NOVUHAIR’s Stand on Hair Chemicals And Other Myths

novu3 I find the following information on hair chemicals as presented by Novuhair products very informative. We should and must take care of our very own “crowning glory”…

Unknowingly putting harmful chemicals on our hair thus resulting to general conditions such as migraine, nausea and skin rashes. The symptoms may be quickly attributed to stress but if you look closer to that hair product you’re using, you’ll be surprise to find the culprit.

Popularity does not equate to safety, some popular brands sold in the market are loaded with mildly toxic chemicals that may be harmful in prolonged use.

Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss, gives you the lowdown on these chemicals to help you with your choices.
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Myth: Shampoo must produce lots of lather in order to properly clean your hair.

Truth: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a compound that helps shampoo and other cleaning product in producing foam and bubbles. Though it may effectively remove hair build-up, it can also strip off essential oils that is needed to keep your hair healthy.

Myth: Parabens has an anti-bacterial compound benefits that outweighs the harm.

Truth: Parabens are basically used to prolong the shelf life of hair and cosmetic products mostly for its antibacterial purpose. Symptoms that are related to over exposure to parabens are Atopic Dermatitis and Rosacea. Further studies also show that use of products with parabens accelerate skin damage and aging related to sun exposure.

Myth: My hair smells terrific! I love the perfume scent on my hair product.

Truth: A nice whiff of perfume might not be harmful but the fragrance that is mixed in your hair product might have come from harmful substances from highly toxic ingredients which can lead to Allergic reactions and mood swings. That perfume is better off somewhere else.

Myth: Hair products that promise straightening and smoothening effect use non-toxic Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate as a natural preservative.

Truth: Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate is a substance used in making your hair soft and bouncy, although it is considered natural preservative, also releases formaldehyde which can lead to skin and eye irritations. Prolonged use may also affect your immune system.

novuUse of some of these chemicals combined may also result to hair loss and other hair problems, thus, it is important to be an informed consumer. A lot of new products have saturated the market hence, read the labels for fine prints before buying.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint. Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit http://www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.

 

Reach Your Ideal Weight with Lesofat

lesofatI personally underwent a weight loss program a few years back which I came up with a plan  based on my online research and talks with some friends who also did the same. I just picked out some practices that I can apply. One can resort to this practice if you are confident of what your goal is and of course it always take to be careful and cautious so as not to cause any regret in the end.

Recently I was invited by blogger friends to the Lesofat event by a blogger friend in which I was curious at since it’s my first time for their brand.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said the nation tops the list of countries with the highest obese population together with India. The local Food and Nutrition Research Institute added that 3 out of 10 Filipinos are obese.

Being overweight is what drove Cindy Patrimonio and Marielle Mamaclay to search for a good solution to their problem.
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“I decided I needed to change and started getting healthy last year. I was feeling sluggish and felt bad about how I looked. Being overweight for 16 years was long enough. I wanted to lose weight in a healthy way. I was also depressed and felt the need to divert all that negative energy into something else,” according to Cindy, wife of celebrity cager Alan Patrimonio.

Her predicament was shared by World Championship of Performing Arts 2010 Grand Champion Marielle Mamaclay who was also bothered about her unhealthy weight.
lesocarb“Being a performer, I have to look presentable. When I gained a lot of weight, I started to lose confidence. I felt ugly and cried a lot,” she revealed.
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Marielle’s weight problem also took a toll on her health. She was sick almost every month. That became her wake up call.
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Exercise and diet are the keys to losing weight, but these measures may not be enough. That’s why Innogen Pharma has two products that will help people lose weight safely and effectively. These are LesoFat and LesoCarb.

group-shotL-R: Lesofat Project Body Ambassadors Marielle Mamaclay and Cindy Patrimonio, Innogen Pharmaceuticals’ General Manager Ms. Amy Yuga, Dietician-Nutritionist Ms. Mitch Fabella, Innogen’s Group Product Manager Ms. Nelia Lopez, Dr. Jimmy Aragon, Innogen’s Business Unit Head, JP Guevara, and event host Jill Ngo-Crisologo.

LesoCarb is an all-natural lifestyle supplement made of white kidney bean. It reduces the absorption of carbohydrates up to 66%. In effect, it lessens the amount of calories the body absorbs. Take 1 – 2 capsules of LesoCarb after a high-carb meal and you can rest easy, knowing you’re doing something about your weight.

lesofatThe road to their desired health goals is very inspiring for both Ms. Cindy and Marielle. Meeting them is really inspiring and motivating. It just goes to show that nothing anymore is impossible in the world. If we just put our hearts and minds into that goal, sooner than we think it is going to manifest and happen to our liking.

Then again, no body weights are alike, including twins or triplets, so each weight loss recommendations differ from one into the other, we must always remember that. Something that applies and works for one, may or may not be favorable to the rest,

These two products have helped Cindy and Marielle reach their ideal weight and gave them the confidence the face the world again. Both LesoFat and LesoCarb are available at leading drugstores nationwide. For more information, follow these products on Facebook.

Green is the New Fierce by Gatorade

GatoradeFierceManila, Philippines – Intensity has taken on a new look.

The world’s number one sports drink recently unleashed Gatorade Fierce—its latest product line-up composed of an exciting new flavor, Green Apple, bundled with the popular Tropical Fruit and Grape flavors.

“Fierce continues to pack the scientifically proven hydration benefits of Gatorade,” Pepsico Philippines Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said. “The Fierce range is specially designed for intense athletes who know and love Gatorade but are looking for a bold, more intense flavor.”

Gatorade Fierce was earlier launched in the US with NBA star Paul George. For its local debut, PBA’s very own The Beast, Alaska Aces’ Calvin Abueva joins Gatorade’s growing roster of top caliber athletes and sports superstars. The former San Sebastian Stag and PBA Rookie of the Year is known for his all-around intensity on court which helped Alaska finish with the best cumulative record during the 2012-2013 season.

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Atayde added, “Proper hydration is a fundamental part of winning and staying on top of your game. Our Gatorade Fierce line is an integral part of bringing a wide variety of flavor options to athletes all over the country that know to rehydrate, replenish and refuel. NOTHING beats Gatorade.”

 

Visit the official Gatorade Facebook page for updates and information.

At Long Last…the Very Slimey Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run!

Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 
May 29, 2016
MOA Concert Grounds 
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I’ve always wished Nickelodeon would have it’s own fun run happen in the city. Thank heavens, it did happen and it made a lot of kids and kids-at-heart super happy especially to those who are cool fans (like me!) of Spongebob and Patrick Starfish!

Run distances were 3KM, 1Km and the 200m dash by smaller and younger kids. Super fun! Another cute thing was the doggie run portion of dogs of all breeds and sizes during the 1Km run. How I looooove dogs especially when they have exclusive moments to run proud with their owners.

And the highlight of course of the run was to get “slimed” courtesy of the slim shower right after the Finish Slime! Haha! Wasn’t that sucha unique way to say it?

Sharing some of the awesome snapshots I took during this uber slimey event! ☺☺  
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boothdashdogmark famu slime slime3 slime4slime5 sponge sponge2 sponge3 ztabosponge2Many thanks Ms. Grace of Stratworks PR for the thoughtful invite. It was great seeing you and Mark again!

If You Love Your Health, Fiber Up to Beat Hypertension

It is true that health is indeed wealth.

The month of May celebrates World Hypertension Day and besides commemorating Losartan, Lipitor, and Atenolol, there’s a natural and better way to combat hypertension. It is the Big F.

The “Big F” is FIBER.  It is derived from plants and scores huge in keeping the heart and colon healthy, for better blood circulation and detoxification.

Good blood circulation prevents hypertension.  Sapping bad cholesterol and toxins out of the body by consuming fibrous food, such as oatmeal, also promotes digestive health and prevents colon cancer… aside from boosting good blood circulation.  The connection continues: did you know that hypertension helps bring about constipation?  So fiber up, and you prevent both hypertension and colon problems.

oats3WebMD.com, an esteemed medical online publication revealed that “adding fiber to the diet was associated with a significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.”

WebMD.com also pointed out other lifestyle and dietary improvements which help keep blood pressure levels under control. These include “weight loss, reduced sodium intake, moderation in alcohol use, increased potassium intake, increased physical activity, and following the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) diet.”

Fiber-packed Food

Anyone who wishes to gain the benefits of fiber simply has to eat more fruits and vegetables.  Fiber may also be sourced from cereals and carbo-loaded food such as oatmeal.  There are many variants of oatmeal–  instant, quick-cooking, whole-grain rolled oats, and oat bran.  Just find the kind that suits your taste and lifestyle most.

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One brand, Australia Harvest Oatmeal, boasts of best quality as it prides itself in coming from the world’s best oats-growing region, West Australia.  Perhaps it is this best-source and superior-quality assurance that made the Philippine Volcanoes—   the country’s official rugby team sent to battle in international rugby competitions–  choose Australia Harvest Oatmeal as their Official Fiber Partner.  And for good reasons.  The Philippine Volcanoes just won their bronze medal in the recently concluded Asian Rugby Competitions.  Congrats guys!

Not everyone is into eating oats. Perhaps it may have also something to do with its simple taste. I really don’t mind. I am thankful that our Mom made us love and appreciate oatmeal intake during our growing up years. Way to go, Ma!  ☺☺

So celebrate World Hypertension Day this May, by staying healthy and sharing the fitness word.

Fiber up if you want to live long and have a hypertension-free Life!  ☺☺

 

Konnichiwa, Chef Machiko Chiba from Manila!

mrVoM5LN1TMqlmSEcbcP-cAI was privileged to have been recently invited to “Taste of Japan in Manila” by our good friends from YMV PR Team headed by Ms. Rosary and Ms Ika with Ms Valerie at the 9501 Resto of ABS CBN.

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The special cook fest was initiated by no less than popular Japanese personality Chef Machiko Chiba of Tokyo, Japan who demonstrated her delicious cooking from the microwave made special and awesome by her Zen Cook Pot. 
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Do stand by for more details of her follow up visit here in Manila on this site!
Yum yum yum!

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Great Year for USANA Philippines

USANA-New-LogoCongratulations to USANA Philippines for an eventful year in great health.
May you continue to bring forth products that will keep more people sickness-free!
Here’s wishing all the best in 2016!

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