Negative ions or anions — what are they and are they for real?

Negative ions or anions just may be the most positive that can happen to you. Most of us have heard about negative ion generators or the so-called ionizers and the plethora of anion bracelets and charms being peddled online, but are negative ions true? Do they exist at all? Are they really good for us?… Read More Negative ions or anions — what are they and are they for real?

Chili Leaves or Dahon ng Sili — local greens that trump imported ones

The leaves of the chili or cayenne plant are, contrary to their fiery-hot fruits, not hot at all but have a mild flavor and delicate texture. Chili leaves are actually my tween daughter’s favorite leafy vegetables, especially when they’re swimming in broth made of native or free roaming chicken stew or wallowing in the thick… Read More Chili Leaves or Dahon ng Sili — local greens that trump imported ones

Lemons, Limes, Lemonsito — why you should never run out of them

Lemons are quite visible on social media today as some sort of cure-all for most every illness, including the big C. Let’s look at the facts. Lemons in the Philippines go by the names of calamansi, lemonsito, agridulce and kalamonding are commonly used as lemonades, marinade, or salad dressing. Lemons were first catapulted to medical… Read More Lemons, Limes, Lemonsito — why you should never run out of them

10 DOH-approved medicinal herbs in the Philippines

Medicinal herbs have been the Filipinos’ inexpensive treatments for a variety of illnesses since time immemorial. Some of these have been nothing more than folkloric treatments that had little or no medicinal value while there are others which have yet-undocumented therapeutic properties. In 1992, the then Department of Health Secretary Juan Flavier spearheaded the Traditional… Read More 10 DOH-approved medicinal herbs in the Philippines

Win a free month of membership to Curves Eastwood Fitness Centre!

(This giveaway is closed. Congratulations, Ms. Steffy Tabora for winning a free month of membership to the Curves Eastwood fitness centre!) A few days ago I received an invitation via email from Curves Eastwood branch for a 30-minute fun workout at their gym, with the request that if I blog about it, they would be… Read More Win a free month of membership to Curves Eastwood Fitness Centre!