Gymnema Sylvestre Herbal

July 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Also known as gymnema, cowplant, Gurmari, Gurmarbooti, and Meshasringa, Gymnema Sylvestre is a miracle herb original found in the tropical forests of South Asia (India and Sri Lanka). What is unique about the herb is that chewing its leaves helps control the sensation of sweet. This effect is attributed to the presence of the gymnemic acids, which is extracted from the leaves and roots of the herb. As such, Gymnema Sylvestre had been used as a natural for treating and managing diabetes since time immemorial and was called sweet urine. However, this magical powers of the herb still lacks adequate study to validate its efficacy and effectiveness.

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Milk for Diabetics in Philippines

July 20, 2020 Category :General Wellness 0

A diabetic can generally drink at least two three servings of milk but it needs to be low fat. Milk is generally consider a healthy source of calcium and protein which is needed by diabetics. However, it must be stressed that the milk should be low fat because Cow’s milk and other dairy products or food derivatives of milk such as cheese and yogurt has a huge amount of lactose. Lactose is the milk sugar, which provides milk its sweet taste and comprises about 40% of a cow’s milk calories.

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Health Benefits of Lemonsito

July 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 1

Lemonsito, Cotrofortunella mitis or more popularly known as calamansi is a citrus fruit that is grown in the Philippines in practically any type of soil and climate. The plant is shrub that usually starts to bear fruit after two years.

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Child Obesity in the Philippines

July 18, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest and even psychological depression.

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Best Exercise Equipment for Diabetics?

July 17, 2020 Category :Fitness| General Wellness 0

Aside proper diet, proper exercise is crucial for managing type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients are always advised to be physically active yet not too much active because strenuous activity can also be dangerous especially for diabetic patients who are older.

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Artificial Pancreas for Diabetics

July 16, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

Artificial Pancreas is the promising technology that is aimed to aid diabetic patients to manage their diabetes by basically providing a synthetic or man made pancreas that functions like the real organ that automatically controls blood sugar levels. The Artificial Pancreas is basically seen as a replacement part for a defective pancreas.

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Ampalaya Pandesal

July 15, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Pandesal which literally translates to “salt bread” in Spanish is a popular type of yeast raised bread in the Philippines that Filipinos usually used as its staple food for breakfast. The bread is mainly made of simple ingredients such as flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt. The pandesal is commonly eaten by Filipinos by dipping them in the hot coffee and had long served as the main breakfast dish of the common Filipino.

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Ensure: Diabetes Meal Replacement?

July 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Including Ensure into one’s diet is an excellent way to get extra nutrients. This health drink is especially useful for people who are unable to eat a complete meal properly like those with certain illness or those recovering from surgery. Ensure is a health drink which a patient can easily consume to supplement one’s meal and allow one to get the required dietary nutrition that one needs. However, to use Ensure as a meal replacement is not advisable especially for a diabetic person.

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Gestational Diabetes Risk per Trimester

July 13, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Gestational diabetes pertains to condition of high blood sugar levels among pregnant women. The impaired glucose intolerance is caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. This means that pregnant women have tendency to have blood sugar levels higher than normal, which is described as gestational diabetes but not really the disease diabetes. Gestational diabetes especially manifest itself at the later part of pregnancy specifically at the third trimester. Gestational diabetes is caused by the temporary insulin resistance is caused by increase hormones in the placenta through which the baby is fed by the mother in her womb.

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Top Philippine Healthy Restaurants

July 12, 2020 Category :People and Places 0

When it comes to healthy restaurants, it is actually one’s personal choice of food which makes the place healthy. For instance, one can eat at any restaurant in Malate Manila and make the dining experience healthy by choosing the healthy food menu offered in the resto. One also needs to refrain from indulging in eating which is unhealthy as well. Thus in general, any restaurant can be healthy. It really depends on the diner.

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