Friday, July 31, 2015

All-in-one laundry solution for all-around moms

Family always comes first, especially for Filipino moms. No matter how busy they are, Filipino moms ensure they provide the best for their family with their small and grand gestures of love and concern.

In fact, Filipino moms being hands-on goes as far as personally doing the laundry of family members, no matter how wearisome it may get. To help them with this concern, Samsung Digital Appliances introduced a new washing machine that offers an innovative solution made to fit Filipino moms perfectly.

The new washing machine from Samsung comes with features that suit the needs of modern moms and solve the most talked about problems in clothes-washing – labor intensive, inefficient cleaning, and damaged clothes.

For moms, pre-treating is considered a necessary starting point in the laundry process as they feel that hand and machine washing should be combined to ensure efficient cleaning. However, this step is often considered the most grueling step for many since it is usually done in a squatting position.
Samsung Digital Appliances understand these concerns and took them into consideration as they create the newest Samsung fully automatic washing machine with ActivDualWash.

 The ActivDualWash is designed not just to make the pre-treating practice more convenient, but also to revolutionize the Filipino laundry process. To lessen the frequent squatting and bending, it features a dedicated sink, washboard, and water jet, at a convenient place for pre-treating, eliminating the need for moms to work in a squatting position. This reduces back pain as much as 43 percent*. This configuration also provides on-demand water supply, allows effortless scrubbing, and supports hassle-free laundry transfer.

In addition, the Samsung fully automatic washing machine with ActivDualWash also introduces three innovative features including Wobble technology, Magic Filter, and Magic Dispenser, that address Filipino mom’s demand for cleaner and undamaged clothes. Creating a powerful vertical wash motion, the Wobble technology ensures gentle clean and undamaged fabric through preventing tangles and twists. The Magic Dispenser, on the other hand, dissolves detergent through a powerful vortex to guarantee no detergent residues remain on washed clothes. The Magic Filter feature effectively gathers lint and other foreign substances for lint-free clothes and clog-free drainage. These innovations work together to ensure superior fabric care like no other. 
These features, included in the latest Samsung fully automatic washing machine with ActivDualWash, address the most common laundering concerns faced by Filipino moms. Aside from these innovative features, the Samsung fully automatic washing machine with ActivDualWash also offers 11 years warranty on its Digital Inverter Technology, which uses less energy, makes less noise, and creates less wear and tear.

Indeed, Samsung fully automatic washing machine with ActivDualWash is the all-in-one laundry solution of hands-on Filipino moms. Beyond cleaning and fabric care, the appliance helps Filipino moms to provide the best for themselves and their family, as lesser time and effort are needed to achieve the best cleaned clothes. Thanks to Samsung Digital Appliances, Filipino moms now have more quality time to enjoy with their loved ones.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Preventing Food Intolerance

Did you know? 99% of Filipinos suffer from food intolerance.

Reactions to certain foods are quite common. However, some reactions go unnoticed until certain abnormal manifestations occur – internally (physiological) or externally (physical, i.e. on skin).Where food ALLERGY has almost an immediate reaction, food INTOLERANCE, on the other hand, does not immediately manifest. Sometimes, it takes as much several months or as short as days for symptoms to be obvious.

According to Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselor Ginny Sinense-Marksl, RND, food intolerance often occurs in people who eat normal or even very common food substance (rice, egg, dairy, wheat) that they are highly sensitive to. These foods cause inflammations in their body that could manifest as allergy-like reactions such as diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps and at times, skin rashes that almost never seem to subside.Also, it could be one of the major reasons why it is difficult to manage any weight problem.

Food intolerance may involve some or all the same symptoms as food allergies. “While food allergies are acute reactions to a particular food substance and can cause life-threatening symptoms, food intolerance is chronic and less severe but, nevertheless aggravating to optimum health,” said Marksl.

A number of reactions surface when a person is found to be intolerant on a specific food item. However, some people could still eat small amounts of food they are “intolerant” to without any immediate physiological or physical reaction.

Though minimum to no immediate reaction occurs, chronic exposure to a food substance a person is intolerant to can be potentially hazardous to health due to constant presence of inflammation in the body as Marksl further explained.

Food Intolerance is a type III food item that occurs when the body produces Immunoglobulin (IgG) as a reaction to allergenic food.

Immunoglobulin are a class of proteins that function as antibodies produced by the immune system in response to foreign bodies that enter the body. Various studies reveal that if food with high IgG levels are eliminated from the diet, symptoms can be reduced.

“Not knowing where you’re intolerant to could lead to chronic diseases such as abdominal bloating and fluid retention, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, and asthma,” said Carmie De Leon, vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical. “This makes a Food Intolerance Test all the more important.”

Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recommends every children and adult alike to undergo a Food Intolerance Test (FIT) or Food Print Test to identify which food groups are safe to eat. 

 FIT is the most advanced and comprehensive laboratory service that detects the presence of igG-food specific antibodies to a wide range of food people consume every day.
Healthway’s FIT is inclusive of a consultation with nutritionist to guide you through the FIT service and to explain the findings of the test.

“Not having your test now can be potentially dangerous since some people have high IgG levels but do not experience the symptoms,” De Leon said. “There are others who even feel better short after they eat food at which they are intolerant to, but continuing to take these food groups may re-grow the symptoms to much worse cases. Still, once symptoms occur, it is recommended to avoid all other members of that food group unless tested negatively.”

De Leon concluded, “Early detection of food intolerance will go a long way in ensuring one’s optimum health. If you want to achieve a quality life, make sure to add sleep, right food intake, exercise, and de-stressing as part of your daily routine. When you start living a healthy life, everything else will follow.”

If you think you have the symptoms of food intolerance, visit Healthway Medical Clinics at the Alabang Town Center, Edsa Shangri-la, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Healthway Manila, SM The Block and Greenbelt 5.
For more details, please contact (02) 751-4929 or visit

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Heart your Life

Lessen the tension of Hypertension

You can’t deal with something half-heartedly and expect to do well, just like having hypertension. You can’t just shrug it off and ignore the risks. In our country, an alarming number of Filipinos are afflicted with this condition; 75% follow strict compliance while 25% don’t. If you suddenly realize that hypertension could lead to more serious conditions such as stroke, heart attack or heart failure will you still shrug it off? As the number of people with healthy lifestyle continues to decline, ATC Healthcare is here to promote the well-being of people.

ATC Coenzyme Q10, also known as the Heart Energizer, improves the heart’s ability to pump more blood. It also lowers the viscosity or the thickness of the blood, making it easier for the heart to function normally while maintaining a person’s normal blood pressure. If you have hypertension and ignoring the risks, it’s time to heart your life. With ATC Coenzyme Q10, you’re in good heart. ATC Coenzyme Q10 is priced at P18.00 per capsule and is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. ATC Coenzyme Q10 is recommended to be taken one capsule with warm water before every meal. For more tips on how to take good care of your heart, like ATC Coenzyme Q10 on Facebook –

Sunday, July 05, 2015

CFL or LED? Which is the better light for you




With lots of attributes to consider, which is really better for you? Let’s scale it down.




CFL also known as compact fluorescent is your mini version of a standard fluorescent light bulb.


CFL gives lighting efficiency and has been used for decades now and it has graced our homes as it fits perfectly in an ordinary socket without using an adaptor.


CFLs normally takes a few moments to warm up and reach its full brightness.


However, CFLs contain a small amount of mercury which normally does not cause any hazard but if the bulb breaks accidentally, that’s where the problem comes in. Mercury has been banned in the medical field due to its harmful effect on human health.


Regular CFL bulbs lasts up to 6000 hours


Average energy use per year: 767 KWh/yr


Average cost in the Philippines: Php 125 to 300




LED or Light Emitting Diodes was introduce several years back with the promise of lowering your electric bill. 


According to the study made by Lighting Research Center, LED light bulbs work by bringing together currents with a positive and negative charge to create energy released in the form of light. The result of this is a fast source of light that is reliableand instantaneous.


LED bulbs also fits an ordinary socket without the need of an adaptor and it bright up as soon as you switch it on.


LED bulbs is considered good for the environment and are endorsed by green movements.


LED bulbs generally cost more to buy although manufacturing technologies are lowering these prices as we move along.


Regular LED lasts anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours.


Average energy use per year: 329 KWh/yr


Average cost in the Philippines: Php300 to 800



Equal Factor


Both serves your lighting needs efficiently. Both fits in sockets of your lamps and fixtures. Meaning, if you don’t consider the chances of your bulb breaking then you would likely choose CFL over LED because of the price difference.


Points to Ponder:


CFL might cost less but it requires you to buy more bulbs over time whereas LED lights last longer, so even though you’re paying more at purchase, you buy fewer bulbs in the long run.


Considering the humid weather in the Philippines, we should also consider that CFL bulb emits more heat than LED bulb, thus, by choosing wisely, you can reduce the heat index in your home.


Moreover, if you care for the environment, Lower energy consumption decreases carbon dioxide emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear waste.


CD-R Kings makes it easier for you to decide


CD-R King, your one-stop media provider gives you the ease of choosing by taking away the drawback of price difference by making LED bulb available to the General public at a more affordable price.


This is effort compliments their advocacy in encouraging people to care for the environment during their California e-bike campaign early this year.


It is also noted that CD-R King offers several choices of LED bulbs with different price range both for personal and industrial use.


Below are some of the choices for regular household use.



For other variants, you may visit CD-R king branches or check out their website at