Mushroom – Almost Perfect Food

February 9, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Considered a ‘divine fruit of immortality’ during ancient times, the mushroom is served on the modern dining table for its nutritional and medicinal values. From a source of vitality to a cancer-fighting fungus, it confers health benefits that earned it the description of ‘an almost perfect food’.

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Sugarfree Chocolates and Pastries

February 8, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Chocolates are among life’s simple pleasures that people with diabetes are ususally deprived of. Having diabetes himself, Chef Junjun de Guzman who teaches at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies, conjured up various chocolate and pastry recipes that are healthy enough to allow persons with diabetes to enjoy this guilty pleasure. » Continue Reading

Pots De Creme

February 7, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

This is Chef JunJun’s leche flan made of chocolate. It uses eggs, milk, chocolates, and the sugar substitute isomalt.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 180 grams sugar-free dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. instant coffee powder
  • 2 tsos cocoa powder
  • 2 pieces eggs
  • 4 pieces egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar substitute (eg. Splenda granular)

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Milk Chocolate and Cranberry Bread Pudding

February 6, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

This is Chef Junjun’s bread soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk, milk chocolate, and baked at 350 degrees.

Yield: 8 – 10 servings


  • 8 slices sugar-free bread, cut into cubes
  • 3 pieces eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh milk
  • 150 grams sugar-free milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

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Chocolate Truffles

February 5, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Chef Junjun prepared two different variations of chocolate truffles: milk chocolate truffles (with nuts) and dark chocolate truffles. He describes these as “melted chocolate with cream that is re-frigerated to shape and will melt in your mouth.”

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Diabetes and End-of-Life Issues

February 4, 2020 Category :Health Watch| People and Places 0

The whole world watched in shock as the last years of American Terri Schiavo played out on television screens to depict how death, or near death, could tear a family apart instead of bringing them closer together.

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Can Metformin lower Vitamin B12 Levels?

February 3, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Question: Can Metformin lower vitamin b12 levels?


Metformin is a mainstay in diabetes therapy and probably the most widely prescribed first line diabetes treatment. It may also be prescribed for people with “prediabetes” (diagnosed when blood sugar levels are above the normal range but have not reached the cutoff for diabetes) or for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Lose Weight by Sleeping Well

February 2, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

If you want to lose weight, then you better have a good sleep every night. Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are very important, evidence is growing that sleep is a powerful regulator of appetite, energy use and weight control.

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Kicking off the Optimal A1c Level Goal with Pioplus

February 1, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Go for the Optimal A1c Level! Or simply, Go for the G.O.A.L.! The catchphrase for the recent launch of the newest aid in winning against diabetes says it all about Pioplus, a combination of two potent antidiabetes drugs: pioglitazone and metformin.

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Stronger Knees for a Stronger You

January 31, 2020 Category :Fitness 0

Believe it or not, the knee is one of the most complex joints in the human body. A lot of soft tissues function together just to attain a normal range of motion within this joint, and we depend on it more than we are aware of.

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