Gallstones and Diabetes

April 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes, if not properly managed can have deleterious effects on the different organs of the body. It can damage vital organs such as the heart, the kidney, lungs as well as the gallbladder, which is often given the least concern. The gallbladder is an organ that functions to store bile produced by the liver for food digestion. It is an important organ but not essential as people can opt to have it removed and still live a normal life.

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Suha for Lowering Blood Sugar

April 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Suha or pomelo (Citrus grandis) is the largest citrus fruit that is native to South and Southeast Asia. It is yellow when ripe and has sweet sour pinkish flesh with very thick rind pith.

Suha like most other citrus fruits is acidic and primarily helps in the digestive process of the body. It has a fat burning enzyme that absorbs and decreases starch and sugar in the body. However, this enzyme is primarily effective for losing weight and not for controlling blood sugar levels. Instead, it is the chromium contents of the suha which help reduce the blood sugar. While suha helps in lowering the blood sugar of diabetics, it is nevertheless not a cure for diabetes. Aside from this, it has para-insulin which helps decrease blood fat and blood sugar.

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Ponkan Health Benefits for Diabetics

April 22, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Diet is vital in managing the health of a diabetic patient. The recommended diet would often refer to a low-fat, high-fiber diet which essentially involved fresh fruits and vegetables. Based on this general diet recommendation, the eating of Ponkan is definitely advised to diabetic patients.

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Philippine Diabetes Statistics

April 21, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The incidence of diabetes is growing around the world. It is in the top ten leading causes of deaths. Filipinos are not an exemption to this incidence as more and more Filipinos are affected by the disease. In fact, the last 2008 survey was alarming enough to conclude that one out of every five Filipinos have diabetes. That means that around 20% of the population have diabetes and this has significantly increase from only 4% in 1998. Another cause for alarm is that Filipinos diagnosed with diabetes are getting younger. Children as young as 5-years old have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. With this trend, the Philippines is expected to belong on the top 10 countries with the most people with diabetes 15 years from now.

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Fit n Right Benefits

April 20, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Recipes 0

Fit n Right is a new tasty health drink developed by Del Monte, a company known for its pineapple products as well as other innovative products designed for everyone to be more healthy and fit. Fit n Right is one of the latest Del Monte products in its line of healthy food products that is primarily designed for health and figure conscious new generation. Recognizing the importance of reducing fat and the need to lower calorie intake, this new product works in both ways. It helps reduce fat by increasing metabolism and effectively blocks calories to prevent accumulation of fats. The two important ingredients in this healthy drink are the L-Carnitine and GCE, which helps burn and block fat respectively to assist a person reach a fitter lifestyle.

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A Starter ‘Deal-Breaker’ List

April 19, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

If you’re relatively healthy, but aren’t sure which foods to avoid, here’s a list, of common ingredients you’re better off without:

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) — A commonly used sweetener in beverages, most sodas, juice drinks, and even condiments. Though marketed as safe because it comes from corn, more studies are showing the opposite. If you want to fast track your way into diabetes and weight gain, HFCS is the way to do it.

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Food Labels 101

April 18, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Read your way to better health with these 5 tips.

You don’t have to be a chemist or a nutritionist to be a savvy health conscious (and wallet-conscious!) consumer. It just takes a little patience and some good ol’ common sense.

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Top 5 Luxurious Spas in the Metro

April 17, 2020 Category :People and Places| Spa 0

The urban jungle and its fast-paced lifestyle have made pampering one of the most sought after luxuries to keep us sane and continue on with life with a smile on our faces. However, among the many spas that have sprung up in the Metro, there are still the crème de la crème which amplifies the opulence of getting a soothing break.

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Common Diabetes Drugs in the Philippines

April 16, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Diabetes has become a national epidemic with over 3 million Filipinos suffering from the disease. Most Filipinos however are either ignorant of their sickness or not taking the disease seriously, which results to complications because it is already too late to remedy the disease.

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Healthy Holloween Treats

April 15, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world. It is celebrated in many countries including the Philippines, where it is slowly becoming a popular event.

Halloween is remembered on the night of October 31. In Quezon, my home province, at around 7 pm on Halloween nights, a group of people with a guitar would knock on your doors and sing, asking for donations for the “unremembered souls”. The money that they gather would be used for the celebrationof the Holy Mass for the souls of the departed especially those who are no longer remembered by their families.

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