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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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.

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Feature: Erceflora Probi Bears 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement

Saturday, July 07, 2018

     A tummy ache is one of the problems that my son had experienced while growing up. He has a sensitive stomach and it's a pain to see him vomit after eating or drinking that gives the tummy big trouble. Kids tend to have a higher risk of getting digestive health-related diseases such as diarrhea and constipation from harmful bacteria.

   I've experienced a lot of tummy aches in the past too that's why I know the feeling- uncomfortable and mood changing. It's like I just want to sleep all day if possible and no food and drink at all. Sigh.  As a parent, this scenario causes emotional stress and I really don't want to see my son experiencing any kind of discomfort. Like experts say, prevention is better than cure so an everyday supplement to lessen or manage stomach pain is recommended. Read more below about probiotics and Erceflora ProbiBears 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement below.

Feature: Erceflora ProbiBears 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement

10 Ways to Jumpstart a Healthier, Happier Digestive System

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

     The world’s leading1 digestive health products— Essentiale Forte P and Dulcolax— join hands in a campaign to make our digestive systems happier and healthier. Together, the two brands take action on World Digestive Health Day on May 29th, reminding people about the importance of keeping their digestive system happy and healthy.

     Having a healthy digestion is important for both adults and children. For adults, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle and follow this advice in order for you to have a healthy and happy tummy. So how do you keep your gut healthy and happy? Let us count the ways after the jump!
10 Ways to Jumpstart a Healthier, Happier Digestive System

Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap

Monday, October 26, 2015

     Hi dearies! I'm excited to reveal the latest whitening soap that I'm using as of the moment. I've been using this face and body bar for more than a month now. For my long time readers, you know me already when it comes to product reviews. I make sure that I use a whitening product for at least three to four weeks before sharing my experience. For the nth time, I have fair skin but it's uneven and I guess lacks nutrition. Yes, using whitening products makes the skin "oh so good" to look at but the question "is your white skin healthy?" will arise.

     With this realization, I think I've stripped off some nutrients present on my skin because some of the whitening soap that I've used before will just whiten my skin and that's the end. What if there's a soap that will help maintain or achieve fair, bright, young skin and healthy at the same time. We need to nourish our skin and that nourishment is something Japonesa Face and Body Bar can offer. This face and body bar is a SKIN FOOD! Intrigued? See the ingredients below and learn more why I highly recommended this promising product. Something that will be a mainstay in my bath essentials :)
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
What is Japonesa Face and Body BarJaponesa is a unique blend of:

  • LACTOFERRIN that heals, repairs and regenerates the skin.
  • GLUTATHIONE that provides pinkish and flawless complexion.
  • COLLAGEN that makes the skin smooth and young looking.
  • PROBIOTIC is an active ingredient which nourishes, exfoliates naturally and adds nutrients to our skin.
  • ST. JOHN'S WORT an anti-inflammatory and protection for sensitive skin.
  • OLIVE OIL provides extra protection and moisture in our skin.
  • GLYCERIN helps improve the texture of the skin.
  • COCONUT OIL gives the soap a creamy and more lather.
  • SWEET VANILLA a mild scent infused to enhanced relaxing mood when the soap touches your skin.
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
  • Japonesa bar soap is a Japanese soap that has different benefits from head to toe. 
  • It is a SKIN FOOD- it nourishes the skin to help remove impurities and infused the outer later of the skin with probiotics and lactoferrin. Can I say it's like a yakult for the skin!
  • It is a whitening and anti-aging soap. 
  • It can be used as shampoo for hair and scalp care, and as feminine wash.
  • It has ingredients that's a first in organic whitening soap. 

Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
     After more than a month of using this creamy face and body bar religiously, I'm impressed with the results. I decided to stop using other skin care products related to whitening like whitening lotion and cream. I can attest to the effectiveness of this creamy bar because in a span of thirty days, my skin maintained its color, looks healthier than before and there's a pinkish undertone when I'm outside the house. At first I though I'm getting dark but my sisters told me that I'm still fair and there's a certain brightness.
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
Japonesa Face and Body Bar Lightening Soap in two sizes
size: 120 g
70 g

price: 220 php (Around $4.70+)
135 php (Around $2.80)

place bought: Free
Available at UNIMART, Greenhills and
You may reach them here 
Mj Jamias (T)+63 2 8834883 / (M)+63 917 6022758

instruction for use: Wet the soap and use a towelette to make a creamy lather. Massage very gently all over the face and body. Rinse and pat dry.

ingredients: Lactoferrin, Glutathione, Collagen, Probiotic, St. John's Wort, Olive Oil, Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Sweet Vanilla
Product Review: Japonesa Face and Body Bar Soap
The soap is wrapped in a special Japanese paper. You can see the engraved brand name and logo of the soap once you open the wrapper.

What I like:

  • It's made of organic ingredients.
  • Japonesa Face and Body Bar is infused with lactoferrin and probiotics, first in the organic whitening soap department. 
  • It's a lightening, anti-aging face and body bar that's also great for sensitive skin.
  • The scent- smells so DIVINE! It's so luxurious, first time to try a soap that smells like vanilla. 
  • The packaging is attractive and has a luxurious feel because of the engraved logo.
  • Aside from the box packaging, the soap inside the box is wrapped in Japanese paper.
  • The soap produces a very rich creamy lather.
  • I don't need to worry if I left the soap in my soap dish despite the hot weather. Even if this is hand made, no signs of melting happened. I was able to use the bar until the very last shape. It's amazing how it can withstand the weather.
  • The price- if I'll do the math it's affordable as one bar will really last more than a month with daily use.  
  • It's multi-purpose- can be used from head to toe. Face and body bar, shampoo for hair and scalp, and feminine wash too.
  • My skin feels soft and velvety smooth after every wash. 
  • It maintained my skin tone despite the hot weather.
  • Made my skin glowing and bright.
  • Exfoliates really well! I can see dead skin big time every time I scrub my body.
  • Japonesa Face and Body Bar is available in two sizes: 120 g and 70 g. I can say that the later is great for travelling. No need to bring bulky soap with you when you go on a trip.
  • Made some dark spots and blemishes caused by pimples appear lighter after a month of everyday use. 
  • Though I'm not sure on the anti-aging effect, I noticed that my skin became supple. I thought I'm getting dark but there's this "namumula" (rosy/healthy tinge) on my skin.
  • Complete batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the box.

What I don't like:

  • Not easily accessible. It's available at UNIMART Greenhills and in their physical store only as of the moment.

Will I repurchase? YES, definitely! This soap is back-up worthy.

     I give this soap a 5/5 rating. Another organic soap that I'll include on my top list, another holy grail material as I'm very much impressed on the performance.  I have very sensitive skin that's prone to redness and irritation. I'm glad that no negative reactions arise on my skin from the very first use. I highly recommend this Japonesa Face and Body Bar if you like to have healthy-white and young skin.  Japonesa Face and Body Bar is proud to be an organic and all natural Pinoy brand! Made from high quality raw materials, not tested on animals (cruelty free) and made in the Philippines.

     I know that there are so many whitening and anti-aging soaps in the market today. Read the ingredients carefully and see what it can do to your skin. This is my honest opinion about the product. The ingredients in this soap are promising and I think the first to offer Lactoferrin and Probiotic in one bar. Would you like to  Japonesa Face and Body Bar a try?

Good Times!~

DISCLAIMER: This product was given to me by Maria Janieli skin care for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. We have different skin types, what works for me may not work for you or vice versa.


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