NOVUHAIR and Winning the Battle against Hair Loss

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Without you knowing or noticing it, your hair could be dying on you.

The daily grind can take its toll. Workload, traffic, stress, even sleep deprivation are inescapable realities. Indeed, it is difficult to look good or even decent with everything that needs to be done day in and out, but looking good on the outside might mean an ammunition of beauty products mostly made from harmful chemicals.

Never just go with the flow. Change your strategy and let NOVUHAIR show you the way, as it is nature’s answer to hair loss. All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways. Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR. You can never go wrong with au naturale!

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Abby Asistio won her battle; win yours too!

Now, you can optimize your NOVUHAIR experience with NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack (topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner) and enjoy an extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusive at participating Watsons stores nationwide!

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Avail NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 NEW YEAR PROMO PACK exclusive at the following participating WATSONS stores nationwide:

  • SM Mall of Asia 1, SM Megamall A, SM Megamall A3 Daimaru
  • SM North Edsa Main 2, Fisher Mall, SM City Fairview Mall 1
  • SM Makati Mall 3, SM Makati Hypermarket, Oriental Gardens Makati, Market! Market!
  • Robinsons Place Manila, SM San Lazaro Supermarket, SM San Lazaro Mall 1, Savemore Laong Laan 2, SM Sta. Mesa Mall 3, SM Sta. Mesa Centerpoint 3
  • SM Masinag, Savemore Rempson Marikina, SM Taytay Rizal
  • SM Marilao Hypermarket, SM Pampanga Annex, SM Pampanga Mall 1, SM Clark Mall, Savemore Dinalupihan, Waltermart San Fernando Pampanga
  • SM Southmall 5, SM Bicutan Mall B-2 Hypermarket, Festival Mall, Orofino Bldg. Dona Soledad
  • SM Sta. Rosa Mall, SM Sta. Rosa Supermarket, Waltermart Sta. Rosa, SM Calamba, Waltermart Cabuyao
  • SM Bacoor Mall 2, SM Dasmarinas Mall 3, Premier Plaza Mall Silang Cavite, Waltermart Trece Martires, Kadiwa Cavite Hypermarket, Lumina Point Cavite
  • SM Lipa Mall, SM Lipa Supermarket, Waltermart Tanaunan, SM Batangas Mall 1, Waltermart Nasugbu
  • SM Lucena, SM Naga Mall, J.S Arcilla Bldg. Tabaco
  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • SM Davao Mall 1

For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, visit NOVUHAIR Facebook Page (Novuhair Official) or website at www.novuhair.com.

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Make good choices with NovuHair!                                   image courtesy: brainyquote.com

Gifting with Purpose: NOVUHAIR

It’s the season of the never-ending parties once again.

While this means trying to look your best at all times, this also translates to countless trips to the salon for perming and styling. Often times we hardly realize the damage to delicate strands caused by chemical contents of various products used on our hair — until it becomes lackluster and begins to fall out.

A situation that further complicates this vicious cycle is the heat and humidity brought about by extreme weather condition. Either way dries out the locks easily and makes it more fragile and again, more prone to breaking and falling out.

Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is in the plate. Your diet must have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful on what you take in, thinking that it’s also what you feed your ‘do.

Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Stay confident by just taking it easy, letting your hair down and partying with great common sense.

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Packed with 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients,

  • NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall malady, but also aids in stimulating hair growth.
  • NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation.
  • NOVUHAIR is clinically-tested and proven safe and effective.

Opt for ONLY the best, whether it’s a luxury gift for loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep you party-ready this Holiday season!

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For inquiries, please call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. You may also visit www.novuhair.com or Novuhair’s Facebook page – Novuhair Official.

 

Jason: The Warrior Inside an Autist

My eldest son Jason graduated AB English from TIP in 2015. Most families with special children patted me in the back and congratulated, saying. “You did well, Mommy, but this is it, this is where to draw the line..” They said it like a death sentence and perhaps they meant well; autists, even high-functioning ones are not well-known to be part of the working class.

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Jason with younger sibling Aimee and Me
Jason running his favorite 10k distance at Camp Aguinaldo QC

Frankly, I was at a loss for a while. Being in school for many years, there was a certain contentment and complacency that all parents like me thrive on, because it certainly gave a direction and purpose to our children’s extraordinary lives. My hubby once half-kidded me that we can keep Jason in school, one course after another, until our dying days. Back then, and even now, I’m not sure if we played that denial stage not so much because we didn’t exactly know what to do with Jason after college — or, if that we were just plain scared of what the world might NOT offer him.

Trusting my instincts and with the necessary support of Mona Veluz of ASP, we placed Jason on a soft program of developing and instilling both soft (socialization, communication, decision-making, problem-solving) and hard skills (detailed work, computer proficiency) for over a year, post-college. For the first time, Jason interfaced with fellow adult autists and I saw how inward-looking my son became even after 15 years of formal classroom education.

I still get weepy when I recall how much of a man he transformed right before my eyes. Yes, he took a little from our family life but he placed those emotional deposits into another “family” of fellow-autists and primary supporters who knew and encouraged that part of him yearning to break out. This was the WARRIOR inside that had been aching and fighting for release.

When the stint at SM Mezza Savemore came. my warrior was more than ready.  Except for a few adjustments here and there, Jason started making personal decisions on how he would be conducting his work, from the moment he woke up, commuted via LRT, walked almost 1 kilometer to and from our place everyday, the manner by which he would comply with tasks given to him, and most especially, what he would do with his salary.  I did not mind taking the backseat and taking his bull-headedness at times, after all, this was also teaching him life-skills more than anything else.

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Thank you ASP, ILLC and SM SaveMore for this experience!
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with friends and co-workers Brainard and Rhav!

I specifically remember that stormy day in late September that we got a text message from him – “SOS, LRT is closed. What to do?” Trying not to sound worried, I texted him back with a message that an Uber driver was on his way to get him. It didn’t take long for him to get home after that, but I ‘m still proud of that fact that my warrior had become less dependent on me and more dependent on his own man.

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Jason and the ASP boys of Mona Veluz!

As sure as Jason is looking forward to more work experience, I will be happy to have him home more often in the meantime, being helpful at some chores and running errands. In fact, we know he will hit the roads and pick up his running more regularly now; all part of being the warrior that he will continue to be.

“See you again someday, SM Mezza Savemore

Autism is NOT a limitation; it is a beautiful beginning waiting to unfold!

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Formula for Immunity + The Looks = CONZACE

Even the best of our TV and movie stars can fade away fast, prematurely, if they do not take care of their health and complete well-being.  Because like it or not, acting is such a demanding job that requires long hours in unfavorable weather conditions and thriving in stressful situations – than the average guy.

Take veteran actor Ian Veneracion, now 42. We can’t get enough of this hunk and that only means sleepless days and nights under the klieg lights as when he portrayed Engineer Antonio “Anton” Noble IV as the he dashing, separated with three kids guy who falls in love with another broken soul. And of course before, as Eduardo Buenavista in the 2015 remake of ‘Pangako Sa Yo,’ the role that regained Veneracion’s fame and his career to leading man stature.

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And then there’s that totally different side of Veneracion that is separate from showbusiness. Apart from being an actor, he is also a painter, an athlete, a pilot, a chef, and a family man—the last being his favorite role to play.

But to be all that and MORE, Veneracion needs a multivitamins-and-minerals regimen that will help him cope, not just with his busy schedule, but with the different roles that he has to play in life. “I need strong immunity as well as healthy skin and hair, I cannot afford to get sick, and look stressed.”

Ogilvy Unilab Conzace x Ian Veneracion17570_02.pngWhen United Laboratories, Inc. (UNILAB) chose Ian Veneracion  to be the face of its premier multivitamins-and-minerals Conzace, logically he had to be put on the daily Conzace regimen to support his active lifestyle. Hence, Veneracion, by advocating for Conzace, also promotes good health from within (immunity) and out (good looks).

I believe that if you are healthy inside, it just comes out. It reflects physically—in your hair and in your skin. And in the line of job that I am in, it is quite important that I don’t just don’t look good but really be healthy,” Veneracion concludes.

Invest in good health with Conzace

Decades ago, our parents forced carrots on us for a good dose of Vitamin A and only Vitamin C was the supplement-standard long term protection against many diseases. In more recent years, Zinc became such a popular option because of similar therapeutic results in terms of immunity and wound-healing. And then also came trending of Vitamin E as tops in anti-oxidant properties.

We live in the times when, perhaps, no single medicine or food supplement can address building one’s defense against illnesses, hence CONZACE was developed to remove the guesswork and start re-building a better body.

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  • Conzace is the only Multivitamin Brand in the country that has the unique formulation of 25mg Zinc, 5,000 IU Vitamins A, 500mg Vitamin C and 100IU E. This combined formulation provides the highest levels over other multivitamins brand.
  • Conzace’s unique formulation creates a synergistic effect that is clinically proven to provide top Immunity through the following:
    • ZACE help in the production and multiplication of white blood cells, strengthening one’s immunity
    • ZACE helps white blood cells eliminate foreign  microbes including viruses, germs and bacteria which cause sicknesses
    • Each of the ZACE molecules in Conzace contributes in providing healthy skin and hair.
      • Zinc: Assists in proper structure of proteins and cell membranes, improves wound healing
      • Vit A: Maintains normal skin health by reducing bacterial numbers in both the ducts and skin surface
      • Vit C: Helps in Collagen production to improve Skin Regeneration
      • Vit E: Protects tissue from free radicals through its Antioxidant properties

All these attributes result in Conzace being the number 1 prescribed Multivitamins + Mineral brand by General Practitioners and Dermatologists.

So get your immunity and good looks in a single take, as Ian Veneracion does. There is NO OTHER. Conzace.

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for more information, please visit the following sites:

website:                              http://conzace.com.ph/

facebook:                            https://www.facebook.com/Conzace/

 

Crave Healthy: Cravings Satisfied!

A distinct common experience in pregnancy is an unmistakable craving for certain foods, which may or may not be supportive of the condition of both expectant mom and/or the baby.  In fact, snacking in general is considered unhealthy but preggies do lament that hormones make craving for snacks so unmanageable and stressful!

Thank the heavens we now have Crave Healthy.

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.

It’s NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s DELICIOUS because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.

Hence, preggies can NOW UNITE and have their ultimate food cravings and hunger pangs satisfied, without comprising on their health and the growing life within – with nutritious and delicious Crave Healthy!

It’s available online at http://www.cravehealthysnacks.com, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

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Crave Healthy 30g SRP P25.00

Athena Builds Strong, Beautiful and Intelligent Women

We’ve come a long way, WOMAN, and we want it all.

The XY-gene has definitely evolved into the human being that we have always wanted to be – strong, intelligent and responsible. Almost gone are the days when we were referred to as the ‘weaker sex” because we seek the same achievements as men, and we go after our life goals with a steely determination that envelopes a soft side we call wisdom.

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Women have become the greatest juggler of our time. Some by necessity, others by sheer will and purpose. But with increasing roles and responsibilities, the essential woman of today needs a solid nutritional base to strike a balance between work, family and other passions – and be able to enjoy life to the fullest. We have to stay fit and attractive, to look good and feel good whenever we can.

Even Athena, the Greek patroness of wisdom and war, directed Wonder Woman to a especially-formulated nutritional concoction that can fully enhance the the very same gifts and attributes that make them superior beings.

Introducing Athena, the milk especially formulated to meet OUR special nutritional needs.

High Calcium essential for optimum bone health. It is also a source of Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus – nutrients to help maintain strong bones

Low in Fat so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake

Source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function.

Two glasses daily of Athena is a delicious beverage to start and end the day!

Drink Athena today!

Athena is available online at www.athena.com.ph and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar drugstores.

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Athena Milk 180g SRP 180.00

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Athena Milk 400g SRP 273.00

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Athena Choco SRP P130.00

 

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Not just pain but Breakthrough Cancer Pain

One day we wake up to the harsh reality that cancer has become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality everywhere. It is even projected that towards 2030, cancer will become the leading cause of death globally, beating even cardiovascular diseases and other communicable diseases (source: http://www.ceche.org/publications/infocus/fall2007/GlobalDisease.html).

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A friend used the word “commonplace” to describe cancer and I would go further one step to say that we become united as a community to talk about it quite openly, but PAIN is a taboo topic from our lack of knowledge and even patients’ unwillingness to discourse.

They say that the hardest situation in the world is watching a loved one deal with cancer pain, especially the terrible, almost unpredictable flares OVER and ABOVE the usual background (basal) pain. Now I understand why cancer patients can cope on some days  and then all of a sudden, excuse the self from life — reeling through and dealing with breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is something one does NOT share easily.

Breakthrough Cancer Pain : The Media Event, March 7, 2017 at the EDSA Shangrila

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Dr Dolma Santos, Medical Oncologist

In  this recent undertaking that sought to raise awareness on BTcP, a mix of medical oncology and pain management studies where presented by the experts. Dr. Dolma Santos, leading Filipino medical oncolologist presented the prevalance of BTcP in the local setting, wherein an estimated 45,000 Filipinos suffer with this debilitating cancer pain. It was even postulated that the numbers might be conservative due to the Filipino nature of “suffering in silence” rather than make family and friends worry about their condition.

Based on the Cancer facts and Estimates, “…there will be 200,000 (annually) Filipinos who will suffer cancer pain such that pain-alleviating management must be made available now”, quipped Dr. Santos.

 

 

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Prof Michael Uberall

Hence, according to Prof Uberall, the pain and palliative care expert from Germany: Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) is a transient exacerbation of pain than occurs either spontaneously, or in relation to a specific predictable or unpredictable trigger, despite relatively stable and adequately controlled background pain. BTcP is characterised by a sudden onset of pain that reaches peak intensity within as little as 3 minutes and lasts for an average of 30 minutes. Patients with cancer have around 4 episodes of BTcP in a day.

 

 

 

Small wonder that BTcP is a common problem among cancer patients with its detrimental impact on quality of life (QoL), including daily functioning, social relationships and overall enjoyment of life – despite the cancer. Furthermore, a number of studies have reported that a large proportion of patients with BTcP feel dissatisfied with their pain control. Thus, there is a need for effective treatments for relief of BTcP as current treatments do not adequately address BTcP.

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The Meranini Medical-Marketing Team with Dr Uberall and Dr Santos

 

 

Now, cancer patients who suffer from Breakthrough Cancer Pain do not have to miss those special moments in their lives. If you or any of your loved ones are suffering from Breakthrough Cancer Pain, please seek consult with either your pain/palliative care specialist or medical oncologist.

Quality of Life means Control Over BTcP

I have heard of a lot of stories from families and friends who were surprised that the cancer patient can be very practical many times over and not opt for chemotherapy or any cytostatic medication anymore.  I recall that the late President Corazon Aquino, despite her having obvious means of getting the best medical care and against the advise of her medical team, simply opted for pain-killers rather than spend for chemotherapy.

While I will never espouse self-medication or question the benefit of chemotherapy, at the end of day, it’s the pain that has to be addressed…to still have some semblance of Quality of Life, especially if the pain is BTcP.

 

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-about Meranini and its philosophy

Menarini Asia-Pacific improves the lives of people in the region by providing them rapid market access to innovative healthcare brands from around the world. We do this through our established global network, strong expertise across key therapeutic areas, proven brand and sales know-how, to insightful experience in all major Asia-Pacific markets. Menarini Asia-Pacific is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Menarini Group. Leveraging the strengths of its global infrastructure, we are able to tap onto extensive global resources and our own unique local customer insights to deliver innovative brands from R&D, through to manufacturing, regulatory approvals and commercialisation.

 

References:

1. Institute for Neurological Science, Nuernberg, Germany – as presented by Prof Michael Uberall in the BTcP Media Event 03.07.17, EDSA Shangrila