Ancient Chinese Health Traditions

As we celebrate the Year of the Rat, let’s look at various ancient Chinese health practices that are still relevant today. Acupuncture The practice of placing needles on specific point on the body is the basic description of Acupuncture. Fine needles are inserted into...
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New Year, New You

Year after year, everyone makes their New Year’s resolutions. It’s only natural to do so because you desire or welcome changes for the incoming new year. Most of these resolutions either relate to going on a diet or to eat healthier in general. However, in...
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Surviving Christmas without Guilt

The Philippines is known for celebrating the holiday season like no other country. The celebration is not complete without food and merriment. Here are some tips to keep the extra pounds away without depriving yourself. Choose your Christmas Parties wisely There are...
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Smart Ways to Shape Up During Christmas Season

Come Christmas season, we generally let loose and let go of our diet and workout plans. However, one must bear in mind that whatever your body is after all the festivities will be the foundation you will have to work with once January hits. So if you can, opt to...
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Top 10 Diet Myths

1.     Skipping meals is a great way to lose weight. The absolutely worst thing you can do when trying to lose weight is to skip meals. Skipping meals can actually backfire on you because on the next meal, when you feel absolutely famished, you will have a tendency to...
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Meatless Monday: Myths and Facts

Meatless Monday: Myths and Facts   How did it start? Meatless Monday started as a World War 1 campaign to help ration and allocate key staples. Starting as “meatless Tuesdays”, it was done due to food production and distribution disruption brought about by the...
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TJ Manotoc’s Secret Life Hack is Baron Method

Article originally appeared here: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/11219-tj-manotoc-we-are-not-perfect-we-do-make-mistakes-but-the-key-is-having-a-growth-mindset?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Thrive&utm_content=thrive Thrive Global: What’s the first...
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4 Food Swaps Kids will Love

  Fast Food French Fries Even though people choose to believe that ordering French fries counts as their daily serving of vegetables, French fries from your favorite fast food chain is definitely not healthy. First, the oil used in frying the fries is usually...
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The Health Myth of Brown Sugar

We’re sure you’ve heard it before: “Use brown sugar, para mas healthy!” We hate to break it to you but brown sugar isn’t exactly what it seems. It’s white sugar, but with molasses added back in Yep. That’s what brown sugar is. It is basically white sugar that has...
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Five Local Food You Should Be Eating

In a country that is saturated with food chains and food products from abroad, it is no surprise why local food has taken a back seat. Often times, most Filipinos opt for sodas, burgers, etc. rather than trying indigenous (meaning, locally grown and harvested)...
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Nutrition: The Neglected Aspect of Sports (Part 1)

Every athlete dreams of racing their personal best. All preparations are made to ensure that they race to their limit. The expensive gear, hours and hours of training, topnotch coaching—these are usually what athletes spend their time and money on. But, what about... read more

5 alternatives for going Meat-Free

Meat has always been the go-to source of protein for people who want to build muscle. Meat, whether it is chicken, pork, beef, turkey, etc is good because it keeps satiety levels high. It contains high levels of muscle-building protein compared to other types of food.... read more

For Athletes: Should you go Paleo?

With Crossfit centers all over the metro, it is no surprise that some endurance athletes might have considered, at one point or another, to try the Paleolothic diet. The question is, does Paleo suit endurance athletes who also do Crossfit? Read the pros and cons of... read more

For Athletes: Tips for Eating Healthy On-the-Go

The biggest challenge for any athlete, or anyone who wants to be healthy for that matter, is what to eat when travelling. Not only do you miss the luxury of having home-cooked meals, frequently eating out can adversely affect your overall performance with any sport if... read more

To Eat or Not to Eat Before a Workout

Have you ever had that bloated feeling in your stomach during a workout? Chances are you ate too close to the start of your activity. Food that needs to be chewed has to go through your digestive track before it can be converted as glycogen to be used as energy. With... read more

How does water become toxic?

Our body is made up of about 60% water. Needless to say, water is essential for our survival. But what if the water you are drinking isn’t exactly good for you? Water, itself, doesn’t spoil or expire. It only becomes bad due to external factors. The container: Is your... read more

The “Evolution” of the Humble Egg

I’m sure you’ve heard it all: Eggs are good, eggs are bad, just eat the whites, chuck out the yolks, blah-blah-blah. But, what exactly is the premise behind each argument? The Ancel Keys experiment In the 1950s/1960s, a Physiologist from Minnesota conducted an... read more

Top Diet Myths Debunked (Part 3 of 3)

(Part 3 of 3) Everyone who has ever wished to be slimmer or healthier has encountered dieting myths without even knowing that it was a myth. In this 3-part article, you will learn what makes a dieting myth, a myth and what health and weight-loss habits you should be... read more

Top Diet Myths Debunked (Part 2 of 3)

(Part 2 of 3) Everyone who has ever wished to be slimmer or healthier has encountered dieting myths without even knowing that it was a myth. In this 3-part article, you will learn what makes a dieting myth, a myth and what health and weight-loss habits you should be... read more

Top Diet Myths Debunked (Part 1 of 3)

(Part 1 of 3) Everyone who has ever wished to be slimmer or healthier has encountered dieting myths without even knowing that it was a myth. In this 3-part article, you will learn what makes a dieting myth a myth, and what health and weight-loss habits you should be... read more

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

  It is every person’s dream to have a fast metabolism. But, did you know that despite aging, there are ways to naturally boost your metabolism? Here are 5 ways to do so.   Exercise Although this is a no-brainer, exercise must be included in the list because... read more

Salt of the Earth

For 90s kids, the jingle “mag iodized salt, iodized salt, iodized salt tayo!” is one of the most LSS-worthy songs they’ve heard on tv. Adding Iodine to salt was a result of REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8172 signed in 1995. Fastforward to today, most Filipinos still choose to use... read more