All posts by Manny aims to help the readers with useful health info thru proper nutrition as a natural cure and disease prevention. The key writer of this site Modesto Antolin by research and experience originated from the rural areas in the Philippines, where most of the healing method comes from the natural medicinal/herbal plants.



There is a lot of information nowadays on how to improve your health. Typing one single word will give you a lot of answers from your browser in the internet in anything you need to know about your health. In the case of searching information about healing or a restoration of health from a disease, from herbal to conventional, a lot of answers that is resulted to confusions as thus information had every reason to believe whether real or misleading. They have their own advocacy whether from a commercial purposes for a product of their own or for a big commercial company. The reality is that most of these are often purely commercial.

To get to better health, you have to take action immediately especially if you have something that bothering you, say an illness that is really uncommon to you or something that is not always happen to, or say something symptoms that‘s always come again and again which a suspicion of an illness or a particular health problems. The usual step of the person concerned is to take a medication that is usually bought from any over-the-counter even without any consultation for the prescription. This first step is the worst in addition to the side effects of these dangerous drugs can give in the long run, as self medication can even more dangerous to your health especially if you have no adequate knowledge about your health and medicine.

The best thing to do is to know the root cause in order to solve your health problem. If your last resource is to seek the doctor’s advice then make sure to at least go for a thorough adequate medical consultation and diagnostic process to help identify your health problem. Habitual drug frequency intake can cause dependency on it and in the long run needs a higher dosage as your body immunized for the drug, not to mention the side effects from the exposure to these drugs.

How to get a better health? There are too many questions on how to live healthy. What should to eat? How much protein and carbohydrates? Which are those foods are good for health?

I don’t profess to know the answer to every question out there. But I do know all the things being equal the simplest is most likely the right one.

Guava- a medicine for numerous diseases

The source of good health and vigor can only begin in nature itself, a perfect and abundant way to restore health and vitality. The rich treasure of nature is the answer to most and every illness out there as a result of research studies, taking herbal and fruit juices as a remedy to cure illness, the alternative medicine.

There are fruits and plants that possess extraordinary healing power, one of them is guava. This fruit tree has useful ways to cure many diseases. A group of scientist at the Canadian University of Ottawa record of medical research was able to isolate from guava leaves the bioflavinoid “Quercetin” as well as 5 other important glycosides and confirmed that these properties are strong anti-spasm properties and is able to prevent breast cancer and stop growing of breast cancer cells. It states that all parts of this plant are high in medicinal value. Guava has high content on lutein as well as lycopene which are beneficial for eye sight. The research states that the leaves contain more medicinal properties than other parts.

During my childhood, my mother used to boil the leaves of this guava as medicine for drinking to cure diarrhea. It is also used for bathing of women recently giving birth of a baby. It is also used to boil the leaves to wash wounds of any kind including cuts of circumcision which can be easily healed.

Guava nowadays can be easily found anywhere in tropical countries where rain is abundant because the seeds can easily grow that even the birds can scatter the seeds thru stool and then grow by the rain. It can grow as high as 3 meter or higher depending on the soil.

The medicinal value and healing power of plants and other herbs are observed over a thousand of years. There are so many plants that are used as medicine in the ancient times and it was already proven by research studies. The only problem is that it can’t be patented.



For making stocks used as tea especially in countries where fresh guava is not available, young leaves are picked and dried in the shade and drying should be not over than 45 degrees. The dried leaves are then stored in any container to avoid humidity that is causing to develop mould. The dried leaves will be use for boiling as tea consumption in the future. For better taste and more medicinal value, a tablespoon of honey can be added. The stalk of guava can also dried for stock and boiled for future tea consumption of the same procedure. In tropical countries where guava tree is available, the leaves can be boiled as fresh and drink as herbal that is more effective.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF RED CLOVER- The herb that helps in many health problems

Red clover is a plant that grows wild in the grass lands of Americas and most of the big continent Australia, Asia, Europe and Northern Africa where most frequency of rains prevail.
It is believed that red clover may help to prevent heart disease in several ways.
Although results from human studies are not definite, some show that taking red clover may lower the levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and raise the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), good cholesterol in the body.
In addition, red clover also promotes an increase in the secretion of bile acid. Red clover is a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. It is also considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones.
Red clover is often taken to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Isoflavones are similar in shape to the female hormone, estrogen, therefore; they may attach to estrogen receptors throughout the body particularly in the bladder, blood vessels, bones, and heart.
Red clover may also block enzymes thought to contribute to prostate cancer in men. It has shown a definite limiting effect in the development of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
An enlarged prostate may cause men to experience a weak or interrupted urine stream, dribbling after urinating, or the urge to urinate even after voiding. For most men, BPH is a normal part of aging.
Additionally, red clover contains small amounts of chemicals known as coumarins, which may help keep the blood from becoming thick and gummy. Therefore, the possibility of forming blood clots and arterial plaques may be reduced.
Plaques are accumulations of blood cells, fats, and other substances that may build up in blood vessels, reducing or blocking blood flow.
Red clover studies show to help the arteries remain strong and flexible (a quality often called ‘arterial compliance’), which may also help to prevent some of the plaque deposits that may lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
Several studies of a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones suggest that it may significantly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women.
Also, menopause increases a woman’s risk for developing osteoporosis (significant bone loss) and some studies suggest that a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones may slow bone loss and even boost bone mineral density in pre and peri-menopausal women.
The estrogen-like effect of red clover isoflavones may be involved, and red clover also may have a direct effect by preventing the breakdown of existing bone.
Because cholesterol is a major component of bile acid, increased bile acid production usually means that more cholesterol is used and less cholesterol circulates in the body. It has been found to be helpful in quitting smoking.
For women with normal estrogen levels, red clover isoflavones may displace some natural estrogens, possibly preventing or relieving estrogen-related symptoms, such as breast pain, that are associated with PMS. This effect may also reduce the possibility of developing estrogen-dependent cancer of the endometrium.
In addition, results from a review of nearly 1000 women suggest that red clover may interfere with an enzyme known to promote the progression of endometrial cancer.
To use this herb, the flowers will be dried and will be used as tea.

  • Dry the blossoms gathered in a naturally warm environment to preserve its medicinal properties, just make it sure it is clean and no chemicals such as pesticides.
  • The dried flowers of a cup will be boiled in 15 minutes in a 5 cups of flowers to make as tea. To add its flavor essence, mix it with some mint leaves then add a tablespoon of honey in every cup of tea.

HYPOTHYROIDISM- What is it? Read to know the effects.

Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid means the thyroid gland could not produce enough thyroid hormone called thyroxin. In medical definition, a hypo means beneath, or less than normal, deficient. The thyroid gland is one most important part of our system works to produce hormone thyroxin needed by the body. Too little hormone thyroxin secreted by the gland into the bloodstream is hypothyroidism. It may be caused by poor iodine intake especially in poorly developed countries where iodized salt is not implemented; in other cases, it is caused by auto-immune diseases wherein your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Clinical research in medicine still did not find the real cause of auto-immune diseases. While in the opposite side, too much or over production of the thyroid hormone means hyperthyroidism, both can cause many complications and health problems in the body such as heart diseases.

The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped lump in front of the neck below the Adam’s apple and functions to secrete the so called hormone thyroxin. After the hormone thyroxin is secreted into the bloodstream, it goes to the other organ the liver and the kidneys where it is converted into its active form triiodothyronine. This thyroid hormone has vital role in regulating the body’s digestive function and metabolic rate, bone, brain and mental development. Thyroid hormone triiodothyronine(T3) and thyrosine(T4) are thyroxine-based hormone produced by the thyroid gland. The production of thyroid hormone thyroxine and triiodothyronine involves the hypothalamus in the brain, the pituitary and the thyroid glands. Thyrotropin-releasing hormone secreted by the hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland to produce thyroid stimulating hormones which also stimulates the thyroid gland for the production of thyroxine and triiodothyronine.

There are many complications for hypothyroidism if left untreated:

·    Heart diseases Hypothyroid patients can develop heart problems due to Low Density Cholesterol (LDL) easily accumulate for people with underactive thyroid. If you have had a hypothyroidism, be sure to have a regular check of your blood test for TSH T3 and T4. Ask the doctor’s advice about your medication whether it is enough or need to increase your dosage. Keep track of the information from your doctor about your status. There is also much helpful information in the internet to determine lifestyle changes to avoid any further complication.

·    Goiter – is the enlargement in front of the neck below the Adam’s apple resulting from the swelling of the thyroid gland. Goiter is the most common symptom of hypothyroidism. A goiter may be associated by both hypothyroidism (a condition that is low thyroid hormone is produced) or hyperthyroidism (too much hormone), so it is very important to know the root whether it is a hypo or hyperthyroidism.

·    Mental Disorders – A hypothyroid patients commonly experience mental disorders such as poor memory of the recent event, depression, anxiety, insomnia and inability to concentrate.

·    Muscle and joint pains

·    High sensitivity to cold

·    Dry skin and hair

·    Pregnant women possibility of child defects

 These are just some of the many complications for being a hypothyroidism. If you are diagnosed as a hypothyroid, it is crucial to determine the best treatment suitable for your problem. Everyone has personal necessity of nutrients for the body. If we all know the exact nutrients we need and don’t need, then we don’t have any health problem for life. Foods such as fruit and vegetables alone can be a treatment for any health issue. The only thing is that we don’t know the exact one and amount of nutrients needed. The truth is that all that is made from these over the counter drug came from plants and animals scientifically researched. If you are advised to take thyroid hormone replacement, consult your doctor for lab test to make sure of the correct dosage to be taken daily.

FOR HEADACHE! Read to know the natural remedy

Headache can be very irritating experience especially in times that there are things to accomplish in a need of urgent. Here are some instant solutions on how to handle your headache.
There are so many factors that is may be causing your headache, starting from emotional to internal conditions such as congestion or may be symptoms of another trouble such as glaucoma, influenza or dehydration. The solution therefore is to evaluate your situation that may be causing the problem.
• Emotional thinking- Overuse of your brain emotionally can be a disaster and can cause a severe headache. Family situation maybe bothering you, tensions at jobsite by pressure thrown by your boss, all of which either can contribute create emotional headache until bedtime. It is called tensions headache. If someone such a friend creates an annoying environment causing your anger, talk to him right away and explain to find the solution. Accept it as his existence and as a challenge. Try to keep your environment as friendly as possible, treat people around you as a family if you can and that will provide a calm/happy feeling all the time.
• Hunger- Prolong hunger can cause headache due to muscle tension and low blood sugar triggering a tension headache. Your body lacks nourishment which causing your glucose level to lower than normal. Take control for your intake of high carbs diet in a meal as the immediate raise and rapid falling wreaks havoc on the body’s normal process. Increase your protein diet to combat this kind of headache. On the onset of this kind of headache take a spoon of sugar in a glass of water for a quick relief.
• Alcohol Intake- Drinking with friends on any occasion can fill with happy moments but hook up to the limit. Excessive drinking creates hangover and definitely a headache. Drink moderately to avoid extreme headache the next morning. If that is the case, drink young coconut water can give immediate relief.
• Migraine headache- Medical studies revealed that migraine headache can be very hard to diagnose and states that there is no specific test to confirm the diagnosis, studies told symptoms of migraine headache include severe painful headache, increased pain during physical activity, frequent temperature changes, among others. Reduce stress, drink plenty of water and have regular exercise can help minimize migraine headache.
• Sleep Disorder- Insomnia has been found to be very common cause of headache. People especially affected are those experiencing a lot trouble in life. Also those working in shift schedule from daytime to night time without enough rest at daytime, depending on how you can cope about your time of sleep. Sleep at night time is of course different at daytime and a change of shift schedule naturally is a cause of sleep disorder. Try not to take your daytime trouble at bedtime as it will keep you up thinking worthlessly. If you can’t get your sleep up to 30 minutes then go up and take a walk, read a book or do something boring until such time you will feel the need to go back to bed. Avoid foods that will keep you up such as coffee and cola drinks. Read health advices about foods for good slumber.

For all we know that habitually taking conventional medicine can have a negative effects to our health. Health professional did advices not to take medicine without any prescription. The medicine leaflets advices the same. Alternative Medicine has been becoming very useful these days. Keep updated reading health advices especially alternative medicine on net to avoid side effects from over-the-counter drugs.

Diabetes Prevention and Cure – Steps to manage Diabetes

This article you will find basic information to help anyone can manage diabetes with some hints of possible treatment. It has been one of the most common health issues nowadays and is one of the leading causes of death. This disease is caused by insufficient insulin in the body as sugar (glucose) cannot be absorbed without insulin which is needed to produce energy resulting in high blood sugar.
There are three types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes- is classified as insulin dependent. The immune system gone awry and by mistakes, it attacks and destroys the cells that release insulin which is why a person with this type diabetes cannot make his own insulin. As the insulin regulates the absorption of sugar (glucose) into the cells, lack of it will result to non- converting of glucose into energy. This type of diabetes is common in children and early adulthood.
Type 2 diabetes- the pancreas may make less and less insulin due to insulin resistance and eventually the body become insulin deficiency. No enough exercise is one of the most causes of type 2 diabetes especially obese people as excess fat is one cause of insulin resistance. Regular exercise makes muscle tissue that has better response to insulin. Foods high in cholesterol and fat will develop your body resistance to insulin. Staying in normal weight can help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes- may occur in women in the later stages of pregnancy due to some degree of insulin resistance and hormonal changes.
“Prevention is better than cure”.
Research studies shows there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 2 which can be avoided by lifestyle changes, medical studies still looking for any means to prevent type1, however there are available health advices around to help stop it from further development. Avoid unhealthy foods such as oily, excessive sugars and stay physically active to burn bad cholesterol and excess fat to mention some.
Prevention for diabetes can be done taking an important step to learn about it, just always remember that taking care to prevent can be far better than taking care to cure the disease.
How to prevent or at least delay Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease which can ruin your life in the early stages if not prevented. Lifestyles changes are very important to stop the development of the disease. Here are some crucial steps to prevent or at least to delay at its early onset.
Maintain regular exercise at least 30 minutes a day 5 times a week to burn extra calories.
• Watch your BMI and stay in ideal weight. If you are overweight try your best to lose weight appropriately.
• See your doctor regularly to check of your blood sugar and cholesterol is at its allowable level.
• Eat Right. Lifestyle changes are essential to prevent the disease. Favor fresh fruits and vegetables, choose lean meat at a time but not processed as they contain additives, high in salt and other harmful chemicals.

The medical profession includes diabetes as an incurable disease, but there are studies that are in contrast. This time, science is awakening to the fact that food is good medicine. The Gerson therapy states that no incurable diseases. Balanced diet and nutrition is the key to success to healing degenerative diseases. It s recognized that giving the patient with raw juices from organically grown produce can heal most of the chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Moringa Oliefera, found to be the most nutrient rich plant on earth.

Moringa Oliefera has been the most nutritious plant as proven scientifically by research studies. Known as malunggay in the Philippines has been said to be a “Miracle Tree” because of its outstanding source of nutritional supplement and medicinal properties to treat many kind of diseases.
Research studies mentioned that moringa leaves have the calcium equivalent of four times that of milk, the vitamin C content is seven times that of oranges, potassium is three times that of banana, three times the iron of spinach, four times the amount of vitamin A in carrots, and two times the protein in milk.
Each part of moringa has been used for certain nutritional and medicinal purposes. It is mentioned that it contains 90 nutrients and 46 anti-oxidants that proves to be one of the most valuable herbal food because of its nutritional value and herbal medicinal plant as well.

Moringa Oliefera tree leaves are classified as belong to the family of green leafy vegetables and has been used widely anywhere in the world. Research studies found the leaves are a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, protein calcium and iron.
Oils are also extracted from the seeds to be used in the Natural Cosmetics industry.
Moringa Oliefera can be easily grown especially in rain abundant countries such as Asia and has been used as food almost around the world because of its nutritional value. It can be grown by seed or by stem cut about 3-5 ft. length planted in a high moisture soil but not wet. It can grow from overhead up to as high as 5-7 meter or even higher depending in the soil value.
Moringa- (malungay) has been used as herbal medicinal plant and considered internationally because of its proven research in nutritional value. It contains most vitamins such as in particular, essential amino acids, vitamins A, B complex, C, calcium, iron and protein. Studies have shown that moringa contains isothiocyanate that is an anti-cancer. It also helps in the treatment of prostate and skin cancer.
The green leaves of moringa or malunggay are essential in different menu with other vegetable mixed with some meat or fish by steamed or half-cooked dish. The leaves are even crushed and mix with liquid to feed infants. It is a good supplement for those nursing mothers to fight mal-nutrition. Moringa leaves also contain protein, calcium and iron which are vital nutrient for the body along with the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties making this as a miracle tree. If these amazing health benefits of moringa will be inform worldwide, mal-nutrition will be prevented.

Discover the Benefits of Lemon Grass-How it revitalizes your body


The herb name lemon grass has been very popular for its fragrance and aromatic flavor for cooking and is widely used in tropical places.

For gastro-intestinal problems, stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting, bowel spasm, flu, fever and even headaches.

It is helpful with colitis, indigestion and gastro-enteritis.

Lemongrass oil revitalizes the body, clears headaches and helps to treat nervous exhaustion and stress.

This herb has been used as an ayurvedic medicine to treat infectious diseases such as sore throat, laryngitis and fever. It is also common to treat colds and rheumatism by rubbing the oil extract on the affected area.

The oil has great benefit with the muscle and skin thru massage. Lemongrass oil is extracted thru distillation of fresh slightly dried leaves.

Boil 4 cups of water, about 10 leaves of this herb to make as tea then add a tablespoon of honey but it is more essential to add sliced ginger. Lemon grass oil can be mixed with other essential oils such as coconut oil as a liniment for neuralgia, back pains, rheumatism, sprains and several other body pains.

Lemon grass is classified as grass that grows very commonly in grassy moist soil and grows as high as 1 meter high with leaves fully extended in length of about more or less than 70 and 1 cm width. This plant has been cultivated and commercially sold that even in big supermarket in cities are available.

This medicinal plant has been popularly known as herbal therapy by folks because of its therapeutic smell and proven with research studies conducted on humans. It has been widely known for its various uses especially in cooking of soap food and this herb can be easily propagated in tropical countries such as in the Philippines. It can be grown by planting the root clumps separately and it can be easily cultivated even anywhere provided it has enough moisture of soil.

Lemon grass has been known to relieve back pain. To prepare, boil cut parts of lemon grass in a liter of water for 10 minutes then add to a bath tub of lukewarm water, and soak on the water for 15-30 minutes, the result will be amazing feeling the next morning. Boiled parts of this herb used as a tea is also effective for hypertension, migraine headaches, menstrual disorder and improves blood circulation.


Known as Guanabana, Annona Muricata, soursop or guayabano, graviola This tree is said a miracle because of its healing effect. It has a large green fruit with white pulp. This fruit not only has a good taste, it has high medicinal value that is unknown to others. Guayabano has healing properties that can help treat bacterial infections, fungi infections and intestinal parasites and most especially it may treat cancer. This statement has been supported by research studies.

A known to be a miraculous fruit, soursop or guayabano thru research studies found effective in treating cancer and some laboratory studies have shown it to be up to 10,000 times more effective than a traditional chemotherapy said a guide at Florida fruit and Spice Park, which grows a tropical plant to study. This is due to the presence chemical properties known as Adriamycin, the study showed. The seed also has been used as a treatment for nausea and vomiting but not in excess due to its toxicity. More information can be read in many websites about this miracle tree.

Graviola fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals:

·    Carbohydrates

·    Calcium

·    Thiamine

·    Niacin

·    Fiber

·    Phosphorus

·    Riboflavin

·    Iron

·    Vitamin C

Guayabano is a fruit comes from a graviola tree, a delicious soft thorny like green fruit. The graviola tree grows in tropical areas like the Philippines and South America. Other parts of graviola tree also used as medicinal purposes like the bark, roots, and leaves. When ripe, presents itself with dressy bright green skin covered with spikes, soft to the touch. This fruit is filled with vitamin C, B and other essential nutrients. I used to climb this tree during my childhood to pick ripe fruit whenever. It is very convincing reality that not anyone in areas with this fruit tree who has cancer problem. This is the reason why up to now I used to drink boiled leaves of this miracle tree, used in place of tea alternately. To provide more effects, it’s essential to use a tablespoon of honey to sweeten a glass of boiled leaves. It is very effective as honey also possesses high medicinal value.

This fruit has been very popular nowadays as it has so many articles in the internet featuring about its medicinal effects. I have had proof of it since I started using the same as an alternative medicine.

In the very early days of my childhood, this fruit is very common in our area that sometimes just let it befell to the ground from ripen especially at rainy season. This time has been comes very valuable that it is now very expensive in the market and bought by per kilo while before can only asked for free, perhaps it is due to becoming popular by its medicinal value in the internet.