Healthway Medical Introduces FIT, a test to detect food intolerance

99% of Filipinos suffer from food intolerance
Healthway Medical introduces FIT, a test to detect food intolerance

Reactions to certain foods are quite common. However, some reactions go unnoticed until certain abnormal manifestations occur – internally (physiological) or externally (physical, i.e. on skin).Where food ALLERGY has almost an immediate reaction, food INTOLERANCE, on the other hand, does not immediately manifest. Sometimes, it takes as much several months or as short as days for symptoms to be obvious.

According to Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselor Ginny Sinense-Marksl, RND, food intolerance often occurs in people who eat normal or even very common food substance (rice, egg, dairy, wheat) that they are highly sensitive to. These foods cause inflammations in their body that could manifest as allergy-like reactions such as diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps and at times, skin rashes that almost never seem to subside.Also, it could be one of the major reasons why it is difficult to manage any weight problem.
Food intolerance may involve some or all the same symptoms as food allergies. “While food allergies are acute reactions to a particular food substance and can cause life-threatening symptoms, food intolerance is chronic and less severe but, nevertheless aggravating to optimum health,” said Marksl.

A number of reactions surface when a person is found to be intolerant on a specific food item. However, some people could still eat small amounts of food they are “intolerant” to without any immediate physiological or physical reaction.

Though minimum to no immediate reaction occurs, chronic exposure to a food substance a person is intolerant to can be potentially hazardous to health due to constant presence of inflammation in the body as Marksl further explained.

Food Intolerance is a type III food item that occurs when the body produces Immunoglobulin (IgG) as a reaction to allergenic food. 

Immunoglobulin are a class of proteins that function as antibodies produced by the immune system in response to foreign bodies that enter the body. Various studies reveal that if food with high IgG levels are eliminated from the diet, symptoms can be reduced. 

“Not knowing where you’re intolerant to could lead to chronic diseases such as abdominal bloating and fluid retention, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, and asthma,” said Carmie De Leon, vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical. “This makes a Food Intolerance Test all the more important.”

Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recommends every children and adult alike to undergo a Food Intolerance Test (FIT) or Food Print Test to identify which food groups are safe to eat.

FIT is the most advanced and comprehensive laboratory service that detects the presence of igG-food specific antibodies to a wide range of food people consume every day.

Healthway’s FIT is inclusive of a consultation with nutritionist to guide you through the FIT service and to explain the findings of the test.

“Not having your test now can be potentially dangerous since some people have high IgG levels but do not experience the symptoms,” De Leon said. “There are others who even feel better short after they eat food at which they are intolerant to, but continuing to take these food groups may re-grow the symptoms to much worse cases. Still, once symptoms occur, it is recommended to avoid all other members of that food group unless tested negatively.”

De Leon concluded, “Early detection of food intolerance will go a long way in ensuring one’s optimum health. If you want to achieve a quality life, make sure to add sleep, right food intake, exercise, and de-stressing as part of your daily routine. When you start living a healthy life, everything else will follow.”

If you think you have the symptoms of food intolerance, visit Healthway Medical Clinics at the Alabang Town Center, Edsa Shangri-la, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Healthway Manila, SM The Block and Greenbelt 5. 

For more details, please contact (02) 751-4929 or visit www.healthway.com.ph.


Join The Beauty Junkee’s 6th Anniversary MEGA Giveaway!

Hi beautiful people! Just a quick shout out. One of my favorite beauty blogger, Martha of The Beauty Junkee is having a MEGA giveaway to celebrate her 6th blog-niversary.

Wondering why its called a MEGA giveaway? Well, the prizes and goodies are over Php200,000. Whoa! Can you imagine?! This is a giveaway with massive proportions! Teehee :) Here's just a few of the goodies she's giving away:

Congratulations Ms. Martha and cheers to many more years of blogging and may you never get tired of sharing your insights and stories with us ;)

Without further ado here's the link to join the giveaway. Join the fun and may the odds be ever in our favor!


Gluta White and Firm's Ready Selfie! Contest

Hi everyone, happy hump day!

Join Gluta White and Firm's ready selfie! contest. 3 fabulous prizes are up for grabs :)

Joining is easy! Just follow the simple steps below to qualify:

     1.  Take a selfie with any Gluta White & Firm products.
     2.  Complete this phrase: I love using Gluta White & Firm because _________
     3.  Send the photo with your complete name to AngeloE@jlcmiller.com.ph
     4.  Photos will be judged based from the following criteria:

    • 15% Creativity and Uniqueness 
    • 30% Brand Visibility
    • 30% Love for Gluta White & Firm 
    • 25% Number of Shares

NOTE: Submitted photos must not be digitally enhanced or manipulated.

Here are the wonderful prizes up for grabs:
    1st prize:   Wensha Spa gift certificates for 2 + gift packs
    2nd prize:  Yakimix Weekend buffet for 2 + gift packs
    3rd prize:   Starbucks gift certificates for 2 + gift packs

The promo runs until August 30, 2014 and the winners will be announced on September 5, 2014.

Visit Gluta White & Firm’s Facebook page for more info. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!


Sunday Link Up Vol # 011

Happy Sunday!

If you haven't joined my giveaway yet, you should! LOL :) I'm giving away 3K worth of prizes, one winner will get to take home everything.

Here's my favorite blog reads this week:
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and may you have a wonderful week ahead!

What's your favorite read this week?


Beauty Colada's 2nd Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

As I've teased about this in my Facebook Page that I will be hosting a giveaway to thank YOU my lovely readers and here it is! Its #BeautyColada 2nd Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! woot! woot!

Yes, Beauty Colada is two years old now. June was actually the anniversary month which also happens to be my birth month however I decided to do a month long vacation from my blog. That means, no blogging whatsoever for the whole month! It is due to the fact that I started to return to work and I need to keep my focus straight. I've been on leave for 3 and a half months due to the unfortunate accident that happened back in February. I just wanted to stay focused to help me adjust to my "usual" routine before the accident. I'm happy to say that it worked! Well, more or less. I still have some minor limitations that I'm still trying to get used to but overall everything is a-ok :)

And this is my way of showing that I thank you all for your kind words during my recuperation period and to show my gratitude for keeping this blog in your read list. Let me share this blog's milestone by having a giveaway party! Blogging has always been my source of release, my best friend, and I thank you that you joined me in my journey exploring my way of being kikay without being judged in the process. I love that I can talk about a lipstick and other kikay stuff to others who equally have the same interest in beauty as I do. Enough talk let me show you what you can take home. *drum roll please...*

Yes, you've read that right. You may win a bag full of goodies worth ₱3,000plus and everything is from my pockets ;)

Here's the breakdown of the prizes:

  • Hayan Aesthetic Vitamin C Serum 
  • Celeteque Sun Care Soothing Lip Balm with SPF 15 UVA/UVB

  • Celeteque Celeteque Dermoscience Multi-Benefit BB Cream with SPF 15
  • Maybelline Clear Smooth Shine Free BB Stick with SPF 21 PA+++  (just a little disclaimer here: I accidentally dropped this after the photo was taken, don't you worry, I've already wiped and sanitized it clean. Sorry though...)
  • Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolate Sensation (I'm so sorry I swatched this! *there's my finger print haha. I can't help it it, this looks so pretty. I'm gonna get one for myself teehee)
  • Colour Collection Colour Intense Blush on Duo in Dusty Rose
  • Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner - 3pcs Black, Violet, and Blue 
As always, joining is simple. Log-in on Rafflecopter app which is embedded below and make sure to ALL steps below to qualify. Please strictly follow all the tasks as I’ll be checking them one by one. Tip, there are tasks that that you can do everyday to earn additional points. Remember: more points, more chances of winning! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open until August 31, 2014.

To all my supportive reader and friends, I thank you from the bottom of my heart ~ ♥♥♥

Join in the party and may the odds be ever in your favor :)

*Open to Philippine residents only*


Sunday Link Up Vol #010

Hi everyone!

Its time again for another Sunday Link Up post! :)

I miss doing this, I realized my last SLU post was back in January LOL! Its been too long dears and now I'm bring back SLU for all our pleasure.

Here are my favorite picks lately.

  • Aaand last but definitely not the least, my favorite read this week is Liz's tips on how to become a successful beauty blogger.
Hope you'll enjoy my picks this week and I'm looking forward to doing SLU regularly again :)

Btw, just a little announcement. As I've said in my Facebook post I did not update my blog last June on purpose as I've decided to take a break from blogging. However last June was my birthday and Beauty Colada's 2nd year blog anniversary so I cooked a little something for you guys. I'm doing a thank you giveaway! Yey! :) I'll posting details and mechanics soon.

Today is also the 2nd birthday of my little princess patootie Jada Saffie. Just a little shout out here: Happy birthay baby. I love you darling with all my heart!

Have a great weekend loves ♥

I'm a proud mom, a corporate slave, a book worm, a dancer, a skin care junkie, a late bloomer when it comes to makeup, a house cook, and a musician. I'm passionate for everything lovely and beautiful. I call myself a jack of all trades but master of none. For business purposes email me at jaja@beautycolada.com

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