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Delivering on their Promise

Photo by Margaux Salcedo

With summer just around the corner and after the excesses of Christmas and Valentine’s, it is time for Lenten penance. Time to start counting calories to resurrect our bikini-worthy bodies or, in most cases like this columnist’s, get rid of that built-in salbabida (floater) in our middle!

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Which Diet Provider Will Work for You?

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Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Turning up the heat on love handles

PETRA Kopecka (in blue) describes how Vanquish works to Dr. Z and Dr. Aivee Teo and guests.

The last five to 10 pounds are always the hardest to lose. You can spend hours doing crunches and planks and alligator drags, but your midsection fat simply won’t go away.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The prodigal dieter


Bless me for I have sinned, I confessed to my internist last week as I handed her the results of my blood tests, which said it all: higher cholesterol and sugar counts. My only consolation: normal ECG and blood pressure.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Wellness in our daily lives


It’s the things we do each day, the habits and our lifestyle, that lay the foundation for wellness or illness. Here are some nuggets of wisdom I have picked up along the way of my endless pursuit toward a long and energetic life.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Autism a ‘gut’ issue, says medical expert

stomach belly

Autism is a multi-systemic metabolic disorder that can be treated with natural diet, a medical expert said.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Find out why this app is the favorite companion of ladies who lunch (less)


At lunches hosted by fashion brands, the talk inevitably leads to latest diets and fad workouts—which of them works (instantly, preferably) and which doesn’t.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Organic food products are needed to boost wellness diet

Back to Basics produce

Eating Your Way to Wellness was a program I started with St. Luke’s Global. Ever since, I’ve been trying to look for ingredients that are grown and raised as naturally as possible.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Whatever it takes to live a so-called healthy life

“NOWAY! Something’s definitely wrong with this scale!”

I must admit I’m confused. I expect approval from my doctor, but I’m let down instead. Told that I have been taking fish-oil capsules every night since my last visit, she’s not impressed.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

DOH takes weight loss program on the road

Health Secretary Enrique Ona: When losers are winners. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After seeing how its officials lost their belly fat and the extra inches around their waist, the Department of Health (DOH) is set to bring its six-month weight loss program to four other government agencies that want healthier and fitter staff.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Moderation, variety and balance are key to a healthy diet

SANDRA Puno, communications director; Leslie Go Alcantara, corporate wellness unit head; Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez; coach Jim Saret

A total of 25,000 Filipinos flocked to the sixth Nestlé Choose Wellness Expo at the Megatrade Halls 1 to 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, to learn practical nutrition and fitness information from industry experts.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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