Articles and Q&A's



June 2019

Summer Time Travel Prep

Summer Time Travel Prep
May 2019

Broccoli for Beautiful Skin & More

Not everybody can appreciate the flavour of broccoli, but it is hard to deny how healthy this vegetable is for us. Consumption of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and radish have been inversely associated with various types of cancer.
May 2019

Wrinkles: Beauty is Not Skin Deep

Beauty is skin deep… or is it? When someone is faced with the problem of facial wrinkles, they will often turn first to topical options. This is a logical step and can be highly effective if you choose the appropriate products. For example, Viva’s “Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum” helps nourish the skin, and retains moisture all day long, in effect leaving your skin looking plump, maintaining complexion and glow.
May 2019

Collagen: Sources and Uses

Q: Can collagen can do more than benefit my skin? What’s the best way to get it into my body? A: Collagen, along with elastin fibres in the proper ratio, restores elasticity to your skin and holds moisture in those areas; they can also benefit your bones, hair, nails, gut, and joints.
April 2019

Naturally Supporting Women's Hormonal Health

There are many hormones that function as messengers throughout the body. The female hormones, estrogen and progesterone play an important role in a woman’s overall health throughout her life. None may be as striking as when the hormones work together to initiate menstruation or when their levels begin to decline resulting in menopause. There is a lot to discuss due to the complexity of these hormone systems, but we wanted to touch on a few supplements that we have found to be useful in treating symptoms that are more common than many people realize.
April 2019

Natural Prep for Allergy Season

For many, seasonal allergies are at their peak at the beginning of the Spring season. It can be frustrating to have to depend on antihistamines every day and sometimes to find that the same antihistamine that worked last year, just is not providing the same benefit this year. Thankfully, there are some natural options that can be used in place of Orthodox antihistamine medications.
April 2019

D-Hist(TM): Natural Antihistamine

Q: My seasonal allergies are particularly bad this year…my nose is runny, my eyes and soft palate are itchy, and my sinuses are all plugged up! Is there anything other than the usual over-the-counter antihistamines that may help?
April 2019

Standardized Liver Detox

Everyone talks about “detox” but what does it really mean in terms of physiology and why is the liver always mentioned? The liver is one of the body’s main detox organs, responsible for processing, activating, and deactivating foods and medicines that we bring into the body.
April 2019

Liver Support

With spring in the air, many of us will be going through an annual process of “Spring Cleaning” our houses. Just as our houses can accumulate dirt, so can our bodies. So, where does the “dirt” come from? Our daily activities expose our bodies to many different toxins. Whether they be in the form of drugs that we take for medically necessary reasons, additives or preservatives found in our food, environmental toxins found in the air around us, or cellular debris from normal metabolic processes as well as disease processes, it is virtually impossible to avoid exposure.
March 2019

Dry Skin

Q: My skin is very dry and this cold, wintery weather is not helping! I try to moisturize with a hand cream a few times every day, but the skin on my hands is so dry, I feel like it may start cracking! What can I do for my dry skin?
March 2019

Supporting the Healing of the Brain

Concussions and other brain injuries can sometimes be more debilitating than physical injuries. Whether they are sustained from car accident, a sports accident, or a household accident, brain injuries can leave the sufferer with troubles concentrating, memory problems, irritability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and more. Although it is not yet known why some people will recover more quickly than others from a similar type of brain injury, all victims can benefit from the same approach to healing. Following doctors’ orders for adequate rest and appropriate stimulation is of paramount importance. Proper nutrition will also be a key part of the treatment plan.
February 2019

Healthy, Sexy Legs

Sometimes sexy legs are not just about the skin seen on the outside. Helping keep our blood vessels healthy and working properly on the inside can keep your legs looking slim and of a healthy colouring from the outside. Compression therapy is a well-known method of supporting the natural flow of blood and can be used in conjunction with supplements, which can improve the health of your blood vessels.