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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 […]

Vegan Diet best for Diabetics?

Diabetic patients are frequently advised to follow a balanced food plan. Despite the many nutritional benefits of a vegetarian diet however, it has not been fully recommended for people with diabetes as it may not provide enough proteins which are usually acquired from animal and dairy products. Related terms:best vegan diet for diabeticsBest vegan protein […]

All Year Stress Free

Every start of the year serves as a metaphor for all of us. It is the time fit to start anew for a chapter closes and a new one presents itself. This New Year should be a blank canvas, without any smudges or traces from numerous stress-inducing events of the past year, and after every […]

Stay Away From Colds during Holidays

Tis the season of beso-beso and group hugs during endless reunions and karaoke nights! A lot of indoor human contact increases the transmission of viruses, which can cause the common cold.

Top 5 Luxurious Spas in the Metro

The urban jungle and its fast-paced lifestyle have made pampering one of the most sought after luxuries to keep us sane and continue on with life with a smile on our faces. However, among the many spas that have sprung up in the Metro, there are still the crème de la crème which amplifies the […]

Tradition and Technology

The wisdom of East healing traditions combined with technological advancements of Western medicine may be just the antidote for a sick world. Most clinics offer water in the waiting area. If you’re lucky, you can choose between hot or cold water. When I noticed that water in this clinic was contained in red, yellow, and […]

Beath Down Stress with Drumrobics!

A new workout is gaining popularity for effectively combining the health-benefits of aerobics with the brain-therapeutic elements of playing the drums. The workout – aptly named “Drums Alive” – consists of one hour, non-stop session of moving to the sound of heart-pounding music, all while beating an exercise ball senseless using drumsticks. Related terms:drumrobicsnon stop […]

At Home with Wellness

Suburban villages may look postcard-pretty with their fresh weather, sprawling lawns, and spacious, single-detached houses that fulfill the idea of a dream home for Filipinos, but with monstrous traffic jams on virtually every avenue leading to the city, going back and forth every day for work is simply too taxing, impractical, and a nightmare!

The Science of Siesta

Temptation is at hand as one thinks about curling up on the desk, escaping from the noise, and refreshing both mind and body by catching a few Z’s in the afternoon. This is Siesta, a part of Filipino culture seen in many Latin American countries and Spain. Related terms:agnes tirona remullafilipino siestaagnes tironawww allaboutdiabetes net the-science-of-siestasiesta […]

Can Metformin lower Vitamin B12 Levels?

Question: Can Metformin lower vitamin b12 levels? Answer: Metformin is a mainstay in diabetes therapy and probably the most widely prescribed first line diabetes treatment. It may also be prescribed for people with “prediabetes” (diagnosed when blood sugar levels are above the normal range but have not reached the cutoff for diabetes) or for women […]