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Posted: 03/30/2017 Submitted by: Ali Raizman
My name is Ali Raizman. I am a Chiropractor in practice for 36 years.
I have called Nathan Zassman on numerous occasions to help me with difficult cases, as well as special situations involving the health of myself and my family.
Nathan is extremely well read, educated, and knowledgeable.
He is most generous with his time and is more than willing to go out of his way to help others maintain and regain health.
Nathan has suggested Regulat which both my wife and I take daily.
Regulat is a fermented product which has helped with stomach and digestive issues. I have found it particularly helpful to boost my immune system.
Nathan has a clear mission in life which is to help others in need.
He does it extremely well.
Posted: 02/11/2015 Submitted by: Ashley Girard
Topic: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Treatment
I wanted to e-mail to say thank you for putting out such an excellent well researched article on Interstitial Cystitis. I am a fourth year student at the Naturopathic school in Toronto, I unfortunately developed IC a year and a half ago. I poured myself into researching and using all my knowledge plus trial and error, and within a year I fixed my IC. It's my plan to partially focus in this area as an ND, other NDs are not doing a great job with it because it is a complex chronic condition. I wish I had found your article sooner, it took me a year to piece together much of what is there. If I am ever in Manitoba I would love to stop by your store to shake your hand, I'm sure others have found this and benefited immensely.
Posted: 09/08/2014 Submitted by: Garry Walsh
Topic: Heavenly Scent Diffuser
I sent a rude complaint to Aviva about the my essential oil diffuser's ineffective performance. Got a callback from the president of the company. He was genuinely concerned and was willing to refund my money and pay for shipping. After a discussion it was obvious I hadn't read the instructions. Turns out I was wrong. My diffuser works just fine. Hard to get that kind of service these days. Aviva has gained a loyal customer.
Posted: 12/07/2013 Submitted by: Aly Boltman
Topic: Ball Chair
Got my ball chair today and I love it. Thank you! And I really appreciated the time you took to speak with me the other day. Speaking to the owner of a company personally when you call to order a product is really refreshing!
Owen Sound, ON
Posted: 07/11/2012 Submitted by: M. Simkin
Topic: New Store on St. James St.
Sept. 2010 -- We visited the new Aviva store on St. James St. in Winnipeg. What a great space. The whole product line - health foods, MBT shoes, appliances, sleep sets - is all well-displayed in a very open and inviting setting. The owner, Nathan Zassman, is very knowledeable about his whole product line, and he and all his staff are super-helpful. We've been shopping at Aviva for a few years, but this new store is just great. We had a really good shopping experience, and learned lots as well!
M. Simkin, Winnipeg MB
Posted: 09/07/2011 Submitted by: Anonymous
This is the fourth time I've shopped with Aviva, and I must say that they outdo themselves each and every time. Just received the item, and even though I've only had it for a week, I haven't had any problems. Excellent products, excellent service, excellent prices. (But as a bred and born Winnipegger, I'm not surprised!)
Posted: 03/16/2011 Submitted by: Jean-Claude Blouin
Very good service and fast shipping. Thank You.
Would do business with you anytime.
- Jean-Claude Blouin, Quebec
Posted: 10/15/2010 Submitted by: B. Sandulak
Topic: Aviva: The bottom line source for health solutions
Aviva has truly been the one stop bottom line source for all of my health solution needs. I have been a customer for many years and have benefited greatly from the evidence based advice I have received from Nathan and his great staff. He has helped me to sort through all of the confusion that I used to encounter when seeking natural products to improve my health and wellness. Nathan is extremely knowledgeable about the products he offers and in the true spirit of a healthcare provider, he looks forward to helping everyone who enters his store. His new healthcare super centre now provides all consumers with a one stop shop for all of their health and wellness needs. Whether looking for evidence based advice on health and healthy living, supplements, ergonomically designed furniture, beds, cookware, appliances or leading edge footware his new store is the place to find it. Thanks again Nathan to you and your staff for all of your assistance over the years.
B. Sandulak, Winnipeg, Mb.
Posted: 10/08/2010 Submitted by: anonymous
“Knowing” and “doing” are separate, but related, issues. Through news reports and other media we hear stories that suggest how to take care of ourselves. But when such issues are raised, the practical question is: How do we proceed? For example, how much vitamin D do you need, and what type? What sort of water filtration is optimal? What research evidence is there for various sleep deprivation remedies? The list goes on. My experience confirms that Nathan Zassman and his new Aviva store are the place where knowing and doing about healthful living come together. Nathan does a great service by providing consumers with evidence-based interventions; allowing us to neither waste our money on false promotions or, worse, do ourselves unanticipated harm. Moreover, the wonderful new Aviva store contains only the best quality products and devices, so one has complete confidence in purchases. In a world where the growing demand for knowledge about health is being met with an oversupply of dubious advice and questionable goods, Aviva is a nourishing oasis for rejuvenation.
L.W. Roberts, Ph.D.
Posted: 08/02/2010 Submitted by: Kelley, St. John's, NL
Topic: Platinum Naturals - Easy Iron
I have a mild case of anemia, but I also feel very strongly about giving blood; however, because of the anemia I am able to donate only every two or three attempts. I have tried all the usual iron pills available from a drug store, none have ever upset my system but I also have never felt that I absorbed them that well. Platinum Naturals Easy Iron seems to have addressed this issue as I have donated more consistently since using this product. As with the conventional iron pills the Platinum product has never upset my system in any way. I will continue to use the Easy Iron.
Kelley, St. John's, NL
Posted: 02/26/2010 Submitted by: Eric Johannson
Topic: Green Food
I visited your store a couple of weeks ago and purchased some green food supplements from you. I just wanted to say thanks for everything when I get up in the morning I do not even need coffee anymore after having a couple of spoonfuls in a glass of water!
Posted: 10/21/2009 Submitted by: Tamara Barber
Topic: Blueair Items Received!
Just a quick note to let you know I recieved my Blue Air 450E plus the extra filters this morning! Extremely fast shipping and am very very pleased with this unit's noise level....... next to no noise~! Hopefully it will serve our needs very well. Thank you for a terrific buying experience!!!! Best Regards Tamara Barber
Posted: 10/14/2009 Submitted by: anonymous
Topic: Totaly Impressed !!!
Wow.. just wow. I ordered a pair of MBT shoes in the wrong size, my mistake. So I call customer service to change the size on the order and he asks about my shoe width? duh.. He then tells me that the shoe won`t be sized for my foot and that the order should be cancelled. Talk about customer service!! ... just like the olden days ... I`d shop AVIVA anytime.
Posted: 08/18/2009 Submitted by: Susan E.F.
Topic: Natura Bed
Our new bed has arrived in Saskatoon and was well worth the wait. I am sleeping without pain and wake up refreshed. Thanks for your time and service in town, on the phone and over the waiting period. We are very happy with the bed.
Posted: 08/12/2009 Submitted by: Stephanie R.
I posted my order on a Tuesday... and got it the next Monday. Incredibly fast shipping, no fuss. Greatly packaged, not one dot of damage... I am very impressed with this website's service and will absolutely recommend it to anyone.
Posted: 06/24/2009 Submitted by: S. Boulet
I'm taking Curecumin and I feel better. The reserach and the reading about it has given me so much hope.
Posted: 05/21/2009 Submitted by: Sylvia
Topic: MBT Shoes and Customer Service
I ordered a pair of MBT shoes for my husband and myself and they are wonderful. The fit perfect, and thanks to all of your reviews, going up a half size from your normal size was perfect. I love the way they correct bad posture.. I'm looking forward to the all the benefits they provide from wearing them. The customer service was tops. I was so surprised and delighted to get a phone call regarding our order and then to have it all arrive so soon was great. Thanks to all you folks at Aviva. Sylvia
Posted: 05/13/2009 Submitted by: Kathy - Williams Lake, BC
Topic: Customer Service
MANY thanks to Nathan for all his great help, wisdom and humour! I bought 2 Fit Ball Chairs and they were shipped right away. Only 2 business days and they were here! The chairs are awesome but the big thing I wanted to comment on was the customer service. It was personal, helpful and very quick. I'll definitely be recommending Aviva to others and will purchase from you again! Plus, the free shipping in Canada is a huge bonus!!! THANKS A MILLION!!
Posted: 05/04/2009 Submitted by: Penny Margolis
We wanted to let you know how much we're enjoying the new Breville Compact Chrome juicer we bought from you last month as a refurbished sale item. This has to be the best value available on a quality juicer; especially one that is so attractive.
We even think it makes a nicer, cleaner juice than our old Champion. Because of the width of the feeder tube, the vegetables and fruit don't have to be cut up into small pieces but can, in many cases, be inserted whole. And because of the depth of the feeder tube, bits and pieces don't come flying out as they sometimes tend to do with other machines. Juicing is, as a result, much quicker and cleaner with the Breville than with other juicers we've used over the years. So thank you again!
Posted: 04/29/2009 Submitted by: Debra
Topic: A. Vogel Menopause Feminine Tablets
I have been using A. Vogel Menopause Feminine tablets for around four months and have found them to be amazing in easing the symptoms of hot flashed. I have finally been able to sleep throughout the night and feel refreshed in the morning instead of exhausted the next day. Before using A. Vogel Menopause Feminine tablets I would get out of bed in the morning and think I could hardly wait to do the sleep that night --- until I remembered the hot flashes! I also like the fact that it is an all natural products and don’t have to worry about what kind of side effects I would possibly have taking medication. I have already told two of my friends about this product and they have had great results.
Posted: 04/29/2009 Submitted by:
Topic: Turbo FlavorWave
I am amazed at how quickly I received my Turbo FlavorWave. I had seen it advertised on TV while on a business trip in Edmonton. I was really impressed and ordered my machine on Sunday. Today is Wednesday and I'm now the proud owner of the Turbo FlavorWave!
Posted: 04/22/2009 Submitted by: Sandra McMullen
Topic: So happy we have you in Winnipeg...
I am writing because I am delighted with your recommendation for Sewanti (Ayurvedic Series) Triphala Plus. I have taken it faithfully for approximately three weeks and there is no doubt that the results are solely attributable to this product. Within the first 48 hours, I experienced a marked reduction in what had been chronic stomach pain. I have had upper GI tests, on more than one occasion with no diagnosis other than the observation of 'rapid emptying'. Aside from the pain relief, I feel better overall... I am more energetic, yet oddly, calmer, and my stamina seems to have improved. I also purchased the bulk Triphala powder, which I will start when I have finished the Sewanti capsules.
Again, thank you for the advice. Here's to wellness and simply feeling great,
Posted: 03/20/2009 Submitted by: Patrice
Topic: Urban Rebounder
Hi! I'm delighted to report that my rebounder has already arrived. I'm so impressed with your exceptional service that I wanted to share my experience on your message board. I ordered a rebounder from you online on March 18, after a really helpful discussion with one of your staff. I was amazed and delighted to discover that you didn't charge shipping from Winnipeg to Edmonton. And now I'm astounded to report that my rebounder arrived today, March 20th. What exceptional service! Thank you so much.
Posted: 01/21/2009 Submitted by:
Topic: IQ Air Purifier
I bought an IQ Air Purifier about 8 months ago from Aviva. We were thrilled when it arrived at our house only 3 or 4 days after ordering. We have also been thrilled with the product. The new home smell of our brand new house disappeared within only a couple days of starting its use, and this winter we have noticed that we have had significantly fewer colds. A great product from a reliable company. Thanks.
Posted: 12/30/2008 Submitted by: Tyson Cormack
Topic: MBT Shoes
I bought my first pair of MBT shoes in October of 2007. I am buying my 2nd pair in Dec 2008. I have arthritis in my right knee and I was unable to walk for any great distance, now my life is changed. The best $360 I have ever spent.
Posted: 10/14/2008 Submitted by: Dawn Ward
Just want to let you know I received my rebounder and absolutely love it. I even had 2 of my clients order one.
Posted: 08/15/2008 Submitted by: M. Berwin
Topic: Interstitial Cystitis
Just want to say thank you for your comprehensive article on interstitial cystitis. It was dated 2006, but it is the best work i've ever read on the subject. Your advice on treating IC has literally put me into remission. i cannot believe it, and felt that i should write to thank you. It's better advice than i got from any big New York City urologist. I've been in remission for 5 months now.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
M. Berwin, NYC
Posted: 08/01/2008 Submitted by: Aylwin
Topic: Rainshowr Bath Ball
Thank you so much for your very quick shipping, and for being the only distributor for the Rainshow'r Crystal Bath Ball in Canada that I could find! Ordinary chlorine filters do not work because of the particulate in the water, so this was the only affordable solution for getting that chlorine out for me. I am chemically sensitive and allergic to chlorine, and I was only having sponge baths and waiting for that bath ball to appear! I'm thrilled to say that it works wonderfully, and is also portable should I ever travel. I was very happy to find your site and will "visit" again when I'm looking for other healthy products, so wonderful to be able to order & receive from Canada!
Posted: 07/17/2008 Submitted by: Ray Hanslip
I’m a (marathon) runner who’s completed a number of full marathons, including the Boston Marathon, and several half marathons. I also have a problem with fluctuating blood sugar levels. I would experience these low and high spikes which would often bag me midway through the marathon, thus requiring me to rest, recover, and then soldier on the remainder of the way.
This year during the Manitoba ½ Marathon my experience was much different - and a very pleasant surprise.
On the morning of the race I sprinkled some Panachia on my pre-race meal of porridge. After the start horn, I was off and before long approaching the 7 mile mark, a spot where I had anticipated stopping for a rest. However, to my surprise, I still felt strong - almost a second wind feeling. There were no sugar spikes/lows to hamper my run.
The promo pamphlet claimed Panachia would balance out my blood sugars - no lows, no highs. I must say I’m sold on this product. Finishing this ½ marathon without any midway fatigue tells me this product really works! A huge thank you to Nathan and the folks at Aviva for this great "running food".
Posted: 04/14/2008 Submitted by: Omer Aziz
I just wanted to let you know that I did some research on the web and found that the IQAir HealthPro Plus is the air purifying machine I would like to get.
Unfortunately I had trouble finding anyone in the Ottawa area who sells the unit. I could only find one dealer and they said it would take at least two weeks for them to get one shipped to Ottawa.
I came across your website and decided to call to see if you would be able to send one. The person on the phone Kasia was extremely helpful. She answered all of my questions and put in the order on Thursday and it is Monday and I am the proud owner of a new unit!!
Your service was great and I found your prices to be very reasonable. Thanks again and I look forward to doing more business with you.
Posted: 04/08/2008 Submitted by: Ann Payne
I am doing very well with my High Black MBTs and with the Barefoot Science Therapeutic Insoles. Changes in my work life require me to do much more walking and I am so glad that I have these helpers in my walking life! Thanks for your help.
- Ann Payne
Posted: 03/19/2008 Submitted by: Kat
Topic: Fast shipping!
I was very impressed with the fast process of shipping and the excellent packaging of the item I had purchased. Thank you Aviva. I will definately be using your company again. Kat.
Posted: 03/17/2008 Submitted by: Sue
Topic: Hair Color
Many, Many, thanks for your safe hair color, I thought I could never color my hair again after having a very severe allergic reaction that put me in the hospital for a week. No more grey hair for me. Wonderful product. Sue
Posted: 01/23/2008 Submitted by: anonymous
Topic: MATCHA TEA
I placed the order and received it 3 days later. Awesome service, guys. Keep up the good work. I will order from you again. Thank you.
Posted: 01/01/2008 Submitted by: Barb DeLutis, RN, MSN
As a visiting nurse, I deal with many patients who come out of the hospital with urinary tract and GI infections. The typical plan of treatment is to prescribe powerful antibiotics in hope that the infection will be resolved.
Often times, these infections (MRSA, C Diff) are resistant to the medications and require multiple courses of antibiotics that are debilitating for patients to endure.
Since many of these patients have badly depleted immune systems, their chances of recovering completing are often diminished greatly.
After caring for a fair number of these patients, I began to realize that the antibiotics were not the best choice to eradicate the infection. I spoke with a gentleman who has 25 years experience in the healing arts to ask for his advice.
He recommended the use of Agrumax. Because of its broad spectrum effectiveness against bacteria, fungus, and viruses as well as its compatibility with most drugs, it appeared to be a great solution.
I have had one woman who has multisystem atrophy with a tracheostomy and foley catheter. She had been suffering from multiple UTI's. Since being on Agrumax for the past 2 years, she has been free of any further infections.
Another patient had diarrhea for 3 years and was continually on antibiotics without success. Once she began on Agrumax, her symptoms decreased significantly and eventually stopped. The quality of life improved greatly for both these patients as a direct result of using Agrumax.
Barb DeLutis, RN, MSN
Posted: 12/20/2007 Submitted by: The MacPherson's
Topic: Matcha Tea
I would like to express my thank's to you for your prompt service. My order for Matcha Tea was placed Dec.10 and we received it on the 18th of Dec! Fantastic as we live in a remote community on the west coast of B.C. Just in time for Christmas!*** Health, Peace & Happiness, The MacPherson's
Posted: 10/30/2007 Submitted by: Barb
Topic: Thank you
Thank you for the most awesome service I have ever received from anyone.
I left a message with your service and received a call within hours. I received my order which was placed yesterday morning (Mon) at noon today (that's 24 hours). Just testing the light this evening and am hoping it is exactly what I need. Thank you very much.
Posted: 09/21/2007 Submitted by: Val
Topic: Thank you!
I've got a pretty powerful imagination and have used creative visualization extensively. Still and all, imagine my surprise when my arthritis pain is decreased by 50% after taking only 4 teaspoons of the fish oil I ordered from Aviva.
That said, it's a darn fine thing that it works so well....it tastes yucky!!! Never mind, I still appreciate your advice - you obviously know what you're talking about. I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Aviva.
Thanks ever so much.
Posted: 09/20/2007 Submitted by: Angela Niemi-Ouellet
Good morning. I just wanted to let you know that I received my order yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it came! I only ordered it last Thursday and it took less than a week--very impressive. I am also pleased with the products I ordered.
You can be sure that I will be a repeat customer. Thank you and have a great day.
Posted: 09/17/2007 Submitted by: Jack Richard
Just a word or three to express my gratitude to the Aviva Company for having supplied me with what turned out to be the Very Very Best Irritable Bowel Soother as far as I'm concerned - namely, the capsules called "Intestinal Bowel Soother" made by Renew-Life and marketed by the folks at Aviva.
Allow me a few minutes to tell all of you cramps & diarrhea sufferers out there how bad and miserable I was for over one year until I found these IBS capsules recommended by Aviva. Following a difficult period in my life (all of us get these bad periods at one time or another) I started to have abdominal cramps and diarrhea. After a few weeks of suffering from these pesky conditions, it seemed like the sensible thing to do to consult a physician specialized in gastro-intestinal disorders. I did. The usual battery of 'tests' was imposed on me - Blood tests - Feces Analyses - Ultra-Sound - CT-Scan - Magnetic Resonance (MRI) - etc. And what did all of the tests and checks reveal? Nothing. According to the medicos, there was nothing wrong with my guts. Well, all fine and dandy but why the diarrhea and the cramps? Must be "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" I was told. Can you prescribe something to ease the condition and/or alleviate the cramps? Not really, try aspirins. (!?!)
I stopped short when a 'colonoscopy' was suggested. I did so for 2 reasons of which I was well aware since my wife has been employed in a hospital for the past 27 years: First, colonoscopies are the latest fad (read that 'craze') - everyone over 50 (according to medical wisdom) should have it done every so many years and... Second, the 'protocol' involved in this procedure is certainly no boon for sufferers of Diarrhea & Cramps.
Picture this: You're already going to the john 3 to 6 times daily and your belly feels like it's losing the battle that is going on in there. Soooo, what do you HAVE to do to prepare for this "colonoscopy"? On the day preceding the one where you'll be 'checked' you must take a laxative (!!!) that is just about as powerful as a dose of Draino (just the thing for diarrhea sufferers wouln't you say?). And...you must also drink an 8-ounce glass of water every hour starting at noon until bedtime to flush you even 'cleaner' ! And...no supper. In fact, you're not allowed ANY liquid and/or food from the day before until the time when the 'colonoscopy' is to take place. What's a colonoscopy? Sticking a tube with a tiny camera at its business end into your rectum and funnelling it all the way through your large intestine - your 'colon' - after having injected you with some 'tranquilizer' so you won't feel to much 'discomfort'! I leave to your imagination how 'happy' must be the guts of someone suffering from intestinal irritation during that 24-hour 'draino-&-fast' preparation period followed by the 20-minute ordeal just described!!! Ask any sufferer who had one done. All of this to explain why I adamantly drew the line at undergoing a "colonoscopy".
Fine, but what to do next? Well, I inquired and narrowed down my options to two or three remedies vaunted to alleviate my condition. First, I tried capsules made by Bell Lifestyle Products; my condition got worse. I should have known since I had priorly tried their anti-allergy as well as their cholesterol management pills, both to no avail. So much for Bell Lifestyle Products.
Then, I heard of the people at Aviva and decided to give them a try. I ordered a one-month supply of their "Intestinal Bowel Soother" and started using it as recommended. Well, lo and behold, after just one week of taking that remedy, cramps were nearly gone and the diarrhea was rapidly diminishing. After two weeks, I was back to normal!!! No more cramps and normal stools. I was so delighted I felt like crying - after over one year of this debilitating condition (I had lost 15 pounds during that period of non-stop diarrhea and cramps) I had all but given up hope and, in fact, I had even suspected I was going to die! This took place about 3 months ago and I have since regained the weight lost as well as complete normal bowel health.
After I was through with that first 1-month supply, I promptly re-ordered a 6-month provision (just in case) of this extremely efficient IBS remedy from the folks at Aviva whom I have found to be most helpful and compassionate.
So, if anyone out there is suffering from similar problems and if all 'standard' tests have not detected any pathological disorder save for a verdict of "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" (which, if you think about it, is simply fancy jargon to state "We don't know what you've got") may I recommend that you contact the Aviva people whom I found very knowledgeable and helpful. If I have regained my health, it is entirely due to them and particularly to the owner Mr. Nathan Zassman a most understanding, friendly, and courteous gentleman.
I Owe A Million Thanks to that Fine Person and to his Staff of Great People.
Jack Richard - Montreal - Quebec - Canada
Posted: 09/17/2007 Submitted by: Saif
Topic: Autistic Child
My son aged 10 yrs old is an autistic child. We started giving him Glyconutrient Complex Caps and Super Phytoplankton for the last month and the result was excellent. We noticed lots of improvement in our son's communication, behaviour and concentration. These products are great - highly recommended
Posted: 09/04/2007 Submitted by: Chester Niziol
I received the products purchased from your company and I am particularly impressed with the Hydra Brush.
They have developed a product that is completely unique in its approach to the basic function of brushing teeth.
- Chester Niziol
Posted: 09/04/2007 Submitted by: Bev Zimmerman
I have been using the hair color, shampoo, conditioner and restructuring oil for the last couple of years and wouldn't use anything else now.
My hair is more soft and manageable and I like the fact that the ingredients are earth freidnly. Thanks for a great product!
Bev Zimmerman, Winnipeg, MB
Posted: 06/12/2007 Submitted by: Melissa, Montréal Qc
Topic: Ancient Secrets - Nasal Cleansing Pot
Thank you for the great service and I might add quick service, I ordered the Ancient Secrets Nasal Cleansing Pot three weeks ago and was told it was back order and that I would receive the product in a minimum of three weeks and it was right on time!
Melissa, Montréal Qc
Posted: 05/03/2007 Submitted by: Mike Lucas
Topic: Excellent service/product
I recently purchased the Aquasana shower filter on a Saturday, and am pleased to say that I received it the following Wednesday, only three business days after ordering the product. The Aquasana is an excellent filter. It was easy to install - literally in 5 minutes - and since using it I no longer have problems with redness on my face after showering. Thanks so much for getting the filter to me so quickly!
Posted: 05/03/2007 Submitted by: anonymous
Topic: Trophic Krill Oil
I have stopped taking prescription Micardis for high blood pressure after 2 months of 3 krill tabs daily. My blood pressure is 130-75 on a consistent basis. Dr. is very happy with results. I sleep better and feel that I am thinking more clearly. Excellent product.
- Winnipeg, MB
Posted: 04/16/2007 Submitted by: Debra Belcourt
I purchased Emergen-C (vitamin C) which works very well for me and is a wonderful product.
Debra Belcourt, Winnipeg MB
Posted: 03/27/2007 Submitted by: Lauren Tomczak
Topic: D-Mannose by AOR
I've tried D-Mannose by AOR Classic Series twice and have found it very beneficial. I have not had a urinary tract infection since I’ve started with AOR. It's easy to take by the spoonful and is great tasting.
- Lauren Tomczak Winnipeg, MB
Posted: 02/20/2007 Submitted by: Frank Goldberg
I was taking Ginkgo Biloba to prevent memory loss, but had to stop due to a minor surgical procedure, as my doctor felt it may increase risk of bleeding.
My surgery was a success, but I noticed a severe drop off in short term memory, including phone numbers, names, and recent details.
I went to visit Aviva Natural Health Solutions, and spoke with Nathan Zassman, who recommended Ortho Mind, by Advanced Orthomolecular Research. He told me that this was the best formula available, and combined a variety of vitamins and herbs all shown to improve cognition, based on the latest research.
Mr. Zassman told me it may take from six weeks to three months to notice a difference. Within two weeks, I noticed a drastic change.
On Nathan’s advice, I stopped using Ginkgo Biloba, as this formula contains Ginkgo, along with many other herbs and vitamins.
Now, Ortho-Mind is a regular part of my nutritional program. I feel this product has resulted in a significant improvement with regard to my ability to remember, plus I seem to have more energy and vitality. I am so impressed, I have recommended the product to my wife, who is also now receiving benefits from Ortho-Mind.
Frank Goldberg, CA
Posted: 02/19/2007 Submitted by: D. Simmons
Topic: MBTs on SALE!!!
I was shocked when I found some MBT shoes on sale at Aviva. I had searched long and hard all day on the internet and the shoes were the same price everywhere. I knew someone had to have a deal, so I kept searching and finally found Aviva. To my wonderful surprise the style I wanted was on sale! I will definitely return to Aviva in the future to check for more good deals.
Posted: 02/04/2007 Submitted by: Kari Nelson
Topic: Ball Chair
I just wanted to say thank-you and tell you how much I am appreciating the Aviva Ball Chair that I received recently. I received it about a month ago and have been feeling so much better ever since.
I was involved in a serious accident while horseback riding on September 2nd, 2006. I was off work for four months recovering from a fractured collar bone, four fractures in my back and three in my pelvis. As a health and safety professional, I know the importance of ergonomics and have a good chair, but just a few weeks after I returned to work, I started to feel worse aches and pains in my hips and pelvis. The muscles in my hips and pelvis were tightening up so much from sitting that my leg was shortening! They continued to get worse and I started to lose flexibility and movement in my pelvis and hips. One of my therapists suggested that I try a ball chair in order to keep my muscles active and moving through out the day. Within a few weeks of starting to use this chair, my therapist commented, “Wow! What a difference! What are you doing differently?” The range of motion in my hips increased from less than 90 degrees to full range and my leg stopped shortening. Just the simple act of sitting used to cause aches and pains from the pressure on my lower back, pelvis and hips. Now that my body is in motion all day and there is less pressure, I don’t have those aches and pains all day and night. Aside from the fact that my posture is better and my core is stronger, I’ve gotten rid of those nasty aches and pains that keep you up at night and for that I am thankful!
- Belle Plaine, SK
Posted: 02/01/2007 Submitted by: Beth Barrett, DVM
Topic: MBT Footwear vs Chung Shi footwear
I bought my first pair of MBTs 6 months ago and within a month of wearing them my chronic back pain had improved significantly- it felt great for the first time in years. On a work trip to Mexico in December, a client was so impressed when he tried on my MBT Klimas that he insisted on buying them from me! We could not find the MBT Klimas when I returned to Calgary, so I bought a pair of Chung Shi boots- a similar concept, but more of an angular sole, rather than the rolling sole of the MBT. Unfortunately, the sole is very slippery when wet, and I had several near falls on wet surfaces. I've since become really careful about where I wear them, and my back pain has returned. All of this led me to go searching for my MBT Klimas online, since they weren't available in Calgary. We found them at Aviva yesterday, ordered them today and had great customer service from Nathan. I look forward to getting back into the MBTs- I just haven't figured out what to do with the $350 pair of Chung Shi's sitting in the closet...
Beth Barrett, DVM
Posted: 12/28/2006 Submitted by: Dr. Alvin Chan
Topic: Rabbit Air
I purchased a Rabbit Air Purifier recently (Model BioGP) and find it to be an exceptionally well designed, highly functional piece of equipment.
It is effective, quiet and smart running. More importantly, it removes pollen, dust and odors with almost no detectable noise level. The operating mode allows several features that are controlled by the built-in computer. There is also a built-in ionizing feature (that can be turned on or off) that produces negative ions that can improve your mood and assist with air cleaning, yet unlike many systems that produce negative ions, no ozone is produced by the Rabbit Air.
The unit comes with an easy to use remote control and can clean a room in less than 10 minutes. The DC motor (hard to find in an air purifier) is more powerful, but produces much less sound than other models. One of the most impressive features is the Bio-Engineered fiber material, which not only traps but also destroys allergens such as pet epithelia, dust mites and pollen that are trapped on the filter. This technology actually breaks down contaminants, keeping the filter from becoming clogged. This is a unique and very valuable feature that extends the life of the filter, and ensures that the filter does not lose efficiency as it is used. Units without this technology are usually so clogged up with contaminants that they are not effective after about six months. The filter needs replacement after 3 years of use, making it much less expensive to operate than most of the units I have studied.
In view of the climatic change and increasing dust level as a result of it, it is difficult to achieve the clean air that was common in the past, thus a good air purifier is important for everyone, especially when there are children who may come down with ever increasing respiratory problems. Plus, many adults, due to poor diet and lifestyle, have a weakened immune system, making them more susceptible to health problems, due to inhaled contaminants.
I like the Rabbit Air so much that I am buying a second one. The enjoyment, and health benefits of pure air is invaluable to me.
Alvin Chan, PhD.
University of Ottawa
Posted: 11/13/2006 Submitted by: Carol Buckner
I recently purchased the CQ1000 Rainshow'r filter and just wanted to let you know that this is an excellent product. The very first thing I noticed immediately was the absence of chlorine smell in my water. This filter is performing exactly how it is described, and I have recommended it many others. Finally, a product that performs as it should. Also, thanks for the wonderful service from the staff upon my first time in your store.
The product information was explained in full and that certainly convinced me to try out this product.
Posted: 11/08/2006 Submitted by: anonymous
Topic: MBT SPORT HIGHS
Just an email to say thank you very much to Aviva! Especially to Lisa and Lorelei. To Lisa, who answered all my (many questions!) With promptness, politeness and in a most courteous and helpful manner, and to Lorelei, who took and placed the order. When I was informed that the product (MBT Sport High Shoes) might take seven - ten days to be received, (I phoned it in on Saturday), I asked for an email to be sent to me, with the required details. I was surprised and mystified, to see a UPS van this morning, (Wednesday) and delighted when I realized that it was my order! Will most definitely recommend - and thanks again!
Posted: 09/05/2006 Submitted by: Janie Jones
Topic: Helen Ma (in Shipping & Customer Service)
Dear Helen Ma,
My sincere thanks for the prompt care and attention taken with the order I recently placed via online shopping. Upon opening the box which arrived in today's mail, I could tell that the items had been packed with intelligent thought and regard for the long range transportation factor by mail. In fact, the box had been packed the way I would have done it, and having lived in the Arctic for more than thirty years, I have indeed packed a great number of boxes for mailing in my time!
I know the difference between a "half done" job and a "first class" job, and what was done for me was a careful, detailed, "first class" job. My very sincere thanks for this high level of service.
As well, I am very pleased with the items ordered. There have been no surprises because the information provided for online shopping was full and accurate and I now have, this long distance away, exactly what I paid for. Thank you for this as well.
Posted: 08/14/2006 Submitted by: anonymous
Topic: Natural Hair Dye Products
I am very pleased with Naturcolor Herbaceuticals. It is the only natural hair dye product around that colors grey hair completely without the horrible smell that most hair colour products have with them. It is also safe during pregnancy- at least that was the opinion of my hair dresser- because the ingredients are all natural. I didn't dye my hair in my first trimester of pregnancy just to be on the safe side, but I felt more comfortable using this product over any other once I started to dye my hair. It is also great for people who are traditionally allergic to other hair dyes.
Posted: 05/29/2006 Submitted by: Harry and Lena Malenki
Topic: Cough and Cold Congestion
I have been suffering with a terrible cough and cold congestion for about eight months. I took antibiotics on three different occasions, with very little help. I just kept coughing. My lungs were very sore from all the coughing.
A friend advised me to go to AViVA Natural Health Solutions and talk to Nathan Zassman, a nutritional therapist. We did and he was very helpful.
I started taking Solaray Buffered Super Bio C, Two Staged Time Release, and Naka Respir Ease daily, at dosages recommended by Nathan.
After about two weeks my problem was all cleared up. I keep taking Solaray Vitamin C and Carlson Liquid Cal-600 calcium soft gels every day and I sure feel great.
Also we take Natural Calm. It sure has helped us especially when sleeping, as it has reduced muscle spasms and many more. It sure is a great product and I wouldn't do without it.
Finally, we take Natrol My Favorite Multiple Multivitamins, which is another great product, taking two capsules with each meal.
If anyone needs help, Nathan is very helpful in many ways.
Harry & Lena Malenki
Posted: 05/29/2006 Submitted by: Georgina
Topic: Kudos To Your Employees!!!
I wanted to tell you how ABSOLUTELY pleased I am with your customer service/shipping! I am a first time buyer and placed an order Friday, May 26 (early afternoon).
When I got back from lunch today (Monday, May 29) my order was sitting on my desk! I am in the suburbs of Montreal and was shocked to get this package so quickly.
Thank you so much - I will definitely be a repeat buyer from your company! I also appreciate the information that you gave me over the phone regarding the fish oil!
Posted: 03/21/2006 Submitted by: Inder Chohan
Sanotint Natural Hair Color
Excellent Product. It is almost like a blessing for my wife. I shall be ordering in bulk!! Regards/Inder Chohan
Posted: 02/03/2006 Submitted by: Adrian
Topic: Viva Aviva!
Just the other day I finished my old supply of the green tea capsules and started on the new batch I bought from you on your recommendation.
In checking the 2 different brands for ingredient content I found them to be quite comparable and, of course, I already knew that the price was considerably better than the first ones I used.
I first thought, 'that's great', only to discover that the old brand had 60 capsules in its bottles and the new ones (EGCg Green Tea Extract Capsules) have 90!
Now, that's not just great, that's super!
Keep up the good work.
Posted: 01/31/2006 Submitted by: Louise
I am a 41 old mother of three. I went to Aviva for help with PMS. I had been taking anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication for five years, so when I was no longer taking the medication, PMS seemed to be back worse than ever before. My doctor said that the medication masked the PMS symptoms. This was horrible news for me. I certainly didn’t want to get back on the medication just for PMS, so I was hoping for a natural remedy. The people at Aviva were so helpful and understanding. I tried all of the supplements they gave me. I was surprised to find a tremendous relief during the next cycle. I didn’t even notice any PMS symptoms during 2nd cycle! After taking the supplements for a few months, I found that I didn’t need them anymore. Now I can get on with enjoying my life! Thank you so much Aviva! My children, my husband and everyone else around me thank you also!
Posted: 01/16/2006 Submitted by: Patrick M.
Zenbev was introduced to me by a friend a few months ago. I had been taking 100 g of Trazadone every night for the past 4 years to help with my sleep. I even went to a sleep clinic. The trazadone did help me sleep but it also made me feel very tired and a little depressed the following day. When I started taking the Zenbev I noticed quite a change. Yes, I was still getting up in the middle of the night to go the bathroom, but I was able to get back to sleep. Also, during the day I noticed I had my old energy back, I felt great, the sky was somewhat bluer. Zenbev is great product. I have told and also bought several jars to give to my friends.
Patrick M. - Toronto, ON
Posted: 01/03/2006 Submitted by: Karen
To the makers of WU JI BAI FENG WAN and Aviva health,
Thank you, my life is back on track.
Like a lot of woman my age (44 years) I thought that the diminishing love life was perfectly normal. I thought the everyday stresses as well as the natural aging processes were the reason for my decreased libido. I tried several vitamin supplements, I even put out big money on enhancing products that promised a great sex life and promised to bring the desire back. Nothing worked.
I am married to a wonderful man who is much younger and who was trying to very hard to put up with “the changes”. We were both becoming miserable and the strain on our marriage was getting hard to deal with. I stopped in at Aviva Health while out for my walk one day and was told about Wujibaifengwan. I was told that the effects should take about one month. Well to my great surprise within one week my husband had his bride back let alone his wife. There were no nasty side effects and there were no hard regimens to follow, just take one packet of this amazing product twice a day for 5 days then two days off and repeat.
Thanks so much for giving me back my desire ... my husband thanks you too.
Posted: 12/20/2005 Submitted by: David Moss-Cornett
Topic: My order
My Breville Juicer, Plasmabuster Ionizer Air purifier, Sigg [water] containers, and Water filter and replacements arrived earlier than expected!
I want to thank you for your good service. You shared your knowledge, were not over bearing (as many sales people can be), gave tools for self-study to further my research (web-sites), and kept up with fast communication via phone and internet. My experience so far leads me to be open to future orders from your store.
David Moss-Cornett - from Moncton, New Brunswick
Posted: 12/19/2005 Submitted by: anonymous
Topic: Great Service
Thank You so much for your awesome service and fast shipping. I was amazed at how quickly my product arrived. I would gladly recommend you to anyone.
Posted: 07/18/2005 Submitted by: Beth Shoenut
Last time I wrote, it was about my cat. Once again, in a convoluted way, I’m writing about the cat, but regarding my health, not hers.
Missing Link:Omega3 Basic continues to do wonders for Green Eyes; her coat and energy levels are superb for her age. I hadn’t been doing as well. Turns out I share a trait with many cat lovers: I’m allergic.
Seems that it’s worse some seasons than others. Lots of pollen will do a number on allergy sufferers, so spring/fall play havoc with the nasal passages. I don’t expect I’ll never have a severe bout again but I can live comfortably now and no worries about having to ask my husband to choose between keeping the cat or me.
Mango-Xan is the reason. I drink only about 1 oz in the morning and I immediately experienced increased energy levels and, after a month, no allergy symptoms! It tastes really good, too.
Posted: 07/18/2005 Submitted by: George Roll
Topic: Thanks for Your Help
My preventive health doctor recently recommended Lipicontrol, to help lower my cholesterol levels naturally.
I am pleased to report that within a three month period, after taking Lipicontrol twice daily, my cholesterol levels have dropped from 189 to 121.
To be able to make such a significant difference in my cholesterol levels without drugs (which often have unfortunate side effects), is impressive.
George Roll - Hume, Virginia
Posted: 07/06/2005 Submitted by: Andrzej
My friend introduced the Magsteps to me 7 years ago. I wear them every day at work in my safety boots. I think they do help me with my back problem and help sustain right posture. My feet are almost flat and I also wear a orthodics to help with my arch. I am glad finally one may buy them directly over the internet, so one does not have to look for an agent that sells the Magsteps. Thanks! Please share your experience with me! Best regards.
Andrzej from Edmonton, Alberta.
Posted: 04/28/2005 Submitted by: LIsa
Topic: More energy, Less pain !
Hi, I'm a nurse, and I want everyone to learn about these ALL NATURAL products that will give you more energy, more mental clarity, help you manage stress and help you have comfortable joints with more flexibility. Go to www.agelessxtrajoyjuice.com, Check out AgelessXtra and Regenicare Lisa RN
Posted: 04/14/2005 Submitted by: Ada Marie
I must tell you how happy I am with Peri-Gum.
By October of this year four of my teeth had fallen out in my hand. I was speaking with my sister who informed me she had started using Peri-Gum a year ago and now her gums were healed and they are growing back. “Didn’t I tell you?” she asks. No I said. My teeth have been bleeding for 40 years and nothing the Doctors did would stop it.
She gave me your number and I called that night. On October 15 I started using Peri-Gum and today Nov 15 my gums have not bled for 8 days. What a miracle. The Dentist said he will start working on my teeth to save the rest of them on Dec.1.
My gums have stopped bleeding and my teeth have tightened up enough for me to eat normal food with out pain. Toast is wonderful. I want to thank you and God for answering my prayers.
Lots of love and divine white light, Ada Marie
Posted: 04/10/2005 Submitted by: Jan Wristen
I like to keep some Oncolyn on hand at all times. Since the first time I used it about three years ago, I haven't had a protracted cold at all. At the first signs of a virus getting hold, I begin to take some Oncolyn and all signs of illness are gone swiftly. That's in a day or so. My usual pattern was that a cold would develop into bronchitis and/or pneumonia at least once a year. Then, I'd catch another in short order and often repeat the entire illness immediately. Now, I've been looking after my health in many ways better lately than before, but I credit Oncolyn with the distinct difference in this area.
- Jan Wristen
Posted: 12/23/2004 Submitted by: S. Forcese
Topic: SpagoMed - Wolfberry
I started taking Wolfberry Juice (Spagomed Wolfberry Concentrated Fermented Extract Tincture) because the research I had done indicated that it promotes longevity, acts as a kidney and liver tonic, and restores eyesight. I have been on it now for 3 months, taking 1/2 tsp of the tincture in a cup of green tea first thing in the AM and just before bed.
I know it is working firstly by ridding me of a lifetime of toxins that have not left me with other detoxifications. I have been waking up every morning with a yellow crust around my eyes -- toxins being eliminated during the night; my stool (2-3 times per day) is bulky and braided -- originally with some very old dark junk but now the waste from the previous day; I have been eliminating a lot from my kidneys; and the part that some people might not like is the skin breakouts -- but as long as you understand that that is all part of the cleansing process it is acceptable.
On the exciting side -- I have not been sick once even though I work in a veritable cauldron of viruses, flus, and colds. I attribute that to the richness of Vitamin A and C in the tincture. Also -- my eyes -- they have never been brighter. And -- can you believe it! -- they are changing color. All my life I have had dark brown eyes but now I am witnessing the brown slowly disappearing and revealing green. It reminds me of layers of old rusty corroded material being chipped away from some precious metal.
I think I may have found the secret to youth in this product because there is a definite reversal of all the detriments of daily living taking place. I am 55 years old and plan to be around for another 100 years as there is just too much to explore in this life to waste my time with aging. Wolfberry Juice is now part of my routine and my journey to a healthier, cleaner, brighter century.
S. Forcese - Winnipeg
Posted: 10/01/2004 Submitted by: Robert Whalen, Ph.D.
Topic: mBT Order
Thanks for taking care of the orders. I have 4 pairs of these shoes already, wear them all the time, and swear by them. It's hard for me to go back to regular shoes now without feeling like something is wrong.
Robert Whalen, Ph.D.
Posted: 09/23/2004 Submitted by: Andrew Byers
Topic: mBT Shoes
I've started using the mBTs and the beneficial effects are immediately apparent--altho' somewhat rocky to start with. I was delighted that you were able to send the mBTs so quickly. I really appreciate your prompt service.
Posted: 09/21/2004 Submitted by: Florida Hopkins
Topic: Garden of Life Super Seed & Bioquest Dahlia Inuli
My name is Florida Hopkins and I am 59 years old. I have had problems with constipation all my life. Five years ago, I had a colonoscopy and a polyp which was cancerous was found. Fortunately, the polyp was discovered early and it was removed without any complication. I have tried everything on the market, both herbal and non-herbal products to help move my bowels. However, they were all unsuccessful. One day I accidentally walked into Aviva and a gentleman by the name of Nathan advised me to take Garden of Life Super Seed along with Bioquest Dahlia Inulin (Aviva note: Dahlia Inulin no longer available, see Chicolin). The combination of these two products have worked wonders with my bowels. They have made my bowel movements regular and I no longer have to worry about feeling constipated or bloated. I strongly recommend these products as they have helped me tremendously. Sincerely, Florida Hopkins
Posted: 09/21/2004 Submitted by: Ian H. Breslaw
Topic: Aviva Shower Filter
I recently purchased the Aviva Shower Filter from Aviva Natural Health Solutions in Winnipeg.
After reading about the negative effect of chlorine, especially when absorbed through the skin, I felt that this was a simple and easy way to improve my health. As I have always ensured that the water I drink was free of chlorine, I felt it was important to also ensure that I wasn’t absorbing chlorine through the pores of my skin during a shower.
Since installing the Aviva shower filter, I have noticed a marked improvement in skin and hair softness. I especially have noticed that when I take a normal shower without the shower filter, it was as if the water imparted a ‘film’ or a slippery, scummy deposit on my skin.
When I now use the Aviva Shower Filter, I notice a ‘friction’, sort of a ‘squeaky clean’ feeling, which I would describe as a ‘wet-dry’ sensation. It’s as if the water had removed any excess film, oil , or scum from the surface of my skin that would normally make my skin slippery.
I am very impressed with the Aviva shower filter. I wish I had purchased one long ago.
Ian H. Breslaw
Posted: 09/20/2004 Submitted by: Marguerite Bergmann
Topic: Thank you
There is a ‘big bouquet’ filled with thanks for your so diligently set-up regime for me to improve my health!
Your recommendations, general guidelines and suggested vitamin therapy are very helpful … even the cod liver oil is acceptable – no fish taste!
Thank you once again for the extra green gift! Hope to see you in a coupe of weeks for another consultation.
Posted: 07/02/2004 Submitted by: Beth Shoenut
Topic: My cat
I've recently acquired a cat, as you know, one that I’m really attached to. Pictures will not do justice to the apparent benefits to her health since including The Missing Link: Omega3Basic in her diet. This dietary supplement has increased her energy and appetite, made her coat fuller and more lustrous, and increased my own enjoyment of her. I mix one teaspoon in her morning moist food. After only one week, I noticed she was more alert and napping less.
Now it's summer and she has more energy than ever! About the middle of May I started giving her O&M’s Classic Cat Food. I’m so glad to have finally found a dry food she will not turn up her nose at. I have tried putting gravy on her previous dry food (IAM) to encourage her to eat it but to no avail. She’s a middle-aged cat (7 years) and not easily convinced. She’s now sold on O&M’s Holistic & Biosynergistic cat food and eats it every day.
Thanks Nathan. You careful research and discovery of these great products have made a difference and not a small one as far as I'm concerned. And I never would have though of training her, except for your story of the cat you taught to sit and lie down! Now my beautiful cat comes when I call and eats what I feed her.
Regards, Beth Shoenut
Posted: 02/22/2004 Submitted by: Maureen Hemphill
Topic: Thank you
I am writing this letter to thank you for your exceptionally helpful consultations regarding a complex set of health challenges I was facing as a result of the stress of being a 24-hour care giver for an elderly parent
I have been practicing alternative/complementary therapies for two decades, and I feel I have a large store of information on which to draw. However, I learned a great deal from you during our consultations and discussions.
The nutritional consultations provided me with the information and products I required to deal with health issues I had been trying to resolve for more than a year. The personalized exercise class provided an innovative and effective approach to weight bearing exercise, which I realize must be combined with a healthy diet to maximize the effect of the nutrients.
The program you designed for me began to show results almost immediately; better sleep, better digestion and absorption of nutrients, a very noticeable increase in energy, and a strengthened immune system, which I believe is the key to good health.
I am very grateful for your willingness to research information and products that would provide the best options for me. I also appreciate your continued interest in my health, and thank you for encouraging me to get involved with Tai Chi, ballroom dancing, and other similar activities that will accelerate the healing process. The breadth of knowledge you have about all the products you carry gives me confidence in their integrity.
While your passion for knowledge is impressive enough, it’s obvious that your motivation is to use this information to help others improve their health. I’m impressed that you take every opportunity to increase your knowledge, by attending seminars and courses taught by the most respected medical professionals who specialize in nutritional therapies.
I’m fascinated by how you have integrated just about every health and wellness concept with your passion for cooking (with well researched kitchen products), fitness, and the importance of the body/mind approach. Plus, you have integrated many products that can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle, including healthful seating solutions, footwear, full spectrum lighting, and state of the art air and water purification systems. When you approach health as a lifestyle, as you do and recommend, it becomes second nature after a while. I can’t imagine a more comprehensive approach to wellness than the concept you have for Aviva Natural Health Solutions.
Aviva’s best feature, however, is you, a person of integrity and compassion, with a wealth of knowledge you are willing to share with everyone that comes through your door.
Many many thanks,
Posted: 02/21/2003 Submitted by: Vic Pruden
Topic: Aerobic Exerciser
For the past several months, I have been using the Aviva Aerobic Exerciser. Since then, I have experienced a greater sense of overall well-being.
In particular, however, there has been a marked improvement in my blood circulation. Prior to using the exerciser, I was experiencing some joint discomfort, most noticeably in the hip area. Also, I was suffering excessive skin dryness, particularly in winter. My family physician attributed these symptoms to poor circulation. Both conditions have improved greatly.
Needless to say, I am very much pleased with the Aerobic Exerciser.