Showing posts with label Health and Wellness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health and Wellness. Show all posts

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich, A Pocket Full of Fun and Surprises

Yesterday afternoon, Kuya and I were happy to join other mommy bloggers and their kids at Gardenia Pocket Sandwich Pocket Full of Fun in Fun Ranch Ortigas. 

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This fun afternoon was filled with games, food, prizes, magic show, mascot appearance, etc.--- a great way to spend quality time with our kids that made our tummies and memories full. 

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The theme of the program "Pocket Full of Fun. Pocket Full of Surprises" described very well the mission of Gardenia's new product, "Pocket Sandwich" that comprises the wonderful things that a mom could bring to  her kids, family, and herself too.

The main inspirations of Gardenia to come up with Pocket Sandwich are the busy moms. Moms are the masters or multitasking. They are very efficient in juggling different roles like doing chores, taking care of the kids, handling finances, scheduling activities for the family, earning for a living (may it be working at home, business, or in a company/institution), taking care of the family members and their needs, and of course, planning and preparing meals. 

One of the meals that moms prepare for their kids in school or at home are sandwiches. They are so easy to make and kids love them. But most of the time, kids remove the bread's edges because based on experience, they don't like eating them and they just throw them. There are also times when their sandwiches get squished in their lunch boxes or bags making them not appealing to the appetite or worse, make a lot of mess. There are also instances that moms wake up late (I am guilty of that! LOL!) that they just give money to their kids to buy food in school hoping that their kids make the right choices. 

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is the best snack to give to our kids. It's easy to slip in their lunch boxes, bags, even in their pockets. It is not vacuum sealed, meaning there is air inside that acts as a cushion that makes the bread's appearance intact and fresh. The brown edges of the two breads have been removed and they are sealed together firmly by machine to make its filling intact inside.

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is a soft, freshly baked bread that is delicious and nutritious. It is high in the following vitamins and minerals:

Iron- for normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin

Vitamin B1- helps release energy from proteins, fats, and carbohydrates

Vitamin A- essential for eye function

The kids will surely feel their mom's pocketful of love when they eat it especially that it has two great-tasting variants that kids go gaga for--- chocolate and peanut butter. Definitely it is a yummy, healthy, spill or mess-free snack, convenient for munching everytime, everywhere.

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Because it's made by Gardenia, it is guaranteed safe because it is made in a sanitized and clean environment.

Gardenia understands moms' eagerness to prepare healthy snacks for their kids despite their very busy schedule and Gardenia Pocket Sandwich truly takes some of their load as busy individuals. I guarantee that you and your kids will love it like we do. Super yummy talaga!

For an affordable amount of Php15.00 each, kids and their families can now savor the healthy-yummy goodness of Gardenia Pocket Sandwich, available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores. For more information about this product and other Gardenia breads, you may like Gardenia on Facebook or visit its website,

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I am looking forward to know your feedback about Gardenia Pocket Sandwich! Feel free to leave your comment here. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Make Brushing More Fun with Minions!

Bringing-up our kids provided us so much learning through experimentation, lots of patience, a mountain full of prayer, and creativity. The joys and trials that we have endured as our kids grow up have become avenues of so much learning. For my blog entry today, I have invited my ex-boyfriend, best friend, confidant, and husband to share a portion of our parenting experiences in his perspective.

As a little boy, I never enjoyed the ritual of brushing my teeth. Agonizing were the moments when Tatay Jun, my dad, would ask me to brush my teeth with the minty toothpaste that we used to have back in the day. One time, we were watching a cartoon program on Saturday television and Tatay asked me who my  favorite cartoon character was, and I told him that it was Donald Duck. Later that day when my brushing schedule was coming, he told me that Donald Duck's teeth were perfect (Later on, I learned that ducks don't have teeth.) and that he would want me to be like Donald and Donald would help me. With that I became very excited. So come brushing time, Tatay gave me a Donald Duck toothbrush. I diligently brushed  my teeth since then knowing that I would have the same teeth as Donald's.

Times have changed. I am now a father with two bouncing, very active, and assertive boys. 

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Teaching them the importance of mouth hygiene is a daunting task. I remember how my father has encouraged me to develop the habit. But boy, kids nowadays have a way of circumventing on every logic, notion, or rationale that are imposed by their parents. They simply don't listen and follow. It's more like listen and ask, "Why?" The trick is, if the reason does not conform to what they want, then so long reason. 

As for the "mouth hygiene" thing, my eldest Ross taught me one important lesson on how to do it. During one of our heated arguments on why he should clean his teeth, he argued, "Why can't it be fun?" At that moment, I realized that my dad a long time ago taught me and my sisters mouth hygiene by engaging us in somewhat "role playing" activity. Whenever we brush our teeth, he would pretend to be Donald Duck and would even imitate the character's manner of speech.

Ross at four
As for the care of my kids, my wife and I agreed to brush with them together. To enhance the experience more we bought them their favorite character themed toothbrushes. Then while we brushed together, we would pretend that we belonged to a family that would always do the same things one at a time. It so happened that my son Ross's favorite character then was Mickey Mouse.

So while we were brushing, I would usually ask him to discuss things about Mickey Mouse. Then at certain instances, my wife and I would give quick instructions to Ross the manner on which he should clean his teeth. So every night, we would gather around near the sink and brush our teeth together. It became our bonding time or ritual before sleeping. Our brushing time became a fun-filled and anticipated activity everyday. 

Nowadays, Ross has developed the habit of cleaning his teeth regularly even at times without us telling him. My wife and I together with him are still doing it but with one more "trainee" in the guise of his younger brother, Ice. Same routine, same fun but with a twist since Ice has Mild Autism. he has the tendency to stick to routines. On top of the routines that I have mentioned, one particular aspect of our brushing session with Ice is his fixation to a particular brand of toothpaste. Among all the brands that we have tried and tested on him, he prefers with utmost reverence, Colgate Original. So far, my kids have developed strong, white teeth on top of their good brushing habits.

The latest "Minions" themed toothbrush and Colgate toothpaste can be motivating factor for young kids who love the adorable Minion characters like Dave, Stuart, Kevin, Carl, Phil, and Lance to see brushing as fun-filled health-laden activity. Furthermore, Colgate has customized oral care by coming up with two (2) variants of their themed product, both available in Lazada Philippines---

Colgate Minions 2-5 Years Old (Junior) Oral Care Pack  and Colgate Minions Kids 5-9 Years Old (Youth) Oral Care Pack (This is definitely a must-have for Ice who is currently six years old.).

These packs were specifically designed through research to address the oral hygiene needs of kids while keeping them happy and inspired as they brush their teeth.

Monday, May 29, 2017

iLED Teeth Whitening Kit: The Quickest and Safest Way to a Perfect Smile

I am so blessed to have met a lot of beautiful men and women who know how to live their lives to the fullest. They never fail to touch other people's lives by being genuinely kind, generous, caring, and helpful using their God given talents and skills. By being in their mere presence, I can feel how inspiring they are and their positive nature is truly contagious. They show that life should be valued and self-improvement must never stop for the better. 

One of the amazing people that I know is Teacher Khey Gingo. She is a Sped Teacher and Nurse by profession.

During her free time, she goes to remote places to serve in medical missions and on Sundays, she teaches kids and teens about the Bible leading them closer to God.

Aside from wearing different hats as a professional and volunteer, she doesn't stop from upgrading herself professionally by pursuing further studies, attending seminars, and reading books related to her profession. 

Despite her busy schedule, she never fails to keep her ties close with her family and friends and of course, with the love of her life.

Obviously, she has a very, very active lifestyle and to keep herself well and healthy, she indulges herself with exercise, proper diet, and connecting with nature. 

Above all her achievements, what makes her more beautiful is it comes from within. She is always comforting, assuring, and therapeutic. Her smile can surely brighten anybody's day. It's one of her assets and obviously, she takes care of her pearly whites the right and easy way.

Do you want to know what's her secret to that perfect smile? It's the iLED Teeth Whitening Kit of White Teeth Global by Green Esthetics. Before I delve deeper into this teeth whitening kit, let me first introduce to you the company that manufactures it.

White Teeth Global distributes professional quality teeth whitening products manufactured and shipped from South Florida. It has 30 years of experience in the dental field. Its products are sold on over 250 websites. It was the first company to manufacture 22%, 35%, and 44% carbamide peroxide teeth whitening gel. With 10 years of experience specifically in the teeth whitening business, it formulates the finest whitening gels, in various strengths, at the lowest prices available. Its on-going research allows it to provide dental professionals and distributors worldwide with the latest and most improved teeth whitening products in the market. Its superior products, competitive pricing, and outstanding customer service have earned its reputation as one of the leaders in the teeth whitening industry. 

Its gels are manufactured fresh daily with only the finest Kosher ingredients, no animal by products and USP grade carbamide peroxide. It formulates with 100% pure formula, no fillers or additives used. It utilizes Becton Dickinson syringes which are the global standard for the medical field. Its syringes are made in the USA per US guidelines. In compliance with FDA requirements, its syringes are machine hot stamped/printed (no adhesive labels used). Private labeling is White Teeth Global's specialty! It implements continuous laboratory quality testing of all products. Quality assurance is the company's priority.

Now, let's move on to the product itself...

iLED Teeth Whitening Kit contains:

- Two pens of whitening gel to be applied directly to the teeth and one pen with remineralization gel to help reduce tooth sensitivity

- Teeth Whitener Light with 10 LED lights that can be powered by a smart phone, computer, or external battery (iPhone, Android, and USB plugs included) so no batteries needed

- Mouth tray that is made with non-latex food grade silicone (not plastic) for comfort and comes with a ventilated carrying case for safe and clean storage

How to Use:

Apply teeth whitening teeth gel evenly on your teeth (thickness approximately 1 mm).

2 Connect light with phone (iPhone or Android).

3 Put the mouthpiece into your mouth and bite tightly. Press the power button, 25 minutes countdown with sound reminder. Then take off the mouthpiece.

Wash the mouthpiece with water after use.

5 Apply the remineralization gel (with calcium, fluoride, and phosphate) after treatment to strengthen teeth enamel to reduce sensitivity. 


According to her, this whitening kit was so easy to use and the result was visible after initial use. The stains on her teeth that she got from wearing braces were totally removed. The result keeps getting better as she continues using it. Well, you can see on the photos above that it's really, really effective. 

iLED Teeth Whitening Kit is true to its promise. Like Teacher Khey, we can get that perfect smile safely in no time. The kit may be purchased through this website at $69.95.

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I've tried and tested Green Esthetics Argan Oil and Longer Lash and they are equally amazing and effective too! 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Senso Memory Celeste Gel Pillow: A Good Investment for Health and Wellness

If by chance that you were able to check out my article about Pillows by Uratex Philippines + Informative Pillow Facts, you had probably read that there were a wide array of pillow types that could fit each person's lifestyle and needs. I also mentioned my top choice, Permasoft Pillows, which I purchased several pieces to replace our old pillows.

Almost two years have passed, and all of them are still in good condition. For just Php439.75 each, obviously they are all worth every centavo. They serve us very well indeed. For months, we sleep comfortably and soundly without experiencing body pains and aches upon waking up.

While we are enjoying our Permasoft Pillows, Mom has her own favorite next to them. She says that ever since she's been using it, she doesn't feel back or nape pain despite prolonged sitting due to bead working. She feels that this pillow follows the contour of her body while feeling cool too. For more than a year now, it's her tool of comfort that makes her do what she loves better and longer.

The pillow that I am talking about is Senso Memory Celeste Gel PillowI got it as a token from the Uratex Sparty that I attended last year.

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Why do Mom and I recommend it for those individuals who are experiencing body pain while resting, sleeping, or sitting and difficulty in sleeping? 

Well, it is specially formulated with Aqua Cool© Gel Technology that uses intermeshed, three- dimensional gel waves for greater airflow, resulting to a long- lasting, cooling sensation for the neck, back, and head.

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It also uses high-quality memory foam for extra plush comfort feel, alleviating pressure points.

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For Php2,699.75 you might be thinking that it's quite expensive but I tell you, it's one of the best investments that you can get for your health and wellness. It's comfy, durable, and functional.

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I like more that it has a separate velvety soft cover that promotes more comfort that is easy to remove from the pillow, wash, and put back again. Isn't it cool?

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Aside from the Permasoft Pillows, I also recommend this to my friends whenever they ask me the best pillow to purchase. I'm so glad that they agree that I'm right after trying. 

You may visit any authorized Uratex Philippines dealer or warehouse near you to buy yours. I am confident that you are not going to regret it.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hot Off the Press: Herbalife Global Nutrition Expert Talks About Balanced Nutrition and Obesity in Upcoming Wellness Tour

Manila, PHILIPPINES – Herbalife, a global nutrition company, announces that Dr. Rocio Medina, Herbalife Vice President, Worldwide Nutrition Training, will be the guest speaker in the Philippine leg of the upcoming Asia Pacific Wellness Tour.

Held from 5 April to 15 May, the Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour will feature a series of medical symposia, nutrition talks and health workshops held in 23 cities across Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

At the symposia, six Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) experts including Dr. Medina will share their expertise on a variety of health-related topics. Specialized in nutrition and obesity, Dr. Media will focus on balanced nutrition and how its relationship to one’s metabolism plays an important role in our overall well-being.

“ We are delighted to welcome Dr. Rocio Medina  visiting our country. With her deep expertise in nutrition and obesity treatment, we look forward to having her share her  insights and perspectives, and connecting with local professionals and consumers on this edition of the Wellness Tour,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager, Herbalife Philippines.

Dr. Medina’s credentials include:
-       Authoring a breakthrough program on nutrition and obesity at the University of Monterrey, Mexico  – where she was co-founder of the High Technology Nutrition and Obesity Clinic
-       Leading  a team of professionals in establishing the Medical College of Surgeons and Professionals in Obesity and Clinical Nutrition at Nuevo León, Mexico
-       Being a Member of the American Society of Nutrition, 2012-present

Dr. Medina is a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, which is composed of leading experts worldwide in the fields of nutrition and health whose role is to educate Herbalife members  on the principles of good nutrition and how to live a healthy life.

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Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2016. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit or

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Favori Sleep and Relaxation Salve: A Natural Sleep Aid and Muscle Relaxant

I chose "focus" to be my one word for this year. I decided to do what only matters for my personal and family growth and refrain from multitasking too much because most of the time it could result to more open ended plans and unfinished tasks rather than accomplishing more. 

There are studies about multitasking which says that it can cause forgetfulness. I can feel that it's happening to me and I don't like it. I feel so unreliable and irresponsible whenever it happens because I have the tendency to neglect some things that need my attention. I am also working on bringing back my prowess in tracking down things because for me, it's not an option and excuse to regress in this area especially that there are so many additional concerns that I have to attend to. I have to juggle my roles without affecting the welfare of my family. After all, I do things for its sake.

I said to myself that I should not be too hard on myself and never engage too much in multitasking. But still it's inevitable in my present situation especially now that irresistible opportunities in my family, blogging, and business careers keep on coming. Optimism and following the Law of Attraction help all the time but sometimes my mind is willing but my body is not due to exhaustion.

In times when I feel stressed that leads to muscle spasm, headache, and sleepless nights, taking oral medication is not my first option. I always rely on natural healing through eating healthy, visualization, and drinking lots of water. I also feel relieved when I use balms or salves to alleviate the pain . There are only two balms that I use alternately because they give soothing effect  or relaxes my body and mind that prompts me to sleep soundly. Just recently, I have another addition to my favorites and it's Favori Sleep & Relaxation Salve.

I'm so impressed with what it does. It is my current favorite because it doesn't only promotes natural sleep but also aids in  faster sleep turnaround time. I use it when I have migraine attacks, muscle pain, and even when I have insect bites. Ang sarap-sarap ng pakiramdam when I apply it on my temples, forehead, nape, and back. Very relaxing talaga siya at nakakatulog ako ng mahimbing. Whenever I feel exhausted and dizzy, I just open the tub and smell its contents. I love the light lavender-mentholated scent. It's made of natural ingredients and their combination has relaxing properties--- beeswax, sweet almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, grapefruit oil, lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, menthol, ginger, Vitamin E, and phenoxyethanol, that makes me confident too that it's safe for me and the rest of my family to use. I just need  to apply a small amount and it works. Ibig sabihin matipid siyang gamitin and a tub goes a long way. Whenever I am too tired, I find it so hard to sleep. This salve lets me sleep faster. I am not kidding, it's really amazing! 

It's color is violet but becomes colorless when being applied on skin. It doesn't stain so no need to worry.

I had no idea about its price and availability because it was sent to me by a friend. According to, it costs Php200.00. It can be bought online or in the following malls: Robinsons Place Manila, SM Megamall, SM City Marikina, SM Southmall, and Market! Market! I highly recommend this salve, Mars at Pards. Mapapasarap ang tulog ninyo at mare-relax ang inyong katawan sa sobrang ginhawa ng pakiramdam kapag ginamit ninyo ito.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ancient Traditions and Modern Healing Combined Using Healthy Smoothies---Traditional Chinese Medicine Inspired Recipes

Having a household without helper and composed of two active kids, one of which has Mild Autism, is obviously a very busy one. Paps and I share with the bulk of work in doing the chores and raising our kids aside from our personal jobs. Paps is a high school teacher by the day and he teaches in the school where Kuya studies while I take care of Bunso who is now attending Special School and Occupational Therapy. Paps and I still work for our homebased business from the moment that our kids are asleep. This staying up late at night happens all the time because we have no choice but to extend our efforts. It is merely impossible for me to cover for him and do his share in the business task after dropping Bunso to school and while he is staying there for two to three hours because doing so at this point is most of the time being substituted with chores. From the moment that Bunso and I are already home, my time revolves around him alone because he needs it and he is my priority. Then late in the afternoon, in the evening, or late at night when the two big boys arrive, as the schedule permits, our focus as parents mainly is to have a brief family time with our kids during and after dinner time and do the chores thereafter. And the cycle goes on and on and on...

Paps and I are not complaining. We love our job as parents and we also like what we do for a living. We also have the same hobbies and we are happy with our present condition. We always wish to live longer and watch our kids grow and build their own lives separately but would constantly look for each other closely.

Living longer entails hard work and discipline. I have also learned just recently that a study has been made that parenting can lead to longer life. Well, mainly it's because parents have more reasons to live longer. They have to look after their kids until they die. It's a motivation that is so hard to break because parents love their kids unconditionally.

When I say hard work and discipline, it includes having a healthy lifestyle. Gone were the days when we would indulge in fatty and oily food or binge eating with junk food. We eat a balanced meal and tend to indulge or have ourselves a treat with dairy or chips once in a while. We don't want our kids to be ignorant with food. We believe that balance is always the key. We also don't take too much medicines and we take them only when they are badly and truly needed. We always resort to natural alternatives which includes choosing the right food in healing a specific disease. Sometimes, skipping medication is not an option but still it should be reinforced with taking food alternatives to heal the target disease.

Like for instance, drinking lots of water, cranberry juice, and coconut water is good for Urinary Tract Infection and Canker Sores because they kill and wash off the bacteria that cause them.  There are so many articles found in the world wide web about the healing wonders of fruits, vegetables, and herbs and sometimes it takes time to search and look for the right ones. Most of the correct information based on experience comes from  Chinese or Asian sources.

I don't do that anymore at the moment because now I have with me this tiny book with huge information about Chinese and Asian superfoods turned into smoothies, which are considered to be the convenient way to bring nutrition and refreshment into our daily living. Healthy Smoothies---Traditional Chinese Medicine Inspired Recipes by Kimberly Ashton (health coach and food educator) and Zhang Yifang (Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor) teaches us how to make healthy smoothies while making us understand about food therapy that is suited to our individual constitution. Body constitution, by the way, makes up our physical state, including the function of the systems of our body and metabolism and of course, our mental and spiritual states too.

How do we know our individual constitution in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? 

The authors mention in the book that the features of one's constitution can be detected in three areas: the personal physical build, the body's internal functions, and the psychological state. A person's constitution also depends on the stage of life he or she is facing, such as puberty or menopause perhaps.

There are also two origins of constitution: congenital natural disposition and post-natal lifestyle (nature and nurture, in short). Moreover, there are so many factors that influence the formation of the constitution when speaking about the "nature" part like parents' physical and mental health, at the time of conception or the mother's pregnancy condition. When it comes to "nurture", our own lifestyles and actions influence our constitution.

To help us maintain our present state of being or constitution,  we have to learn first the basic healthy food that can help us maintain, relax, or heal it. In this book, a self-assessment is included to find that out.  The result can help us know what foods to choose according to our individual constitution. Isn't it cool? We can just try and test different smoothies that we think can help us gain healthier bodies with a concrete basis. We are being guided properly by this book by knowing the basics of TCM and the first thing to do is to know more about what we really need.

Next step is teaching the preparation of functional liquids and bases. TCM also stresses that aside from matching our food therapy to our individual constitution, we should also consider the season we are in and what effects we want the smoothie to have in our health. The liquids and bases that are the key parts to smoothie making are divided into three kinds: cooling, warming, and neutral. After this step, choosing suitable food and building our very own TCM smoothie follow, may it be for nourishing nutrition, immune system strength, detoxification, refreshment, or digestion aid. There are almost 40 recipes to choose from that are explained in a very simple manner which includes usage, ingredients, method of preparing, and most of all contraindication. Each recipe is supported with colorful photographs that make reading this book and learning from it enticing and fun.

I recommend this book for the reasons that I've mentioned above. It serves as a reliable guide for us to achieve optimum health and well-being. Dr. Ann Wignore, a Lithuanian-American holistic health practitioner, once said, "When we learn to eat properly we begin to rebuild our bodies and to fulfill our purpose on this planet to grow in health, creativity, wisdom, and compassion." This book can help us do it rightly to achieve this goal.
If you wish to have a copy, it can be purchased here in the Philippines via National Book Store (SM Mega Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, and Robinsons Galleria), Fully Booked The Fort, and Fully Booked Rockwell. You may also buy it online at Tuttle Publishing offers free shipping for items worth $35.00 (US $) and above. Aside from this book, there are a lot of interesting books available on the website.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Press Release: Herbalife Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Filipino Millennials Desire Healthy, Active Workplace Environment

While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.

PHILIPPINES, October 27, 2016 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

Millennials, or people born in between 1980 and 2000, are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture.  About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the well-being of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity." There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing so,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager. “At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions.”

Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:

·    Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives.

·    However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity - including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day.

·    Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.

To  provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000  participants. Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.
Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. will also be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.

Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

·         Nutrition

o  Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
o   Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
o   Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.

·         Active Living

o   Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
o   Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.
o   Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.

1Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Plasmacluster Ion Technology Proven to Decrease Risk of Tuberculosis Infection

Manila, Philippines—Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that mostly affects the lung area. Its person-to-person spread can be attributed to whenever an infected person coughs, sneezes, spits, or even talks, and subsequently transfers microscopic saliva droplets to the air where they can be inhaled by anyone nearby.

The disease is still hitting the country hard with over 290,000 Filipino victims every year. The World Health Organization has confirmed a total number of 9 million cases worldwide with yearly death tolls reaching up to 1.5 million.

Developing countries like the Philippines are still the ones heavily affected by this disease and the fight for its total wipe-out is a movement that should involve different institutions—from the government, to the academe, and down to private organizations and corporations.

This year, Sharp, together with the WHO Global Health Workforce Alliance National Center of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, has put together a team of experts to test and study the power of the Plasmacluster Ion Technology in preventing the spread and infection of Tuberculosis. Plasmacluster Ion Technology, or PCI, is Sharp’s proprietary air purifying technology that uses positive and negative ions to deactivate the effects of airborne viruses, bacteria, allergens and microbes by up to 99%.

For the study, 140 Sharp Plasmacluster Ion Technology devices were placed inside a special Tuberculosis hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia. Both healthcare workers and patients were requested to join and participate.

The healthcare workers who were initially tested to be negative carriers of Tuberculosis became the first core group of participants. To check the effectivity of the devices, they were once again tested for any TB infections 8 months after the installation.

For the 155 Tuberculosis culture positive patients, 49 were intially found without ADR (Acquired Drug Resistance)1 after the intitial Drug Susceptibility Test2. These 49 patients soon underwent the Plasmacluster Ion Technology trial—this time to determine its efficacy in preventing ADR in TB culture positive patients.

For both groups, the experiment came in with favorable results. The Plasmacluster Ion Technology reduced the risk of healthcare workers to carry the Tuberculosis bacteria. Only 1 out of 10 workers in the PCI-protected area tested as a positive carrier while rooms without PCI resulted to 6 out of 15 positive carriers.

There was also a reduction in number of patients with Acquired Drug Resistance from the Plasmacluster Ion Technology-equipped room with only 1 out of 25 patients compared to the 4 out of 19 affected patients in rooms without the devices.

These results only prove that the Plasmacluster Ion Technology truly helps decrease the continued spread of the Tuberculosis bacteria and helps culture positive patients avoid ADR. Given these impressive findings, the clinical study will be presented during the 21st Congress of Asian Pacific Society of Respirology this coming November 2016.

With over 28 academic trials executed over the years, the Plasmacluster Ion Technology has already proven itself effective in reducing the spread of other hazardous substances such as influenza virus, drug-resistant bacteria, and mite allergens. It even lessens the risk of tracheal inflammation in childhood asthma patients.

Since 2000, Sharp’s involvement in various testings only attest to their dedication and passion in affirming the Plasmacluster Ion Technology’s effectiveness in keeping people around the globe safe and secure. With this vision, Sharp will continue to challenge and test its own engineering to further serve the population better.

Know more about the Plasmacluster Ion Technology by visiting and follow Sharp Philippines on Facebook  and on Instagram.


1 ADR is the ability of microorganisms to resist antimicrobial agents in which it was initially susceptible.
2 Drug Susceptibility Test or DST is a test used to determine the correct medicine to administer to patients who carry the TB bacteria.


George Schiffman, F. (2016). Tuberculosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment - What Are Causes of Tuberculosis? - eMedicineHealtheMedicineHealth. Retrieved 10 October 2016, from

Sharp Corporation.,Plasmacluster Technology Proven to Decrease Risk of Tuberculosis Infection in Tuberculosis Hospital for the First Time. 2016. Print.

Tuberculosis (TB). (2016). World Health Organization. Retrieved 10 October 2016, from

“Tuberculosis: Still One Of The Deadliest Treatable Diseases In Philippines”. World Vision Philippines. N.p., 2016. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.

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