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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Live Clean. Live Healthy.

When people talk about healthy living, you would usually think about exercise, going to the gym, nutrition, whole food, no fat, no sugar, vitamins and supplements, etc. Right? You wouldn’t think of trash, recycling and waste management. You’re thinking,...

Lupus: When your enemy is yourself

BWhat do celebrities like Cindy Frey, Toni Braxton, Lady Gaga, Nick Cannon and Seal have one thing in common? Lupus, the disease that President Ferdinand E. Marcos reportedly died from complications of. Just recently, the disease was in the spotlight again when...

Drinking too much soft drinks may lead to kidney trouble

Everybody loves soft drinks, including children.  But they are not really good for your health. In fact, those who have a penchant for drinking the sugary sodas are at risk of having kidney disease. A soft drink typically contains carbonated water, a...

Eat Fish, Stay Healthy!

SConclusion Fish that contain low levels of mercury are anchovies, catfish, clam, crab, haddock, hake, herring, salmon, sardines, shrimp, trout (freshwater), tuna and whitefish.  The following have higher content of mercury: swordfish, shark, king mackerel and tilefish. “Avoid eating them,...

In the Pink of Health

B‘Health is wealth,” is an adage that pays dividends to those who take it seriously. More and more people in this day and age are getting into a healthy lifestyle to feel and look good—one such person is Eduardo Mariano. 

PhilHealth shows stronger performance in 2018; gears up for UHC

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) posted stronger performance in 2018, surpassing previous year’s records on its net income, benefit payments and membership coverage; showing strong indication that the state health insurer is prepared to take on the challenges of Universal Health...

Suffer Fest City Series: A CrossFit Competition for All

The CrossFit community in the west of Metro Manila accepted the challenge and come together in the first-ever Suffer Fest City Series 2018. In November 30, more than 150 athletes from 7 CrossFit boxes...

Watch out for Pneumonia

‘There is a pneumonia outbreak here in the Philippines,” the post cautioned. The warning was posted in the social media by a person whose two friends reportedly died of it. Two others were confined in the hospital as both also suffered from the lung...

Five unhealthy habits we should give up in 2019

Finding the motivation to hop on a program and sticking to it with consistency is an excellent way to begin our respective fitness journeys. However, this must be complemented by a total lifestyle approach to fitness. Meaning, aside from hitting the gym, it is important...

Forum for rare disease patients care held

The Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD) gathered key agency leaders and advocates in a patient-centric event held last month in Manila to discuss ways on how to address, support and protect people with rare diseases. Leading the discussion were agency representatives from the Department...

Avocado: The world’s most nutritious fruit

Could it be that the forbidden fruit mentioned in the Holy Bible was the avocado? David Fairchild, America’s greatest plant explorer, described alligator pear—as it known in some parts of the world—as “a food without rival among fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise.” Well, avocado...

Future of health care

When it comes to the topic of health care, the primary resource person has always been a doctor or any other medical professional. An unusual encounter with an international health insurance professional, however, had given this writer the most exciting vision of the future...

Eat fish, stay healthy!

Part One Despite all the talk about some fish containing high levels of toxins (mercury, for instance), medical researchers still love fish, touted to be the last wild meal in the human diet. The biggest reason: It combats a top health threat, according to a recent...

The Votes Are In: Here Are Your 2019 Superfoods

EACH New Year brings in a whole host of new possibilities, new trends and new discoveries. In the past few years, we’ve seen superfood trends include ancient grains, dark leafy greens, blue-green algae, and plenty of berries, nuts, and seeds. So what superfoods can you expect...

Gasping for breath

HEALTH experts are concerned about the growing incidence of asthma all over the world. According to the Geneva-based World Health Organization, the current number of people suffering from asthma is between 100 to 150 million. Worldwide, deaths from this condition have reached over 180,000 annually. In...

Give your Family a H.A.P.P.Y. New Year!: Healthy, Active, Playful, Prosperous and Youthful

HAPPY New Year everyone! Our favorite holiday season has ended and we take down the Christmas tree and throw away the gift wrappings from all of our presents.  We have attended all our reunions and family gatherings and now our visiting relatives have already gone...

Eating right is key to fighting Diabetes

ONE of the things that you will need to do when you have been diagnosed with diabetes is to lose weight and that will be achieved by eating right. It is important that you do this because people with diabetes have nearly double the risk of...

The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Keep Cancer Away

A recent study suggests eating these fruits and vegetables will help lower your risk of breast cancer. This post from Byrdie showcases the healthy foods that you should add to your diet chart. “Eat your greens.” We’ve known this adage all too well, from the time we...

Thank you 2018

THE year 2018 for sure was a year to remember for many of us; it could be the year of many triumphs or the year that we were pushed to our limits. Regardless of our reasons, we need to be thankful for the year that...

Health and fitness apps: What to look out for in 2019

EACH new year brings with it many new possibilities. As the world of gadgets and technology advances and evolves, so do our habits and lifestyles. What’s certain is that in the year 2019, we’ll be seeing an increase in the use of apps and wearable gadgets...
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