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Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus Winter Flyer On NOW!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Alzheimers, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Arthritis, Auti-Immune, Belly Fat, Bloating, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Bone Health, Brain Health, Children's Health, Cholesterol, Cleansing, Colon Health, Depression, Detox, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Eczema, Energy, Enzymes, FLYER SALE!, Greens, Hair Loss, Heart Health, Hormone Balancing, Hot products, Inflammation, Joint Health, Male Enhancement, Menopause, Nail Fungas, New Products!, Omega 3's, Probiotics, Prostate Health, Protein Shakes, SALE, Savings At Alive!, Skin Care, Stress


The Alive Health Centre and Group Winter Flyer sale is on NOW until January 31st 2014! Now is the time to get everything you need flyer-winter2014to get you in the best shape of your life.  We have everything from Chewable Multi’s for adults, skin care, weight LOSS and much more!

Visit your closest location to see what we have in store, or browse the online flyer in PDF format. Flyers for our associate Chains in Alberta and Ontario available below:

Morning Sun Winter 2014 Flyer

Supplements Plus Winter 2014 Flyer

Alice Chung owner of Alive Health Centre and group.

Alice Chung owner of Alive Health Centre and group.

Alice Chung has been in the health industry since 1978. She owns Alive Health Centres (BC), Morning Sun (Alberta) and Supplements Plus in both (BC) and (Toronto). You can find Alice at the OAKRIDGE Store location in Vancouver BC Thursday – Saturday: 604-263-3235 or toll free: 1-866-499-9546.

As always we look forward to helping you at a location near you!  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


12 Days of Christmas Deals! Day 4 Wildrose Detox 42% OFF!!

Categories: Alice Chung, Bloating, Christmas Ideas, Cleansing, Colon Health, Detox, Digestive Health, Energy, Hot products, Metabolism, SALE, Savings At Alive!, Weight Loss

day4sagToday ONLY Give the Gift of Health with WILDROSE Detox Cleansing kit!  This is a fabulous way to keep healthy.  Wildrose is a 7 channel elimination system.  It will get your liver, kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system, blood and much more in tip top shape!!  We can’t help eat tasty delicious food, but sometimes that means we are bound to put on a couple of extra pounds over the holidays!  So why wait until January, start now!  Or buy it today and you can start the cleanse in the New Year when you are ready!  Or this makes a wonderful gift for your sister, your mom, your dad or anyone on your list that would love the gift of health!

Also you can combine this product with others to make it more complete!  Cleanses go well with probiotics, fish oil, protein and fibre!  This will make you or your loved one feel like a new person!

As always, 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.

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


Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent 100 Billion Probiotic by Renew Life

Categories: Bloating, Cleansing, Colon Health, Digestive Health, Eczema, Hot products, Immune System, New Products!, Probiotics, Yeast Infections

Product_Shot_0002_Ultimate-Flora-Ultra-Potent-30_LargeNext to your Multivitamin and Fish Oil, probiotics are right up there on your must have list regarding your supplements!  Renew Life’s newest probiotic is their Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent 100 Billion.  An unhealthy gut causes all kinds of health problems so protect yourself with Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent 100 Billion.

Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent 100 Billion Information

Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent is a 100 billion culture, 10 strain probiotic formula designed for those with severe digestive issues, those who have completed multiple rounds of antibiotics or for those who want to have the strongest probiotic available.

Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent contains therapeutic levels of both Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium, making it the most complete and effective probiotic supplement on the market. Each capsule provides 50 billion active cultures of Bifidobacterium and 50 billion active cultures of Lactobacilli.

Ultimate Flora Probiotics are the only encapsulated probiotic formulas that can guarantee significant quantities of the probiotics contained will survive past the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach and arrive alive in the intestinal tract. Using a unique, water based enteric coating, we ensure that the probiotics are protected, yet still able to populate in the intestinal tract.

Renew Life carries a number of different probiotic formulas. To verify if Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent is the best formulation for your condition, please view their Probiotic comparison chart.

The Most POTENT Probiotic!

  • Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent is the strongest probiotic single dose allowed in Canada delivering 100 billion beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract! It is ideal for people with severe digestive issues, who have been on multiple rounds of antibiotics or are just looking for the most potent probiotic formula available.
  • All Renew Life Ultimate Flora probiotics are enteric coated to ensure delivery past the stomach acid and the potency is guaranteed at expiry. Every high potency, multi-strain formula is developed with optimal digestive health in mind making them the best probiotics available.


Prevented yeast infections
My naturopathic doctor recommended Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent because I was on antibiotics. I had taken probiotics before while taking antibiotics and they hadn’t worked to prevent yeast infections (I am VERY prone to yeast issues). She said that the particular type of probiotics in Ultra Potent were chosen because they were not killed by antibiotics. Sure enough I didn’t get a yeast infection! I think I will continue on this and see what other great things happen.
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.



Iberogast on Dr. OZ Show Eases Nervous Stomach!

Categories: Bloating, Children's Health, Digestive Health, Inflammation, Stress

Iberogast is Dr. Oz’s worry cure for the stomach.  When we worry, our digestive system tends to pay the price.  Either our digestion slows down, you get heartburn, bloating, cramping or diarrhea.  Iberogast has you covered and it is one of Europe’s BEST kept secrets. At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus, we have been recommending this fabulous product for years!  We have many customers who rave and pass on their recommendation to their friends constantly.

What is Iberogast?

Iberogast is a clinically proven prokinetic medicine which relieves heartburn, bloating, cramping and abdominal pain. It is also used in patients with chronic problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia.

How long has it been around?

Amazingly, Iberogast is nothing new.  It has been around for over 45 years in Europe!  It has been in the US and Canada for a few years, but is not as well known just yet.

What is in it/ Contents:

Iberogast is comprised of the following 9 ingredients: Iberis amara, Angelica, Chamomile, Caraway Fruit, St. Mary’s Thistle, Balm Leaves, Peppermint Leaves, Celandine, and Liquorice Root.

Iberis amara: The fresh plant extract of Iberis amara represents the prokinetic component in Iberogast. It increases the tone of smooth gastro-intestinal muscles and accelerates gastro-intestinal peristalsis. Extracts of Iberis amara are only contained in the medicine Iberogast.

Angelica: The extract acts to promote digestion, to relieve cramps and to promote gastric juice production.

St. Mary’s Thistle: The extract acts in an hepatoprotective manner and stimulates the regeneration of liver cells.

Caraway Fruit: The extracts act in a microbicidal manner and relieve cramps. It improves the tolerability of flatulence promoting foods (e.g. cabbage, beans).

Lemon Balm Leaves: The extract acts as a seda-tive and in an anti-flatulent manner.

Celandine: The extract acts to relieve cramps in bile ducts and in the gastro-intestinal tract.

Liquorice Root: The extract shows a cramp-relieving action and accelerates the healing of stomach ulcers.

Peppermint Leaves: The extract acts in an anti-flatulent manner, relieves cramps and stimulates bile production.

Chamomile: The extract is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, cramp relieving and promotes wound healing.

Iberogast Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed, Iberogast should be taken orally three times a day before or with meals.  It may be mixed with your favourite drink.

  • 12 Years and up: 20 drops
  • 6 to 12 years: 15 drops
  • 3 to 6 years: 10 drops
  • 3 months to 3 years: 8 drops

As always, 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.

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



BoulardiiMAX Probiotic by Renew Life

Categories: Bloating, Diarrhea, Probiotics

Some Probiotics are for Candida, others are for the immune system but what makes BoulardiiMax unique?  BoulardiiMAX is the strongest Saccharomyces Boulardii probiotic on the market, making it the most effective in treating the
C. Difficile outbreaks in hospitals
by stopping the overgrowth of bacteria.  BoulardiiMAX is fantastic for eradicating
the H. Pylori bacteria
which can cause heart burn, nausea, bloating, belching, and serious peptic ulcers.

Renew Life BoulardiiMAX 10 Billion Main Benefits:

  • Excellent for Traveller’s Diarrhea,
  • H. Pylori and
  • C. Difficile!

What Strain of Bacteria is Used in BoulardiiMAX?

BoulardiiMAX is a probiotic supplement of Saccharomyces boulardii, a non-colonizing yeast species. It is a non-pathogenic yeast strain that is not related to the yeast group to which Candida belongs. Saccharomyces boulardii has been isolated from the skins of tropical fruits found in Indochina. The indigenous population of Indochina has long used these fruit skins to prevent and treat diarrhea.

More Specifics on BoulardiiMAX:

Once a BoulardiiMAX capsule is ingested, the Saccharomyces boulardii becomes quickly established in the intestinal tract.  There are a number of different mechanisms by which S. boulardii works within the intestinal tract:

  1. It inhibits pathogenic bacteria adhesion to the intestinal wall, thereby stopping an overgrowth of bad bacteria.
  2. It produces an enzyme that breaks down pathogenic/bad bacteria such as C. difficile toxin A, and stimulates an antibody production against this diarrhea causing toxin.
  3. It inhibits the main inflammation regulators by changing the signaling pathways involved in inflammatory intestinal diseases.
  4. It acts on T cells which may interfere with the development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  5. It improves the fecal biostructure in patients with diarrhea.

As always thank you for reading!  We look forward to helping you with whatever your health concerns are at a location near you.


Tips and Products for Healthy and Sustainable Weight Loss

Categories: Antioxidants, Belly Fat, Bloating, Cleansing, Colon Health, Detox, Digestive Health, Energy, Enzymes, Greens, Hot products, Omega 3's, Quick Tips, Weight Loss

I get lots of emails on how to lose weight!  So below is a sample of different tips as well as specific products that I love to recommend for long lasting weight loss.  This is not a crash and burn diet approach, but rather a healthy as well as sustainable way to lose weight for good!!  Remember only you can make the choice to lose weight and it takes determination and the will to do it!  Hope you enjoy…

First of all, just know that it is always extremely difficult to lose the stubborn last couple of pounds.  The results usually come faster (at least in the beginning) for someone who needs to lose a substaintial amount of weight, such as 50 pounds.  Why?  Any slight healthy lifestyle change can make a huge difference compared to someone trying to lose 5 pounds.  For example, even if they just change one of two things they can lose weight FAST (i.e. cutting out coke, and say chips could make a huge difference).
The key to weight loss for anyone is to remember that every single body is different, and you have to figure out what your weaknesses are, what you can handle, what you can maintain for life and to not beat yourself up.  Determination, positivity and sticking with something are key.

When people come into Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus for weight loss, it is never a simple answer.  I always ask people the following things:

1. Write down your typical day(keep a journal).  For example, what you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Write down your current activity level.

2. What are your favourite foods, or type of foods?  What are your weaknesses? Foods that you know are not the best for you but you just can’t help it.  For some people it is sweets ALL the way, others it is carbohydrates (bread lovers).  Usually for North Americans, it is consuming too many empty calories like a can of coke or a 1000 calorie fast food meal too often. 

3. From your journal entries, you can kind of narrow down what supplements would be best for you.  People that crave sweets, or an excess in carbs may need something to balance their blood sugar like cinamin extract, or PGX for example.

Below are my favourite products that greatly help with weight loss and healthy living in general:

1. A cleanse.  Brand: Renew Life First Cleanse 15 days.  If you think your digestion sucks a cleanse may be in order.  Poor digestion includes: gas, bloating, and you need to have at least one good bowel movement every day!  It’s even recommended that you have two a day!  The average person only goes every couple of days in North America, this is crazy!  We have a lot of cranky people in this world because they are not eliminating regularily and their body is becoming more and more toxic.  Your regularity/digestion is related to maintaining a healthy weight and the First Cleanse will get the ball rolling.  In addition to the cleanse Renew Life’s Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes are extremely recommended and beneficial to a healthy gutThe cleanse is good for your: liver, kidneys, lungs, lypmphatic system, colon, small intestine, large intestine, cardiovascular system and blood.

2. Protein Shakes!!! This is my favourite thing to recommend to you! A good quality protein shake fills you with nutrients, good calories, and it is something easy and tastey!  Make a shake most mornings and if you are hungry in the afternoon, have one at work.  Protein holds you, it protects your lean muscle mass, lean muscle burns existing fat, muscle is your furnace!  Put berries in it; believe it or not they are typically lower in the glycemic index therefore not making your blood sugar spike.  Also they are the richest in Anti-oxidants.  You can experiment and put so many different things in your protein shakes like coconut milk, almond milk, regular milk, walnuts, etc!  There are sooo many recipes you can find.  Also, get a blender!! A good one.  They can be quite pricey but its worth it!  Protein Brands: Renew Life Fit Smart, PVL Iso Gold, Progressive Harmony Protein, one of the most complete and healthy is… Vega Whole Meal Replacement by Sequel Naturals!!!! Amazingly healthy!  SOOO complete.  If you do try it get Vanilla Chai Flavour, mix with Almond milk unsweetened, banana, flax oil, walnuts, some yogurt if you want it thick.  Oh very important, 1 gram of protein, per 1 pound of body weight each day.  When you buy your protein powder you are looking for Whey Isolate (usually for weight loss).  It is the purest form of protein protecting lean muscle mass.  Great for women, losing weight, and for elderly! Whey concentrate is typically more for body builders or people who use up tones of calories and need the energy for sport.  Whey Concentrate is roughly about 1000 calories per serving whereas Whey Isolate is about 100 to 150 calories per serving depending on the brand. 

3. GREEN TEA! You know this one already, but this will stimulate your metabolism safely and it provides you with antioxidants. 

4.  Always remember that while supplements help, its not really supplements that are going to be the make it or break it, it is consistancy in your “diet for life” and your activity level.  Find an activity that you like.  Or if it is variety you like then go for it.  For me I like to use my recumbant bike at home for convenience.  I love prenatal yoga right now, and before I used to love playing badminton, but I can’t run around at the moment due to the pregnancy.  I also love swimming, but everyone is different.  It really doesn’t matter what you do, but you have to have the desire to go do it so that you will go consistantly!  One of my relatives needs to pay for something because they hate wasting money.  Once they pay they are commited.  
5.  Up your intake of fibre!!! FIBRE, FIBRE, FIBRE!!!  35 grams per day! You hear it a lot, but you need to eat lots of veges.  Learn how you like them.  Use coconut oil to cook.  Its opposite of what you may think, but cocanut oil is soooo good for your heart, your skin and your hair.  It is safe to cook with, so high heat is great!! Also, you can steam your veges too!  Brocoli, Chinese veges, watercress, and also make soups for dinner with lots of veges.  Just boil water, put a healthy noodle in there, add an egg till it is a honey consistancy, put a chicken thigh in there for flavour and then you can put your veges in there at the last so they are not over cooked.  Red peppers are delicious in there.  All you need is a little salt and pepper.  Note: stay away from processed packaged foods and sauces. 

6. Eat 4 to 5 times a day of healthy calories, nutritous calories.  Smaller but more frequent meals is key.  If you do these things you will feel fantastic!

7. Health wise, get Greens in your diet, by Genuine Health, and take fish oil every day.  You will look younger for longer.  Its really great for your skin, inflammation, joints, colon health and your hair.  Also, if you can get a multi in you every day that would be fantastic!! Platinum liquid softgels are the BEST! 


As always, thank you for reading!  There should be something in there for everyone.  It is up to us to look after ourselves.  Take care and put your health first by maintaining a balance!! And if you have any more questions we would be happy to help you at a location near you: Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus.  The main products to start with are: Cleanse, Protein powder, Multi Vitamin, Fish Oil, Probiotics/Enzymes, green tea. 

Also we do mail orders, if there are some products you are interested and there is not a location near you, call toll free: 1 866 499 9546.

Take care and see you soon!


Progressive HCP Symbiotic Kit (Pre& Probiotic)

Categories: Allergies, Bloating, Digestive Health, Eczema, New Products!, Probiotics

Fall Flyer Until October 21st 2010 Pre and Pro KIT $59.99! Buy 4 and get additional 5 % OFF

Progressive HCP Symbiotic Kit (Pre& Probiotic) has been referred to as the Rolls Royce of Probiotics!  When you have tried just about everything and you are in desperate need of controlling your IBS, eczema and other health problems, it may be time to try Progressive’s HCP Symbiotic Kit with 70 billion good bacteria ready to protect your kingdom.  This wonderful probiotic is here to protect your gut and to host of over 400 Bodily Functions!

 HCP®70 (Human Colonizing Probiotic, 70 Billion Cells) is a full spectrum dairy free probiotic supplement featuring 6 human strains that implant healthy flora throughout the digestive tract. Prebiotics are FOOD for the good bacteria which allow colonization.  This kit addresses: eczema, vitamin production, immune function, weight management, bloating, IBS, poor complexion, flatulence, food allergies, oral and vaginal health



Why is HCP different from other probiotics? 

It is 100% human strains and according to research only human strains will colonize within the GI tract where plant source strains have failed.

How to use the Kit for BEST Results?

In order to prepare the intestinal terrain and establish proper probiotic implantation, the HCP®Synbiotic Kit is designed to be taken for an initial 3 month period. Once a proper intestinal environment has been established HCP®70 can then be taken on its own for ongoing probiotic maintenance. Contains a 30 day supply (60 caps) of both HCP®Supportand HCP®70.

Many of us are well informed about PRO-Biotics, so why Are PRE-Biotics sooo important? 

In order to maximize the impact of a probiotic supplement, you need to begin by preparing the intestinal terrain for proper implantation, colonization and proliferation. HCP®Support contains a family of prebiotics, vegetable concentrates and berry extracts that support probiotic viability while reducing the existing unfriendly bacteria. One of the most helpful analogies is to think of the probiotics as seeds that are ready to be planted, all they need is a proper terrain that is prepared for healthhy growth.  Probiotics (seeds) need water and fertilizers (prebiotics) before hand to ensure that those seeds have a place to grow.

Features of Progressives Prebiotics:

• Multiple Oligosaccharides nourish the intestinal flora
• Cranberry, Elderberry Extracts & Red Wine reduce the adhesion of unfriendly bacteria
• Jerusalem Artichoke protects against yeast
• Colostrum & Lactoferrin inhibit the growth and reproduction of harmful bacteria
• Full colonizing supportHCP

As always, thank you for reading!  This product is in our flyer until October 21st 2010.  If you have more questions regarding the product come on into a location near you, we look forward to helping you with what ever questions you may have. To find a location near you click on the link:  Have a fabulous weekend!


A Happy Colon Equals A Happy Life

Categories: Bloating, Colon Health

Intestinal problems are so prevalent these days and often times people have no idea what to do about it.  Customers that come into the store to discuss their discomfort of constipation, gas, bloating amoung other intestinal complaints have been living this way for years!  Most people feel that it is just something that happens to everyone at some point.  Other people feel like it will pass eventually and that is no big deal.  The fact is, when your body feels sluggish in the digestion process, you can be doing much harm to your body.  The feeling of gas after every meal, acid reflex, bloating and irregular bowel movements is not supposed to be the norm, and there are a few things you can do to help yourself.

 Signs of Poor Digestion At A Glance:

  • Acid Reflex
  • Bloating
  • Foul smelling gas
  • Bad breath
  • Constipation
  • Grogginess
  • Narrow, runny, or hard stools
  • Yeast infections
  • Acne

Healthy digestion starts at the mouth and goes all the way to the colon.  Remember a Happy Colon truly does equal a Happy Life.

First Step:

Listen to your body… literally.  After a BBQ with a nice juicy piece of steak ask yourself if you feel bloated and uncomfortable.  Do the same after you eat dairy, simple carbohydrates, foods with gluten etc.  SIMPLE TIPS: Remember to control your portions, chew your food properly, drink less water during the meal, this washes away your naturally occuring digestive enzymes.  Drink your water throughout the day, don’t use your glass of water during the meal to wash down your food.  Many of us are guilty of this because we simply do not have the time to eat properly.  Take this first step seriously and for a couple of weeks keep a simple journal of what feels good after you eat and what does not. 

Second Step:

So you are eating healthly, but you may have done some damage in the past with poor food choices.  Now that you are doing your best to eat a balanced diet, there are some products that will be of help to you and they are:

  • Digestive Enzymes: BRAND – Renew Life, New Roots
  • Fish Oil: BRAND – Nordic Naturals, Alive Brand, Nutra Sea (there are many but ask us to help you find one that is best for you).
  • Probiotics (Good Bacteria): BRAND – Renew Life, Flora
  • Cleanse/Detox: BRAND – Renew Life, Wild Rose (with a cleanse there are many to choose from, again let us help you in store to find one that is best suitable for you.  For example, there are ones for people who have never done a cleans before, there are some that are designed for those who have Candida, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other specific digestive problems)

There are other products that are excellent, but this is a great start for the average person.  Again we would be glad to tweak a program that is tailored to you and your needs.  A cleanse is very essential.  One of the biggest reasons is that a good cleanse will have a whole list of foods to eat while on a cleanse.  While some people say that they do not want a MEAL PLAN, they soon realize that it is more about giving you MEAL IDEAS!  We can all use a little help on what to eat.  Most people thinnk they are eating healthy, and they may be to some degree, but a cleanse really helps you to eat a clean diet.  Cleanses are not suppose to starve you. the ones recommended above allow you to eat, but they assist you on making healthy food choices.  Most customers come back estatic with the fact that they have learned how to eat clean and healthy.  When this positive cycle starts happening your body starts to feel happy!  So let’s get going, come on into Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus!  We look forward to helping you further with your digestive health!