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Health Articles - Aviva Natural Health Solutions

  • Lowering Your Risk of Cancer

    What we eat, weigh, and expose our body to can all influence our health, as can sleep, exercise, and stress. The typical Western diet often incorporates exposure to many risk factors including overconsumption of sugar as well as refined, processed, and preserved foods...
  • Maintaining Oral Health Naturally

    The Importance of a Good Oral Health Routine This article was featured in the Manitoba Post as part of a series on Lowering Your Risk of Cancer Inf...
  • Say YES to NOOTROPICS to Boost Brain Function

    The classification of supplements designed to improve cognition and memory, while facilitating learning, are called ‘nootropics’. The word was created by Romanian physician Corneliu E. Giurgea, by combining the Latin words nous (mind) and trepein (to bend)...
  • Health Articles by Nathan Zassman – Archive

    Nathan Zassman is a trained nutrition practitioner and the owner of Aviva Natural Health Solutions...he has studied with many well known physicians who specialize in a nutritional approach to health and healing, and is experienced in providing comprehensive, personalized health improvement programs.
  • Boosting Good Gut Microflora

    I recommend eating fermented foods which are naturally high in probiotics including kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, and kefir. To further boost the benefits of probiotics, eat foods high in indigestible soluble and insoluble fibre. The fibre acts as a "prebiotic" that feeds the probiotic bacteria...
  • Recommended Sizing for some kybun Footwear with "Slim Fit" Soles

    For these, the standard kybun table is likely still fine for narrow feet, but for wider feet, some retailers advise that you should probably go either a half or a full size higher than that, depending on which part of your foot is widest...
  • Winnipeg's Kitchen Store – Everything for Healthy Living at Aviva

    Aviva is proud to offer some of the finest kitchen and cookware products available in Canada. As one of Winnipeg’s premier kitchen stores, we provide a range of professional quality products and small appliances for use in restaurants, bakeries, and your home.
  • About the kybun Cirrus Sole: Even More Comfortable to Wear

    The Cirrus sole still has a springy "walk on air" effect produced by a honeycomb structure which creates an air cushion between the feet and ground -- but less so, by design. They also have less of a rolling action than the original Comfort Soles...
  • Fix Your Sinus Problems Naturally in 3 Easy Steps

    A client visited me a few months ago complaining of persistent sinus problems. With headaches and a constantly stuffy nose, his issues were not only keeping him up at night, but his disrupted breathing and snoring was making it difficult for his wife to …
  • Recommended Sizing for the kybun Shoe Models with Wide Soles

    kybun's general advice is to actually measure the length of your foot and use their look-up table to determine which size you need, rather than just going by your usual choices. In some cases, you may find it is a half or even a full U.S. size smaller than you are accustomed to, but it will be a comfortable fit, nevertheless.
  • Joya Shoe Technology and Sizing Information

    The softest shoe in the world enables comfortable walking and supports a natural sequence of movements. The soft and elastic material and design of the patented Joya shoe brings about optimal pressure distribution under the sole of the foot when walking and standing, meaning that high pressure point loads are avoided.
  • The Hidden Dangers of Popular Painkillers

    Despite their widespread use, many people remain unaware of the potential side effects of popular painkillers.... There are prescription medications, over-the-counter products, and natural remedies with analgesic properties. All can be effective, but the use of pharmaceuticals can have serious consequences
  • The Healing Properties of Tea

    For many decades, tea was criticized for its role as a stimulant, albeit, a mild one. But in recent years, studies have shown that tea has many health-related benefits. From green tea to black, tea-lovers may have more to celebrate about their beverage of choice.
  • Eating Well to Breathe Easier

    Although you may take medications to aid your breathing or you may receive oxygen therapy, you shouldn't forget the importance of a diet rich in nutrients known to protect your lungs. Read on to discover the important role that each food groups plays in preserving the health of your lungs.
  • Nutritional Supplements: Necessary or Dangerous?

    Stories about health and nutrition are a regular part of the daily news cycle. Controversy generates attention; sensational reports that provoke an emotional response or challenge conventional wisdom boost website traffic for publishers. It’s not hard to find conflicting stories on many health-related topics, but it is important …
  • How Flexibility and Balance Can Help Fight Aging

    Last month I discussed how exercise, supplements, and special footwear can rebuild knee cartilage and reduce joint pain. In addition to exercise, there are approaches one can take to help prevent the calcification of joints that contributes to back, hip, and muscle pain. It is important to maintain mobility, stretch regularly, and avoid sitting statically for long periods of time.
  • Aging and Arthritis: Maintaining Joint Health Naturally

    Joint health increasingly becomes a concern as we age, as degenerative joint disease can impact our quality of life. While the benefits of aerobic exercise are widely appreciated, many don’t realize that our joints require regular resistance exercise to remain in good health....
  • Natural Solutions for Hypertension

    Hypertension (the medical term for high blood pressure) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. It affects about 1 billion people worldwide and results in over 7 million deaths per year. Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure...
  • Manage Diabetes and Lose Weight Permanently with Intermittent Fasting

    Being overweight is associated with a wide variety of health problems, from common killers including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to chronic conditions like diabetes, osteoarthritis, gout, and kidney disease. Excess weight can contribute to sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, pregnancy problems, and dementia. Most people already understand …
  • kybun Customer Testimonials – How kybun Shoes Can Help Common Conditions

    How kybun Can Help with a Variety of Health Conditions: The following videos prepared by Kybun present actual customers or first time users describing in their own words how kybunt shoes helped with their health issue, mobility problem, or favoured activity.
  • New Year's Resolutions for a Healthier 2018

    The holiday season often comes with an over-indulgence of food and drink. Many people seek wellness advice after the holidays, as the arrival of a new year can provide a great opportunity to reset and establish better health habits. Some of the most common questions I hear after the holidays are about weight loss, cleansing, and detoxification…