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Organic on your Skin

Our skin is the largest organ and it absorbs any products applied to it. Nowadays, our skin is exposed to city pollution, harsh skin products, chemicals and constant contact to the sun. The most important thing to remember when getting rid of damaging elements, is that our skin is a delicate membrane, and going overboard […]

Dr. Jorge Garcia: Benchmarking Philippine Healthcare

A young man’s dream of becoming a pilot was set aside to way for his mother’s wish for him to become a doctor. Little did this young man know that this would take him places —further than any pilot could ever reach. Related terms:dr jorge garciadr george garcia cardiac surgeon washington dcdr jorge garcia philippinesjorge […]

Organic Foods

Organic foods are made according to certain production standards set by a country. For example, in the United States, the National Organic Program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is in charge of the definition of organic in the United States and does organic certification. Related terms:organic food and diabetesorganic foods and […]

The Diabetes Problem: What Can We Do to Prevent It?

Diabetes mellitus has become a serious problem and has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade. In the Philippines, the National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2003 estimates that about 7 out of 100 Filipinos may either have prediabetes or diabetes. From an older survey done in 1997, there […]

How did I acquire Diabetes?

Question: “No one in my family has diabetes, so how did i get it?” While diabetes does tend to run in families, there are also many patients with this disease with no known relatives who have it. Related terms:how do you acquire diabetesacquire diabetesacquiring diabeteshow to acquire diabeteswhy filipinos acquire diabetesabout diabetes and acquiring itWhy […]

Arrival of Qi: Harmony and Energy

You feel irritable. You have no focus at work. You barely touch your food. You can’t sleep at night. These are the classic signs of stress. As western medicine puts it, stress can be defined as the resulting condition of an individual’s perceived discrepancies or inconsistencies, whether real or not, about the situation that he […]

Going Beyond A Journalist’s Norms

He is the only news anchor with a puppet for an alter ego. He rouses people in the morning, accompanies them to work or school, and fills their day with his signature witty humor as one of the hosts of GMA 7’s morning show. By mid-morning, you would hear him give commentaries on various issues […]

Diabetes Emergencies: Recognition, Prevention and Treatment

Pedestrian mishaps, accidents in the home: cuts, burns, etc., regardless of severity are considered emergencies. Some of these may be simply treated with a first-aid kit at home or at work, but some can be life-threatening and need to be attended to in the emergency room by doctors. Related terms:recognition of diabetes in emergencyendocrinology diabetes […]

The Diabetes Educator: Helping You Live Well With Diabetes

The management of a chronic and incurable disease like diabetes requires knowledge on the part of those with the disease and the ability to put that knowledge into practice. A well-educated health professional can help the person with diabetes acquire the knowledge and skills he needs in order to cope with his disease. However, this […]

The Feet’s Feat

The universe knows that among the oft used parts of the body are the feet. No further explanation needed. But not everyone knows the notion that the same pair may mirror and represent the different parts of the body through energy zones. Knowledge of these aids in one’s wellness, treatment and diagnosis through a type […]