Focus @ Health

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WHILE the initial stage of our body’s protective auto-repair mechanism when we acquire any type of acute infection (bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoan, etc.) involves inflammation, which significantly helps in the healing process, “silent” chronic inflammation all of us have in our body, day in and day out, which is not obvious to us, is actually the cause of most, if not all, illnesses we are encounter in our life, from minor cold, hay fever, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.

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WE are what we eat and drink, philosophically and medically.

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MORE than 33% of Americans and 21% of Filipinos are overweight or obese.

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MY column on “Aspirin, the Wonder Drug” came out in 2002 when this common household item was on the spotlight for sometime for its new role in staving off heart attack, medically termed Acute Myocardial Infarction (the killer, Acute MI).

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THE clamor for a healthier lifestyle has transformed society into more conscious, more intelligent, and more discriminating consumers of food and food ingredients.

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