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Running Safety in Polluted Manila

I have always thought people wearing masks were a little bit “different”. I thought I would never be a masked wearer.

However, after running 16km one night from Pasig/Ortigas area (near Capitol Commons and Ultra) to Bondi & Bourke in Legaspi Village then home again with the mask on I was converted. See image below of what should be a white cover.

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I have since run to and from my house into Makati at varying times of day and also on the weekend. I minimize running on Edsa by using side roads in Rockwell area, the Fort and along Pioneer. As you can see, the results are shocking.

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The mask I use was given to me from Primed Bill Co with other varieties available in the market.

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Top 7 Ways to Avoid Sub-optimal “Food” Options

Have you ever been too busy to eat properly so you grab some fast food, a fruit juice drink or an energy bar?

Well, you just made a bad situation worse by choosing the easy, most convenient option. That decision to eat nutrient deficient food will actually make you hungrier when your sugar crashes soon after eating or drinking what I call carbage.

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There is an easy solution to your time poor dilemma.

When you eat optimally in a great environment then you will have Top . Yes, your food and your environment is that important.

Here’s My Top 7 Ways to Avoid Bad Food Decisions

  1. Eat a Great Breakfast like 5 organic virgin coconut oil fried eggs, a side of kimchi, some sardines in olive oil and a black coffee or tea. Would you be hungry after eating this Primed breakfast? How do you feel when you eat sugar food like pandesal, pancit, breakfast cereal etc.? It does fill you up and satisfy you. Eat quality nutrition and you will be more satisfied and not make yourself hungry. My record for eating eggs is 20. My cholesterol is excellent.


2. Plan Ahead and bring some bananas, nuts, cans of sardines etc. with you when travelling. So, you are less hungry from a huge breakfast but if you do get hungry you have some healthy supplies. It is easy when you think ahead.

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Legaspi Market is Cool but Where’s Your Favorite Farmer’s Market?

Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market Every Sunday – Ours Favorite is at Legaspi Village

What’s better than sleeping in on Sunday morning, going for a drive and then walk to the Legaspi Sunday Market, having breakfast or brunch AND then getting ALL your fresh shopping produce done for the busy week ahead? For me nothing is better than that. I’ll even be there tomorrow to have some Kombucha or Kefir for improved gut health!

Here are our Top 7 Reasons to go to the Legaspi Sunday Market

1. All Things Coconut Rock – Coco Wonder

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Primed Fitness for Life – Sleep, Food, Mood and Exercise

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We all want happiness for ourselves and our families. Good health is essential for happiness and is affected by many components.

Top 10 List for Happiness:

1. A fulfilling home life is good business – “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” Michael J. Fox. Family could be defined as anyone close to you.

2. Positive emotions make people more successful


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

– Glass half empty or full approach
– Determine how to react to situations
– Focus on positive behaviors of others
– Dwelling on the negative is destructive
– Make deposits in the emotional bank account
– Use the positive to motivate yourself
– Practice positive behaviors and thoughts

3. Food influences mood and performance

Try going Primed for your Life and you will surely experience many wonderful positive health outcomes.

By simply getting rid of highly processed foods like all grains, low-fat foods, vegetable oil and sugar you will be eating more nutritiously, will stabilize your blood sugar, reduce inflammation, improve digestion and boost your immune system so as to fight (not feed) disease.

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Teach Your Children To Cook and Unleash Their Inner Super Hero

“Becoming a good cook will do more for your health, body composition, and longevity than any exercise routine, miracle drug, or “diet” in existence.

When you develop the ability to create fresh, mouth-watering, healthy meals for you and your family on command, you have a SUPER POWER.


In fact, a recent Cambridge study found that people who cook up to 5 times a week are 47% more likely to be alive after 10 years than their non-cooking peers.” From Abel James. Check out Abel’s cool website here.

From Our Primed Friends in Switzerland

Very proud of my girls, they have an app on their iPhone “yummly”, registered themselves as being Primed, found a delicious recipe, and we just had it for dinner, they cooked with my help!”


Avocado, tomato, red onion, dressing of lime, olive oil, cilantro, salt/pepper and prawns on the left. On the right is an easy egg and veg bake and banana dolphins.

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Henning, Ellen, Josephine and Charlotte are a happy, fit and healthy Primed family. They know that when you eat real food with real flavor you feel great.

One of our favorite books is Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.

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Amazing Colors of Luntiang Republika Eco Farms – A Sustainable Way of Farming

When you go Primed for your Life you get to eat some amazing food that you might not have tried before. You move away from the lower nutrient style of non-foods to more nutrient dense foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and quality fatty acids.

These are exactly the wonderful foods full of vibrant colors that we now enjoy from Luntiang Republika Eco Farms (organically and sustainable grown).

Available Fresh Produce for the Week Varies Seasonally but Here is a Sample of Some of Their Wonderful Produce:

Dragon Fruit


Saba Bananas (our favorite) and Avocados


I Adore Their Tuyo in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Laing (Taro Leaves Cooked in Coconut Milk)


So delicious with Avocado.


Okra is So Good

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Delicious and Nutritious Eggplant (Talong)


With great ingredients you can make great dishes to optimally fuel your mind and body.

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Cheat in your Triathlon and you are cheating more than just yourself

I love competing at triathlon and running events. It is cool to test yourself against your previous years results and against your competitors in your age category.

The reason to sign up for races vary from individual but include:

– Getting a nice medal; getting the nice finisher’s shirt; having fun; getting fitter; beating your friends and rivals to the finish line; being part of your triathlon team; having something fun to post on facebook; setting a positive example to your fiends; and for the love of exercising in the sun.


There are some people who want to do well so badly that they are prepared to go outside of the rules to get onto the podium or even to just get a personal best.

Going outside the rules means cheating and should not be tolerated in our fun sport. We need more vigilance on behalf of the competitors, spectators and race organizers.

“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” ― Cheryl Hughes
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4 Days Till Christmas – Reduce Your Stress

4. Reduce Your Stress

Stress is debilitating.  It affects everybody adversely and can lead to weight gain, lack of sleep, heart attacks and death.  So, how can we beat stress?

Here are a few hints on how to overcome the stress of the holiday season:

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