The Benefits of Physiotherapy for Breast Cancer Recovery

October 10, 2014

Help raise awareness for breast cancer this month! Santevia is donating 5% of Energy Flask sales to Rethink Breast Cancer Foundation.

Get 15% off and a free Alkalize Your Body book when you purchase an Energy Flask. Don’t forget to use coupon code: 2014bca

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Rethink Breast Cancer produced LiveLaughLearn – a series of beautiful videos highlighting inspiring women sharing their experience with breast cancer. In the following video, Laura Murton shares a personal tip about how physiotherapy helped aid her recovery from breast cancer Read More!

The Power of Journaling

October 5, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Santevia is partnering up with Rethink Breast Cancer Foundation again this year to help raise funds. Launched in 2001, Rethink Breast Cancer is a Canadian breast cancer charity that focuses on bringing awareness to a new generation of breast cancer supporters. Through lifestyle-tailored support and cutting-edge research programs, they aim to empower young women with breast cancer while engaging young people with the cause.

You can help raise money and awareness by purchasing a Santevia pink Energy Flask this month! All colours are 15% off this month and 5% of profits will go to Rethink Breast Cancer Foundation. You will also get a free Alkalize Your Body book with every purchase. Shop our Energy Flasks!

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This year, Rethink Breast Cancer produced a series of beautiful videos highlighting inspiring women sharing their experience with breast cancer. In the following video, Sylvia Soo shares how journaling and keeping a blog helped her work through the emotions of the breast cancer experience.

For more from Sylvia, go here.

 

Alkaline Star Feature: Jennifer Aniston

August 22, 2014

As Santevia is heading to the Emmys this year, let’s take a look at everyone’s favourite Friends star Jennifer Aniston. The positively radiant star is no stranger to the Emmys as she was nominated multiple times and won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2002 for her performance on the hit sitcom.

Jennifer Aniston, at 45, looks just as good today, if not better than her days as Rachel Green. How does she do it? Through healthy living, fitness, and eating well. She is said to be an ardent fan of the alkaline smoothie, made up of fresh, organic vegetables. Beetroot, cucumbers, spinach, garlic, carrots, celery and kale. Read More!

Make Your Skin Glow Brighter Than an Emmy

August 21, 2014

Your skin is an amazing thing. It protects you, grows with you and can heal without so much of a scar. Your skin tells your story: the times you laughed, the days you spent in the sun or the times you fell down but still managed to get back up (albeit with a scar!) But despite spending so much time inside of it, most of us don’t understand our skin at all.

The first thing I asked when I was doing research for this post was “what IS my skin exactly?” Your skin has three major layers which are constantly reproducing (thankfully for klutzes like me). What is truly interesting, however, is how much your skin actually does for you on a daily basis. While most of us base the merit of our skin on its appearance, it isn’t just about a pretty face.  Your skin helps you feel different sensations, maintain your body temperature and even protects you from harmful bacteria.

With the Emmy’s around the corner, we are getting bombarded with photos of beautiful, seemingly flawless celebrities. What we often forget is that underneath those soft camera lenses and professionally applied make-up, they have skin just like the rest of us: imperfect and in need of a little TLC. I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve tried every trick in the book for soft and glowing skin and in the end found that simple worked best. So how do I protect my largest organ in a natural and chemical-free way? I give it water! Read More!

Hollywood Goes Alkaline

August 19, 2014

Hollywood is all about beauty and glamour, so it is not surprising that the alkaline lifestyle has gained popularity with some of Hollywood’s A-listers. However, an alkaline diet does more than just help you lose weight and look good, it prevents diseases and raises your energy levels too!

Lindsey Duncan, a naturopathic doctor with a star-studded list of clients including Demi Moore and Marc Jacobs, says she can spot an acid body across a room. “The hair and the skin are dried out, the skin pores are too large, and everything is starting to age prematurely.” Other signs of being acidic include weight gain, poor digestion, bloating, and tiredness.

An alkaline diet is one that is heavy on fruits and vegetables and light on meat, dairy, sugar, and grains. Our body naturally regulates our blood pH, keeping it at a neutral 7. However, the work that our body does to balance an acidic diet may lead to thinner bones and weaker muscles. So help out your body by switching out processed carbs for fruits and vegetables. Stay away from sugar-laden pop beverages, energy drinks, and instead rehydrate yourself with mineralized alkaline water. Read More!

Get your body red carpet ready the alkaline way

August 16, 2014

Santevia is heading to the Emmy’s this year. And while I wish that meant you’ll be seeing me on the red carpet, our products will be making an appearance in the stars’ dressing rooms. Our On The Go Products are fit for the stars whether they are running between sets or away from the paparazzi. The Santevia Energy Flask, Tritan Bottle, and Mineral Water Stick are great to take with you wherever you go, even if you’re just going to the grocery store.

So with the Emmy’s on the brain, let’s talk about the one thing all the starlets are focusing on the weeks before the show: getting in to the dress. Read More!

Not all pitchers are created equal – how does your measure up?

May 26, 2014

Enjoy mineralized, alkaline water at home with the Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher. This convenient, hand-held pitcher fits in the door of your refrigerator, and restores your tap water to its mineral-rich state–just like nature intended. Using the same elements as nature’s filtration system, Santevia adds calcium, magnesium and other beneficial minerals, and has been independently tested to reduce chlorine taste and odour, heavy metals, industrial chemicals and agricultural contaminants. Each filter lasts up to twice as long as most water pitcher filters.

With a Santevia Alkaline Pitcher, you’ll not only help maintain your body’s healthy pH balance, but you’ll also save money you would have spent on expensive mineral water in stores. It’s a great choice for the environment, too, since one pitcher eliminates over 8,300 single-use plastic bottles every year! Read More!

EcoParent Magazine Discusses Water

May 9, 2014

 

The Domestic Dad takes a long hard look at 
The Water We Drink 

There’s only one question that matters to me:  do I want my family drinking it? 

          by Sam Stedman 

 

In my mission to endlessly improve the health of my home & family, it has come time to tackle the issue of drinking water. Really, this one should have been higher on the list. Perhaps it’s out of fear that I put it off? Or blind trust in the powers that be? Whatever the reason, my findings have been as expected: generally distressing, but also hopeful. 

It’s worth starting our journey with a bit of back story. According to Jennifer Goucher, Water Program Manager at Environmental Defence Canada, the ‘problems’ with drinking water supply in Canada begin with “jurisdictional fragmentation.” We’ve got the feds who handle drinking water on reserves and federal land, and otherwise it’s in the hands of the provinces, which in turn dole out power to the municipalities to execute the provision of clean, safe drinking water to the people. 

In reality, according to Goucher, there are no legally binding national drinking water standards. Instead, there are “voluntary guidelines” which provinces can adopt at their discretion. Provincially, a patchwork of laws are in place. In Ontario, for instance, the now infamous Walkerton incident of 2000, which claimed 7 lives, culminated in the Safe Drinking Water Act being passed into law by the provincial government, solidifying provincial requirements and guidelines for drinking water. Prior to this, the binding legislation in that province was quite loose and fragmented.  Read More!

Joyously Delicious!

February 3, 2014

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Being in the health and wellness industry, it can sometimes take a lot to really WOW us here in the Santevia office. Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well without Dieting by Joy McCarthy impressed all of us! Within 24 hours of receiving some copies for the office (which you can currently by at amazon.ca for half price!), employees were ordering multiples for themselves, their mothers, friends, you name it. Not only is it filled with tons of great recipes, it explains WHY eating these types of foods are important to your body and overall health. It really is a guide to eating and living well, while still eating delicious foods. Read More!