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May 2011
Health & Wellness For Her
LOOK YOUNGER!
PREGGY & HAPPY!
Tips and tricks that take
years off your looks
Preparing for your
bundle of joy
GIRL TALK
DO HOME
REMEDIES WORK?
Toothpaste for burns?
Is it for real?
SHOP SMARTLY
It’s all about the
intimate details
TRUE BEAUTY
Shine from within!
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l O
co th RTH
in upo& b OF
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de ns au
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!
and
P2
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Secrets to getting brand-name
quality at much lower prices
Your road to health and
wellness begins here
2
EXUDE BEAUTY WITHIN
4
THE FIT IN YOU
6
WHEN YOU HAVE IT
8
SIMPLY DELICATE
10
DETECT AND PREVENT
11
13
14
16
17
Know your beauty supplements
In the pink of health: easy ways to become healthy
Pain, pain, go away: dealing with PMS
4 common women’s diseases: symptoms, treatment and prevention
Simple ways to prevent cancer: drink green tea, breastfeed your baby,
and other useful tips
WATSONS HEALTH AND WELLNESS OFFERS
P2,000 WORTH OF WATSONS VOUCHERS!
INTIMATE DETAILS
Why protection is necessary and the most common STDs
FUNTICIPATING!
12 ways to beat morning sickness: make being preggy a happier time!
HOME ESSENTIALS
Are home remedies for real? Should you put garlic on dog bites
or pee on your pasma? Find out!
TOP-TO-TOE BEAUTY
Look younger! Tips and tricks that take years off your looks
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THE LOVELY BONES
19
SHOP SMARTLY
20 FOOD & DRINKS
For stronger bones: exercises to promote bone health
Store brands offer great value! Same quality
as branded items at lower prices
Snack smartly. Eating without guilt.
Exude Beauty Within
Know your beauty supplements
naturally in many foods like avocado, asparagus,
broccoli, garlic, spinach, tomatoes, and turmeric.
What it does. The strong antioxidant effect of glutathione
helps keep cells running smoothly. It also helps the liver remove
chemicals that are foreign to the body, such as drugs and
pollutants. Alternative medicine experts say severely ill people
like those with cancer, AIDS, or other serious diseases are often
depleted of glutathione.
What are the risks. Overall, taking glutathione in reasonable
amounts appears to be quite safe, although it should be avoided
in people with milk protein allergies and in those who have
received an organ transplant.
Source: medicinenet.com
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T
he boom in beauty supplements has given rise
to new terms that have become as common as
ascorbic acid or B vitamins. However, we know
little about what they are. Below is a quick guide to
the active ingredients contained in the supplements
we take.
GLUTATHIONE. A molecule produced by the
body and found in every cell. Said to be the body’s
most important antioxidant, glutathione also occurs
L-CARNITINE. A nutrient that helps the body turn
fat into energy, L-carnitine is produced by the body
in the liver and kidneys and stored in the skeletal
muscles, heart and brain. It is found in meat, dairy
products, legumes, and vegetables.
What it does. Since it is an antioxidant, L-carnitine may
be helpful for people with immune-deficiency disorders.
Athletes have also used L-carnitine to bulk up. Some of the
conditions carnitine may help treat are serious like heart diseases,
Alzheimer’s, and kidney diseases.
What are the risks. Because supplements may have side
effects or interact with medications, you should take them only
under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.
High doses (5 or more grams per day) may cause diarrhea. Other
rare side effects include increased appetite, body odor, and rash.
Sources: University of Maryland Medical Center, eHow.com Health
Reveal a beauty that shines from within
Sticking firmly to this lifelong pledge to beauty, SM Department Store’s Beauty section onroduces its
new Beauty Within category. In this newborn beauty enclave, women are offered not only external
beauty products but internal beauty solutions as well from the best brands in the industry like Belo
Nutraceuticals, Mosbeau, Met Thatione, Cosmo, Myra-E and others.
SM’s Beauty Within section offers slimming, whitening, anti-aging, and skin enhancement
vitamins and supplements. This beauty haven is truly a one-stop shop for everything
a woman needs to be able to reveal true beauty from within.
Check out the new Beauty Within areas starting April at the SM Beauty Section of SM Makati,
SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, and SM Fairview.
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GLUTAMAX
Helps promote the liver’s
metabolism to generate
and increase the body’s
glutathione supply and
enhances the cellular and
body functions.
MOSBEAU
5in1 supplement:
Glutathione, Collagen,
Placental Protein, Vitamin
C and Asparagus Extract
– which prevents skin
aging.
4G
Cell protection from
oxidative damage.
MET
Speeds up skin renewal
and neutralizes free
redicals in the body.
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BELO
Belo Nutraceuticals
is a food supplement
product that whitens and
promotes younger-looking
skin.
VITAPACK BEAUTY
Detoxifies toxins in the
body especially in the
liver.
COLLAGEN. The single most abundant protein in
the animal kingdom. There are at least 16 types of
collagen and the structures they form all serve the
same purpose, to help tissues withstand stretching.
In fact, it makes up about 25 percent of the total
amount of proteins in the body. Soy products,
cheese, and dark green vegetables contain collagenproducing agents.
What it does. Some people refer to collagen as the glue
that holds the body together. Without it, the body would, quite
literally, fall apart.
What are the risks. Most oral collagen supplements are
derived from cow or chicken body parts, so people sensitive to
these foods, or to gelatin, may have negative reactions.
Kyosoku Bihaku
Optimum glutathione
boosting and retention.
COSMO SKIN
Antioxidant; fights free
radicals in the body.
ATC Oxi-white
Effectively whitens skin
and gives it a healthy
glow.
MYRA E
Protects and revitalizes
body cells and maintain
healthy skin and eyes for
youthful glow.
DAVID’S
HAIR
SALON
TIP
Don’t wash your
hair repeatedly.
Skip a shampoo
or two. The
more you wash
your hair and
the more styling
products you
apply, the greater
the amount of
buildup that
adheres to your
crowning glory.
www.davidsalon.com.ph
Sources: U.S. National Institute of Health, wisegeek.com, livestrong.com
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The Fit In You
In the pink of health!
Every activity counts. Being active reduces stress,
boosts energy, and lowers your risk of disease.
Healthy activities include all sorts of things, from
cleaning the house to doing aerobics. Try to be
active a total of at least 30 minutes each day. When
you exercise, choose things you enjoy. Drink plenty
of water while being active.
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FACT
Are fruit
juices healthy?
Generally, yes,
but not if you
are diabetic.
Juices may
contain extra
carbohydrates
that can raise
blood glucose
above desirable
levels.
Enjoy a rainbow of foods. Think of variety and
color when eating. Fresh, frozen, or vacuum-packed
foods with bright colors are often healthier than
over processed, faded foods. They also may contain
less salt, fat, and additives. Plus, eating a variety of
foods provides a full range of nutrients.
Explore new foods and cooking techniques.
Ô Steam, bake, roast, broil, or grill instead of
frying. Don’t overcook vegetables.
Ô Eat at least 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of
vegetables each day (for a 2,000-calorie diet).
Ô Choose foods containing whole grains, beans,
rice, peas, or pasta.
Ô Make meat a side dish rather than the center of
your meals.
Ô Rather than relying on salt, try pepper, garlic,
onion, lemon, and other herbs and seasonings.
Know when to eat.
Ô Ask yourself if you’re really hungry. Don’t eat
just because you’re lonely, anxious, depressed,
or bored. Call a friend or take a walk instead.
Ô Try eating several small meals or snacks
throughout the day rather than three large
meals. Frequent, small meals give you steady
energy.
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Take a break from stress.
When you feel stress building up, think of the
following:
Ô Recognize what you can and cannot control.
Ô When you do have some control, think about
changes you can make. Use your personal goals
and values to set priorities. Decide what is most
important each day.
FITRUM
Converts body fats to
energy to fight fatigue.
OMRON BODY FAT
ANALYZER
Help monitor progress
in achieving a healthier,
more active lifestyle.
ATC REDOXFAT
Composed of L-Carnitine
and extract from leaves
of green tea (Camelia
Sinensis) and capsule
gelatin.
DOWELL weighing
scale
Ô When you can’t control stressful events, focus
SLENDA
All natural weight loss
capsule that helps reduce
fats and cholesterol.
COSMO BODY
Increase energy,
metabolism, boost your
immune system, detoxify
your body.
on relieving the stress you feel. Search out ways
to create balance in your life. Look for ideas
from people who deal well with stress.
Learn how to relax.
Try the following techniques:
Ô STRETCH. While sitting or standing, raise your
arms as high over your head as you can. Hold
for a few seconds and feel your arms and back
muscles relax. Repeat 5 times.
Ô BREATHE DEEPLY. Find a quiet spot. While
sitting, close your eyes. Breathe in slowly
through your nose. Breathe out slowly through
your mouth. Continue for 5 minutes.
Ô LAUGH. Look for any chance you can to laugh
to relieve stress. Kids are great for showing you
how.
Ô PRAY, MEDITATE, DO YOGA, WRITE DOWN
YOUR THOUGHTS. These activities may relax
you, or you can look for other calming tasks.
XENICAL
For the treatment of the
overweight and the obese.
A fat eliminator that helps
in losing weight.
C-LIUM FIBRE
Made from 100% psyllium
husk, probably the best
source of natural dietary
fiber in the world, with
several times the fiber
of oatmeal and cereals.
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eat this, not that!
« Non-fat milk instead of full-cream or
evaporated milk
« Low-fat or diet yogurt
«
«
KANKUNIS
Natural way to aid
digestion to lose
unwanted fats.
KANCURA
Natural beverage that
will help digestion and
problems of constipation.
«
«
«
instead of sour
cream
Ricotta or cottage cheese instead of
cream cheese
Margarine and vegetable oil instead of
butter
Remove chicken
skin when cooking
Lean meat over
fatty cuts
Tuna or salmon
in brine or water
instead of in oil
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When You Have It
Pain, pain, go away
M
any women feel physical or mood changes
during the days before menstruation. When
these changes affect a woman’s normal life, they are
known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
It is common to experience the following:
Physical symptoms
Thirst and appetite changes (food cravings) 
Breast tenderness 
6
fact
Premenstrual
symptoms are a
common part of
the menstrual
cycle. At least
85% of women
who menstruate
experience
at least one
premenstrual
symptom.
Bloating and weight gain
Headache 
Swelling of the hands or feet 
Aches and pains 
Fatigue 
Skin problems 
Gastrointestinal symptoms 
Abdominal pain
Emotional symptoms
Depression  
Angry outbursts
Irritability
Crying spells 
Anxiety 
Confusion 
Social withdrawal
Poor concentration 
Insomnia 
Increased nap taking
Changes in sexual desire
The cause of PMS is unclear. However, you can
manage them by:
Aerobic exercise.  It may reduce fatigue and
depression. Aerobic exercise, which includes brisk
walking, running, cycling, and swimming, increases
your heart rate and lung function.
Relaxation. Finding ways to relax and reduce stress
can help women who have PMS. Relaxation therapy
may include breathing exercises, meditation, and
yoga. You can also try massage therapy. Regular
sleeping habits may help lessen moodiness and
fatigue.
Source: The
American Congress
of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists
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DOLFENAL
Helps fight stress and
the effects it has on our
health and looks.
NEXCARE
hot & cold pack
Dual purpose, re-usable
gel-filled pillow that
helps relieve pain due to
muscle aches, swelling
and stiffness.
IBERET FOLIC
For brain development of
baby.
ADVIL LIQUIGEL
Fast effective relief from
headache, muscle ache
and backache.
ATC EVENING PRIMROSE
Has been used to help
control symptoms of
premenstrual syndrome
(PMS).
IBERET ACTIVE
For anemia prevention.
SANGOBIoN
Combines in one
capsule, highly active
haematopoietic factors
including folic acid in well
balanced proportion.
Support. Simply having information about PMS
and its symptoms can help you understand what
is happening and reduce your anxiety about how
you are feeling. Being aware of your symptoms
may help prevent conflicts with others.
Dietary supplements. Your doctor may suggest
that you take calcium supplements. Studies have
shown that taking 1,200 mg of calcium a day can
help reduce the physical and mood symptoms
that are part of PMS. According to RENI, Filipinos
recommended calcium intake is 750-800 mg.
Medications. Women with severe PMS may not
feel relief with lifestyle changes alone. If these
changes do not reduce symptoms, your doctor may
suggest medications.
KOTEX
Great for period backup
or everyday protection.
GYNE-PRO
A mild and gentle
intimate wash just right
for the daily cleansing
of the delicate feminine
area.
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Simply Delicate
4common women’s diseases
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A urinary tract infection is caused by germs,
usually bacteria that enter the urethra and then
the bladder. This can lead to infection, most
commonly in the bladder itself, which can spread
to the kidneys. Women tend to get them more
often because their urethra is shorter and closer
to the anus than in men. Because of this, women
are more likely to get an infection after sexual
activity or when using a diaphragm for birth control.
Menopause also increases the risk of a UTI.
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FACT
BEAUTY BEFORE
HEALTH?
Women would
rather look
beautiful than
be healthy, a
survey by British
healthcare
group showed.
Nineteen percent
of women also
resorted to crash
diets to lose
weight while
nearly 14 percent
admitted to
using diet pills
to lose weight.
SYMPTOMS include increased urine volume and frequency,
increased fluid intake (always thirsty), unexplained weight loss,
slow healing infections of the skin, vulva or urinary tract due to
decreased resistance to infection, blurring of vision.
TREATMENT consists of lifestyle changes including stopping
smoking, exercise, losing weight , and a low-salt low-fat diet. It is
also treated with insulin (for Type 1 diabetes), oral medications
(for Type 2 diabetes).
PREVENTION. Apply the lifestyle modifications listed as
treatments.
SYMPTOMS include cloudy or bloody urine, low fever, pain
while urinating. Fever, chills, nausea, and fatigue may occur
when the infection has spread to your kidneys.
TREATMENT will begin with a urinalysis and other tests, the
results of which will tell your doctor the best treatment for your
infection.
PREVENTION. Change your sanitary pads every time you use
the bathroom. Keep your genital area clean, including before and
after sexual activity. Avoid tight-fitting pants and use cotton-cloth
underwear. Drink plenty of fluids (from 2 to 4 liters each day).
Do NOT drink fluids that irritate the bladder, such as alcohol and
caffeine.
DIABETES
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood
glucose, or sugar levels are too high. Glucose comes
from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that
helps the glucose get into your cells to give them
energy. With Type 1 diabetes, your body does
not make insulin. With Type 2 diabetes, the more
common type, your body does not make or use
insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose
stays in your blood. Diabetes can damage your
eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause
heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a
limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called
gestational diabetes.
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HEART DISEASE
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of
both men and women. Diseases of the heart and
circulation are so common that sometimes signs and
symptoms are easily missed.
RISK FACTORS include family history, increasing age,
smoking, high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure,
physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes.
SYMPTOMS include discomfort, weakness, being easily
tired, or, when severe, produces low blood pressure, difficulty
of breathing, pulmonary edema, palpitation, and angina or chest
pain. They are a result, most commonly, from the narrowing of
ATC LIVERMARIN
Silymarin based
product that helps
keep liver healthy.
WHEATGRASS
CAN!
Cleanses, alkalizes
and nourishes.
SLEEPASIL
A dietary supplement that
helps induce sleep.
accu-chek
In every delicate
situation, you
need a partner
that is reliable and
accurate. So take
Accu-chek’s aid to
diabetes.
Mx3
For real fruticeutical
wellness.
OMRON BP MONITOR
For consistent and
accurate readings.
BLUE CROSS ONE
STEP URINE HOME
SCREENING
UTI TEST KIT
Helps you detect
urinary tract
infections before
any signs of pain
or discomfort
manifest. Get the
result in 2 minutes.
vessels, disturbance of contraction and/or relaxation of heart
muscles, obstruction to blood flow, or an abnormal cardiac
rhythm or rate.
TREATMENT of heart disease due to hypertension includes
medication that helps improve blood flow. For disease due to the
narrowing of vessels, an angioplasty may be recommended or
even a coronary artery bypass graft may be performed to create
a pathway that will avoid the narrow or clogged ones. Surgery is
also indicated for those with congenital problems. For those with
an underlying medical condition like diabetes or high cholesterol
or an infection, treatment is focused on the cause to prevent the
complication of heart disease.
PREVENTION consists of diet and lifestyle modification,
including increasing physical activity and consuming more fruits,
vegetables, fish, and food free of saturated fats. Increasing or
maintaining physical activity helps decrease the bad cholesterol
in the blood. Preventing heart disease also means maintaining a
healthy weight, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, reducing stress,
and regularly monitoring blood pressure and blood cholesterol
levels among those with a strong family history of heart disease.
DEPRESSION
Depression is a serious medical illness that
involves the brain. It’s more than just a feeling of
SUPRANEURON
A well-balanced
B-complex vitamin
for superior nerve
nutrition.
EZ LUBRICATING
Jelly
A natural waterbased lubricant that
is perfect for women
suffering from
vaginal dryness or
when additional
lubrication is
needed during
sexual activity.
being “down in the dumps” or “blue” for a few
days. If you have depression, the feelings do not
go away. They persist and interfere with your
everyday life. It is much more common in women.
Women can also get postpartum depression after
the birth of a baby. Depression is one part of
bipolar disorder.
SYMPTOMS can include sadness, loss of interest or pleasure
in activities you used to enjoy, change in weight, difficulty
sleeping or oversleeping, energy loss, feelings of worthlessness
and guilt, fatigue, the need for isolation, inability to think,
concentrate or make decisions.
TREATMENT includes psychotherapy through supportive
and cognitive therapy, anti-depression medication, social
support, regular exercise, healthy diet, adequate sleep, and stress
reduction.
PREVENTION. Healthy lifestyle habits can help prevent
depression, or lessen the chances of it happening again. Talk
therapy and antidepressant medication can also lower the
likelihood of your becoming depressed again. Talk therapy may
help you through times of grief, stress, or low mood. Family
therapy may be particularly important for teens who feel blue.
Maintaining connections to others is particularly important in
preventing depression.
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FACT
VAGINAL DRYNESS
This is a common
problem for
women during and
after menopause,
says the Mayo
Clinic. However,
inadequate vaginal
lubrication can
occur at any age,
after childbirth,
and during
breastfeeding. For
intimate moments,
use over-thecounter lubricants.
Avoid using hand
lotions and soaps
because they can
irritate.
Detect & Prevent
Simple ways to prevent cancer
C
ancers of the lung, breast, cervix, and colon
are among the leading cancers that afflict
women.
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tip
MICROWAVE
SAFE
Be careful what
you put in the
microwave. Use
waxed paper
rather than
plastic wrap to
cover your food
in the microwave.
And always use
microwave-safe
containers.
3. Breastfeed your baby. It may play a role in
breast cancer prevention. The longer you
breastfeed the greater the protective effect,
according to Mayo Clinic.
More than 30% of cancer could be prevented by
modifying or avoiding key risk factors, including:
tobacco use
being overweight or obese
low fruit and vegetable intake
physical inactivity
alcohol use
sexually transmitted HPV-infection
urban air pollution
indoor smoke from household use of solid fuels.
4. Take a 30-minute walk every evening after
dinner. Moderate exercise reduces levels of
estrogen, a hormone that contributes to breast
cancer.
5. Use a condom and stick to one partner. The
more sexual partners a woman has, the greater
her risk of contracting human papillomavirus, or
HPV, which causes cervical cancer.
6. Cut out high-fat animal proteins. A Yale study
says women with diets high in saturated fat
increased cancer risk by as much as 90%.
Here are other simple tips that can significantly
reduce your risk for cancer, according to Reader’s
Digest and the World Health Organization:
1. Eat broccoli, a cancer-preventing superfood that
you should eat frequently, preferably steamed.
2. Pop a calcium supplement with vitamin D
to reduce colon polyps (a risk factor for colon
cancer).
7. Drink green tea. A chemical in green tea called
EGCG could be one of the most powerful
anticancer compounds ever discovered.
Centrum Silver
Complete for 50 and up.
One A Day
Basic nutrition for
women to make
skin healthy and
protect them from
breast cancer.
Centrum
With 30 vitamins
and minerals to
help maintain a
healthy body.
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berocca
The only multivitamin clinically
proven to deliver enhanced mental
and physical performance.
BARLEY
Helps boost the immune
system and repairs DNA down
to the cellular level.
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Intimate Details
Why protection is necessary
A
new study by Indiana University shows
American female teens use condoms nearly
60% of the time, compared to the 24% usage of
women aged 25 to 34.
According to a Yahoo news story, experts believe
low usage among older women may be because
they are in monogamous relationships and feel
little need for protection. However, many sexually
transmitted diseases, including herpes and HPV, can
have easy-to-miss symptoms and in some cases no
symptoms at all, so older women might be unaware
that they (or their partners) are infected. Condoms
also prevent the spread of chlamydia, gonorrhea,
and HIV.
In fact, today’s condoms don’t stand in the
way of pleasure. They’re made thinner and come
in variants that heighten feelings of intimacy. The
same study also found that adults who use condoms
during sex are just as likely to rate the experience as
positively as when they are unprotected.
“You need to have zero tolerance for anyone
who is unwilling to use a condom,” says urologist
Jennifer Berman, M.D., an expert in female sexual
medicine, who points out that one in five adults has
an STD and that many of these diseases, such as
gonorrhea, are on the rise.
EZ warming &
cooling Jelly
A natural waterbased lubricant that
is perfect for women
suffering from
vaginal dryness or
when additional
lubrication is
needed during
sexual activity.
PREMIERE MAX NICE
& TIGHT; PREMIERE
MAX CRUISE CONTROL;
PREMIERE MAX SPOT
FINGER MASSAGER
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FACT
Frenzy
Quality imported
condoms. Hygienically
sealed for protection.
Trust
Strong, dependable, and
guaranteed to have high
imported quality at an
affordable price.
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The most
common sexually
transmitted
diseases or STDs
according to the
World Health
Organization are
gonorrhea, an
inflammation of
the mucosa of
the birth canal;
chlamydia, a
bacterial infection
that may cause
sterility; syphilis,
the most serious
of STDs; and
trichomoniasis,
a parasitic
infection. All are
treatable.
Funticipating!
12 ways to beat morning sickness
M
14
TIP
WANT TALLER
BABIES?
Limit coffee
intake.
Researchers
have found
that pregnant
women who
drink more
than six cups
of coffee a
day were at
greater risk
for delivering
babies of
shorter stature
than those who
orning sickness is very common, according
to the U.S. Department of Health. It usually
begins during the first month of pregnancy and
continues through the 14th to 16th week (third or
fourth month). Some women have nausea and
vomiting through their entire pregnancy.
The exact cause of morning sickness is
unknown. It may be caused by hormone
changes or lower blood sugar during
early pregnancy. Emotional stress,
fatigue, traveling, or some foods can
make the problem worse.
Here are tips on how you can cope
with morning sickness.
5
Ginger or luya is proven effective against
morning sickness. It also makes you vomit less.
Drink salabat or ginger tea and eat some ginger
candy.
6
Try acupressure or acupressure wrist
bands. You can find these bands in drug,
health food, and travel stores. If you are
thinking about trying acupuncture, talk to
your doctor and look for an acupuncturist
who is trained to work with pregnant
women.
7
Don’t smoke and avoid
secondhand smoke.
1
Eat a few soda crackers or dry
toast when you first wake up,
even before you get out of bed in
the morning.
Avoid taking medications for
morning sickness. If you do,
ask a doctor first.
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10
2
3
Keep air flowing through
rooms to reduce odors.
A small snack at bedtime
and when getting up to go to
the bathroom at night.
When you feel
nauseated, bland
foods like gelatin, broth, ginger
ale, and saltine crackers can
soothe your stomach.
Avoid large meals; instead,
snack as often as every 1-2
hours during the day and drink
plenty of fluids.
4
Eat foods high in
protein and complex
carbohydrates, such as peanut
butter on apple slices or celery,
nuts, cheese, crackers, milk,
cottage cheese, and yogurt.
Avoid foods high in fat and salt,
but low in nutrition.
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Take your prenatal vitamins at
night. Increase vitamin B6 in your
diet by eating whole grains, nuts, seeds, and
peas and beans (legumes). Talk to your doctor
about possibly taking vitamin B6 supplements.
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Lie down. It can help reduce the nausea
and dizziness.
CONTRACTUBEX
Been found to be very effective in treating inauspicious
and movement restricting scars.
Drapolene
No. 1 diaper rash cream that prevents and treats
diaper rash and redness in the Philippines.
DERMATIX
Advanced topical
Silicone Gel, used and
recommended by plastic
surgeons and leading
specialists worldwide, to
effectively reduce scarring.
OILATUM BAR
Oilatum is an emollient
cleanser for dry,
sensitive skin.
Physiogel
The paradigm shift in the skin care
management of dry skin disorders.
MORINGANA
Best used as a
multivitamin to
strengthen the
immune system.
What NOT to eat when you’re pregnant
« Raw seafood, such as oysters or sushi that has not been frozen
before preparing. 
«  Cheeses with a white, “moldy” rind, such as brie and camembert,
«
«
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OBIMIN
Multivitamins for women.
PROLACTA
Pioneer in human milkbased nutritional products
for premature infants in
the neonatal intensive
care unit (NICU).
«
and blue-veined cheeses like Stilton. All these cheeses could contain
listeria, a bacteria that could harm your baby. 
Paté, raw or undercooked meat, poultry, and eggs (cook all meat
until there are no pink bits left and eggs till they are hard). All are
possible sources of bacteria that can harm your unborn child. 
Liver and liver products (paté, liver sausage, liver spread) may
contain large amounts of the retinol form of vitamin A, too much of
which could be bad for your developing baby. 
Some pregnant women need to avoid nuts. If you, your partner, or
any of your other children (if you have any) have a history of allergies
such as hay fever, asthma, or eczema, don’t eat nuts during pregnancy
and breastfeeding to reduce your baby’s chances of developing a
potentially serious nut allergy. 
Alcoholic drinks may cause physical defects, learning disabilities,
and emotional problems in children.
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Home Essentials
Are home remedies
for real?
Kojie San
Anti bacterial and
moisturizer in one.
D
o you, the modern woman, still rely on the
remedies your lolos and lolas swear by? Here’s
the lowdown on home cures.
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FIRST-AID
According to
the National
Health Service
in the U.K., a kit
should contain,
among others,
plasters, gauze,
bandages, safety
pins, disposable
gloves, tweezers,
scissors, wet
wipes, tape,
thermometer,
ointments for skin
rashes and insect
bites, painkillers,
cough medicine,
decongestants.
Toothpaste for burns. Toothpaste can actually
open up wounds. To administer first aid on minor
burns, soak the affected part in cool water or
apply a cold, wet compress. For burns with open
wounds, wrap it in sterile, non-stick dressing.
Garlic for dog bites. While garlic has a number of
natural enzymes that fight infections, it should not
be applied on dog bites. Instead, promptly wash the
bite wound with soap and go immediately to the
hospital. There are no other scientifically-proven
means of preventing rabies infection, which is fatal,
other than an anti-rabies vaccine.
Urine for hyperhydrosis (pasma). Don’t pee on
hands and feet that sweat excessively. It won’t
cure your pasma—and smells bad! Instead, use an
antiperspirant containing aluminum chloride or
consult your doctor.
A water-alcohol sponge bath for fever. The
cooling effect on the skin of rubbing or isopropyl
alcohol as it evaporates is undeniable—but not
for kids. Instead, try plain acetaminophen, for kids
more than 12 months old and a simple lukewarm
bath.
GEON DIGITAL
THERMOMETER
30 secs fast reading,
fever alarm and
waterproof.
SUREAID ISOPROPYL
& ethyl ALCOHOL
70% solution with
moisturizer.
watsons plasters
Sterilized, ventilated
and water-resistant
plasters.
SUREAID FIRST AID KIT
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Biogenic ISOPROPYL
ALCOHOL
Klarong klaro pamatay
mikrobyo.
Top-to-Toe Beauty
Look younger!
S
ometimes all it takes is a few clever tricks, says
the Prevention website.
Kwell SHAMPOO
Treatment for scabies
(galis-aso). Effective in
stopping scabies from
spreading.
Dry your hair upside down to build volume when
you blow-dry. Work a palm full of mousse from
your roots through to the ends, then flip your head
over and dry your hair away from the scalp.
Milk reduces the redness in your face. Soak a
clean washcloth in cold milk and place it over your
face for 10 minutes. The proteins, fat, amino acids,
and vitamin A in milk reduce redness. Plus the lactic
acid in milk exfoliates, so skin looks soft.
For fuller lips, think pink. Dark or bright colors
call attention to the size of your lips, emphasizing
thinness and fine lines around your mouth. Instead,
choose a lipstick that mimics the color of your lips
when you were younger. 
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Panoxyl
The proven treatment at
the first sight of pimples.
Ultimate Hair Grower
For people who are
experiencing hair loss and
needs to restore lost strands.
Keep teeth white. When drinking red
wine, eat a few crunchy raw vegetables.
They have a brushing action that can
rub away newly-setting stains.
Buff your legs regularly. Get rid of the
layers of dead skin cells by buffing your
legs with loofah. Gently rub with soap
and then apply moisturizing lotion,
preferably with vitamins like A, B
complex, C, and E.
Condition your feet. Twice a month,
use a foot repair product to condition
feet. Slather on feet and wear
overnight with socks. They help keep
calluses away and make feet feel like
silk.
FACT
SpectraBan
Complete daily protection
for all skin types.
Canesten
Triple action delivers total
skin recovery in 3 steps.
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Your skin contains
a protein called
keratin which
is also found in
hair and nails.
Damage to the
external layer
of keratin can
cause skin, hair,
and nails to look
dull and flaky.
Eating gelatin
and moisturizing
the external
layer will keep
it healthy and
prevent cracking
and splitting.
The Lovely Bones
For stronger bones
E
veryone loses bone as they age, but not to the
point of having osteoporosis. Life-long preventive
measures can help, such as having enough calcium
in your diet every day, and doing weight-bearing
and resistance (weight-lifting) exercises regularly.
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LIFTING
TIP
When lifting
weights,
remember to
stay within
a range of
movement that
does not cause
you pain.
Weight-bearing exercises
Exercises that make your body work against
gravity are good options for promoting healthy
bones. Each time your foot hits the ground, you
apply stress to your bones, which respond by
maintaining or sometimes increasing their strength.
These exercises include: running or jogging,
dancing, stair climbing, tennis or netball, skipping
rope, jumping.
Calcium-Cee
Boosts the immune system.
Helps prevent cancer.
SALONPAS
Topical analgesic with the
longest-lasting effect to
relieve you from all sorts
of everyday body pains
and aches.
Balance exercises
Working on your balance can improve your
stability and help prevent falls, which can cause
fractures.
Exercises include: standing on one leg, sitting on
an exercise ball, tai chi, balancing with a pillow or
rocker board under your feet.
Resistance exercises
Resistance training is any exercise that causes the
muscles to contract against an external resistance,
according to emedicinehealth.com. The external
resistance can be dumbbells, rubber exercise
tubing, your own body weight, bricks, bottles of
water, or any other object that causes the muscles
to contract.
Exercises include: weight lifting, pull-ups, pushups, bench press, exercise balls and bands.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Talk to your doctor or a qualified fitness professional
to make sure your exercise program is right for you.
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Caltrate
Proven to help build
better bones and prevent
osteoporosis.
ATHENA
The first and only milk
brand that understands
women. Provides
beautiful skin, strong
bones, and slim figure.
calci-aid
Helps build and
maintain bone health.
Shop Smartly
Store brands offer great value!
M
any consumers don’t realize the value of
purchasing store-brand items versus name-brand
ones. Often, store-brand items are normally much less
expensive than their name-brand equivalent.
In terms of quality,
store-brand items are on
par with branded goods.
Some store-brand items are
actually supplied by bigname manufacturers, only
with another label.
Often, store-brand
items contain the same
ingredients or made the
same way as their more expensive counterparts.
Know that branded items are priced much higher
because the advertising that’s spent on them is passed
on to you, the consumer.
Store brands also give you the option to try new
products you normally would have second thoughts of
buying because they’re not within your budget. Why
should you suffer the pain of wearing heels your job
requires if you can get store-brand heel cushions at a
reasonable price?
And, if you trust the store that’s offering you their
own brand of food or toiletries, chances are, you’ll be
happy getting an equally effective product at a price
that guarantees you substantial savings over time.
For the best value for money, go for Watsons’
own competitively priced, high quality private
labels and brands. Together with the best brands
from top manufacturers, Watsons delivers only
the best health, wellness, and beauty solutions to
each and every customer.
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sureaid foot therapy
Foot care range to make your
feet pampered and protected.
SHOPPING
tip
watsons foot ease
gel & heel cushions
Invisible gel to soothe
your feet.
SKIN PROTECT SANITIZER
Fashionable sanitizer
that will help protect your
hands anytime, anywhere.
watsons DIGITAL
THERMOMETER
Accurate reading
in 60 seconds.
Use your
SM Advantage,
SM Prestige and
BDO Rewards
Card to earn and
redeem points.
watsons pregnancy
test kit
100% accurate reading.
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Food & Drinks
Snack smartly
O
ne of the biggest myths about snacking is that
it’s a bad thing. In fact, if you eat until you are
comfortable (not “full”) at breakfast or lunch, you’ll
certainly need merienda to boost your energy.
Here’s how to snack smartly.
GOYA DARK CHOCOLATE
WILKINS
Distilled drinking water
known as the standard of
purity and safety.
Choose healthier snacks. Banana or camote cue,
fresh fruit or fruit cups, low-salt nuts and chips and
diet soda are good choices.
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FACT
Children
consume more
calories in a
given
meal if they
are watching
television
while they
eat, according
to research.
Avoid trans fats, which raise bad cholesterol.
Anything that says “partially hydrogenated vegetable
oil” as among the top three ingredients on the label
is suspect. Some manufacturers have done a good
job of reformulating products to remove trans fats.
Don’t snack if you aren’t really hungry. Just
because it’s merienda time doesn’t mean you
have to eat. Research has shown that when people
who aren’t hungry eat a snack, they don’t eat less
calories at dinner.
MARTY’S CRACKLIN’
ORBIT
WRIGLEY’S DOUBLEMINT
Dark chocolate is good for you. It is rich in
antioxidants and lowers blood pressure.
To hold hunger at bay and provide a constant
supply of energy, snacks should include some
carbohydrate, fiber, protein, and a little fat
(preferably “smart fats” like monounsaturated and
polyunsaturated fats). Look for at least 5 grams of
protein and about 5 grams of fiber.
Source: medicinenet.com
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JACK & JILL
NOVA
COCA-COLA
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