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!

How to get and stay healthy in 2014

January 16, 2014

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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!

Santevia.com 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!