identity disorder, Amenorrhea, Multiple endocrine neoplasia and Incidentaloma among many others.

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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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Stay Away From Colds during Holidays

May 6, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Tis the season of beso-beso and group hugs during endless reunions and karaoke nights! A lot of indoor human contact increases the transmission of viruses, which can cause the common cold.

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Fitness Tips for the Holidays

May 5, 2020 Category :Fitness 0

“I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…”

Nowadays, you might actually find yourself singing along to the tune of this song; or you can actually pull off wearing gloves or that turtleneck while walking in the city. And the best part of it? People will not give you the strange and awkward stare.

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