When I started this column a year ago, I had yet to decide what to write about. My good friend and editor Nickie was the one who suggested the name Job Well Done while our group was on a holiday at our favorite beach town up North.
It just came naturally to write about health and wellness and just about any endeavor done well, because it was that time when I started to seriously take care of not only my physical but also emotional and mental health. It is a continuous journey and not an easy one.
There have been times when I forget to give my body the proper care it needs, but when I allow myself to pause, it all goes back to me—the importance of taking care of myself so that I can serve others. Most important is to walk the talk and to take it to heart so that I will not forget. Work hard, then rest with the same intensity.
This Christmas season is one of the merriest but also the busiest time for many of us. Apart from having proper rest, taking natural supplements has been helpful to me in avoiding sickness. My current favorite supplements are from LifeFood, the natural supplements brand of Unilab.
I take the LifeFood Curcumin which has 500mg of Meriva, a patented form of curcumin formulated to support in managing general inflammation.
Turmeric or Curcuma longa has a long history of medicinal applications in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine, the most well-known being its anti-inflammatory effects. Curcumin has been demonstrated to support the body’s healthy inflammation response to maintain a healthy balance in all areas. Aside from that, it helps the heart in reducing risk factors like hypertension and dyslipidemia. It also aids in digestion, helps maintain a healthy gut, and lifts the mood as curcumin help manage anxiety and depression symptoms. The anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties of turmeric can also help make your skin healthier and blemish-free.
The LifeFood Astaxanthin, another one I’m currently taking, is considered to be one of the strongest anti-aging molecules as it’s 500 times stronger than Vitamin E and 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C. It helps support the body’s anti-aging functions, improve the skin’s integrity and moisture levels, and prevent UV-induced skin damage. It also helps reduce the size of wrinkles and improve skin micro-texture. Astaxanthin, known as one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, lessens the effects of free radicals that can cause diseases and oxidative stress to the skin that can lead to premature aging.
As someone who runs to de-stress, it is good to note that Astaxanthin also boosts muscle endurance and recovery; lowers lactic acid and fatigue; and reduces muscle damage and inflammation. You can check out LifeFood at lifefood.com.ph. as well as @LifeFoodPH on Facebook and Instagram for health info and life-enriching tips.
The coming weeks are still going to be very busy, as we approach the new year. I hope that as we continue serving our purpose and helping others, we will never neglect our health and well-being.
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