How to get and stay healthy in 2014

January 16, 2014


1. Eat Green – Fresh fruit, vegetables, roots, nuts, and legumes are alkalizing to the body – particularly dark or green vegetables such as beetroot, avocado, broccoli, spinach, kale, peas, beans and cucumber. Aim to have some at every meal, and make vegetables the focus rather than meat or grains.

2. Reduce acidic foods – While you don’t have to ban them from your diet, try and limit your intake of meats, eggs, refined sugars, white flour and dairy.

3. Limit alcohol consumption – Alcoholic beverages tend to have a high sugar content and are highly acidic. You don’t have to cut them out altogether, but be aware of what you are drinking.

4. Drink alkaline water – Hydrate yourself with 8-10 large glasses of alkaline water per day. Most tap water has a pH of approximately 6.5-7 while good quality alkaline water has a pH of 8-9, making it a great aid to help rebalance the acid-alkaline levels in your body. Also, alkaline water molecules are smaller than those of tap water, making them better able to permeate throughout your body and leave you more hydrated than regular water.

5. Choose natural energy boost drinks – Forget sugar and caffeine laden energy drinks. Instead choose natural, alkalizing energy drinks such as peppermint herbal tea, yerba maté tea, lemon water or a green powder supplement drink that can cleanse the digestive system, stimulate your metabolism and buffer excess acids.

6. Break a sweat – Exercise for at least 30 minutes three to five times a week. Among its many benefits, exercise helps counteract acidity in our bodies and sweat gives acid another pathway out of the body. Plus, it helps to oxygenate and alkalize your blood.

7. Seek balance – Stress contributes toward acid build-up so find ways to de-stress. Meditation, yoga, deep breathing and long walks are all great ways to de-stress and reduce acid levels.

Eliminating Diabetes

November 1, 2013

by Dr. Rich Snyder, DO

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. As an internist and kidney specialist, I am all “too aware” of the ravages of diabetes. I am all “too aware” of good people losing their eyesight, of limbs being lost and of people starting dialysis.

I don’t want you to be “aware” of diabetes. I don’t want you to “control” your diabetes. I want your goal to be to “eliminate” and “eradicate” diabetes.  If you have ever watched Dr.’s Robert O. Young, Mark Hyman or Dr. Joel Furhman on television, visited their websites or read their books, they are doing just that. They are eliminating diabetes. They are reversing heart disease.

They are doing what many other health professionals have said are impossible. The words “eliminate” and “eradicate” have replaced “control” and “regulate.” Read More!

How to balance your pH and find out if you’re too acidic

October 28, 2013

by Natasha Turner, ND

Tired? Overweight? Go back to chemistry class — paying attention to your body’s pH can help you stay slim.

If you think back to chemistry class, you may recall comparing an acid versus a base, or the importance of pH balance. pH is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14 — a lower number means a higher level of acidity (and generally less oxygen) is present, and higher number indicates higher level of alkalinity. A solution is considered neutral, neither acid nor alkaline, when it has a pH of 7.

The stomach should contain plenty of acid in order to do its job effectively, but otherwise a slightly alkaline environment allows the body’s metabolic, enzymatic, immunologic and repair mechanisms to function at their best. Our bodies continually strive to maintain a normal pH balance of about 7.0-7.4. When the pH of our bodily fluids, digestive system and tissues is pushed out of that comfortable neutral zone, health problems can be the result. Read More! New Website Launch!

September 27, 2013

We’ve got a fresh new look!

Welcome to our redesigned website! Whether you’re a long-time customer or you’re checking us out for the first time, we invite you to browse our website to learn more about the benefits of mineralized, alkaline water.

Over the last few years we’ve found people didn’t know how to say our name. While some may be offended by having their name pronounced incorrectly, our concern was a little different. It wasn’t the pronunciation so much as it was the origins of our name that we want customers to understand. Santevia (San-te-vee-ya) comes from the words “Sante” meaning health and “Via” meaning life. Helping people live a healthy life is the core of our business and we wanted our purpose to be better understood through our logo. Read More!

London Drugs carries Santevia Alkaline Water products in 52 stores

July 29, 2013

Iconic Canadian retailer now offers Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher, replacement filters and Santevia Alkaline Water Stick.

July 29, 2013

London Drugs and Delta, B.C. based water filtration and re-mineralization company Santevia Water Systems are a match made in Canadian heaven.

London Drugs has selected to carry a few of Santevia’s most popular alkaline water products: the Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher, replacement filters and the Santevia Alkaline Water Stick in 52 of their stores across the country.

“Research continues to show the health benefits of alkaline water so we’re happy to be partnering with Santevia to bring environmentally-friendly, healthy alkaline products to our customers,” said London Drugs Merchandise Manager Jim Norris.

The Santevia Alkaline Pitcher is designed not only to filter harmful contaminants like chlorine and heavy metals, but also creates mineralized, alkaline water. The Alkaline water stick is a great option for creating alkaline water on-the-go, adding in beneficial minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Read More!

Santevia Water Systems Inc. expands USA distribution of Alkaline Water Filtration Products beyond the specialty health market

July 29, 2013

Santevia Water Systems partners with F&M Merchant Group to help fulfill retail demand for alkaline water products in the United States.

July 29, 2013

Santevia Water Systems (SWS) is proud to announce it has partnered with F&M Merchant Group (F&M) to increase distribution of its Alkaline Water Filtration Products in the United States. To help bring affordable, eco-friendly, mineralized alkaline water products to US consumers, Santevia Water Systems has partnered with F&M Merchant Group to help broaden the availability of these products into more traditional retail stores.

“We are very proud to bring Santevia’s success story in Canada to our valued retail partners in the USA,” said George Fiscus, Managing Partner of F&M. “Demand for alkaline water products is exploding across all demographic targets. The F&M team is excited to introduce US retailers to the quality and differentiation in the category that Santevia represents.” Read More!

AvantLink to Power Santevia Water Systems Partner Referral Program

July 19, 2013

New feature rich system chosen to increase quality, accuracy and partner sales.

July 19, 2013

Santevia Water Systems is proud to announce a new partnership with AvantLink, the premiere partner referral marketing network for web retailers.

“With AvantLink our Referral Partners will have access to powerful and innovative tools” says Bruno Hoffman, Director of Sales at Santevia. “We believe this investment demonstrates a strong commitment to excellence for our partners and online customers.”

Santevia Partner Referral Program allows participants to advertise Santevia alkaline water products and earn a 20% commission on all online purchases. The self-managed program offers detailed tracking. It pays commissions on both new customer and repeat sales for the life of the customer.

Sign up today! Read More!

World Water Day

March 22, 2013

Santevia Water Systems to Donate up to $10,000 on World Water Day with Twitter Campaign Company will donate $1 for every new follower and retweet on March 22 to provide water for a community in need.

March 22, 2013

What is World Water Day? It’s a time to reflect on just how vital access to healthy, clean drinking water is, and ways we can ensure everyone on the planet has the same access to this precious commodity. Santevia Water Systems is pitching in to support the cause through social media, said Santevia marketing manager Lindsay Gaudette.

“On March 22, for every new follower we get on the Santevia Twitter account we will donate $1 to a water project for a community in need,” said Gaudette. “We’re hoping the social community will help us reach our $10,000 goal.”

Existing followers of the business that provides water filtration and re-mineralization systems can also participate by re-tweeting a message that can be found on the company’s blog at or their Twitter account at Read More!

Santevia Water Systems Helps Fund School for Impoverished Women in Bangladesh

February 6, 2013

Canadian water filtration and re-mineralization company donates $10,000 to non-profit Amarok Societyto aid effort to educate mothers.

February 06, 2013

Teach a mother, change the world. This simple phrase is the motto of the Amarok Society, a Canadian non-profit organization that helps educate impoverished mothers in South Asia. Earlier this month, the society opened a new school with the help of a $10,000 donation from Delta, B.C. based Santevia Water Systems.

“As part of our Santevia Gives Back program, we have decided to sponsor a school in Khulna, Bangladesh — the poorest country in the world,” said Santevia CEO Yvonne Anderson.

“The school will teach women and children who are in desperate poverty.”

Santevia Gives Back is a philanthropic program that also helps people in need around the world. Recently, SGB provided funds to an orphanage in Indonesia to purchase a rototiller plow so the residents could become self-sufficient. Read More!