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Mar
8
2017

The Difference Between Wet and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Eye Health, Macular Degeneration

266-Lutein-Eye-18mg-60-CapsThe Difference Between Wet and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Lylas G. Mogk, M.D.

There are two types of AMD: dry (atrophic) and wet (neovascular or exudative). Most AMD starts as the dry type and in 10-20% of individuals, it progresses to the wet type. Age-related macular degeneration is always bilateral (i.e., occurs in both eyes), but does not necessarily progress at the same pace in both eyes. It is therefore possible to experience the wet type in one eye and the dry type in the other.

Dry Macular Degeneration

The dry (atrophic) type affects approximately 80-90% of individuals with AMD. Its cause is unknown, it tends to progress more slowly than the wet type, and there is not—as of yet—an approved treatment or cure. In dry age-related macular degeneration, small white or yellowish deposits, called drusen, form on the retina, beneath the macula, causing it to deteriorate or degenerate over time.

Wet Macular Degeneration

The wet/neovascular type affects approximately 10-15% of individuals with age-related macular degeneration, but accounts for approximately 90% of all cases of severe vision loss from the disease.

In wet age-related macular degeneration, abnormal blood vessels under the retina begin to grow toward the macula. Because these new blood vessels are abnormal, they tend to break, bleed, and leak fluid, damaging the macula and causing it to lift up and pull away from its base. This can result in a rapid and severe loss of central vision.

Although its cause is unknown, several new treatments are now available for wet age-related macular degeneration.

You can read more about both types of macular degeneration at Macular Degeneration InternationalMacular Degeneration Partnership, and Macular Degeneration Support, where you can also view a retinal photograph of dry AMD and drusen and a retinal photograph of wet AMD (also called exudative).

Alive FloraGLO®Lutein 18 mg – Eye Health is proven to help Macular Degeneration.  For more info read here.

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Dec
20
2016

Still 5 Days Left of 12 Days of Christmas!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, SALE, Savings At Alive!

Still stumped on what to get your friends and loved ones for the holidays? Give the gift of Health! Come on into an Alive Health Centre and Morning Sun each day to snatch the deal of the day!

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Dec
12
2016

12 Days of Christmas at Alive Health Centre & Morning Sun: Come in Each Day to SNATCH the Deal!

Categories: Alive Brand, Coupons, SALE, Savings At Alive!

At Alive Health Centre and Morning Sun our 12 Days of Deals starts….. TODAY Tuesday December 13th, 2016!  Give the gift of Health this year.  There is always that challenging someone on your list, so rather then being stumped try EmergenC or Viva Health Skin Care products.  Many more to choose from.  Amazing savings!

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Come on in each day to snatch the deal! Limited quantities!

Oct
3
2016

ASK Alice – Fall Into Savings Flyer, On Until October 21, 2016

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, FLYER SALE!, SALE

It is FLYER TIME!  Check out our flyer.

Click on the link below that is closest to you.  Also please enjoy a few words from Alice Chung, owner of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus.

BC Locations Flyer

Alberta Locations Flyer

Ontario Locations Flyer

Chinese Flyer For ALL Locations

Also, if there is not a location near you, we do MAIL ORDERS call us toll free at 1 866 499 9546

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Why YOU Need Supplements!

Featuring Brad King M.S., MFS, fitness and nutritional expert

Do you ever hear, “I don’t need to take vitamins, I am so healthy! I eat very well.” Number one is to eat a healthy diet and to exercise regularly, however, it is also good to take a step back and ask yourself to really listen to your body. Ask yourself can I feel better? After helping people for over 30 years, I see all the time that we are just too busy to take care of ourselves, so we ignore the symptoms of poor digestion, aches/pains, or unexplained weight gain. This can happen, even if we are eating right and are active! So why should you take Vitamins? 1. Current commercial agriculture techniques leave soil deficient in important minerals, causing the food grown in this soil to share the same mineral deficiencies. 2. Many foods are shipped long distances and are stored for long periods of time, both of which cause the depletion of vitamins in these foods. Another reason, according to Brad King M.S., MFS, fitness and nutritional expert, is that your cravings could be telling you that you have a vitamin deficiency. In his April 28th blog article Brad revealed that cravings of chocolate especially during a woman’s menstrual cycle may be in part due to a magnesium deficiency, as treatment with magnesium has been shown to reduce chocolate cravings. Also if you are always craving sugar, this is a sign that you are low in B-Vitamins. (See Page 3 Alive Vitamins Feature Page). Lastly, did you know why women during pregnancy crave pickles and ice cream? Research shows that ice cream is due to the body needing extra calcium and that pickles help to absorb the calcium. Therefore, as always our team of Wellness Associates look forward to helping you figure out what supplements you can take to make you the BEST you can be!

Sep
6
2016

Today is Customer Appreciation Day!! Don’t Miss Out!!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Customer Appreciation Day

cad-boardJust a reminder that TODAY is Customer Appreciation Day (CAD)!!  It is always the 1st Tuesday of every month! This means that Tuesday Sept 6th, is CAD!!  Therefore, today is your chance to save on EVERYTHING in the store! Vitamins, food, cosmetics; it ALL applies.

If extra weight is slowing you down, or even better, you just want to improve your everyday lifestyle, we have it all!

Come into Alive Health Centre and Morning Sun for details.

To thank you for your continued support, we want to create some extra excitement! When you spend over $50 dollars you can enter your name in a draw to WIN a basket of supplements.  We do the draw at the end of Customer Appreciation Day.  ALSO at some locations there will be demos going on so you can try samples!  As always, thanks for reading! If you have any questions or want to do a mail order call toll free: 1-866-499-9546

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Aug
24
2016

Alive Cinnamon Extract 20:1

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Diabetes

DSC09250STOP Type 2 Diabetes NOW!

 

According to the Diabetes Association more than 3 million Canadians have Type 2 Diabetes and it is growing rapidly, but there is a solution, by taking Alive Cinnamon Extract 20:1! Sprinkling Cinnamon on your cereal won’t cut it, you need cinnamon in a concentrated form. A recent study headed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified a link between cinnamon intake and reduced risk of diabetes AND heart disease. According to the research, cinnamon extract, which is high in antioxidants, helps to decrease glucose levels in the blood as well as reduce oxidative stress in the body. We have had 100’s of customers who were pre-diabetic shock their health care provider with Alive Cinnamon Extract as their insulin resistance was corrected! Remember, high blood sugar is SERIOUS. If you don’t pay attention over time high blood glucose levels can damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart. HOW? Your cells, which is what your organs are made of are being starved! Beat Type 2 diabetes, this disease is in your control with Alive Cinnamon 20:1 Extract, it WORKS! NPN80013266.

As always, thanks for reading! If you have any questions or want to do a mail order call toll free: 1-866-499-9546

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

 

Jun
7
2016

Today is Customer Appreciation Day! Don’t Miss Out!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Customer Appreciation Day, SALE, Savings At Alive!

Just a reminder that TODAY is Customer Appreciation Day (CAD)!!  It is always the 1st Tuesday of every month! This means that Tuesday June 7th, is CAD!!  Therefore, today is your chance to save on EVERYTHING in the store! Vitamins, food, cosmetics; it ALL applies.

If extra weight is slowing you down, or even better, you just want to improve your everyday lifestyle, we have it all!

Come into Alive Health Centre and Morning Sun for details.

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To thank you for your continued support, we want to create some extra excitement! When you spend over $50 dollars you can enter your name in a draw to WIN a basket of supplements.  We do the draw at the end of Customer Appreciation Day.  ALSO at some locations there will be demos going on so you can try samples!  As always, thanks for reading! If you have any questions or want to do a mail order call toll free: 1-866-499-9546

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

May
26
2016

Plus Products Milk Thistle

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Antioxidants, Cirrhosis, Inflammation, Liver, Psoriasis

DSC09156Milk thistle has remarkable detoxifying and liver protecting properties.  Extracted from the seeds, its active ingredient is a bioflavonoid mixture comprised principally of silymarin.  This plant derives its name from the milky white veins on its spikey leaves.  In ancient Greece and Rome, it was often used to treat liver and gallbladder ailments.

This powerful antioxidant protects cell membranes from free radical damage.  Milk thistle is valuable in treating viral and alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver, psoriasis and gallstones.

The most important benefit of milk thistle is its ability to fortify the liver, one of the body’s most vital organs.  In addition to processing nutrients (including fats), the liver detoxifies many drugs, pollutants and alcohol.  Plus, a healthy liver produces beautiful, blemish-free skin.

Other benefits:  Milk thistle may limit damage to the liver after chemotherapy.  This herb helps clear psoriasis by reducing inflammation.  Lastly, milk thistle can aid in the prevention and treatment of gallstones by improving the flow of bile.

Contains NO: Corn, dairy, soy, gluten, wheat, or yeast.

Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day.

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Made in Canada.

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Mar
16
2016

Alive FloraGLO®Lutein 18 mg – Eye Health

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Eye Health

DSC09127Are you on the look out for a way to protect your vision?  Alive brand Lutein is just what you need…

Promotes clear vision:  Lutein, also known as the “eye protective nutrient”, is a carotenoid (antioxidant) found in dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and broccoli.  This nutrient has been found helpful in the treatment and prevention of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in older adults.  As some find it challenging to obtain sufficient lutein through diet, supplements can be beneficial – but not all are created equal.  Insist on FloraGLO® Lutein, recognized by nutritional supplement companies worldwide as a quality product that will maintain its stability and potency.   Extracted from marigold flower petals, FloraGLO® Lutein has a unique and innovative purification process that has earned it patent protection in the United States, Canada and other countries.  It is used in more clinical trials than any other lutein.  The Alive Lutein Eye Formula also contains blueberry and bilberry, both of which contain antioxidant compounds.  In addition, bilberry improves blood flow to the retina.

Lutein promotes clear vision in several ways.  It absorbs the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and also blue light.  In addition, lutein neutralizes free radicals in the retina which is the light sensitive part of the eye.  In the centre of the retina, directly behind the lens, is the macula.  The cells in this area help produce the clarity of vision needed to read and see objects.  A key measurement of eye health is the density of macular pigment because macular pigment protects the retina.  Lutein and its co-existing molecule zeaxanthin (found in FloraGLO® Lutein) are the main antioxidant pigments and the only carotenoids found in the macula and lens.

Fights Premature Skin Aging:  Lutein fights against free radicals and is also believed to absorb blue light as it penetrates skin layers.  In studies, lutein has been shown to increase skin hydration and elasticity and to decrease skin lipid peroxidation.  Lipids are oily components in the skin that provide a barrier inhibiting loss of moisture from the skin.

Contains NO: Citrus, corn, dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, lactose, shellfish, soy, wheat, yeast or pork.

Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule once per day after a meal.

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Made in Canada

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.