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Jul
25
2014

Alive Magnesium 250mg with Malic Acid is your relief!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Blood Pressure, Bone Health, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, Migranes, Pain, Stress

Here is a quick post on a very important mineral…  This tip could be very significant in improving your health.  Hope you enjoy the read!alive-magnesium-180

Do you suffer from:

  • High Blood Pressure,
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue,
  • Stress & Migraines?

Alive Magnesium 250mg with Malic Acid is your relief! Magnesium is a co-factor activating over 350 different biochemical reactions. For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia, magnesium may be the most important mineral according to the CFS Research Foundation. In one clinical trial all 15 fibromyalgia sufferers reported significant lessen­ing of pain within 24 hrs of taking a combination of and magnesium and malic acid. NPN80039790

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.

Jan
7
2014

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

Dec
14
2013

12 Days of Christmas Deals! Day 2 Strauss Heart Drops! Up to 50% OFF!!

Categories: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Heart Health, Hot products, Inflammation, SALE, Savings At Alive!

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Give the gift of health this year!  Stumped for ideas? Does someone you know have high blood pressure, or have a little heart that could use some tender love and care? Strauss Heart Drops is your answer!

straussbtl2As 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

Sep
14
2013

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Feel 20 Years Younger NOW!

Categories: Blood Pressure, Energy

Supercharge Your BODY With HGH Select Growth Hormone Naturally! NO Injections!untitled

HGH is a potent compound produced in the pituitary gland known to fuel childhood growth; BUT it is also regarded as a powerful ANTI-AGER. Dr. Oz’s acronym G-O-A-L: Glycine, Ornithine, Arginine and Lysine is what the product must have and it should be 2000mg of these amino acids combined and HGH Select is!

  • Glycine keeps muscles strong and allows you to store more energy. It also promotes a good night’s sleep.
  • Ornithine helps remove toxins from the body, which can otherwise zap your energy.
  • Arginine keeps energy levels up by helping to regulate blood pressure so your heart doesn’t have to work as hard. This amino acid may also help decrease body fat, another energy drain.
  • Lysine aids in turning fatty foods into energy.

To boost your HGH levels naturally, try taking this supplement that researchers have deemed the most powerful anti-aging amino acid combination!

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.

Sep
25
2012

Strauss Heart Drops – Unclogs Your Arteries!

Categories: Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Heart Health, Inflammation, Mens Health, Womans Health

Strauss Heart Drops is your answer as it is the world’s finest heart supplement which produces results beyond the
use of individual herbs alone. Strauss: reduces your lousy cholesterol LDL, widens large blood vessels, stimulates warm blood circulation, promotes regular heart beat, reduces blood pressure, promotes better blood flow and widens capillaries.  Alive + Chains has received countless testimonials from customers over the years saying  how Strauss Heart Drops gave back their lives. They can go ballroom dancing, travel, enjoy their families and friends without feeling exhausted.  They feel elevated from the stress of having prevented themselves from undergoing the knife of Heart Surgery. MOST IMPORTANT! They don’t worry anymore! Merle: “This customer had 2 x 100%, 1 x 90%, 1 x 80% clogged arteries. After only 4 months with Strauss Heart Drops, his checkup at St. Paul’s hospital showed all of the four arteries were unclogged!”  Do NOT let yourself become a statistic of having heart failure or a stroke before you time.  If you are a baby boomer prevention is your best friend and it is possible with Strauss Heart 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

Jun
8
2011

Seabuckthorn Talked About on Dr. Oz

Categories: Antioxidants, Blood Pressure, Brain Health, Cancer, Cholesterol, Colon Health, Digestive Health, Eczema, Heart Health, Immune System, Joint Health, Omega 3's, Prostate Health, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Skin Care

The article below on Seabuckthorn will have everything you need to know!  I would like to thank Douglas WM Kalman who is the writer of the article.  The purpose of this article was to help customers in our Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus locations, but it would be nice to be able to enjoy the article in your own home.  Hope you enjoy!

If there is not a location near you and you would like to ask more questions or do a mail order please call: 1 866 499 9546

Just briefly, these are some of the things that Seabuckthorn is known for and Dr. Oz discussed these last week.

Uses for Seabuckthorn Supplements

Seabuckthorn is very effective for:

  • Lowering LDL, (BAD), Cholesterol, Raising HDL, (GOOD), Cholesterol,
  • Lowering High Blood Pressure, (very important is association with exercise),
  • Skin Cancer Treatment,
  • Menopause Treatment,
  • Hormone Balancing,
  • Immune Health Support,
  • Lymphatic and Mast Cells,
  • Nervous System Health Support,
  • Promoting Microcirculation,
  • Delaying Skin Senility,
  • Liver Rejuvenation,
  • Macular Degeneration,
  • Prostate Issues,
  • Gingivitis,
  • Indigestion,
  • Acid Reflux,
  • Tooth Decay,
  • Sore Throat

 

MOST COMMON SBT SEABUCKTHORN QUESTIONS:

1) What is the difference between Seabuckthorn Seed and Fruit (Berry) Oils?

Part One:

The practical difference is the light amber colored Seed Oil absorbs into the skin faster than the very orange Fruit Oil. Always start with putting the Seed Oil on
the skin first. Get used to applying the Seed Oil, then progress to using the two oils together. This is the ultimate serum blend for the skin. It is called SBT Single Source Oil and it is a blend of one part Seed Oil and one part Fruit Oil. Creating a different blend with a higher concentration of Seed Oil makes a lot of sense; adjusting to ones individuals needs is appropriate. I encourage you to do your own “experiments” by treating your skin to different combinations. Have fun with this.

The Seed Oil, from the seed of the berry, is again, a great way to discover Seabuckthorn’s healing and regenerative properties inside and out. Try a drop on the back of your hand, and your customer’s hand, and rub it in to see how quickly and easily it absorbs and that it does not feel greasy and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. This is how easy it is to sell.

Part Two:

Briefly, the constituent profile difference between the Oils is the Seed Oil has up to 95% EFA with the same 106 nutrients in total that fruit oil has, including 22 fatty acids, 42 lipids, 6 fat soluble Vitamins (including Vitamin K and all 8 isomers of Vitamin E), 36 kinds of Flavonoids and Phenols, Lecithin, (with the PC being 47%.), and a recently new total of 41 discovered Carotenoids. Also include 8 Phospholipids and 17 Phytosterols. The Seed Oil has Omega 3 and 6 at an optimum one to one ratio and contains less than 2% Omega 7. Seabuckthorn Seed Oil is a remarkable whole food supplement and arguably has more healthy components and constituents than any other supplement, or food, beneficial to health.

The Fruit Oil’s profile of nutrients compared to seed oil includes, 3 times more palmitic acid, is up to half palmitoleic acid, (Omega 7), twice as much Lecithin and Vitamin E and significantly more concentration of Carotenoids, specifically, Beta-Carotene and Lycopene. The dark orange color is attributed to high concentration of Carotenoids. Functionally, using straight fruit oil alone topically is not recommended because of the dark color and slower skin absorption time. No harm is done using it alone, it does create results of leaving the skin soft and supple if one is patient enough. Also internally, it stands on it’s own as a giant among supplements and whole food supplements.

2) Which products are for what? i.e. What do you use the seed oil for? What do you use the fruit oil for? Etc.

As mentioned, start with the Seed Oil first for anything from moisturizing to very therapeutic purposes, mostly skin issues and there are many internal issues Seabuckthorn is used for. It’s for everything the body needs, topically and internally. As a Canadian Company, SBT Seabuckthorn focuses on natural treatments for Acne and Rosacea and leaves the discovery of everything else to the experts. Researching the constituents contained in SBT and then researching the effects on the body of those nutrients opens up an understanding of why SBT is an effective treatment for Acne and Rosacea, keeping the context: all functions are related and affect each other.

Dr. Oz says Seabuckthorn Oil is the best thing for Acne!!

The complete internal SBT package is the four core products, Seed oil, Fruit Oil, Berry Flavone Capsules and Tea. They represent 192 of the 194 known nutrients, certified organic, all from the same plant source with the optimum delivery, or utilization system with a one to one ratio of Omega 3 and 6 to create energy and to make brand new healthy cells.

For all skin concerns including Rosacea and Acne start with the Seed Oil Topically. Again, using the Seed Oil and Fruit oil together is the ultimate serum you can put on your skin. But do the combination at a “Therapeutic Time” during your day or evening, because it takes time to soak in and for the color to settle down. If your skin is still tinted orange by the time you want to have it all soaked in, then wash off the remainder. You’ll find that it leaves the skin a wonderfully soft, supple and resilient. Following up by applying your favourite SBT Facial Cream. Berry for Rosacea, Tea for Acne, it will compound the benefits. Most peoples skin is very thirsty, so this is the ultimate and best care you can do. It absorbs quickly and may leave a perception it’s drying the skin, perseverance will result in the complete opposite being realized and pays tribute to how we need to be supplementing the skin from the inside out.

The Berry Flavone Capsule is what’s left over after the seed and fruit oils are extracted. It is 100% pure, unpasteurized and more powerful than any juice. It is dried, pulverized and has some leaf particles all in a Seed Oil base. It is very high in Vitamin C, Bioflavonoids, plant enzymes and sterols including the “Enzyme of Life”,
Super Oxide Dismutase, (SOD). This nutrient like many in Seabuckthorn is also an anti-inflammatory. It activates the body’s production of its own Antioxidants, Catalase and Glutathione Peroxidase, (Master Antioxidant), which in turn “recycle” Vitamin C and E as Free Radical Scavengers. This maximizes the efficiency of the healing processes orchestrated by the body. Taking SBT Berry Flavone capsules with the seed and fruit oil is ideal. Consider this supplementation a profound source of nutrition linking it directly to improving Cardio-vascular health from the smallest blood vessels, (Capillaries), to right back to the heart.

SBT Tea leaf has an anti-inflammatory nature primarily from Quercetin, Isorhamnetin, Kaempferol and Catechins. These are natural anti-histamines. Of course there are many other nutrients in the tea including Polyphenols, many Minerals, including Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, etc. The tea has a strong concentration of Carotenoids such as Beta-carotene, Lycopene, Lutein and Zeanathan. Ellagic acid benefits throat and esophagus membrane health. There is a profile of 12 fatty acids with Omega 3 having by far the highest concentration and Vitamin E. The leaves are a rare 24% Protein. Brewing the Tea all day or night is recommended.
It is very pleasant tasting hot or cold and has been accepted with enthusiasm by the general public. One may get up to 6 cups of tea or more per tea bag. Drinking the tea is a great way to get started with SBT Seabuckthorn. Keep in mind that the Canadian Scientists measuring the nutritional value, did it 3 times to believe the high content of nutrition. Consider SBT Tea to be the healthiest tea on the market.

3) What do I start with for resolving my (   fill in blank   )?    (i.e. Rosacea, Acne, Psoriasis, Dry Skin, Eczema, Skin Cancer, etc.)

Start with the Seed Oil, topically and internally. How much?  Topically a few drops depending on the area. 100% pure on the face, for larger areas of the body use the SBT Anti-Aging Body Cream. Internally, start with one capsule a day for one week, then go to two a day. If you have an acute health situation take more. Taking drops from the bottles is an alternative, 10 drops from once to 3 times or more a day is okay. We cannot get too much of this kind of whole food nutrition.

The SBT Single Source capsules are a step up from the Seed Oil Capsules. Everyone can start on the Single Source capsules, except for people with a very challenging Acne condition. Wait till the Acne has cleared up significantly before trying the Single Source, topically and internally.

Drinking SBT Tea maybe the preferred starting place for some.

Topically, starting with a SBT Therapeutic Moisturizing Cleansing Bar is also effective. Berry Bar for Rosacea and general conditions and Tea Bar for Acne and all other conditions.

Starting with a SBT Therapeutic Cream is also an effective way to start. The SBT Berry Cream for Rosacea and general conditions and the SBT Tea Cream for Acne and all other conditions. The Creams are water based and is a great alternative for someone not liking the idea of putting oil on their skin. Most people will want to
start Topically.

4) Which Cream is for what condition?

SBT Therapeutic Berry Cream is intended for Rosacea plus more. Has Seed and Fruit Oil.

SBT Therapeutic Tea Cream is intended for Acne plus more. Has Seed Oil and Leaf Extract.

5) Are the Seed and Fruit and Single Source Oils in the bottles edible?

Yes, the bottles of oil, seed and fruit, are exactly the same as the capsules, except without the capsule. 100% pure whole food nutrition, great for the mouth mucosa: cold sores, sore throat, cankers, gingivitis and more. Please see the clinical and studies on our website, www.seabuckthorn.com.

6) What else do I need to know about Seabuckthorn?

This is a Summary of many studies.

Seabuckthorn is known to be a Cardiotonic, stomachic, dermatropic, antioxidant, anti-infection, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-radiation, anti-constipation, healthy cholesterol maintaining, blood vessel health, blood fat reducing, pro-blood circulation and pro-natural healing, Seabuckthorn nutrition has a wide range of uses both internal and external, including the prevention and cure of cardiovascular disease, cancers, ulcers (mouth, gastrointestinal and duodenal), burns, sun burns and sun burn protection, immune disease, gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, respiratory disease, urinary disease such as yeast infection, and gynecological diseases, skin disease, wounds and infected injuries, antiallergic, insect bites, etc. As seabuckthorn oils protects the white blood cell against damage by radiation and chemotherapy and speeds up regeneration of tissue cells and promoting natural healing, it can provide essential help to those under going radiation and chemotherapy for cancer patients.

There is no better brain food; nothing else has as rich of a source of Phosopholipids, Phytosterols, Omega 3 and 6 at a natural proper ratio, full spectrum Vitamin E, etc

It is no exaggeration that seabuckthorn is a great natural herb store of natural remedies by itself, and if you decide to take just one supplement, the seed oil is a great one to start with. All other products you choose at your local Health Food Store will be more effective because of it.

Therefore Seabuckthorn Products are wonderful, whether it be the Seed Oil or Single Source with the perfect balance of EFA to utilize all other nutrients, Berry Flavone Capsules, (high in SOD, Bioflavonoids, Vit C, Immune support, stress support, etc.) to increase Glutathione production or the Fruit oil for a higher quality Lethicin, Vit E, Carotenoids etc., or the Tea, as the most nutritional tea, without caffeine.
7) Seabuckthorn and Hyaluronic Acid!

Promotes production of Hyaluronic Acid (synovial fluid), Glutathione, Co enzyme Q 10, Collagen, Alphalipoic acid, etc., making skin cells more plump for less wrinkles, easier to hydrate, more resilient to sunshine and therefore maximizing utilization of the suns energy and cells live longer. This is the true Sun Care and Anti-Aging;
getting the response from the nutrition we’ve never had, promoting the best health we can achieve.

This was a long article I know!  As always thank you for reading.  I hope you have found it useful.  We look forward to seeing you at a location near you at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus! Have a great rest of the week everyone.

 

 

May
26
2011

Nutracleanse: High Fibre Food Source!

Categories: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Cancer, Cleansing, Colon Health, Detox, Digestive Health, Omega 3's, Weight Loss

Nutracleanse: your colon solution!

At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements we see a lot of people struggling to find some regularity in their life.  When I say “regularity” I am referring to bowel movements.  Almost half of North Americans are constipated!!  I often joke with our customers that perhaps one of the main reasons people are so up tight and have road rage or short tempers is due to constipation.  We have all experienced constipation from time to time and it is not a pleasant feeling.  With constipation comes: worry, stress, poor digestion, toxifying your body, discomfort and lastly colon cancer.

So what can you do about it?

Digestion and issues such as constipation are not a simple matter.  We often talk to people for awhile to see if they need probiotics (Renew Life’s Ultimate Flora), a cleanse (Renew Life Cleanses) or other things to move their sluggish colon along.  BUT one thing is for sure, almost EVERYONE (especially in North America) can benefit from consuming more fibre in their diet and you can do this by simply eating 1/3 of a cup of Nutracleanse every morning! Nutracleanse is filled with ground flax seeds (omega 3), psyllium husk fibre, and a blend of 3 herbs.

Other benefits of Nutracleanse:

Optimum regularity

  • Cleansing and detoxification of colon
  • Improved digestion and absorption of nutrients by the body
  • Prevention of hemorrhoids
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Assists in rebuilding of skin cells and cartilage
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Maintenance of healthy body weight
  • Laxatives: NOT the long term solution:

    Laxatives are not the sole answer.  Many people become dependant on them as your large intestine and colon become lazy.  Therefore, for a long term solution the healthy way is through getting an adequate amount of fibre in your diet everyday.  Also, be sure to drink pleanty of water.  Other things to help lubricate the colon are: fish oil, borage oil or flax oil. Other things you can combine with your Nutracleanse that are extremely healthy are probiotics (your good bacteria). Then for good measure doing a cleanse every six months will have you in extremely good shape.  With this recipe you are looking at a healthy happy colon.

    Some Recipes:

    OATMEAL WITH NUTRACLEANSE:

    Add 1/3 cup oatmeal and 1/3 cup NutraCleanse to       1 cup cold water in pot with dash of salt. Heat to       boiling, stirring frequently. Turn heat down and       simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Empty       into bowl, cool for a few minutes, and serve with honey & milk. Enjoy!

    NUTRACLEANSE SMOOTHIE: High fiber recipe drink!

    Add to blender:

    1 ripe banana
    1/2 orange
    1 slice mango or papaya
    1 egg
    3/4 cup orange juice
    3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
    1/3 cup NutraCleanse

    Put lid on blender and set speed to ‘high’ for 30 seconds. Enjoy!

    ON THE ROAD? AWAY FROM HOME? TRY THIS!

    Mix 1/3 cup into 1 cup of orange juice and drink it before it starts to thicken.       (Best within 30-40 seconds) While this doesn’t replace a nice warm breakfast, it is ideal for       travelers.

    As always thank you for reading and we look forward to helping you with what ever you health concerns are.  Remember a healthy gut or digestion is number one.  If you are regular, everything else falls into place.  We look forward to helping you at a location near you!

    Also don’t forget, we do MAIL ORDERS all over the world.  Call us toll FREE 1866-499-9546

    Feb
    25
    2011

    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, www.hormonehelp.com)

    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.

    Jan
    21
    2011

    Dr Oz Tips on Preventing Heart Disease

    Categories: Alive Brand, Antioxidants, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Heart Health, Stress, Supplements, Weight Loss

    A recumbent bike is easy on your joints, easy on your back, but gets your heart pumping!

    We are always trying to help our customers achieve the best possible health they can.  Genetics play a factor, but what is even more powerful, is what we can do with our genetics by how we live, the choices we make, and of course the more knowledge we have on how to look after ourselves, the better off we will be.  Dr. Oz is all about prevention, and this has been our goal as well at Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus.  There is lots of support on how to take charge of your health, but ultimately it is up to you to make the change

    There is no better way to start then to start with your heart!  Heart disease is one of the most preventable diseases, but it is also the most common.  This article is a summary of Dr. Oz’s proposal to get a healthy heart in just 28 days.  Then of course there will be added tips along the way.

     

     

    Something to think about:

    • Every 30 sec someone has a heart attack
    • Every minute someone dies
    • Every day 1300 people die
    • BUT it doesn’t have to be this way, so get rid of your fear and get excited about the changes you can make that will reduce your chances of heart disease by 90%!

    5 Major Factors of Heart Disease:

    • Blood pressure
    • Smoke
    • Cholesterol 
    • Gender
    • Age

    Remember that if you look at the 5 factors, you can change 3 out of the five, so it’s time to work on: Blood Pressure, Quitting Smoking, and Reducing Bad Cholesterol (LDL)

    Other Major Points on Dr. Oz’s Show:

    • How to keep your arteries clean
      • Do this by: clean eating lots of vegetables 7 servings day, moving and stretching, doing activities, finding simple exercises you enjoy ( for me it is playing badminton, but when there is no time, I use the stairs in my house, or use my recumbent bike)
      • Reduce inflammation in the blood vessels, by stretching everyday before work and when you get home, also reduce your stress, because stress causes damage in blood vessels. Stress makes the blood vessel constrict and this is even more prevalent in woman

    Dr Oz’s 28 Day Heart Challenge Broken Down into 4 Weeks:

    Week One (Improving your arteries)

    • Artery maintenance
    • 2 Tablespoons of flax seed oil prevents blood from clumping
    • Oatmeal for breakfast holds your blood sugar, and keeps you from over eating
    • Stretch every morning and after work

    Week Two (Incorporating Physical Activity)

    • Try to get moving, get your blood flowing
    • Challenge your heart: climb your stairs for 7 minutes a day
    • You can reduce your chance of heart disease by one third with regular physical activity!

    Week three (Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol)

    • Eat 3 fruits a day
    • Vegetables are now your entree!
    • Meats are the side dish

    Week four (Lessen Your  Stress – The Silent Killer)

    • Reduce stress: call someone for a social engagement once a week, pick up the phone and make a positive phone call when their is time, this all helps to reduce stress
    • People stressed and depressed are more prone to have heart attacks
    • Have sex more!

    Dr Oz recommends the Mediterranean Diet!

    • Below is the Mediterranean Pyramid
    • 7 servings of veges beans, nuts oils red wine
    • Fish twice a week
    • Poultry eggs dairy
    • Meats small portions
    • Sweets

    Other Tips and Interesting Things to Know

    • People living in the Mediterranean tend to live longer
    • They have 22% Less breast cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease
    • Dr. Oz is from Turkey
    • Hidden health secret from the Greeks… they eat their meals together with people and this reduces stress, they walk everyday and this contributes to less stress and they take time to power nap for 15 min a day
    • People in the Mediterranean rarely eat saturated fats
    • In Turkey people know their nuts and seeds: Nuts are filled with the good fats and they help the cholesterol to go down.  Nuts also regulate heart rhythm, they contain fibre and you don’t digest them all the way, which keeps you fuller longer
    • Lastly, love your heart, but also love your liver.  By choosing the healthier foods for your Heart, you will also be doing your liver a favour.  The liver has over 500 functions, one of them is that it detoxifies you!
    • Ways to help your liver is to eat: curry, garlic and broccoli

    Some of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun, and Supplements Plus top products to help you prevent Heart Disease:

    1. Strauss Heart Drops: Uncloggs Arteries, lowers Blood Pressure and Cholesterol!
    2. Fish oil!  We now have a one-a-day in the Alive Brand, called Ultimate Omega
    3. Platinum Multivitamins and the 45+ has Co-enzyme Q-1o which is a fabulous antioxidant for the heart!  If this Multi is too expensive we also have many others to choose from like Alive Brand Super One Plus, or Alive Brand Vital Plex!

    As always thank you for reading, and we truly look forward to helping you with your health goals!  We look forward to seeing you at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus!