Life with myelodysplastic syndrome

If there are things that keep 39-year-old Marie Anne Concepcion-Magpantay from giving up, it’s her untiring faith in God and unwavering support of her family and friends. Meanne (as she’s more fondly called) has been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), categorized as refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia 2 percent blast in February 2016. It startedContinue reading “Life with myelodysplastic syndrome”

Assessing the ketogenic diet

Monette Ho, 39 years old, tried ketogenic diet or ‘keto’ to lose weight. Her normal weight is 120-128 lbs. before giving birth to her third and youngest son, but since then, she never regained her ideal weight. Monette started keto diet last September 2017, but she had to stop after three months during Christmas breakContinue reading “Assessing the ketogenic diet”

Hello, it’s me: How to practice self-love & acceptance

Growing up, I only know two adjectives that best describe myself: Talented and smart. I was never the “beautiful” or the “sexy” one – always the smart one, talented one, the good leader, and the charismatic (class) President. While I do appreciate how people see me as a person, a part of me always wonderedContinue reading “Hello, it’s me: How to practice self-love & acceptance”

Why I decided to cook my own meals

My mom would always tell me, “If you want to eat good food, learn how to cook!” I never took that seriously. What for? She always cooks for us and when I started earning my own money, I can always call a fast-food chain and have my meal delivered right at my doorsteps if IContinue reading “Why I decided to cook my own meals”