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Readying for Rehab

The process of rehabilitation is a long and arduous one and some may even argue that it is even more challenging than being addicted to substances themselves. For the addict, when in the throes of their habit, being it drinking alcohol, snorting cocaine, injecting heroin or smoking crystal meth, they are in a euphoric state.

The prospect of rehabilitation means a complete disconnect with the thing they love the most and nothing about that seems attractive.

While some addicts are partially lucid, most exist in a constant state of false reality whereby they are not in touch with what they are actually doing or what is actually happening to them. The average person cannot deal with an addict.

As family members, friends and loved ones of the people who are addicted in our lives, it is very difficult to divorce ourselves from feeling the need to save them. Continue Reading

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How to Maintain Your Diet When Traveling

Traveling can wreak havoc on any weight loss goal. You are out of your daily routine, and oftentimes in a place where you don’t have instant access to the types of foods you are accustomed to. In fact, it’s not uncommon to come back from vacation with an extra five pounds. This is very discouraging if you are actively trying to lose weight. To prevent a leisurely vacation from sabotaging your weight loss goals, consider a few tips to keep you on track.

Keep Up the Nutrition

When you travel, it’s easy to want to try all the fried foods and sweets you can get your hands on. They’re delicious and convenient, and many people consume these foods with a justification that they deserve them because they are on vacation.

While vacation certainly is a time to lay back and relax, this type of mentality will derail your weight loss goals. It is best to stick with low-fat, nutritious foods that won’t sabotage your diet. Even if you don’t have a nutrition label, you can still guess at a food’s nutritional value by how it’s cooked and what ingredients are in it. Hone in on meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and low levels of salt. Also avoid fried foods at all costs.

Increase Your Activity Level

Whether you’re traveling for business or are on a vacation, you will need to keep up your activity levels in order to achieve your weight loss goals. If you are super active at home, you should keep up the work while traveling. This doesn’t mean you need to get a one-week gym membership in the town you’re staying in. Taking walks in new neighborhoods, swimming, bicycling and doing push-ups are all ways you can keep fit while traveling away from home. Plus, this will make you feel more energized after a long plane ride. Continue Reading

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Traveling with Menopausal Symptoms – What you can do?

Menopause for women who are either in the throes of it or for those who are on its cusp is a really touchy subject. What we read about it in magazines and online, and even the fun that’s poked at it in movies and tv shows all leads up to one glaring conclusion – menopause is hell! While some may say you can look forward to a normal month without the painful, messy hassles of having a menstrual cycle, this is replaced by hormones out of whack hot flashes that leave you suffering in Mexico and changes in your body and skin that you may not be prepared for – some women say.

While these claims may be subject to opinion as every woman experiences them differently there is a fact that cannot be denied – menopause symptoms and side effects often come on strong and quickly, with a very small and rapidly closing window for transition. A decreased or sporadic menstrual cycle is just one of the red flags (pardon the pun) but there are others that can be a bit more aggressive.

Before you’re actually classified as a menopausal woman you have the delightful fun of experiencing its precursory stage known as Perimenopause. Some women will have the unfettered joy of experiencing perimenopause as early as their later thirty’s or early forty’s. In fact, it is well documented that a lucky 70% of women will undoubtedly have the pleasure of experiencing both perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. If it helps, maybe this statistic might offer some comfort so you know you’re not alone in the torture! Other prominent and frequently occurring symptoms include loss or decrease of your sex drive vaginal dryness, weight gain, swelling in joints and spikes in blood pressure which may lead to migraines. Continue Reading

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Lending a Helping Hand Through Addiction

There is still a great downplaying of the true effects and experience of alcoholism in today’s society. While sometimes it is sensationalized in the media, the effects of this addiction are very real and can be detrimental to families and societies around the country.

Alcohol is glorified in our media as a necessity, as a way to have fun, as a way to be cool ad as a way to connect with other people. While these premises have been used for other things like sports and fashion, alcohol is not the best contender.

In fact, it is one of the worse. Not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic, which should be stated with clarity. Not everyone who gets drunk is an alcoholic either.

Too much alcohol for your capacity will do that – it will get you drunk but some people are able to move on past inebriation and conduct safe, normal, fulfilling lives.

For others however, it is not that simple. Alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol, or rather an addiction to the escape from the sense that alcohol provides. This isn’t like driving a fast car or bungee jumping; it isn’t just about getting a thrill. What alcoholism speaks to is a deep psychological need to fill a particular void or numb oneself from feeling anything at all. Continue Reading

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Put your Blood to the Test

Every day, millions of people in the United States are fighting a battle. Some lose, some win, some just barely break even. What battle are we talking about? The battle of health and wellness, of course! Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation, men and women around the country are spending a lot of money in the hopes of staying healthy. What’s even sadder is that there are even more people who are spending even more money to regain their health. In many instances, prevention is the best cure and there are simple, affordable things that you can do to make the most of your health by optimizing it. One of those things is putting your blood to the test – literally.

There’s a tragic truth we have to come to terms with…

While blood testing may seem like a natural and obvious way to make sure that we’re healthy, not all doctors and physicians share that opinion.

They may take a very basic approach to diagnostics and not even offer the option of complete blood screening. This is very disturbing and pretty tragic when you consider how many conditions and diseases you can detect, treat and / or control if doctors took the time to offer blood testing.

Another important aspect of thorough blood testing is the ability to isolate hereditary medical issues that we may not even be aware of.

So many times, our parents and grandparents pass on without the ability to share their medical history accurately.

It leaves us swimming in the dark and resultantly upset when health issues surface that could have benefitted from precautionary action. This is not an attempt to scare you into having blood work done, but simply hoping to stimulate a proactive interest in your health. Continue Reading

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How to stay hydrated this summer

Summer is here! Lounging in the beach or getting pumped up in summer activities sounds like a good idea, but we must also take care to remain hydrated. So, whether you’re spending your vacation in the beach and biking or just doing more outdoor activities it’s always a good idea to stay hydrated.

Aquabest Summer Fever
Aquabest Summer Fever

1) Drink lots of water: The obvious choice for staying hydrated is drinking water and lots of it. You can never have enough water on hand, and for days at the beach, freeze water bottles the night before so they can stay cold throughout the next day. Drinking plenty of water will help keep your energy up, and make your skin glow. Aquabest is processed using Grander Technology that rejuvenates water making it more effective at keeping you hydrated. Continue Reading

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Be Touched By Touch of Grace Spa & Wellness Center

A multi-faceted word, grace can be defined in many ways. It can mean divine love and mercy, bestowed by God. It also implies beauty, elegance and perfection of form. In addition, it also stands for blessing and thanksgiving.

Treat yourself to Touch of Grace's signature massage treatments
Treat yourself to Touch of Grace’s signature massage treatments

All of these aspects are part of a new, one-of-a-kind sanctuary for those seeking total bliss: Touch of Grace Spa & Wellness Center. Situated in the heart of Quezon City, Touch of Grace offers a wide array of first-rate and cost-effective beautifying, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments for men and women. Continue Reading

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The Farm at San Benito wins AsiaSpa Awards for Spa Cuisine of the Year

On November 18, 2010, The Farm at San Benito, Philippines, a holistic healing destination spa, was awarded “Spa Cuisine of the Year” by AsiaSpa magazine. Establishing one of the first truly vegan restaurants in Asia, The Farm received the honor for consistently providing outstanding food showing visionary creativity in promoting healthy eating through “living” cuisine. Specifically, “Alive!” the Farm’s onsite restaurant serves predominately a raw organic vegetarian menu. To ensure the highest quality ingredients, the Farm maintains an organic garden that yields fresh produce and micro greens. The Farm’s dedicated Wheat Grass Bungalow supplies wheat grass for fresh juices and therapies. The award highlights the Farm’s continued role as a leader in imaginative cuisine that tastes delicious, looks elegant, augments health and contains healing properties.

The Farm wins AsiaSpa Awards
The Farm wins AsiaSpa Awards

The Farm’s maverick manager, Michael Di Lonardo, is the spa’s resident visionary espousing an enthusiastic agenda to serve people alternative choices for wellbeing and healing. Mr. Di Lonardo explains, “”We all know that we are what we eat. I believe, however, it will take our collective focused forward thinking and heightened awareness to tap into the long-term emotional and physical rewards derived from beneficial living and eating. We are grateful to AsiaSpa Magazine for their continued support in our wellness crusade. “ Continue Reading

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Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club : The Destination For Activity and Relaxation

Rediscover Bataan and be surprised with this lush paradise that only a few have seen.

Anvaya Cove The Veda Spa

At the Northern tip of Manila, where the sprawling land is rich with thick greens, cobalt waters, fine sand, and sloping terrain, lies a residential seaside development that not only highlights the beauty of nature – but preserves it as well. In Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club, Ayala Land Premier’s leisure community in Morong, Bataan, families can enjoy the ideal confluence of a uniquely interactive nature experience and environmental respect, just two-and-a-half hour’s ride from the metro. Continue Reading

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Russian Tourists enjoys Spa and Philippine Dive Sites

Philippines : Best Spa Destination in Asia

Following their arrival in the country to celebrate the New Year, Russians have been seen in droves at the country’s top spa and wellness sites and dive destinations.

“Our Russian tourists have initially planned to celebrate the holidays here and escape the harsh winter in their country. But our premiere spa sites and dive destinations have persuaded them to stay much longer,” said Ace Durano, Secretary of Tourism.

Russia’s major travel stakeholders, Sputnik Travel and Magellan Tours, and local ground handler Blue Horizons Travel and Tours, brought the guests to Boracay, Cebu, Bohol and Puerto Galera. Continue Reading

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