I eat therefore I am

How’s our eating habit? We are what we eat. Deciding to eat healthy may be a struggle for many, but we keep hoping to do so until we reach our momentum and goals. In our desire to change for the better, the first step is to check our current eating habits. Eating Time. Check what time…

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“An Apple a Day?”

Health benefits of fresh apples with skin As the saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Is this true? What are the health benefits of apples? We can answer these by knowing what’s in an apple and what are the recommendations for us to get the most from this fruit. Understand first…

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Exercise 101 and Fats in the Liver

Not just the heart but exercise is also good for the liver You don’t drink alcohol but you’ve been told that fat accumulates in your liver. Fatty liver is linked to diseases like obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Exercises and diet can help mobilize and take away fat from the liver. Types of Exercise. Exercise…

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Everybody Sleeps

How much sleep should we get each night? A Sesame Street song expressed an important fact, “Everybody sleeps, every night we close our eyes, until the morning creeps.” To stay healthy and maintain well-being, we need ample sleep. Lack of sleep has been linked to diseases of the heart and mind like obesity, diabetes, hypertension…

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Walk for a cause

The health benefits of walking Health experts have proven that increased regular physical activity lowers the risks of diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. The recommendation is 30 minutes of regular moderate intensity exercise on most, if not all days of the week. There are various forms of these exercises and physical activities, but for…

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The Road to a Healthy Menopause

Menopause or what most women in refer to as The Big “M” is a rite of passage for a woman. It is an inevitable part of life that every female is bound to experience firsthand. Unfortunately, when we hear the term menopause, it’s usually associated with a negative connotation. Most women dread the day they…

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Know Your Numbers (KYN): Fruits and Vegetables

KYN. Do Filipinos eat enough? Eating fruits and vegetables lowers the risks of suffering from complications of non-communicable disease like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Being a tropical country, fruits and vegetables are abundant in the Philippines (PH). But are we eating enough? Let’s look at the numbers. KYN. Fruits World vs PH. The…

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Internet Health Info, Should We?

Why people search the net and what are the risks There is a shout out circulating in social media. “For those who self-diagnosed their symptoms on Google can have the second opinion on Yahoo.” People with health conditions turn to online resources to help manage their illness. Why? What’s prompting patients to do this? Problem.…

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