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  • 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 Reviews – 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 kybun shoes helped with their health issue, mobility problem, or favourite activities.
  • 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…
  • Feeling Down? Beat the Winter Blues – Naturally

    After moving to New York from South Africa to complete his residency in psychiatry, Dr. Norman Rosenthal began experiencing lethargy and mood changes in the fall and winter months, but when summer arrived, he noticed these issues vanished. As a result, he began to study mood and its relationship to circadian rhythms...
  • Light Therapy – Frequently Asked Questions

    Light therapy involves daily, scheduled exposure to intense levels of artificial light in order to regulate seasonal mood swings, improve sleeping patterns, and produce a general sense of well-being. According to medical researchers, the fluorescent light box is the preferred device for light therapy, with a recommended starting dose …
  • Music Medicine – Sound At A Cellular Level

    How does music as sound and vibration impact your body and brain? Dr. Lee Bartel explores how sound can stimulate cells in your body and brain to reduce the impact of Fibromyalgia pain, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, and even increase blood flow.
  • Say Yes to NO – the Miracle Molecule

    When I founded Aviva Natural Health Solutions eighteen years ago, my primary focus was to offer research-based dietary, supplement, exercise and lifestyle recommendations that could help people achieve optimum health...
  • Natural and Effective Back and Joint Pain Solutions

    As a health and wellness writer and researcher, I've learned that the process of finding solutions to address my own physical problems has helped me discover the most effective tools and best strategies to help anyone struggling with pain. The experience I've had dealing with my own aches and pains has given me tremendous insight into how to help others stay pain-free and active...
  • What Makes Neo40 So Unique?

    Dr. Nathan Bryan – Video Transcription What makes Neo40 unique? This technology we developed does two things: It generates authentic nitric oxide ...
  • Do It Yourself Projects – Tools and Materials

    Whether you’re a beginner DIY-er or you’re just looking for some new tools to add to your collection, we have something for everyone! We can help take you from creating your products to packaging them for personal use or even for sale...
  • Natural Treatment for Broken Bones and Osteoporosis

    This 16-step program has helped many of my clients with broken bones heal very quickly, and is also a fabulous solution for those interested in a natural supplement program for osteoporosis, although the effective treatment for osteoporosis also includes an exercise program, as weight bearing exercise is critical to building bone mineral density...
  • PPD and Toluene-2,5 Diamine Sulfate in Hair Dye - What's the Difference?

    If you're looking into switching to a safer, more natural hair colour product, you're likely to encounter references to the chemical compound p-Phenylenediamine (often abbreviated PPD). PPD is commonly used in many traditional and 'natural' hair colour formulas. It is also the primary cause of allergic reactions in hair colourings...
  • Bottoms Up – The Health and Wellness Benefits of Alcohol

    Over 40 years of research and 100 published studies have shown that consistent, moderate consumption of alcohol can have a number of health benefits. The guidelines outlined in most health-related studies generally cite…
  • Improving Health by Reducing Inflammation

    Inflammation is part of the body's natural protective process, a response to potential threats. Chemicals are produced that promote healing in response to an injury, or exposure to allergens or infection. Characterized by redness, painful or stiff joints, or swollen tonsils, inflammation is a component of our immune defense system that...
  • Orthaheel Orthotics – Biomechanically Designed Technology

    Orthaheel helps relieve heel and foot pain with podiatrist-designed technology which is supported by science, and proven by customer satisfaction. Five Orthaheel models are available here at Aviva, in a variety of sizes and lengths suitable for either men or women...
  • New Year's Resolutions for a Healthier 2017

    Along with the merriment of seasonal dinners and holiday celebrations often comes 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...
  • Urinary Tract Infections – Natural Approaches to Treating UTIs

    Each year, millions develop urinary tract infections, causing the urinary tract tissues to become swollen and irritated, which can partially obstruct the normal flow of urine, making urination painful and difficult...
  • Vitamix Blenders FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What can you make with a full-size Vitamix? A: All kinds of things: it’s like a blender, a food processor, and even a cooker all in one, enabling you to prepare smoothies, juices, nut butters, milks (from grains, seeds or coconut), dips and spreads, soups, frozen desserts, chopped fruits or salads, dressings, batters, flours, and purées or thicker sauces...
  • Natural Solutions for Tinnitus Relief

    Cases of tinnitus, the medical term for “ringing in the ears,” appear to be an increasingly prevalent problem these days. The symptoms of tinnitus can be intermittent or constant, and may include sound misperception, hissing, ringing, buzzing, or pulsing when no actual sound exists...
  • Himalaya Herbal Healthcare: The Power of Ayurvedic Medicine

    Originating in India over 4,000 years ago, the word “Ayurveda” is the combination of the Sanskrit words “ayur” (life) and “veda” (science); therefore, its translation means “the science of life”...
  • The Brain Benefits of Superfoods and Stomach Acid

    If you suffer from bloating, belching, heartburn, flatulence or discomfort after eating, it could be due to low levels of stomach acid. As we age, a natural reduction of stomach acid is a fairly common experience, and low levels are associated with a wide range of health concerns including digestive problems, cognitive issues, and even depression …
  • Brain Food: Help Reduce Inflammation and Boost Brain Function

    Last month's entry..outlined the brain health benefits of controlling the hormones insulin, ghrelin, and leptin.... There are many other factors that contribute to keeping our brains healthy, including making dietary choices that provide key micronutrients, balance essential fatty acids, and reduce inflammation...
  • LipoFlavonoid – Supplement Evaluation

    LipoFlavonoid is frequently recommended by some health practitioners as a natural product to help alleviate tinnitus symptoms; however, I have not seen any published clinical trials that support this practice.
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