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Aug
21
2014

NOW Essential Oils – Heal Yourself Through Aromatherapy

Categories: Anti-Ageing, Aromatherapy, Digestive Health, Energy, Hot products, Inflammation, Migranes, Nail Fungas, NOW Essential Oils, Pain, Skin Care, Stress

EO-Purity-5Essential Oils are a staple in my household.  Sometimes we always think about supplements for healing and we forget the power of essential oils!  Hope you enjoy the post…

Some interesting facts and history of essential Oils:

 

  • žHealing practices dating back to 4000BC
  • The early 1900’s, significant period in the development of essential oils and their therapeutic applications.
  • Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, French chemist and perfumer, coined the phrase “Aromatherapy” in his first book:
    • Aromatherapie: Les Huiles Essentialles Hormaones Vegetales, was translated into English.
    • “Father of Aromatherapy”.

Maintaining consistent quality in natural products like NOW® Solutions Essential Oils is a complex process, especially as supply changes from season to season.

So how does NOW Solutions consistently assure the identity and purity of our essential oils? We utilize state-of-the-art testing and analysis as well as numerous checks and balances, including:

  • Identity and purity testing
  • Use of The Essential Oils compendium by Ernest Guenther, Ph.D. and Fenaroli’s Handbook of Flavor Ingredients, edited by George A. Burdock, Ph.D., to verify the correct essential oil species
  • Supplier/grower track record of providing high quality materials
  • Aroma comparisons
  • Review of essential oil processing to ensure that appropriate extraction methods are used
  • Appropriate cautionary and regulatory language

Because identity and purity are key attributes of any essential oil, testing for these attributes is the best way to ensure an oil’s quality.

Blending Essential Oils:

  • Use 1 oz./30ml of a skin care oil: 7-30 drops of essential oils
    • Fill 1 oz. bottle ½ way with a carrier oil then follow recipes drop ratio, and fill to top – this can be doubled
    • Do not exceed 30 drops per 1 oz.
  • Recipe ideas visit www.nowfoods.com/nowsolutions
  • Three groups
    • Top notes; highly volatile, evaporate quickly
    • Middle notes; stimulate main body systems
    • Bass/Base notes; evaporate slowly, calming

Want to Learn More?

NOW Solutions identity and purity testing program uses four individual tests. To explore each test in more detail and to learn the designation between Food Grade and Therapeutic Grade oils, CLICK HERE.

Most Alive, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus stores carry the majority of the Essential Oils, and if we do not have the specific one we will get it for you!

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Mar
26
2014

NAKA Nutri-Collagen Liquid

Categories: Arthritis, FLYER SALE!, Osteoporosis, Pain

Nutri Collagen 5000 mg - large - englishNew formula with Peptan, scientifically prov­en to ease joint pain & inflammation, support bone density and skin/hair/nail health. Do you suffer from joint disorders such as:

• Arthritis,

• Osteoporosis,

• Herniated Disc,

• Tendonitis and Bursitis?

Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen has been scientifically proven to enhance overall joint mobility by stimulating osteoblasts (bone formation cells), restoring bone mineral density, and increasing both bone size and firmness. It can also be combined with calcium and vitamin D to offer full comprehensive benefits. Furthermore, it contains a synergisttic blend of essential and non-essential amino­acids to aid in protein synthesis.

More Nutri Collagen Information

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.

 

 

Jul
22
2013

Sierra Sil – Health You Can Feel – Amazing Joint Formula!

Categories: Anti-Ageing, Inflammation, Injuries, Joint Health, Pain

kolke-creative-vancouver-advertising-natural-products-print-media-sierrasil-retail-pos-support-00This is a post written by a guest.  I hope you enjoy!  So many of us suffer from joint pain and it does not have to be this way.  Many have found relief with Sierra Sil which is an all natural formula.  Below is the article with testimonials at the end…

In this fast paced world we have become addicted to quick fixes for every problem we face, and our health is no exception. Drugs are often taken to relieve pain without a second thought as to what it is we are putting into our bodies. Disturbingly, these quick treatments do not eliminate the cause of our pain, yet merely mask the problem by temporarily alleviating the discomfort. What is worse is that the more drugs we take, the more we rely on them to get us through each day and night.

Fortunately, there are healthy, natural alternatives to this approach that not only decrease aches and stiffness but also supports joint health and mobility. Our overall health depends on a proper mineral balance to keep our immune system strong and healthy. The lack of specific minerals can create both acute and chronic health problems that often plague us as we age. SierraSil is a unique mineral complex straight from the earth that supports the cessation of or noticeably reduces chronic inflammation.

One of the primary mechanisms of action of the SierraSil mineral complex is its suppression of those genes responsible for triggering and perpetuating chronic inflammation. SierraSil targets and reverses inflammation. This is something that many drugs are unable to do, at best providing relief from pain symptoms, not its cause.

SierraSil is ideal for adults suffering from sore joints, aches or muscle pain. It is designed for seniors seeking improved comfort in daily routines through increased flexibility and mobility.

Here are a couple of SierraSil senior users who describe the relief they have felt:

What can I say. I am in my mid seventies and SierraSil helped my knees within 2 weeks. One month I walk more, sleep better, pain in knees and ankles almost all gone after years of severe joint pain.

Why suffer try SierraSil and you will feel the difference.

- Jerald in North Bay ON

I’m 72 years old. A favourite hobby of mine has been working on old cars and trucks, but I had to give it up. I heard about SierraSil on the radio and decided to try it. I am now walking for 40 minutes every day! Initially I was very skeptical SierraSil could help me, but now I am a true believer. All I can say is try it!

- Art Sparrow, Camrose, AB

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
3
2013

Alive, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus WINTER Flyer Sale on NOW!!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Appetite Suppressants, Auti-Immune, Belly Fat, Cleansing, Digestive Health, FLYER SALE!, Greens, Hot products, Immune System, Inflammation, Male Enhancement, Menopause, Mens Health, Pain, Stress, Weight Loss, Womans Health, Wrinkles

Our winter flyer sale is on now until January 31st 2013!  Come on in to any Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus location to get your BEST deals on your favourite supplements.

Winter Flyer Sale! Lowest Prices of the YEAR!

We have over 100 products in our winter flyer:

  • Weight loss: Green Coffee Bean Extract, Raspberry Ketones, African Mango Extract, hCG1234 and MORE!!
  • Cleansing: Renew Life CleanseSmart & First Cleanse, Wildrose 12 Day Detox
  • Protein: VEGA One, Prairie Naturals Organic Protein
  • Pain and Inflammation
  • Male Supplements
  • Women/Menopause Supplements
  • Anti-Axidants and Anti-Ageing…..

There are many more categories and you can view the whole flyer with the links provided below.

Alive Health Centre BC Locations and Supplements Plus in BC ONLY

Morning Sun Alberta Locations ONLY

Supplements Plus Toronto Locations ONLY 

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
25
2012

Alive Flex Ok Takes Your Joint Pain Away

Categories: Alive Brand, Inflammation, Injuries, Joint Health, Pain

Many formulas for joint pain can be frustrating because there is always something missing.  There are so many ingredients to help with joint pain and often times customers ask, “Isn’t there just one product I can take that has everything?”  Well there is a very complete formula called Flex-OK.  We have had testimonial after testimonial from our customers.  People just love Flex-OK’s convenient and complete formula that the Alive Brand has to offer.

Each capsule contains:

  • Glucosamine Sulfate
  • Glucosamine HCL
  • MSM
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Boswellia Extract
  • White Willow Bark
  • Yucca Root
  • Feverfew Leaf
  • Curcumin
  • Bromelain

Why does Flex OK work so well for people?  It works because there is no component regarding joint care left behind; all aspects of joint recovery are covered.  For example, there are natural anti-inflammatories such as curcumin to  help with fast joint pain relief, there is chondroitin to increase joint lubrication, and there is glucosamine to actually rebuild and repair joint damage.

While Flex OK is complete many people wish to combine products and this is perfectly safe.  Some recommendations would be to combine Leaf Source with Flex-OK.  Leaf Source has also been a leading product when it comes to joint pain, and the other benefit of Leaf Source is that it enhances the absorption of any other supplements you are taking.  Therefore, it is excellent to take with Flex-OK, and your multivitamin.  Another supplement that is a must is Fish Oil.  Fish Oil is so important for controlling inflammation.  It really helps with joint pain, but of course that is not all, it is excellent for Cholesterol, your heart and the brain.  Alive makes a ONE -A – DAY Ultra Concentrate formula, which is ideal for the busy person who is not a fan of liquid or having to take 4 to 6 capsules of fish oil a day.

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

Apr
20
2012

Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 – Essential Fatty Acids Heals Your Body

Categories: Colon Health, Eczema, Inflammation, Injuries, Mood, Omega 3's, Pain, Psoriasis, Skin Care

At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus, our Spring Flyer Sale has a couple more days left.  Below is the flyer write up for Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 .

Udo’s Oil 3 6 9 – Think you don’t need to supplement with Omega 3′s? Think again…Omega-3 consumption has decreased to one sixth the level found in our food supply in the 1850s.

Of all the essential nutrients, essential fats are by far the most abused because they are perishable, chemically unstable foods. Almost all supermarket oils, including the oils used in processed foods, have been damaged by destructive processing techniques, including refining, bleaching, overheating, and/or partial hydrogenation (a process which produces deadly trans fats). Deficiency leads to deterioration of every cell, tissue, gland, organ and organ system. Udo’s Choice Oil Blend is compatible with all foods Favourite uses are in salads, protein shakes, yogurt, juices, soups, on steamed vegetables, rice, and pastas, and with balsamic vinegar for dipping. The Perfected Oil Blend includes oils from fresh flax, sesame and sunflower seeds, as well as oils from evening primrose, rice germ and oat germ. This blend is rich in GMO-free lecithin, which provides the building materials for healthy cell membranes. Udo’s includes organic coconut oil, which contains MCTs with powerful antimicrobial effects, and powerful antioxidants. Vitamin E and rosemary oil, both potent antioxidants, are added to increase freshness and to act as scavengers of free radical molecules in the body.  Nothing is left to chance with Udo’s, treat your body right with this fantastic product.

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

Mar
22
2012

Dr. Oz Talks about New Chapter Zyflamend for Back PAIN

Categories: Inflammation, Pain

Often as soon as Dr. Oz talks about a natural supplement people are in search of where to find it!  His latest is for nack pain and Dr. Oz recommends, New Chapter brand Zyflamend.  At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus we have been carrying Zyflamend for years.  It is fantastic for inflammed muscles which cause back pain.

What is Zyflamend Good For?

Inflammation is a natural process that affects every cell and organ in the body. Zyflamend promotes a healthy inflammation response that helps support joint health and many other body benefits.* Zyflamend has been studied at leading research institutions and has been shown to benefit multiple areas of health including joint health, skin health, bone health, and normal tissue growth.*

Suggested Use:

One softgel two times daily with food.

Contents:

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) (leaf) 100 mg supercritical extract and 50 mg hydroethanolic extract (min. 22.5 mg total phenolic antioxidants [TPA]) 150 mg
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) (rhizome) 10 mg organic supercritical extract (min. 7 mg essential oil containing turmerones) and 100 mg hydroethanolic extract (min. 7 mg curcuminoids) 110 mg
Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) (rhizome) 54 mg organic supercritical extract (min. 12.9 mg pungent compounds; min. 16.2 mg essential oils containing zingiberene) and 46 mg hydroethanolic extract (min. 1.4 mg pungent compounds) 100 mg
Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) (leaf) hydroethanolic extract (min. 2 mg ursolic acid) 100 mg
Organic Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) (leaf) extract (min. 45 mg polyphenols) 100 mg
Hu Zhang (Polygonum cuspidatum) (root and rhizome) hydroethanolic extract (min. 6.4 mg resveratrols) 80 mg
Chinese Goldthread (Coptis chinensis) (root) hydroethanolic extract (min. 2.4 mg berberine) 40 mg
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) (root) hydroethanolic extract (min. 2.4 mg berberine) 40 mg
Organic Oregano (Origanum vulgare) (leaf) supercritical extract (min. 1.6 mg TPA) 40 mg
Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) (root) hydroethanolic extract (min. 3.4 mg baicalein complex including baicalein and baicalin; and min. 0.08 mg wogonin) 20 mg

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

Feb
21
2012

TriStar Naturals – Serrapeptase, Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Categories: Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Health, Immune System, Inflammation, Omega 3's, Pain

I would like to bring some attention to TriStar Natural products.  They are very innovative and they always bring forth the best quality with scientific research to back up their claims.  They make Fish Oil, Serrapeptase to fight inflammation, Vitamin D and many more.

Here is a bit about them…

“TriStar Naturals is committed to introducing exciting natural health products designed to meet the better health needs of all Canadians. All of our products undergo a comprehensive testing procedure to ensure purity, potency and freshness.

Furthermore, every TriStar product comes with the recommendation of Dr. Zoltan P. Rona (M.D., M.Sc.).  Dr. Rona practices complementary medicine in Toronto and is the medical editor of “The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.”
Discover for yourself the tremendous quality and value of TriStar’s growing assortment of products and learn why TriStar Naturals is the natural choice for all your wellness needs!”

Inflammation and pain is the number one reason Canadians go to their physicians!  This is a big problem because because conventional doctors have always treated inflammation with drugs and surgery. In some cases, interventions such as surgery for an inflamed appendix are life saving. So are short-term antibiotics for some infections such as pneumonitis (pneumonia). Modern medicine is wonderful in treating acute illnesses but fails miserably when it comes to chronic disease or prevention. In the majority of cases of chronic illness or inflammation, current medical treatments only serve to suppress symptoms without making any dent in the disease process itself.

Why take Serrapeptase?

No doubt many of you have heard of fighting inflammation with a hypoallergenic diet and nutritional supplements like fish oil, vitamin D and THE Magic Enzyme and your personal Packmanherbs like boswellia and turmeric. While all these may be effective in given individuals, nothing approaches the natural anti-inflammatory potency of an enzyme supplement called Serrapeptase. Doctors in Europe and Asia have been prescribing it in ever increasing frequency for just about every form of inflammation for at least the past 30 years. Serrapeptase (a.k.a. Serratio Peptidase) is a proteolytic enzyme. In other words, it breaks up and digests protein. Unlike other proteolytic enzymes that are derived from pigs, fungi or yeast, Serrapeptase is produced by bacteria in the gut of silkworms. In the concentrated form of a tablet or capsule, Serrapeptase acts as an anti-inflammatory and a pain blocker similar to aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Aside from this very desirable property there is growing evidence that Serrapeptase inhibits the build up of plaque in the arteries. Thus, it prevents atherosclerosis, arterial blockages, strokes and heart attacks. Unlike acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen and other NSAIDS, Serrapeptase does not cause stomach ulcers or gastrointestinal tract bleeding.

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 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. Look forward to seeing you!