I’m a Naturalista Mom!

Did you notice that a lot of organic weekend markets, natural beauty products, detox juices, vegetarian restaurants are popping up lately? In this age of modern science and technology, it’s a bit ironic that people are also going back to basics and reconnecting with Mother Nature. Ironic, indeed but going natural is the best thing that we can do to our health and our environment.

At the Ascof Lagundi Naturalista Moms Garden Affair held at The Earth Kitchen in Katipunan, we were shown plenty of ways to live a simple and natural way of living. Eat healthy and organic salads for a healthier body, grow your own garden to for a greener earth, and upcycle/recycle/repurpose old stuff to minimize waste.

Some ways to start a simple and natural lifestyle

When it comes to my family’s health, I’m at the paranoid side of the spectrum, I want to treat the illness even at the early signs of symptoms. “Lista” is what they call it.  Of course, I turn to natural remedies first before loading up on chemical-based medicines.

Another naturalista mom, Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi, graced the event together with her twins, Cassy and Mavy, as the latest endorsers of Ascof Lagundi.

It’s great to know that at the onset of cough, Pascual Laboratories made use of the healing properties of Lagundi leaf, or Vitex Negundo leaf, and came up with Ascof Lagundi. Ascof is a natural and organic remedy for cough that dissolves phlegm the safe and natural way. It is approved by Food and Drug Administration as a home remedy drug and herbal medicine. Since it’s natural, there’s no side effects and no risk of overdose.

When I was 8 months pregnant with Gwen, I became so sickly and one of my illnesses is cough. I really can’t sleep at night, knowing that I can’t just take any medicines because of my condition, I consulted my OB and she prescribed a lagundi-based cough syrup too. I was free from cough after taking it fo3 2 to 3 days.

Ascof comes in tablet, capsule, syrup and sugar-free variants. For more information, visit http://ascof.com.ph/ or like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASCOFLagundi

Nuffnang Blogopolis 2013: #IntoTheWild

Last year’s Blogopolis was a success! This year, Nuffnang Blogopolis takes you to the information jungle. Key speakers will be discussing social media know-how and digital marketing and advertising trends. Blogopolis 2013 is a day-long event starting with plenary sessions in the afternoon, and a post-conference party at night where key influencers in the industry will be awarded. This event is open to everyone – bloggers, social media influencers, students, digital marketing officers, and advertisers, and anyone who is interested in the world of digital, particularly social media.

Here’s a list of speakers who will be sharing relevant digital marketing and social media insights:

  • Abe Olandres for The Cycle of Ads: How to Make Social Media Advertising Effective
  • Aisa Ipac, Ana Gonzales for Taking your Readers Offline: Successful Ways to Mount a Blog Event
  • Christine Dychiao for Blog Fund: 10 Ways to Guide Back Traffic to Your Blog Using Social Media
  • GooglyGooeys (Tippy & Pong Go) for The Media Kit: Creating a Compelling Blog and Social Media Proposal
  • Jeff Lo for Blog Thy Neighbor
  • Jim Paredes for The New Nation 2.0
  • Josh Villanueva for Youtube: The Next Frontier
  • Lori Baltazar for Podcasting 2.0: The Podcast is Alive
  • Chuckie and Yen Dreyfus for The Ultimate Selfie: How to Manage your Social Media Accounts
  • Aris Olea (Creator of ConjuRain), Macky Lopez (Gwiyomi “NasaannasiMikay?”), Claire Custodio (National University, Cheerquadron) for Going Viral

Blogopolis 2013 happens on November 16, 2013, Saturday, at Hotel Intercon in Makati. For tickets and more info, visit http://www.blogopolis.ph/.

My Dream Job in a Glass of Jolly Cow Fresh Milk campaign

I love school events! When I was still studying, it’s the time when students and teachers gather for extra-curricular activities but with a special purpose, either for charities, environmental cause or for personal development. When an invite from Jolly Cow Fresh Milk through Nuffnang Philippines came, which is to cover their My Dream Job in a Glass of Fresh Milk campaign in Angelicum College in Quezon City, I was super excited because I’d like to see how other children enjoyed school events.

Jolly Cow Fresh Milk set-up at Angelicum College’s gymnasium

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Good taste, great pairings with San Miguel Lifestyle Brews

Did you know that like wine, there are also certain food that can go well with beer? Beer pairings is what they are called. My husband, Jeff, is a beer fan, make it dark beer fan. His love affair with beer started even before we met, =).

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No downtimes with Playtex Gentle Glide tampons

I’ve been a sanitary napkin user ever since I got my period. Tampons were very alien to me and I got all the wrong information then. But post-pregnancy and some hormone-craziness, I tried Playtex Gentle Glide tampons for the solution to my problem. I’m thankful that I decided to give it a try, my life has never been the same.

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Meyerf Travel Pack: a must when travelling

Do you carry medicines with you when travelling or just whenever you leave the house? I do. I just carry a few for hyperacidity, headaches and LBM, and I also include my vitamins. Whenever I’m travelling locally, I also bring pretty much the same medicines but it depends on how many number of days I’ll be away. For international trips, I also make sure to add some pain relievers (for pains due to too much walking) and also Bengay. I remember the last time we were in Singapore and my Aunt needed to buy pain relievers, turns out that it’s not available there so she was forced to settle with another brand which she’s not familiar with.

This is why it’s very important to bring a medicine kit when travelling, include that on your things-to-bring when packing. To make life easier, Meyerf, a Filipino pharma company, introduced Meyerf Travel Pack. It’s a small medicine kit that houses all the 6 essential medicines like paracetamol, ascorbic acid, loperamide, mefenamic acid and carbocisteine. Fortunately, Meyerf Travel Pack takes the guesswork out of bringing the essential medicines when travelling.

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