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ADA Food Guideline debunks One Size Fits All Diet Mindset

With the development of its first food guideline, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) warned patients from subscribing to extreme fad diets, reiterating the fact that there’s no “one size fits all” approach in meal planning, especially among diabetics. Related terms:ada guidelines 2012 for food sizediabetic diet ada 2011 Department of Health studydiet for diabetic patient […]

Keeping Yourselves Fit in School

Going back to school could mean losing time for yourself. Here are some suggestions on how to deal with it and stay fit. It has been a month since summer vacation ended. For sure, a lot of you are still (or once again) in an adjustment period. Waking up early, sitting for hours in a […]

Heart-Friendly Habits

Diabetes and heart disease can, unfortunately, go hand in hand. Coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries, and high blood pressure are among the heart conditions that persons with diabetes need to watch out for. Poor circulation of blood to the legs and feet is also a major concern. Related terms:habits of sambongheart […]

What’s Good About Cholesterol

You just had your annual physical exam, and you proudly present your laboratory results to your physician. Everything seems well; you’re sure your physician will be pleased with you. Why, all your results are normal, and one, which says HDL cholesterol in your lipid profile, is even low! But after showing your results, your physician […]

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 […]

Pioglitazone link to Bladder Cancer?

Question: I’ve been on pioglitazone for 3 years and heard it might be link to bladder cancer. Should I stop taking it? Last June 15, 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public that use of the diabetes medication Pioglitazone for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk […]

Balanced Life with Tai Chi

From the instant we wake up and put on our work clothes, to the time we dress down to our pajamas, we subconsciously look for balance in our lives. Incidentally, it is this very principle embodied in Tai Chi which may lead people with diabetes to healthier days. Related terms:dadashiveshremy pastor yogaare school kids forced […]

Building Your Powerhouse with Pilates

Are you bugged by muscle aches lately? Have you been experiencing back pains all the time? Muscle aches and constant back pains could be signs of muscles cramping up due to fatigue and stress. If you’ve had enough of these, we suggest you try a peaceful way of slowly, but effectively, ridding yourself of unwanted […]

A Love Affair with Pilates

Her name rings a bell in a number of fields—acting, modeling, hosting, even politics. She belongs, after all, to an illustrious political clan and was for a time involved in show business. These twin connections have thrust her into the limelight, something she has reaped immeasurable benefits from. Related terms:plinky recto pilatesplinky recto agediabetes and […]

Obesity: To Lose is to Win

An estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide are overweight. According to he International Obesity Task Force, at least 155 million children are now classified as overweight or obese. In the last two decades, obesity rates have tripled in developing countries that have embraced a westernized lifestyle of too little physical activity and too much calorie-dense food. […]