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Vegan month teaches poverty mitigation and planet preservation aside from diet

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November has been declared as the World Vegan Month. By definition, a vegan is a follower of veganism, the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. Thus, a vegan not only shuns animal, fish and dairy products in his or her diet but also in the clothes, accessories and shoes worn, and even in the cosmetics used and household products applied.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Total approach for balanced diet

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“In the concept of balanced diet, total approach is important.”

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Healthy schools prevent lifestyle diseases

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The World Health Organization estimates that NCDs (noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and those affecting the cardiovascular system) account for up to 35 million deaths worldwide every year, or up to 60 percent of all deaths annually.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

‘Potassium-rich food helps reduce stroke in postmenopausal women’—PCRM

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SPINACH and mushroom are among the top sources of potassium. Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

Data released by the Department of Health in 2013 cited that 25 percent of Filipino adults, or about 14 million, suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger

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MEATLESS BUT MORE NUTRITIOUS Malunggay soup (with tomatoes, onions, organic vegan bouillon cubes and Himalayan salt), string beans (with shiitake mushrooms, okra, eggplant, Braggs tomato sauce) and oil-less fried, non-GMO soy wheat stick (with seaweeds). Safe proteins were found to be from plants. Photo by Tessa Salazar

You may have often heard that fatalistic remark of some people lamenting that they are “doomed” to suffer this or that debilitating disease because their parents, grandparents or kin suffered the same disease. “It runs in our family,” they say in surrender, “so why fight it?”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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