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

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

Health&Me: Tobacco Smoking and What It Does To Your Body

In celebration of World No Tobacco Day this 31st of May, I would like to share a post regarding tobacco smoking and its adverse effects towards our body. According to American Lung Association, there are approximately 600 ingredients in a cigarette. And when burned they create 7,000 chemicals to which 69 of those chemicals formed are … Continue reading Health&Me: Tobacco Smoking and What It Does To Your Body