Bipolar

The term “bipolar” — which means “two poles” signifying the polar opposites of mania and depression—first appeared in the American Psychiatric Association’s (AMA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in its third revision in 1980. It was that revision that did away with the term mania to avoid calling patients “maniacs.” Now in it’s fifth version, the…

Have A Healthy Breakfast

It’s Sunday Morning and let’s start the day right by having a healthy yet savory meal. French Toast!

Pechay or “Bok choy”

“Pak Choy” or “Bok choy” is the Cantonese name under which most U.S. groceries sell the nutritious green vegetable known in the Philippines as “pechay.” Pechay is a relatively bland vegetable related to cabbage. Its whitish chopped ribs and green shredded leaves are often used to add nutrients, crunch and color to stir-fried dishes. Nutritional Facts:…

Let’s Dive into the Chocolate Pleasure

Christmas Season is the season of “Indulgence”. Food is abundant in this time of the year.  And one of the top indulgence of people is Chocolates. So before we wallow in the fountain of chocolates, let’s check the myths and facts about chocolates. MYTH: Chocolate causes cavities. FACT: Not so. Normal consumption of milk chocolate, especially at…

Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting of two or more layers. The main, or thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar; the bottom layer is often a crust or base made from crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake.[1] It may be baked or unbaked. Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavored or topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts,…

An Interesting Promise from a Drink

I found these Health Drink products at Watson’s that caught my interest. It has an intriguing promise to its customers. “Beautiful Skin” and “A Better Digestion”, surprisingly coming from a drink called “Beauti Drink“. I decided to buy one of each kind to test it myself, and if I’m satisfied probably make some recommendations. These products came…

Katuray or Sesbania Grandiflora

Also known as agati or hummingbird tree/scarlet wisteria. Katuray as we call it here in the Philippines. Origin and Distribution Indigenous from Malaysia to North Australia; Cultivated in many parts of India. It has a large number of traditional uses. It grows where there is good soil and hot humid temperature. Die in snow, cold weather….

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

A lot of Moms Like me suffer from moderate to severe stretch marks on their tummy during and after pregnancy. These types seem hopeless but to my research there are ways on how to get rid of this.  Check out some of these options, listed from easiest to most difficult to execute. 1.  Verified Topical Options Use…

Alugbati or Red vine spinach

Freshly picked from backyard vegetable garden Basella alba, or Malabar spinach, Malabar nightshade, Alugbati or Alabati in Philippines, (also Phooi leaf, Red vine spinach, Creeping spinach, Climbing spinach, Indian spinach, Philippine Spinach, Asian Spinach) is a perennial vine found in the tropics where it is widely used as a leaf vegetable. Description: Basella alba is a fast-growing, soft-stemmed vine, reaching 10 metres (33 ft) in length. Its thick, semi-succulent, heart-shaped leaves have a mild flavour and mucilaginous texture. The…

Broccoli or Cabbage sprout

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is closely related to cauliflower. Its cultivation originated in Italy. Broccolo, its Italian name, means ‘cabbage sprout.’ Because of its different components, broccoli provides a range of tastes and textures, from soft and flowery (the floret) to fibrous and crunchy (the stem and stalk). Do not…

Yoga

I’ve always been curious what Yoga can really do for me if ever I would engage myself in this type of practice. So I decided to research about it first and here’s what I’ve learned. Before You Start: Staying Safe While Practicing Yoga Even though for most healthy people yoga is a safe non-aerobic form of…

Avocado or Alligator Pear

The Avocado is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. Avocado is derived from the Aztec word ‘ahuacatl.’ I never imagine this fruit is so nutritious. My parents have several tree of avocado growing on their backyard, and when the fruit is in season they would…