Archive of ‘Health Remedy’ category


Have you ever experienced a day wherein nothing seems to go well, that no matter how you try to choose the right path, you keep making the wrong turn? Just like having a bad hair day, no matter how many times you comb your hair, it just would not budge.
Life can be challenging at times but there will always be a way to resolve these challenges and come out victorious. Having this in mind will be easy to keep your patience and continue to move forward.
Just like losing strands of your hair due to factors beyond your control, you too can do something.
Eat healthy – Eating the right food can alter your mood. Having low-level of folic acid in your body can cause anxiety, hence, food such as asparagus, avocado, salmon, and almond are recommended to fight stress hormones.
Stay calm – Listen to comforting music and reading feel-good stories can help switch you to a calm mood.
Exercise – Exercise releases endorphins that can relieve you from stress and anxiety.
Supplement –Taking in Vitamins such as B-complex can alter mood swings.
Don’t let your stress factors contribute to your hair loss. Letting yourself succumb to anxiety will definitely show up to your follicles and this can lead to more hair loss.
Hectic schedules and pressure from work, not to mention the pollution and filth outside easily make you feel unease and, at times, irritable. Slow down a bit, have fun and relax. There’s no better way to begin with your mane.
Tip 1:  The stroke of a comb can give you a soothing feeling while, at the same time, help unleash the natural oil of your hair.
Tip 2:  Stay away from getting pigtails, hair weaves, braids and tight hair rollers, which can pull and stress your hair.
Tip 3: Avoid perming, straightening or coloring because they contain toxic chemicals that could cause damage to your locks.
Tip 4: Choose natural. Use NOVUHAIR topical solution. Apply liberal amount on to your scalp and hair. Massage it gently for -10 minutes to help permeate deeply from root to tip. NOVUHAIR is packed with 19 natural ingredients that help promote growth, nourishment and rejuvenation of your tress.
NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more information, please contact hotlines 4136570 and 09228830575 from Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm or visit

Fisherman’s Friend: A Story of Heritage and Innovation

How a brand kept in touch with the demands of the present market.

What makes a product’s credibility and success? Is it the number of years it remains strong in the market? Or is it the brand’s willingness to keep up with the times and demands of its consumers? For Fisherman’s Friend, ticking all these requirements is what made them strengthen their foothold in the industry, all while being rooted to their rich heritage dating back centuries.
The brand, which is one of the leading throat lozenges in the market, traces its history back to 1865 when Fleetwood pharmacist James Lofthouse thought of creating a menthol and eucalyptus liquid to provide relief to fishermen who are constantly plagued by the hostile conditions of their job. After realizing that it can be challenging to consume liquids while riding the choppy seas of the North Atlantic, Lofthouse decided to create a lozenge form of his product to make it easier to consume.
From there, Lofthouse decided to expand his efforts after realizing that his product has great market potential. In 1967, Fisherman’s Friend started selling their lozenges to surrounding shops from their van. Come 1974, the products are exported for the first time to Norway and Belgium.
Today, the relevance of Fisherman’s Friend remains stronger than ever when it comes to demand. Especially here in the Philippines where work industries like Business Process Outsourcing and broadcasting flourish, professionals who use their voices as capital need a product that offer relief even more.
Thankfully, the brand has remained faithful in innovating themselves to cater to the interest of their market. This can be seen in the way they have continuously expanded their flavors to make sure that they are aligned with the varied palates of consumers. In addition, the product can also double as a breath freshener, another proof of its commitment to its clientele by adding a more lifestyle positioning to its use.
The brand launched its first flavored lozenges, Aniseed, in 1975 after 110 years since conception of the original recipe. Five years later, with innovation at the heart of its legacy, the brand in created in 1980 their Original Menthol & Eucalyptus Flavor with no added sugar.
Come 1991, Fisherman’s Friend created its sugar free mint lozenges. It was a breakthrough move for the brand, with the recipe proving to be a huge success. With this, Fisherman’s Friend becomes the first confectionary company to produce a sugar free mint.
The brand had another momentous year in 1967 after launching its first fruit flavored lozenges, the Sugar Free Lemon. Followed by another expansion in their roster of flavors, Fisherman’s created its Cherry lozenges in 2003.
The brand’s latest addition to their product range was 2007, the sugar free Blackcurrant and Menthol Flavor lozenges. The flavor has since become a favorite among consumers.
Nowadays, Fisherman’s Friend remains to be top-of-mind when it comes to providing throat relief. From being a staple among fishermen, it now caters to a wider market thanks to its continuous product innovation. It’s now friendlier to the palate, too, with flavors that even the younger generation can definitely appreciate. In this aspect, the brand has managed to make itself not only relevant, but still in touch with today’s consumers.
Fisherman’s Friend is available in leading drugstores, convenience stores, supermarkets and groceries nationwide, for as low as Php 44.75. Its colorful history is as colorful as the flavors available here in the Philippines, from the Original Extra Strong flavor that started it all in 1865, Fisherman’s Friend has come a long way reaching our shores, providing a variety of flavors – Spearmint Sugar Free, Lemon Sugar Free, Cherry Sugar Free, Mint Sugar Free, Mandarin Sugar Free and Strong Mint.
For more information about the product, visit and Fisherman’s Friend’s Facebook page –



SANOFI, in partnership with GAWAD KALINGA and MAKESENSE IS LAUNCHING “SOCIAL INNOVATORS FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES”, a call for projects to support the most innovative ideas and projects tackling health challenges of underserved communities in the Philippines.
FROM OCTOBER 11 TO NOVEMBER 13 , you can apply to the call for projects online! This is a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to get a chance to participate in a 10-DAY CUSTOMIZED AND FREE BOOTCAMP to prototype and test your project!

Why is Sanofi launching this call for projects?
In the Philippines, according to World Health Organization, only 21% of the population in the poorest quintile has access to health insurance! Sanofi wants to support the most impactful and innovative health solutions to better answer underserved communities needs and contribute to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals.
From July to September, Sanofi and MakeSense traveled across 3 cities in the country to identify local health challenges, create awareness on health issues and support the creation of health social enterprises answering the needs of local communities. In 2 months, Sanofi reached 30,000 people online and supported the creation of 17 social startups! Now that this roadshow is over, the partners want to go a step further supporting the best teams in the prototyping and test of their ideas over 2,000 Gawad Kalinga villages!

It’s time to take this health mobilization to the next level!
From October 11 to November 13, 2017, apply to the “Social Innovators for Healthy Communities” Call for Projects!
Do you have a startup, a project, a research or even an idea tackling health challenges of local underserved communities? Are you looking for support to prototype, launch and scale your solution?
Then all you have to do is apply to this link:

We are looking for any kind of independent or structure-linked project, at any stage of its development!

The 5 most innovative and impactful teams will be invited to a 10-day free training to access:

Sounds exciting?
➡️ Find out more about the bootcamp!⬅️

Do you want to be part of it?
👉 Apply now! 👈

If you have any question, please contact MakeSense team:
Naomi: / Léa:

Partners of the program:

SANOFI: Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people they serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions in more than 100 countries. #healthexpertise #businessdevelopment
GAWAD KALINGA: Gawad Kalinga is a Philippine-based movement that aims to build a nation empowered by people with faith and patriotism; a nation made up of caring and sharing communities, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity. #communities #prototype #test
MAKESENSE: MakeSense is a worldwide platform enabling citizens to get involved at any level to tackle social and environmental challenges. By putting together people skills and ideas, MakeSense helps social entrepreneurs create and develop their businesses and solve the most pressing issues faced by society. #socialinnovation #entrepreneurshiptools #network

Thiocell your Sore Throat Remedy

This rainy season people experience sore throat can involve irritation, pain, and itchiness that can make it hard to swallow. There are some procedure we do to relieve the pain and take some lozenges. But if the sore throat last longer than a week and accompanied by other symotomslike a fever, rash, joint pain, or difficulty breathing we visit the doctor
Treatments include gargling with warm salt water, throat lozenges, anti-inflammatory medicines, and other medications.

A sore throat refers to pain, itchiness, or irritation of the throat. It may cause difficulty swallowing food and liquids, and the pain may get worse when you try to swallow. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat. However, other symptoms may include:a dry throat,  swollen glands in the neck
white patches on the tonsils, hoarseness.
A sore throat can affect people of all ages, but the risk of a sore throat is higher in some people. This includes: children, people who smoke, people with allergies, people with a compromised immune system.
Sharing a close space with others also increases the risk of upper respiratory infections that can initially present as a sore throat.

lozenge or lozenges is a rhombus or diamond shape. a small medicinal tablet, originally in the shape of a lozenge, taken for sore throats and dissolved in the mouth. It gives relief to the itchiness amd dryness of the throat when taken.
“throat lozenges”
Originally in English a term in heraldry; meaning “small cake or tablet (originally diamond-shaped) of medicine and sugar, etc., meant to be held in the mouth and dissolved” is from 1520s. lozenge in Medicine.
A small, medicated candy intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat. It is not a medicine but a medicated candy and so safe to everyone.

When it comes comes to lozenges, Thiocell is one of the most successful product that most customers purchase after it was launch at Watson’s Stores. Thiocell’s sales made it’s way up to the top which made it “The Most Successful New Product ” in Watson’s Health, Wellness, and Beauty Awards. The lozenge has a unique form which allows for oral cavity absorption. At the same time faster result and more effective absorption of glutathione in the body