The Katipunan (KKK)

Flags of the Katipunan (KKK)
Flags of the Katipunan (KKK)

By Gerry Cornejo

In the Philippines, the Katipunan (usually abbreviated to KKK) was a revolutionary society founded in Manila in 1892, whose primary aim was to gain independence from Spain. Its official revolutionary name was Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan.

In this column, however, KKK means Kalusugan Kaalaman Katuwaan. Its purpose will be to provide its readers with practical health tips, interesting and useful information, as well as entertainment.

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The Letter K is the 11th letter of the alphabet. Hinting towards breakthroughs, illumination, enlightenment and new beginnings. Things will become more balanced and stable from this moment onward.

The letter K in a name is symbolic of an outgoing person – sometimes mischievous and explorative. The Letter doubled or Tripled in a name suggests auspiciousness.

The letter K in your dreams and waking life suggest that things are going to change and most likely for your benefit and the benefit of all involved. With the letter K showing up, it is a message that you are or will soon be busy with many opportunities abounding.

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Health tip for today: Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily.

1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!

2. Promotes Weight Loss
Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories!

3. Flushes Out Toxins
Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).

5. Maintains Regularity
Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.

6. Boosts Immune System
A water guzzler is less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.

7. Natural Headache Remedy
Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.

8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains
Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Distilled water is dead water. Continuously drinking distilled water robs your body of its natural source of many minerals essential to good health. This results in mineral loss in the body, which increases your risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, hypertension, coronary heart disease and premature ageing.

Make sure you drink at least 10 glasses of water every day and you will notice some of its health benefits almost immediately. Drink even if you are not thirsty because when you feel thirst, it means that you are already experiencing dehydration.

Percentage of water making up tissues, organs, fluids and bone in the human body: Brain 75%, Heart 75%, Lungs 86%, Muscle 75%, Liver 85%, Kidney 83%, Bone 22%, Blood 83%, Saliva 95%, Perspiration 95%

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Pinoy Trivia: In the province of Camiguin, there are more volcanos (seven) than towns (five). There hasn’t been an eruption since the mid- 1950s, but the island has the most number of volcanoes per square kilometer in the world.

Entertainment Trivia: What Sinatra signature tune became Elvis Presley’s best-selling posthumous hit?

Answer: My Way

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