• Health

    November 27 – National Hair Free Day 2018

    Hairless Preference Having hair in the armpits is socially acceptable in many countries, whereas in the Philippines, it is culturally ingrained that women prefer it hairless. So most Filipinas do the usual plucking or shaving. I am the latter. Being busy most of the time, I prefer shaving since it is fast and easy, unfortunately, over the years I developed a what you called a “chicken skin.” Whenever you shave your armpits, the skin where the hair grows protrudes visibly thus becoming similar to a chicken’s skin when you remove their feathers. That being said, my armpit was not a pretty sight to behold. Waxing Discovery Then I discovered waxing.…

  • Health

    Coconut Oil vs Virgin Coconut Oil: What’s the Difference?

    While it’s not exactly the panacea that some people claim it to be, coconut oil still has many uses and benefits to the human body. In tropical countries where the product is in abundance, the coconut tree is actually called “the tree of life” because almost no part of the plant goes to waste. Coconut oil as a byproduct of the coconut tree that is similarly versatile and useful. Virgin coconut oil suppliers from the Philippines are some of the most sought-after manufacturers of this product because the coconut tree is endemic to this Asian tropical archipelago. Many other coconut tree products are also produced in this country and exported…

  • Health,  Parenting

    Five Practical Tips to Prevent Your Child from Heat-Related Illness this Summer

    Summer is here! You don’t have to know the dates or the months we are now in, but you can actually feel it. The average heat index plays around 35 to 45 degrees centigrade depending on the city. Here in my place, the forecasted heat index today is around 37 degrees centigrade. So just imagine the discomfort us adults are experiencing, how much more our kids? So to prevent the kids from experiencing discomfort or heat-related illness this summer, aside from eating healthy and taking supplements, here are some tips you can easily do: 1. Keep your children hydrated. Make sure they drink water all the time especially if they…

  • Health

    ChocoVit: A Food Supplement for Kids in Chocolate Flavor!

    My youngest child is a picky eater. Because of this, I always worry about her not getting all the essential vitamins and minerals that she needs. This is the reason why I give food supplements in addition to her diet. “Vitamins na choco or choco na vitamins?” Just recently, I came across ChocoVit Syrup. It is a food supplement imported and distributed by the Farma Iberica Corporation here in the Philippines. What captured my attention was that ChocoVit, as the name suggests, comes in chocolate flavor. I mean… yeah… it’s chocolate you know! And kids (and adults) love chocolates!!! So, after my daughter read the label, she immediately got excited and wanted…