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Bread Time Story Minus the Sugar

Some time ago back to the Neolithic era, the first slice of bread, probably made from roasted, ground cereal grains and water, was produced. Historians noted that accidental cooking or deliberate experimentation with water and grain flour led to this evolution of bread. Through the practical means of producing it—with just flour, yeast, salt, and […]

Caring for Elderly Diabetics

Life wasn’t always this tough for eighty-four year old Lolo Marcelo. In his younger days, he used to have a high-paying job and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor by spending one too many nights out with his beer buddies. Since he had more than enough money, he never really cared about his health. […]

Got Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This […]

How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all […]

Go Vegan! Yummy and Healthy Eating

Why don’t you go vegan?” People who consider meat as a part of their daily diet would cringe with horror at that suggestion. It’s a common perception that vegetable dishes are so bland and boring that going healthy is actually a pain. Related terms:restaurant for diabetic makatirestaurants for diabetics manilarestaurants for diabetics in metro manilarestaurants […]

Bitter Effects of the Sweet Tooth

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 […]

Healthier Alternatives to Soda

High levels of bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-C) according to reports have been causing cardiovascular deaths worldwide, including thousands of Filipinos. Due to variety of factors counting lifestyle, heredity, and diet, LDL-C that comes with other diseases such as diabetes is a common event but still being overlooked by many. Related terms:the […]

Nutrition and Weight Loss

Obesity is an established risk factor for numerous chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular/ cronary heart disease, and some forms of cancer, which is believed to start from childhood. Childhood obesity is defined as an excess of body fat — 25 percent in boys and 32 percent in girls.

How to Shed Those Extra Pounds

Overweight and obesity remains a great public health concern that needs to be addressed by both the private and government sectors. According to the 2003 National Nutrition and Health Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, 19.6 percent of adult Filipinos are overweight, while 4.9 percent are obese. Related terms:body fat two pounds a […]

Psyching Up On Weight Loss

Ours is a figure-conscious world. We see models sashaying down a ramp wearing clothes that show off their flat tummies and flabfree arms, and we turn green with envy. The message—”Lean is in, skinny is beautiful”—is trumpeted everywhere, in billboards, on TV, and in print ads that feature celebrity endorsers flaunting their perfect, to-die-for bodes. […]