• Health,  Health and Wellness,  Parenting

    Parenting issues solved

    By Allyza Quirante and Jessica Pag-iwayan Parenting has evolved from generation to generation, each with different concerns influenced by the family’s lifestyle. Companies are continuously adapting to the millenial family’s needs. Problems such as increased problems of heavy traffic, and health and security risks, we give you three new solutions to these everyday family issues. Problem: Running errands around the metro Solution: Lifestyle amenities near your dream home When we fantasize about our dream home, we often consider the conveniences it comes with, especially with the traffic we traverse in the city just to grab a few things we need. Mothers back then didn’t have to go through this struggle,…

  • Beauty,  Health,  Parenting

    Beauty that cares for the family

    By Jessica Pag-iwayan and Allyza Quirante Summer Protection As the kids go out to play and enjoy the vitamin sea this summer, it’s also a great time for us moms to kick back, enjoy the view, and soak up the sun while the kids build their sand castles at tour favorite beach. Celeteque’s Sun Care Matte Moisturizer with SPF 30 is a light, mild sunscreen that prevents our skin from aging and wrinkles, leaving us with a nice tan and a grease-free finish. They also have a Face and Body Defense Spray, which is a lightweight sunscreen that makes application hassle-free, perfect for the family.   Vitamins in makeup  Managing…

  • Health,  Parenting

    Going the Extra Smile

    By Allyza Quirante With Belo Medical Group’s long-running campaign “Belo Goes the Extra sMILE,” the company reminds us that beauty is not only skin deep, as they help bring back the confidence in children with cleft lip and palate. Through the Belo Smiles exhibit tour, they aim to raise awareness on the cause, while sharing the inspiring stories of their beneficiaries, with special celebrity guests who have come to show their support for the cause.    The charity started in 2011, and since then, it has helped more than 150 kids with the disability. According to Operation Smile, an international non-profit organization who are partners of the company, approximately 4,500…

  • Health,  Parenting

    A promising future for infant nutrition

    By Allyza Quirante Studies show that breastfeeding remains to be the golden standard in infant nutrition, especially since scientists have found that it contains prebiotics and probiotics that help culture healthy bacteria in the body. But for most of us, breastfeeding is no easy task, and some moms struggle with finding alternative formulas that have a similar nutritional value of breast milk. Good thing a recent study conducted by Dr. Eduardo Lopez-Huertas and his team at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research, has been innovating infant nutrition to address this struggle.   After discovering that breast milk has several types of healthy bacteria, Dr. Lopez-Huertas’ team focused on enhancing infant…

  • Health

    Three reasons to implement NO junk food family diet

    By Jessica Pag-iwayan Studies all over the world have proven that eating junk food causes different kinds of sickness such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. To combat this, the Quezon City Government recently implemented the “Anti Junk Food and Sugary Drink” ordinance, banning these types of food and drinks inside and within the 100-meter perimeter in public and private schools. Here are the three reasons to lessen junk food and sugar intake:   Sickness According to World Health Organization (WHO), junk food intake causes Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and dental caries. NCDs is also considered as the “deadliest in the world that kills 40 million people…

  • Health

    Cool frames for kids

    The need to protect our children’s eyesight has become increasingly important, since kids today grow-up surrounded by smartphones and tablets. For adults who need corrective lenses, finding the right pair of glasses is already a challenge, what more for children that require smaller frame sizes. At the Sunnies Specs Kids Camp in Sun event, we experienced the ease that comes with finding the right pair of glasses, with a variety of frames and lens upgrades to choose from. The Sunnies Café at BGC was turned into a playhouse, as kids were invited to enjoy Sunnies Specs Kids services along with snacks and fun activities, like slime making and video games.…

  • Health

    Three ways to make your kids love healthy food

    By Jessica Pag-iwayan In today’s stress-filled world, the lot of people are struggling with different diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyles such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. That’s why preparing a healthy and delicious meal for the whole family is one of the dilemmas of mothers every day. Much more, teaching kids to love and embrace nutritious food while there’s a lot of frozen, commercialized variety available out there. We sat down with Baron Method Center’s Eizza Lim De Baron, a mother of two, where she shared her tried-and-tested tips on teaching kids to embrace healthy, organic food. Home cooked school baon According to her, at first, she also hesitated in…

  • Health

    Four ways to keep your child’s smile

    By Jessica Pag-iwayan In a survey conducted by Department of Health (DOH), they found out that 97.1% of Filipino children as early as 6 years-old already have tooth decay. While a data from Department of Education (DepEd) says that, toothache is one of the common causes of school absenteeism. To address this, Colgate Philippines is conducting the biggest oral health research in the country called Caries Intervention Program (CIP). This aims to show how Filipinos can improve the oral health of children ages 6-8 by looking at the total health component inside schools. The study is headed by Mark Wolff, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive…

  • Health

    Partners for Better Healthcare

    Recognized medical service industry leaders, The Medical City, located located along Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. and Maxicare Healthcare Corporation have launched a first-of-its-kind healthcare plan that aims to revolutionize the healthcare industry. TMC Partner Care is the healthcare plan project initiated by Maxicare, with The Medical City as its exclusive partner – marking a first exclusive partnership between a hospital and a health maintenance organization. TMC Partner Care seeks to provide Filipinos a better option in terms of the delivery of quality, efficient medical services, and value for money. TMC Partner Care covers both outpatient and inpatient services, carrying an Annual Benefit Limit of P100,000 where pre-existing conditions, or illnesses/ injuries that…