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Conquering the Supermarket Aisles and Diabetes

The success of diabetes mellitus management is largely influenced by what goes into our shopping carts and eventually into our mouths. This makes wise and healthy shopping habits essential in managing diabetes, the prevalence of which co knues to increase among Filipinos. Let us accompany you to your trip to the supermarket and usher you […]

Ways to a Fit & Fab Body

Wearing that fabulous-looking swimsuit with all that flab showing is surely depressing (not to mention distracting!), but what should actually depress us more is the fad that obesity complicates the management of type 2 diabetes. It increases insulin resistance and blood sugar levels, and it also increases the risk for dyslipidemia, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. […]

Loving The Beach and Your Skin

Summer – it is the time of the year when boys and girls toss their textbooks and hit the road to the best summer get-away – the beach! Dads and moms spend extra time in the groceries shopping for the family’s out-of-town trip. Even yuppies spare a weekend or two just to have their skin […]

Stripped to Fit!

Let’s face it.  Eventually you get bored of your usual fitness routine; trudging a couple of steep roads and completing five laps in the pool just won’t cut it – no, not anymore.  That is why gyms and fitness gurus have been coming up witth novel ways of burning those nasty calories and shaving off […]

Top 10 Fitness Equipment

In ancient times, men carried a newborn calf on their backs every day until it was fully grown to improve body strength.  Egyptians packed sand in bags then use them for swinging and throwing exercises.  And the Greeks used the “halteres” – an object made of metal or stone – for physical activity. Related terms:exercise […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Stein-Leventhal syndrome affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age and most don’t even know that they have it. The syndrome has been known for about seventy-five years and though doctors are still not very sure what causes it, it is one of the leading causes of infertility. Related […]

Preggie Fitness

Maricel lifts weights three times a week. Teresa runs five kilometers every day. Vicky plays tennis as often as she can. All three women have recently gotten pregnant and would like to continue to exercise but they are concerned that it might hurt their baby. The good news is that experts like the American College […]

Benefits of Malungai Life Oil

Malunggay plant has always been associated with health and this is purely because malunggay has a variety of health benefits. Although Filipinos are at a convenience of eating malunggay in the form of leaves or fruit, it is also good to know that it is also available in other forms available in the pharmacy. Malungai […]

Pechay Health Benefits

Pechay, also known as bok choy or Chinese cabbage is a green, crunchy and leafy vegetable. This is usually added to a lot of Asian cuisine. The outer leaves of pechay, which are usually sturdy and fibrous, are usually added to soups and stews, while the inner leaves, which are tender can be eaten raw. […]

Diabetics and Dementia

A few weeks ago, we had a patient in her forties ask us for help because she felt it was becoming difficult remembering simple things. She had been a diabetic for about ten years and her previous HbA1c levels were 7 and 8.8 percent (normal values 4-6 percent). She noticed that she often lost things […]