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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

Health Benefits of Blueberries Plus Yummy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

  Blueberries, although not native to our country, have captured the hearts and tastebuds of many Filipinos. Who can deny the charisma of this fruit? Aside from its attractive dark purple color, the balanced flavor of tart and sweet makes blueberries delicious for jams, cakes, pastries, and fruit shakes. Apart from their wonderful flavor, blueberries also contain essential nutrients that benefit the body. These are: Dietary Fiber A high-fiber diet helps maintain lower cholesterol levels that may aid in reducing the risk of heart disease and keeping the digestive system clean. Fiber also adds bulk to our diet, which may help us feel full faster. Good Source of Vitamin C Keeping our body’s immune system strong is a must these days. Vitamin C helps support the immune system. It is also necessary for the growth and development of tissues and promotes wound healing. Vitamin K Vitamin K helps the body regulate blood clotting and bone metabolism. Manganese Manganese helps the body

5 Reasons Why Your Hair Might be Falling Out

  Losing up to 100 strands of hair every day is normal. If your hair starts to shed more significant than usual, or if they do not grow back as they should, it can be a source of concern. Once the cause is detected, hair fall remedy or baldness cure for hair loss treatment can be easier.  While genetic condition like male pattern baldness is the main culprit for hair loss in the Philippines, the causes widely vary: genetic or hereditary hair loss, alopecia areata, male pattern hair loss and reactive hair loss. What are the possible reasons why your hair is excessively shedding? Find out the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. Read more: https://bit.ly/35xfuDA  How do you remedy or prevent excessive hair fall? Unlike other treatments, using natural ingredients for your hair is exceptionally safe. In the Philippines, NOVUHAIR® has sustained its market leadership and bagged as the leading hair loss treatment in 2019 (Euromonitor Passport Data 2019). NOVUHAIR® contains only natur

Understanding mental health and your overall well-being

  With almost half of our year being spent at home due to quarantine, staying positive, and avoiding depression is not easy, with our country being one of the highest rates of depression in Southeast Asia even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, with more than three million Filipinos afflicted with the illness.  Health experts say that anxiety, depression, and insomnia have become more prevalent among Filipinos in the past seven months since the pandemic began.  Based on the PhilCare CQ Study, which was conducted during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period, 95.9 percent of Filipinos surveyed were worried about the health of their loved ones. Furthermore, nine out of ten respondents (89.9%) were “anxious about getting COVID-19.” Half of the 800 people nationwide who were surveyed (49.1%) also reported that their sleeping habits had "gone bad.” Practically half (45.5%) also said that they were having difficulty concentrating on daily tasks.  Worsening situation According t

Sharp Plasmacluster Ion Technology in Reducing Airborne Novel Coronavirus Disease (SARS-CoV-2)

With Covid-19 affecting everyone globally, every one of us worries about the safety of our loved ones. With all the safety precautions that we have been following, from social distancing, frequent hand-washing, wearing masks, and using alcohol to disinfect, we can never be too sure that we are already safe from the virus. One of the things that my husband and I are trying to consider is buying an air purifier to improve the air quality at our home and further help in protecting our family against airborne viruses and bacteria. With this in mind, we've known about Plasmacluster Ion Technology from Sharp and how it further helps in keeping homes safe against airborne threats, and this got us interested. Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC), with its goal of bringing convenience, protection, and lifestyle evolution to every Filipino household, recently launched its campaign “Stay Home, Stay Sharp”. It features products that are designed for the new normal setting — and one of its key f