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'God always finds a way': How Bea Rose Santiago remains positive despite near-daily dialysis

Miss International 2013 and actress Bea Rose Santiago updated her followers on her health, sharing she has been undergoing dialysis 5 times a week for her kidney condition.

In a November 22 Instagram post, Bea, who is currently in Canada, shared that she has also changed her lifestyle.

"My doctors and nutritionist recommended many vegan options but after two months, I am now a pescatarian on the weekends and vegetarian on weekdays. I don't consume cow’s milk and eggs but I do love oats milk and goat’s cheese," she said.

"I need weekly Aranesp and Iron shots to help me since I dialyze 5x a week and each time is 8 hours while I sleep. Works like magic."

While admitting that she's a lazy cook, she recommended followers to try a plant-based diet – so long as they still get the right nutrition.

Bea told one of her followers on Instagram that she maintains a positive outlook despite her condition.

"Life is beautiful. I always believed that God always finds a way! There's always a reason why we go through life."

In 2018, Bea confirmed that she had been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. At that time, she said the condition was due to her "gym life" and reminded people to consult with a doctor before trying pre-gym drinks and diets. – Rappler.com