women’s interest

Dina Dela Paz-Stalder Recognized Globally as Most Influential Filipina

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Gala Awards Ceremony at the 14th Filipina Leadership Global Summit October 25-29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada

Dina Dela Paz-Stalder, President and CEO of Stalder Group of Companies, has been selected one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World (Global FWN100™) by the Filipina Women’s Network.

The Global FWN100 Award™ recognizes 100 women of Philippine ancestry who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace, having reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their achievement and contributions to society, femtorship and legacy. Dina Dela Paz-Stalder was selected from an outstanding field of nominees from around the world.

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The Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award – Founder and Pioneer Award category

This award honors Filipina women in their capacities as the chief executive, president, executive director or founder of a company, community organization, non-profit, or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow. This award category is for the trailblazers who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address significant business or organizational opportunity. (more…)

Women’s Health: Crave Healthy and Athena for Women by Unilab

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Don’t you just love it when products specifically made for us women, designed exactly for our nutritional needs, come out in the market?

I’m thrilled to get the word out on Unilab’s Crave Healthy and Athena for Women – health products especially designed for moms-to-be.

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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. A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women. (more…)

Five Annual Exams that Deserve a Budget from Every Woman’s Bonus

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Christmas Season is a glorious thing, a time for thanksgiving, celebration, and the ripe month to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. And just because you think your 13th month pay and bonus are just a cherry on top, these hard-earned cash deserves to be saved and spent well on things with lasting impact on your health and sanity.

With this in mind, let these 5 must-do lists from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners’ OB-Gyn Faith Suluen serve as your guide to encourage you to make time and set aside a budget for these screenings.

1. Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam

Since it’s the quick screening test/procedure and the gold standard that detects precancerous or cancerous cells from papillomavirus or HPV, it’s essential to catch early any possible abnormal growth whether you’re sexually active by age 21 or the disease runs in the family. If you haven’t had a cervical vaccination, don’t hesitate to talk to your OB-Gyn or employer/health card provider to check if it’s part of your package, which according to Dr. Faith, is especially advantageous for women without a prior sexual contact. (more…)

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liner Advocates PCOS Awareness

Did you know that 1 out of 10 Filipina is diagnosed daily with PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome? An imbalance of the hormones estrogen and progesterone that lead to forming of tiny, benign masses on the ovaries, this condition is one of the reasons why most women experience irregular periods, infertility, inexplicable weight gain, harsh breakouts, and insomnia. While there’s still no treatment and the cause is still unknown, PCOS is manageable with the help of an OB-Gyn and a licensed dietitian. With this in mind, here are some practical tips from Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liner on how to conquer PCOS:

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  1. Catch it early. A regular visit to your OB-Gyn will prevent bigger problems. “Follow the old adage prevention is better than cure. “Schedule an annual gynecologic examination with blood sugar test to ensure your hormones are in check”, advises Dr. Faith Suluen
  2. Stay in shape. “Most of the women who are diagnosed with PCOS are usually overweight, but even if you weigh just right doesn’t mean you’re not prone to developing one”, says Dr. Faith Suluen. “However, since records show that there are numerous cases of PCOS on obese women, it’s strongly recommended to live up a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and balance diet. Quit smoking immediately and stop other vices if there’s any”, adds Dr. Faith.

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On Empowered Women with Priva Perfect Care 2-in-1

We, modern day women, do not settle for anything less than perfect. From the diffent preferences in our style, to our look, down to every single detail there is about us, we like take things up a notch. When it comes to our personal care products, we expect the same level up. Our intimate care needs are no different. In fact, Priva® is made precisely for us women who won’t settle for less. From the makers of pH Care, the Priva® line is the advanced whitening feminine wash used for everyday care of the modern-day woman’s intimate area with added benefits that specifically address our needs.

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Taking the Guesswork Out of Ovulation

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When you are trying to get pregnant, it can be both an exciting and frustrating time. For some people, conception is a breeze. They talk about having a baby and within weeks they are on their journey. For others, it can be a major challenge. When you want to get pregnant and your efforts fail, you can become filled with anxiety, wondering if there is something wrong. Before you jump to conclusions, you can look at ovulation as your first step. Pinpoint that pivotal period of each month and you may finally be successful in conceiving.

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Take Advantage of an Ovulation Test Kit

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Women’s Health Feature: Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Pads

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Jeunesse Anion Pads – my healthier sanitary choice.

It’s been over two years now since I last used a regular commercial pad. If I were at all to use a disposable sanitary napkin, I’ve only since used Jeunesse Anion. It’s been that long too since I last experienced menstrual cramps.

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A photobooth shot on my recent attendance at the Jeunesse Zumba event. Now that I think about it, that pose might as well say, “I have overcome!”

A quick back story: Menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea is something I’ve always had to deal with ever since menarche at age 11. I cannot remember the number of days and years I might as well be deemed paralyzed whenever I have my period. It’s the one thing that I so deeply dreaded EVERY.SINGLE.MONTH.

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With fellow-mommy bloggers, Nikole, Jing and Erica. 🙂

Menstrual Cramps

The U.S. National Library of Medicine have classified period pain into two different categories: Primary and Secondary.

Period pain is very common: most girls and women have pain of varying intensity at some point during their period. In 10 out of 100 women the pain is so bad that they are unable to carry out their usual daily activities on one to three days every month.

Moderate to severe primary dysmenorrhea is more common in women under the age of 20. The pain usually gets better or even goes away completely within a few years of their first period. Many women have milder period pain after the birth of their first child.

Secondary dysmenorrhea often first arises after a young woman has already been menstruating for several years. Here, women may also have pain at times of the month other than during menstruation.

I’ve proven this to be true, because at some point, cramps seem to have been non-existent a year or two after giving birth. But it came right back with a vengeance soon enough and I had to radically change the way I manage my period. In 2014, I decided that I’ve finally had it with period pains and altogether jettison the use of regular commercial pads. I’ve since started using bamboo charcoal pads when I’m at home. But because a lot of times, I have to leave the house, a washable pad, no matter how economical or non-trigger for cramps it is, isn’t able to hold heavy periods. Jeunesse Anion has been my period savior, and suffice it to say, I haven’t looked back.

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With my fellow-Grasyas mommy bloggers, Mauie, Camille and Iris. 🙂

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I love that Jeneusse Anion champions women towards being intentional in focusing on this basic need. I strongly believe that this is basic enough, since menses come in every month. Whether it’s clockwork like mine, for some, others – irregular. But it definitely is something women have to deal with for a very long time, battle with constantly, at least for most of us who’ve had to endure dysmenorrhea.

Jeunesse Anion recently partnered with Marriott Hotel Manila to freshen up those habits and stay motivated with an hour of Zumba and exciting demo of healthy one-pan meals, courtesy of Simply Cereal, Doña Elena Olive Oils, Clara Ole, and Al Dente Pasta.

Regine Tolentino Zumba Jeunesse Anion

Dancing is a surefire way of shaking excess calories and gain friends. Apart from ensuring a well-balanced meal, Jeunesse Anion campaigns for staying fit through active lifestyle, just like what multi-awarded celebrity host and performer Regine Tolentino does. It’s as if she never runs out of energy.

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She’s the country’s “Dance Diva,” and a strong influencer in the dance fitness industry who proves that it’s one of the best ways to recharge our batteries. Regine is a licensed Zumba® and U-Jam® Fitness instructor, and certified by the AFAA (Athletic and Fitness Association of America).

 

Exercising to music like doing Zumba has loads of physical and mental benefits including improved condition of heart and lungs, increased muscular strength and tone, while reduces risks of osteoporosis and heart attack. Attending Zumba classes not only develops healthier body, it also helps moms become socially active, increasing emotional power. Much more, we love its mood-boosting benefits as it favors the release of endorphins that helps us melt not only fats but also PMS symptoms like moodiness.

Chef Mom Len Santos-Ding on Guilt-Free and Easy-Peasy One-Pan Meals

Chef Mom Len Santos-Ding on Guilt-Free and Easy-Peasy One-Pan Meals

With the rise of technology, people have grown more pre-occupied of so many modern things, forgetting the basic and most important of all — healthy but good food. Because we’re too busy and have less time to stay in the kitchen, we’ve grown so accustomed of eating fast or fried food. Len Santos-Ding, our mom chef instructor believes that a deliciously healthy meal doesn’t have to be boring by incorporating real and whole ingredients that are not hard to prepare at all.

Jeunesse Anion  gets it. We moms have to juggle a million and different things. As a homeschooling mom who’s freelancing here and there as a social media manager and mommy blogger, with my own household chores to care for, to boot, it’s easy to get lost in the everyday grind and count out what we use for regular sanitary hygiene.

Why It Matters

The chemical make up of regular commercial pads contains toxic substances that make them ultra absorbent. Dr. Mercola discussed it further in his article, “Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Substances.” This has been highly linked to female reproductive issues like endometriosis and even Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

When we take care of ourselves, it’s also like a gift to our family as well.

9 Reasons Why We Should Use Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins

1. Special Anion Chip

The anion (negative-ion) chip has a lot of health advantages, including: prevention of bacterial infection during menstruation, helps reduce feminine discomfort, and helps eliminate unwanted odors. Read more on the benefits of Anions.

2. Beneficial Ions

The anion chip in a Jeunesse pad releases negative ions upon contact with moisture.

3. Quick Absorption

4. Boost of Softness

5. Superior Liquid Retention

6. Breathable Freshness

7. Individually Sealed for Protection

8. Aluminum Resealable Packaging

9. Non-Toxic Glue

Jeunesse Anion is the first anion sanitary napkin available in the retail market with quick absorbing top sheet and breathable material made of virgin pulp cotton. Its non-liniment material helps fight vaginal infections or irritations that’s guaranteed safe for pregnant women and new moms.

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners are currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug outlets. SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Rustan’s, Waltermart, Landmark Department store, UP Town Center’s Merkado Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, selected LCC Malls in Bicol, plus other stores nationwide. You may also purchase Jeunesse Anion online via www.lazada.com.ph. Check out www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Jeunesse Anion on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Learning About Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment #FightUTI

Women have a greater chance of getting  Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than men. In fact,  one in five women will experience UTI in her lifetime, and up to 80% of such cases will be repeated.

I’ve learned about my own susceptibility to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) when I had my first employment medical result back in 1999. My threshold for pain has always been up the charts, which probably made my issue seem asymptomatic. It was also during that season when I found out I was allergic to sulfamethoxazole, which is usually one of the components most medical doctors prescribe to those who have uncomplicated UTI. I had to be rushed to the emergency room twice, because it wasn’t until the last visit that I was diagnosed with sulfa-allergy.  I remember they first ruled out hay fever. This is why it is of utmost importance to get medical issues checked and treated by specialists.

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Causes of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Women

  • Women have shorter urethras, which make them more prone to UTI. A shorter urethra allows bacteria quicker access to the bladder.
  • Having sex can cause bacteria into the urinary tract, too.
  • Wrong wiping from back to front can introduce bacteria from anus.

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Power Over Cervical Cancer



Fact: Seven Filipino women die of cervical cancer, a kind of cancer that puts every woman at risk, regardless of race, age, lifestyle or socio-economic status.

Cervical cancer continues to be a major threat for Filipino women. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipinas. What’s worrisome is that two in three Filipinas diagnosed with cervical cancer may die within five years. Since culturally, Filipinas are known to be caring and selfless for others but tend to dismiss concerns about themselves, those who may have contracted cervical cancer may have been diagnosed at a late stage, when the chances of recovery are slim.

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Andi Manzano and her mom, Rose, shared their very touching story on how Cervical cancer has deeply affected their family. (more…)