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  • Resistant Starch - Why You Can't Get It From Diet Alone

    Starch 101 Too much fat, too much salt, and too much sugar: These usual suspects often come up when talking about how to improve your diet. The sug...
  • Cold and Flu Season – Natural Keys to Prevention

    The colder, shorter days of autumn and winter can make us more vulnerable to the viruses that cause colds and flu, including the rhinovirus (colds) and the influenza virus (flu). Let me help you stay well this season with some healthy lifestyle tips....
  • Fermented Foods – The Health Benefits

    Fermented foods undergo transformative actions by microorganisms (whether yeasts, bacteria, or molds, sometimes in combination with an enzyme, and often in the absence of oxygen). This process breaks down their carbohydrate or sugar components into either acetic or lactic acid or ethyl alcohol, and emitting carbon dioxide...
  • Strong Feet Make Healthy People

    Balance and mobility issues affect many people as we age, and can significantly impact quality of life. Fortunately, there are actions we can take...
  • 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.
  • Aromatherapy: What is an Ionizer?

    An ionizer is a device that produces ionization, especially one used to improve the quality of the air in a room. The Heavenly Scent air ionizer is...
  • Natural Allergy Solutions

    While most Winnipeggers are happy to have survived another winter, spring can make many allergy sufferers wish winter had stayed around a bit longer. With the annual awakening of vegetation that had been dormant or covered in snow, along come the most common seasonal allergies like hay fever…
  • Magnificent Magnesium – A critical co-factor for 300+ body reactions

    According to Bruce Ames, the famous professor of biochemistry...w e need a healthy diet and about 28 micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids) each day to slow down the aging process, keep our minds sharp, and help prevent DNA damage that can lead to the diseases of aging, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune system dysfunction, dementia and cataracts...
  • The Blue Light Switch for Improved Sleep

    Exciting new research has helped thousands of people improve their sleep quality, reduce their dependence on dangerous drugs, and restore the important phases of sleep that are critical to mental and physical health.
  • Natural Solutions for Tendonitis and Inflammation

    As we age, feeling some effects of arthritis and inflammation is common. Joint pain and tendonitis may be part of getting older, but there are eff...
  • kybun Mat Reviews

    He now uses a standing desk in combination with the soft, springy and elastic kybun mat. This keeps his body moving. Kempter believes that his posture has noticeably improved and that these micro-movements keep him physically and mentally healthy. His new workplace setup has also greatly alleviated his back pain.
  • Reduce Pain and Inflammation with Natural Topical Analgesics

    Seeking relief from pain is a common problem, making topical pain relief solutions a popular department in pharmacies and health food stores. Also ...
  • Whiplash Treatment and TPR20

    Dr. Brad Young TPR 20 is one of the most important tools I use to help patients suffering from injuries associated with whiplash. It is a simple an...
  • TPR 20 Compared to Bengay, Tiger Balm, Icy Hot, and Biofreeze

    Dr. Brad Young As a chiropractor I deal with pain every day as patients consistently complain of one form of pain or another. Many have taken the m...
  • 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...
  • About the kybun Cirrus and Tropo Soles: Even More Comfortable to Wear

    The lower-profile 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 Footwear 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.
  • 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 …
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