Health

Nov
6

Sakit sa Puso sa mga Kababaihan

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By: Dr. Willie T. Ong              Ang sakit sa puso ay ang pangunahing sanhi ng pagkamatay sa mundo. Dati rati  ay iniisip natin na ang mga lalaki lamang ang madalas magkasakit sa puso. Pero ayon sa bagong datos, dumarami na ang mga babaeng inaatake sa puso Bakit ito  ... Continue

Nov
5

Got Diabetes? Why You Must Protect Your Feet

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By Samantha Costa    The risk is real. From 2006 to 2010, more than 1 million patients went to the emergency department for diabetes-related foot complications, and 10.5 percent of those involved an amputation, according to a new study published in PLOS One. Despite the alarming rate of those who wind up in the hospital for this ... Continue

Jul
11

Lose Weight the Natural Way

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Written by Dr. Imelda A. Agdeppa, DOST       The Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology National Nutrition Survey, 1998 (FNRI-DOST) revealed that there is an increasing trend of overweight among adults of both sexes from 1993 to 1998. In 1993, there were about 17 out of 100 adults who ... Continue

May
13

Facts About Iron Deficiency Anemia

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WP - Jan-Dec 2002- Written by Dr. Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, DOST        Facts about iron deficiency anemia: a dreading micronutrient deficiency Iron deficiency anemia is a condition of the body when the hemoglobin level which is the red coloring of the blood, is below normal level. This happens when almost all the ... Continue

Apr
20

Things Older People Can Do to stay Healthy

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WP - Jan-Dec 2003 Written by Felices C. Cuaderno, FMS-FSTD   Considering both the quality and the quantity life among older adults/person is a critical health goal of the government especially the health Department as well as the community they belong.   Both physical and social activities as well as good nutrition enhance health and ... Continue

Feb
8

Foods Good for the Heart

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       Pagkain Para sa Puso (Take care of your heart) Ni Dr. Willie T. Ong    HETO ang listahan ng mga pagkaing mabuti sa ating puso at ugat. Damihan ang pagkain nito para maging healthy. Matatabang isda tulad ng tuna, tamban, tilapia, sardinas at salmon. Sagana ito sa omega-3 fatty acids na nagpapaluwag ng ugat ... Continue

Sep
17

Children Feeding Tips

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        1. Lead by example. Be a role model in practicing good eating habits. 2. Let a child be a child. Expect and be patient with child-like table manners. 3. Be consistent with meal schedules. Serve meals on a regular time, preferably before the children get overly hungry, tired and/or irritable. 4. Make mealtimes safe and ... Continue

Sep
17

Paglilinaw Tungkol sa Kolesterol

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    Marahil ay isa ka sa mga taong kulang ang pang-unawa kung ano ba talaga ang kolesterol. Maaaring marinig mo lamang ang salitang kolesterol ay negatibo na kaagad ang iyong pananaw tungkol dito. Ito marahil ay dahil sa iyong mga nababasa at napapanood na ang kolesterol ang dahilan ng iba't-ibang sakit ... Continue

Aug
8

Busina ni Kamote

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Written by Czarina S. Martinez, NCS-RUMD     Iniiwasan kong kumain ng nilagang kamote sa agahan kung may pasok. Ayaw kong bumusina lalo na kung ang tunog ay prot-prot. Sino ba ang may gustong malagay sa nakahihiyang sitwasyon. Pero, bakit nga ba tayo naglalabas ng hangin matapos kumain ng nilagang kamote? Ang kamote ay ... Continue

Jul
10

Milk Not the Main Source of Calcium for Filipinos

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    For years, Filipinos have believed that milk and milk products are the major sources of calcium in the diet. Thus, it has always been advised to consume dairy products to meet the daily calcium requirements.   According to Anne Kraskin in her article “Cowless Calcium”, in The Herbal Collective, an online magazine, ... Continue

May
15

Is it safe for diabetics to eat as much fruits as they want?

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    There are a lot of misconceptions about diabetes. One misconception is that diabetics can eat as much fruits as they have been used to. Learning the truth about diabetes will help manage and control the disease effectively.   We all know that fruits are important sources of other dietary essentials like vitamins, ... Continue

Apr
15

Grazing your way to health

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By CCTanchoco, Scientist III     We are a nation of snackers – taking snacks while watching television or surfing through the net, in response to stress or boredom, or while chatting with friends. Snacking for some is important in meeting calorie and nutrient needs, while others may need to modify snacking habits to ... Continue

Mar
4

Cassava: More than a Gas-Inducing Food

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  Cassava is notorious for its flatulence-inducing property. It also suffers from a lowly reputation as a poor man’s food. Remember the common saying: “Go home and plant kamote?” But did you know that aside from being rich in carbohydrates, cassava may even help lower cholesterol level and may prevent or ... Continue

Feb
10

Do You Really Need Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for Good Health?

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  Do you take vitamin and mineral supplements daily to keep you going when tired or rundown? Or do you take supplements to feel better physically or to improve your appearance? These are the reasons why people take dietary supplements according to a survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, ... Continue

Jan
8

Walking to a Healthier Life

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    Today, when obesity has become prevalent, engaging in physical activities must be encouraged. Physical inactivity has been said to be a major contributing factor to early aging and acquiring chronic degenerative diseases, other than to death. There are many kinds of exercises a person can do. Enrolling in gym to ... Continue

Dec
2

Is your Christmas Diet Naughty or Nice

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    If there is a time of the year that you allow yourself to relax and forget about strict diet and constant work-out trips to the gym, it’s the coming festive season. It’s when you are already winding down towards the end of the working year and gearing-up for the holiday season. There are lots of ... Continue

Nov
7

Steps to Safe Foods

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    Thousands of people are getting sick from food they have eaten. They suffer the effects of food poisoning. Food poisoning is a condition related to contaminated or spoiled food usually caused by improper food handling. The symptoms of food poisoning consist of sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea, usually between ... Continue

Oct
7

Calamansi: The Miniature Orange

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    Calamansi, a native citrus plant cultivated throughout the Philippines, is an important crop and an outstanding ornamental plant. The tree, which is often trained as a bonsai, blooms all year-round, thus filling the air with the aroma of citrus blossom. Other common names of calamansi in the Philippines are: kalamondin, ... Continue

Sep
20

Are You Getting Enough Water?

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Contributed by Catherine Rose P. Josue, RUMD     We've all heard that drinking water keeps us healthy. But how much is really enough? The Daily Nutritional Guide Pyramid for Filipino Adults developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) recommends that drinking eight glasses of ... Continue

Aug
6

Practice a Healthy Lifestyle for Long Life

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      In this time of fiscal crisis, we should always remember this saying "health is wealth". It is very difficult to be sick nowadays. Hospitalization is very expensive. Even if you are confined in a government hospital, you have to spend for laboratory examinations, medicines and professional fees of the doctors. Healthy ... Continue