Good Fats for Depression

Good Fats for Depression

Eat good fats to prevent Depression Eating more good fats and less bad fats helps avoid depression, Alzheimer’s and other inflammatory brain diseases. Fat – in general – is not an enemy to the brain.  In fact, almost 60% of the brain is made from fats, dietary fats. ...

Stay Healthy. MUFA More!

Stay Healthy. MUFA More!

Who wants Fats?  When we hear the word FAT, the reaction is usually unappealing and displeasing. Nowadays, we are living in a more health-conscious society (because of so many diseases  that are suddenly developing) and no one doesn’t want to get fat, to be labeled as...

A Fat Fact: Trans Fat can Shrink your Brain!

A Fat Fact: Trans Fat can Shrink your Brain!

With this busy-- almost no time out lifestyle that we have these days, there are many food choices made for our convenience. We can just dial any fast food for delivery if we are stuck in our office desk... Or we can just shoot that packed food from the grocery shelf...

7 Eating Habits to Manage your Mood

7 Eating Habits to Manage your Mood

Have you ever indulged in ice cream or cake when you are feeling down or upset? How about being stuck in traffic on your way to work without breakfast and suddenly felt “hangry” (Hungry+Angry)? Did you know that your energy level, your ability to think clearly and to...

How Food Affects How We Feel

How Food Affects How We Feel

Eating healthy food for the brain can help improve cognitive function, including memory, decision-making ability, mental response time, and mood. High-quality foods contain lots of vitamins and minerals that nourish the brain. They also provide essential fatty acids...

Depression is Treatable

Depression is Treatable

Scrolling in one of my social media accounts, I noticed unusual posts from a long time friend. We are not that close yet I’ve known her as a happy and optimistic person but this past few months she seems hopeless and lonely. She shares sad quotes, angry remarks, and...

Mediterranean Diet: What to Eat to Live to 100

Mediterranean Diet: What to Eat to Live to 100

Ever wonder what the food diet of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses was? The people of Greece, particularly in the island of Ikaria, is known to be one of the regions of the world where people tend to live unusually long and healthy lives in which it is normal for...

Staying Healthy while it’s Rainy

Staying Healthy while it’s Rainy

It’s so nice to sleep nowadays while cuddling your loved ones with the cool weather, not to mention me as a mom minimizing the use of electricity. (We’re not using the aircon for days now.) Here in the Philippines, starting the month of June, the rainy season has...

How To Change Your Diet to Improve Your Mood

How To Change Your Diet to Improve Your Mood

Mood depends on a multitude of things, from stress and clutter to sleeping habits and personal relationships. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to control your mood, one of which is changing up your eating habits. As explained in our previous post about...

How to Relieve the Pains of Dysmenorrhea

How to Relieve the Pains of Dysmenorrhea

Aching pain in your belly? Feeling of pressure and pain in your hips, lower back and inner thighs? I used to struggle with horrible Dysmenorrhea myself, and I can certainly sympathize with how frustrating this can be. There are days I can’t get up, thus, affecting all...

Secrets of My Breastfeeding Success

Secrets of My Breastfeeding Success

August is the birth month of my eldest and second child, and this month also marks my 6th year of motherhood and breastfeeding. Yes, 6 years of “incredible” motherhood. I can still remember day one: I was in the hospital awake for more than 24 hours with the baby I...

Mom’s Juicy Secret

Mom’s Juicy Secret

I know many moms will agree with me how tough it is to ask their kids to eat fruits and vegetables. It’s always a struggle every mealtime. (If your child loves to eat them, you’re one lucky momma!) But for some reasons, I wonder why it’s so hard to feed them fruits...

All By Myself

All By Myself

“Aargh!!!! Why is this happening to me?” These are the words that keep pounding on my head— like a constant music background every single day for months before it all sank in. It was the time of the year when both of our household help goes on their annual vacation...

Dengue: One Fatal Bite

Dengue: One Fatal Bite

"In 2016, our family was greatly affected by Dengue. My son, my daughter-in-law and my youngest child all exhibited the symptoms of high fever, severe headache and decreasing platelets. Oleia Oil applied on the body, head, arms and legs many times was very helpful....

Do You Have a Perfect Body Image?

Do You Have a Perfect Body Image?

Are you one of those who keeps looking in a "full-body" mirror, checking themselves left and right, inspecting for any changes now and then? Never to fail a single day who says "Ang taba taba ko na!" ("I'm so fat!") or "Mukha akong hanger sa damit ko" ("I look like a...

Mom’s Stress and Oleia Topical Oil

Mom’s Stress and Oleia Topical Oil

Mothers are innate to be caring. It is one trait that is also born of a mother when she gives birth to child. It is an automatic attribute to commit to nurture another human being from infancy to adulthood (and beyond!) and it comes with an additional load of stress,...

Can your Phone Determine your Personality?

Can your Phone Determine your Personality?

Smartphones rule the world. In fact, almost half of the world owns a smart phone and most of us use it in our everyday lives. From streaming and even when shopping, smart phones has become a part of our daily lives. While there are a lot of brands to choose from, they...

What’s Good and What’s Not in Breastfeeding

What’s Good and What’s Not in Breastfeeding

Do you want to know the secret to happy latching and successful breastfeeding? I will share to you today the things that will surely help every mom's breastfeeding journey: What is helpful Confidence or assuring yourself that you are capable of breastfeeding Build...

Win in Life! The importance of reading in every life stage

Win in Life! The importance of reading in every life stage

I am not a reader. Many people claim this statement as if it’s an honor badge or a title. However, a lot of us miss many things when we decide upon ourselves to avoid reading. Reading is both an art and a science, and it is sad to know that a lot of us lost this...

Meditation: An Effective Way to Beat Stress and Worries

Meditation: An Effective Way to Beat Stress and Worries

Meditation is something that some people consider to be a religious thing for certain cultures, but that isn’t always the case. Meditating can be beneficial to anyone who wants to do it, because it helps you clear your mind and de-stress a especially during these...

Meditative Breathing for Optimal Health

Meditative Breathing for Optimal Health

Stressed Out? Try a form of body and mind exercise... meditation. It involves meditative breathing that surely works to relieve stress, tension, anxiety and worry. Meditation is important for anyone who wants to maintain an optimal level of physical, emotional, and...

What’s Good and What’s Not in Breastfeeding

What’s Good and What’s Not in Breastfeeding

Do you want to know the secret to happy latching and successful breastfeeding? I will share to you today the things that will surely help every mom's breastfeeding journey: What is helpful Confidence or assuring yourself that you are capable of breastfeeding Build...

Itchy, Dry Baby Skin?

Itchy, Dry Baby Skin?

You don’t want to see any red, hot spots or dryness on their skin, that’s why it is really frustrating every time your babies scratches and slowly becomes irritable.

One BOOBStacular Day

One BOOBStacular Day

This one of kind gathering of breastfeeding moms also featured natural parenting talks and and an inspirational talk from ARUGAAN chair Nanay Ines Fernandez. Truly, this event gave all the breastfeeding mothers a 100% satisfaction, enjoyable and lovable costume party for the whole family.

How to Give Baby a Massage

How to Give Baby a Massage

Baby massage has many benefits and is a wonderful way for you to bond with your baby. Here are some points on what to do before massaging your little one.

Baby Massage and its Benefits

Baby Massage and its Benefits

Finally, your little one is sleeping soundly in your arms after your long personal-choreographed dance. You now put her down and voila! She cries. You pick her up again and just like magic she is wide awake and smiling again. It’s how soothing the power of your touch...

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