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A wellness checklist


What can we do in order to look younger and feel better? Are there age erasers we can all follow to ensure that our youthfulness is maintained, or if lost, regained?

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Cameron Diaz dishes out body advice like a BFF


Reading Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz’s “The Body Book (The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body)” is like listening to your soothing-voiced BFF explain the female anatomy, its quirks and concerns.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

The power of enzymes


Life is a continuing educational journey. Not only do we learn more about the world we live in as we go along, but also how we interact with the world and, in so doing, how we can begin to master ourselves.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

What’s in your child’s lunchbox?


Early in 2012, “The Naked Chef” host and food activist Jamie Oliver influenced a historical win against fastfood giants like McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell when he was able to get them to discontinue their use of “pink slime” (ammonium hydroxide) in their burgers in the US.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fine dining at McDonald’s with chef Dale Talde et al.

Reimagining McDonald’s: (From left) chefs Aaron McCargo, Jessica Foust, Dale Talde, James Talde.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

You enter McDonald’s with a wait staff offering you mango pineapple mojito by a chef named Jessica Foust and you wonder if you’re in the right place. You’re led to an elegant expanse of a room that is humongous by New York standards, as it snakes around to reveal a 180-degree view of New York’s skyline. You say, not bad.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Low omega-3 levels linked to decreased reading, memory performance

Higher blood levels of long-chain omega-3s, and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular, are associated with better reading and working memory performance, according to a new observational study conducted at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Turn your child’s challenges into milestones with the right nutrition

Raising preschool-aged children can either be exciting or exhausting. At age three to five, when they are at their most active, they try to explore and understand the world around them. The key is to always be there for them, guide them, and take the opportunity to steer them toward discoveries that can benefit them.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | 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 »

Natural vitamins are better than supplements


July is Nutrition Month. Various public and private groups are conducting campaigns to remind the public about the need for good nutrition and proper diet.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Regular breakfast makes for smarter kids

Studies show that children who eat breakfast regularly have an intellectual and verbal advantage over those who do not, according to Adi Timbol, public relations and communications manager of McDonald’s Philippines, which gave away thousands of free McMuffins on Monday, March 18, 2013, in celebration of National Breakfast Day.  PHOTO FROM MCDONALDS.COM.PH

You’ve heard nutritional experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Raising pets to wellness

Dr. Marco Ripoll, DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), Technical Manager, Animal Science, Inc. (Left) and Dr. Menandro Valerio, DVM, Fellow in Canine Medicine, Philippine College of Canine Practitioners (Right).

MANILA, Philippines – As cats and dogs step into more advanced life stages, their needs, from basic food to physical activity, will begin to change. Setting expectations and providing best care as they grow older will prove to be a challenge. However, by engaging in the right steps towards age and basic nutrition, the health [...]

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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  4. ‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems
  5. Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. Life lessons I want to teach my son
  8. Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript
  9. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  10. Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  5. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. This is not just a farm
  8. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  9. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  10. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
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  2. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  3. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
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  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  10. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer


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