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Coconut milk an effective home remedy for constipation


Constipation is an inconvenience that we experience at some points in our lives. Unless it is chronic, it can actually be eased with coconut milk. Coconut is known to be the ‘tree of life’ for of its thousand uses. From the roots to the leaves, you will surely get something beneficial from a coconut. Coconut [...]

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Biking: how does it benefit you and the environment?


The benefits of biking go beyond physical fitness. It heals the environment and cuts your expenses, too. You just have to try it to prove it. Electronic entertainment has successfully kept children and teens sitting in one place for hours, developing in them a sense of sedentary lifestyle. There is nothing wrong with electronic gaming for [...]

Kamote: a “poor man’s diet”?


Sweet potato, or kamote (camote) in the Philippines, may be considered the "poor man's diet" in developing nations because it is the cheapest and readily available staples among many poor farmers.  But little do many of us know - including me, of course - that kamote is very rich in vitamins and minerals. Our body has its [...]

Coconut oil: effective prevention of hair fall


Coconut oil is, perhaps, the most useful product Nature has ever produced.  From dessert toppings, to floor wax, to natural healer, and even to beauty treatment: name it, and this mighty coconut oil has probably something to contribute. In my previous post, What Lies Beneath Hair Loss?, I mentioned some possible causes of hair fall [...]

What lies beneath hair loss?


People tend to panic when they experience hair loss.  After all, hair is a reflection of our identity. It is even, almost always, associated with self-esteem.  For women, it's also a symbol of femininity.   I once heard a breast cancer survivor who said that the chemotherapy sessions she had did not scare her much [...]

Minimizing our carbon footprints with 3Rs


Climate change is not just a concern of a few or confined to certain regions of the Earth. Rather, it is a serious threat that affects all mankind.  Each of us, citizens of the Earth, has contributed to the accumulation of carbon footprints.  And so, let us do something to restore and repair the damage [...]

Waste management: it’s everybody’s concern


Waste management should be a concerted effort of each and every member of a community, and not a responsibility of the local government alone.  For everyone is responsible in messing up with Nature.  In Iligan City,  it seems extremely difficult to enforce a waste management program because of the divisive political views of both those in [...]

Clean water is not everywhere


Water may be a renewable resource as it replenishes itself through rain. But we should bear in mind that only 3 percent of it is fresh, and only a third of this amount is potable. The rest of the Earth's water is part of the ice caps and glaciers.  Over 700 million people in the [...]

Organic clothing for a healthier lifestyle


You don’t have to be an activist marching on the streets shouting for radical change, but you can make a subtle statement with the clothes you wear.  By choosing organic clothing, you can show your love for Mother Earth, as well as promote your own healthy lifestyle. To be a fashionista is one thing, to [...]