Facing the Challenge of PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) — that is a challenge that a number of women go through, month after month. One article points out that the Mayo Clinic “estimates about 75 percent of women get at least some form of PMS.” WebMD also cites that in 30 percent to 40 percent of cases of PMS, “symptoms are so severe that they interfere with normal day-to-day functioning.”

Some common PMS Symptoms include: moodiness, depression, abdominal cramping, bloating, food cravings, headaches, muscle aches, breast tenderness, fatigue as well as acne. With all these range of symptoms, women would be happy to have something that will help alleviate these or even just minimize them, at least.

It is good news then when products like ATC Evening Primrose offer something that women who undergo PMS can find beneficial. ATC Evening Primrose offers to to relieve PMS including breast tenderness that also comes with the menstrual cycle. ATC Evening Primrose can also help alleviate hot flashes caused by menopause as well as reduces symptoms of eczema and dermatitis.

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While ATC Evening Primrose is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease, it is something that women who are plagued with PMS should give a try. Dosage recommendation is one capsule a day, preferably taken with warm water.
ATC Evening Primrose is now available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide at only P6.00 (SRP) per soft gel capsule.

ATC Evening Primrose can just be a women’s new best friend in facing the challenge of PMS 🙂

Because the Heart Matters

It’s just about the size of a closed fist really but this specialized muscle  works non-stop day and night. And so thanks to the heart, we wake up each day, ready to live a new, purposeful chapter of our lives.

The heart regularly and continuously contracts, pumping blood to the body and the lungs. And so thanks to the heart, oxygen and nutrients are supplied to our bodies. The heart then is unmistakably a vital organ in our body. We must know then how to take care of our heart for doing so means we are also taking care of our life.

Proper diet, exercise, sufficient rest – we need them all to take care of our heart. But thanks to the latest developments in the field of science, we also have access to products that are good for the heart. With ATC Coenzyme Q10, “the heart energizer”, there’s one more way to care for our heart. Along with proper diet and exercise, it will help improve the heart’s ability to pump more blood.It lowers the viscosity of the blood thus making it even easier for the heart to function normally. ATC Coenzyme Q10 can also serve as an antioxidants, protecting the body from damage caused by harmful molecules. Thought not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease, ATC Coenzyme Q10 is still a welcome companion in caring for our heart.

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Recommended dosage for ATC Coenzyme Q10: take 2-3 capsules a day, preferably with warm water. Available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide, ATC Coenzyme Q10 will cost you only P18.00 (SRP) per capsule.

Keeping Your Child Safe in Cyberworld

While we are glad with all the information and resources we are now able to access through the internet, we can not also deny the fact that those with criminal intent are also using the internet to target potential victims. Harmful material for young kids are also proliferating the net and can somehow land on these kids’ email addresses. But this bleak scenario need not mean that parents and family members can only stand helpless along the way. Parents and family members can and should do something about protecting the kids from any harm that may reach them even online.

All of us who love kids then (whether they are our very own or our neighbors) can be glad that there are services that can help us all care and watch over our kids’ safety online. KidsEmail does just that: it is the safe email service for your kids, for your family. With this email for kids, kids can have a safe email account which their parents can also monitor for their safety. Take note of all these cool features that come with KidsEmail:

  • Remove links and images – you can have this enabled or disabled as needed.
  • Control attachment types – you can choose which attachment types to allow (e.g. power points, pdf files, etc) on your kids’ email
  • Offensive word filter – offensive words from incoming emails can be filtered
  • Spam filtering – you can finally say no to inappropriate spam reaching your kids
  • Template options – kids can change the look and mood of their account
  • Activity logs  – keeps a record when your kids log in including times they attempt to log in during restricted ones

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More helpful features from KidsEmail:

  • Mail monitoring – parents can receive copies of all incoming/outgoing emails should parents desire to
  • The Mail Queue – allows parents to intercept emails that do not meet their safety standards. Parents can then approve or deny the email from reaching their kids.
  • Contact Manager – parents can choose who to add to their kids’s contact list and deny or approve emails received/sent from/to anyone not found on the list
  • Time Restrictions -parents can choose to restrict days and times of the day kids can log in. Parents can even ground kids from using their email for a span of time, a custom message from the parent will appear when they attempt to  log in.
  • Block Senders – should parents allow kids to receive emails from anyone, they still have this good option of blocking specific people from making contact with their kids by adding them to a custom blacklist
  • No Ads – kids will not be bothered by ads at all when using KidsEmail
  • Custom Mailbox Folders – kids can create their own mail folders to organize their emails
  • GPS tracker – for kids who use KidsEmail’s free mobile app on a GPS enabled mobile device, parents can actually get a historical location of where there kids have been

I also have to say here that it’s so easy to use and definitely easy to add your kids to the system. Now, of course, nothing beats like trying KidsEmail for yourself and see how it works.

Try it for free for 30 days! No credit card required and when the trial period is over, you will not be billed nor will you need to cancel anything. Cool, huh? And should you decide to pay for KidsEmail cool services, know that it is also that affordable as well! For up to 6 email accounts, pay only 2.99 USD per month for an annual subscription!  You will only be billed 38.95 USD annually for 6 email accounts. This is not a high price at all for your kids’ and family’s safety! Go ahead! Try it now for FREE for 30 days and follow it up with a subscription 🙂

Loving our family, loving our kids also means protecting them and keeping them safe in every possible way. Our love and protection for them must also extend to their interactions in cyberworld.

Going Positive: Crowdsource the BLISS of a #LiveFreePH

Reading the news can be quite disheartening at times. Sometimes, you feel like all that’s being reported are just the “bad things” going around, as if there are no positive developments happening. And so we are glad when there are initiatives to address our nation as well as our family and personal concerns. Read on then about “positive initiatives” for a change 🙂 

How do you feel about the future? Is your family doing okay? Are the people around you hopeful or gloomy? With the Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment or BLISS, Sun Life will show how optimism, prosperity, and the bayanihan spirit can produce a positive ripple from ourselves to our loved ones and to the community where we live.

BLISS is a Facebook application that aims to get the pulse of Filipinos about their current financial situation as well as their outlook for the future.

“BLISS gives us the canvas to paint our #LiveFreePH campaign. Through crowdsourcing, we seek the brightest spots while also determining the areas that are in need of a bit more sunshine,” explained Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. “Together with the Sun Life Foundation, we will help turn dim prospects to bright opportunities.”

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How BLISS happens

Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing, BLISS gathers insights directly from consumers by asking Filipinos about their current state and their outlook for the future. Responses will be collected primarily via Facebook.

The results will be embodied by a map of the Philippines, where positive sentiments will be represented by sunny weather, while negative ones will be indicated by thunderstorms. This will be updated real time, with different aggregations available for viewing.

BLISS will also radiate warmth in real life, as the Sun Life Foundation pledges to match survey responses with a donation to help localities with bleak outlooks, as indicated by the stormy icons in the results map. Inspired by the practice of bayanihan (communal work), the initiative translates insight to action, via the information that will be shared by online users.

“Sun Life Foundation believes in action that is powered by insight, and we’re bringing that to the social media platform through BLISS,” said Sun Life Foundation Executive Director Anne Zillah Flores. “We’re taking it further by actually responding to the gaps that will be determined. We will fund projects to help communities with bleak prospects so they can adopt a brighter outlook.”

BLISS to #LiveFreePH

From the present to the future, BLISS narrates the changing story of Filipinos from multiple points of view: self, family, and community. Income, health, and work-life balance are identified as personal concerns; food, nutrition and financial security comprise the familial territory; while access to quality education, healthcare, and livelihood opportunities are the societal factors that impact the nation as a whole. When addressed properly, these concerns can become the building blocks of a nationwide movement towards financial independence.

“From BLISS, we lay down the blueprint of #LiveFreePH – to practice foresight by being conscious of our needs while sharing the benefits of living the brighter life,” Lopa said. “We hope that by working together towards financial freedom, we can create a story of a prosperous and optimistic nation, because in our journey to financial freedom, we can go far if we go together.”

Share the BLISS to help communities in need and the chance to win awesome prizes like an iPad Air. Go to http://bit.ly/1hDBxhn to begin.

About Sun Life Financial
Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $813 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.