Vita Cubes 2 Good Fun Day

Vita Cubes are gummy cubed-shaped jelly vitamins for growing kids that comes with 5 different fruit flavors – strawberry, apple, grape, orange and mango. Unlike syrups or drops which look, smell & taste horrible, Vita Cubes will be loved by your little ones who will remind you to give them their daily dose of happiness!


Recently was held the 2nd year of Vita Cubes giving fun day to mommies and kids sharing a yummy and healthy experience to them. 😀 Held in Active Fun events place last Saturday – October 22, 2016. As expected, the place was decorated with colorful balloons which add up to the excitement of the kids. I was also happy because it’s my first time to attend a mommy event with my kid. I was ready that he will throw tantrums but it never happened. My kid surely enjoyed the event.

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Eat Your Peas, Love Your Lentils

Last December 21, 2013, I was lucky to be part of a media event which recipes creatively using peas and lentils were demonstrated by Filipino Master Chef Ojie Reloj at a media event.

Chef Ojie is an architect by trade so he knows to meld function and beauty while emphasizing the importance of using local resources, which he also does in his cooking. Some of the recipes he loves include Lentils a la Mongo (prepared the same way as mongo, using lentils as a healthy mongo replacement), Lentils or yellow split peas empanaditas, and Lentils and Pesto Macaroni Soup.

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Home Care Products for Seniors

Life begins at 40. That’s what they say. Uhmm.. I’m not really sure about that yet. But I remember having a conversation with my Dad before about getting old. He said that I will realize all the things he told me when I finally able to encounter those things that he’s saying. I always feel excited every time I visit to my parents’ house since I got married and move to our new place. The good old-time with that type of discussions made me miss them so much.

Now that I’m starting my own family, I can somehow understand my parents more. 🙂 With the experiences that I’m going through, I know they know better than me. That they only wants the best for me. And then, I woke up one day, I wanna continue taking care of them. Since I am the only child of the parents, I wanna make sure I got a good paying job that will make me able to still provide for their needs and will give me enough time to spend with them.

While browsing in the internet in the hopes of getting ideas on how to prepare and make sure I am providing my parents’ needs, I cam across Parengiving Store. Instantly, I love this site. It gives me the best way to learn on how to take care of my parents. From gifts, medical supplies and many more.

Another thing I love about this site is that they got the best ideas when it comes to choosing incontinence and health care supplies. Adult diapers are really important. Not only for hygienic purposes, it also makes our parents or elders to feel comfortable and still have that self-confidence in them. I suggest you click here for more information about this. 🙂

Healthy Yet Wealthy With Santé Barley

As producer and manufacturer of nutritional products containing the best organic barley grass powder from New Zealand, Sante International Inc. carries on with its objective to provide high-quality goods and services while offering income-generating opportunities for Filipino households.

Established in 2008, Santé International uses only the best organic barley grass certified by Biogro, New Zealand’s leading organic certifier.  Santé has introduced the exceptional properties of organic barley grass that has enhanced the well-being of its consumers as evidenced by testimonies of celebrities recovering from serious diseases, from parents of sickly children and ordinary people.

“Seeking helpful sources like barley in order to maintain our physical wellness need not be expensive, but also should be of good quality and effective for sharing to others,” explains Jesus Joey Marcelo, Chief Executive Officer of Santé  International, Inc.

Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, a Japanese doctor, scientist, inventor, pharmacologist and entrepreneur claimed, “Barley grass is the only vegetation on earth that can supply nutritional support from birth to old age.”

With over 200 plant species researched in 13 years, Dr. Hagiwara found that barley grass is the most excellent source of nutrients the body needs for growth, repair and well-being. Barley is also recognized as the most nutritious of all plant foods, a total health food that boosts the proper functioning of organs and the immune system since it contains essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes plus chlorophyll, phytonutrients and phytochemicals.

Barley as Organic Wellness Products 

To cater to the growing needs of the health conscious, Santé International offers several products that underwent a meticulous and patented process where important vitamins, mineral, enzymes, and amino acids are preserved.

Grown in the rich Canterbury plains of New Zealand, Santé Pure Barley New Zealand is blended with nature’s most potent sweetener, Stevia, and has soluble fiber that completely dissolves in cold water without sedimentation. Santé Pure Barley also lowers bad cholesterol levels and blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease and a powerful source of antioxidants that may prevent cancer.

Santé Pure Barley New Zealand helps people who are constipated, has slow metabolism and a weak immune system. Its high fiber content promotes regular bowel movement and acts as detoxifier that removes heavy toxic elements in the body. Packed in blister strips of 10 vegetable capsules, it is rich in chlorophyll, a deodorizer that helps control bad breath, urine and fecal odor and body odor, and is safe and recommended for vegetarians and even vegans.

For the coffee aficionados, Santé Barley Fusion is the best option, with its combination of young barley and Robusta coffee beans that will surely wake the senses through its luscious creamy taste.

All these products comply with BioGro New Zealand Organic Standards and does not contain pork, lard or other elements of impurities defined under Islamic Law, thus, Halal certified. These products are only sold by trained agents, sellers and franchisees of the company to preserve product quality standards.

“We want our partners to as well conform with our mission of building and maintaining the highest level of competence and excellence in developing wellness products and services,” explains Ronnie R. Piñon, Chief Marketing officer of Sante International, Inc.

For more information about Sante International, Inc., visit

Start The Year With Total Fitness

Start the year right by grabbing a copy of Total Fitness’ January-February issue! Take cues from the fit and fearless Megan Young as she shares her secrets to healthy, active living.

Get first dibs on the hottest fitness trends for 2013; make daily activities easier with functional exercises; learn how to train for a marathon; bid burnout goodbye; and find out what foods prevent the Big C.

Also in this issue: Total Fitness’ list of must-try adventures for the New Year; grooming tips for the gents; an interview with yoga enthusiast and media darling Lia Cruz; a 6-page sports shoe buyer’s guide; product news, reviews, and so much more!

Total Fitness is available at all leading bookstores, magazine stands, select bike shops, health stores, and fitness centers. For inquiries and subscription, call 374-6771 to 74.

The Gift of Health — A “Must” Gift Idea For Christmas

Instead of choosing the latest electronic gadget, clothes, or even a car, why not choose to give the gift of health to a family member or any loved one this Christmas?

Giving the gift of health can be in any form, like membership in a fitness center, new exercise shoes or perhaps a complete set of health supplements. But why bother with those when you can give a health juicer and all you need are either vegetables or fruits, and a little creativity and know-how in combining them to make great-tasting—and healthy—juices?

For this Christmas, give the Hurom Slow Juicer as your perfect Yuletide gift, your gift of health and vitality in life for a loved one.

Traditional juicers you can buy in appliance stores nowadays still use high-speed motors and sharp cutting blades  to do lightning-fast cutting movements. But did you know that these juicers merely cut the fruits and veggies? By doing so, even if you manage to extract juice, these are already “oxidized,” meaning all the important nutrients you need are already lost.

But the Hurom Slow Juicer is unlike any other juicer in the market, with its patented Low Speed Technology System or LSTS. This revolutionary technology, which is already accepted in the US, Japan, China, and other parts of Europe and in 40 other countries around the world, doesn’t dazzle the user with its fast-speed motion just to extract the juice. It slowly and gently presses—not crushes—the fruit or vegetable to extract its all-natural juices.

The result is you get juice full of essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and important live enzymes that are good for the body to achieve healthy, yet remains tasty and full of natural juice flavors, something you don’t get from the usual juicers. Vitamins and minerals like lycopene, antosianin, and beta-carotene are important nutrients that help fight certain types of cancer. It also helps prevent aging and has tremendous qualities to help improve our skin.

By getting more tasty and healthy juices, you can now put 100% all natural juice on the Christmas dining table this coming Noche Buena and not those unhealthy sodas or fruit drinks that are commercially manufactured and packed with harmful chemicals and artificial flavoring and coloring that are dangerous to the body, especially for kids.

Therefore, you get more flavor, more natural juices and above all, good health for the family for this Christmas season and in the next.

Still in a quandary on what to give a special someone or a family member, especially those whom you think have no time to care about their health? Try the revolutionary Hurom Slow Juicer as an alternative Christmas gift. After all, there no material item in this world that can match the gift of health, more importantly for someone you love.

The pioneering Hurom Slow Juicer is available at the following outlets: S&R Bonifacio Global City; Rustan’s department stores in Makati, Shangri-La Plaza and Alabang; Rustan’s Supermarket Rockwell and Landmark in Makati and Trinoma. For more details about the Hurom Slow Juicer, call Zinven International Corp., the exclusive distributor of Hurom Slow Juicer, at (+632) 926-7782 or (+632) 926-7786, or visit

Glamping a.k.a Glamorous Camping and Celebration of Love and Wellness with Nurture Spa Village Tagaytay

Glamping is short for Glamorous Glamping. And when I was introduced to this a few months ago, I was bit hesitant. I’m really not the type of being really adventurous in terms of being outdoors. But Nurture Spa Village in Tagaytay changed my perspective in glamping. Nurture Spa Village provides an extravagant experience for their clients the splendor of the great outdoors and still enjoying the usual comforts that they cannot live without.

Nurture Spa Village is one of the best and famous place providing wellness and better quality of life. While having their clients experience pampering and romantic journey for them, it also offers to enjoy and explore a healthy yet joyful lifestyle.

DAY 1: 

Just recently, we were very lucky to experience the overnight love and wellness from Nurture Spa Village which started with Glamping.

We were warmly welcomed by their staff and Ms. Cathy Turvill, who is a Human Resource Professional and an internationally licensed therapist. She is also the Founding President of the Spa Association of the Philippines.

The Glamping Site:

And even before reaching the area in where the tents are, the beautiful greens all over Nurture Spa Village will welcome their clients. Breath of fresh air, sounds from birds and frogs, the swaying of the plants and trees as if they are welcoming us. It was such a peaceful entrance which added to our excitement.

The swimming pool is one of the facilities free for the clients who would like to enjoy the water while feeling the greens all around.

Team building activities were also perfect with its large garden. There’s also a Labyrinth which provides a natural backdrop for outdoor adventure activities.

Now here comes the glamping part, when we reached the area in where the tents are, we were really surprised. There are tents which is huge enough to accommodate 5-6 persons inside. That’s, wow! Perfect for families and barkadas. And of course there are also tents just for couples. 🙂

The Hilot Massage:

After our sumptuous and healthy lunch (which I will posting separately), we got to experience their Hilot Massage. This is a full body massage which aims to relieve our tired and aching body using the alaga massage oil — a blend of rosemary, ginger and peppermint essential oils — to ease body discomfort.

We were then assisted to their massage houses and had our feet cleansed and scrubbed first before we were asked to lay down and be ready for the massage. Tell you, it was the most relaxing body massage I’ve ever experience. I felt like 1hr is not enough and I wanted more. Haha!

My friend and I really enjoyed our body massage. The staff assigned to us were so accommodating and friendly that we got to the point that we are already sharing personal experience with each other.

The Wellness Talk:

And what a good way to continue our relaxing body massage? A Wellness Talk. Ms. Cathy was kind enough to spare us some of her time and share with us her knowledge on wellness.

With C.H.O.I.C.E.S., one can create themselves a lifestyle that will slow down their aging process, keep them pumped up with vital energy well into their “old age” and make them more resistant to the debilitating diseases that seem to come naturally with getting older.

I learned so many things about wellness with our talk with Ms. Cathy. I realized that natural anti-aging is not a quick fix. It is a process that starts with a decision, moves forward with commitment and hopefully, eventually becomes a lifestyle. 🙂

The Organic Farm Tour:

We were also brought to see their organic farm in where veggies being served to their customers are coming from. It was really nice to see how fresh they were.

The Healthy Cooking Preparation:

After the talk, Ms. Kathy and Nurture Spa’s Head Chef prepared a fun activity for all of us. It was the Healthy Cooking Preparation. There we were introduced to easy way of preparing healthy foods.

Ripe mangoes, malunggay leaves, saluyot, wheat grass, kale leaves with different spices were waiting for us. Haha! I was telling myself, “gosh! do I need to eat these?!”

Kale Leaves Being Cleansed by Ionization

After a few mixes and grinding done, we got to taste them. OMG! I was so scared. I’ve never eaten raw veggies!! But to cut the story short, amazingly, I liked all of them. Haha! Glory to God!! In my entire 32 years of existence, Nurture Spa Village is the only one who had me eat raw veggies. How’s that? Huh?!

Squash Noodles

Saluyot and Honey

Wheat Grass and Honey

Malunggay and Mango

These were just some of the healthy food that we got to experience. There were still several that was prepared for us, but I wasn’t able to take photos of them. We loved all of them. And what’s really amazing and fun with these healthy foods, we didn’t feel full at all.

The Barbecue, Bonfire and Dinner:

Dinner was one of the things I was also excited about. Because we get to have a bonfire and barbecue galore. 🙂 It was the time that we really get to rest, enjoy each other’s company and absorb all that’s Nurture Spa was giving to us.

So that wraps up our first day in Nurture Spa Village. Day 1 is full of surprises, honestly. First time to try glamping and it was an awesome experience. My wellness journey starts on this day. 🙂

DAY 2: 

I still have the hangups of fun from our 1st day of glamping. We even took the plunge in the swimming pool last night. It was a bit gloomy and rainy when we all woke up. After preparing ourselves for another exciting day, we found ourselves ready for breakfast.

Qi Gong Exercises and Exercise Circuit:

Qi Gong exercises — we call it also breathing and stretching exercises. With our instructor Ms. Hanna (from Germany). Qi Gong is literally “Life Energy Cultivation” is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. The gloomy weather, moist grass on our feet and of course, the fresh air helped a lot. It was a new and nice experience for all of us.

With our instructor, Ms. Hanna

After we had lunch, we were with Ms. Cathy again for some laughing exercises. 🙂

The Laughter Yoga:

Our experience with laughter yoga was awesome. It was really fun. Initially, Ms. Cathy asked us to think about the people who really annoys us and laugh about it. We laugh and laugh and laugh to our hearts out. It employs a perfect blend of playful, empowering and otherwise tension-releasing simple laughter exercises, interspersed with gentle breathing, warm up and stretching exercises, rhythmic clapping and chanting in unison. These exercises are done as a way to improve health, increase well-being, and promote peace in the world through personal transformation. In Laughter Yoga — laughter is a tool, not an emotion.

The Pineapple and Pepper Farm Tour:

We had another farm tour. This time, it is outside the Nurture Spa Village. There, we were accompanied by of their staff and was introduced to a huge farm which has pineapples, coffee, pepper, banana, ginger and many more. Good thing, the sun was up already.

The farm experience was overwhelming but we surely enjoyed it. This only showed how rich Tagaytay is when it comes to its own crops.

The Organic Facial Spa:

And last for our activities, we wrapped up our 2nd day in Nurture Spa Village by having their organic facial spa. A treatment that is both hydrating and invigorating to the skin. Ideal for Manila’s polluted air or for those who spend a lot of time in air-conditioning. Ideal after a long flight to smooth the skin’s surface and improve facial contours.

With so much gladness, we were sad to leave the place. I personally felt that I was renewed with the love and wellness that Nurture Spa Village introduced to us. From their unique accommodations, spa facilities, state-of-the-art wellness facilities, relaxing and huge garden area, with their function rooms and their restaurant. All these offers a romantic journey to a healthy yet joyful lifestyle in addition to Nurture Spa’s tried and tested spa treatments.

Thank you, Nurture Spa Village for the wonderful and healthy experience. Thank you for letting me appreciate the raw veggies and healthy living more. Thank you, Ms. Cathy Turvill for your kindness and sharing your time with us. Thank you, Ms. Hanna for letting us experience an enjoyable exercises which I will be bringing home with me. 

I will definitely visit again, soon! 🙂


About Nurture Spa Village

One of the pioneers in the Philippine spa industry, Nurture Spa (now renamed Nurture Village) Tagaytay is a Department of Tourism accredited destination spa established in 2002. Nurture Spa Viillage was recently named one of the 28 Most Relaxing Spas in Asia by CNN Go (June 2010) and one of the Top Seven Spas of the Philippines by Asia Spa Magazine (May-June 2010 issue) a Hongkong based luxury magazine.

Address: Pulong Sagingan, Brgy. Maitim II West, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact #s: +632-270-9786 | +632-401-9030 | +6346-544-1070
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Directions: From Tagaytay Rotondo straight ahead going to Batangas. Your landmark is a group of restaurants (Starbucks, Leslie’s Dencio’s and Carlos Pizza), right across is Magallanes Square (where 711 and Globe Telecom is), turn right and follow the signs leading to Nurture Spa.

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