In my degree, we read and critically analyse a lot of research and data to determine if a hypothesis (or a claim) is true and valid. This week in my Food Safety, Quality and Security course, we tackle the scientific evidence behind organic food, and since I was trained and certified and trained natural farmer,…Read More
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Managing my Atopic Dermatitis
For the past two years, I have been living and working in Tokyo, Japan. But in March 2022, I returned to the Philippines, and for the past six months I have resided here, the heat, humidity and dusty environment has triggered my atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema). Not to mention the water quality of…Read More
Pathogenesis or Salutogenesis?
Health is beyond the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. It’s a basic human right, essential for a long and happy life, and something we should all strive for. Traditionally in medicine and health studies, pathogenesis works retrospectively from disease to determine how individuals can…Read More
The differentiation between stress & anxiety
Whether it is in sport, studies, work or recreation, stress is a common experience throughout our human life and not everybody experiences stress the same way. This is what makes stress highly subjective. Imagine six people riding a rollercoaster, some may appear very anxious and fearful while others might be in pure euphoria and excitement.…Read More
Book Review: The Upside of Stress
The first time I heard of Kelly McGonigal was her TedTalk on how to make stress your friend published in 2013 and then around September of last year, I was recommended her 2015 publication, the Upside of Stress. Where McGonigal reveals an important truth based on science: True excellence is only achieved under great adversity.…Read More
Feeling overwhelmed? Try this.
Step 1: Get everything out of your head and onto paper by listing out everything you are worrying about. Step 2: Look at your list and place a star next to anything that is within your control. To help guide you with where you have power or responsibilty, check out this article. Step 3: Look…Read More
Change your Life with these 5 Questions
Clarify your thinking and ask yourself these questions. Who do you spend time with? The people you surround yourself with, or the individuals you choose to spend time with will influence who you become more than any other factor. The people around you will dictate what you do and what you do dictates who you…Read More
The Drive to Study
When life is comfortable and everything is going swimmingly, it is easy to be motivated to do the hard things but when you finally face challenges that truly push your buttons, motivation is not going to work. That is where you have to rely on drive. What is drive? Is your desire to succeed. This…Read More