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Ampalaya as Antidiabetic Agent

July 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Known as bittermelon or bittergourd in English, with a scientific name of Momordica charantia, ampalaya is the most popular bitter vegetable in the Philippines. In fact, when learning the different taste palettes, in as much as sugar had been used as the standard example for sweet in the academe, ampalaya is the standard example for what is bitter.

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Herbal Cure for Fungal Infection

October 5, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Fungal infection is infection caused by a fungus as opposed to bacteria such as athlete’s foot, Candida, or jock itch are often cause by unhealthy hygiene and weak immune system which allowed fungi to thrive in said areas. An infected area is easily diagnosed by simple visual examination. Affected area is often reddish and itchy. Fungal infection often develops in areas such as in the groin area and toes, where it is warm, dark and humid, which are exactly the necessary ingredients for fungi to survive and thrive.

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Diabetes Management for Filipinos

March 23, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

One for every 25 Filipino adult is diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that many Filipinos suffer but is not given much attention. The rise of diabetes among Filipinos can be attributed to our food culture and lack of sense of urgency on the issue. For the former, rice is the staple food in the Philippines and eating pork has been part of our diet. Secondly, with the advent of many different processed foods from sodas, imported canned goods, chocolates and fast food, Filipinos have found a new way to indulge themselves to food. For the latter, most Filipino diabetics are not alarmed of the disease. Many Filipinos simply consider diabetes as a problem that goes with age.

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