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My Dad’s Maiden Blog

As my dad has given life to me 28 years ago, I now give life to his words.

My dad is a brilliant health guru. I was so thrilled when he agreed to be my co-blogger in the condition that I will translate his articles from Filipino to English. Apparently, he want his articles to be understood worldwide. He sure does know how to go global. And so the excerpts below are not his words, but mine. The knowledge are obviously his and only his since I am more of a patient than a health guru. Hihihi.

For his maiden post, I asked my dad how he wants to introduce his portion in my blog, and this is his message to you all:

I am nearing 60 years old (56 to be exact), and yet I play basketball with boys half my age. I am proud to say that they rarely out run me in the court. Of course the wrinkles and the white hairs are there, but the maintenance medicines have not quite made it to my list of growing old gracefully. My secret is everyone else’s : HERBS.

Being a reflexologist since the late 1980’s, my interest for maintaining good health has grown to encompass neuro-muscular therapy, growing organic food, and healing herbs. For many years, I only impart my knowledge to my family and our closest friends, but through my daughter’s blog, I think it’s time to share the little that I know which I think every Filipino should know. Our country is the biggest Mercury Drug in the world. Our common plants can aide us in healing our ailments, even the much dreaded cancer which can afflict almost anybody…even our dear Cory Aquino.

I invite you to read my daughter’s blog because I will introduce you slowly but surely to the wonderful world of healing herbs and other health issues.  My posts will come in small showers as I think Monette will have a lot more interesting things to say than I do. But I do hope that my posts will be of help to you and to your families in enjoying long and healthy lives. – Nick Bagtas


Comment from manny
Time: March 26, 2008, 11:16 am

Wow your dad is a reflexologist… my eldest bro too… though i hardly consult him with my own health hehehe…

I still remember how he started to become a herb addict when i was still a kid.. i just thought its somehow “not pleasant” in look and taste :D… but now i came to understant what his doing :D

Kudos to your dad… be reading more on this :)

Comment from monette
Time: March 28, 2008, 8:57 am

hey manny! you should consult your brother. sayang naman, free consultation yan! actually, reflexology is just like your usual spa, with health benefits nga lang. try it!

Comment from Maan
Time: April 15, 2008, 4:51 am

am into this wellness and herb thing. I believe in that. Does your dad still practice? I disagree with a comment here that reflexology is just like the spa thing. Most of the small spas dont even understand anatomy and physiology and all the meridians which a good therapist must know! In other countries, all spa therapists are usually PT graduates. I highly recommend that you open another blog for your dad even if you will be the one to type it. I that way it will solely be focused on natural health. Started one myself but had problems with blue host so will still need time to fix the database

Comment from monette
Time: April 20, 2008, 3:23 pm

hi maan! yup, my dad is actively practicing…but is more of a hobby and a charity work for him. he is a very simple man and has not thought of making a full-blown business out of his talents and skills. i offered to create a blog for him as you’ve suggested, but he refused. i will try to ask him over and over again…hihihi!

thanks for dropping by, maan!

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