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  • The Benefits of Curcumin

    Curcumin is one of the main bioactive molecules found in the root of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa), a spice commonly used in South Asian cuisi...
  • 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...
  • pureWash Pro Laundry System Video

    Nothing quite feels like the satisfaction of freshly clean clothes. Maybe it's the smell or the feel, or maybe it's because they're more than just...
  • 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.
  • Liquid Wild Oil of Oregano: A Comparison

    BEST VALUE: Enerex Black Oregano with 32% total carvacrol concentration and black cumin seed oil as a carrier. The active ingredient that provides...
  • Brain Food – Dietary Principles to Help Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Hormones are chemicals produced by our endocrine glands to control and regulate behavioural and physiological activities. Insulin, leptin and ghrelin are hormones that play an important role in brain function and appetite control. By understanding how to control these hormones through diet, we can help to naturally improve cognitive function, with the added benefit of weight loss...
  • Help Stop Those Senior Moments Before They Start

    As we age, one of the diseases we fear the most is dementia. Thankfully, promising new research shows proven methods of preventing, and possibly even reversing this condition. Dementia describes a variety of symptoms, including memory loss, but it can also affect language and motor skills, intellectual functions, and our ability to make sound judgements...
  • Purica: Nature, Science, and You – The Purica Story (Video)

    It all began with horses and ballet dancers. When Jason Watkin was in Europe working with the Royal Dutch and other ballet companies, the dancers were often suffering from injuries and ill health, and they needed to recover quickly. Working to help aid this process, he discovered the power of the effective and natural supplement...
  • Naturally Freshen Your Indoor Air

    Realtors know that it is easier to sell a home if someone has been baking bread in the oven prior to a viewing....We feel that natural citrus and essential oil products are the next best thing, as they can bring a warm, wonderful, and inviting atmosphere into your home, car or office...
  • Inadequate Testing of Municipal Drinking Water

    You might think that your municipal water is completely safe because the city tests for and filter out or otherwise treat all health-threatening pollutants, but a recent CBC investigation revealed that is not always the case. Although there are national Health Canada guidelines for testing water quality which enumerate 75 separate things to test for, these guidelines are voluntary...
  • Interstitial Cystitis Natural Treatment Program

    Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a health condition that involves a variety of factors (i.e., it is multifactorial): it may be caused either by multiple genetic or environmental factors, or by a combination of them. It is a significant problem for women, as about 90% of IC patients are female. The onset normally occurs in middle age...
  • Mattress Selection – How to Choose a Healthy Mattress

    Like proper nutrition and exercise, sleep is essential to feeling your best. Choosing the right mattress is a great start to healthy sleep, but with so many choices, the task of selecting a new mattress can be overwhelming. We offer these tips to help you make the best decision...
  • The Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

    The milk thistle plant has been used as a medicinal agent for many centuries and is still a popular supplement today particularly for those who suffer from liver related disorders. But does milk thistle actually have benefit against liver related problems and can it help to protect the liver from injury? Most of all, is this popular supplement safe?
  • Sitram Cybernox Cookware (Video)

    Sitram, a commercial manufacturer of cookware in France, offers a premium line: Cybernox, with a stick-resistant surface that is 10 times harder than steel, with a lifetime warranty, even for commercial use...[which] uses a stainless alloy originally developed for the nose cones of French rockets...
  • Helicobacter Pylori – why it can be a problem

    High levels of helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori), a gastric (stomach) bacteria, are often associated with GERD (heartburn), as well as stomach ulcers and stomach cancer, and research is now finding a strong link between H. Pylori and GERD....

  • Guidelines for Purchasing an Air Purifier

    Shopping for an air purifier can be challenging, as there are so many brands, and often many models within each brand. HEPA Filtration - Particles: If you are purchasing an air purifier because you have allergies or are reacting to dust, pollen, mold, dust mites,...
  • 11 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Belongs in Your Pantry

    Bonnie Conrad You may already stock apple cider vinegar in your pantry and use it in your favourite recipes, but there are many other reasons to ke...
  • 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.
  • Vitamins and their Food Sources – A Comprehensive Guide

    Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential for the human body to function properly. Vitamin deficiency can lead to disease and serious health problems, particularly where there is inadequate vitamin intake over a long period of time. The human body is unable to synthesize adequate amounts of vitamins...
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