I never took my health & wellness seriously more than I did the past two years. Being diagnosed with PCOS & leaky gut, I’ve been more keen on trying to stay on track when it comes to managing these diagnosis. Not gonna lie, the BER months took a toll on me. I gained 6 lbs without even realizing it–all because I don’t weigh myself nor did my clothes felt tighter. Not that I’m concerned about gaining, it’s more of figuring out why since I’ve been watching what I eat and have been working out regularly. Hashtag PAANO?
Perfect timing though as I received a Healthy Holidays Package last year during the Mother’s Who Brunch event where I was introduced to Centre Medical Internationale, a premier outpatient clinic located in the heart of Bonifacio Global City.
I went to CMI before January ended to avail of their Healthy Holidays Package. It required me to go on fasting for at least 10 hours (no food, nor water). A day before my schedule, one of their nurses sent me a message to remind me of my appointment. Something I appreciate because my mom brain cannot keep schedules unless it’s in my calendar.
So I arrived 15 minutes earlier than my scheduled appointment, I was stress that I might not be able to find parking, only to know that CMI has reserved parking slot in their building– definitely a plus point.
A nurse greeted me upon arriving. She checked my temperature and my blood pressure before having me fill out a form. The waiting/lounge area of CMI is nothing like a clinic. I noticed that there weren’t a lot of people too. I learned that they make sure each patient has an appointment so there’s no waiting.
I was led to the pathology area where my blood was drawn for glucose and lipid profile. After, I stayed in this room where my physical examination was done. I also did a 30 minute PT session where the physical therapist stretched my good. It was exactly what I needed since I had a long run the week prior.
Last one I did was the nutritional assessment, Jasmine the nutritionist was very thorough in asking me questions about my health history, food intake, supplements/medicines, and aversions/allergy.
After getting the basic information, we then proceeded to get my body composition. Overall, I’m in the normal range but I’m to quite happy with how my body fat percentage increased in the past year! Jasmeen also mentioned that aside from food intake, hormones play a role when it comes to body fat. Kinda bummed about this knowing that I have hormonal imbalance due to PCOS. So even if I “eat clean” and train smart, if my hormones are acting up then I’m still not 100% healthy. Huhuhu.
A week after I went back to get my results and have the doctor read it for me. I was so shocked to know that I have borderline high cholesterol. Whaaat?! For someone who eats a lot of veggies and have transitioned to using healthy alternatives in our pantry, I was so surprised with this result. I rarely eat red meat (only when on a trip or on select weekends/Fridates) and we use coconut oil/olive oil to cook. Anyhow, after seeing my results, I’m now more committed to really being healthy. My recommendations were to eat more veggies (easy), increase consumption of water at least 8-10 glasses , avoid food I’m intolerant to, avoid spicy, oily and salty food. Bottomline, I should instill discipline, balance and moderation when it comes to what I eat. It’s not enough that I eat healthy but I have to incorporate calorie counting and macro monitoring in my lifestyle now.
Overall I had a pleasant experience during the two visits I had at CMI. The staff were courteous and the doctors professional and knowledgable. If you want to get yourself or your loved one checked or do lab tests but don’t want to go to a hospital, then go to Centre Medicale Internationale instead.
To check their offered services or to book a schedule visit https://cmi.care