Category Archives: Wellness Features

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Recognizing panic attack and panic disorder

Monday, 8 December 2014 | Written by
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In the movie Iron Man 3, Tony Stark went through several anxiety attacks. He experienced dizziness, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. He felt disorientated and his head was swimming. Noises around him were overwhelming. When Stark asked Jarvis, his trusted computer if he was having a heart attack, it replied no. Jarvis told Stark that he apparently experienced a severe…Read More »

A healthy, hearty feast at 'Van Gogh is Bipolar'

The art of eating well

Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Written by
A healthy, hearty feast at 'Van Gogh is Bipolar'

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just a few weeks away and for Filipinos, it means gastronomic feast after feast. Heck, even some people go on diets weeks or months ahead so they can “indulge” during the holidays. While food indeed brings families and friends closer together, it shouldn’t leave one in bad shape when the celebrations end. Hence, the…Read More »

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How to get rid of foul smells the natural way

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Written by
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One afternoon, Henry, 15 years old and his teenage friends agreed to play badminton. After several sets, they got sweaty and tired. The teenagers decided to cool down in the locker room before hitting the showers. After a minute or two on the bench, the group noticed an unpleasant odor. They started making fun of each other, wondering who could be the offender. Nobody…Read More »

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How to curb salt cravings

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Written by
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Salt cravings are often attributed to snack attacks. You open a bag of potato chips and tell yourself, you’ll just have one or two pieces then you’ll save the rest for another day. As always, you fail to control your salt cravings and end up eating the entire bag. The cycle goes on because you keep stocking your pantry with…Read More »

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Help fight Ebola from home

Monday, 17 November 2014 | Written by
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by The Mad Hatter There are two things you need to know about Ebola—one is that it’s already killed almost 5,000 people in a span only a few months (since its outbreak in West Africa in March);second is that you can do something to help fight it even if you are countries away from it. What is Ebola? Ebola virus…Read More »

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every November 14, but its theme is meant to resonate all year round.

Live healthy: World Diabetes Day 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014 | Written by
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every November 14, but its theme is meant to resonate all year round.

There are 382 million people living with diabetes worldwide. By 2035, 592 million or one person in ten will have the disease. This is according to the latest estimates from the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas. The worst part, diabetes remains hidden. Up to half of all people with diabetes globally remain undiagnosed. November 14 is World Diabetes Day…Read More »

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Boost your immunity in 10 simple ways

Thursday, 30 October 2014 | Written by
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  Infections are as inevitable as death and taxes. No wonder, a new set of commercials selling different medicines and immunity boosters are released every year, targeting stuffy-nosed and cold victims. This is especially true during the ber months, which signal the start of the cold weather and the holiday season. Obviously, there’s no fun being brought down by a…Read More »

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Feel good, look good

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Written by
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There are days when you look at yourself in the mirror and find a stranger looking back. Do you worry too much about the love handles that won’t go away? Is your workload and stress showing in the wrinkles on your face? What is going on with those flabby arms? Should your legs be a little bit muscular? Have you…Read More »

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[Fighting to live] The story of Baltazar Lucas

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Written by
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Next to the skin, the liver is the second largest organ of the body. Weighing in at around three pounds, the liver is responsible for many essential functions related to digestion, metabolism, immunity, and the storage of nutrients within the body. Facing the facts  The liver is regarded as the body’s ‘silent organ’ because liver ailments are often asymptomatic or…Read More »

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Eating disorders and what you can do

Friday, 24 October 2014 | Written by
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Eating disorders can affect anybody – notwithstanding a person’s gender, race, status or appearance. Eating disorders are not as simple as reduction of food intake or binge eating. There are underlying issues behind eating disorders that involve feelings of distress over a one’s physical appearance or weight. In the United States alone, studies show that almost 25 million people are afflicted with eating disorders, 25% of…Read More »

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