Athena, Essential Milk Drink for Women

Hello Sweeties!

I really loved drinking milk growing up, but I grew older I made it a point to lessen my dairy  intake because I had the wrong assumption that it was fattening. Like most adults I thought that milk is no longer crucial for the body’s health after my teenage years.

Apparently I was wrong!

Milk, particularly low-fat varieties, as part of a well-balanced diet, boasts a variety of health benefits for adult , including providing high-quality protein for the body and even helping promote weight management.

Let me run down some of the benefits of milk.

Preventing Osteoporosis

Calcium is naturally found in milk, and it prevents osteoporosis or bone loss in middle and old age, and women and elderly according to studies are more prone to bone degradation.  An adult has a daily calcium requirement of 2 1/2 to 4 servings of milk daily.

Weight Management

The “Journal of the American College of Nutrition” released a review in 2005 noted that if you increase the dietary calcium intake results in lessening  body fat, and especially body weight and fat loss due to a calorie-restricted dietary regimen. Participants in the said study, are less likely to regain weight after a period of weight loss if they increased calcium intake levels.

Fighting Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can happen at any age, and drinking dairy products, like milk, protects against tooth decay. Drinking milk lessens oral acidity, one contributing factor for decay. Drinking milk also stimulates saliva flow, which is one of the mouth’s primary defenses against decay, as it carries essential nutrients — like the calcium found in milk — to the teeth.

This is the reason I am glad there is Athena Milk for Women.


It is especially formulated to meet a Woman’s special nutritional needs.

  • High Calciumessential for optimum bone health. It is also a source of Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus – nutrients to help maintain strong bones
  • Low in Fat so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake
  • Source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function.

Athena comes in two flavors – Milk (180 grams – Php 130.00; 400 grams – Php 273.00) and Choco (180 grams – Php 130.00). It’s available online at

For women like us , who are always on the go, and seeks to strike a balance between work and personal time to be able to enjoy life to the fullest.  We need to stay fit and attractive, to look good and feel good whenever we can.

Athena is available in leading supermarkets and drugs stores nationwide.

Until next time!

“It’s Not You, It’s Your Thyroid” : Merck steps up awareness campaign against thyroid diseases

Hello Sweeties!

A few years ago, I started feeling poorly, I had tremors, I was losing weight fast, I could’t sleep and I had a very short temper, to the point that I would have outburst in front or targeted to my children.  It was very scary. I have an aversion to hospitals perhaps because as a young child I was confined for days at a hospital where doctors made fun of the chatty 5 years old, that is a story for another day.  I finally found the courage to go to an EENT and he discovered that I had hyperthyroidism.  The first few days of not knowing what was going on with my body and personality was scary but I am glad I now know what is going on.

In time for the International Thyroid Awareness Week (ITAW) 2017, leading science and healthcare innovation company Merck, joined forces with the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Thyroid Association (PTA), Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (PSEDM), and the Iodine Global Network (IGN), to raise consciousness against thyroid disorders.

You and your thyroid
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that sits in at the lower front of the neck. It plays a key role in one’s overall health and well-being by producing thyroid hormones that help keep the body use energy, stay warm, and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs in tip-top condition.

Thyroid disorders are some of the most common diseases worldwide. In the Philippines, one in every 11 adults suffers from goiter or other thyroid disorders.

Thyroid problems are more common in women. Figures show that women are four to seven times more likely to have thyroid disorders than men. They are also at risk of hypothyroidism by 10 times. Moreover, women who recently gave birth and those who are in the menopausal stage are more vulnerable.

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