Five Questions…Countless Answers

Think about it

1. Where are you on this continuum?

Most people are content to stay right smack in the middle: not sick, but not well either.  They go about their daily routine without much thought for their health.  They only start paying attention once they feel some sort of discomfort or pain in their body, or notice a decrease in their functioning. (Sound familiar?) Keep on reading…

Join me in the Design Your Health 2016 event of Unilab Foundation!  I will be giving a 2-hour workshop during the first day (Saturday, Oct 8) on HeartMath’s techniques to help you transform stress.

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Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 10 am - 12 nn
Event: Design Your Health 2016
Topic: Stress Transformation: Practical Ways to Reduce Stress and Increase Your Energy
Sponsor: Unilab Foundation
Venue: Mandala Park
Location: Shaw Boulevard
Mandaluyong City
Philippines
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

The brothers of CICM were a great audience!  It was a pleasure sharing my knowledge with them.

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I spoke about what “wellness” really means and shared some tips on how to achieve optimal wellness.

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They were attentive listeners and also asked interesting questions.

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They gave me a bag of lovely smelling organic coffee beans and a very sturdy walis as a thank you gift.

Date: August 11, 2015
Event: Wellness Talk
Topic: Redefining Wellness
Sponsor: St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City
Venue: CICM Missionaries Philippines Provincial House
Location: Quezon City
Public: Private

Can you imagine what your life would be like, or how you would be as a person, if you had a little less stress everyday?  Not NO stress, but just a little less than your usual.  Would you be more cheerful?  Less irritable?  Be more energetic?  Have more patience?

Building our personal resilience allows us to better cope with the stress we encounter everyday and lessen its effects on us.  Learn more about resilience in this video from HeartMath Institute  (published on Jul 7, 2015 ).

Runs in the Family?

Genes aren't the only thing that's passed down in families...Lifestyles are, too.

It’s NOT all in our genes.  Madalas nating gawing excuse ang phrase “Nasa lahi kasi namin” when we talk about hypertension (a.k.a. high blood), diabetes, allergies or asthma, cancer etc. and other conditions that “run” in our family.  We assume that we can’t really do anything about the genes we were born with.  You’re either swerte/lucky or malas/unlucky to get whatever genes you’re born with.  But, NO!  Genes aren’t the only things passed down in families.   (more…)

I enjoyed introducing Functional Medicine to my fellow doctors at their pre-convention.

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Receiving my certificate of appreciation from the officers of PAMS, Dr. Francisco, Dr. Basilio, and Dr. Malubay (L-R).

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Date: May 11, 2016
Event: PAMS 14th Mid-Year Pre-Convention
Topic: Completing the Spectrum: An Introduction to Functional Medicine
Sponsor: Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists, Inc. (PAMS)
Venue: Quezon City Sports Complex
Location: E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd.
Quezon City
Philippines
Public: Public