Diabetes Camps in the Philippines

July 24, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes Camps are specialized camps that caters children and adults who are diagnosed with diabetes and are often challenge with the lifetime burden of managing their health condition. Diabetes camps help pool people with diabetes in order to ease the misconception that their condition is unique. Camps not only promote camaraderie and creates a sense of belongingness to people with diabetes, provide counseling but also training for people especially children for them to become more independent and self reliant in managing their disease. It also serves as a venue for diabetic patients to open up and share their experience in diabetes care and other unique experiences to help each other in fighting off the sickness, build confidence and allow them to live more normal lives.

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Ampalaya as Antidiabetic Agent

July 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Known as bittermelon or bittergourd in English, with a scientific name of Momordica charantia, ampalaya is the most popular bitter vegetable in the Philippines. In fact, when learning the different taste palettes, in as much as sugar had been used as the standard example for sweet in the academe, ampalaya is the standard example for what is bitter.

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Health Benefits of Pechay

July 22, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Pak Choy, Bok Choy, Chinese cabbage or pechay is a crunchy green leafy vegetable that is commonly added in many Asian cuisines. The sturdy fibrous leaves of pechay is usually added in soups and stews, whereas the tender inner leaves may be eaten raw. The Korean delicacy “kimchi” is especially popular dish made primarily of pechay. Incidentally, the pechay is ideally eaten raw because it tends to lose many of its nutritional value when cooked or heated.

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Gymnema Sylvestre Herbal

July 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Also known as gymnema, cowplant, Gurmari, Gurmarbooti, and Meshasringa, Gymnema Sylvestre is a miracle herb original found in the tropical forests of South Asia (India and Sri Lanka). What is unique about the herb is that chewing its leaves helps control the sensation of sweet. This effect is attributed to the presence of the gymnemic acids, which is extracted from the leaves and roots of the herb. As such, Gymnema Sylvestre had been used as a natural for treating and managing diabetes since time immemorial and was called sweet urine. However, this magical powers of the herb still lacks adequate study to validate its efficacy and effectiveness.

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Milk for Diabetics in Philippines

July 20, 2020 Category :General Wellness 0

A diabetic can generally drink at least two three servings of milk but it needs to be low fat. Milk is generally consider a healthy source of calcium and protein which is needed by diabetics. However, it must be stressed that the milk should be low fat because Cow’s milk and other dairy products or food derivatives of milk such as cheese and yogurt has a huge amount of lactose. Lactose is the milk sugar, which provides milk its sweet taste and comprises about 40% of a cow’s milk calories.

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Health Benefits of Lemonsito

July 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 1

Lemonsito, Cotrofortunella mitis or more popularly known as calamansi is a citrus fruit that is grown in the Philippines in practically any type of soil and climate. The plant is shrub that usually starts to bear fruit after two years.

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Child Obesity in the Philippines

July 18, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest and even psychological depression.

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Best Exercise Equipment for Diabetics?

July 17, 2020 Category :Fitness| General Wellness 0

Aside proper diet, proper exercise is crucial for managing type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients are always advised to be physically active yet not too much active because strenuous activity can also be dangerous especially for diabetic patients who are older.

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Artificial Pancreas for Diabetics

July 16, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Artificial Pancreas is the promising technology that is aimed to aid diabetic patients to manage their diabetes by basically providing a synthetic or man made pancreas that functions like the real organ that automatically controls blood sugar levels. The Artificial Pancreas is basically seen as a replacement part for a defective pancreas.

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Ampalaya Pandesal

July 15, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Pandesal which literally translates to “salt bread” in Spanish is a popular type of yeast raised bread in the Philippines that Filipinos usually used as its staple food for breakfast. The bread is mainly made of simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt. The pandesal is commonly eaten by Filipinos by dipping them in the hot coffee and had long served as the main breakfast dish of the common Filipino.

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