Oysters and Scallops Au Gratin

May 4, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

The Romans documented oysters as aphrodisiacs in the second century A.D, where it was written about “the wanton ways of women after ingesting wine and eating giant oysters”. In reality oysters are very nutritious, high in protein, and rich in phosphorus, iodine and zinc, which are known to increase the sexual health of both men and women. On the other hand, nutmeg was higly prized by Chinese women as an aphrodisiac, since a large quantity can produce a hallucinogenic effect. In this recipe, enjoy the baked goodness of oysters and scallops with two different, yet oh-so-delicious toppings.

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Herbed Garlic Mushroom

May 3, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Garlic’s pungent nature belies its function in treating a wide variety of illnesses from the common cold to heart disease.  But its value as an aphrodisiac is what made it a sought after ingredient by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Japanese.  Garlic stimulates not just passion but the appetite as well to awaken the senses and make food taste exceptional.

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Caviar Pate

May 2, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Caviar, the pickled roe of a sturgeon or other large fish, is touted as a delicacy and an aphrodisiac. But beyond that, it also contains large amounts of vitamins and phosphorus. In this pate version, enjoy it with green onions (another famed aphrodisiac since prehistoric times, even mentioned in many class Hindu texts on the art of making love and commonly used as an aphrodisiac in ancient Greece).

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Sweet and Spicy Nuts

May 1, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 1

From walnuts, almonds or macadamias, nuts have had a reputation as aphrodisiacs for centuries. Roman maidens passed out bowls of nuts as symbols of fertility during harvest festivals.

Chili, on the other hand stimulates circulation, which is why it is also considered to be a potent aphrodisiac. Spicy foods have long been considered to be the sexual stimulants, as these contain capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne pepper. Eating capsaicin can cause a physiological response – increased heart rate and metabolism, sometimes even sweating – quite similar to the physical reactions experienced during sex. But apart from that, chilies abound with Vitamin C. Make this version of nut munchies more exciting with a balance of sweet and spice.

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Guide for Counting Carbohydrates

April 30, 2018 Category :Healthy News| Healthy Recipes 0

How would you like your favorite entree if it is served without that perfectly boiled rice or a well-blended mashed potato? Anywhere in the world, whatever form they are in, there is an almost universal preference for carbohydrate-rich foods. A day would not seem complete without eating a serving, especially for Filipinos. » Continue Reading

Meal Planning 101

April 29, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

One of the cornerstones in the management of diabetes is a healthy diet. One way to achieve this is through a good meal plan that is tailored and acceptable to the diabetic person. Today, healthy eating, right exercise and blood glucose monitoring remain as the basic management for diabetes. » Continue Reading

Philippine Diabetes Association

April 28, 2018 Category :Healthy News 19

The Philippine Diabetes Association (PDA) prides itself in being the “prime mover of excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines.” And true enough, in its more than four decades of existence, the PDA has been in the forefront of activities and campaigns geared towards increasing the awareness of Filipinos about diabetes. » Continue Reading

Diabetes and Infection Connection

April 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

For diabetic patients, no symptom is too insignificant to ignore. Given a short period of time, what starts as a small untreated wound or blister on the foot can develop into a condition severe enough to have to undergo foot or above the knee amputation. A study concluded that diabetics who acquire infections are 55 times more likely to get hospitalized and 154 times more likely to undergo an amputation. » Continue Reading

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

April 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases afflicting persons all over the world today. According to a study, it is estimated that by the year 2030, 366 million persons in the world will have diabetes. Every 30 seconds a lower limb is lost somewhere in the world due to diabetes. The risk of someone with diabetes developing a foot ulcer could be as high as 25 percent during his/ her lifetime. » Continue Reading

Diabetes and Tuberculosis: Deadly Tandem

April 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

The link between diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) has been known for the past two millennia with Avicenna (780-1027 AD) commenting then that “phthisis” (tuberculosis) frequently complicated diabetes. Death was imminent then within five years ‘upon diagnosis of diabetes and the usual cause of death was tuberculosis. The relative risk of contracting tuberculosis is up to five or seven times higher in diabetics and this risk has been. seen in studies done in both developed and developing countries. » Continue Reading