Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tips for Parents Hiring a Nanny

In our fast-paced lifestyle, whether you are a freelancer, business owner or in a corporate world, some parents really need extra hands to keep things in order and on this case, to keep the children safe and well taken care of, so that you could do more of the stuff that would bring money in the house, or you could finally slip in to your PJs and snooze away that extra sleep you are daydreaming about the entire week.
Whatever reasons you have, looking for a set of extra hands is quite unnerving specially when it comes to finding the right person for the children. The mere thought of leaving your family to a virtual stranger can be very daunting and overwhelming and yes, finding a nanny is like finding a Significant Other – it will take time, effort and a lot of dating (if you consider interviews as such) and you’ll know you have finally found the one and hopefully your forever when your hearts beat as one, in this case, her perspective to what is to happen (including the arrangements or the process of how things will go) is aligned to yours. Relax, take a deep breath and learn the basics when interviewing a potential nanny for your home.
Break the Ice. Tell her about your family. Who she will be taking care of. How you what to get things done. The everyday must-do and the no-nos. Personally, it is to your advantage to make them feel like they are family members too. Your trust to the nanny and her (nanny’s) real personal interest to the children will sprout from this.
Ask about her background. Aside from valid IDs, Police Clearance and Birth Certificate, and other significant official documents, you also need to learn about her background – her family, her educational attainment and religious belief. This way you could assess whether your family values will fit with her smoothly.
The Payroll. No matter how you want to pay your nanny, you have to let her know right away. You should also consider whether or not you will provide her necessities like food, cable, internet connection, phone and other utilities and personal hygiene products. Be clear if it’s ok or not with you to have her visitors visit and stay overnight. Will you provide her a separate space, will you let her use your appliances like washing machine, iron, refrigerator, pool, and bathtub? Do you have house curfew and also, don’t forget to talk about her benefits including her day offs, whether she wants to have one flexible day or fixed? Also discuss the limits of cash advances.
Stay Safe. Trusting someone is a huge sacrifice and being trusted is a great responsibility. But just to make sure, you have to secure your children’s safety. If possible, install a CCTV camera on your home. To tell the nanny about it is up to you of course, but knowing that she can be seen always will make a huge difference. Can’t afford? If your children are big enough to understand, talk to them privately about their stay with the nanny while you are away or just like what I said earlier, ask for a police clearance, or quietly do a criminal record check. If you are still too skeptical about it, ditch the blind date and go to a reliable nanny agency! That way, you won’t hope the odds be in your favor, it will surely do!
Established in 1989, Nannies Incorporated offers extra hands for families seeking help of a nanny – maternity nurse, house nanny, governess. They have office in London, Paris and Dubai but their services are worldwide. Their mission? To make you confident that your child is in safe hands.
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Check Nannies Incorporated Official Website: www.nanniesinc.com
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Just remember, having nannies are more than hiring services, they deserved to be treated as family members because they give care and comfort to our very own children and family members in times of our needs like sickness and they’ll be there to witness your family’s special occasions, too. They will take care of your family (assistance) to take care of their own family (financially), too.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Let The River Rest



On July 1, a bus full of artists & filmmakers will close the Puerto Princesa Underground River for three days. During those days, they will try to sell 3,600 passes to the river by driving from North to South of Mainland Palawan and continously upload videos of performances at stopovers and collaborations with the locals on Instagram to encourage buyers and Palawenyos to join the #PositiveValues Instagram video contest that can make them win US$3600 worth of Palawan adventure or Php360,000 film grant.

With a purchase of US$30 or Php1500 and not going to the river, one not only becomes a lifetime member of www.Facebook.com/isDaRevolutionPhilippines and be eligible to participate in all future events and contests of the organization but will also be able to sponsor one Palawan artist to the organization. (US$10 or Php500 only for Palawan residents until July 3.)

This is the #LetTheRiverRest Int'l Film Festival & New Media Convergence 2016. A project on PerCent Integrated Marketing Communications through its IsDa Revolution (Indie Support and Development Advocacy) Project in cooperation with CasaNieves.tv, The Palawan Heritage Center, WhenInManila.com, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development & the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River & National Park. 

This years proceeds will be used as seed money to build the FilipiNow Theater, a state-of-the-art theater by the Underground River that will exclusively screen content and exhibit works produced by the members of IsDa Revolution.

Unli Check-ups for 500

How far can your P500 go when visiting a doctor's office for check-ups? With MediCard Health Check Card, you can get unlimited consultations with doctors plus discounts on laboratory tests for only P500!

The MediCard Health Check Card is an offering from MediCard Philippines a leading HMO provider in the country, to help Filipinos get regular health check-ups and preventive health care services at an affordable price point. "MediCard believes in the importance of a regular doctor's visit to maintain good health. However, some families can't afford consultations and lab tests. That's why we offer the MediCard Health Check Card as a smart way for Pinoys to take charge of their health without taking a heavy toll on their budget, "says Luis Montoya, SVP for Strategic Planning of MediCard Philippines.

For a one-time payment of P500, MediCard Health Check cardholders are entitled to a one-year unlimited consultations with MediCard primary care physicians, including general practitioners, internists, family doctors, pediatricians, and ob-gynaecologists. Consultations with MediCard specialists, like ENT doctors, ophthalmologists and rehab medicine physicians, are available for a flat rate of only P350.

MediCard Health Check cardholders can also avail themselves of the annual physical examination (APE), which covers comprehensive physical exam, complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, fecalysis, and chest X-ray. In addition, they can get a 20% discount on all laboratory and diagnostics procedures.

All MediCard Health Check Card benefits may be availed from Mondays thru Friday's and by appointment at the MediCard free-standing clinic where the card was purchased. There is no age limitation and no pre-acceptance medical exam to avail of the card. Membership is good for one (1) year.

To apply for a MediCard Health Check Card, simply visit or call MediCard free-standing clinics at the MediCard Lifestyle Center, King's Court II, McKinely Hill, Centris, Fairview, Ortigas, Alabang, Imus, Sta.Rosa, Calamba, SM Clark. Cebu and Sta.Lucia. For more information, go to http://www.medicardsphils.com/office-clinics.


 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, June 27, 2016

MediCard offers food intolerance testing



Do you feel bloated or suffer headaches after eating certain food items? Your body may be "secretly" reacting to the food you have just eaten. It is also possible that some of the recurring health issues you have been experiencing are caused by certain food that your body cannot tolerate.

According to Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, a leading health maintenance organization, "food intolerance, unlike food allergy, manifests symptoms gradually, usually 72 hours to a few days after eating the offending food. It may cause different inflammatory symptoms which may affect different organs of the body and manifests as weight gain, bloating, migraine, body aches and pains including joint pains, PMS, depression etc. These can also become worse over time and may lead to more serious health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and the likes, if ignored." Due to food intolerance' delayed onset to manifest in the body, it is difficult to trace the root cause which is often just the food you are intolerant to.

MediCard has recently introduced FoodPrint,the most advanced and comprehensive food intolerance testing, to its members. This food intolerance test from the UK helps identify the food groups that trigger health problems. It involves exposing your body to 220 food items then taking a pin-prick sample of your blood for analysis. The test is a preventive measure and lifestyle modification tool. Knowing what food your body cannot tolerate can help you get rid of the symptoms and prevents the development of other diseases, like cancer and diabetes.

Food intolerance is a detrimental reaction of the body after ingesting certain food and beverages, which usually triggers a mild inflammatory reaction of the gut and digestive problems, like diarrhea and constipation. Its other symptoms include migraines, mod dines, and tiredness at certain times of the day, and difficulty losing weight.

MediCard offers a discounted rate for the Food intolerance Test - PHP 11,400 for MediCard members and PHP 12,000 for non-member until July 31, 2016 only. After the test, you will be given a personalized food report and dietary guidebook.

The innovative service is offered at the MediCard Lifestyle Center, a first-of-its-kind wellness center in Makati, and at the MediCard clinics in Centris, EDSA and Alabang. To avail of the service, call the MediCard Lifetime Center at (02) 894-5720 or 878-5101, MediCard Centris, EDSA at (02) 920-5164 or 775-4629, and MediCard Alabang at (02) 850-3209 or 807-9219.

For more information about food intolerance testing, visit www.medicardphils.com and the MediCard Philippines Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MEDICard.Philippines.


My baby's photo album










Baby grows so fast. For me, keeping your baby's photo is soooo important. You can open the photo album reminscing the moments with your baby. Smiling and laughing at the pictures. Realizing how cute and adorable your baby is! So, I bought a Baby photo album, get the pictures from my ultrasound and cut it out, I printed the photos from my mobile cellphone and guess what? I also put our first family picture, when he's still in my tummy! I also include the picture when we arrived at the Hospital and my remembrance when I'm lying down, waiting for me to pop! 

I arranged the photos accordingly. From our first family photo, when he's still in my tummy. When we arrived at the Hospital and when I'm lying down, waiting for my baby to come out. I really didn't forget to take a picture even though I'm in pain! Haha! (Sabi ko, kailangan ko to' sa album ni baby)  

I'm not yet done in my baby's album. My baby is 9 months only and I have a lots and lots of photos to print and to take. So, make a time for this and you'll love doing and arranging too!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

60% of patients with heart disease fail to comply with theirmedication, study shows


For patients with cardiovascular disorders, adherence to medication goes a long way in ensuring that their health is in its tiptop condition. However, 60 percent of these patients are not complying with the medication as prescribed by their doctors, according to a study.

Published in the American Heart Association, the study revealed that non adherence to medication remains to be a major problem for cardiovascular patients, often leading to poor clinical outcomes, frequent hospitalizations, and increased mortality.

To prevent the worst consequences of heart disease, expert says that religious compliance to medication should be a top priority—starting from curbing the risk factors associated with the disorder.


“One of the risk factors for developing heart disease is having high blood cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of formation of plaques and atherosclerosis,” said Dr. Amado Nazal, medical director of Pharex HealthCorp. “If our patients will comply with their medication from the moment their doctors instructed them to lower their cholesterol levels, then we will be able to keep their condition from worsening.”

He added, “We believe that many patients fail to adhere to their medication because of the costs that come with it. However, medication need not be expensive. This is why at Pharex, we provide optimum health assistance to these patients through maintenance medicines that are not only of high quality but also affordable.”

Pharex HealthCorp., the most prescribed brand of medicines, offers quality maintenance medicines that are designed to help curb high cholesterol levels at an affordable price.


With Pharex’s 15-day Compliance Pouch for Cholesterol, patients will be able to comply with their medication to prevent tendencies of having chronic cardiovascular diseases.

“Fat as a result of bad cholesterol can build up on the walls of your heart’s arteries, which suppresses the smooth blood circulation that’s crucial to our body system’s functions,” Nazal said.

When arteries are narrowed down or blocked, the heart will not be able to pump blood to the other parts of the body, Nazal added. “Too much cholesterol weakens our heart, therefore putting to risk our lives.”

“With the new Pharex 15-day Compliance Pouch for Cholesterol, we are assuring patients of three things: first, they can conveniently bring their medicine whenever and wherever they go as it is packed in a resealable foil pouch. Second, it’s affordable and accessible to leading drugstores nationwide.Lastly, healthcare professionals proved and tested the effectiveness of the medicine, making it a top choice for people who have high cholesterol levels,” said Nazal.

Nazal concluded, “Failure to comply with medication could cost our lives more than we realize. Now that the new Compliance Pouch for Cholesterol is here, patients will be more able to improve the quality of their lives without the added costs.”

The new Pharex Compliance Pouch is available in all leading drugstores. For more
information, please contact 4338088 (local 820).

COSMO SKIN GSE (Grape Seed Extract)



What is Grape Seed Extract?
Grape Seed Extract is derived from the ground-up seeds of red wine grapes. It is used as traditional treatment for number of diseases in Europe for thousand of years. It contains a powerful substance known as Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins.

Why do we need to take grape seed extract?
There's strong evidence that grape seed extract is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions. Grape seed extract may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol. Grape seed extract reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes. Grape seed extract also aids in the maintenance of a healthy blood sugar level.
Many people are interested in grape seed extract because it contains antioxidants. These are substances that protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases.

Take Control of your Heart and Blood Sugar.
Reduces High Blood Sugar Level.
Assists in maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Lowers Bad Cholesterol or LDL.
Lowers Triglycerides.
Powerful Antioxidant.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Learn #HowToBreakup in Single/Single Episode 7

Joee and Joey, played by Shaina Magdayao and Matteo Guidicelli deal with break-up blues.

Heartaches and pain are inevitable in every relationship. But such experiences impart valuable lessons and opportunities to help us become better individuals.

Yup, break-ups tend to make people melodramatic but the 7th episode of Single/Single season 2 goes beyond the drama me takes viewers into a whirlwind of emotions. Be ready to laugh and cry as the lead characters, Joee and Joey, played by Shaina Magdayao and Matteo Guidicelli respectively, struggle with different kinds of break-ups.

In the previous episode, Joee finally admitted to herself that her feelings have waned for Steve, JC Santos' character. Steve tries hard to turn a blind eye on all the signs that their relationship is doomed; he continues to woo her. But Joee has finally mustered the courage to tell the truth - she and Steve have to break-up. How will he take it? Will he continue to fight for love or will he let her go?

Joey, on the other hand, finds himself often arguing with his mom, Bianca, played by Cherie Gil, when it comes to managing Bistro Bajo. These little fights are starting to impinge on their mother-son relationship. Deep inside, both know that their partnership has to end but who will have the courage to break-up first?

Join your favorite Single/Single characters as they confront themselves and their relationships in 
learning #HowToBreakup. Don't miss out on this inspiring episode of Single/Single, the award-winning series of PhilStarTV and Cinema One.

Catch out the show every Sunday, 10PM on Cinema One with replays on Wednesdays, 8:30pm and Saturdays, 9pm. Past episodes can also be viewed on philstartv.com For more updates, visit Facebook.com/SingleSingleC1 and follow @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram.


PREGROE Thickening Shampoo



With its organic-based active ingredients, Pregroe shampoo is specially designed to make strands healthier, thicker, and fuller. Recommended for those with limp and thinning hair. Pregroe shampoo also averts hair loss by stimulating the growth of hair follicles and impending dandruff from appearing on the scalp.

It has:
Rosemary Extract
-Soothes and conditions dry and flaky scalp.
-Slows down premature hair loss.
-Stimulates hair growth.

Seaweed Extract
-Heals and strengthens hair strands.
-Helps repair damage while restoring health and resilence to the hair.
-Ensure that your mane is protected from split ends, drying and brittleness.

Climbazole
-Superior anti-dandruff agent.
-Prevents dandruff-causing fungi (pytyrosporum ovale) from occur g on the hair.

Aloe Vera
-Deeply conditions and protects hair.
-Makes hair healthier, thicker, and stronger, preventing hair breakage.
-Enzymes contained in Aloe Vera also promote hair growth, inhibit hair loss, and shield hair from harmful UV rays.

D-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5)
-Penetrates and repairs hair shaft.
-Guarantees moisture retention.
-Intensely promotes elasticity and softness in hair.

Chamomile Extract
-Known for its soothing and softening effects.
-Conditions hair, giving shine and luster to your tresses.
-Protects the scalp and prevents dandruff.

Silicone
-Helps bind moisturizing ingredients to the hair shaft, making the hair look and feel polished and sleek.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

4Life ENUMMI NIGHT RECOVERY CREAM



Night cream works hard while you sleep to rejuvenate, retain moisture, and reduce the signs of aging. Wake up to a refreshed and luminous complexion.

-Includes a moisture-rich complex that provides hydration and humectants to help skin retain its natural  moisture barrier
-Fortifies the skin against environmental stresses with antioxidants
-Rejuvenates and improves skin's radiance while you sleep
-Contains UltraFactor XF and OvoFactor

Enummi Skin Care is the only complete skin care system that includes 4life Transfer Factor. This product is packed with natural botanicals, antioxidant support, and proven ingredients that give your skin the hydration, nourishment, and protection it needs.

For more information, please visit my website: www.4life.com/9106467
Contact no.: 0925-5242513 - Elizabeth Alcones (International Distributor)


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

4Life ENUMMI LIFE C SERUM


Combines vitamin C and other botanicals to help energize sallow and tired-looking skin, improve texture and luminosity, diminish the appearance of age spots, and give the skin protection it needs.

-Helps brighten skin, improve overall skin tone, and diminish the appearance of age spots with vitamin C and other botanicals
-Delivers potent antioxidants to defend against the elements
-Energizes tired skin for a more luminous complexion
-Contains UltraFactor XF and OvoFactor

This luxurious serum delivers potent antioxidants and botanicals to tired skin for more luminous complexion and leaves skin feeling remarkably soft and smooth.

Enummi Skin Care is the only complete skin care system that includes 4life Transfer Factor. This product is packed with natural botanicals, antioxidant support, and proven ingredients that give your skin the hydration, nourishment, and protection it needs.

For more information, please visit my website: www.4life.com/9106467
Contact no.: 0925-5242513 - Elizabeth Alcones (International Distributor)

4Life ENUMMI PROTECTIVE DAY MOISTURIZER



Moisturizing has many benefits, such as helping to provide soft, supple skin, but most important it provides vital protection. The SPF 15 in Enummi Protective Day Moisturizer provides broad spectrum protection, while nutrients and antioxidants create a moisture barrier to leave your skin hydrated, nourished, and protected.

-Defends with certified SPF 15 broad spectrum sun protection 
-Provides hydration and creates a moisture barrier
-Provides antioxidants to the skin for excellent protection 
-Contains UltraFactor XF and OvoFactor

Enummi Skin Care is the only complete skin care system that includes 4life Transfer Factor. This product is packed with natural botanicals, antioxidant support, and proven ingredients that give your skin the hydration, nourishment, and protection it needs.

For more information, please visit my website: www.4life.com/9106467
Contact no.: 0925-5242513 - Elizabeth Alcones (International Distributor)


What is BIO-OIL?



Bio-Oil
is a specialist skincare product formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It's unique formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil is also highly effective for ageing and dehydrated skin.

Formulation

The Bio-Oil formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. Oil, being oxygen-free, allows the plant extracts and vitamins to retain their potency.

Bio-Oil contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil which changes the formulation's overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts is absorbed into the skin.

Bio-Oil has undergone safety assessments in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cosmetic Products. The toxicological profile, chemical structure, level of inclusion and total level of daily exposure of each ingredient used has been assessed and deemed safe for use (including for use by pregnant women). 

Uses

Scars - helps improve the appearance of both new and old scars.

Stretch Marks - helps reduce the possibility of stretch marks forming during pregnancy, teenage growth spurts and periods of rapid weight gain, and helps improve the appearance of existing stretch marks.

Uneven skin tone - helps improve the appearance of pigmentation marks and blemishes caused by hormonal fluctuations, skin lighteners or excessive sun exposure.

Ageing Skin - helps smooth and tone ageing and wrinkled skin on both the face and body.

Dehydrated Skin - helps supplement the skin's natural oils, stripped away by factors such as extreme weather, water with a high chemical content, frequent bathing and the drying effects of central heating and air conditioning.

Baby's first bath



Bathing can be a fun bonding experience for you and your baby. Most babies love bath time and while it may take a few baths to get the hang of it, you'll be a pro in no time. 

MOM TIPS

-Try sponge bathing until your newborn's umbilical stump falls off. This helps keeps it dry and helps it heal.

-Once the umbilical area is healed, you can try placing your baby directly in the water, you might find this easiest in a baby bath, sink or plastic tub lined with a clean towel.

-Use warm water. You can check with your elbow first in case it's too hot.

-Make sure wash cloths, soap and towel are in easy reach as you will need to hold baby at all times.

-After the bath, pat your baby dry, making sure to gently dry between the folds of the skin.

-When she/he is clean and dry, put on a fresh diaper, pick her up for a cuddle and take in that wonderful smell of a freshly bathed newborn -it's the best.

When it comes to mew to taking care of your baby's umbilical stump, keep these tips in mind:

-Dab the stump with a clean, wet cotton ball or swab at every diaper change.

-Pay special attention to the area at the base of the cord, nearest to the belly button. Wipe gently but thoroughly to clean out any moist debris that may have collected there.

-Be sure to allow air to reach the cord stump.

-If you notice redness or discharge from the stump, consult your baby's health care provider.



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

HANDMADE MASTERPIECES




  Stylish handcrafted shoes using the world's finest leather 
    and highest quality materials from Via Venetto. 


This season, put your best foot forward with stylish and elegant shoes that match today's competitive trends, are functional enough to keep up your active lifestyle and comfortable enough for you to enjoy all of the season's activities, both indoor and outdoor, for work and leisure.

Via Venetto provides the style, functionality and comfort to complete the perfect look you're aiming for. As an artisan in the shoe industry in the Philippines, Via Venetto prides in creating only quality footwear fatto a mano using the world's finest leather and highest quality materials. It's products are handcrafted with years of experience and innovation, adapting to the latest style and trend.

Aiming for a sexy yet innocent look! Go evening pumps or be a head turner with some posh pillars. You can also be stylish with some high wedges or slingbacks. Of course, your outdoor look would not be complete without the comfort of flat shoes and sandals. Walk along the shoreline with a classy yet sturdy sandals or tone down your edgy professional look with comfortable doll shoes. Whatever you feel like wearing, Via Venetto can provide it for you.

Let your reigns free in rediscovery and new adventure. And while you're at it, flaunt the perfect look that expresses the real you. All it takes is to reward yourself with the right shoes and you know you can conquer the world.


Visit Via Venetto stores at Greenbelt 1, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and SM Megamall. For inquiries, you may contact them at Phone: 63 28926334; Telefax: 63 28432725; or visit http://viavenetto-phil.co




Baby's first small sleeps



It's been a long day a the hospital. Your new baby is probably s giggling up to you for his first small sleeps and he'll be at it for a while.

During the first few weeks, newborns can sleep up to 16 -20 hours a day in 3-4 hour stretches.

Make sure they sleep safely and peacefully by:
-Placing baby to sleep on her back on a firm surface.
-Keeping extras like pillows, stuffed animals, and comforters out of the crib.
-Sleeping near baby but not in the same bed.
-Maintaining room temperature at the low to mid twenties cel is (around 22C) or around 70F.

MOM TIPS
-Help your baby to learn the difference between night and day by keeping light dimmed during the night and bright during the day.
-Always feed and change baby's diaper right before bed.
-Newborns spend so much time on their baca sleeping so it's important to give them plenty of time on their tummies, or in an upright position when they are awake.
-Avoid unnecessary wake ups by choosing a diaper that's comfortable and gives lasting dryness, like Pampers Premium Care.

Your newborn will need to eat approximately every three hours, around the clock. But don't worry, over time she will learn to go longer between feeds and sleep longer overnight (with a few naps during the day). Here is a rough guide to sleep by age:

Newborn:  16-20 hours per day
6 weeks:   15-16 hours per day
4 months:  9-12 hours plus 2 naps
6 months:  11 hours plus 2 naps
9 months:   11-12 hours plus 2 naps

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Feeding Baby for the First Time


    My newborn baby Jamiel :) 

Within the first hour in your arms, your baby will be ready for their first feed. Whether you choose to breastfeed or not, you are going to spend a lot of time feeding your baby over the first few weeks and months. 

Breastfeeding can be the most natural thing in the world but it isn't always the easiest. It may take time for both you and your baby to get used to. Remember, it's the first time for both of you.

Your first breast milk is a special substance called colostrum. It's a yellowish fluid full of protein and immunity-boosting antibodies great for baby.

Breastfeeding can be difficult so try not to get too worried, talk to a doctor or a lactation consultant for help. If breastfeeding isn't for you, there are great milk formula alternatives available. The important thing is that your baby gets the nutrition she/he needs. 

MOM TIPS

-A good latch is key. Wait until your baby's mouth is open wide and then help her latch. The areole should be in the baby's mouth. The squeezing action on the areole is what releases the milk. If it doesn't feel right, use your finger to break the suction and try again.

-Each breastfeed typically lasts between 20-45 minutes every 3 hours.

-Check if baby is eating enough by tracking how long you nursed, on which breaks, and count their wet diapers. In the first few days, there should be 1-3 wet diapers per day. A diaper with a urine activated wetness indicator can help with this.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pampers Premium Care New Baby



How to choose the first diaper:

1. Absorbency- a good diaper keeps wetness away from baby's skin helping to protect against irritation, rashes and chafing.

2. Softness and Stretch - a soft surface and stretchy sides gently protect baby's delicate skin and comfort lay adjusts to her/his shape.

3. A wetness indicator - a line on the diaper that turns from yellow to blue letting you know when it may be time for a change.

4. Shaped for newborns - a cutout on the front of the diaper that goes around the umbilical stump, keeping it dry and exposed to air to help it heal.

5 Star Skin Protection Specially Designed for Newborns

1. Ultra Stretchy Sides - fits new baby's shape for ultimate comfort and leakage protection

2. Ultra Dry Skin Protection - Absorbs and locks away wetness and new baby runny mess

3. Utra Soft - European imported silky soft material

4. Ultra Breathable - lets fresh air in to keep baby's skin comfortable

5. Wetness Indicator - Turns yellow to blue to let you know it's time to change 



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Preparing for the Hospital

Start packing about two weeks before your due date to make sure you're ready for baby's big arrival. Here are some suggestions on what to bring with you.

Checklist:

For you:
-2 front opening nightdresses for breastfeeding
-A few pairs of comfortable underwear 
-Heavy duty sanitary pads
-A shawl or dressing gown
-Slippers or flip flops
-Breast pads & nursing bras
-A feeding cover (if you are expecting visitors)
-Your phone and charger
-Toiletries and cosmetics
-Lip balm
-Comfortable outfit to wear home
-Body lotion or massage oil
-Hospital files/notes
-Birth plan (if you have one)

For your baby:
-3 full-body onesies that fasten up the front
- Socks, mittens, and hat
-Going-home outfit, including a hat and blanket
-Baby wipes 
-About 20-30 diapers made especially for newborns like Pampers Premium Care to give your baby 5 Star Skin Protection

For your husband:
-Snacks
-His phone and charger
-A change of clothing & toiletries
-Camera and charger



    Me with my hubby, while waiting for the elevator. I'm nervous but soooo excited to see my baby! :)

4life ENUMMI REFRESHING TONER



Nourishes your skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and vital moisture to bring your skin into balance and prepare it for nutrient-rich treatments.

-Fortifies skin with natural humectants to retain hydration and moisture.
-Restores path balance and clears impurities and dead skin cells from the skin.
-Promotes a smooth, fresh,and radiant complexion.
-Contains UltraFactor XF (Transfer Factor).

Did you know?
Applying toner restores skin's proper pH, adds moisturizing ingredients, and prepares skin for target products.

Enummi Skin Care is the only complete skin care system that includes 4life Transfer Factor. This product is packed with natural botanicals, antioxidant support, and proven ingredients that give your skin the hydration, nourishment, and protection it needs.

For more information, please visit my website: www.4life.com/9106467
Contact no.: 0925-5242513 - Elizabeth Alcones (International Distributor)



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

4Life CARDIO



A heart-healthy combo of Targeted Transfer Factor (What is Transfer Factor? Click the link:  http://elinessete.blogspot.com/2016/06/what-is-transfer-factor.html) and over 26 vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Feautures Targeted Transfer Factor which educates immune cells and provides support for a healthy heart and proper cardio-vascular function. Supports healthy blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and homocysteine levels. Contains a proprietary blend that includes:

-Co-Q10
-Resveratol
-Ginger oil
-Red rice yeast
-Transfer Factor
-Ginko Biloba
-Garlic
-Hawthorn
-Butcher's broom
-Vitamin A, B, E, B6, B12
-Copper
-Folate
-Magnesuim
-Niacin
-Potassium 
-Selenium
-Zinc

Best for:

-High blood pressure
-High cholesterol 
-Stroke
-Memory enhancement
-Erectile dysfunction 
-Atherosclerosis
-Angioplasty
-Bypass surgery
-Palpitations
-Paralysis
and many more!

For more information, please visit my website: www.4life.com/9106467
Contact no: 0925-5242513 - Elizabeth Alcones (International Distributor)



PERKY PANCAKES USING MOTT'S 100% APLLE JUICE



Makes 10 servings
150 kcal per serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons apple sauce 
Carbohydrates 24g
Protein 3G
Fat 1g
Fiber 1.2g

Ingredients for the pancake batter:
-1 1/2 cups aall purpose flour
-1 cup blended carrots or 250g carrots, raw
-1/2 cup milk
-2 eggs
-1/8 cup Mott's 100% Apple Juice
-6 tablespoon grated cheese
-4 tablespoons brown sugar
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-pinch of salt

Ingredients for the apple sauce:
-1 cup of Mott's Apple Juice
-1/4 cup of honey
-1/2 cup of apple, cubed

Preparation:
1. Combine carrots, eggs, milk, water, sugar and salt. Mix together using a blender of food processor.
2. No a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and grated cheese. Add to the blended carrots.
3. Grease preheated pan with cooking spray.
4. Pour a small scoop of batter in the middle of the pan until it forms a round shape. Cook for about two minutes on each side.
5. To make the apple sauce, cook the apple juice with honey on a saucepan until the mixture thickens to desired consistency.
6. Add the apple cubes and cook for about one minute.
7. Remove from heat and pour onto the pancakes.

DERMCARE PROFESSIONAL GLUTATHIONE WHITENING SOAP




Dermcare Professional Glutathione Whitening Soap contains L-glutathione, Vitamin C and Alpha Lipoic Acid. These active ingredients when combined, it's easily penetrate the skin and helps in achieving healthy skin and body. Glutathione Soap does not only whiten the skin, it nourishes and protects the skin from free radicals in the fastest and safest way. With regular use, a youthful, brighter, more even skin tone, and healthier skin awaits you. 



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

RELIV NOW WITH LUNA RICH



NUTRITION MADE SIMPLE

Your body needs an incredible array of proteins, vitamins and minerals to function at its best. To maintain health, all of these ingredients must be balanced through proper nutrition.

Unfortunately, busy lifestyles and poor food choices make it nearly impossible for most of us to receive the micronutrients we need to preserve this natural balance. That's why so many physicians and nutriotionist recommend food supplements as part of our daily diet. Reliv Now with Luna Rich provides all the nutritional support you've been looking for in a convenient, easy-to-use product. Excellent daily nutrition just doesn't get any simpler!

THE BURDEN OF NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES 

Research shows that many Filipinos don't have much access to fresh, nutritious and diverse foods such as vegetables, fruits and grains. This limitation forces us to rely on readily available, convenient and processed foods that are loaded with chemicals, preservatives and other harmful ingredients. The result? More and more undernourished children are being born and a significant number of adults acquire non-communicable or lifestyles-related diseases such as heart problems, hypertension, diabetes, among others.

Inadequate nutrition can leave you feeling tired and depressed. Even marginal deficiencies of minerals and vitamins have been shown to affect immunity, slowing down your body's ability to heal itself and leaving you less able to fight off viruses and infections.

FEEL YOUR BEST THROUGH ADVANCED NUTRITION 

Reliv Now bridges the nutritional gap created by poor lifestyle and eating choices. It is precisely designed to help enhance one's overall wellbeing by providing optimal levels of nutrition in addition to the food we eat.

RELIV NOW goes beyond a standard multivitamin pill, giving you more of everything your body needs everyday to function at its best.

VITAMINS & MINERALS: contains more vitamins and minerals than leading multivitamin pills, in an easily absorbable liquid form. You get double the amount of vitamins B and E, and as much as eight times the vitamin C. In addition, Reliiv Now delivers higher levels of essential minerals such as copper, zinc and calcium.

ANTIOXIDANTS: provid w many antioxidants not found in popular vitamin brands, including patented Pycnogenol -- one of the most cutting-edge ingredients available today. More than 170 studies have demonstrated Pycnogenol's ability to fight free radical damage, improve blood circulation and lower blood glucose, among other benefits.

PROTEIN: packs a powerful protein punch. Doctors recommend 50 grams of protein daily, but most multivitamins contain none. Reliv Now gives you 7 grams per serving of the highest-quality,healthy soy protein available.

LUNARICH: Reliv's exclusive LunaRich soy powder contains five to ten times the bioactive lunasin of ordinary soy powders. It can improve your health by aiding cholesterol management, weight loss, building stronger bones and muscles, addressing women's health issues and more. 

For more information, please visit this website: www.relivasiapacific.com.ph
Contact no.: 0925-5242513 - Elizabeth Alcones (Independent Distributor)


MOTT'S ALE MOCKTAIL


Makes 1 serving
65 Kcal per serving

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup Mott's 100% Apple Juice
-1/2 cup Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water
-1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
-3 to 5 basil leaves

Preparation:

1. In a saucepan, boil Mott'ss 100% Apple juice with ginger.
2. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Strain mixture and remove chopped ginger.
4. Add 1/2 cup of chilled Gerolsteiner sparkling mineral water.
5. Add basil leaves. Stir and serve immediately.

4Life ENUMMI FACIAL CLEANSER



Gently washes away dirt, makeup, and debris without stripping your skin of natural moisture for a fresh clean complexion.

-Features herbal extracts and vitamins to hydrate and replenish while cleansing.
-Includes a botanical blend me to make daily care a soothing ritual.
-Gently cleanses to help maintain fresh, soft skin.

Apply a generous amount of cleanser and massage in small circular motions, always moving upward and outward. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat skin dry with a soft towel. Use morning and evening for best results.

Did You Know?
Skipping the cleansing process can be one of the most damaging things you can do to your skin. Sleeping in makeup can clog your pores because your skin collects dirt, debris, and oils all day, that's why it's important to cleanse and remove these impurities. Enummi Gentle Cleanser will leave your skin refreshed, revitalized, and ready for nutrients and moisture.

Enummi Skin Care is the only complete skin care system that includes 4Life Transfer Factor.
This product is packed with natural botanicals, anti-oxidant support, and proven ingredients that give your skin the hydration, nourishment, and protection it needs.

For more information, please visit my website: www.4Life.com/9106467
Contact no.: 0925-5242513 - Elizabeth Alcones (International Distributor) 

MOS REPEL ANTI MOSQUITO BRACELET



MosRepel's goal is to protect you and your family from mosquito bites and diseases caused by mosquito and other insect bites, in a way that's minimalistic, stylish and fun. No more sticky and greasy lotions.

MosRepel's in the country's first mosquito repellent in the form of colorful and trendy wristbands fit for adults and kids. These wristbands are made with all-natural ingredients, are DEET free, CE and US EPA Approved. MosRepel is also available in patches made with concentrated citronella oil for better efficacy and long lasting protection from mosquitoes and other insects.

MosRepel comes in the following forms:
  -MosRepel Single Band
  -MosRepel Double Band and Kids with Clip Art
  -MosRepel WB Justice League Edition
  -MosRepel Patches

MosRepel's bands and patches are:
  -Made in Tawain
  -Made with all natural DEET-free ingredients 
  -Contains citronella oil for better efficacy 
  -Long-lasting protection (up to 240 hours)
  -Waterproof bands

Monday, June 13, 2016

THE MANY FACES OF FATHERHOOD AT SM SUPERMALLS




A weekend of fun awaits Dads everywhere as SM Supermalls celebrates Father’s Day, with great gifts, hearty dinners and exciting entertainment treats all set to make the occasion more special and memorable.

From June 17 to 19, Foodie Dads and their families can go on an exciting culinary tour with SM Supermall’s wide variety of restaurants and food stops offering family packages and special treats to ensure Pops is filled with good food on his special day.

Whether he’s a craft beer enthusiast or a casual lager fan, there’s something to suit Beer-Happy Daddy perfectly at World Brews, where premium beers and liquors around the world are available. Then raise a glass to Dad with discounted brewskies in selected SM Foodcourt and get other cool freebies when you treat your Dad in select restaurants at SM malls. McDonald’s will also be having a free #paChickenMcdoforDad for every happy meal purchase on June 19, 3-5pm in all their branches exclusive at SM malls.

For the Car Crazy Daddy, race to the Keys to the City Motor Show for an amazing display of the coolest rides. From hot rods and vintage vehicles to exotic automobiles and concept cars, it’ll be a fast and furious Father’s Day.

For the techie Dads, get a chance to win cool prizes by postingyour funniest #DadJokes and #DadQuotes, and your best lookalike #MiniDadPops on the PlayStation or Xbox. Nothing says “I love you” like a friendly battle of the generations.

For every kind of Dad, there's a perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy and remember for a long time afterwards. Because this June, it’s all about Dad this Father’s Day at SM Supermalls!

For more details, visit www.smsupermalls.com and follow its social media accounts at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

HOW TO MAKE ABS WATER


    Photo courtesy of Gerilen.com

Abs Water:
Serves 1 for 1 day

Ingredients: 
-2 liters drinking water
-1 tbsp. Lemon grass, stalks, washed, chopped
-1pc. Lemon or lime sliced into rounds
-1 tsp. Grated ginger

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and chill in the ref for at least 6 hours or overnight. Drink 1 pitcher a day. 

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