Wednesday, September 22, 2021

on how to fight this pandemic

In this time of pandemic,  one thing we have in common as mommies is to protect our children  and ourselves. We bought vitamins to boost our kids immune system. We focus on Vitamins C because we knew that Vitamin C gives the most effective and nutrients to our body to fight common colds. Just like the pandemic the whole world experiencing now. 

I just want to share this Vitamins that my kids are taking. I don't know if it common for children to take Vitamin D but a friend of mine introduce me this Vitamins and it works so well with my kids. If you heard about Fern C the common Vitamin C . Then , now they introduce Vitamin D called Fern D . 

Here I can share you the benefits of Vitamin D in our body. 

1. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body as a response to sun exposure; it can also be consumed in food or supplements.
Having enough vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth; it may also protect against a range of conditions such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.
Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body, helping to:
Maintain the health of bones and teeth.
Support the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system.
Regulate insulin levels and aid diabetes management.
Support lung function and cardiovascular health.
Influence the expression of genes involved in cancer development.
What is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin.
Despite the name, vitamin D is considered a pro-hormone and not actually a vitamin.
Vitamins are nutrients that cannot be created by the body and therefore must be taken in through our diet.
However, vitamin D can be synthesized by our body when sunlight hits our skin.
It is estimated that sensible sun exposure on bare skin for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times per week allows most people to produce sufficient vitamin D, but vitamin D breaks down quite quickly, meaning that stores can run low, especially in winter.
Recent studies have suggested that a substantial percentage of the global population is vitamin D deficient.
Health benefits of vitamin D
This section looks at the potential health benefits of vitamin D, from assisting good bone health to possible cancer prevention.
1) Vitamin D for healthy bones
Woman skeleton
Vitamin D is vital for bone health.
Vitamin D plays a substantial role in the regulation of calcium and maintenance of phosphorus levels in the blood, two factors that are extremely important for maintaining healthy bones.
We need vitamin D to absorb calcium in the intestines and to reclaim calcium that would otherwise be excreted through the kidneys.
Vitamin D deficiency in children can cause rickets, a disease characterized by a severely bow-legged appearance due to softening of the bones.
In adults, vitamin D deficiency manifests as osteomalacia (softening of the bones) or osteoporosis. Osteomalacia results in poor bone density and muscular weakness. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease among post-menopausal women and older men.

2) Reduced risk of flu
Children given 1,200 International Units of vitamin D per day for 4 months during the winter reduced their risk of influenza A infection by over 40 percent.
3) Reduced risk of diabetes
Several observational studies have shown an inverse relationship between blood concentrations of vitamin D in the body and risk of type 2 diabetes. In people with type 2 diabetes, insufficient vitamin D levels may negatively effect insulin secretion and glucose tolerance. In one particular study, infants who received 2,000 International Units per day of vitamin D had an 88 percent lower risk of developing type 1 diabetes by the age of 32.
4) Healthy infants
Children with normal blood pressure who were given 2,000 International Units (IU) per day had significantly lower arterial wall stiffness after 16 weeks compared with children who were given only 400 IU per day.
Low vitamin D status has also been associated with a higher risk and severity of atopic childhood diseases and allergic diseases, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, and eczema. Vitamin D may enhance the anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids, making it potentially useful as a supportive therapy for people with steroid-resistant asthma.
5) Healthy pregnancy
Pregnant women who are deficient in vitamin D seem to be at greater risk of developing preeclampsia and needing a cesarean section. Poor vitamin D status is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women. It is also important to note that high vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of food allergy in the child during the first 2 years of life.
6) Cancer prevention
Vitamin D is extremely important for regulating cell growth and for cell-to-cell communication. Some studies have suggested that calcitriol (the hormonally active form of vitamin D) can reduce cancer progression by slowing the growth and development of new blood vessels in cancerous tissue, increasing cancer cell death, and reducing cell proliferation and metastases. Vitamin D influences more than 200 human genes, which could be impaired when we do not have enough vitamin D.
Vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, autism, Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma severity, and swine flu, however more reliable studies are needed before these associations can be proven. Many of these benefits occur through Vitamin D's positive effect on the immune system
Recommended intake of vitamin D
Vitamin D tablets
The amount of vitamin D you need depends on your age.
Vitamin D intake can be measured in two ways: in micrograms (mcg) and International Units (IU).
One microgram of vitamin D is equal to 40 IU of vitamin D.
The recommended intakes of vitamin D throughout life were updated by the U.S. Institutes of Medicine (IOM) in 2010 and are currently set at:
Infants 0-12 months - 1000 IU
Children 1-18 years - 2000 IU
Adults to age 70 - 4000 IU
Adults over 70 - 6000 IU
Pregnant or lactating women - 6000 IU
Vitamin D deficiency
Although the body can create vitamin D, there are many reasons deficiency can occur. For instance, darker skin color and the use of sunscreen reduce the body's ability to absorb the ultraviolet radiation B (UVB) rays from the sun needed to produce vitamin D.
A sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 30 can reduce the body's ability to synthesize the vitamin by 95 percent. To start vitamin D production, the skin has to be directly exposed to sunlight, not covered by clothing.
People who live in northern latitudes or areas of high pollution, work at night and stay home during the day, or are homebound should aim to consume extra vitamin D from food sources whenever possible. Infants who are exclusively breast-fed need a vitamin D supplement, especially if they are dark-skinned or have minimal sun exposure. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all breastfed infants receive 400 IU per day of an oral vitamin D supplement; drops made specifically for babies are available.
Although vitamin D supplements can be taken, it is best to obtain any vitamin or mineral through natural sources wherever possible.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency may include:
Getting sick or infected more often.
Painful bones and back.
Depressed mood.
Impaired wound healing.
Hair loss.
Muscle pain.
If Vitamin D deficiency continues for long periods of time it can result in:
chronic fatigue syndrome
neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease

Source: From Fern D Philippines

Thursday, November 12, 2020

again on coming back

Hello my fellow blogger. I am here again to start writing. Sharing you again my life here in the Philippines after going home from Israel 11 years ago. 

For more updates you can check also my youtube account Momshie Issa Diaries

See you there

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hello I'm Back

Hello my dear readers and fellow bloggers. How you doin' guys? It's been a long time that I haven't visited here or give a chance to write a little journals.

Life is not the same anymore since I went home and left Israel for good. Many things happen, some are good and some are not bad enough.

Here back in my page, I will try my best to write an updates of my journey and also an article that might be interesting for you and for some readers of this blog. Being a working mom now, I have to divide my time.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Feeling Restless and Stressful

Life is full of ups and down and I'm thankful that despite of life experiences I've been through I'm still here to see this beautiful world. I always look life in a positive way, weather it is too hard to achieve, but feeling confident I know that in every problems there is a solution. God will not give me any trials if I could not make it.

As a human being, I  truly said that sometimes I also lost my confidence. If I  feel this way all the negative thoughts control my life. Just lately, I feel so restless and psychologically stressful. My mind, my heart are so disturb. Full of apprehension that made me feel sick all the time. Sometimes I have irregular heartbeat that made me a little bit afraid. That was why I stop blogging for a while because I cannot concentrate what to write. I diagnosed myself because I don't want to see a doctor and give me some medication which I don't like to take. Although I'm a bit scared, however , I try to be normal and updating chikas at facebook... ^_^

I appreciate your visit here guys and I'll catch up on you whenever possible.  I will be busy also for the following weeks because I have to train my replacement here at work. I'm away for a short holiday as well before going home. I'll be in the Philippines in two weeks time. See yeah, blogger friends in Davao City.!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Learn How to Cope with your Anger

Listening the moaning every minute of the day makes me sick, and tired. In fact, she is absolutely stubborn old woman that irritates me. She drove me mad this morning to do things that can affect her conditions made me so impatient and hot tempered that leads to argument.  I cannot control my emotions  and  did say something to her that I regret and feel ashamed.  I forgot who I was dealing with at that moment. However, I don't want to be blame by her children,  God forbid, what will happen to her. I did the right thing but I got hurt with my action and ruined my day.

I'm a person with a lot of patience but I realized, the older I am, without exaggeration I become so impatient, get irritated so easily and get angry quickly. Sometimes I cannot control and managed it. I keep going on and on.
Angry man

Learn how you can cope with your anger in a healthy and constructive way from Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, a National Certified Councilor base in Raton, Florida and an eHow contributor.

1. Realize that anger is a normal human emotion. It is neither good nor bad - it just is. It is what you do with your anger that counts. Once you take away the idea that anger is "bad", it can be much easier to deal with it.

2. Know your body's reactions to anger. When you get angry, does your heart start racing? Do you start to sweat? Does it feel like you might explode? Do you even get so angry that you don't remember what you've said and done until it's all over? The first step towards coping with your anger is knowing when it is coming. That way you can take steps to calm yourself down before your anger gets out of control. It is especially helpful to know your body's signals if you have the type of anger where you go from calm to angry in a matter of seconds.

3. Know your triggers. Are their things that people say or do that really get your blood boiling? Know what these triggers are. Remember, that no matter what someone says or does, you are still responsible for your actions.

4. Look at what you are really angry at, or what you are really feeling. Are you really afraid or scared, and your anger is covering it up? Sometimes it can be easier to be angry than have to dig deep and look at what is scaring us. Are you really angry at your boss, or are you angry about what you feel is a loss of control over your life? Sometimes discovering the real reason for your anger can do a lot to abate it.

5. If your anger has hurt someone or offended them, apologize. You don't need to get into a long talk about your feelings and your issues with anger. Just tell the person that you acted inappropriately and that you are sorry.

6. Learn "time-out" techniques. If you know your body's signals for anger, take a step back as soon as you start feeling that "anger itch". Physically remove yourself from the situation. Take a walk outside. (It is not recommended that you drive off in your car, as anger can increase the chances of reckless driving.)

7. Get outside help. If your anger has gotten to the point where it is affecting your health, your relationships, or if you "black out" because you get so angry, seek the help of a professional. There are counselors that specialize in anger issues. Remember, getting help is a sign of strength, not of weakness.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Teacher's Link List

Woman’s elan vital

Some Things Are Free

On This Side of Town

Table for Five

Anything Davao

Petty Things In Life

My Daily Notes

My Life & My Journey Online

Caffeinated Muse

Pinay SAHM

Our Kids Plus Us

A Woman's Nook

Easy Tasks Online

I Heart Them All

Blogger's Nook

Life's Digital Moments

Online Biz and Resources

The Woman from Home

Crayons and Pencils

A Journey Of Life

Pinoy Life Abroad

Secrets Behind Me

Love Is In The Air

Urbanite Mom

Mixed Thoughts

Blogaholic Mom

Jennyholic, Confession Of An Addict



My Blogsense

My Mom's Best

Hugna: Jan’s Glimpse of the World

Deliciously Spicy Moments

Janz Crystalz Handcrafts


Elvz Online

Thoughts & Tales

It's All About the Latest, Future & Concept Cars


It's Not Just A Blog!

The Traveler's Journey

Mga Kwentong Maalamat

The Three Chies

Unchained Thoughts

Chie's Camera Works

Chuchie's Hideaway


wishing her

Awesome Pinoys: Disciples of Philippine Progress

Mom's Wish Lists



Written In Your Heart

A Teacher's Blog

Everyday As It Comes

Everything Is There To See

My Cooking Challenge & My Healthy Lifestyle Is On

Brew of the Day

GEORYL: Blogging With My Heart

Everything Has A Reason

RiA's wOrLd

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In Pursuit Of Success

Shy's Mixed Thoughts

Gossip & Shopping Corner

Life Mix


Worth's World

Simple Happy Life


Thinking Out Loud

Rache Photography

Our Travels and More

One Day at a Time

Recaptured Moments

A Teacher's Online Portfolio

Farm Girl turns Blogger

Lourdes' Mia

Jh3riz24 TiPs

One Proud Momma






DroppingIn, DroppingOut

I Love Cupcakes! Yummy!

Okay Ukay!


To Be, To Be. Tutubi.

Bookish Worm

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Flowing Rhythms

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Lumad Basakanon

Pinoy Working Mom

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Sensational Mind

Travel and Explorations

Beauty, Fashions and Finds

Elai’s Precious Angels

Elai’s Haven


The Miscellaneous Me

Things We Share

Used Stationary Bikes

Defying Gravity

My Thoughts, My Heart, My Turf

I am a Princess. All girls are


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Join Contest

Faye of is having a blog contest. She is giving away the following stuff below to those lucky readers and online friends of her blog. 

What she is giving away?

First Prize : Ladies Chronograph (big face) watch
Second Prize : Kate Spade Kikay Kit (orange)
Third Prize : Kate Spade Kikay Kit (Floral)

Here's how to join :

1. Subscribe to her feed via email located right side bar of her blog(REQUIRED) - 1 Entry
2. Blog about her contest along with the Prizes {You MUST include the Prizes and My link}- 5 Entries
- If you have multiple blogs, much better. Each blog post along with the Prizes -5 Entries.
3. Leave a comment in this post telling what you did and give her the link of the blog post. 1 Entry.
4. Comment to any of her post. From August 8,2010 to Sept 8,2010 and you’ll have 1 entry each comment.
Make it sure it's at least three words

Head on to her blog and join. The contest ends on the  8th of September 2010. And it is also open internationally. So everybody can join.

on how to fight this pandemic

In this time of pandemic,  one thing we have in common as mommies is to protect our children  and ourselves. We bought vitamins to boost our...