The Senate is well underway considering the Resolution of Both Houses initiated by the House of Representatives. The Resolution could bring together the two chambers in an effort to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 12th, 2024


The Senate is well underway considering the Resolution of Both Houses initiated by the House of Representatives. The Resolution could bring together the two chambers in an effort to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2024

How to nurse a cold naturally

When the season of rain comes, there is one health challenge we all accept as a realistic outcome — the common cold and with it, the cough. Here is a list of natural remedies you might consider in order to feel just a little bit better.  1. Hydration. In order to speed up detoxification, you need to increase your water intake. Water keeps the blood flowing more efficiently, so drink up! Normally, a state of illness can turn the body acidic, so you may want to consider taking alkaline water. But if you are taking any kind of medication, drink it with acidic or neutral pH water (for better absorption). Take 10-15 glasses daily.  2. Vitamin C. Go for vitamin C IV drip if you do not like swallowing pills. Or buy the effervescent tablets and drink up on this immune-boosting vitamin. Orally, you may take anywhere from 1,000-5,000 mg of vitamin C after a meal. It is best to take vitamins with meals for longer absorption. Intravenous drips can range from 5,000 to 10,000 mg under the supervision of a doctor.  3. Hot soup. There is nothing like old-fashioned chicken soup. Yes, it does hit the spot. Go for organic or free-range chicken if your budget permits.  4. Ginger tea. This soothing tea can be brewed at home. You can boil it for five minutes or grate the fresh ginger and mix it with boiling water. Make sure you remove the fiber as it can tickle the throat and cause you to cough. If you feel chilly, the best way to warm up the body is with a cup of hot ginger tea. No sugar added. [caption id="attachment_166633" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Ginger Tea[/caption]    5.Honey. This is high in anti-bacterial properties. One teaspoon of wild, raw honey is calming for the throat. If you are looking for powerful immune-boosting honey, try Manuka Honey. Its anti-bacterial capacity is based on its MGO or methylglyoxal. [caption id="attachment_166632" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Honey[/caption]   Note: The higher the MGO rating, the stronger its anti-bacterial properties. Guide: 250-700 MGO is best. Look for the UMF stamp which states it is a Unique Manuka Factor as certified by New Zealand authority.  6. Humidifier. This releases steam. It may alleviate congestion, symptoms of allergies/ rhinitis/sinusitis. It will increase the humidity in the air. It may help loosen mucus and alleviate a dry, unproductive cough.  7. Supplements. A) Echinacea. This herb may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduce symptoms of sore throat and cough. It helps boost the immune system. B) Quercetin. This compound comes from onions. It may reduce inflammation, ease allergies and lower blood pressure. Health experts believe it has powerful anti-cancer, anti-heart disease properties. (Recommendation: Not to be taken longer than 12 weeks.)  8. Herb power. Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic, Horseradish, Ginger, Red Clover, Lemongrass and Licorice Root. These come in capsule form or tea. Go to a health food store. Note: Check with your doctor for any drug interactions if you are on medication.  9. Essential Oils. The essence of plants is in their essential oils. Just one drop goes a long way towards the relief you are seeking. Doterra is a widely renowned brand respected for its high-quality essential oils. Tri-Ease blend, a powerful combination of lemon and peppermint, was designed to deliver relief from a cold or chronic rhinitis. Other powerful blends include the immune-boosting On Guard with frankincense. For free lifestyle consultation, contact Espie Pasigan at 0939-1228780.  10. Movement. Don’t keep still for too long. Your lymphatic system needs to do its job. The lymph can only move through the body every time you are active.  So, move! Affirmation: “I invoke perfect healing and optimum health.” Love and light! The post How to nurse a cold naturally appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 4th, 2023

‘Stop throwing good money after bad’

Time and again, I have heard experienced businessmen and industry leaders use the phrase “Stop throwing good money after bad,” often referring to a business, investment or project that has turned out to be unproductive or simply a bottomless pit with empty promises......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2023

Thousands of Colombians protest against president

Thousands of Colombians protested in the capital Bogota and other cities Tuesday against reforms by the country's first-ever leftist president Gustavo Petro, which many say go too far. Since taking over last August, Petro has submitted several reform projects to parliament to reduce private participation in the healthcare system, redistribute unproductive land, and reform labor and pension regulations. But he has since lost his majority backing in the legislature, tying his hands in reform efforts. The 63-year-old leader has also opened negotiations with armed groups in the quest for "total peace" after decades of violence and has vowed to lead the country to a greener future. Called by the right-wing opposition under the banner "march of the majority," protesters gathered Tuesday in cities including Bogota, Medellin, Cali and Barranquilla. Many waved Colombia's yellow, blue and red flag, and held up posters with such messages as: "No to ending up like Cuba or Venezuela." The mobilization seemed particularly large in Colombia's second-largest city, Medellin, according to images broadcast by national media. Police estimated the national turnout at 92,000, including 30,000 in the capital, where protesters marched to Bolivar Square near the presidency and parliament, shouting slogans denouncing Petro and his plans. Among them, Diego Molano, defense minister under the former government, accused the Petro administration of "weakening institutions" while pointing to what he said was an increase in violence "while the guerrillas get stronger" under the peace process. "They (the government) are going to destroy pensions and healthcare," Senator Maria Fernanda Cabal charged at the demonstration in Cali in western Colombia. On the campaign trail, Petro had vowed to address deep social inequality. But in a country marked by a deep-rooted fear of the political left -- associated with guerrilla groups that sowed decades of misery -- the pushback was fierce with rivals seeking to paint him as a radical, Hugo Chavez-style populist. Petro, an ex-guerilla himself, "has improvised a lot and instead of wanting to improve what works, he wants to do away with everything that already existed," Gloria Huertas, 59, told AFP in Bogota. The president has also been caught up in a scandal involving an ex-aide's alleged illegal wiretapping of a nanny suspected of stealing a briefcase full of money. Petro's popularity has plummeted from about 50 percent in November to 34 percent last month, according to the latest Invamer poll. The post Thousands of Colombians protest against president appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 21st, 2023

‘Pines City’ devastated by rains

The city disaster agency said that it does not include the unproductive days of working residents, noting that the figure represents P9,060,000 in private structure damages and P16,653,000 in damages to public structures The post ‘Pines City’ devastated by rains appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Palace: All or nothing policies in West Philippine Sea dangerous, unproductive

“The Filipino fishers are tired of Mr. Duterte compromising our sovereignty in the name of foreign loans and now, vaccines,” Hicap said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Sleep well

  BY MARILYN C. ARAYATA     That feeling when you do not have enough sleep –tired all day. You can’t focus. You become irritable. You feel slow and unproductive. Sleep is not a luxury. It’s important for everyone’s physical and mental health. Make sure you have enough of it. Sleeping is important not just […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Finer wines via barrels

Wine barrels will be made of wood sourced from local tree plantation species and old, unproductive fruit trees. The post Finer wines via barrels appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020