Pancreas Cell Transplant

June 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Success rate for the Edmonton protocol, or the transplantation of processed pancreas cells for type 1 diabetic patients, has improved from two percent in its initial testing to a significant 80 percent in a later study. However, researchers still face the challenge of making the technique effective for a longer time frame. » Continue Reading

Many Diabetics skip Medicines

June 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

As much as 21 percent of people with diabetes do not regularly take their blood sugar lowering, blood pressure lowering or cholesterol lowering pills, according to a study involving 11, 532 diabetes patients. » Continue Reading

Wholly Good Whole-Grain Breakfast

June 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new US study says eating whole-grain breakfast cereal reduces the risk of heart failure. “The significant health benefits of whole-grain cereal are not just for kids but also for adults. A whole-grain, high-fiber breakfast may lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol and prevent heart attacks,” said the study’s main author Dr. Luc Djousse of the Harvard Medical School in Boston .

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Busting Stress the Ballerina Way

June 24, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Hip-hop, street dance, jazz…  All of these could help you sweat the stress out.  But here, we say ballet could top all that.

Swan Lake.  Don Quixote.  The Nutcracker.  These are just three of the classical ballet performances that Filipino audiences have come to love.  Watching ballet has always had a calming effect, and audiences who have seen these ballet performances have walked out of the theater more relaxed. » Continue Reading

The Glycemic Index

June 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carbohydrates present in bread and other bakery products, rice, root crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables contributes to 70 percent of the total dietary intake among Filipinos (2003 FNRI-DOST National Nutrition Survey). Carbohydrate foods may be classified as “available” or “unavailable”. Available carbohydrates are the easily digested food, e.g.white bread and rice, while the unavailable carbohydrates are the slowly digested food, e.g. high fiber foods like kamote and mongo. » Continue Reading

A Prima Ballerina’s Secret to Success

June 22, 2018 Category :People and Places 0

Get to know Lisa MacujaElizalde and how ballet has influenced her life.

Becoming a good ballerina entails a flexible body, a lithe and agile frame, and the passion for ballet. Furthermore, ballet requires strong and healthy bones to withstand the constant jumps, turns and twists that ballet dancers do. Ballet dancers have a greater risk of getting bone fractures as ballet involves a lot of bending and twisting of the body. Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, the country’s prima ballerina, is no stranger to bone fractures, having danced ballet for almost her entire life. » Continue Reading

Bone Health and Diabetes

June 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

We see children bounce around, hop and skip all the time. When we were younger, we could basically do anything we wanted — no pain in the joints and bones yet.We could easily do sports, bend forwards and backwards and not feel a single thing.

But as we get older, we become slower, and we realize that bending to get a coin on the floor now takes so much effort. All the fun and physical activities we used to do have become a little more difficult. As we age, we become more careful, scared of the fact that we might break our hips or arms with careless movement. That’s when we realize that we should have taken care of our bodies, especially our bones, when we were younger. Bone problems are usually associated with age, but little do people know that diabetes could also affect bone health. » Continue Reading

Guilt Free Choco Fudge Brownies

June 20, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

All the decadent goodness with none of the guilt.  The batter may be a bit difficult to handle when adding Splenda but the eggs will help smoothen it out in the end.

Yield: 24 portions

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Lemon Bars

June 19, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Lemon bars are always a delicious treat. Here is a different version with an easy graham cracker base and an even easier tart lemon topping. You can opt to use calamansi juice instead, but reduce to proportions to adjust for its flavors.

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Chocolate Lava Cake

June 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

I have always been a fan of molten chocolate cakes and wondered why I have never seen a sugar-free version.  Well, chocoholics should fret no more as this version proves that we can enjoy it in all its sugar-free goodness.  Make sure to bake it just before serving to get that runny center.

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