Huwebes, Nobyembre 28, 2013

AKTIVATE SPORTS IN COOPERATION WITH NAASCU TO STAGE CHRISTMAS AND FAMILY BAZAAR AT THE SMX 2013



 Welcome!!






Organized by:
AKTIVATE SPORTS PROMOTION

In cooperation with:
NAASCU


Marketing Arm:
Tradex Specialist
438-1848 * 995-8296 *  995-7218

Ronand  0918-2813819  *  Sherly    0905-7407627  Keith  0915-9729548




 
 
X’MAS NAASCU &
FAMILY BAZAAR
Hall 3, SMX Convention Center
December 20, 21 & 22, 2013



RTW, SHOES, BAGS,  UNDERGARMENTS, FASHION ACCESSORIES,  HEALTH PRODUCTS,  REALTY COMPANIES, RESORTS & TOURIST DESTINATIONS, NOVELTY & GIFT ITEMS, TOYS, BOOKS & LEARNING TOOLS & EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, KITCHEN WARES & GADGETS, FURNITURES & HOME APPLIANCES, CARS, MOTORCYCLES, BICYLES, SPORTS ACCESSORIES, EQUIPMENT & GADGETS, FOOD AND BEVERAGES AND ALL OTHER CONSUMER PRODUCTS. 


Organized by:
AKTIVATE SPORTS PROMOTION

In cooperation with:
NAASCU


Marketing Arm:
Tradex Specialist
438-1848 * 995-8296 *  995-7218

Ronand  0918-2813819  *  Sherly    0905-7407627  Keith  0915-9729548

HEALING THE NATURAL WAY THRU ACUPUNCTURE AND NATURAL THERAPY..

Acupuncture & Massage Clinic Operation The Easy Way
By Ver M. Garcia

            In photo: Dr. Ronnie Royo, ND receives Parangal ng Bayan Award as outstanding  in the field of Acupuncture & Wellness. Held recently at the Music Museum. With him to award the trophy is Jake Navea, media personality and head of the awarding committee.. Photo by:  Ver M. Garcia

Are you in the health & wellness industry, owner of herbal products and planning to put your own clinic? If yes, then the Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines, a multi-awarded health provider, TESDA accredited and training institution will conduct seminar/workshops on ‘How to Learn Acupuncture and Spa & Massage Clinic Operation the Easy Way at Suite 402 Dona Amparo Bldg., in Tolentino St., Espana, Manila, near UST infront of BDO besides St. Agustine School of Nursing. Every  Monday, Wednesday & Friday. From 9am to 5pm.

                   The Science of Acupuncture as featured by BBC Documentary

Acupuncture is recommended to patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer or autoimmune diseases. It boost the body resistance to better tolerate the toxic agents by minimizing the side effects of the chemotherapy. Acupuncture is known to be effective for anemia. A hypertensive patient was able to decrease his anti-hypertensive medicine with only 6 or 10 sessions of acupuncture. Actual demonstration is included to make it more lively and interesting.

Those who are planning to put up their own health centers, Nurses, PT/OT's, Graduates of Medicine and still underboard, OFW’s, seamen, teachers, and those in the medical professions this course is for you.

The course itself is just like teaching the students one on one in the classroom.
Those interested to join may contact Ms. Rose Royo or Dr. Ronnie at 734-4093, 400-2362 or 0919-8857795 for enrollment details. (VerGarciaBlogs)


Dr. Ronnie Royo's Calling Card at your service. You are welcome.. Thanks

Here's our lowest price for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Training.. For details and reservations. We are offering group training package on a discounted rate on the above courses. Look for Dr. Ronnie A. Royo, ND, M.Sc.CAM.,CAc. Tel. +632-7344093, +639198857795, +639267348895 (VG) 

Diabetes Prevention and Control..

Effective Ways To Stop Diabetes
By: Naomi D. Mercado and Teddy Cho

In photo: Karla Reyes, Susan Amoroso, Juvy De Guzman, Ver M. Garcia, Joey Collantes, Dr. Richard V. Fernando, Dr. Rima T. Tan, Dr. Agnes T. Cruz, Ms. Leyden V. Florido, RN. Name of participants not in proper sequence.. Photo by Ted Cho


Worldwide data gathered proves that by the time diabetes is diagnosed, one fourth of its victims already have complications- mainly in the form of eye and kidney disorder the key to making an impact in such ailments is early detection. The pre-diabetes stage seems to be prevalent as diabetes itself, often described as in between phase where the individual is not yet diabetic yet the blood sugar is not normal.

If early detections is an excellent platform prevention we might as well identify people in the pre-diabetes stage, those that are overweight and obese, those with family history of diabetes mellitus (DM) or women with diabetes during pregnancy, then doctors can possibly intervene at an earlier stage.

Diabetes is a growing epidemic worldwide. In the Philippines, the prevalence of diabetes among Filipino adults has gradually increased over the past ten years up to 7.2 % as of  2008. According to the National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHES) and the next survey would be projected that the prevalence will increase to around 10.2 %, a ratio of one in ten Filipino adults.

Some ways to address the growing problem of diabetes are as follows:
1. Identify those who are at risk for developing diabetes.
2. Check their blood sugar.
3. Educate them on how to prevent diabetes.
It is estimated that people with pre-diabetes is half of those with identified diabetes.

After identifying people at high risk, testing for their blood sugar levels will help confirm if they have elevated blood sugar levels. For those who are pre-diabetes certain lifestyle intervention have already been proven to prevent diabetes in clinical trials involving thousands of peoples who were followed up for as long as 7 to 20 years. Among lifestyle changes which were even more effective than medications that were used in clinical trials includes: weight reduction of 5 to 7%. a moderate exercise of 30 minutes per day and reduction of daily fat consumption or intake from 25 to 30% of total calories. (VerGarciaBlogs)



Biyernes, Nobyembre 22, 2013

PAG-USAPAN NATIN-JUVY DE GUZMAN


HEALTH IS REALLY OUR WEALTH... KASABIHANG DAPAT LAGING TANDAAN NANG DI MALIGAW...

                                          Photo Edited By: Ver Garcia
Investigating the therapeutic claims of dietary supplements in cancer treatment in the Philippines
Studies show a steady increase in cancer incidence around the world. The top sites for women include breast, cervix, uteri, and lung, while top sites for men include lung, liver, colon/rectum, and prostate. It is important to spread cancer awareness and information to keep the numbers from going up. Of the leading causes of cancer in the Philippines – breast, lung, liver, colon-rectal, and cervix – three are preventable (lung, liver, cervix) and the remaining two can be cured if detected early (breast, colon-rectal). Although cancer awareness campaigns happen yearly, it is always vital to continue awareness initiatives as new information is constantly available as research and cancer studies continue. 
In addition to awareness, safe and effective cancer care and treatments are also vital information that should be shared. While knowledge of the disease is spreading it is also important to remind patients of how to treat the disease in the safest and most effective way possible.

Proper and correct information dissemination is one of the main goals of the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO). PSMO is a scientific, professional organization of 196 practicing Philippine medical oncologists committed to the advancement of the science, ethical, and holistic practice of medical oncology. PSMO participates in national programs, campaigns, and activities and actively promote cancer awareness and safe practices in medical oncology for optimal patient results.

On October 18, 2013, PSMO along with the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), Philippine Food Drug and Administration (FDA), pharmaceutical company Roche, and Globo Asiatico Enterprises, Inc. held a press conference with the encompassing theme “Dietary Supplements: Investigating the Claims.” There is an increasing number of herbal supplements (both food and medicines) being promoted in the Philippines and patients have little or real knowledge about them other than what they read or see in advertisements. PSMO, PCP, along with FDA, saw the urgency to demystify the allure of these herbal alternatives and give patients facts so they may make educated and informed decisions, along with their doctors, about their treatment.
“With the proliferation of scientifically-unsupported alternative cancer treatments, PSMO has established that there is a need to educate the public on how to address the cancer problem,” PSMO president Dr. Felycette Gay Lapus shared. “This year, the focus of PSMO is on information dissemination through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies, government offices, and the media. PSMO has put together a position paper on the use of dietary supplements in cancer treatment to help guide fellow oncologists, doctors, and patients in making correct choices when it comes to cancer treatment. This is in line with the mission of PSMO to equip the Filipino citizens with the correct information in regards to cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.”

“We understand that patients may want to try alternative treatments,” Dr. Ellie May Villegas, PSMO vice president, shared. “However, these alternative treatments, instead of main stream therapies, were proven to be unsafe and even expensive. Patients would be better served by looking at complementary medicines that are used as adjuncts to mainstream cancer care. They are supportive measures that control symptoms, enhance well-being, and contribute to overall patient care. Their benefits are usually supported by clinical studies and they are generally inexpensive. Complementary therapies include acupuncture, massage, music, and mind-body therapies such as meditation and dietary supplements which are generally regarded as safe (GRAS).”
At the press conference held in Shangri-la EDSA Plaza Hotel, Drs. Lapus and Villegas shared PSMO’s policy statement on alternative therapies as well as information on food and herbal supplements with no approved therapeutic claims, and the benefits of integrative oncology in cancer treatment. They likewise shared a list of the commonly- used supplements not supported by high-level scientific evidence, those supported by very limited high-level scientific evidence, and those supported by high-level scientific evidence. Additionally, Ms. Joyce Cirunay and Ms. Florita Moreleja from FDA’s International Affairs Office and Health Scams Surveillance Office respectively, joined the press conference to share the latest steps that the FDA have taken to fight against dietary supplements with false claims that have led to harm.“We continue in our quest to arm the public with as much information as possible,” said Dr. Lapus. “Prevention is the ultimate goal, but if it can’t be achieved then it is important to get proper and safe treatment as early as possible. With many dietary supplements and preparations, we felt it was important to discuss the documented facts.”

Several medical and technological advances have been made in cancer research and treatment and as a result more people are surviving cancer. These include innovative cancer medicines backed by clinical trials, targeted and biological therapies, personalized health care, proper and accurate diagnosis, new complementary tests, multidisciplinary treatment, and side-effect management. All of these have resulted in more Filipinos cancer survivors.
The main goal in cancer management and treatment is education and knowing the facts. The more patients are empowered with the facts, the more they can make educated decisions with their doctors on the right course of safe and effective treatment. While dietary supplements and alternative treatments may seem appealing and are fast becoming readily available, patients should be vigilant that they are not being misled by false promises. Proven treatments should take precedence with alternative supplements being just that, “supplements” to mainstream cancer therapies. (VerGarciaBlogs)

NATIONAL YEAR OF RICE AWARENESS 2013..

National Year of RICE 2013
By: Juvy De Guzman

Did you know that November is the rice month? Yes, November is the National Rice Awareness Month. And since 2013 is also the National Year of Rice, there will be a number of activities to help us become RICEponsible that will help us to become healthy.
Last November 15 is the Brown Rice Day. All food service providers  restaurants, canteens and fast foods chains serve brown rice on the day and diners ate them as requested. It promotes better health among rice eaters (like yours truly) since brown rice is richer in protein, fiber, vitamin-B and E, Minerals and Antioxidants. It can help reduce the chance to have type two diabetes (T2DM), cancer and cardio -vascular diseases.

On November 22 is the rice mix day where all food service providers are encouraged to serve rice mixed with other staples in order to introduce to the public a healthier and more delicious rice option.

Last but not the least....November 24 is the nationwide (simultaneous) run for rice in U.P. Diliman, Manila oval... Venue for registration and other details on the aforementioned activities, please log on to.. www.nyr2013.com.

Be a part of us and show that we, too are RICEponsible.(VerGarciaBlogs)

Martes, Nobyembre 12, 2013

THE PCP REACHING OUT TO HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS IN TACLOBAN CITY..

THE PHILIPPINE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIAN TO SEND MEDICAL TEAM IN TACLOBAN CITY

As Reported by: Teddy Cho and Ver M. Garcia

The Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) laments the massive devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda particularly in the Visayan region. Facing this challenging time. We encourage our fellow physicians to share their wisdom and expertise with a compassionate heart to our countrymen who badly needs assistance for treatment and healing.

'We are sending the team of PCP chapter in Cebu City to Ormoc, Leyte to augment and strengthen our fellow physicians who have been guarding their post to assist the sick and injured'. Our members who have been standing their ground in Ormoc District Hospital are victims themselves of the calamity and will need some augmentation and will continue to help our kababayans in Tacloban City.

The PCP is encouraging other medical professionals who may want to volunteer and be a part of the medical team that will be deployed in the provinces that are badly hit by super typhoon Yolanda. We are appealing to everyone to donate cash or in kind especially bottled mineral water and medical supplies that are of great importance to the victims of calamities.

Those interested to help, please contact PCP Secretariat through Ms. Minette Galario at Tel. (02) 910-2250. The people behind Phil. Diabetes Association- PCP:

Officers:
Chairman and Pres.Richard Elwyn V. Fernando,MD
Secretary Rima T. Tan, MD
Treasurer Agnes T. Cruz, MD

Board of Directors:
Francis I. Pasaporte, MD
Joy Arabelle C. Fontanilla, MD
Editha Arceo- Dalisay, MD
Susan Yu- Gan, MD
Ma. Imelda Q. Cardino, RND
Ms. Leyden V. Florido, RN
Ms. Sharon G. Ibay
Mr. Carlos Jose D. Garcia

Diabetes Philippines Secretariat:
Unit 25 Facilities Centre
No. 548 Shaw Blvd.
Mandaluyong City
Email: diabetesphilippines@pldtdsl.net
Website: www.diabetesphil.org 
Visit the website for profiles..
Telefax No: (632) 531-1278 / Tel. 534-9559


Miyerkules, Nobyembre 6, 2013

THE ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S LEGISLATORS FOUNDATION, INC. OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECT ITS OFFICERS..

Calixto-Rubiano elected Secretary of
Womens Bloc in Congress 
Reported By: Ted Cho  

Pasay City Representative Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano has been elected as Secretary of the Association of Women’s Legislators Foundation Inc. (AWLFI), the influential organization of all 79 lady legislators of the House of Representatives.

“It is such an honor to be given this opportunity to become an officer of this association that empowers not just the women in Congress, but more so the ordinary Filipina by being the beneficiary of all the pro-women laws that we in the Congress are pushing for,“ said the two-term congresswoman.

The Association of Women’s Legislators, Foundation Inc., is a group founded by then Congresswoman Cynthia Villar during the 12th Congress. Also known as the Women’s Bloc, the group is credited for the passage of landmark laws on women and children  like the Magna Carta of Women of 2009, the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.

The 16th Congress has the biggest number of lady legislators in history at 79.  Pangasinan Rep. Gina de Venecia has been re-elected as president of the organization.

The group has also become a vehicle for all lady legislators to have a common stand on important issues concerning women and children rights and welfare.

“This association gives the women’s bloc in the Lower House a sense of unity and purpose. In all our proposed bills and resolutions, we ensure that the welfare of women and children is ensured,” Calixto-Rubiano said.(VerGarciaBlogs)

Biyernes, Nobyembre 1, 2013

THE PHILIPPINE NATUROPATHIC SOCIETY, INC. SPONSORS EVENT HEALING THE NATURAL WAY AT THE CENTURY PARK HOTEL ON NOV. 8..

HEALING THROUGH THE NATURAL WAY..  SET AT THE CENTURY PARK HOTEL
By. Ver Garcia & Teddy Cho

The Philippines Naturopathic Society, Inc. (PNSI) invites the general public to participate in the forthcoming convention on November 8, 2013 (Fri.) at the Badjao Hall, Century Park Hotel, 599 P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila, Phils. A health and wellness event with a theme "Naturopathy: Healing the Natural Way" deems to be a fitting convention to bring together local and foreign Naturopathic practitioners. 
                               Dr. Juan M. Flavier- Former Sec. of the Dept of Health

Expected to grace the occasion are the ff: Hon. Juan M. Flavier, MD, Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada, Hon. Dr. Jovencio F. Ordona, Director Gen. of DOH-PITAHC, German Moreno, Celebrity Health Advocates, Dra. Cecilia A. Lucentales, D.Sc, AM, Chairman-PNSI, Egidio Hermino Lucero, NP, Convention Director and Foreign Delegates Michael W. Smith and Al-Wajer S. Himpon, MD and Fr. Hermogenes Rafal will discuss about the benefits of natural healing.

The event is sponsored by the PNSI with the vision of healing humanity's body weaknesses the natural way. PNSI is manned by well trained natural therapists organized to equip, enhanced and to be proactive, effective and efficient practitioners in the art and science of natural therapeutics.

Leading naturopathic physicians based in Europe and the United States will conduct series of talks/ lectures on preventing degenerative diseases through nutritional therapy.

The timely enactment of RA 8423, otherwise known as the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act (TAMA) of 1997, paved the way for the creation of the Philippine Institute of Traditional of Alternative Health Care (PITAHC), an institution tasked to help accelerate the development of  healing the natural way.

Those interested to join the event and product exhibits may contact the PNSI Secretariat at Tel. 526-0178 or 0920-6151316 for details. Dresscode is Filipiniana for females and barong tagalog for males. (VerGarciaBlogs)