Category Archives: Wellness Features

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Kick the habit

Sunday, 29 November 2015 | Written by
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Deciding to quit smoking is a feat for anyone who has been dependent on nicotine. The main content of cigarettes, nicotine, makes smoking addictive. Based on the help guide ‘How to Quit Smoking’ by health professionals Dr. Lawrence Robinson and Dr. Melinda Smith, one may become accustomed to smoking as a way of coping with unpleasant feelings such as stress,…Read More »

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The wonders of oil pulling

Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Written by
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While this Ayurvedic dental technique still lacks formal trial data, many people and even celebrities swear by it, claiming to enjoy its benefits. What is oil-pulling? Oil pulling involves swishing a tablespoon of extra virgin organic oil (usually coconut oil, but any vegetable-based oil will do) into your mouth on an empty stomach for 15 to 20 minutes. Also known…Read More »

Craving popcorn? Hold the salt!

Too Much Salt and Its Complications

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Written by
Craving popcorn? Hold the salt!

We may be consuming more salt than we think. At breakfast, you sprinkle salt on the yolk off your egg while it’s being cooked in the pan. For lunch, you mix a teaspoon of patis with calamansi to make your home-cooked sinigang even more flavorful. Merienda calls for green mangoes with bagoong. At dinner time, we’re all set for a meal…Read More »

Fight off fatigue

How to combat fatigue and regain energy

Friday, 20 November 2015 | Written by
Fight off fatigue

Reggie is always rushing to work and barely has time to eat a proper breakfast. During a hectic day, he grabs a bite at the cafeteria or the nearest fastfood restaurant when he’s out on field. When his schedule goes haywire, he’s lucky if he has time to spare for lunch. After a tiring day at work, he just wants…Read More »

Keep connections warm and alive.

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Written by
Keep connections warm and alive.

“Na-a-Alzheimer’s na yata ako,” we’d hear some folks say when they can’t seem to remember a particular name, event or item. “Sorry, senior moment,” another would say, attributing forgetfulness to aging. Beneath the lines said with humor though, there is that nagging fear – what IF I am at the early stages of Alzheimer’s? “I used to be someone who…Read More »

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For Kids Only: What to do on November 17-20?

Sunday, 15 November 2015 | Written by
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 Photo by EddCastro The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (ChED) declared November 17 to 20 as school holidays in Metro Manila, due to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) being hosted by the country. To make the most out of the short vacation, we list down ten activities to keep the kids busy. Be one with…Read More »

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Heal Yourself Naturally with Ginger and Turmeric

Friday, 6 November 2015 | Written by
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Ginger (“luya”) and turmeric (“luyang dilaw”) are two of the most popular healing foods. Each one comes with a slew of benefits for the body. It also helps that they’re very easily accessible. You can get the from supermarkets to the wet market near your neighborhood. They’re also quite affordable and can even be more effective than the more expensive…Read More »

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Overcoming SADness

Saturday, 31 October 2015 | Written by
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The emotions and attitude of people sometimes get affected by the weather. When it’s bright and sunny, our spirits are lifted. On the other hand, when it’s dark and gloomy, as it is usually during the rainy season, feelings of sadness and negativity often creep in. This condition is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depression that is connected with…Read More »

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Stay Sane: Keeping your Mental Health in Check

Saturday, 31 October 2015 | Written by
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A big part of taking care of your health is keeping your mind sharp and healthy too. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how you think and feel, as well as your ability to deal with stress, relate to others and make choices. Good mental health helps you deal with everyday life and arms you…Read More »

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Eating Clean

Friday, 30 October 2015 | Written by
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Have you ever felt so relaxed and healthy that you can feel that you are in tune with your body? Have you experienced that feeling of lightness and cleanliness after a refreshing warm bath or a massage at the end of the day where all the stress is suddenly lifted? That’s exactly how you’ll feel when you nourish it with cleanfood…Read More »

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