When it comes to health, it is often good to be paranoid about what we eat, apply on our bodies, use in our household or practice in our daily lives. Personally, the guiding principle for me through these years can be simplified to this: I must ensure I use only what is good. To ensure… Read More My mindset on pharmaceutical drugs
Kimchi is one of the the lacto-fermented foods that I must learn in my lifetime. Kimchi is that tangy lacto-fermented food that is a staple among Koreans. It may be the secret to their svelte figure and clear skin — enough reason to get this food into our system, right? But then there are other… Read More Health benefits of Kimchi
It was a family encounter with a German gentleman on a beach one fine Saturday morning that introduced me to the wonders of nettle. We initially just talked — rather animatedly — about Sauerkraut when our chat spontaneously deviated towards healthy living in general. Apparently excited by how a Filipina (me) taught a kindly old… Read More Stinging Nettle Health Benefits
(Disclaimer: This is a sponsored guest post.) Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease can be treated through regular medication based on the severity of the symptoms. Though there is no complete cure to the condition, there are certain medicines that can ease out the symptoms. These medicines have their own side-effects too and hence one may… Read More Foods to include and avoid in your regular diet to prevent skin psoriasis
Human Nature has been my brand of choice for personal care products for many reasons. I am still using other organic brands but Human Nature has such a growing variety of products that their products make up most of my toiletry items. Here are my reasons for patronizing this brand. I want to use safe,… Read More Five reasons why I opted to be a Human Nature dealer
Rambutan is one of the more common tropical fruits around and one that Westerners would find exotic. What it lacks in visual appeal it makes up for by the charming, mildly sweet and tangy flavor of its white, jelly-like flesh. All hairy and spindly and red, rambutan is not one fruit you would easily fall… Read More Rambutan — what’s with this hairy tropical fruit?
Puso is one of the curiosities here in the Philippines. It is a single serving of rice cooked inside a pouch made of woven coconut leaves. It is a handy-dandy rice-on-the-go that we buy whenever we are on the road — and we were mostly on the road the past 2 weeks. You see we… Read More Puso or rice cooked in a pouch made of woven coconut leaves — why it rocks
Cassava is one of the more common and quite flavorful starchy tubers here in the Philippines. It is perhaps one of the more common ingredient in desserts. Cassava cake, cassava pudding, pitche-pitche and suman cassava are some of the more popular desserts which make use of cassava. Cassava traces its origins to South American forests… Read More Cassava — nutrition, precautions and cooking tips
Sun exposure is one of the more hotly-debated issues among health pros today. Some demonize the sun as a skin cancer culprit while others extol the many health benefits of sunlight. What’s the real score? The following information is straight from the US National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health and not… Read More Sunlight — how much is enough for good health?
Noni is one of those wonder herbs that hit the herbal supplement scene a decade or so back. There are still many nutritional supplements that come with noni juice and extracts today, though they have since been outshoned by the more popular ones such as acai berry and goji… you know how fad- and trend-prone… Read More Noni Health Benefits