My most trusted Unilab brand for my daughter


If you’ve been a follower of this site, you will notice that I have featured a few health products that I’ve already used. Just to make it clear, I don’t usually post reviews here unless I tried it for myself.


Being a mom, aside from giving my family healthy food, I am always on the lookout for vitamins that will help in the growth of my two-year-old daughter. And I found it in Unilab.

To keep my little one away from any kind of sickness, I give her Ceelin Plus. It has ZincPlus technology that combines vitamin C and zinc in a syrup form which provides dual immunity-boosting action and a stronger immune system.

Another is Growee. This food supplement has Chlorella Growth Factor that helps her grow stronger and taller. It contains vitamins A, D3, E, B1, B2, B6, B12 and more.



When she was just an infant, her Pedia recommended that Ceelin oral drops until the doctor changed it to Growee. I noticed the increase in her appetite. But she became vulnerable to cough and flu. So I added Ceelin but since she’s already 2, we were suggested to go for Ceelin Plus.

I don’t want to try other products because I’m a little paranoid it might give my daughter allergies so I went for products only her Pedia approves.

Here’s my daugther right now. Growing healthier by the day. Thanks to Unilab‘s Ceelin Plus and Growee.


I’m not saying she doesn’t get sick anymore but in cases she catch colds or flu, it will only affect her for a couple of days. Yes. Ceelin Plus is really a big contributor to her strong immune system. Oh, another thing. Unlike other sick kids, when she does not feel well, her appetite does not get affected. And that’s what I love about Growee.
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Health benefits of jute (saluyot)


Corchorus olitorius, aka corchorus capsularis (Japan), jute or saluyot (Philippines) is a leafy vegetable that we often take for granted because of it's slimy texture. But scientists have discovered numerous health benefits of saluyot.



Saluyot is very popular in West Africa and other parts of the world. Oftentimes, this plant is mistaken as weed in the Philippines but according to The Department of Agriculture, they possess powerful components that provides both health and beauty, i.e., anti-ageing benefits. In fact, it is included  in the top 10 most nutritious green and leafy vegetable in the Philippines


Health benefits of jute (saluyot)

  • Rich in calcium for strong teeth and bones

  • Has iron for proper blood circulation

  • Provides protein for growth

  • Has vitamin A for cell repair and improves eyesight

  • Has vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to aid in boosting the immune system, helps improve blood circulation and lower the risk of cataracts and other eye problems

Also read: Health Benefits of Chayote
♥ Tip: Make tea out of dried saluyot leaves. It can cure headaches, dysentery, stomach aches and ulcers

Beauty benefits of saluyot
  • Rich in  vitamin E, which help slows down the aches and pains associated with aging

  • Boosts stamina

Also read: Health Benefits of Cucumber Tree (Kamias)

  • Increases sexual libido and fertility

  • Better than anti aging creams, it nourishes the skin with vitamin E from the inside that provides a natural glow to skin

  • Makes skin look younger
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For pregnant women and mothers
  • Saluyot leaves can act as remedy when experiencing prolonged labour. Squeeze the leaves and the stem and drink it.

  • For lactating moms, consume it to help in milk secretion

  • Saluyot supplementation during pregnancy may help lower the risk of diabetes induced oxidative stress both for the mother and the fetus.

Also read: 5 Health Benefits Of Atsuete / Annatto


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Can falling in love make you lose weight? Science says...


When you have tried every physical workout on the planet but still your weight hasn't trimmed down, you might want to try another strategy - FALL IN LOVE!



A group of researchers at Harvard Medical School conducted a study involving 25 men ages 12-13. They divided them in two groups with half of them overweight and half of normal weight. The first group were given an oxytocin  nasal spray while the second team received a placebo.

FYI: Oxytoxin (love hormone) is a hormone your brain releases when doing pleasurable activities. And in relationships, this may involve hugging, kissing, cuddling, and sex.  

Researches monitored the eating habits and the calorie intake of each person by group after they were given the nasal spray and placebo. They repeated the process after eight weeks switching the spray per group.

And the result:

As published in a medical journal, tests revealed that those participants who were given oxytocin nasal spray ended up eating less than their usual consumption and their metabolic levels increased as well as their insulin sensitivity as they ate. To be specific, that means an average of 122 less calories + 9 less grams fat!



However, more research is required before reaching a conclusive theory because this study only included young men - but scientists were encouraged by the result.

Well, eventhough the research resulted in minor weight loss, it still gives us that feeling that yes, being intimate with someone can actually help you stay fit in the process.

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Does Smoking Cause Baldness?


Lung cancer, emphysema, stroke, addiction, eyes that sting, cataracts, impotence - these are some of the common effects of cigarette smoking. One of the very least that puffers are not aware of is that smoking causes baldness, to men in particular.


According to softpedia.com, as quoted:

Male baldness affects 70 % of men as they grow older, and the main inner biological cause is a genetic vulnerability of the hair follicle to testosterone, the male sex hormone. But smoking seems to speed up what hormones trigger.

Studies have shown that increased smoke intake links to more severe baldness. Those who puff at least 20 sticks of cigarette a day were most likely to accelerate the development of hair loss than those whose baldness are hereditary.


So, the next time you see yourself smoking, ask yourself, "am I ready to go bald?"

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How to stay awake at work after a sleepless night?


We all have those days when we need to survive  work without sleep - be it because of all-night partying, a late-night date or other work-related tasks you need to finish.



Yes. For most people, their minds and body does not totally connect, resulting to poor performance the next day.

Thanks to the New York Magazine for giving us a few proven tips - from the amount of coffee you need to take to the food you need to consume to the duties you will most likely accomplish - the next working day.



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How pumpkin seeds can prevent prostate cancer


According to studies, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men. This condition mostly occurs in men over 50 years old and the risk of prostate enlargement increases when they reach the age of 80.



With this, many are looking for ways they can protect themselves from developing such disease.

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Good news!

Research reveals that pumpkin seeds can actually prevent prostate cancer. They contain powerful components such as phytosterols, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid and zinc that fights the development of the disease. Let's look at them one by one.

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Phytosterols

Also known as beta-sitosterol, this is often found in almost all plants. However, pumpkin seeds and its oil contain the highest concentration of  this natural component.

Omega 3

This essential fatty acid prevents the inflammation and enlargement of prostate.

Omega 6

Also known as Linoleic Acid, this is found in pumpkin seed oil. It reduces the risk of prostate cancer and lessens the symptoms of benigh enlargement. Among the many functions of thsi essential fatty acid is it helps in the production of sexual hormones thus correcting the imbalances in ones body.

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

Pumpkin seeds contain a high content of this essentail fatty acid which also has anti-inflammatory properties that help cut down prostate inflammation

Zinc

Pumpkin seeds have long been known to be the source of zinc. This mineral has anti-oxidant that averts the inflammation of the prostate. Plus, it also acts as protection from oxidative DNA damage in prostate cells, improves DNA repair and regulates spread of cells.

Men at risk of prostate inflammation and prostate cancer should consume food items that are rich in these important components particularly those with essential fatty acids because these cannot be produced by our body.

NOTE: Do NOT use pumpkin seeds to treat prostate cancer. It is advised to consult your doctor first.

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How To Lose Weight By Eating More? The Secret...


In the world of diet, people assume that to drop body pounds, it would mean eating less or nothing at all. But scientists say that you can lose weight by eating more and stay healthy. And there are foods that actually help make you lose weight.

With statistics showing most people in the US being overweight,many have spent $$$ cutting back on their favorite meals and even hiring a personal chef to cook for them.

But nutritionists are stressing that you should not starve yourself to death or avoid foods, instead, go for moderate-eating to eating more. Although, as recommended, alongside your healthy eating plan, you should also do some physical activities to burn those extra calories to help maintain your desirable weight.

Here are 5 foods that will satisfy your cravings and help you lose weight at the same time:


1. Fast Food

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While it is true that fast food items are sure bet to increase your weight because of its exaggerated amount of calories, sodium and fat, you can choose a much better alternative that will save you 600 calories. These are:

  • baked potato topped with chili

  • fruit parfait

  • grilled chicken sandwich or grilled chicken sandwich on whole-grain bread with lettuce and tomato

  • entree salad with light dressings

2. Sweet desserts

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Instead of indulging into super-premium desserts, you can opt to enjoy fat-free frozen yogurt, sorbet, simple cookies and desserts based on real fruits. This will slash you off at least a thousand calories. So go for portion-size dessert bars like Skinny cow ice cream cones, Fudgsicles, Fig Newtosn, Nutter Butters and Mrs Field's chocolate chip cookies.


3. Hummus, fat-free bean dip, salsa

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A portion of these dips will give you 15-50 calories per 2 tablespoons


4. Water-rich foods

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Because they contain more fluid, they are naturally low in calories.

80-95% water

  • Soups

  • Gelatins

  • Hot cereal

60-75% water

  • Pudding

  • Yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Pasta

  • Beans

  • Seafood

5. Whole-grain foods

These foods are high in fiber, fills your tummy well and more nutritious. They are brown rice, whole wheat, cereals, and whole-grain breads

If you would like to find more great tasting food (from pizza, pasta, and chocolate) that are made healthier and can be delivered to you, Nutrisystem will help you with that. You can even have your free diet analysis checked.

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How Do I Protect Myself From MERS-CoV?


With the threat of MERS-CoV in countries in Asia, affecting and taking the lives of many individuals, citizens are getting really scared and concerned of their health. One of the many questions they ask is

How do I protect myself from MERS-CoV?

We are here to give you information as to how you can avoid the disease but first let us provide more details about the illness, it's causes, symptoms and if there's any treatment.


What is MERS-Cov?

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  • Definition: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus
  • Other terms: EMC/2012 (HCoV-EMC/2012) / novel coronavirus 2012 / novel coronavirus

Causes of MERS-CoV

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It is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus — the same family of viruses that causes the common cold (Mayo Clinic)

"There are many kinds of coronavirus, some of which cause the common cold. The MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was a new variant" [source]

HOW and WHEN did it start?

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The first case of MERS-CoV victim was in Saudi Arabia in April 2012 after many fell ill because of an unknown flu. It eventually became an outbreak and has since spread in countries across the Middle East also affecting people in Asia, United States and Europe.

Evolution of MERS-CoV

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Researchers claims that bats in Saudi Arabia are hosts to a number of coronaviruses thus, MERS-CoV most likely originated in these creatures and was then transmitted to humans.


Others also found it in camels in Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Symptoms of MERS-CoV

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  • Cough
  • Difficulty in breathing / Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Inability to maintain oxygenation (hypoxia)
  • High fever (over 38°C or 100.4°F))
  • Diarrhea
  • Kidney failure
  • Inflammation of the heart sac (pericarditis) or severe systemic bleeding from disruption of the clotting system
  • Chills
  • Chest pain
  • Body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Malaise (general feeling of being unwell)
  • Headache
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Pneumonia

MERS-CoV vs SARS

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Although many refer MERS-CoV to SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) which is also a corona virus, MERS-CoV is distinct from the latter:

MERS-CoV 
  • Nosocomial infections of MERS occur early within the FIRST WEEK of illness of the index case [source]
  • Cases where mostly seen in people older than 50 years with comorbidities
  • Progresses to respiratory failure much more rapidly than SARS [source]
  • Affected mostly men

SARS 

  • Infections occur mainly in the SECOND WEEK of illness when the patient's upper airway viral load peaks on day 10 of illness [source]
  • In the SARS outbreak, the cases were primarily seen in young healthy individuals [source]
  • Affected males and females equally [source]

How is it transmitted?

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  • MERS-CoV is spread from one person to another through respiratory droplet secretions.
  • It often infected people who come in close contact or cared for another MERS-CoV patient
  • Other sources may be through infected body fluids, respiratory secretions, raw or undercooked meat, and unpasteurized dairy products of camels [source]

How Do I Protect Myself From MERS-CoV (Treatment and Prevention)


Treatment

Currently, NO treatment or vaccines are  available to cure MERS-CoV although health care providers give medical care tosupport and relieve the signs and symptoms of MERS

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Prevention /  Precaution

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  • Use hand sanitizer ALWAYS

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid close contact, sharing of personal utensils with those who are sick

  • Always disinfect door knobs, phones, tables, and other common surfaces

  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

  • Get enough rest (To boost immune system)

  • Drink plenty of water (To boost immune system)

  • Work out and exercise (To boost immune system)

  • Eat healthy food (To boost immune system)
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10 Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning


Many of us have been used to sipping coffee in the morning. But did you know that drinking warm lemmon water every morning has its benefits. All you have to do is prepare a glass of warm (not hot) water and juice from half a slice of lemon.




1. Boosts the immune system because of its vitamin C content

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2. Reduces the body's overall acidity

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3. Increases the rate of urination in the body

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4. Wash outs toxins from the blood which also keeps your skin clear

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5. Helps to relieve tooth pain and gingivitis

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6. Gets rid of chest infections

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7. Fights stress

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8. Rich in potassium which stimulates the brain function and stabilizes the blood pressure

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9. It helps to lose weight faster

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10. Stops irritating cough

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Get the LATEST Coupons & Discounts on Baby Products Only at Coupondesh


As parents, we make sure that our expenses stays within the household budget. So, we ALWAYS look for ways to get discounts to at least minimize the money we take out of our pocket.

Stores and companies know this need that is why they offered great deals and discounts on their products through coupons. Families even cut out and collect coupons from newspapers and they would bring them to groceries or when they go shopping.

But today, since most customers don't have the time to go out or drive through malls, they prefer tapping through their computers, phones, or tablets to go online shopping. This way, they won't have to deal with the hassle of snaking through the crazy traffic just to find what they are looking for. While this is easy and inexpensive, as you won't consume gas or fare going out, still, as parents, our mind is set for more budget-friendly methods in spending. This is where Coupondesh comes in...

All you have to do is COPY and PASTE the special promo/coupon code onto the checkout page and that's it! EASY-PEASY!

What to Expect at Coupondesh


Having over 100+ partner merchants, it gives customers more choices and options when shopping. These ranges from apparel, toys, appliances, food, furniture, home decor, jewelry, footwear,  beauty, wellness, travel, gifts, flowers, books, stationery, electronics, school supplies, gadgets, medical facilities (for men, women and kids), health supplies and more.

Along with these roaster of products, they also provide best Firstcry offers for kids and baby products in which you can avail great deals for your little tot --  from diapers, wipes, cream, lotions, feeding bottle, formula & supplements, activity toys, indoor to outdoor play, strollers, swings, bed, bath -- name it, they have it!

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Moreover, it is user-friendly and in alphabetical order making it easy to navigate through the stores and the products. In addition, looking for the deals of the day or available coupons per product is uncomplicated as they also have a complete list of all online stores that offers promo deals that fits your need.

And all are categorized by store, by discount offered, or if just want to go directly to your item, simply type it on the search bar provided and press enter.

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Another great thing about the site is that they give the validity date of the coupon code unlike most online coupon sites (so you'll know up to when you can use it)

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Lastly, their customer service is exceptional. Aside from their FAQ page that answers almost all queries, you can also submit your inquiry via their website form.

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