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Get as much as 50% OFF on your vitamins from Watsons 3-Day Vitamin Super Saver Sale

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

     Get your shopping carts ready as top health and wellness retailer Watsons holds its first-ever Vitamin Super Saver Sale from April 30 to May 2. Get as much as 50% off on vitamins from the biggest brands like Watsons, Potencee, Enervon, Centrum, Conzace, Pedzinc, Neurobion, and more!

     With savings of up to 50% on these brands and more, you and your family can bring home the most sought after, highly-rated, or your most preferred vitamins without having to pay full price.

Get as much as 50% OFF on your vitamins from Watsons 3-Day Vitamin Super Saver Sale

How to Handle Vaccine Anxiety

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

     All across the country, and the world, more people are able to get the vaccines. This means that the end of the pandemic is in sight. The problem is that, if you are not yet vaccinated, you may have some anxiety over it. There’s been a lot of talk over whether or not the vaccine is safe. You may have heard the news of vaccines such as the J&J vaccine getting recalled due to severe side effects. Here’s how you can handle it, and what you can do if you still feel anxious.

How to Handle Vaccine Anxiety
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Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy the Herbalife Way!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

     Our brain, like the rest of our body, needs to be checked regularly. When I say check, it's like evaluating if one or all of the key components of mind health is present like strong memory, ability to think and reason, steady mood, and agreeable personality. With the recent events and the uncertainties happening, our mental health may not be in good shape. I presume that some of you have experienced signs of stress, anxiety attacks, and sleep disturbances because of our current situation. 

     It is very timely that Dr. Small, who is a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, talked about “Healthy Aging: Brain Fitness for Healthy Adults” at the most recent Virtual Wellness Tour hosted by Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. As part of the discussion, he shared his views on effective ways to improve memory and help maintain cognitive functions. He also provided relevant information on how balanced nutrition, sustained physical activity, and sound lifestyle practices will safeguard our ability to perform mental processes. Sharing the highlights of this online event below :)

Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy the Herbalife Way!

How Has the Pandemic Affected People Mentally? Surprising Statistics!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

     The pandemic has had a mental toll on everyone, even if you weren’t as affected as others. In fact, there have been some shocking statistics from Mental Health America that reveal just how much the pandemic has affected people in the US. We’re taking a look at some of the more interesting findings and offering our thoughts.

How Has the Pandemic Affected People Mentally? Surprising Statistics!
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Common Mental Health Issues Due to the Pandemic

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

     It’s been over a year since the pandemic, and many of us have various mental health issues we are trying to cope with. For some, the mental health effects are less than others. Maybe you are someone whose lifestyle hasn’t changed much. For example, if you were always a hermit who worked from home, the pandemic didn’t change much. But if you aren’t, here are some common issues.

Common Mental Health Issues Due to the Pandemic
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Feature: Sekaya Botanic Infusion Now in Teabags

Thursday, April 08, 2021

     I'm a self-confessed tea addict. I find drinking tea relaxing and comforting especially upon waking up in the morning or before going to bed at night. I've tried different kinds of tea already and according to research, drinking tea has health benefits for the mind and body. From black, green, oolong, and red, there's a lot of variety to choose from. It's also available in forms like loose-leaf, powdered, and teabags. 

     Heads up, tea fanatics! Sekaya Botanic Infusion is making it easier for everyone to enjoy a cup of its botanical blends any time of the day. The curated range of infusions, originally introduced in loose-leaf format, now comes in eco-friendly teabags, so you can conveniently steep and sip to enhance your health and assist the body’s self-healing functions. Scroll down to know more about Sekaya Botanic Infusion and types of tea that are currently available in the market :)

Feature: Sekaya Botanic Infusion Now in Teabags
L-R: Aftermeal Treat, Immune Brew and Skin Cleanse

Should You Continue Working From Home After COVID? Consider the Following

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

     Working from home. When the idea was thrust onto us after COVID, many of us were skeptical. A year later, and some of us are still working from home. Maybe you’re waiting for your vaccine, or you’re waiting for everyone else. Alternatively, perhaps your workplace is still from home right now. Alternatively, maybe you haven’t worked from home yet and are considering it. Either way, let’s talk about it if you should.

Should You Continue Working From Home After COVID? Consider the Following
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Feature: Stevia Brands in the Philippines

Monday, April 05, 2021

     It has been two years since the day that I decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and to be able to do this, there are so many factors that I needed to consider. One of the most important things is to have a healthy relationship with food. I believe in the saying that "You are what you eat" and in order for me to stay on what is considered a healthy, proper, and nutritious diet, I have to lessen or drop one thing- SUGAR!!!

     It's really, genuinely so hard especially for someone who has been indulging in cakes, pastries, chocolates, coffees, milk teas, and other treats loaded with sugar since the time of his or her existence. Another reason why sugar is a big part of my diet because we are a family of bakers. I was born and raised by bakery owners. From the time I opened my eyes, all the yummy and sweet treats were already in sight. Who can say no to the smell of freshly baked bread from day until night?! So yes, growing up eating slices of bread, cakes, pastries, and other foods with sugar or high sugar content is really hard to avoid. Too much sugar in my diet has negative effects so finding an alternative or a substitute is a must and this is where I discovered STEVIA. Know more about Stevia and the brands you can find in Philippine supermarkets and groceries after the jump.

Feature: Stevia Brands in the Philippines

Why It’s Okay to Take a Break From Social Media During a Pandemic

Friday, April 02, 2021

     We are still facing off against the pandemic, and it’s taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. Many of us have mental health problems from anxiety over the virus, or because it has affected us economically. 

     However, there’s one culprit that may be even worse for your health: social media. Social media stress and anxiety are real, and it’s important for you to realize that it’s okay to step back. Here are some reasons why social media can be bad for your mental health.

Why It’s Okay to Take a Break From Social Media During a Pandemic
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Neucell Essence of Mushroom: Helping You See the Benefits of Yun-zhi

Thursday, March 11, 2021

     One of my favorite comfort food is mushrooms. I love it in my soup, together with tasty gravy, or with lots of stir-fried garlic. These fleshy and edible fungi are packed rich in B Vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. The combination is good for cardiovascular health, digestive system and maintaining healthy skin. Several centuries have passed and the mushroom, even up to this day, has become a staple ingredient not just in food but also for treatment due to its renowned medicinal benefits, especially in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

     There were many mushroom varieties that have sprouted, and claims about its wondrous benefits have become legendary. However, it was only probably in the 1970s that mushrooms’ properties were studied up close. Animal testing saw success in slowing down cancer cell growth and improve mortality, but the real test was when it involved humans. During clinical trials, mushroom compounds proved effective in reducing cancer mortality while improving response to cancer treatments. Since its introduction decades ago, mushroom extracts have been used as medicine in Japan and as an adjunct to cancer treatment. Read more about Yun-zhi and its benefits after the jump!

Neucell Essence of Mushroom: Helping You See the Benefits of Yun-zhi

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and COVID-19

Monday, March 08, 2021

     The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into the plans of expecting mothers all over the world. The regulations, policies, and approaches surrounding pregnancy significantly changed in a few months, making several would-be mothers feel troubled and confused.

     But don’t worry. There are guidelines in place that will help you manage your pregnancy and ensure that you and your baby are kept safe. If you’re an expecting mother or knows someone who is, here’s a quick rundown of the key things you need to know about pregnancy and COVID-19.

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and COVID-19
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Therapist vs Psychologist

Friday, March 05, 2021

     BetterHelp.com can connect you with a therapist, counselor, or psychologist quickly, but people often wonder what the differences between the three actually are. It is a good idea to know the differences so that you can navigate through all of the mental health professionals and find one that is right for you.

     The differences between the three can actually be somewhat confusing. To understand, it is best to look at what each one is.

Therapist vs Psychologist

Love Your Heart: Hope for the Failing Heart

Thursday, February 18, 2021

     Hello dearies! How's everyone, how's your heart if I may ask? February is the month where we celebrate Valentine's Day and many of us celebrated the 14th day with love, flowers, and chocolate. We always associate our hearts when we speak of this day because of the emotion or feeling that we feel towards our family, friends, and special someone. But have you ever thought about how your heart health these days?

     A healthy heart is important if you want to live a longer life but there are factors that can lead to heart failure especially if you are living with unhealthy lifestyle. But the good news is that heart failure can be treated and even prevented. To raise conversation and awareness, AstraZeneca Philippines hosted a webinar to discuss the latest developments on heart failure. A panel of experts from the Philippines and around the world discussed how the approval of AstraZeneca’s Dapagliflozin as a treatment option can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Filipinos. Know more about this promising brand that "gives hope for the heart" below.

Love Your Heart: Hope for the Failing Heart
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Boost Your Immunity Daily with GROWRICH VCO

Sunday, January 31, 2021

     While virgin coconut oil is known as the world’s healthiest dietary oil, for some, there are issues in drinking VCO in its original form. It could be the taste or the texture of VCO, and exposure to air can result in the oil having a rancid taste, making it unpalatable. In cold weather, it could also harden or freeze.

     Introducing GROWRICH Virgin Coconut Oil Capsules, the first and only VCO in capsule form to be approved by the Food and Drugs Administration. GROWRICH Virgin Coconut Oil Capsule is the VCO you can easily pop into your mouth. Read more about the benefits of taking virgin coconut oil after the jump :)

Boost Your Immunity Daily with GROWRICH VCO

Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Saturday, January 16, 2021

     I was browsing the Instagram explore feed when I stumbled upon a banana bread recipe. I love bananas and bread that's why I decided to click on the photo and check the recipe. To my surprise, it's not the regular banana bread that's perfect for afternoon tea or coffee. It's vegan! Have you tried this kind of food yet? According to healthline.com, Veganism is currently defined as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, be it from food, clothing, or any other purpose. 

     Therefore, the simplest explanation is that vegan food simply equates to plant-based. In order for you to cook vegan food, all the ingredients must be animal-free, and using plants like fruits, vegetables including nuts, seeds, whole grains, and beans to name a few is what all you need. This vegan banana bread is so easy to make and made up of five ingredients. It's filling because of the whole grains used instead of the usual bread flour. So without further ado, here's my version of Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe, read more below.

Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe 

Mistakes People Make During Winter and How to Avoid Them

Friday, December 04, 2020

     It’s getting colder, and many of us still don’t know how to prep our homes for winter. Especially when we live in an area prone to colder temperatures and snow. These mistakes apply to your home, your car, and your lifestyle. Before it gets too cold, here are some mistakes people make that you should avoid doing.

Mistakes People Make During Winter, and How to Avoid Them 

Panasonic nanoe X technology

Saturday, November 14, 2020

     We are all waiting for this pandemic to be over. It has been 8 months since we stayed at home and followed strict health protocols and sanitary measures in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But as the saying goes, life must go on that's why we are now trying to cope with this new normal way of living.

      While we treat homes as the safest place we can be in during these challenging times, now more than ever is the time we should pay closer attention to the air quality in our residences. If you're a clean freak like me, I bet that you are now thinking of investing in an air purifier and great news because Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC), the manufacturer, importer, and distributor of Panasonic products in the country announced weeks ago that, in collaboration with a global contract research organization Texcell*1, Texcell has verified the inhibitory effect of the nanoe™ X technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Sharing more information about this technology below.

Panasonic nanoe X technology

Feature: Sekaya Organic Moringa

Thursday, November 12, 2020

     Mothers are simply extraordinary. We have multiple roles at home, at work, and other tasks in between. We have lots of energy, right?! But sometimes you may ask, from where do we really get all the strength and energy every day. Sometimes we forgot that being busy takes a toll on our emotional and mental wellness.⁣
     I remember that it's more challenging when I was breastfeeding my son. It lasted only for a month because I can’t produce enough breastmilk to feed my baby. I was frustrated and disappointed during that time. My mother told me that there are ways to enhance the supply of breast milk and one of them is by taking a moringa supplement.⁣ Years ago, only a few brands are available in the market and we are not sure if those non-organic sources came from pure ingredients. Fast forward today, I’m glad to know that there’s a European Union certified organic moringa from Sekaya.⁣ Know more about this brand after the jump!

Feature: Sekaya Organic Moringa

"For Your SweetHeart” Campaign via “Healthy Heart At Home" Online Event

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

     Staying at home is one of the protocols that we need to follow in preventing the spread of COVID-19 but it also leaves us susceptible to a sedentary lifestyle. It’s dangerous because there's an increased risk of diabetes due to a sedentary lifestyle. We can't deny the fact that staying at home for more than 8 months has disadvantages, especially in our health as some of us became couch potatoes and gadget slaves. 

     Diabetes and its life-threatening complication hit close to home that’s why I committed myself to a healthy lifestyle. In order to help spread awareness on this, I joined "The Healthy Heart @ Home: Online Fitness Class last October 24, 2020 that was virtually hosted by fitness gurus Coach Jim and Toni Saret on their Facebook Page. More about the online event and "For Your SweetHeart” Campaign after the jump.

"For Your SweetHeart” Campaign via “Healthy Heart At Home" Online Event
Healthy Heart at Home Online Fitness Class Outfit 

TRAINING WITH T: Get to Know More of Tatiana Lampa

Sunday, November 08, 2020

     Hello dearies! Today, I'm so excited to share with you this article because the topic is close to my heart- Fitness. I decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle a year ago and sharing all things related to health and wellness is something that I will always do to inspire you. 

     Today, I'm featuring one of the trainers who recently launched an exciting fitness app called TRAINING WITH T, meet Tatiana Lampa- a NYC based trainer and is taking over the online space with her signature program - MOVE BETTER. Get to know more about Tatiana as she answers some of my burning questions with regards to strength training and cardio after the jump!

TRAINING WITH T: Get to Know More of Tatiana Lampa

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