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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​Three Kiwis

Three KiwisThe only kind of kiwi I ever really knew growing up was the black, shiny kind used to polish shoes. Never having really thought about it, I only recently found out that the popular brand of shoe polish was then named such because the wife of its creator, William Ramsay, was from New Zealand.My next encounter [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: Grade “A” Vitamin for “A+” Health

Grade “A” Vitamin for “A+” HealthThe world is obsessed with the best. Everyone wants to win at everything and experience nothing less than being first. For as early as I can remember, I have been taught in school to always get the perfect score and achieve as many awards as I could in order to receive the respect [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: Would You Lather?

Would You Lather? Growing up, we never had a bathtub in our bathroom. In fact, in all the apartments that we rented moving from place to place, we rarely even had a shower. This meant that we had to make do with taking a bath using water from the faucet and the good old fashioned bucket with its trusty sidekick, [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga Poses - Cobra Pose (3 of 6)

Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga Poses Cobra Pose (3 of 6)“Hard like steel and soft like a rope of silk,” is the Shaolin saying that describes one of the five Kung Fu animal styles of Chinese martial arts—the Snake Style. According to legend (or at least according to Rob Moses, Kung Fu alchemist and creator of PhysioStix and [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​World of Walnuts

World of WalnutsMy wife, Izz, confesses that when it comes to songs, she is poor with identifying not just the artist, but most especially with remembering the lyrics. I think it’s perfectly normal as I’m sure a lot of you would agree and actually relate with her. Even I admit that I, too, don’t have a clue sometimes [...]

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ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: ​E-ssential for Love

E-ssential for Love Thinking of a good quote on love to start this article in celebration of the month of hearts, I didn’t realize that many of the sayings about the most popular feeling on earth have much to do with the eyes and seeing. Take the following for example: “Love is blind;” “The eyes are the window to the soul;” [...]

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CHECK THE LABEL: ​Beware, The Claw!

Beware, The Claw!Electric Drive Transportation Association? European Detergent Transportation Asset? European Dialysis Transplant Association? No, EDTA stands for ethylenediaminetatraacetic acid. EDTA, according to WebMD, is a molecule that acts as a chelating agent. The word “chelate” is derived from the Greek word “chele,” which means “to claw,” thus, giving EDTA the ability “to claw” or attach itself to [...]

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WORKOUT FOR THE WEEK: ​Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga Poses - Triangle Pose (2 of 6)

Fight Skin Problems with these 6 Yoga Poses: Triangle Pose (2 of 6)In our last Workout for the Week article, we touched on six yoga poses that help prevent common skin problems such as acne and skin rashes. The first yoga pose we talked about was Uttanasana or the Standing Forward Bend. Today we will move on to the second [...]

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HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEALTH IS: ​A Fresh Perspective

A Fresh PerspectiveHave you experienced nearly having a heart attack because your in-laws, friends, or partners unexpectedly called to tell you that they are coming over to your house… and as you were about to say “Okay,” you realized that your house looks like a mountain of mess and smells like all sorts of animals have been living in [...]

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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): ​To-MAY-to, To-MAH-to

To-MAY-to, To-MAH-toIn most Filipino dishes (that I usually eat) such as fried/grilled fish, red or regular boiled eggs, and grilled eggplants, one of the many side dishes that will never be absent is the tomato. Some of my friends think it’s weird when I eat freshly sliced tomatoes alone. They consider it a bit gross because of its juiciness [...]

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