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Gymnema Sylvestre Herbal

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 […]

Healthy Holiday Dining Tips

New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner. It is the time for gift giving, gatherings, reunions, games, romantic dates, and of course banquets of sweet drinks and scrumptious food one after the other. Indeed, what are New Year’s and Valentine’s without good food?

13 Memory Boosters

Whether you’re a student or a near-retiring healthcare professional, a good memory equips you with an important tool to continue with your continuing medical education, and many other undertakings in life. Here are 13 simple but effective pointers to keep our memory in good shape. Related terms:acronym of pandesalwe have all experienced the frustration of […]

Urticaria in Diabetics

Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity in certain people. Persons with allergies react to substances that are usually harmless to most individuals. Examples of these substances are foods, medications, and chemicals (fragrances, dyes, and detergents). The symptoms of an allergic reaction will depend on where it takes place. If it occurs in the nose, it […]

Mushroom – Almost Perfect Food

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’. Related terms:abalone mushroom benefitsmushroom consumption philippinesjapanese mushroom frame […]

Elderly Docs & Clinical Practice

In life, they say that with age comes wisdom. And just like with wine, it gets better with age. For love, however, they say that age doesn’t matter. Do the same principles apply with doctors and medical practice? Related terms:average age medical student in the philippinesaverage age of retirement of doctors in the philippinesmy clinical […]

Retirement Anxieties for Doctors

Upon reaching career twilight, doctors are faced with tough questions: Would they retire and live a scaled down life? Or would they continue to serve in the profession they have so loved until death do them part? Related terms:related studies of retirement anxietiesbernard virshup mdthesis of retirement anxietiesmedicine retirement sense of worth anxietydoctor retirementhow to […]

Going Green

As cliché as it may seem, women have been associated with knitting, doing household chores, and yes, gardening. In movies, they’ve portrayed women tending their gardens, watering their plants, and taking out the weeds. Some even take great lengths to make them grow healthy and super green, by talking to them and making them listen […]

Exercise: A Family Affair

With your permission, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Remember those days when as a kid, one of your most awaited instances was when your parents would ask you to go to the park? When you would have that adrenalin rush of excitement and almost automatically, would surrender to your parents’ proposal? Related terms:running […]

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 […]