Month: November 2021

Pre-Diabetes: Your chance to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes: Your chance to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

What does it mean when the doctor tells you that you are prediabetic? Is this a serious condition and what can you do about it?

A prediabetic condition should be taken seriously because neglecting it will lead to potentially serious condtions. However, it is not the end of the world. There are simple and effective ways to manage it.

The primary management is lifestyle changes.

Here’s an article that tells you how to reduce your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes if you are prediabetic.

Click here for the article.

Debunking the Covid-19 myths

Debunking the Covid-19 myths

There are a lot of misinformation out there about the Covid-19 infections, virus and vaccines. Some of these misinformation are even perpetuated by doctors and professionals to serve their own personal agendas and to profit from such misinformation.

As such, it is very difficult for lay people to know what information to trust and what to ignore, especially when they are constantly being bombarded by smses, Whatsapp messages, and postings in social media. To be honest, it is even difficult for doctors to differentiate truths from lies at times without proper and careful scrutiny.

However, here is a good article that debunks many of the Covid-19 myths being circulated on the internet.

Click here to take a read.

This doctor won’t hesitate to vaccinate his 5 year-old. Here’s why.

This doctor won’t hesitate to vaccinate his 5 year-old. Here’s why.

The time has come for primary school children to go back to school, albeit under strict SOPs. However, some parents are concern that these young children are not protected against Covid-19 infection as they are not vaccinated yet. On the other hand, some parents are also concern about the possible side-effects that may come from giving Covid-19 vaccines to such young children.

The dilemma is real, but the fear may be unfounded.

With clearer and more accurate information about the risks of Covid-19 infections in children as well as the benefits and risks of vaccination in them, parents may be more reassured to encourage vaccination in their children.

Here’s a good and rationale opinion piece from a doctor who has a 5 year-old kid of his own.

Click here to read what he wrote.

The Type of Fat You Eat Makes the Difference

The Type of Fat You Eat Makes the Difference

A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session this year appears to show that it is not how much fat you eat, but what type of fat you eat, that may make the difference in whether you will be at risk for stroke or not, or other cardiovascular diseases.

Unsaturated fats – both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated – that are found in plants and seeds are healthier for us than are animal fats that contain mainly saturated fats. Trans fat is also unhealthy for us.

Compared to animal fats, plant fats help to reduce overall mortality, stroke, cardiovascular events, cancers and even diabetes by at least 10%.

Interestingly, dairy fat or fat from milk-based products does not seem to make a significant difference to stroke outcome.

For more details on this study, click here.