Health&Me: Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Written by: Darlene Esmeralda Dragon fruit or red pitaya belongs to the Cactaceae family from the subfamily Cactoidea of the tribe Cactea.[1] The Dragon fruit is  indigenous to Central America exported from several Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Bangladesh , Pitahaya plants can have up to 4-6 fruiting cycles per year.[2] Pitaya or Dragon fruit … Continue reading Health&Me: Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Medical Traveling? You should check out the Philippines!

As I’ve discussed in my previous blog entries, medical tourism shouldn’t be left out of your options when it comes to searching for medical requirements. And what country should be on your list? The Philippines, of course. Why is that, you ask? We all know that medical tourism/wellness tourism is an act of traveling overseas … Continue reading Medical Traveling? You should check out the Philippines!

Health&Me: How to Care for Your Kidneys

Kidneys, bean-shaped, about the size of a tightly clenched fist. But as part of the renal system, their purpose is not just simply to act as a filter.  Below are the following functions of the kidneys: Urine Production Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) Osmolarity and Osmolality Regulation of Water Excretion Electrolyte Excretion Acid-Base Balance Auto-regulation of Blood … Continue reading Health&Me: How to Care for Your Kidneys

Health&Me: Dengue – Symptoms, Management and Prevention

According to WHO (World Health Organization), Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. It is transmitted by a female mosquito of a certain specie known as Aedes aegypti, and to a lesser extent Ae albopictus. This mosquito is also known to carry other strain of virus (chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika virus. Dengue is most commonly … Continue reading Health&Me: Dengue – Symptoms, Management and Prevention