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  • Grounding – The Missing Element to Healing Autoimmunity?

    Our disconnection from the virtually infinite and accessible storehouse of electrons at the earth's surface is an overlooked cause of autoimmune disease. Revolutionary research is uncovering that physical contact with the ground provisions free radical-neutralizing electrons...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PPD and Toluene-2,5 Diamine Sulfate: 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...
  • Garlic Benefits for the Immune System

    The immune system is the major system in the body that protects against foreign substances such as microorganisms. As a component of the immune system, the gastrointestinal tract, or GI tract, plays an important role in the body's immune response to foreign substances...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Sarcopenia – Reducing Frailty and Improving Quality of Life

    Sarcopenia is the gradual age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. This condition can affect our ability to perform daily tasks, increase the risk of disease, and decrease our life span....