Keeping Fit

Breaking New Grounds through Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction

There are several famous men who had prostate cancer. Here in the Philippines, the Honorable Raul Roco, succumb to prostate cancer in 2005 at the age of 64.

Prostate gland is found only in males. The prostate gland encircles the upper part of the urethra and lies below the neck of the bladder. It secretes a thin, milky alkaline fluid containing high levels of zinc, calcium, citric acid, and acid phosphatase. This fluid protects the sperm fro the acidic environment of the vagina and the male urethra. When a portion of the prostate enlarges, it may impinge upon the flow of urine.

Prostate cancer is the fourth leading cause of Cancer in the Philippines among males. Among the risk factors for developing prostate cancer are, race, ethnicity, family history (if your father has it, you are more prone to have it), age (>50), lifestyle (diet, smoking, alcohol drinking), chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes). An elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA, a laboratory test), increases the risk of developing prostate cancer.

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GlaxoSmithKline  has launched the new indication for Dutasteride, a drug approved by the local Food and Drug Administration, on its use for the reduction of in the risk of prostate cancer by 23 % overall.

“ Fight prostate cancer before it even start”, as the battle cry of GSK in bringing a medicine that is affordable to Filipinos to improve their chances of protecting themselves against this deadly cancer. Dutasteride, a new weapon to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

If you have prostate gland health concerns, visit your Urologist for further information about Dutasteride, for proper assessment and treatment.

Doña Elena Products and Cuisinera Club

by Anna Katharina on October 25, 2009

in Blogging,Events,Food,Keeping Fit

I was able to attend the first Celebrity Cook –off Challenge sponsored by Doña Elena Cuisinera Club held at Annabelle’s Restaurant at T. Morato Quezon City. In the competition, celebrities and guest displayed their culinary genius in preparing appetizing Filipino dishes using Doña Elena olive oil.


Guest celebrities Gladys Reyes and Bernadette Allyson displayed their skills in preparing a meal using Doña Elena products such as Pure Olive oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.




Doña Elena Cuisinera Club advocates the use of olive oil as good partner in the kitchen. An oil rich in monosaturated fat Doña Elena olive oil has an anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive property. Olive oil is also abundant with polyphenols, a potent anti oxidant that scavenges harmful free radicals in the body.

Be a Cuisinera Club member. Cuisinera Club is a cooking community established by Doña Elena to provide first-time and experienced home cooks (we call them cuisineras) , who re pushing for a healthy eating lifestyle. Cuisinera Club aim to encourage and teach cuisineras easy ways on achieving a healthier lifestyle through better nutrition, which can be achieved by using olive oil in their daily cooking.

Some of Doña Elena Products are Doña Elena olive oil, Doña Elena sardines, Doña Elena Anchovy, Doña Elena olives , green and black.


Del Monte Fit ‘n Right launch its newest campaign Dare to be Fit ‘N Right . The campaign features the revolutionary F.I.T workout by sports scientist and Master Coach Jim Saret. well known core training expert and a sports and fitness writer and lecturer. At present Master Coach Jim Saret is Sports Program Head of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the PBA, POC, and the PSC.

The F.I.T Workout or the Fast Interval Training is a four-minute workout, characterized by fast bursts of intensive exercise that makes you burn at least 400 calories and continues to burn even when you’re done with the workout!

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It was demonstrated to us bloggers and lo and behold, true to its claim, it was able to burn more than 400 calories,. After the 4 minute workout, 96 calories were lost and in a span of 30 -45 minutes, more tan 400 calories even if one stopped working out. It just consists of body movements and the exercise doesn’t require much space and equipment.

The famous training guru even expressed that if you partner your F.I.T workout with your Fit ‘n Right fruit juice drink, you’ll see faster results for Del Monte Fit ‘N Right contains the breakthrough L-Carnitine that helps burn fat and B Vitamis 1, 6, 12 that help speed up metabolism.

A clinical study done by the University of the Philippines through Dra. Leonora Panlasigui and company has proven the effectiveness of Fit ‘n Right. In that study, it was found that one can lose as such as 16.7% body fat in just 6 weeks with regular consumption of Fit ‘n Right, diet and exercise. There are studies that indicate that 1000mg per day is ideal in helping you lose weight along with proper diet and regular exercise. Each Fit ‘n Right bottle contains 300mg and the recommended daily intake is at least 3 bottles, at least 2 hours before exercise or physical activity to maximize the fat-burning benefit.

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B Vitamins 1, 6 and 12 are known as energy boosters and they help reduce fatigue and increase endurance by facilitating conversion of carbohydrates, protein and fat into energy.  With L-Carnitine, B Vitamins can optimize metabolization of carbohydrates, protein and fat into energy.

I keep on hearing testimonies that Fit and Right really works. As a doctor at times I’m hesitant with such claims, but as I watched and hear the explanations of Coach Saret, about his F.I.T Workout approach and Fit and Right I am convinced about its effect on ones’ metabolism.

Now, who says you can’t have fun while working out and losing all those calories and unwanted fats? Who says you can’t have a refreshing way to burn?

Dare to be the first to try the F.I.T Workout. Dare to be the first to know about it. Dare to be fit. Dare to be right.

Dare to be Fit ‘n Right Fun Run

Join the Dare to be Fit ‘n Right Fun Run on November 22 at the Mall of Asia with over P300,000 cash and products at stake!

Organized by CEMG and supported by the Manila Bulletin, Solar Sports and Lenovo, the 3K/5K/10K Men and Women Open Run will benefit the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng through the SM Foundation

Whether you are a regular runner who’s out to improve your PR (that’s Personal Record) or just wanting to join the running trend for a healthier you, Fit ‘n Right has something for you with its 3K/5K/10K Men and Women Open divisions. Official race call time is at 4 am in front of SM MOA Music Hall.

Fun Run

Registration fee is P300 inclusive of singlet, race bib and Del Monte products. Participants can register

(1) CEMG Office – Unit 3A Vernida I Bldg., Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City (look for Marianne Tapales (892.5842/09155498282)

(2) Dare to be Fit ‘n Right booths in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig plus SM Hypermart in Mall of Asia, Sucat, Pasig, and North EDSA,

(3) Fitness First branches on November 16.

Look out for event posters and flyers or visit the Fit ‘n Right Facebook page at