Body Care

Body Care involves caring for all the systems of the human body including:

  • Integumentary System: hair, nails, skin and sweat glands
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Circulatory System: blood, blood vessels, lymph and lymphatic vessels
  • Cardiovascular System: heart, arteries, veins and capillaries
  • Nervous System: brain and nerves
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System: mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines
  • Urinary System: urethra, bladder, ureters and kidneys
  • Endocrine System: hormones
  • Reproductive System
  • Immune System
  • Infectious Diseases
    Eyes / Ears, Nose and Throat
    Childhood Conditions

Depression is Real: How I Snapped Out of It?

I had another rough week last week as I had bouts of fever, asthma and flu-like symptoms once again. I found myself asking God, “Why God?” “Why does my body have to suffer over and over again?”

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What Lack of Sleep Can Do to Your Heart?

“Ranjan Das, CEO and MD of SAP-Indian subcontinent died after a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai recently. One of the youngest CEOs, he was only 42.”

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What to Do If You Just Had a Surgery?

The first 24 hours will depend on your tolerance to pain. Normally, people just sleep over this stage for the most part, but some people experience the pain sooner than expected. No worries though because you will be given pre-scheduled pain relievers during this period.

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When to Seek Professional Help When Your Child is Sick?

As a rule of thumb, I’d say timely response and immediate professional care should not be delayed when there is a need for it. You as a mom should know your child well, which means a slight change in physical signs or behavior tells you a lot about his or health condition.

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Did You Know that You Can Develop Allergies even When You Didn’t Have them as a Child?

An allergy can occur anytime during your lifetime if you have the dormant antibodies in your body, and yes, even if you didn’t have them during your childhood.

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Do You Have Frequent Urinary Tract Infections?

Here is a checklist of the symptoms you might be experiencing now, which is telling you, it is time to have your most dreaded visit to your doctor.

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My Journey Towards Health

My journey with Nutritional Supplements is one for the books, because I was the number one skeptic about it. It’s very unlikely for a nurse like me, but yes, I was a non-believer of this stuff. To me, they were all synthetic and toxic to the liver and kidneys!

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Things I Have Learned from My Hospital Admission: Part I. Dangers of a Second Episode of Dengue Fever

Second cases of Dengue Fever can get worse than the first: I was told that I can never have the same strain of Dengue viral infection, which is not good because, a person who succumbs the first time develops antibodies. These antibodies remain dormant until a person gets another exposure to a different strain of Dengue. This means that my second infection could have been severe in terms of tendency to bleed and poor recovery.

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I Am Back!

The last two weeks had been a very challenging time for me and my family. I was discharged from the hospital last Sunday, March 1 due to dengue and enteric fever. Who would have thought I would have 2 diseases at the same time?

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My Definition of a Healthy Lifestyle

So, I came up with my own standard of what a healthy lifestyle means. I do not really have the affinity with Mathematics, but this is much like simple Math for me. It only requires the simple formula of addition, which is the sum of all these elements to become healthy.

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My Gift

What do I do now? My mind and body tell me I should start a consistent healthier lifestyle this year, keep my weight on check and enjoy everything that is required to achieve them. This thought dawned on me after my last visit to my ophthalmologist who told me that I should start taking care of myself, because he saw some beginning changes around my eyes that he had not seen before. I have to mention also that I had episodes of chest heaviness and shortness of breath on 3 different occasions last year.

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

As 2015 begins, have you seriously considered what your past year had been like? I am sure it was not all roses. Have you also wondered and asked this question to yourself? “Why do I do what I do?” Most people would answer, “I just want to” or “somebody made me do it” Did you know that the answer you give to this question tells a lot about who you really are?

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My Bread Has Molds, Can I still Eat It?

Important things about molds:

  • There are thousands of molds .
  • Some molds are good and some molds are bad.
  • Molds replicate fast in humid and moist areas.
  • Never eat bread or any food stuff where molds have grown.
  • Bread should be eaten within 3 days.

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Why Health Officials Are Concerned About Energy Drinks

Too much energy drink consumption is unhealthy, and if you mix it with alcohol it can be deadly. Something to seriously consider. irmz

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Stroke Series: Maintain Your Blood Pressure

The season changes, unpredictable weather and extreme temperatures are potential danger signals for people with high blood pressure (BP). If this is not addressed properly, the risk of a stroke becomes very high.

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Your Smile Can Tell if You are Suffering from Stroke

What is a Stroke?

“A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.”

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Dengue Outbreak: What to do?

I posted this article as a reminder and a warning after typhoon Glenda hit the Philippines in July this year. Today, I am re-posting it to give some information for the Japanese locals who have not had an outbreak of this deadly virus in the last 70 years.

Is Your World Spinning Round?

Health Trivia:

Did you know that almost 50% cases of dizziness are due to a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?

BPPV is one of the most common problems of the vestibular system, and, as explains:

“The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders can also result from or be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions, or occur for unknown reasons.”

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Fasting and Detox: Is it a Fact or a Myth?


Did you know that fasting and detoxification are methods used for diagnostic procedures and therapies both in conventional and alternative medicine?

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