Low-carb Diets Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes

October 28, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center found out that encouraging a diabetes patient to maintain a diet low in carbohydrate may pose significant improvements in blood sugar control.

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Bitter Effects of the Sweet Tooth

October 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

One of the secrets to longevity is reportedly, dental floss! Flossing one’s teeth lowers the risk for periodontitis or inflammatory diseases of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. This can lead to bone loss around the teeth and subsequent tooth loss. And that’s not all. This brewing inflammation is linked to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death. Hopefully, by reducing one’s risk for periodontal disease through proper oral care, one can also lower risk for cardiovascular complications.

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Aromatherapy and Diabetes

October 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Upon hearing the word, aromatherapy, people always associate it with massage. Aromatherapy though is more than just the soothing strokes and relaxing feel of massages; it is a mode of treatment that uses essential oils extracted from flowers, barks, roots or other parts of the plant. There are many health benefits from aromatherapy such as improved psychological and physical well-being, better brain function and blood circulation. Although aromatherapy does not cure any disease, it helps relieve certain effects of certain diseases, one of which is diabetes. Here we tackle the twists and turns of aromatherapy and how it helps those with diabetes live a lighter life.

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Heart-Friendly Habits

October 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes and heart disease can, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure are among the heart conditions that persons with diabetes need to watch out for. Poor circulation of blood to the legs and feet is also a major concern.

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Salad Premiere

October 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Mixed lettuce, mango, cashew nuts, black olives and grilled chicken fillet.

Yield: 6 to 8 portions

Ingredients:

  • Mixed lettuce
  • Lettuce Romaine
  • Marinated chicken fillet
  • Ripe mango cubes
  • Cashew nuts
  • Black olives – sliced
  • Mayo Pesto dressing – homemade

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Seafood Liguini

October 23, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A medley of fish fillet, squid and shrimp in tomato sauce

Ingredients:

  • Linguini – cooked
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic – chopped
  • Shrimp – peeled
  • Squid rings
  • Lapu-lapu fillet – cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rice wine
  • Tomato – concussed
  • Fresh Basil leaves

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Garlic Soup Catalan

October 22, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Clear broth, enricheed with raw egg yolk if desired.

Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic flackes – fresh
  • Iodized salt
  • Fresh egg – 1 piece
  • Melba toast
  • Spring Onions – chopped
  • Chicken Broth

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Cafe Adriatico: Eastern Delight

October 21, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes| People and Places 0

Looking for a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that has a relaxing ambience? Wanting for a feel of the old times: antiques, woods, paintings and classical music? Then you must try Café Adriatico.

Café Adriatico opened on January 1980. The concept came from its founder, Mr. Larry Cruz, a former journalist. A frequent traveler, Mr. Cruz got the idea from Parisian sidewalks. He named the restaurant after the street where the first branch is on (Adriatico St., Remedios Circle, Malate). The restaurant became a hit through word of mouth. Even showbiz personalities go to this restaurant. It is said that Café Adriatico was the first restaurant to have a café ambience. The Cruz family placed some of their antique collections in the Malate branch.

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Fueled by Optimism

October 20, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Disease often takes its toll on people, not only on their physique but also their outlook on life. Seeing life in a positive light is difficult, but Rosario Marcelo, 71 years old, is different. Rather than languish over it, she chose rather to live her life fully, despite illnesses and singlehood.

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Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

October 19, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the limelight on triglycerides.

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