Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring

Even with the set of knowledge and skills acquired from his profession, medical doctor Erric Cinco was not able to escape the wrath of hypertension that runs in his family. Cinco, his cousin (who’s not even in his 30s), and the rest of his family members are all hypertensive. “There is a strong genetic tendencyContinue reading “Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring”

Assessing the ketogenic diet

Monette Ho, 39 years old, tried ketogenic diet or ‘keto’ to lose weight. Her normal weight is 120-128 lbs. before giving birth to her third and youngest son, but since then, she never regained her ideal weight. Monette started keto diet last September 2017, but she had to stop after three months during Christmas breakContinue reading “Assessing the ketogenic diet”

1 in 4 Filipinos are hypertensive

It’s easy to know you’re sick when you have the signs or symptoms. But when you don’t, one day you’ll find yourself sick without a warning, and that can be very alarming. “Most hypertensive patients have no symptoms. The known symptoms of hypertension like headache, dizziness, nape pain, and blurring of vision are non-specific andContinue reading “1 in 4 Filipinos are hypertensive”

Why I decided to cook my own meals

My mom would always tell me, “If you want to eat good food, learn how to cook!” I never took that seriously. What for? She always cooks for us and when I started earning my own money, I can always call a fast-food chain and have my meal delivered right at my doorsteps if IContinue reading “Why I decided to cook my own meals”

Heirloom rice recipes

More than just rice, it’s the meaning of life In an article published at the Department of Agriculture’s website, it said that medical researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that those who eat three to four servings of rice a day had 55 percent higher risk to develop diabetes than those whoContinue reading “Heirloom rice recipes”

Sweet love

Diabetes and marriage, how this couple made things work  “I take you to be my (husband/wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”  This is the popular wedding vow. Over theContinue reading “Sweet love”

Serenade Hall: Refining Filipino classic

Filipino dishes have never tasted this good! Chef Fernan Punzalan of Serenade Hall tells his journey towards refining Filipino cuisine, putting in a new dimension and twist One wouldn’t believe there was such a place like this within the Makati Central Business District area. “Home away from home” is how Chef Fernan Punzalan, executive chefContinue reading “Serenade Hall: Refining Filipino classic”

Meal planning 101

5 weekend meal planning tips for working moms “What’s for dinner?” It’s the question of the hour and everybody’s home after a long, stressful, and busy day at work. Dinner time should be the most exciting time of the day because it’s when you get to see your husband and kids as they tell youContinue reading “Meal planning 101”