As a first time mom, I’m always praning when it comes to my kid’s health. I always make sure that she changes her clothes after she plays, washes her hands every now and then, etc.
When Addie gets sick, we don’t give her medicines right away. Even if there’s already a doctor’s prescription, we check the details of the medicine with reliable internet sources if it’s safe for children. Ganun kami ka-praning.
With the advent of modern technology, there are a lot of treatments available for different diseases and medical conditions. Still, it’s difficult to just accept these new treatments especially since you hadn’t tried these as a kid, di ba?
My mom, however, was a naturalista mom. Alam niyo yung dahon ng bayabas? My mom used to put guava leaves on my wounds when I was a kid. And my mom always tells me that we should also explore natural treatments for Addie.
Last Friday, Ascof invited us to a garden affair at the Earth Kitchen, White Plains, Quezon City.
The venue was very fitting for the event as it was found along the gardens of White Plains.
Lunch was all organic, fresh and healthy.
Several booths were set-up at the venue.
The first booth is called, “Make-Your-Own Salad Bar.” We got to make our own salad fit to our own cravings 🙂 It was very refreshing!
Next was the “Build-Your-Own Garden” booth. On display were basil, oregano, cilantro, tarragon, and other plants, which we can choose from and take home. Yay!
We got basil and oregano. Na-inspire ako magka-garden 🙂
Next was the Upcycle Booth manned by Ms. Sam of M Dekor Lokal Luxe. Sam featured repurposed items including an old skirt turned into a bag, flat bottles as cheese plates, retaso to unique bracelets.
We were all given charm bracelet kits with retaso, wooden beads and yarn.
After the participants had explored the booths, the program started. Bilang nakaupo sa harapan si P, she was interviewed by the host, and was asked, “what makes me a #naturalista?” P answered, “being a naturalista means practicing a healthy lifestyle. My mommy friends and I believe, and I think everyone will be in agreement with me when I say, that anything that’s natural is really the best.” Yun oh!
Ms. Diana Gener from Pascual Laboratories then presented a power point presentation about Ascof Lagundi.
And, here’s what we learned:
- At the first sign of cough, we should give our kids lots of liquid, vitamin C, fruits and of course, ASCOF. Dapat maagap.
- Hindi sinusupress ang cough. It’s the body’s natural way of getting rid of toxins in our body.
- The more chemicals you take in, the more ka nagkakasakit. Kaya bakit mo paiinumin ng chemicals (other cough syrups) ang mga bata kung ubo lang naman ‘yan?
- NATURALISTA = Natural + Lista (bibo, pro-active, O.C.) Natural magmahal, lista mag-alaga.
- ASCOF = Asthma + Cough, remedy
After Ms. Gener’s talk, we had a scavenger hunt. Those with papers which read “First Signs of Cough – mabigat na dibdib, konting pag-ubo, makati at nanunuyong lalamunan” got a prize.
Rowena’s kids won the scavenger hunt. 🙂
Then, we got to see Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi and her kids’ newest commercial for Ascof Lagundi:
And of course, the event won’t be complete without the special appearance of the ultimate naturalista mom, Mrs. Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi, and her kids Mavy and Cassie.
Just like most moms, Carmina is also praning when it comes to her kids. At the event, Carmina talked about her family, how they get along, and how she balances work and family life.
Carmina especially mentioned how she liked ASCOF Lagundi’s sachet packs. It’s easy to bring along and there’s no need to bring the heavy bottle plus a spoon. Even yung bottle nila, may flip cap na rin so walang tapon.
Good job, ASCOF! It was a great event. Thanks for having us. 🙂