health

How Poor Sleep Affects Your Body and How to Fix It

Monday, August 03, 2020

     Lots of us have heard that the amount of sleep we get can have a huge impact on our mood and the amount of energy we have. But, did you know that not getting enough sleep can also have some severe consequences for your health? Sleep deprivation can put you at risk of a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Research has also suggested that it can decrease your life expectancy. 

     So, now we know that a good night’s sleep is critical in order to maintain good health, how do we go about achieving it? Keep reading below to find out all about how to spot sleep deprivation, how it affects your body, and how you can fix it.

How Poor Sleep Affects Your Body and How to Fix It

Feature: Arla Organic Powdered Milk Drink

Friday, July 31, 2020

    Every parent wants the best for their child that's why in the early stage of child development, we give utmost importance to every aspect of their life. We don't stop worrying about different issues that will arise as they grow every single day. From nutrition, education, health, and socialization, we always make sure that these aspects of life are well-taken care of. My family's health is non-negotiable that's why I make sure that my son is eating right. My husband cooks a wide variety of go, grow, and glow foods that are highly recommended for Kenzo's growth and development. 

     Speaking of grow foods, I make sure that he still drinks the daily recommended servings of milk every day and my recent discovery is a promising brand. Arla Foods, one of the world’s leading farmer-owned cooperatives and also known as the world’s largest producer of organic dairy products, marks a significant milestone as it expands its footprint in Asia with its entry in the country.  Now, Filipino families can enjoy the delicious and nutritious taste of Arla Organic Powdered Milk Drink as it hits grocery shelves nationwide.

Feature: Arla Organic Powdered Milk Drink

#StayStrongStayBeautiful with Watsons

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

     The new normal has definitely changed the way we live. We are now more conscious of what's happening in and out of our homes, more vigilant of the surroundings, taking extra care and precaution of the things that we do in order for us to stay sane and safe at all times.

     Our lives have changed so much in the past four months. We've hurdled many challenges but we've also learned to be stronger mentally and emotionally. We've strengthened our bodies and built up our immunity. As we continue with our new way of life, Watsons is here by our side. Here are some tips and product recommendations on how we can stay strong, stay beautiful, despite the challenges we continue to face.

#StayStrongStayBeautiful with Watsons

Product Review: Tatiomax Glutathione Complex with Fucoidan 1800 mg

Sunday, July 19, 2020

     Multivitamins, dietary supplements, and everything in between that will boost the immune system in the time of pandemic is in or should I say it a must! Whenever I buy my son's vitamins at the drugstore, the SA (sales attendant) will always recommend a random glutathione brand that I need to take in conjunction with vitamin c for more health benefits.

     So today, I'll be reviewing an all in one supplement for whiter, younger and glowing skin. This brand has been in the market for years now and if my memory serves me right, Tatiomax Glutathione Complex with Fucoidan is a new formulation- an advanced anti-aging formula for detoxification, immune boosting, cell rejuvenator and potent antioxidant. If you’re the type who likes to take anti-aging and overall wellness to the next level, this supplement is for you. A bit pricey but it’s FDA approved plus vegetarian-friendly. Cheska's Store sent this for me to try and test if it's true to their claims especially in the whitening and anti-aging department. Sharing more of my after taking this capsule for one month below.

Product Review: Tatiomax Glutathione Complex with Fucoidan 1800 mg

Covid-19 and Immune System

Thursday, July 16, 2020

     We are still battling with the unseen enemy, COVID-19 and you may have heard from the very start of the pandemic that a healthy body is one of our weapons against this viral infection. It's mandatory to strengthen the immune system and there are micronutrients that we need in order to 

     The world as we know it has changed due to the sudden onslaught of a viral infection, with the COVID-19 pandemic bringing economies to a standstill and keeping us in our homes for an unprecedented period. This new reality we are facing has made us more conscious of our habits, and it is crucial now more than ever to be diligent with proactive efforts on health and safety.

Covid-19 and Immune System
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Feature: I Am Band Bracelet

Saturday, July 04, 2020

     Stress, anxiety, confusion, fear, and heartaches best described my mental state when the year 2020 started. From a non-stop trip to the emergency room and a handful of confinements at the hospital last year up to my father’s demise last February, all these negative feelings have piled up from one unfortunate event to another.⁣ My family and my Yoga practice are my sources of strength but there were times that I still feel sad and negative thoughts start to swirl on my mind again. I need to establish the right intentions that can help me stay positive and optimistic in this difficult time.

     Two weeks ago, I received The I Am Band Bracelet- a remedy that works to beat anxiety, hexes, haters and more. My husband and I believe that we are part of the universe and the energies (positive or negative) greatly affect our behavior and way of life. Speaking of energy, we need to block the negative and enhance the positive one by praying and wearing spiritual accessories for protection and guidance. Sharing more of my I Am Band Bracelet experience below.

Feature: I Am Band Bracelet

How to Cook Kinamatisang Manok for Your Family

Sunday, June 28, 2020

     It has been more than 100 days since quarantine and for us who stayed at home for the longest time (unless we need to go outside for work or essentials), discovering a new hobby or skill became an achievement. I know some are not used to staying at home for three months but those who enjoyed this quarantine made a lot of bonding moments with their loved ones through baking or cooking. As we adapt to the new normal way of living, safety precaution must be observed at all times that's why in order to practice social distancing and minimize contact from the outside world, shopping online is still the best option when buying essentials.

     Did you know that you can purchase groceries via PayMaya online? Yes, that's how convenient to have a PayMaya app installed in your mobile phones especially now that we are avoiding the risk of cash handling. We do our weekly grocery of ingredients like fresh produce, meat, and other food items through online stores and use PayMaya as our payment method. Speaking of cooking, there's one recipe that we enjoyed cooking over and over again because it's made of simple ingredients, easy to cook, and healthy. Sharing the recipe of Kinamatisang Manok after the jump.

How to Cook Kinamatisang Manok for Your Family

Product Review: Product Review: Puritan's Pride Vitamin C-1000mg with Bioflavonoids and Rose Hips

Thursday, June 25, 2020

     It's time to build a stronger immunity for the new normal and one way of boosting the immune system aside from eating healthy, doing physical activity, getting enough rest and sleep, is by taking your vitamin c. How’s the supply of your vitamin c brand so far? I’m sure that it’s always out of stock because there’s a big demand in the market nowadays. I had a hard time purchasing our usual brand that’s why I decided to look for another brand and I stumbled upon Puritan’s Pride on Shopee.

     ⁣Puritan’s Pride Vitamin C 1000 mg Bioflavonoids & Rose Hips is not your ordinary vitamin c as it boosts the immune system to help protect you from⁣ illnesses while stimulating the production of collagen in your body which results to a more supple, firmer, and younger-looking complexion I bought a second bottle because my husband takes this too. Will I recommend this brand after taking it for two months until now? Read more information about Puritan’s Pride Vitamin C after the jump!

Product Review: Puritan's Pride Vitamin C-1000mg with Bioflavonoids and Rose Hips

5 Safety Tips in The New Normal

Monday, June 22, 2020

     Welcome to the New Normal- the most used and abused word in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to star.com.my, "new normal" means a new way of living and going about our lives, work, and interaction with other people. It's an adjustment that we have to do and follow daily as long as the world has not found a cure or vaccine for COVID-19.

     Basically, this "new normal" is all about safety and how we are going to protect and prevent the spread of the virus inside our homes and in the community as we shift from strict to a more relaxed quarantine here in Metro Manila. We are given a new set of rules, do's and dont's, and protocols that will keep us safe at all times as we go on with our lives starting today until the world declares that we won this war against COVID-19. There's no need to panic because everyone is doing their best to keep themselves and their families safe in these trying times.

5 Safety Tips in The New Normal

World Digestive Health Day 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

     Did you know that stress has an impact on your digestive health? The digestive system plays a big role in keeping us in good health, both physical and mental. Our gut acts as a “second brain” that’s responsible for balancing our mood, reducing stress away and anxiety, and keeping our overall mental health.

     That's why when you're excited or in a stressful situation, you will feel the saying "butterflies in my stomach or you will feel something unusual with your tummy. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations so coping with the stress and getting used to the “new normal” will surely impact your digestive health and how you feel overall. How to manage the tummy thing in this pandemic and quarantine? Sharing tips and more information about gut health and World Digestive Health Day 2020 Celebration after the jump!

World Digestive Health Day 2020
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Feature: Sekaya Prescribing Nature

Sunday, June 07, 2020

     Going plant-based? I have good news for you! Did you know that using botanicals to improve one’s health is an age-old practice in many parts of the world, including the Philippines? Today, many consumers are going natural and are more conscious about the products they use.

     Not all-natural solutions in the market, however, are backed by science, producing sub-standard products that are ineffective and may be harmful to consumers. This is why for Filipino plant-based brand Sekaya, produced by Unilab’s natural products company Synnovate Pharma Corporation, the only way to create best-in-class natural products is through the convergence of nature and science. I love drinking tea and giddy to find out that SEKAYA banks on science to optimize the earth’s natural ingredients. This Filipino plant-based brand is “Prescribing Nature” by making the most out of tradition and science to produce safe, high-quality natural products. More information about the brand and its exciting product line below.

Feature: Sekaya Prescribing Nature
Drinking Sekaya Botanic Infusion Energy Mix to start my day

Lysol Donates P36M to Philippine Red Cross for COVID-19 Battle

Friday, May 29, 2020

     Germs are everywhere and frequently found on objects and surfaces that can be passed around. The most common are bacteria and viruses that cannot be seen by the naked eye. With the threat of viruses rising every day, it's important to clean and disinfect your homes to #BreakTheChainOfInfection

     Lysol Philippines has partnered with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for Disinfect to Protect, a joint mission to ensure everybody is protected from illnesses, by breaking the chain of infection. Through the endeavor, the disinfectant brand will donate P36 million to boost mass testing in support of government efforts, bring it to the most vulnerable groups, and encourage Filipinos to sanitize their surroundings to protect them from disease-causing germs.

Lysol Donates P36M to Philippine Red Cross for COVID-19 Battle
L-R: Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Lysol Hygienic Automatic Toilet Cleaner

Feature: Hearty Bread Philippines

Saturday, May 23, 2020

     In times where health is our number one priority, lifestyle modification is essential. According to nature.com, lifestyle modification involves altering long-term habits, typically of eating or physical activity, and maintaining the new behaviour for months or years. This can be used to treat a range of diseases, including obesity. I'm pretty sure that if there's one thing everyone would like to change or adjust, it is their eating habits especially the staples- rice and bread.

     Cutting on carbs but can’t drop that bread on your diet? If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve said in my previous post that we have a bakery before, and during those times, gluten-free and sugar-free bread has hefty price tags way, way back and the supply is limited. If you’re health-conscious, have diabetes and other medical conditions that require a Gluten-free diet or someone who swears by Keto, luck is on your side because Hearty Bread takes out all the guilt in indulging on your favorite go food. Join me in another healthy food trip as I share more information about Hearty Bread after the jump:)

Feature: Hearty Bread Philippines

6 Tips for Building Immunity

Sunday, May 17, 2020

     This year has brought so many twists and turns that it is only May but we already seem to feel exhausted. But if there is one good thing that is the result of all the developments that have taken place, it is that we have chosen to focus on the things that are really important to us, such as our family and good health. As we now turn our attention toward making good health a new way of life, you can count on Watsons to be with you every step of the way.

    In the next few months, there will be changes in the quarantine guidelines. It will be modified, intensified, or reduced depending on the number of COVID-19 cases and the new normal will take place. Wearing a face mask, social distancing, washing, and sanitizing hands frequently are the first line of defense against the virus but there's a lot more to do especially on building your immunity.  Here are a few recommendations from Watsons on what you can do at home to help keep your immunity strong and your family healthy.

6 Tips for Building Immunity

Lactum 3+ Pays Tribute this Mother's Day #SalamatSaAlaga

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

     “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” —Cardinal Mermillod. It goes without saying that being a mother is no easy feat, especially so amid the ongoing pandemic. There are many strong women - from medical professionals and pharmacists to policewomen, and government and volunteer workers - who have been called to duty to serve the needs of their countrymen in these trying times. 

     Honoring their heroic heart for the nation, Lactum 3+ and 6+ releases a Mother’s Day campaign video that pays tribute to mom frontliners as they continue the fight against the health crisis and share their healing care that is felt at home to every Filipino in need.

Lactum 3+ Pays Tribute this Mother's Day #SalamatSaAlaga

Feature: Hygienix Germ Kill

Sunday, April 26, 2020

     Have you seen the latest video on COVID19 where a US doctor explains about the virus and what we should do to avoid catching them? It’s basic and no need to panic! Frequent handwashing, applying alcohol or sanitizer is your first defense against the deadly disease.

     I’m sure that most of you are staying at home and doing your best to stay clean and healthy. Let me share some tips on how we keep our hands clean and house tidy. Scroll down for more information :)

Feature: Hygienix Germ Kill

Effectively Disinfect Homes from COVID-19 Virus

Thursday, April 23, 2020

     This unseen enemy has been taking lives for more than four months now starting December last year up to the present. It has taken the world by storm with rising death tolls day by day. No vaccine yet as of the moment that's why health care professionals together with world leaders are serious about implementing precautionary measures like staying at home.

     As government authorities and frontline personnel continue to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos are also doing their share to prevent virus spread and infection, including observing proper hand and respiratory hygiene, and social distancing. 

Effectively Disinfect Homes from COVID-19 Virus

Boost the Body’s Immunity Through Nutrition

Friday, April 17, 2020

     The 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the world by surprise with its highly infectious nature and mortality rate. What’s most concerning is that while we know that COVID-19 is part of a large family of viruses that include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), there are many traits of this virus that we have yet to uncover, such as the dynamics of transmission. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it could take up to 18 months for the first COVID-19 vaccines to be made publicly available. Only an approved drug can treat or cure, or prevent the transmission of, COVID-19 and other diseases. In the absence of any vaccine to date, we are left with practical prevention measures, such as maintaining proper hygiene, wearing a mask when necessary, or maintaining social distancing. It may also be useful to keep our bodies strong, so that our immune systems function well. 

     After all, our immune system is one of the most effective forms of defense against viral infections. There are two categories of immune functions in everyone’s body – the innate immunity which prevents diseases from entering the body and adaptive immunity which eliminates or prevents the growth of pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, in our body. However, increasing the body’s immunity is not as straightforward as it sounds. There remains much about the immune system that researchers are still working to understand, but what we do know is the tangible connection between the immune system and nutrition.

Boost the Body’s Immunity Through Nutrition 
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10 Foods To Eat For Beautiful Skin

Saturday, April 11, 2020

     You are what you eat, and that includes your skin too. Adding in a mix of a variety of foods that contain skin-boosting elements on the regular may help your skin look younger, fresher, and healthier. Read on for some of the best healthy skin foods to add to your grocery list this week.

 10 Foods To Eat For Beautiful Skin
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4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines

Saturday, March 21, 2020

     PAGASA, the official Meteorological and Hydrological Services agency of the Philippines declared last weekend the start of dry season or summer here in the country. Get ready with your umbrellas, sunglasses, sunscreen and other stuff that protects and prevents you from UV rays. As of this writing, I can really feel the summer vibes- hot humid air and a little sweat on my forehead even if I'm just sitting and scrolling through one of my social network sites.

     Aside from these, I'm adding extra protection and prevention from a dangerous infectious tropical disease that scares me and my family the most. This is no other than Dengue fever! Dengue according to WHO is a mosquito-borne viral infection, if not given proper medical care will lead to death. Scary but true. I myself became a victim not once but twice and I'm lucky because I survived. I don't want that to happen again! I'm always praying that it will not happen to my only son. It's too dangerous for him to have this disease because he has G6PD (click to know more) that's why a mosquito repellent is a MUST for us. Anyhoo, sharing four 4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines that we are using at home and more information about these products after the jump :)

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines

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