Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Puree Love: Feeding Your Baby the Healthiest Way

Written by Jhengpot Macatimpag at 4:07 PM 0 comments
I may not have a baby of my own, yet, but my nephews grew with me.  So I know how to take  care of the young ones.  And the transition between milk to solid food is a fun time for mommies and Aunts everywhere. It’s the perfect time to experiment with fruits and vegetables as you slowly introduce new food groups to your child. :)

When it comes to feeding babies, mommies have long relied on pureed fruits and vegetables to get the job done. 
Below are some age-appropriate mommy puree favorites for every stage.

Baby applesauce for 4 months and above.  
With just the right amount of baby apples and a reliable food processor or blender, you can let your little one enjoy the many benefits of apples. Babies love its sweet taste while enjoying the abundance of vitamin C and fiber.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Advocacy: Epilepsy Awareness and its Impact to Society

Written by Jhengpot Macatimpag at 11:00 PM 0 comments
It is not easy to grow up in a family with epilepsy.  As a child, every seizures became an unforgettable moments/ experiences of my life I can't forget.  Every accidents accompanied by seizure attacks ( head bumps, head cracks, burned hands, cracked bones and a lot more) remain crystal clear in my memories.  During those times, I was so afraid to go near that person; convulsing, throwing up saliva.  I always said "I wanna go to bed."

But as I grew up with that person, I learned how to take care of the situation.  Elders taught me what to do in case the attack happened when we're alone.  The most important thing to do is to ensure the safety of that person, to prevent the head from hitting the ground.

Awareness is one of the very important things to consider with this condition.   And with that, I am here to help PLEA spread this awareness to people who doesn't know about Epilepsy.  In the Philippines, we celebrated the National Epilepsy Day last September 1-6 with the theme: EPILEPSY: TIGIL ATAKE...TULAY SA TAGUMPAY.  The week was started off with Tripartite Symposium for Neurologists: MARIJUANA in Epilepsy held in Sulu Hotel last September 1.
This was a forum among neurologist to discuss the emerging issues on Medical Marijuana and to hopefully come out with a consensus statement on its role in the management of Epilepsy in the Philippines.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pony Show Off 4: Showing off your Digital Wizardry

Written by Jhengpot Macatimpag at 9:00 PM 0 comments
Are you edgy enough to pass for Quentin Tarantino’s protégé? Or maybe deviantART is your domain and you are its best-kept secret. Then again, you could be the brains behind the next YouTube sensation; or the rising video star to follow Miley Cyrus in her hot makeover?

If you have the eye and talent to whip up astounding images or compelling short videos, then you are exactly the digital wizard PONY is looking for.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Attack of Bacteria: Know your Enemy

Written by Jhengpot Macatimpag at 8:00 AM 0 comments
Did you know that good oral hygiene begins and ends with bacteria?  
Yes, that is right.  There are up to 72 kinds of bacterias living in our mouth and once the strain is there, we can never take it out.  The best we can do is to keep it at a minimum. So we have to start with a healthy environment for good bacteria to grow.  Maintain this regimen by preventing bad bacteria from accumulating and causing plaque, cavities and bad breathes.

How to do it?
 Start with the food you eat. Avoid sugary and starchy food, consume more vegetables, and drink your eight glasses of water a day. 
After eating, always brush your teeth, use oral care products with anti-bacterial features, and clean your tongue with scrapers or your tooth brush. 
By knowing the enemy of good oral hygiene, you can easily win the fight against it. :)

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