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Pancit and Diabetes

February 25, 2021 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Pancit is a Filipino Noodle dish usually served during birthdays and special occasions to symbolize long life. Pancit was actually introduced by the Chinese and has since been adopted into local cuisine.

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Herbal Cure for Gingivitis

February 24, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Gingivitis or the inflammation of the gum tissue marked by redness, swelling and tenderness of the gums, is a periodontal disease that can lead to chronic bad breath, loose or shifting teeth, receding gums, loss of teeth, changes in bite pattern, and hot and cold sensitivity. Its basic cause is poor oral hygiene. As such, the principal way to prevent or cure gingivitis is by regularly brushing. One should also avoid smoking and eat a well balanced to diet to maintain good oral cavity.

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Skin Disorders and Diabetes

February 18, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

People with diabetes should be aware of the potentially serious skin problems related to the disease, which can be managed with early diagnosis and treatment. Diabetic skin disorders are primarily rooted to poor blood circulation and the inability of the skin to receive proper nutrition to fight off diseases and bacteria, to which it is most vulnerable because of its constant exposure to them.

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Health Benefits of Niyog Niyogan

January 28, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon Creeper and Quiscual, Niyog-niyogan is a large climbing, woody shrub that is native in Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines that grows up to 20 feet with rounded leaves and fragrant and colorful flowers of white, red, reddish purple, pink red to orange. It also has an edible fruit with black seeds.

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Treatment for Insulin Lumps

January 23, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lipohypertrophy or Insulin is tough skin bumps or swellings in the skin areas where insulin is often injected by a patient. This occurs because insulin causes fat cells to increase in size, which causes the lump. This especially occurs in bell buttons where diabetic patients usually inject or infuse insulin. Aside from their unpleasant appearance, insulin lumps affect glucose control because the skin with insulin lumps or lipohypertrophy decreases the absorption of insulin in these areas. Hence, one may find that one’s glucose control is not what you expect it to be. Moreover, the more damaged the area i.e. the greater the lump, the more likely it is that glucose control will be affected to the extent that damaged nerve endings makes one numb when injecting insulin.

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Mabolo Tree Medicinal Benefits

January 22, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

The Mabolo tree is known as kamagong, one of the strongest woods used for making wooden furnitures. The mabolo fruit is also known as velvet apple and Butter fruit.

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Sambong Kidney Treatment

December 19, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Sambong (Blumea balsamifera L. DC) is a traditional herbal plant in the Philippines known for being diuretic and analgesic. Its medicinal benefits had been rigorously studied and had been proven to be genuinely effectively. In fact, Sambong has been approved by the Department of Health in the Philippines as being safe and effective in treating certain disorders.

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Bayabas Good for Diabetes?

December 9, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Bayabas or guava is good for diabetes and for all people in general. It is good for diabetic people in particular because its consumption reduces the absorption of sugar in the blood which apparently help in regulating or directly reducing blood sugar level. While no studies have yet validated its ability to reduce the absorption of sugar, the bayabas fruit has been traditionally been used in China as a treatment for diabetes. However, some studies also contend that eating guavas with the skin, can actually raise blood sugar levels. Hence, it would be advisable that guavas be eaten by diabetics by removing or peeling the skin.

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Lanzones and Diabetes

December 7, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Lanzones of which the Philippines is blessed with one of the sweetest species is considered a healthy fruit snack for diabetics. This fruit contains a variety of nutrients that can benefit your health. It contains protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic acid and phytin. Lanzones is also rich in riboflavin and thiamine, vitamin B-2 and B-1 for body growth and red blood cell production. Thiamine is used for breaking down sugars and for treating several nerve conditions. The vitamin A contents of Lanzones called retinol or carotenoids is important for healthy skin, teeth, soft and skeletal tissue and mucous membranes. It is also a powerful antioxidant.

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Demerara Sugar Safe for Diabetes?

December 5, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Demerara sugar is not the typical brown sugar that people can customarily buy in a supermarket or sari sari store. However, is also has a brown color. Unlike brown sugar however, which is essentially unrefined white sugar, Demerara sugar has larger grains and is crunchier. It originated from the Demerara colony in Guyana, from which it derived its name.

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