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Low Carbohydrate or Low Fat?

September 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Woe is the obese individual. Not only is he surrounded with deliciously unhealthy and delectably fattening food, he is also, ironically, bombarded with fad diet programs, back-breaking exercise machines, and costly weight loss medications. The lightest on the pocket but most mind-twisting would probably be diet management. Zone? Atkins? South Beach? Confused? Well, so am I. The evolution of fad diets is as fast as the rise in my blood pressure when another new diet is introduced into the market!

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Pills for the Fats

September 6, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was the obese model during the prehistoric era).

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How to Reduce Fat Intake

November 28, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Not all fats are bad. There are three basic classifications of fats: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Among these, what you should be most concerned about are the saturated fats. Excessive intake of saturated fats may clog our arteries and raise our blood cholesterol levels, thus increasing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Calamansi for Weight Loss

January 14, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Calamansi or golden lime is a small citrus fruit popular in the Philippines and primarily used as condiment. It is usually added to soy sauce or fish sauce as well as directly to dishes to provide sour taste or flavour to food. As a citrus fruit, calamansi is also used to make juices.

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Fitness Tips for the Holidays

December 1, 2012 Category :Fitness 0

“I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…”

Nowadays, you might actually find yourself singing along to the tune of this song; or you can actually pull off wearing gloves or that turtleneck while walking in the city. And the best part of it? People will not give you the strange and awkward stare.

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Losing Weight Prevents Diabetes

March 20, 2012 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Would-be diabetics need not look further. Researchers at George Washington University in Rockville, Maryland proved weight loss, above exercise and dietary fat reduction is still the surest way to keep type 2 diabetes and its chain of complications at bay.

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Eat Your Way to a Thinner Body

March 7, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

In dieting, more is really less. This simply means eating more of certain kinds of foods, which can help burn fat faster. Sound too good to be true? Read on to find out.

Want to burn fat? Here’s a different advice – try eating more. While this statement may seem fallacious (and wonderful, for food-lovers worldwide), science has found that there are actually certain types of food that can help get rid of fat faster. And the best news is: most of these can be found inside our refrigerator.

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Lowering fat intake may reduce Diabetes

February 24, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Little adjustments in diet even without weight loss can notably affect risk for diabetes, according to a research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The study included 69 healthy, overweight people who did not have diabetes but were at risk for it, and placed them for diets with modest reductions in either fat or carbohydrate for eight weeks.

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Tilapia Worse than Bacon?

February 16, 2012 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Question: Is it true that Tilapia is worse than Bacon?

When I received this question, the first thing that came to mind was maybe there are some harmful chemicals in the fish feed or pesticides in the water that make tilapia even worse than bacon (an item ranked way down on the ‘healthy food’ list). I surmised, what goes into tilapia, goes into you, too.

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Protein as a Cure for Diabetes, Obesity

February 10, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) discovered that a certain protein could trigger weight loss and be a possible instrument for diabetes treatment. In a comprehensive report, Drs. Ming-Jer and Sophia Tsai, professors of molecular and cellular biology at BCM, observed that if mice have only one gene copy for the COUP-TFII (Chicken Ovalbumin Upstream Promoter Transcription Factor II), the animals develop smaller fat cells and increased energy metabolism as well as enhanced response to insulin.

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