Top Picks Summer Essentials

Now that it’s summer time once again, everyone is busy traveling here and there. Actually, recently together with my family spent an early summer outing in Baybayon ni Agalon Resort in Albeura, Leyte. Every time we go out for a summer outing I’ll see to it that necessary essentials needed for the trip are in my pack. Here are my top picks summer essentials.

Medicines - yes, I always bring these specially that rain or shine is on and off this time which may result to colds and other sickness. I always keep in mind that prevention is better than cure and a medicine kit will be of help.

Skin Care Products – these include sun protection lotion with SPF to protect skin from sunburn and other skin care products.

Summer Apparels –swimming is most commonly summer activity so bring always your swim wear.  You don’t need to buy a new one, old swim wear will do just make it sure that it still suits you and you feel comfortable wearing it.

Cooling and Anti-germs Products – after a long day under the sun it feels great to be cool. Cooling products such as powder and cologne will keep you cool and fresh looking. Never forget to bring with you anti-germs gel or lotion so you are shielded from germs roaming everywhere.

Have a fun summer time!

mommy dorry


Micronutrient deficiency in PH: When the smallest matters most

By their very name, micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are needed only in very small amounts, but their impact on our health is huge.

Micronutrients like iron, zinc, Vitamin A, and many others are responsible for the vital functioning of our body’s systems, from physical growth and vision, to brain vigor and increased immunity. When the body fails to receive the small quantities of micronutrients that it needs, serious health problems can result in a condition widely regarded as micronutrient deficiency or “hidden hunger”.

The nutritional makeup of the Philippines continues to be characterized by the severity of micronutrient deficiency. According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute- Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), 70-90 percent of Filipinos lack iron and Vitamin A in their usual diet.

Two out of ten schoolchildren suffer from iron deficiency anemia, and the incident rises with age. Following closely are those lacking adequate amounts of Vitamin A in their diet.  One out of ten from the same group is Vitamin A deficient.

The same study also shows that two out of ten children are zinc deficient. Zinc is a trace mineral that plays a role in body metabolism, reproductive health, immune function, and more than 200 important chemical reactions in the body.

Inadequate intake of these three important micronutrients may lead to several nutritional problems, including stunting, fatigue, poor concentration, lack of focus and other signs of impaired physical and cognitive development. These may be reflected among schoolchildren who suffer from poor mental and physical performance and frequent absenteeism as a result of impaired immunity. It is also important to have plenty of Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that boosts immunity, prevents cardiovascular disease, and contributes to healthy skin, among many other benefits.

“Making the right food choices is one of the ways to address the problems of micronutrient deficiency,” said Dr. Imelda Agdeppa, Assistant Scientist of FNRI-DOST. “Unfortunately, the inaccessibility of food and money in the majority of Filipino households puts many families at a high risk of getting sick. The good news is there are many products in the market that are affordable and fortified with these micronutrients, and many families are already benefiting from these.”

Experts from FNRI recommend that when there is an inadequate intake of these nutrients, the consumption of foods that are fortified particularly with the three micronutrients primarily lacking in the Filipino diet—Vitamin A, Iron, and Zinc—is  encouraged so as to address nutrient gap.

In response to this dietary concern, Nestlé Philippines is intensifying its campaign to promote nutritious and affordable sources of important nutrients especially needed by children, such as BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink. It is fortified with tibay resistensya nutrients like Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin C plus Calcium that kids need for proper growth and to perform well in school.

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Spray N Go Giveaway

Readers dear, let me introduce to you the Philippine-made products that are truly eco-friendly!

Spray n’ Go offers waterless car cleaners which are biodegradable. They also provide carwash and quick detailing services at your convenient time and place.
So why use Spray N’ Go Waterless Car Cleaners?

1.You will save time and water but still maintain a clean and shiny car.
2. You can reduce frequency of washes with their water and dust repellent waterless car cleaners.
3. It removes water spots, preserve your car paint, add an extra gloss and protect it from extreme sunlight.
4. It lubricates to remove stubborn dirt without the risk of scratching the paint.
5. The product evaporates to prevent further spotting. It also enhances the gloss of your car making it look refreshed.

The Auto Show
Don’t miss their auto show happening on May 4, 2013! See the poster below for more details.
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The Giveaway!

Ten (10) of our followers will be lucky to win a set of Spray N’ Go Car Cleaners (Waterless Carwash and Quick Detailer, Waterless Glass Cleaner and Waterless Rim and Tire Cleaner)!
You do not have a car? You can still join! A set of Spray N’ Go car cleaners can be a great gift to your friend or office boss!
Joining is so easy! You’ll just need to have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to enter. Submit entries using a Rafflecopter widget. Remember: The more entries to submit, the greater chances of winning! Go back for the daily entries.


This giveaway will run until April 11, 2013. Open to participants with Philippine address only. The winners will be picked via Random.org and have 48 hours to reply, otherwise, another winner/s will be drawn!

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way affiliated nor sponsored by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The sponsor, Spray N’ Go will be responsible for the prize fulfillment. No purchase is necessary.

Good luck!

mommy dorry