All Posts in ‘Depression’

Sep
25
2014

Ask Alice Fall 2014 Flyer – Mental Illness & Bullying

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Anxiety, Belly Fat, Children's Health, Depression, FLYER SALE!, GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric Acid), Kids Health, Parents, Weight Loss

ASK Alice Fall 2014

Mental Illness & Bullying

Breaking the Code of Silence

We see all the ads of going back to school everywhere we look…  Did you get your pencil crayons and new cloths?? At Alive Health

Alice Chung Founder and Owner of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus

Alice Chung Founder and Owner of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus

Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus, going back to school, means more than just buying new things. We want to let our kids know that going back to school means being ready to face challenges, face fears, stand up to bullies by asking for help and to do these things by being respectful.  As many others before me have said, our children are our future.  Therefore, we need to give them all the opportunities we possibly can; such as the opportunity of optimal health. PAGE 3 is dedicated to: Brain power, Energy and Healthy Immune.  Throughout the whole flyer we are thinking about Moms, Dads and ALL families.  Too busy to eat quality nutrients try PG 2 VegEssentials or PG 4 Garden of Life Raw, Organic, Vegan Protein Meals.  Stressed out? PG 4 Alive GABA, it’s Natural and works quickly to help those suffering from insomnia and anxiety.

Lastly, despite the sad news in the world lately, I thought we should continue to raise awareness on issues such as bullying whenever possible.  So even if one person gets something out of this article, it will be worth it.  As you know it is our Mission: To change the world through healthy living by putting you first. So I will share this article written by Alive Magazine, Ellen Niemer.  Some people feel that kids shouldn’t tell anyone about being bullied, because it only makes it worse. I think they should. Bullies operate best under a code of silence – a lot of people may know about the bullying, but if they all keep it to themselves, they are aiding and abetting the bully. A new study released shows that kids who are exposed to bullying run an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders as adults. And that’s whether they’re the victim or the perpetrator. The study also revealed that kids who are both bullies and victims run the highest risk of suicide. Whether we deal with bullies as kids, or as adults, in our homes, our schools, our playgrounds, or our workplaces, let’s break the code of silence. Have you been bullied? Let us know how you dealt with it.” www.alivehealthblog.com or facebook.com/alivehealth.

Call me old fashioned, but I will leave you with this…“Nothing is impossible. The word says, I’m Possible.” – Audrey Hepburn

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.

Aug
25
2014

Alive GABA – 100% Natural Helps with Insomnia and Anxiety

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.

Alive Vitamins is committed to purity, effectiveness and quality.  As I mentioned above, find the right treatment for you.  Alive GABA may help you:

Safe & 100% Natural Relief for Anxiety & Insomnia – CONTROL Your Life NOW With Alive GABA

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: facebook.com/alivehealth

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.

Mar
27
2014

Alive, Morning Sun & Supplements Plus SPRING Flyer Sale on NOW!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Allergies, Alzheimers, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Appetite Suppressants, Arthritis, Asthma, Auti-Immune, Belly Fat, Bladder Infections, Blood Sugar, Brain Health, Children's Health, Cleansing, Cold, Colon Health, Coupons, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Eczema, Energy, Enzymes, FLYER SALE!, Greens, Hair Loss, Hormone Balancing, Immune System, Inflammation, Male Enhancement, Nail Fungas, New Products!, Omega 3's, Osteoporosis, Pain, Probiotics, Prostate Health, Protein Shakes, Psoriasis, Rosacea, SALE, Savings At Alive!, Skin Care, Stress, Varicose Veins

flyer-spring2014

Check out our lowest prices of the season.  It is time to stock up! Click on the link for the flyer in your area.

Alice Chung Owner and Operator of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus

Alice Chung Owner and Operator of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus

ASK ALICE: Savings Meets Value & Service

Our flyer brings you the very best selection and value BUT also amazing deals to keep your health going strong. We hope you are as excited as we are! This flyer is packed full of NEW exciting products such as NAKA Nutri Collagen Pg. 8, Precision Mettle (Wt-Loss) Pg 12, Rosehip Seed Oil Pg. 9 and much more!

EXTREME COUPON EVENT

On Pg. 3 we have additional coupons for you to save BIG on your favourite brands such as: Renew Life, Natural Factors, Precision, Progressive, Platinum, Biofen and many more!!! To save even MORE please visit our BLOG to take advantage of additional coupons: www.alivehealthblog.com

BUY MORE, SAVE MORE

Don’t forget we also offer VOLUME discounts which will help you save: time, $$ and even gas! If you already know you love Alive Hyaluronic Acid (H.A) Pg. 1 then you might as well stock up! Buy 6 H.A. and you get 1 bottle FREE!

GO GREEN & SAVE – EARTH DAY APRIL 22nd

For years Alive Health Centre has been encouraging recycling. In case you did not know, you can save your $$ and the environment with your empty supplement bottles! All you have to do is bring in any empty supplement bottle and receive $0.5/1.00 off when you purchase the same category of prod­uct! *some restrictions apply, see stores for details* In honour of earth day (April 22nd) we will be launching our “Save A Bag” program. Bring in your own shopping bag and we will take 10¢ off for every bag you fill of your purchased goods!

Lastly, I will leave you with this. “Two things define you, your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” Life is a funny thing, you never know where it will take you. No matter what situation you are in, whether you are experiencing your highest high or lowest of lows, your patience and attitude will be what makes the difference.

Alice Chung, who is 67 years young 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.

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

Apr
2
2013

Alive Health Centre and Group: Spring Flyer Sale on NOW Until April 21st 2013

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Allergies, Alzheimers, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Appetite Suppressants, Arthritis, Auti-Immune, Belly Fat, Blood Sugar, Bone Health, Brain Health, Children's Health, Cholesterol, Cleansing, Colon Health, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Eczema, Energy, Enzymes, FLYER SALE!, Hair Loss, Heart Health, Hormone Balancing, Immune System, Inflammation, Male Enhancement, Menopause, Metabolism, Nail Fungas, New Products!, Savings At Alive!, Sleep, Stress, Weight Loss

The Spring Flyer Sale is on NOW until April 21st 2013. The theme of the flyer is to take charge of your health!!  Alice Chung, owner of Alive Health Centre and group has teamed up with Bryce Wylde to help people understand what they are taking.  It’s time to lose the weight, prevent disease, improve dificiencies and basically improve your health no matter how small.  It all makes a difference.  Sometimes it can be hard to do it on exercise and diet alone, so here is a flyer designed just for you with some “crutches” as Dr. Oz likes to call them, so you can reach your weight loss goals and sustain them for life!

Alive Health Centre Spring Flyer BC Locations: http://www.livingnaturally.com/PDFDocs/c/c649c9cc0580465a9c7ea9def16eb450.PDF

Morning Sun Spring Flyer Alberta Locations: http://www.livingnaturally.com/PDFDocs/c/cc86246b93ec4d2892f8249e68d93fdc.PDF

Supplements Plus Spring Flyer Ontario Locations: http://www.livingnaturally.com/PDFDocs/0/066009f7bf67401cb14264ace5e58cdc.PDF

Every flyer Alice Chung the owner of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus always writes an ASK Alice column.  Here it is for all to enjoy:

Alice Chung owner of Alive Health Centre and group.

Alice Chung owner of Alive Health Centre and group.

Alice Chung and Bryce Wylde

CANADA’S Natural Health Leaders!

I’m pleased to have been in the Health Industry for over 35 years working with my enthusiastic team of Wellness Associates as we strive to assist you in improving your health. We encourage you to come speak to us with regards to preventing major health concerns such as:

The proven ANTI-AGING Breakthrough TA-65 (Pg.12), Heart Disease (Pg. 9), Arthritic PAIN (Pg. 7),Type II Diabetes, (Pg. 5) and Dr. Oz Hormone Type Imbalances (Pg. 3). The root of many health problems can be conquered by controlling inflammation & by maintaining a healthy weight (Pg. 2). HOW? There is no miracle; we do it by eating right, staying active, taking quality supplements and finding the WILL POWER to follow through. This has been my main message in my ASK Alice column and I am pleased to introduce another powerful force in support of your health: Bryce Wylde – Canada’s alternative medicine expert, clinician, television host, educator, author, and philanthropist. Bryce began his official on air television hosting career with CTV starting on the CP24 news channel with his own highly rated weekly television show, Wylde on Health. Wylde on Health featured interviews with international experts including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. David Suzuki to name a few. And NOW he is travelling the world and appears regularly on Cityline as well as BT Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto as the Rogers’ Citytv health expert. Bryce is a regular contributor to the Dr. OZ show as a highly respected colleague spreading the awareness of preventative medicine and supplements such as Green Coffee Bean Extract, Pterostilbene, Ubiquinol (Pg. 9), Red Fruit Palm Oil (Pg. 2) and many others. Success comes from LOVING what you do. He has an abundance of passion for wellness as do I. I started out in 1983 with my 1st Alive Health Centre in Richmond Centre Mall in BC. Now I have 29 stores across Canada. For more of Bryce’s expertise check out his newest book Wylde On Health: Your Best Choices in the World of Natural Health. Also, keep an eye out for his all new national show “Wylde On Health” coming soon. Bryce, my team and I truly hope our flyer will inspire you to improve your health. Supplements are here to help you gain optimal health whether it be for making you a better athlete or a more energetic grandparent!

SPECIAL PROMOTION:

One of Bryce’s top priorities is to ‘debunk the junk’. With a strong desire to

empower consumers to make appropriate educated choices in the realm of alternative therapies. Wylde About Health Inc., has created a line of HOME TESTING. After joining forces with world class CLIA certified laboratories, the Wylde About Health Inc. MyStatus™ test kits provide consumers, the power to discover personal levels of omega-3, hormones, vitamins, minerals, toxins, brain neurotransmitters, genomics, and much more. To purchase a MyStatus test kit, go to www.wyldeabouthealth. com/mystatus and enter Promo Code CXVAU to receive an additional 10% discount and for your chance to win a year’s supply of your choice of any Ascenta Product. Check out the Alive group blog for more information on Bryce and promotions.

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

 

Jun
18
2012

Saffron Extract (Crocus sativus L.) PE 10:1 Standardized Extract (ten times stronger than regular saffron) As seen on Dr Oz Show

Categories: Alive Brand, Appetite Suppressants, Depression, Weight Loss

Saffron Extract (Crocus sativus L.) PE 10:1 Standardized Extract (ten times stronger than regular saffron) As seen on Dr Oz Show

Dr Oz Show: Miracle Appetite Suppressant Kills Hunger & EMOTIONALEATING! february 10, 2012

You had a tough day and feel overwhelmed. You immediately reach for food and began emotional eating, which packs on the pounds. Emotional eating stems from low levels of serotonin, which also triggers depression and anxiety.

When you eat carbs, you turn on a “pleasure sensation inside your brain”. When you take Saffron Extract, it does the exact same thing, but without the short-term hit like carbs. This no-calorie substitute keeps you from wanting to eat the food, but it still makes the brain feel food! Unlike carbs, Saffron won’t add on the weight!

Dr Oz Show: Martha and Devon are 2 “Self-Proclaimed Emotional Eaters”! Dr Oz gave Saffron Extract to the women over the weekend. Did it curb their appetite? Martha told Dr Oz that her emotions drive her eating. She gets mad at the kids and wanted to eat. When she took the Saffron over the weekend, she didn’t get the craving or the urge!

Davon told Dr Oz that on a scale of 1-10, her hunger was a 10 or 11! She ate whenever and wherever. When she took the Saffron extract, she noticed a decrease in hunger intensity. Now her hunger is a 7.

Then came the real test. Dr Oz weighed both women. In 3 days, Martha lost 3lbs, Devon lost even more, she lost 5lbs.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules (88.5mg) twice daily before meals.

If you find yourself snacking between meals and can’t help reaching for that extra cookie, having difficulty exercising portion control, Saffron Extract may be just the answer you need!

Saffron – a spice that’s been prized since ancient Persia as a way to enhance mood or relieve stress. Previously available only in Europe, this standardized extract provides support for healthy body weight by targeting some the emotional factors that make you eat more when you are trying to eat less.

Just two 88.5mg capsules of Saffron deliver the active constituents safranal and crocin, shown to modulate certain serontonergic receptors in the brain to support mood. You will experience a greater sense of control over between-meal snacking and a change in eating behavior, with that jitter feeling on other undesirable effects.

Saffron Extract is shown to: Control Hunger & Overeating; Curb Sugar & Snack Craving; Help inhibit Emotional Eating Impulses’ Promote Feeling of Fullness; Less Hunger; More Energy; Better Mood.

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

 

May
24
2012

Dr. Oz Talks About Satiereal Saffron Extract, The Miracle Appetite Suppressant

Categories: Appetite Suppressants, Belly Fat, Depression, Energy, Mood, Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight Dr. Oz has you covered.  Whether you have belly fat, butt fat, thigh fat, different body types or food cravings Dr.

Satiereal Saffron Extract Chews only 20 Calories Each

Oz has touched on almost every situation in the struggle of weight loss. On January 3rd 2012 Dr. Oz talked about Satiereal Saffron Extract as the miracle appetite suppressantEmotional Eating is extremely common and is often due to low levels of the hormone Serotonin.  Low levels of serotonin are also the route causes for depression and anxiety.  Montel Williams swears by Satiereal Saffron Extract as it has worked for him.  The word Satiereal is simply the trademark name that has all of the extensive research done on the Saffron Extract.  Saffron is a plant and is known as one of the most expensive spices you can buy.  Dr. Oz and Montel Williams have shed some light on Satiereal Saffron Extract a few times on Dr. Oz’s show and due to the many requests this post is to let you know that Alive Health Centre Morning Sun and Supplements Plus carry the real deal, Satiereal Saffron Extract by Re-Body.

Re-Body Satiereal Saffron Extract 60 capsules

We Carry The Re-Body Satiereal Saffron Extract:

Rebody Hunger Caps with Satiereal Saffron Extract: 88.5mg 60 Capsules

Rebody Hunger Chews with Satiereal Saffron Extract: 88.5mg 30 Chews (20 Calories per Chew) Mandarin Orange Flavor – Delicious!

How Much Can You Lose?

Dr. Oz featured two ladies on his show who he had both taken Saffron Extract and one lady lost 3 pounds in 3 days and the other lady lost 5 pounds in 3 days.  Both of them noticed a decrease in cravings and hunger.

How much to take?

The science has shown that taking 88 to 90mg of Saffron Extract twice per day will control your emotional eating therefore curbing your appetite.

How does it work?

When we eat carbohydrates we almost get a mini high.  We feel good and satisfied, but then a few moments later we realize that we have just added to our wasteline.  Instead Saffron Extract has been shown to do the same thing as eating carbohydrates in terms of making you feel GOOD along with suppressing your appetite.

Summary of Benefits:

  • Weight Loss
  • Elevates Mood
  • Reduced Snacking
  • Reduced Hunger
  • Curbs Appetite

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

May
11
2012

Naka Herbs and Vitamins brings you Dr. Rona’s Healthewise Digest: Vitamin B12

Categories: Alzheimers, Depression, Energy, Mood, Stress

Vitamin B 12 is often over looked as a treatment of feeling tired and sometimes to get to the route of being tired it requires a complicated approach, but sometimes it is simple as a B 12 deficiency.  Below is the beginning of Dr. Rona’s Healthwise Gigest article on Vitamin B12.  I hope you find the information useful.

You complain about digestive disturbances and chronic fatigue. After your workout you are far from energized – you are even more tired. You feel like you are just not getting enough air, feel weak and experience numbness and tingling in your hands and feet. The worst part, however, is not being able to remember anything and you feel an ongoing anxiety – worrying about the least little thing. Often you even feel depressed, lethargic. You have ruled out all possible pathology as well as hidden food sensitivities, which can mimic many diseases. Your doctor cannot find a thing wrong with you, is recommending anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs, and has neglected to check for B12 deficiency.

For the the whole article click here.

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

May
3
2012

Dr. Rona’s Healthwise Digest: Understanding Your Thyroid

Categories: Belly Fat, Cholesterol, Colon Health, Depression, Energy, Fertility, Hair Loss, Mood, Pregnancy Tips, Weight Loss

One of the best ways we can take charge of our own health is to be informed.  Thyroid problems are very common and it is important to know the signs and symptoms of what a poor functioning thyroid looks like.  People live in unecessary discomfort from hypothyroidism everyday.  I hope that Dr. Rona’s article will reach you and provide you with some in sight of what may be going on with your thyroid or perhaps someone you know.

By Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland situated in the neck wrapped around the windpipe located just below the Adam’s apple. It controls metabolism and virtually every aspect of health including weight, mood, energy and circulation. Damage to the thyroid can lead to underactivity (hypothyroidism), overactivity (hyperthyroidism), thyroid inflammation (thyroiditis) and thyroid cancer.
The thyroid uses iodine and the amino acid tyrosine to manufacture the thyroid hormones T3 (triiodotyrosine) and T4 (thyroxine). About 80% of the hormones made are T4 while 20% is T3. It is T3 that is the more biologically active form of thyroid hormone. In order to have adequate amounts of T3 there has to be some conversion of T4 into T3. This is something that can occur both inside and outside of the thyroid.
The thyroid is controlled by a rather complex feedback mechanism. When the hypothalamus in the brain senses there is an inadequate amount of thyroid hormones present, it releases a hormone known as TRH (Thyrotropin-releasing hormone) which in turn tells the pituitary gland to release TSH which then stimulates the thyroid gland to synthesize and release more thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) into the circulation. Thus, the level of TSH goes higher in order to help the thyroid manufacture more of the hormones. The reverse occurs when there is an excess of thyroid hormone, a condition referred to as hyperthyroidism.

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

Jul
16
2011

Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate

Categories: ADHD, Baby Health, Depression, Injuries, Kids Health, Mood, Pain, Sleep, Stress

Your body goes through a lot of changes and physical stress when going through labour: tense muscles, bowel movements are difficult because you can’t push, back pain, irregular sleep and much more.  Even when we are not going through labour or a healing process, we are all constantly dealing with stress, sore muscles, injuries, anxiety and sleepless nights.  Lastly, Natural Clams Magnesium is also safe for your kids.  Sometimes parents come in looking for a solution for their kids constipation.  Sometimes kids hold in their bowel movement because they simply don’t like going to the bathroom because their stool has been too hard in the past and has hurt.  This is a natural way to help soften the stool.  The other benefit in using Natural Calms Magnesium for kids is it is excellent for the brain!  Fish oil is always recommended for ADHD, but so is magnesium!  The Natural Calms Magnesium is the way to go since it is in powder form, mixes instantly in water and tastes great!  It is nice to know that there are natural solutions to help you with these kinds of issues and one of the best is Natural Calms Magnesium Citrate.

CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM & STRESS

What Natural Calms Has to Say about the Calcium Magnesium Relationship:
Calcium and magnesium are two different sides of a coin. Calcium excites nerves while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract. Magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely. It is vital to keep these minerals in balance. Too little magnesium to balance calcium can be both uncomfortable and unhealthy.

To ward off the negative effects of a prolonged period of stress or an overreaction to stress, calcium needs to be balanced with adequate amounts of magnesium. Going through a stressful period without sufficient magnesium can set up a deficit which, if not corrected, can linger, causing more stress and further health problems.

Today we have diets dangerously low in magnesium. Factor in the recent addition of nutritional calcium via supplements and food fortifications meant to stave off osteoporosis, and many of us are getting inadequate magnesium plus too much calcium.

Magnesium has an important role in essentially every life function. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve activity, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and keeps bones strong.

Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is involved in energy metabolism. Many researchers believe that no single dietary factor is as critical as magnesium.”

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