Saturday, January 30, 2010


Sudden change of the weather can cause colds and sometimes that would lead to fever. The colds can stay for about 3 to 4 days, depending on the medicines that are taken by the patient. But instead of taking medicines, sipping hot chicken soup can be enough to end the colds. The chicken soup has been proven to stop colds before it get worst. It has been studied that many cases of colds were cured easily by sipping hot chicken soup.

Most of my patients who go to my clinic are not that fortunate to pay for the medical service that I perform as well as the medicines that must be taken. Instead of prescribing medicines, I prefer giving the alternative medicines. These medicines have been here along time ago. I just want to return back to nature as mother nature is the best doctor for us.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Today, many pharmaceutical companies are making their medicines and selling it in pharmacies and medical institutions. Medicines relieve pains and diseases that is what the medicines are for. But beware. This is just a medical advice to avoid taking medicines that you haven't taken before. The are many cases that patients that shifted to another brand of medicines were admitted because of medicine allergy. Allergic reaction to medicines are increasing right now.

To avoid medicine allergy, you must stick to you previous medicines, unless advised by your physician. Do not try to buy medicines are new to you or you have not yet taken. This is just an advice to all. As I was doing my rounds in the hospital today, I encountered 10 cases of medicine allergy.

When Medicine allergy happens, you must do the following:

1. Stop taking the medicine that you think caused the allergy.
2. Drink water immediately to flush the toxins.
3. Go to nearest hospital for proper medication.

Monday, January 18, 2010


It is safe to say right now that heart related problem is the number one killer right now. More than cancer and aids, heart attack kills more than those mentioned health problems. People with heart problems should always bring their medicines with them. Failing to take the medicine is a big NO!

Heart attack cases right now is rapidly increasing and the age is getting younger. My classmate died because of an heart attack when we where just 17 years old. They say that only fat people are at risk of this. But that is a total misstatement to say. Even those people with low body weight are also at risk of a heart attack.

Doctors right now are doing their best to solve the problem. New medicines right are being developed to fight heart attack or heart related ailments. But the best way to prevent a heart attack is just to take the daily medicines are prescribed by doctors. Aside from medicine, people with heart problems should avoid staying up late or engaging in activities that can lead to stress.

To combat stress, you need to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a day. Stay away from vices, especially drinking and smoking. Sleep early as possible and eat fresh foods, vegetables and fruits are very ideal to avoid heart problems later on. Prevention is better than cure. Be healthy and be smart in taking care of your health.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Have you heard about the herbal benefits of virgin coconut oil? This is the latest medical breakthrough about this wonder oil. It is from the tree of life, coconut. This oil is extracted and used as medical solution for hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels,weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure,diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.
Virgin coconut oil has been used by ancient doctors to treat body ailments. But this oils was neglected because of the notion that no drug or medicine can cure almost all ailments and sickness. It was just this later part that the herbal benefits of virgin coconut oil is now recognized.
There was a case here that a patient with a positive HIV in the blood was taking virgin coconut oil everyday and found out that the growth of the virus in the blood stream was slowwer compared to those patients not taking the oil at all. Doctors are considering the oil might be the answer to that medical health problem.


Many local residents rely on the malunggay leaves as their source of daily iodine. Iodine in our body is very important because it help fight against goiter and other sickness that can cause bad health to our body. Malunggay leaves is also very potent against cancer cells. It is because it has more beta carotene compared to the much known carrots.
Aside from iodine and beta carotene, malunggay is also the best source of vitamin c. Many doctors right now believe that malunggay might be the answer against cancer and even aids. But this has yet to be proved by the doctors. They are still studying the medical benefits found in the malunggay leaves.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Garlic's health benefits and medicinal properties have long been known (1). Garlic has long been considered a herbal "wonder drug", with a reputation in folklore for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the Plague! It has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy, sometimes spelt phitotherapy).

Raw garlic is used by some to treat the symptoms of acne and there is some evidence that it can assist in managing high cholesterol levels. It can even be effective as a natural mosquito repellent.

In general, a stronger tasting clove of garlic has more sulphur content and hence more medicinal value it's likely to have. Some people have suggested that organically grown garlic tends towards a higher sulphur level and hence greater benefit to health. In my experience it certainly tastes better so I buy organic whenever possible whether or not it's best for my health.


Cold Sponge Bath: is used in cases where the skin is dry and hot. Cold water is used for sponge bath but in case where skin is burning hot, ice cubes may be put on water. Avoid chilling the patient. A cold compress on the forehead or armpits may be placed while the sponge is being done. Chilling with shivering will cause the temperature to rise. Sponge may be repeated and prolonged until the desired effects are obtained, or until the fever goes down.

a. Remove clothing and cover patient with sheet or blanket. Place cold compress on the forehead or the armpits. Renew compress as often as you can.
b. Sponge on one part, in the same order as the hot sponge bath. Friction is used to bring blood to the surface and to increase the rate of circulation to hasten the cooling process. The skin may be left slightly moist, fan lightly with towel until the skin is dry. Evaporation lowers body temperature. Hot lemonade may be given.