Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tips for Managing Postpartum Depression


There’s no shortage of information and advice for those experiencing motherhood for the first time. From breastfeeding to understanding how a baby behaves, new mothers are practically smothered with knowledge of how to successfully embark upon the beautiful adventure of helping a newborn get acquainted with life.

With that said, there remains a factor of motherhood which is too often considered a taboo and not adequately addressed: postpartum depression. You’re a mother caring for a baby and you’re inexplicably sad and upset? The breadth of information accumulated over thousands of years of parenting appears incapable of providing effective assistance. If this is the case, don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re alone. While postpartum depression may come off as abnormal and something to feel bad about, the truth is it’s a condition that affects upwards of 50% of mothers with a newborn. You aren’t alone, and you’ll never be alone.

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While postpartum depression is undoubtedly not as bad as it might sound, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways for new mothers to confront the condition head-on. The following is a basic guide to overcoming postpartum depression:

Seek help

This is a pretty simple tip to follow. If you think you’re experiencing postpartum depression, seek help. The therapy and treatment which is most effective will vary from one woman to another. You might get substantial benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy; research CBT therapy to see if it might be the right fit for your situation. Or, you might respond better to alternative approaches to addressing the struggles of postpartum depression. The key is to accept the need for help and take steps to get help.

Exercise

It comes off as a catch-all solution to many of life’s problems, but the truth is exercise can do wonders for treating anxiety, depression, and stress. Go for a three-mile walk. Jog, run, or ride a bicycle. Lift some weights or swim some laps in a public pool. If sports are more your thing, play tennis or racquetball. Ultimately, the way you exercise after giving birth is irrelevant as long as you do it. While the ways in which exercise help those dealing with postpartum depression may not be apparent at first, you’ll more than likely come to realize the benefits of fitness. Just give it time.

Eat well

Being told to adhere to a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean meats is a piece of advice you’ve heard so many times it loses meaning, but doing so can be incredibly effective in helping alleviate the symptoms of postpartum depression. While a change in diet will not outright cure the condition, it will result in feeling better in general. Ensuring your body gets the right ratio of nutrients via foods is a building block for health and wellness. Doing so will, at the very least, lead to being healthier. The result is being a person in a better position to manage the symptoms and outcomes of PPD.

Resist isolation

One of the hallmarks of postpartum depression is a mother’s desire to avoid others. If you’re dealing with PPD, you probably want to be left alone as much as possible. While it’s undoubtedly alluring to avoid other people, taking steps to resist isolation is key to overcoming postpartum depression. It’s easier said than done but urging yourself to be more sociable than you want will give you the chance to embrace aspects of life you may otherwise neglect. Simply put: avoid isolation and take the step to socialize. You’ll be surprised by the results.

Postpartum depression can often seem like an alienating condition. The truth is you are among millions of mothers who have experienced PPD. Never fear. You will overcome.

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ExpoMarketing Winning At Trade Shows


When it comes to trade show exhibitions, the key is to attract a huge audience and as a result, sell the business and its products. While trade shows can be the best way to promote a business, the success of it will depend on how you conduct the exhibition. This because trade shows are very competitive and will require something unique to stand out among the rest. ExpoMarketing is a designing house that helps you avoid all the hustle of trade shows and provide you with the best solution for your company.

In the article below, we provide a deep dive into how ExpoMarketing has been able to stand out among many similar industries. We also share its commitment to customer satisfaction and its unique approach.

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ExpoMarketing Services and Strategies

Exhibit Design

Exhibit designs can be aimed at connecting with more customers, introducing a new brand to the market, or strengthening ties with existing customers. At ExpoMarketing, they consider all these factors while putting your ideas into consideration. They then come up with something that will ultimately help you achieve your set objectives.

Graphic Design

The kind of graphics an exhibition portrays tells a lot about the business. Poor graphics mean less experience, and most potential customers often have a hard time trusting your business. At ExpoMarketing, the graphics designers are committed to ensuring that your business can stand out, thus, attracting more customers your way.

Project Management

Setting up an exhibition is not as easy of a task as it seems. You need staff working at your booth, licensing, among others. The coordination of all this can be exhausting and can interfere with your goal accomplishment. ExpoMarketing brings you a team of dedicated project managers to help you manage all these projects while focusing on goal achievement.

Custom Booth Construction

It is among the best services that are offered by ExpoMarketing. To save you all the costs associated with transportation, storage, and labor, the company builds you just what you need. The customs are very cost-effective and of the best quality.

Free gifts

Gifting your audience or customers at a trade show is not a customary thing but rather a marketing strategy for your company.

ExpoMarketing Unique Business Process

Customer relation

The teams first learn more about your business and brand. With your requirements considered, the group of experts help you make correct decisions that help you achieve your goals.

Proposal

Once the team has determined what your company needs, the experts come up with a drawing, depicting all the designs and customization. A proposal is also submitted, indicating all the prices that you will incur throughout the whole process.

Finalization

Once you are satisfied with the proposal, the team gets to work and ensure that they fulfill what is expected of them before the agreed deadline.

ExpoMarketing is unique because its main focus is the customer. Clients are the reason why a business grows, and this award-winning house understands this; thus, it is committed to ensuring it meets all the needs of the customers.

ExpoMarketing is an innovative design house that is committed to ensuring that customers get what is needed to meet their goals.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Why Send Business Holiday Cards?


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Most business people are familiar with the idea of sending out holiday photo cards to friends and family. But the idea of sending business holiday cards does not seem to cross their minds. All in all, most businesses that have adopted the tradition of sending business holiday cards at Christmas can attest to the benefits that it can bring. In any case, with online platforms such as Mixbook, the cost of creating holiday cards is meager. If you have not thought about sending business holiday cards to people you work with, below are some of the reasons why you should do it this coming holiday season.

A Great Way to Say Thank You to Customers

Christmas provides us with an opportunity to thank those that have touched our lives I some way. If you are a business person, you can grab the opportunity to thank customers that have bought something from your business throughout the year. There is no better way of conveying your gratitude to your customers than through a business holiday card. Your esteemed customers will know that you value them, and this will go a long way in cementing their loyalty.

Strengthen Relations with Associates and Suppliers

There is no business that exists in isolation. All businesses rely on other businesses to achieve certain goals efficiently. The quality of the relationships that you have with suppliers and associates will have a significant impact on the overall success of your business. Sending business holiday cards to them gives you an opportunity to let them know that you value them, and this will go a long way in strengthening the relationships that you have built with them over the years.

Attracts Prospects

Business Holiday cards can also serve as a marketing tool. In other words, you can put your company's name out there and remind your prospects about your business. By sending the prospects a personalized message, they will see that you can go the extra mile to give them personal attention. As a result, they will want to know more about your business, and they may eventually become your customers.

Express Gratitude to Employees

Most people often underestimate the value that employees bring to their businesses. They forget that although employees may be happy with the monetary compensation, going a step further to thank them personally can boost their morale. If you are a business person, Christmas is an excellent moment for your express your gratitude's to your employees. Through business holiday cards, you can send them personalized thank you messages in addition to wishing them happy holidays.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, it is clear that there is a lot that businesses can achieve by sending out business holiday cards to their suppliers, associates, employees, customers, and even prospective customers. Through business holiday cards, you can let them know how much they mean to your business and give them a reason to continue committing themselves to your business. If you are looking for a reliable platform on which you can create holiday photo cards for your business, then Mixbook is an excellent pick. Go to their website today and start designing fantastic business holiday cards.



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Monday, October 14, 2019

I Won’t Always Cry Mummy


While browsing the Facebook memories, I saw a post of mine 5 years ago when I shared a poem entitled "I Won’t Always Cry Mummy".

It is a very touching poem, especially for moms, about how time flies and why we need to cherish every moment we can spend with our little kids. Because one day they will not be so little anymore. We can no longer carry them. We can no longer find them inside our home. No scattered toys, no messy floor, no noisy kids.

So as much as we can, spend quality time with them. Play with them, get messy and noisy. For soon, one day, they will have their own friends, their own life and their own world.

I am praying that my son will never outgrow his love for me.

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I won’t always cry, Mummy,
When you leave the room,
And my supermarket tantrums,
Will end too soon.

I won’t always wake Daddy
For cuddles through the night
And one day you will miss
Having a chocolate face to wipe.

You won’t always wake to find my foot
Is kicking you out of bed
Or find me sideways on your pillow
Where you want to lay your head

You won’t always have to carry me
In asleep from the car,
Or piggy back me down the road,
When my little legs can’t walk that far.

So cherish every cuddle,
remember them all
One day Mummy
I won’t be this small

~ Stephanie Turner

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019: Week 5


Sharing another wee of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.

Here's the the Week 5 of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.  Lunch baon for 3 for less than 100 pesos.

READ: What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 4

July 08, 2019
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Lunch: pork estofado and buttered corn and carrots, and rice
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1/4 pork adobo cut - 50 pesos
half cup corn kernel - 15 pesos
1 small carrot - 5 pesos
onion, soy sauce, sugar, butter, oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 70 pesos
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July 09, 2019
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Lunch: pan-grilled chicken and sauteed carrots and cabbage, and rice
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3 pieces chicken thigh - 70 pesos
1/4 cababge - 10 pesos
1 small carrot - 5 pesos
onion, oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 85 pesos
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July 10, 2019


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Lunch: Pork menudo and rice
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1/4 pork menudo cut - 50 pesos
1 carrot - 5 pesos
4 pcs small potatoes - 10 pesos
1 small bell pepper - 3 pesos
1 small tomato sauce - 12 pesos
2 pieces hotdog
oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 80 pesos
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Full recipe: Pork Menudo Recipe

July 11, 2019


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Lunch: Homemade pork siomai and egg wrap rice
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1/4 pork giniling - 50 pesos
1 carrot - 5 pesos
1/2 pack wanton wrappers - 15 pesos
1 large egg - 7
oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 77 pesos
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July 12, 2019


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Lunch: Adobong puso ng saging and rice
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1/8 pork giniling - 25 pesos
1 small puso ng saging - 20 pesos
1 small sotanghon - 10 pesos
soy sauce, vinegar, oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 65 pesos
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That's for Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019: Week 5. Please stay tune for the Week 6 of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

When to Send Holiday Cards


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Holiday Cards

Unless you start planning the holiday early, sending cards can turn out to be stressful and tedious, especially if you have large quantities of mailing to do. Avoid the last-minute rush to the post office, or the additional rush shipping charges, and find out the perfect time frame to send out your greetings and season's best wishes. The holiday season has specific mail times you should adhere to in order to meet the deadline. Here are a few simple tips to help you stay on track when sending out your holiday photo cards.

Mailing List

Save time and make your work easier by organizing your mailing list first. This includes taking some time to gather all addresses that you'll send cards to, in order to hasten this process. To ensure the process goes smoothly, have all the addresses aligned with the corresponding names and any other detail you might require.

When sending out cards, find out the proper way to address the recipient. You will not address a card to your close friend the same way you address that of a colleague or neighbor. Pay attention to the title you bestow upon them, and if they have a professional title, include it in the card.

The Message

Whatever goes inside the card is just as important as the presentation. It's still acceptable to copy a message and customize it for your recipient, but it would be best to write a personal, heartfelt message that reflects your relationship with the recipient. You can then add some creative and inspirational messages to make the card unforgettable. The holiday season is a cheerful time, so make this the background tone of your message. Add a unique, holiday phrase to make the message stand out and give it a light touch.

Choose an appropriate closing message and sign the holiday card before stuffing it inside the envelope. The ideal way to close should be based on your relationship with the recipient. For example, the closing will be super friendly and light for close friends and family, but professional for business associates and colleagues. Find a personalized holiday sticker and seal the envelope before sending it.

The Art of Timing

Always send out your holiday cards on time to avoid the risk of cards arriving too late. Depending on where your recipient is, send cards 2 or 3 weeks in advance. For example, Christmas cards should be sent out in the first week of December. Be careful not to send cards too early as it may appear overzealous. As such, Christmas cards should not arrive before thanksgiving.

If you are sending cards to friends or family living outside your state or overseas, send it well in advance. Ensure you understand the shipping times, and logistics, to get the timing perfect. For Christmas, send the cards at the start of November to cover unexpected delays and give it sufficient shipping time.

Mixbook

Mixbook is your go-to expert for anything that helps you share your life's most cherished moments. You can find creative ideas, and thoughtful gifts to help you create endless moments of inspiration with your loved ones. They are easy to work with and have outstanding customer service. If you're planning to send out a holiday card this coming season, share the joy with Mixbook!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 5

Hello Monday! Sharing another week of What's in my Yumbox Series 2019.

Here's the Week 5 of the simple baon ideas.
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Snack:  Japanese pancake (his fave), Oreo cookies + Birch Tree choco drink (not in the photo)
Lunch: rice, pork estofado, buttered corn and carrots, banana slices + marshmallows

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July 9, 2019
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Snack:  Ensaymada mongo + Yakult Light
Lunch: rice, pan grilled chicken, carrot and cabbage mix, apple slices and grapes

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July 10, 2019
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Snack:  pancake, bacon +  C2 greentea sugar free
Lunch: rice, pork menudo, apple and cucumber sticks with japanese mayo dip

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July 11, 2019
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Snack:  burger + Pocari Sweat
Lunch: egg wrap rice with spam, siomai, grapes and apple slices

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July 12, 2019

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Snack:  pam with mayo sandwich, dewberry cookies + C2 greentea sugarfree
Lunch: rice, fried chicken, adobong puso ng saging with sotanghon, banana and marshmallows

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That's for What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 3. Please stay tune for the Week 6 of What's in my Yumbox Series 2019.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

5 Powerful Recipes for Your Wellness in 2019


Living in a fast-paced world, we don’t have much time to think about our health and wellness. While trying to catch up with everything that goes around us, we forget to think about what’s going on with ourselves. As a result, most of us feel exhausted, sad, and nervous.

And, as the old saying “You are what you eat” says, the food we eat plays a major role when it comes to our well-being. Namely, if we don’t eat healthy food, we won’t be healthy. Therefore, we need to start consuming nutrients-rich foods. And, if you want that too, here are 5 powerful recipes to try this year.

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1. No-Bake Brownies with CBD

These brownies might seem like regular brownies but they aren’t. What makes them different from the others is their secret ingredient – CBD oil. Known for its numerous benefits, a lot of people started using it, either as drops or as a vape juice.

Ingredients:

2 bananas
4 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsps almond butter (or other nut butter)
1 tsp CBD oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp warm water

Instructions:

Blend the bananas.
Add the other ingredients into the blender and blend until a dough is formed. If it’s too dry, add more water.
Put the dough into a pan covered with baking paper and press it.
Pour chocolate chunks over the dough as a topping.
Put it in the fridge for at least one hour.
Cut it into small pieces and add 1-2 drops of CBD oil.

2. Energizing Superfood Cereal

If you lack energy, this cereal is what you need. It’s a great idea for breakfast, to boost your energy in the morning. Here’s how to prepare it.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups Raw Oat or Buckwheat Groats
2 cups Hempseed/Almond/Oat Milk (it’s your choice)
2 tbsp Goji Berries
2 tsp Cacao Nibs
6 cups Water
½ tsp Fresh Ginger Root, minced
½ tsp Fresh Turmeric Root, minced
2 tsp Coconut Nectar
2 tsp ground Ashwagandha
Cinnamon as you wish

Instructions:

Soak the oat/buckwheat groats in water for 24-48 hours.
Drain the water and divide them into two bowls.
Pour 1 cup of the hempseed milk over each bowl.
Add the other ingredients, half in each bowl.

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3. Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberries are known for being rich in essential vitamins, such as C, E, and K. They are also a great source of manganese, copper, potassium, folate, and fibre. So, why not use these nature-given products for preparing a finger-licking breakfast.

Ingredients:

½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen raspberries
1 cup steamed and frozen cauliflower florets
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp coconut butter (or coconut oil)
1 cup cashew milk
½ cup of water
Cinnamon or vanilla for flavour.

Instructions:

Wash and chop the cauliflower. Then. Steam it until it becomes soft.
Freeze it so it can get an ice-cream like texture.
blend it with the other ingredients until it becomes creamy.
Put nuts and fresh fruit as a topping.


4. Extra Crispy French Fries

French fries are healthy, how come? Well, French fries can be healthy if you know how to prepare them. So, let’s see.

Ingredients:

Fries:
4-5 medium potatoes (or as much as you need)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp grated parmesan (if you want)

Seasoning:
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp sea salt
1 tsp oregano

Instructions:

Wash and peel the potatoes.
Cut them into thin slices and put them in a bowl, along with the olive oil and seasoning.
Mix it well by tossing or with a spoon.
Put the fries into a parchment-lined baking pan in one layer.
Preheat the oven on 200C (400 F).
Bake for 30 minutes. Increase the heat for the last 5 minutes, so that you get extra crispy French fries.
Sprinkle the fries with parmesan cheese if you want.


5. Pumpkin Puree with CBD

Pumpkins are a rich source of vitamins, such as A, B2, C, and E. They also contain potassium, copper, manganese, and fibre. In fact, they have all the nutrients you need for a healthy body and strong immune system.

Ingredients:

120g pumpkin puree
20g pumpkin protein powder ( or another you like)
30g Corn Flakes that are organic, sugar-free, and gluten-free
1 tsp almond butter or almonds
CBD oil
dash of Cinnamon

Instructions:

Put the pumpkin puree, the pumpkin protein powder, cinnamon, and CBD oil into a blender and blend until they become creamy.
Put the mixture in a bowl.
Add the cornflakes and almond butter or almonds on top. 

As you can see, these recipes use healthy ingredients, such as nuts, seeds, and fruits or vegetables. And, that’s what you really need for a strong body and mind. Plus, they are easy to make and are tastier than you could imagine.


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Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019: Week 4


So sorry again for the long gap posting of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019. Cliche it may be but I am really too busy these past weeks.

Anyway what is important I still can share it here to help my fellow mommas who loves preparing baon for their family.

So here's the the Week 4 of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.  Lunch baon for 3 for less than 100 pesos.

July 01, 2019

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Lunch: siomai and vegetable rice
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1/4 pork giniling - 50 pesos
1 carrot - 5 pesos
1 egg - 7 pesos
15 pieces wanton wrapper - 10 pesos
pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 72 pesos
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July 02, 2019
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Lunch: homemade chicken nuggets and cucumber.
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1/4 chicken breast, finely chopped - 50 pesos
1 carrot - 5 pesos
1 egg - 7 pesos
1/2 cup flour - 5 pesos
pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 67 pesos
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July 03, 2019
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Lunch: pork guisantes and rice
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250 kilo pork, cut into cubes - 50
1 cup green peas - 11 pesos
1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced - 2 pesos
1/2 cup tomato sauce - 10 pesos
1 medium-sized onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste - available na sa kitchen
Total = 73 pesos
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Full recipe: Pork Guisantes Recipe

July 04, 2019
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Lunch: airfried chicken wings and buttered corn.
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6 pieces chicken wings - 60 pesos
1/2 cup flour - 5 pesos
pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 65 pesos
July 05, 2019
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Lunch: tortang talong and rice
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5 pieces talong - 20 pesos
3 eggs - 21 pesos
pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 41 pesos
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That's for Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019: Week 4. Please stay tune for the Week 5 of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.

P.S.: I have created a Facebook Group page for MoMaye's Baon Diary. You can join and share your bento baon creations too. I would definitely love to see yours too.

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5 CBD Oil Benefits & Effects on Our Brain Health


The body’s endocannabinoid system is a neuromodulatory signaling system that affects body balance and mental health. The best CBD oil has chemicals that interact with the endocannabinoid messengers in the body. This helps to treat diseases, pain, and other mental health conditions.

The endocannabinoid system plays a very crucial role in the development of the central nervous system, the body's reaction to internal and environmental effects and the synaptic plasticity. The three primary parts of the endocannabinoid system include:
  • The endocannabinoids
  • The body and nervous system receptors that cannabinoids and endocannabinoids connect with
  • The enzymes that assist in the break-down the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids

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5 CBD oil benefits and effects on our brain health
The endocannabinoid system is the bridge between the mind and the body. Cannabinoids, on the other hand, help to regulate the internal and cellular homeostasis.  

How CBD Communicates With the Brain

The brain has protein receptors that respond to endocannabinoids. When CBD is ingested using a weed pen, its cannabinoids bind to the receptors.

Here are the different ways CBD oil interacts with the brain

CBD Helps to Promote Healthy Brain Cells

Age contributes a lot to memory and learning difficulties. The cognitive decline as you age can be slow or dramatic. It is vital that you keep your brain healthy as you grow older.

Age-related cognitive decline can be due to lifestyle habits, genetics, or a decrease in neurogenesis and neuroplasticity in the aging brain. Neuroplasticity occurs when the brain can reorganize and change, stimulating your memory and learning. Neurogenesis is the recreation of new brain cells.

When the body consumes CBD, it helps to increase neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.

CBD Helps to Reduce Neuroinflammation

Neuroinflammation affects many neurological conditions such as depression, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, stroke, memory issues, and more. Inflammation can also cause brain fog and fatigue.  

CBD oil can slow down the body’s inflammatory response. It reduces neuroinflammation in the brain after a stroke and helps to alleviate symptoms of various neurological conditions. 

CBD Can Protect the Brain Against Oxidative Damage

Free radicals can cause oxidative damage to the brain. The best CBD oil helps to protect the brain from oxidative damage and reduce age-related decline. Free radicals are natural consequences that occur when you breathe, eat, and sleep. Exposure to too much stress, poor diet, pollution increases the production of free radicals. CBD contains powerful antioxidant properties that help to stop free radical damage.

CBD is an Anticonvulsant

CBD oil has been used in various clinical trials for epileptic patients and found to be effective in eliminating seizures. Scientists say that this due to the way CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. In other studies, CBD was found to antagonize CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system and reduce the frequency of seizures.

CBD Interacts With Neurotransmitters in the Brain

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers used by the brain cells to communicate. They relay information between nerve cells to transport information throughout the body and brain. 

The brain uses neurotransmitters to instruct body organs to function. For example, they will tell the stomach to digest food, the lungs to breathe, and the heart to beat. Therefore neurotransmitters can affect your concentration, sleep, mood, and also cause adverse symptoms when they are not balanced. Poor diet, stress, genetic predisposition, neurotoxins, and certain pharmaceuticals can make neurotransmitter levels get out of their optimal range.

CBD oil was used in studies which reported an increase in the levels of serotonin and glutamate in depressed individuals. The brain's prefrontal cortex that controls your mood, executive functioning, and personality relies on serotonin. Glutamate is responsible for brain memory and learning.

CBD and Neural Regeneration – Healing Your Brain

When you suffer from depression, a section of the brain will atrophy or even shrink – especially the area responsible for emotion, learning, and memory (the hippocampus). The hippocampus can regenerate and grow new neurons while forming new connections in a process known as neurogenesis. 

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Researchers found out that CBD oil can protect neurons in the hippocampus to regulate seizures. The CBD treatment can help to prevent brain shrinking.

The researchers also think that CBD can regenerate the hippocampus through endocannabinoids. This is because CBD can increase the natural levels of endocannabinoids in the brain.

The brain-derived neurotrophic factor is another protein that helps neurons to survive. It also encourages the growth of new connections (synapses) and neurons. When CBD increases the levels of a brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the hippocampus, it will reduce any depressive symptoms.

Conclusion

CBD oil has beneficial neurological effects that help with depression, anxiety, brain fog, depression, and much more. More clinical trials are underway to confirm the effects of CBD on neurological health

In order to improve your brain health, look for quality CBD oil. Always consult with your primary physician to help you with CBD dosage and make sure it doesn't interfere with other medications.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

How to Effectively Use CBD Oil for Dogs: Dosage


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When your pets are ill, right medication is very important. Equally important is administering the correct dosage of the medicines given to them. Otherwise, instead of helping your pets get well, incorrect medication and dosage could worsen their illness or could lead to more damages to them.

CBD from the Cannabis plant is known to be a powerful compound with healing properties and which is said to be helping pets deal with a variety of symptoms and ailments. Visit https://www.health.com/pain/what-is-cbd to learn more about cannabidoil.

But since DFA has not yet regulated the use of CBD, aside from it being available almost everywhere, its dosage is not yet established. Hence, administering this to pets can be tricky and needs more attention than regulated medications.

Things to Consider

CBD comes in three different preparations: oil, capsules, treats. Decide in which form you want to have for your dog, this will also depend on what ailment and symptoms your dog is experiencing. CBD oil comes mostly in the form of tinctures.

The size of your pet is also a thing to consider. The amount of CBD will depend on the size and weight of your pets, just like any other medicine. Large dogs would require more CBD intake for it to be effective. Although, high quality products are expected to come with their own dosage instruction and this will depend on the weight of your dog.

Lastly, make certain your dog’s ailment first before you decide on how much CBD you should give them.

Dosage

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Most often, CBD oils come in the form of tinctures; administering will be in drops,

For therapeutic purposes for example, a medium-sized dog can be given 2 to 3 drops of CBD oil.

But just like determining the right dosage for humans, you can start from below and work your way up. This compound reacts with the body’s receptors so different pets will have different reactions to it. That is why it I best to start conservatively and them watch for reactions – positive or negative – and then work up on increments, but also be mindful of the kind of ailment your dog has. Some dogs may be more sensitive to it so effects will show immediately on small doses. But it other dogs, it could take a few more minutes and a little more on the dosage for effects to show. Hence, careful observation must be done.

Just like humans, it will take 3 to 7 days for the effects of CBD to be noticed. So if you have not seen any signs of it working with your dogs after several doses, do not just stop yet. Stick to the 7-day rule. While doing this, increase the dosage in small amounts.

Click this to read more about the effects of cannabidoil.

Below is a rundown of a recommended dosage for your dogs, according to their weight:

5 lbs = 0.25 mg
10 lbs = 0.5 mg
20 lbs = 1 mg
40 lbs = 2 mg
60 lbs = 3 mg
80 lbs = 4 mg
100 lbs = 5 mg
120 lbs = 6 mg

Begin administering treatment with the lowest dosage and observe. Three days after, when no effect is noticed, increase by 0.5 mg. You might need this increment a few times more until you find that dosage where you see effects on your dog. Give it some time and extend some patience.

Watch Out for Side Effects

Oil derived from hemp is generally safe and has no toxic effects. Even if this is taken long periods of time, developing a tolerance does not occur, or at least has proven not to. If you have already found the dose where your dog has responded positively, there is no longer need to increase it.

If your dog is already taking medications, you might want to discuss with your veterinarian any possible reactions if you start administering CBD to your dog. It may alter the breakdown of compounds in the medications so instead of helping, it could hamper the healing process of your dog.

Lastly, always make sure that your dog is give high-quality and hemp-derived CBD only. Know that only hemp-based CBD contains little THC or perhaps even nothing at all.


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Saturday, September 21, 2019

3 Reasons to Hire a Magician for Your Child’s Birthday Party


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Birthday parties are an important rite of passage for young children. In fact, if you ask most kids under seven, they don’t even believe you can age without one. For them, it’s a necessary milestone to get to the next year, and for you, it’s a way to show them you love them and celebrate their youth. 

The question is what type of party to throw. With advanced technology and 24/7 cartoons available, it’s getting harder and harder to keep them entertained. But there’s one entertainer most children never get tired of — a good magician. In addition to that, here are a few more reasons hiring one is a good idea.

It requires less planning

If this isn’t your first birthday party to throw, you already know how much planning can be involved. You’ve got to decide on a theme, buy a cake, and plan party games. Hiring a magician could save you loads of time and make your life a little easier. Hiring a magician won’t get you out of all the planning, but all of your entertainment will be covered. You can rest assured that the whole party will be filled with excitement while you get out of planning a single game. Just make sure you’ve picked a place that’s big enough for the magician to work. Most living areas and backyards are just fine, but you might have to move some stuff around. Then, all you have to do is pick the theme, buy the cake, and hire a Long Island Magician. Your birthday boy or girl will be thrilled and their party will be the talk of the class.

It can help your child make friends

As a parent, nothing is harder than when children have trouble fitting in or making friends. But birthday parties are great avenues for making that happen. For one thing, most parents will bring their kids to their classmates’ parties even if they’re not really friends at school. It’s just common etiquette, so it’s a great time to interact. However, once you get them to the parties, it’s important to find ways to help the kids bond, and a magic show happens to be one of the best. Magic shows are considered great team-building events in the corporate world. They allow everyone to be involved, laugh together, and have fun. It’s no different for children, especially in the case of a birthday party, where the star of the show is your child. 

In addition to helping your child bond with other kids their age, a magic show birthday is a good time to get to know the other adults. Building relationships with other parents in your child’s classroom is a good way to help your child adapt and fit into their environment. Not only will it keep you informed about things going on at school, but it can also help you with conflict resolution in the future, should it arise. For example, if your child is being bullied, being friends with the other kid’s parents may make it easier to broach the subject. 

It will make your child feel special

Children thrive when they feel loved and accepted by their parents, and what better way to show that than an over-the-top birthday? Sure, any party can make them feel special, but doing things that go above and beyond the expected can make them feel adored. The magician you hire can make your kid feel like the star of the show by showering special attention on them and making them their helper. It’s also a great way to build lasting memories. This will be an unforgettable party that everyone will be talking about for a long time. 

Throwing your child a party they will remember for years to come may seem difficult. But by opting for a magician party, you can rest assured knowing that the festivities will be enjoyed by the birthday person and everyone they choose to have at the party.


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Monday, September 16, 2019

What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 4


Hello Monday! Time flies, it's September already but we are only entering the month of July for our What's in my Yumbox Series 2019.

As the saying goes, it's better late than never. So here's the Week 4 of the simple baon ideas.

READ: What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 3

July 1, 2019


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Snack: pizza pandesal, dewberry blueberry cheesecake, mentos + Yakult light
Lunch: siomai rice (next post in Bubee Lunch Jar)

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July 2, 2019


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Snack: egg burger + Yakult light
Lunch: rice, homemade chicken nuggets with cucumber, apple and banana

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July 3, 2019

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Snack: Japanese pancake, apple slices, mentos + Yakult light
Lunch: pork guisantes (next post in Bubee Lunch Jar)

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July 4, 2019

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Snack:  cheese sticks, dewberry cheesecake + C2 green tea sugarfree

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Lunch: airfried chicken, buttered corn, apple slices

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July 5, 2019


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Snack: egg pie + C2 green tea sugarfree
Lunch: rice, tortang talong, banana and apple slices

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That's for What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 3. Please stay tune for the Week 5 of What's in my Yumbox Series 2019.

P.S.: I have created a Facebook Group page for MoMaye's Baon Diary. You can join and share your bento baon creations too. I would definitely love to see yours too.

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