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AlkaPro Alkaline Drops Available At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus!

Categories: Alice Chung, Antacids, Anti-Ageing, Coffee, Inflammation, pH, Tea, Wrinkles

As always, Alice Chung is always on top of having excellent quality products.  AlkaPro Alkaline drops are easy to travel with and help you keep your pH in check.  We are one of the only retailors in Canada who carry this awesome product.  Put it in coffee, or acidic foods you just cannot live without.  This product is highly recommended by Naturopaths as most of us struggle to stay away from antacids.

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Main Features of AlkaPro™

  • Provides Appropriate Amounts of Electrolytes and MSM for Acid Reduction for Better Health
  • Supports the Elimination of Toxins in the Body
  • AlkaPro™ Provides Electrolytes that Move Water Intracellular & Extracellular
  • Electrolytes Increase Body Fluids and MSM Component Increases Natural Sulfur Inside the Cells
  • Supports Reduction of Stomach Upset from Ingesting Acidic Food & Beverages
  • More Advantages than Popular Sports Drinks & Does Not Contain Sugars, Sodium, Calories, or Additives
  • Convenient Concentrate – Easy to Use, Easy to Carry
  • Promotes Better Health When Used Regularly
  • Electrolytes Ease Lactic Acid Reaction That May Cause Muscle Cramping Due to Physical Exertion

So what is AlkaPro?

AlkaPro™ The alkaline drop, dietary supplement that neutralizes body acid for better health.

Why is water so vital to us?

Water is an element that is required for maintaining health and life. Water is the key to chemical reactivity in the body. The electrolytes in the water enable us to maintain the proper ratio of fluids in our bodies. The electrolyte molecules form two components: ACID forming anions and ALKALINE forming cations. The acid forming anions are negatively charged particles. The alkaline forming cations are positively charged particles.

Explanation of pH:

For life to be maintained, the body needs a pH of 7.30 to 7.40 in the bloodstream. The pH factor is determined by the balance of acid and alkaline in the body. In today’s environment, we all have systems that are more acid than alkaline. When the system is acid, the body is using valuable nutrients, such as calcium, potassium, sulfur, and magnesium. Calcium is primarily stored in the bones. Cells and tissues also give up the other nutrients to balance the acid and alkaline in our bodies. This debilitating process can cause disease and premature aging. However, we can change this situation for ourselves as individuals. WATER, the key to life and health, can be used to relieve this situation!!! We are not just talking about ordinary water, but water that has been pH adjusted and with a balanced blend of electrolytes, providing our bodies with the pH balance necessary to maintain better health. Using AlkaPro™ over even a short period of time will help us in health maintenance and assist in ridding the body of many toxins and diseases that have been brought on by over-acidic fluid conditions in the body. Most of the “aging” diseases are related to the over acidic condition of the body.

The importance of DRINKING WATER:

At birth, our body contains approximately 97% water. During the aging process dehydration occurs slowly. At middle age, 70% of body weight is water. The loss of water continues as we grow older in all of our tissues. Wrinkling is caused by this water loss, and it is easy to see the effects in this way. We eat very differently today than our ancestors did. Protein intake is higher and carbohydrates, which do not come from whole grains, have become a staple. Sugar intake is greatly increased. Sugar, refined carbohydrates and high levels of protein increase acidity in our bodies. Many of us do not drink water and if we do it is not normally enough. Many believe that coffee, tea, soda, juice and other liquid beverages can substitute for water. EVERY SUBSTANCE INGESTED HAS A PH UNIQUE TO THAT SUBSTANCE. Municipal water generally has a pH range of 7.4 – 8.6. Food found in the American diet normally has a pH range between 2.5 – 7.5. In order to balance low pH food and beverage we need to drink water with higher pH ranges. Every thing involving pH is exponential in nature. That means that if we eat fast food, we will require a couple of glasses of water high in pH (9.0 – 11.0) to offset the negative effects on our body. Carbonated beverages, especially colas, create a high level of acidity. Many of us have heard the stories about cola cleaning rust off of bolts, removing spots from chrome bumpers, and loosening grease stains from clothing. Imagine what the effects are in the body! It takes approximately 32 glasses of high pH water to counteract the acid effects of one can of cola in the body.

WHY use AlkaPro Alkaline Drops and WHAT makes them unique?

Adding AlkaPro™ to distilled or r/o water allows the body to properly use the water. AlkaPro™ also contains MSM and Bioflavonoids. This is an advantage over other products in the market because MSM is natural sulfur, which is the fifth most prevalent mineral in the body at birth and is gradually lost as we age. The Bioflavonoids act as a potentiating factor in the formula.

The important thing about any water we drink, is the acid and alkaline balance of the water. There are two methods of producing an acid neutralizing water. The first method is by using a water ionizer. The second method is by using AlkaPro™ acid neutralizing drops.

AlkaPro™ acid neutralizing drops are the convenient way to produce alkaline water. Available in .5 oz. and 1.2 oz. bottles, it only takes 2 – 4 drops in each 6 – 8 oz. glass of water to benefit from the acid neutralizing effects. The high pH (10.5 – 11.0) is assisting our bodies in flushing acidic toxins and waste from our system. The alkaline water is able to assist us in utilizing the essential minerals, potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium, resulting in better health. Over time you will notice less problems overall with the immune systems, and better ability to digest all types of food.

The first few days, you will notice that you may spend more time in the bathroom. Do not be alarmed. Your body is beginning to flush acidic wastes from your system. You will eliminate solid wastes from your body only hours after you have eaten after you have been taking AlkaPro™ for an extended period of time. Your body will begin to absorb all of the essential nutrients from the food and will eliminate waste quickly. Your digestive tract will become much cleaner and disease free. Your immune system will improve and your ability to fight a cold will improve. Those of you with conditions such as arthritis will notice a reduction in its effects on your body.


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.

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10 Things You Should Know About Coffee

Categories: Cancer, Coffee, Quick Tips

Everywhere you turn there is a cute little coffee shop with excellent decor and great company!  People love to drink coffee because it gives them the energy to get through their day.  It is also a pleasant way to catch up with friends, it is acceptable by the majority of society and it is a way to slip away from work for a few minutes.   Like everything there needs to be a balance and there are some things you should know about coffee before you become too dependant on it.  Also there are things you can choose to substitute your coffee beverage if you are trying to cutt down.


Did you know that coffee:

  1. Supresses the immune system for up to 4 hours after consumption.
  2. Increases the temperature of your stomach and increases the acidity of your stomach which causes peptic ulcers.
  3. Your body builds up a tolerance to it.  This means people often need to increase their consumption in order to overcome fatigue.
  4. Drinkers can experience withdrawl sypmtoms because when you stop drinking coffee your body reduces the amount of serotonin it produces.  Serotonin is a hormone that gets secreted so you can wake up and feel refreshed in the morning.  It is also the hormone that makes you happy.  Therefore, some of the feelings often experienced after not drinking coffee are: fatigue, headaches, mild depression, anxiety, and irritabilty.
  5. It is contorversial; some people say it is a drug and some people say it isn’t.  In an Alive magazine article they state that it is a drug and the addictive substance in coffee is caffeine, more specifically, a white crystalline alkaloid.  The caffeine is what makes coffee a drug (mood altering); when people consume this the brain is stimulated temporarily making the body feel energized.
  6. Not only does coffee cause peptic ulcers if consumed in large amounts, it also makes the body highly inflamed due to how acidic it is.  Inflammation is the route of many diseases such as: heart disease, joint problems, and skin problems.
  7. If consumption is really high it causes stomach and bladder cancer.
  8. Caffeine may be linked to male infertility and it also leads to pregnancy problems, sometimes as serious as a miscarage.
  9. Causes sleep disturbances sometimes as serious as insomnia.
  10. Lastly, coffee decreases the absorbtion of your vitamins!   If you drink your coffee every morning, swallow them with water, and drink your coffee later. 
Need an alternative to coffee?  Need some energy?

Need an alternative to coffee? Need some energy?

This article is not meant to scare people.  The purpose is to remind people to keep things in moderation.  If you have already had two cups of coffee and someone asks you to meet up at Starbucks after work make a healthy choice.  Order a Rooibos tea, which is wonderful for digestion!  Also Rooibos tea is safe for women who are nursing.  It is also recommended for people who suffer from mild depression, or irritabilty. 

If you are a coffee drinker that has five to ten cups a day you may want to consider reducing your intake.  The risk of an ulcer is right around the corner!  Vega Sport is a fantastic way to still get the feeling of being energized, but it is a much healthier choice.   It comes in two flavours, lime and acai. 

If you feel like coffee is starting to affect your everyday life and you need some ideas of how to subsitute a cup of coffee, come and see us at Alive Health Centre!  As always I look forward to helping you at the Oakridge location Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  See you soon!