Start Today

March 10, 2017

So it’s March now, and it may seem like those New Year’s resolutions are just a distant memory. But just because some of our healthy habits have slipped away, doesn’t mean that we should give up altogether!

Our three part mini-series, Start Today, has wrapped up, but don’t forget the valuable lessons that Sharisse Dalby, Lucas Patriquin, and Saschie MacLean have taught us. Their motivation, determination, and inspiration are traits that should remind us that anyone can attain their health goals if they set their mind to it!

Saschie Maclean, founder of RSVP33, gave us her personal tips on staying healthy and motivated. Saschie used dance as a form of exercise, as an outlet to overcome her grief, and as a way to stay healthy. She encourages her students to take things step by steps, starting with small, healthy habits, like going for a short walk or drinking lots of alkaline water.

“Being well-balanced is absolutely crucial to me finding success in my life.”

 

The next week we moved on to Lucas Patriquin, founder of Force Pro. Fitness and Meal Works. His passion for fitness was something that he carried with him throughout his whole life, but it wasn’t until he realized that health encompassed more than just exercise. Lucas attributes his health to eating properly and having a good diet, that includes alkaline water.

“Water definitely plays a role in my overall health.”

 

Finally, Sharisse Dalby, a registered nutritional counsellor, inspired us to overcome even the greatest obstacles to achieve our health goals. Sharisse works with families, children, and individuals to get to the root of their health concerns, to achieve overall wellbeing. Sharisse’s top tips for those looking to become healthier is to increase your water intake, and to consume more vegetables.

Click here to watch the Start Today Series!

Feeling inspired, determined, and motivated? Sharisse, Lucas, and Saschie all encourage their students to increase their daily intake of water, and Santevia is here to help you with that. We offer a wide range of water filters and on-the-go products that will give you clean, mineralized, and alkaline water; wherever you are!

What’s Missing From Your Drinking Water?

February 26, 2017

The body is 73% water, so it’s no wonder that people are so concerned about the type of liquids they’re putting into their bodies. But just because your water is clean, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy. It’s hard to believe that the water you drink everyday could be missing a crucial component; but the average water filter will actually remove minerals that are beneficial to your health.

So What’s the H-2-Know on Mineral Water?

First of all, we should iron out some of the details (yes, that was a mineral joke). Mineral water is a combination of many different minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and more. These minerals will raise the pH of your drinking water and make it more alkaline. If you want to know why alkaline water is good for your health, check out this link.

But who says that mineral water is even good for you?

Well, actually, WHO says that it’s good for you. The World Health Organization (WHO) released a study stating the importance of drinking water with magnesium and calcium, and its relation to a lower risk of heart disease and reduced blood pressure. Not to mention the fact that Montana State University found that individuals who drank mineralized, alkaline water were found to be better hydrated and had higher pH levels.

What now?

Before you run to the store to pick up an expensive, bubbly version of this natural substance, you should know there is an easier way. Santevia products naturally add minerals including calcium and magnesium that will raise the pH of the water.

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Better tasting, mineralized and alkaline water is just a click away. Prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure and stay hydrated by drinking Santevia Mineralized Water. Visit the Santevia website and explore the different products that can give you alkaline and mineralized water.

Balanced Inspiration

February 9, 2017

If you’re still sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions, keep up the good work! If you’ve been letting them slip, perhaps you can use some Balanced Inspiration!

In our third and final instalment of the Start Today Series, Sharisse Dalby (Registered Nutritional Counsellor) shares her inspirational journey from overcoming depression and an eating disorder to achieving a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Sharisse consults both in-person and online with families, children, and individuals to discover the cause of health concerns to get them back to their optimal health.

As a pre-teen Sharisse turned to food for comfort and eventually started binge eating and was diagnosed as clinically depressed.

Sharisse realized she needed to make a change for herself, and started to look at food differently.

Things like food was more than just calories, it was actually fuel and had a purpose in my body.

At 22 years old, Sharisse began schooling to become a nutritionist. She turned her health around both mentally and physically.

Sharisse’ advice for those who want to start eating healthy:

  • Increase intake of vegetables – crucial for digestive system
  • Increase intake of water – helps with brain health, concentration

 

Fit Determination

January 19, 2017

With the New Year well on its way, we hope that you’re still focused on your health goals. Here at Santevia we are dedicated to boosting your Fit Determination!

After kicking off our Start Today mini series with Saschie MacLean’s video, we want to introduce to you Lucas Patriquin, founder of Force Pro. Fitness and Meal Works, a food prep company based in Vancouver, BC.

 

Lucas’ passion for fitness began when he was young, beginning with ice skating in his backyard, basketball and line hockey in middle school, and finally a cross-country team. Eventually, Lucas started to see the true benefits of exercising, and began running and weight lifting in his own free time. He fell in love with a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition.

“My health is something that I’m always trying to improve.”

An important step in Lucas’ journey was realizing that your health is not only attributed to exercising, but also eating properly and having a balanced diet. Lucas wanted to focus on boosting his immune system and overall health so that he was able to operate at a higher level overall.


“Water definitely plays a role in my overall health.”

His number 1 advice for someone who wants to start improving their health today is to hold themselves accountable:

  • Know what your health goals are, write them down!
  • Tell your friends/family about your health goals (they can help keep you accountable)
  • Keep a food diary (20% indulge, 80% healthy)
  • Record your workouts and exercises so that you can review and make changes if you are not seeing the results you want

Do you want to improve your overall health like Lucas did? Start by focusing on a balanced diet and proper hydration: the Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher or Gravity Water System are both great places to start! Click here to view our selection of affordable and alkaline water filters.

Healthy Motivation

January 10, 2017

Only a couple days into 2017, and it’s already easy to forget about those plans that you promised yourself you’d stay committed to. That’s why Santevia is launching a mini-series focused on keeping on track with those New Year’s Resolutions and your journey to health.

In Healthy Motivation, Saschie MacLean, founder of RSVP33, gives you her personal tips on staying motivated and healthy.

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Throughout her childhood, Saschie was a dedicated, competitive athlete; she competed in cheerleading throughout high school and university, and stayed fit later on through dance. But after losing her sister in a car accident a few years ago, Saschie decided to use dance not only as a form of exercise, but also as a way to overcome her grief and get back on track to being healthy.

She signed up for more dance classes as a way to make friends, feel healthier, and get back on track with her fitness goals.

After falling in love with dance, and Beyoncé again, Saschie co-founded RSVP33 to inspire others to stay healthy, happy, and fit.

She suggests taking things step by step, and building on small, good habits.

“Being well-balanced is absolutely crucial to me finding success in my life.”

Her best tips are:

– get outside for a short walk at the beginning of your day

– turn off your phone thirty minutes earlier than you normally would before you go to sleep

– drink more mineralized, alkaline water from your Santevia Alkaline Pitcher or Gravity Water System

Don’t wait another day to improve your health.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

So start today!

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Start Today

January 6, 2017

It’s a new year! If you think having gone another lap around the sun will somehow improve and change you for the better, prepare to be disappointed.

Resolutions are just cliches if you don’t put action towards them and hold yourself accountable, but the human mind is a powerful thing. Coincide action with motivation, determination, and inspiration to set yourself up for success!

You are the only one who can take action, but Santevia can help by providing you with motivation, determination, and inspiration.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

So Start Today.

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In Healthy Motivation, Saschie MacLean (RSVP 33) shares how in grieving the passing away of her sister motivated her to heal through dance. Date: January 10

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In Fit Determination, Lucas Patriquin (FORCE Pro. Fitness) talks about his determination in staying true to his passion and finding success. Date: January 19

4 Healthy Holiday Recipe Substitutions

December 9, 2016
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All of us here at Santevia are gearing up for the holiday season. We’ve compiled a list of our best recipes.

The holidays are a time to relax and have fun, but that doesn’t mean that all of your health goals should just fly out the window. Christmas meals are a great opportunity to show everyone at the table how easy (read: yummy) it can be to eat healthy. You don’t have to sacrifice taste and flavour in order to have a nutritious dinner! So before your reach for the butter and sugar, take a quick look through a few alkaline alternatives to the standard Christmas dinner sides.



 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Instead of: Mashed Potatoes

You might have hated them as a kid, but these small bundles of green are packed with tons of great nutrients; Vitamin C will keep your cells healthy, preventing heart disease and cancer, and the fiber in these little sprouts will lower your cholesterol levels and keep your digestive system working properly. Pair them with sweet potatoes and it’ll keep stress at bay this holiday season; sweet potatoes are high in magnesium, which is known as the relaxation mineral.

Find the recipe here!


 

Orange Cranberry Relish

Instead of: Cranberry Sauce

I bet you thought that relish was just for burgers – but not anymore. Swap out your grandma’s cranberry sauce recipe for a much healthier version of the topping: Instead of a can-full of sugary, processed cranberry(ish) sauce, make your own relish using fresh cranberry and ripe oranges. Cranberries are at the top of the list health-wise (and taste-wise): these little berries pack a punch of antioxidants that will fight off free radicals and lower your risk of developing harmful diseases like cancer. Not to mention oranges, which areknown for their outrageous vitamin C content, these juicy fruits are also highly alkaline.

Find the recipe here!


 

Walnut Kale Quinoa Stuffing

Instead of: Store Bought Stuffing

Come on, you should’ve known that we would find a way to sneak kale onto this list. After all it is the superfood; the holy grail of all things healthy. Okay, maybe we’re exaggerating a bit, but it is delicious and – the best part! – in season around Christmas. The fiber, potatassium,  vitamin C and B6 found in kale support heart health; the chlorophyll inhibits cancer growth; and the vitamin K aids in bone health. Mix in some heart-healthy quinoa, and you’ve got a complete protein. This side dish is not only delicious and alkaline, but you can eat it all by itself.

Find the recipe here!


 

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

Instead of: Pumpkin Pie

The best way to finish off a great meal is with an even better dessert. But that doesn’t mean that it needs to be loaded with fat, sugar and other acidic ingredients. The best foods are ones that you can grow in the earth, and (better yet!) are grown in your local area. Grab some winter fruit and toss in some nutritious spices to create a well rounded holiday dessert. Cinnamon is amazing because it can lower your risk of developing heart disease, as well as lowering blood sugar levels. Nutmeg is packed with trace minerals that will keep your immune system strong, and our favourite part about this seasonal spice? It will help you catch some Zs, which is definitely what you’re going to need after spending the day cooking for your whole family.

Find the recipe here!

 



 

Our best tip that we can give you this holiday season: stay hydrated with mineralized, alkaline water. Keep an alkaline water pitcher on the dinner table, and a glass of clean water by your side throughout the entire holiday season. Stop by our online store to check out gift packages that are perfect for you and your entire family.

Chromium-6 Reduction with Santevia

November 16, 2016

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If you remember the 2000 movie “Erin Brockovich, you may recall chromium-6 – a carcinogenic chemical that polluted the drinking water of residents in Hinkley, California.

A new analysis from the Environmental Working Group (independent advocacy group) found that chromium-6 currently contaminates the water supplies for 218 million Americans in all 50 states.1 (more…)

Are you demineralized? 8 Crucial Trace Minerals

October 5, 2016

We posted a while ago on the importance of electrolytes for remaining mineralized- a shocking 90% of Americans are demineralized, leading to an abundance of disease and illness.

There are other minerals your body needs to function well, albeit in smaller quantities than electrolytes. They are called ‘trace minerals.’ All of them participate in key chemical processes going on within your body.

8 Key Trace Minerals Your Body Needs  Read More

5 Things that Anyone can do to get healthier

September 15, 2016

There are more challenges to staying healthy than ever before. Not only are we bombarded with a constant flow of information on health, but our environment can threaten us as well from super bugs to climate-related illnesses. Unbelievably, some health experts have even predicted that our life expectancy will decrease unless we make serious lifestyle changes. Read More…