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U-Cubes TM – By Sisu – Multivitamin for Kids! Back to School!

Categories: Alive Brand, Autism, Brain Health, Children's Health, Energy, Kids Health

ucubes_2_20115463910413145650056Kids are back to school and they have everything they need… but wait what about their nutrients!  I know as a parent I try to give my kids the best nutrition possible through their food.  We garden as well so they know where their food comes from.  Sometimes it is a battle to find that balance of making food fun, something they will like as well as healthy.  They know that healthy tastes good and feels good, but sometimes we cannot always get the freshest veges, or the BEST wholefood options and for the best performance in school we all know that consistency is key!  Therefore incorporating a quality multivitamin is paramount for top performance in school.  There are also other important nutrients such as Kids DHA by Alive Vitamins and Flora BEAR Probiotics by Renew Life.  For now we will focus on U-Cubes TM by Sisu.

Why choose Sisu U-Cubes?

SISU U-CubesTM gummies provide the important vitamins and minerals children need daily, in a formula specially designed for kids. Other gummies are often made with animal gelatin, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial colours and preservatives – but not SISU U-CubesTM. Sisu stands behind giving your kids the best: pectin-based, naturally-flavoured multi vitamin and mineral to help bridge nutritional gaps and provide extra nutrients for growing bodies and minds.

Product Information

  • Daily vitamin and mineral supplement in a chewy gummy
  • Pectin-based cubes
  • Kids’ favourite flavours in each bottle: grape, cherry, and orange
  • Naturally sweetened with sugarcane juice and tapioca syrup
  • Natural vegetable colours: maqui berry, black carrot, and turmeric
  • Frosted with GMO-free tapioca sugar crystals

SISU Advantages

  • Made with non-GMO ingredients
  • All-natural flavours, sweeteners, and colours
  • Free of beef or pork gelatin
  • No high-fructose corn syrup
  • Kid-friendly, lightweight, plant-based bottle
  • Tested for guaranteed purity and potency

In Summary:

Despite our best attempts, children’s diets can experience nutritional gaps. Fruits, veggies, proteins, good fats…are all elements we strive to provide but can be a challenge to deliver. Supplementing a child’s diet with a high-quality, pure and safe multivitamin will help you provide your kids with the essential building blocks of a fully complemented diet.

If there is not a location near you we would love to help you with a mail order. MAIL ORDER: 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.


Alive Brand Kids DHA: Helps Kids Focus

Categories: ADHD, Alive Brand, Autism, Baby Health, Brain Health, Kids Health, Omega 3's

Alive DHA for Kids!

Parents are always coming in looking for a good quality fish oil to help their kids brains develop the best they can.  Half the battle is finding that balance of a good quality fish oil with lots of the essential fatty acid DHA, but one that tastes good!  There is a solution!  The Alive Kids DHA is extremely clean and therefore is free from any chemicals/toxins.  All Alive fish oils go through rigorous testing and since the beginning, we have received the highest standard of quality there is when it comes to fish oil.  The source of fish is from the cold pristine Norwegian waters. 

The break down is 250mg total omega 3 per capsule, then you have EPA and DHA.  These are the essential fatty acids from the omega 3.  EPA is for skin and things like inflammation, therefore wonderful for kids who have dry itchy skin.  DHA is what parents are always concerned about and want to give their kids lots of so that they have healthy brains! DHA helps with mental focus, intelligence, and even attention deficit disorder.  The break down is as follows:

Total omega 3: 250mg
DHA: 100mg
EPA: 25mg
Note this is per soft gel. 

Generally, take 3 soft gels daily, however the size of the child is more important than the age when it comes to dosage.  Also fish oil is one of those things where more is good!  Typically little ones like 3 years old will take 2 or 3 and then we always recommend higher than what the bottle says for kids that are older like 8 or 9 but still want to take the yummy fish oil, but are not ready to take on a liquid form.  An 8 year old can easily take 6 soft gels a day, especially for a child who is having trouble focussing, distrupting the class, or is struggling with school work. 

The soft gel is the size of a green pea.  It is meant to be chewed.  There is liquid inside the gel and it is the flavour of an orange burst! Kids love it.  It is sweetened with Stevia.  Stevia is a good natural sweetener with NO calories, but it is from a plant source all safe and 100% natural.  Stevia sweetener is what is sold in Health Stores and has been helping diabetics for years.  Please do not confuse Stevia with sucrolose or splenda.  These are the less desirable sweeteners. As for the material of the soft gel, there is no pork in the soft gel.  All Alive Gelatin is bovine source or vegetarian.  The Alive Kids DHA is bovine.  There are no fillers in the fish oil and there is NO wheat, soy, gluten, dairy or corn.  This makes the product easy for kids who have sensitivies. 

Also, just another note: I am about 7 months pregnant and as you may know, fish oil is extremely important for pregnant women to take so that the development of the babies brain is the best it can be!  In the first trimester I did have morning sickness, and I found that  the Alive Kids DHA was one of the only fish oils I could keep down!  So there is a little tip if you know any other pregnant women having trouble finding a fish oil….
Size: it comes in a 90’s and 180’s. 

As always, thank you you for reading!  Hopefully you enjoyed the article.  We look forward to answering any further questions you may have at either an Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus location near you!  Also, please feel free to call us toll free at 1866 499 9546 for additional information or if you wish to do a MAIL ORDER.  Have a great weekend everyone!


True Hope EMP: Mental & Physical Well-Being

Categories: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar

Incredible Product for Mental and Physical Well-being!

Depression and mood disorders are more and more prevalent these days.  With so much negativity that occurs in this world, it is no wonder people become unhappy.  Some of the most lovely people get affected and their only answer is to take an anti-depressant.  This is not necessarily the case anymore.  You may have heard about this product called Truehope EMP in the news over the last few years.  If you haven’t, this product is quite unique, with an interesting story and even if you yourself do not have trouble with anxiety, or extreme cases of mood disorders such as Bipolar, you may know someone that can benefit from this product, or even the information.  Remember “Sharing is Caring.”

Many families have skeletons, or secrets that they are embarrassed to talk about.  Everyday families often feel alone when they are dealing with a loved one that has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bipolar Disorder, or suffer from Addiction.  Truehope’s story came about because Anthony Stephan (one of the co-founders of TrueHope) was desperately trying to save his bipolar disorder children, Autumn and Joseph.  Their family had a history of bipolar disease, in fact their mother Deborah and their grandfather Gordon were both victims of suicide as they were swallowed up by their bipolar disorder.  Both Autumn and Joseph were becoming hopeless to try and save.  Their anger and intense emotional outbursts were becoming unbearable.  They were in great danger of hurting themselves, and their family.

Relief At Last!

Anthony Stephan found his answer when he met David Hardy (other co-founder of Truehope).  David is an animal feed formulator and he noticed that the bipolar behaviour of Joseph sounded identical to “ear and tail biting syndrome in pigs”, which is successfully treated through nutritional supplementation.  Together David and Anthony designed a nutritional formula that would support the physical and mental well-being…. Autumn and Joseph became well and have remained so to this day. 

What is Truehope EMP?

It is a broad spectrum Micro-nutrient Supplement containing: 15 minerals, 14 vitamins, 3 amino acids, and 3 antioxidants.  What makes Truehope specific to Physical and Mental well-being lies in its superior formulation, careful combination, balance and most importantly its unmatched proprietary 4 step process and delivery system.  

Why is True Hope’s 4 step Process and Delivery System Important?

First of all, this means each mineral is chelated (bonded) to an organic ligand in a unique way. (They can’t tell you everything because this is their secret and patent to the product).  This process allows each nutrient to:

  • Cross the intestinal wall and enter the blood stream.
  • Cross cell walls, to work at the cellular level.
  • Cross the blood brain barrier to help correct deficiencies in the brain.

At first glance when looking at the ingredients, the formula doesn’t appear to be ground breaking, there are vitamins minerals etc. Again, the key to this formula is the 4 step delivery process, and the fact that the nutrients are carefully selected for their compatibility to maximize the effects of the nutrients on your body.  Your body is also able to absorb the nutrients, and the nutrients are able to go where they are needed! 

Research on Truehope EMP?

There have been extraordinary results found in individuals in over 50 countries!!  Doctors and Researchers worldwide have integrated the use of the Truehope formulation into their practices and research.  As a result there are to date 12 peer reviewed medical journal publishing’s proving the effectiveness of the Truehope formulation and there are many, many more on there way.  Universities Contributing to the Independent 3rd party Research, studying the Truehope formulation: Harvard University, Ohio State University, University of Canterbury, New York State University, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, University of Hawaii, University of Lethbridge and more…

Side Effects and who Should Take Truehope EMP?

Anyone can take Truehope EMP to optimize their mental and physical well-being.  However, those taking psychiatric medications must consult with their health care physician prior to use.  NOTE: Health Canada has awarded Truehope EMP a Natural Product Number (NPN) and has authorized the claim “Nutritional Support for Mental and Physical Well-Being.” 

Other tips:

Not everything is in a pill.  Mental disorders are not simple.  Therapy and other natural avenues work well along side natural supplements such as Truehope.  The benefit of trying Truehope is that there is no harm, it is also fixing the root of the problem, not masking it.  People ask well how long will I have to take it?  The answer is unknown, everybody is different, but the key is it is healthy to take this for life and it can benefit you in sooo many other areas of your health as well. 

As always, thank you all for reading.  Today is a long article, but I am very passionate about Truehope EMP.  I am a very positive person no matter what trials and tribulations I am personally dealing with.  I find that protecting your mental state, keeping it healthy is one of the most vital things you can do.  In helping myself, I am able to help others and again I have said this before, but I truly feel for parents that are not sure where to turn next with children that are autistic, or have bipolar or other mental problems.  The truth is that you are not alone and that there is hope!! Our team at Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus are there to help you even if you just need to talk.  Thank you again, and we look forward to helping you at a location near you! 

Additional info: Truehope & Doctors Guide explain Mental Disorders

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Lorna Vanderhaeghe Mag Smart: For Heart Health, Depression and Children Behavioural Problems ADHD

Categories: ADHD, Autism, Baby Health, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Brain Health, Depression, Diabetes, Kids Health, Parents, Stress, Womans Health

Lorna Vanderhaeghe’s Mag Smart is in the form of Magnesium Bisglycinate which does not causeAvailable at: Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus! diarrhea.  Sometimes the issue with taking Magnesium in Citrate form is that when taken in higher dosages, it causes a loose stool.  For some people a loose stool is good news, but for those that need to take a higher amount of Magnesium, the Bisglycinate form is the way to go!

There is a lot of buzz about taking Vitamin D and Calcium, but Magnesium is one of the minerals that many people are deficient in.  Magnesium plays a vital role in allowing our body to function properly.  Magnesium is needed for our enzymes, for blood vessels, for nerves, for heart health, for the brain and much much more!

While Lorna’s Mag Smart is great for: depression, muscle spasms, cardiovascular health, diabetes as well as chronic fatigue, one of the most intriguing benefits is for children’s behavioural issues.  There is an epidemic going on where many parents are concerned about Autism, ADHD and even depression with their children

 According to Dr. Oz in 1980 Autistic children were diagnosed 1-5000 and currently Autistic children are being diagnosed at 1-110!

Unfortunately, there are not concrete answers as to what the true cause of Autism is.  The answer is not simple, there are just too many factors these days due to our complex environment.  The GOOD news is that there are things you can do that are in no way harmful to your children… like taking Fish Oil, balanced diet and Mag Smart.  Lorna says it best, here is what she has said:

Behavioural Problems
“Magnesium deficiency occurs more frequently in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in healthy children. Studies have shown that magnesium supplementation reduces the symptoms of ADHD in children.

In one such study, a combination of magnesium and vitamin B6 was shown to reduce symptoms such as physical aggressiveness, instability, and poor attention at school in all study participants (52 children) after 1-6 months of treatment.

Magnesium, together with vitamin B6, may also be beneficial for autistic patients. While no cure for autism is known, magnesium and B6 supplementation has led to remarkable improvement in many cases”. (Lorna Vanderhaeghe,

I have seen the most attentive and dedicated parents do whatever they can for their children.  Special learning techniques, motor development classes, memory pattern routines, Fish Oil supplements among other supplements.  My heart goes out to those parents who only want the best for their children.  At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus we truly care about this issue.  Majority of us are mothers with 20 + years experience, some of us are new mothers with all the latest information and some of us are expecting!   Where ever you are in life, we look forward to helping you with whatever your health care needs are.  Come see us at a location near you.