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Mommy Pehpot shares 5 Laking Lamang nutrition hacks for your kids All-Around Development!

  Until very recently, many children have not been able to go to school, go outdoors or socialize with other kids. Staying confined for almost two years was challenging for the children- and for the moms who needed to find ways to ensure that kids are given adequate support and stimulus for their All-Around Development (with proper nutrition and stimulation). Social Media Influencer and soon-to-be mom of 6, Pehpot Pineda, more known as Mommy Pehpot, admits going through this: “It was really challenging for me to take care of the kids during the lockdown. I felt like they have needs that I cannot provide especially because I am with them 24/7 inside the house. We struggled to adjust to the new normal especially with schoolwork since most of my kids work better in a normal school environment. Although we had some struggles, we had more wins as a family. We became closer since and bonded more as we did more family-centered activities. Since we could not go on vacation, we made it a point

Study shows OTC lozenges’ effectivity against the COVID-19 virus

  Lozenges containing both Benzydamine Hydrochloride (BH) and Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) found efficacious in COVID-caused sore throat OTC throat lozenges may be effective against COVID-19 We know your over-the-counter throat lozenge can relieve a sore throat and can help manage a pesky cold or cough.  But can they take the wind out of the sails of the dreaded Covid-19 virus? The question got a fresh look recently after researchers at Microbiology and Immunology Institute of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, found that throat lozenges containing a combination of Benzydamine Hydrochloride (BH) and Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) may have a virucidal effect against Covid-19 and help reduce the risk of viral transmission.      Virus-killing Action against SARS-CoV-2   The preliminary findings, based on testing in a defined and controlled laboratory environment designed to mimic the conditions of the oral cavity, found that all three test settings showed stron

Health experts call for more vaccine options on pediatric COVID vaccination

  One thing that COVID-19 pandemic has thought us is that no matter your age group, you are not safe from the virus. The availability of the vaccines has given us a ray of hope in surpassing this pandemic together with our loved ones. With the government expanding the vaccination program to younger ages, this only proves the efficiency of the vaccines and how it helped in developing immunity for more vaccinated individuals. That is why health experts call for more vaccine options on pediatric COVID vaccination. Health experts called for more options on pediatric COVID vaccination to meet the goal of 39 million COVID-vaccinated kids and achieve herd immunity. In today's Kapihan ng Samahang Plaridel with the theme: “Kids Kontra COVID: Urgent Need for Safe Options in Children's Vaccination", Vaccine Solidarity Movement (VSM) founders Dr. Lulu Bravo, Executive Director of the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) and Dr. Benny Atienza, president of the Philippine Med

Double the Support in Nurturing Your Child’s Creativity at Home

Nurture creativity by doubling your child's immunity because more healthy days mean more opportunities to nurture the gift. Every child is born with a gift, and it's the task of every parent to nurture this gift and help the child reach their full potential. An important but sometimes overlooked way to help your child nurture the gift is to ensure they don’t get sick, and this requires giving their immunity a boost. How exactly does immunity contribute to creative gifts? It’s simple; fewer sick days means more opportunities to rehearse dance moves, practice brush strokes, or master their scales. In this article, we break down five ways you can support the development of their gifts, and why you shouldn’t neglect supporting your child’s immunity. 1. Use everything you have in the house At the top of the list is maximizing your home environment to increase opportunities for creativity. Dust off old clothes and turn them into costumes, use old blankets as theater curtains, and stu

Thanking Everyday Heroes with Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package

  MANILA, DECEMBER 10, 2021 - After launching Frontliner Package and Fully-Vaxxed Package earlier this year, Shopee launches a new digital bundle just in time to spread joy and cheer this coming holiday season with Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package. Starting today until January 9, 2022, our everyday heroes can avail of the exclusive digital package that includes Shopee discount and free shipping vouchers, ShopeePay Bills Cashback vouchers, and discounts from Ultramega Supermarket, Shawarma Shack, Moonleaf, Tapa King, and National Book Store*. Eligible beneficiaries include: ● Health Care Workers (Hospital admin and janitorial services, Health and service personnel in LGU facilities) ● Medical Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technicians) ● Policemen and Military Personnel ● Coast Guards ● Hospitality Sector Workers (Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Travel Agencies) ● Government Agencies (LGU workers, admin staff) ● Delivery and Logistics Providers (Food, restaurant, medici

Celebrating “A Blue Christmas” with USA Blueberries

  Join the fun recipe contest and win GCs! I’ve noticed that more and more Filipinos are eating and including blueberries in their meals. I must admit, I’m a fan of blueberries myself! The enticing bluish-purple hue of this berry will surely catch your attention.   The balance of the sweet and tart makes blueberries perfect for desserts like cheesecakes, muffins, and ice cream, as well as jams, dressings, and sauces. Yummy treats to tickle the taste buds!   More than the taste, blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients. A serving of raw blueberries, which is about 140 grams, only has 80 calories! A healthy and delicious way to snack.   Blueberries are excellent sources of manganese and Vitamin K for bone metabolism and development. They also provide vitamin C for a healthy immune system and dietary fiber for heart health.   Although fresh blueberries are only found in stores from May to September, we can still enjoy them in frozen and canned forms. I recommend blueberries f

Medical, health experts upbeat on a healthier, safer Christmas for Filipinos this year

  Urge families and kids to get their COVID-19 shots on National Vaccination Day Medical and health experts are optimistic that the country may enjoy a healthier, safer Christmas this year with an opportunity to get the whole family vaccinated in the upcoming 3-day National Vaccination Day on November 29-30 and December 1. The Philippine Medical Association’s (PMA) campaign, themed “Masaya ang Pasko ng Bakunadong Pamilyang Pilipino," is in line with the government's drive to get 15 million more Filipinos inoculated during the three-day nationwide event. With the long Christmas holiday’s tradition of gathering entire clans together, PMA President Dr. Benny Atienza remarked that their younger members should also receive protection against COVID-19. He expressed his “hope that children be vaccinated and we encourage parents, barangays, and LGUs to join us in our National Vaccination Day. Public and private entities are working as one to disseminate benefits of vaccination.” Dr.

Watsons and Grab announce online health and beauty partnership in the Philippines

  A.S. Watson Group, world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, and Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, launch their Philippine partnership today, which will make essentials such as medicines and self-care products more accessible to Filipinos. The two leading brands entered into a cooperation agreement on these fronts: ●       Watsons x GrabMart Consumers can also enjoy more ways to shop for Watsons health and beauty products online through GrabMart! The tie-up is initially available in Metro Manila and Cebu and will expand to all Grab serviceable areas soon. Consumers can order for their groceries and other essentials and have them delivered to their doorstep in 60 minutes.   ●       Watsons Online x GrabExpress: consumers can order for their health and beauty essentials online and have it delivered in 5 hours or less through Watsons App’s Express Delivery service . This service is co-powered by Grab’s delivery service, GrabExpress .   ●       Watsons x GrabPay:

Lucky Pinoys win up to Php 40,000 daily in Dole’s sun-powered promo

Dole and Seasons kicked off their ‘Cash Prizes Araw-Araw Base sa Sikat ng Araw’ promo last May 25, and many daily winners are already enjoying their prizes!  The lucky winner of Php 17,200 is Diana Non, from Taguig City. She chanced upon the promo after being a long-time follower of Dole on Facebook. “ Napanood ko yung live ni Gretchen & Robi, pinakinggan ko ang mechanics and super na-excite ako talaga. Kaya bumili agad ako ng Dole Pineapple Juice para makasali,” she said. (“I caught Gretchen & Robi’s livestream, so I listened to the mechanics and it got me really excited. That’s why after watching the live show, I immediately purchased Dole Pineapple Juice to join,” she said.) Non expressed her gratitude, as the money had been life-changing saying, “Sobrang laking tulong ito sa akin at sa aking pamilya, lalo na sa panahon na ito na mahirap ang hanapbuhay dahil sa pandemya. Sobrang natuwa ako kasi may tindahan ako na kakasimula lang nung January, yung perang napanalunan k

PBB Housemates undergo COVID-19 Testing with Maxicare's LAB on Wheels

To ensure that housemates for the new season of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) are all safe from COVID-19, Maxicare LAB on Wheels successfully conducted Antigen Testing for all members of the House, as part of the shows health protocols. Being the first PBB season to be held under the new normal, auditions were held online, and safety measures were strictly observed before entering the house. These include medical, psychological, and COVID-19 testing. Adhering to Maxicares stringent health standards, the Antigen Tests were administered by PPE-geared registered medical technologists and nurses. The goal is to limit unnecessary contact and exposure, says a Maxicare staff member who facilitated the testing process.Each housemate entered the testing room one by one then they went to their respective rooms as soon as the tests were done. For maximum protection, all housemates were required to wear face masks and face shields. The entire process, from testing to releasing of results, took only arou

Busy Nurse Coffee for a fairer, slimmer you

  Are you looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite coffee drink? There is one coffee brand  in the market  that not only helps you lose weigh t; it also helps  whiten your skin while maintaining your skin glow.   The Busy Nurse 20 in 1 Coffee Mix is probably the first slimming and whitening coffee mix in the market which contains glutathione and collagen which helps achieve these two goals. It is the brainchild of Mary Rose Yap Zamora, an entrepreneur who is in the business of developing and selling beauty products.   “We started Busy Nurse when we realized that many of the buyers in our shops were looking for healthy  coffee  but we had nothing to offer them,” Zamora said. “Since all of our products were beauty products, we thought of coming up with a coffee that would make users healthier and prettier.”   As its name implies, the coffee contains  20 ingredients. These ingredients are a cai berries,  a loe vera, coffee, collagen, grape seed, Green Tea, Goji Berry, Garcinia