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Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Alive GABA, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Energy, Fatigue, FORBES, GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric Acid), Mental Well Being, Robin Williams, Shannon Chung, Stress

BrainMental Health is a passion for me, in terms of helping people heal.  I have many friends and family who are affected by Mental Illness and it is always a hard battle for both the sufferer and their loved ones watching them carry on.  Most readers know that I am Shannon Chung, editor of the Alive Health Blog, but I wanted to let those who don’t know … that I wish to do what I can to help spread the awareness that there is nothing to be ashamed of if you are suffering from a Mental Illness.  This blog has always had the intention of providing credible health information and I have always been available via email for any questions.  I am also in the Oakridge location on Thursdays from 11:00 to 5:00pm.  While this article does touch on products, it is not all about “buy this”.  Our goal is not to just “sell products” but to create awareness of health and to put people first.  Everyone must find the right treatment for them… we are all different, unique and that means that there sometimes is not a simple or quick solution.

Therefore I hope this article serves you well and I stand by our mission statement:  “Changing the world through healthy living, by putting you first.”

Firstly I wanted to share the following article by FORBES entitled 5 Common Myths About Depression:

With the tragic loss of Robin Williams to apparent suicide, a worldwide discussion about the effects of depression has begun. Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide in the US, and suicide claims 34,000 lives in this country every year. Far too often those who would benefit from treatment don’t get it due to lack of knowledge and misconceptions about the illness. Below are five of the most common myths about depression, with links to resources for more information.

1. Depression is synonymous with sadness.

Many of Robin Williams’ acquaintances interviewed since his death have noted that they never saw him unhappy, yet he suffered from severe depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), many of those suffering from depression do feel overwhelming sadness, but many don’t feel any specific emotion at all. A better description would be a feeling of emptiness and apathy. And since anxiety often accompanies depression, many feel a constant state of tension that persists for no apparent reason.

2. Depression is a sign of mental weakness.

Part of the stigma surrounding depression is that others will see it as a sign of weakness. Yet we don’t accuse someone suffering from heart disease or MS of being weak; we rightly acknowledge those as illnesses that affect a wide range of people. Depression is also an illness—more specifically, it’s a complex medical disorder that has biological, psychological and social dimensions. Plenty of otherwise “strong” people suffer from severe depression, and the consequences of not treating it are just as real and tragic as those of other debilitating diseases. An illness that affects the chemistry of the brain and nervous system is no less an illness than one that affects any other part of the body.

3. Depression is always situational.

While depression often does have a situational trigger like the loss of a loved one or divorce, the underlying condition does not need any particular event to surface. Depression is typically diagnosed when someone suffers from prolonged episodes (at least two weeks) of hopelessness, emptiness and lethargy that have no apparent cause. These periods can manifest inexplicably, even when life events seem generally positive. (This is another reason why depression and sadness are not synonymous.)

4. Depression symptoms are all in your head.

While it’s true that many depression symptoms are of the nature we normally associate with the “head” (dark emotion, tension, etc.), the condition frequently manifests all over the body. Common depression symptoms include indigestion, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and general fatigue. Some patients also complain of persistent muscle aches.

5. If you are diagnosed with depression, you’ll be on antidepressants the rest of your life.

The ubiquity of antidepressant commercials and media coverage has had a backlash effect. Many people are fearful of being put on an antidepressant, even if they may benefit from one, because they think once you’re “hooked” you’ll never be able to stop. The reality is that not everyone benefits from antidepressants – by some estimates nearly 40% of those prescribed one will experience no benefits. Some people respond better to forms of psychotherapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or a combination of medication and therapy.  Even someone who gets good results from an antidepressant can, with medical supervision, eventually taper off the med in many cases.

The bottom line: depression is a treatable illness. When left untreated, its effects can be devastating.

For more information, visit the NIMH, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Mental Health America, or this list of resources at WebMD.

You can find David DiSalvo on Twitter @neuronarrative and at his website The Daily Brain. His latest book is Brain Changer: How Harnessing Your Brain’s Power To Adapt Can Change Your Life.

Thank you FORBES.

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Globally more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.  Did you know that ANXIETY is one of the most prevalent mental health problems?  Unfortunately, it is still under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated. Your health depends on a good night’s sleep and you simply cannot get it if you suffer from insomnia and anxiety.  Don’t let anxiety hang around until tomorrow.  Your natural solution is Alive GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric Acid) referred to as the brain’s natural calming agent and helps to tem­porarily promote relaxation. People who suffer from depression or anxiety are less productive at work, more irritable (even with friends and family) and cause much harm to themselves, that they cannot see.  This is the most dangerous kind, that is why mental health is the silent killer.  Benefits of Alive GABA 600mg:

· It is FAST acting & Increases growth hormone levels (HGH)

· Reduces anxiety & Helps prevent insomnia

Do not let yourself be a prisoner to severe stress that is causing you sleepless nights and anxious days, try Alive GABA and beat the stigma against mental health. More info at:

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.


Love Life Again With NEW Veeva!

Categories: ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, Energy, Stress

Veeva 60 Capsules "The Bright Side of Life"

Just a quick post here to help focus on the “Bright Side Of Life!”  With so many worries in the world, it is difficult to conquer stress and it is very hard for a lot of us to find happiness.  Sometimes we need a little help and we don’t want to necessarily reach for an anti-depressant.  There is a NEW product called Veeva, which is there to help you rise ABOVE Stress, Mood Disorders, OCD + More!

 There are many “Stress” supplements, but the all natural no side effects Veeva takes it a step further to OVERCOME: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD, agitation, emotional instability, mental confusion and even speech impediments!  Keep Veeva handy, all you need is 2 vegetarian capsules per day and improvements are usually seen within 15 days!! After 10 years of research, Veeva emerged as the most complete stress and mood enhancement formula.  The secret is in the complete formula of herbs, amino acids and their proprietary Cyracos Lemon Balm.   Don’t live in fear of mood disorders, or with the potential side effects of Depression Medications when Veeva can help YOU find the brighter side of life naturally!

The scientifically proven ingredients of Veeva include ancient herbs as well as newly discovered nutrients and powerful spices. Together they do more than just temporarily mask symptoms or boost energy – they support the whole body in its quest for balance.

For more information on the product i.e. ingredients here is the Veeva brochure!

As always, thank you for reading and we look forward to helping you with what ever your health care needs are.  Come see us at a location near you!  Mail orders are also available: 1866 499 9546


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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