PNE Packing List

August 19, 2016

The countdown to the PNE is on! Only a few more days until the gates open, and we want to make sure that you have everything you need, so that you can get the most of your experience.

2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Saturday, August 20-Sunday, August 21 : 11am-Late
Monday, August 22 : Closed
Tuesday, August 23-Sunday August 28 : 11am-Late
Monday, August 29 : Closed
Tuesday, August 30-Monday, September 5 : 11am-Late

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3 Easy Alkaline Lunch and Snack Ideas

August 18, 2016


With a thousand things on your to-do list and a handful of kids to get ready for school, it can seem daunting to get everything done before it’s time to head out the door. Easy to assemble and delicious to eat, we’ve assembled a list of lunches that can be prepped the night before so they’re easier than ever to pack in the morning. Read More…

7 Electrolytes Your Body Desperately Needs

July 26, 2016

In a recent blog post, we looked at the effects of dehydration, in which we mentioned that over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. That’s a sobering statistic. But even more shocking than that, is that 90% of Americans are chronically demineralized.

Now you might be asking yourself what the big deal is about being demineralized. Most people don’t realize how essential minerals are to maintaining a functioning body and their effect on one’s quality of life –  as they participate in your body’s chemical reactions, they literally determine how well your body works.

Here are the basics: minerals in your body divide into electrolytes and trace minerals. Electrolytes are found in larger quantities and serve many functions. Read More…

5 Effects of Dehydration

July 21, 2016

Safe, drinkable water is now more accessible than ever before. In the developed world we are fortunate to have unlimited amounts flowing right into our homes, stores, restaurants, gyms, schools, offices, and even parks.

Yet despite this accessibility, an estimated 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. For many of us, we aren’t even aware of how much water we should be drinking; since the symptoms of dehydration come on so gradually, it’s hard to notice them.

That is why chronic dehydration is particularly dangerous. If we are mildly dehydrated for a long time, we might not even remember what it’s like to be fully hydrated – and all that we’re missing. Read more…

The Annual Santevia Staff Retreat – Whistler, Here We Come!

July 14, 2016

Located just a few kilometers south of the active and outdoorsy city of Vancouver, the city of Delta is home to the Santevia office. So, accustomed to the adventurous nature of Vancouver residents, when CEO Yvonne Anderson tells you that you’re headed up to Whistler for a staff retreat you don’t question it, you just grab a pair of sneakers and a warm jacket and hit the road; and this exactly what twelve members of the Santevia team did on June 17, eagerly awaiting a weekend of fun, fitness, and bonding.

The adventure began on Friday morning. The 12 of us divided into 4 cars and made our way up to Whistler. If you have not yet done the drive from Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea to Sky highway, make sure you put it on the bucket list. Between the mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and sea, this breathtaking drive epitomizes the majestic nature of Canada. Read More…

8 Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer

June 24, 2016

What if I told you that you could boost your energy, mood, athletic performance, and mental processing simply by doing more of something you already do? What if I told you by doing that, you could also keep dozens of health conditions at bay? You might be skeptical – What do I do?

Drink more water!

Over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Americans and Canadians spend billions every year on things to compensate for our impaired work performance or poor health. Yet most of the solutions – pharmaceuticals, coffee, and energy drinks – not only ignore the underlying problem of dehydration, but actually worsen it in the long run.

How about breaking out of that cycle and seeing all you’re capable of when fully hydrated? Why not see how good you’ll feel and how much money you’ll save? Here are 8 ways to stay hydrated this summer. Read More…

Top 10 Places in Need of Clean, Fresh Water

June 16, 2016

Can you imagine being dependent on dirty water from a lake whose levels recede a bit every year? Probably not; it’s a situation most of us have never had to think of.

Most of us don’t realize that having access to safe drinking water is a privilege. We turn on any tap and it flows. Even when we visit remote areas or foreign countries, it’s usually easy to obtain clean water.

The same cannot be said for many parts of the world. Here are 10 places where the access to clean, fresh water is particularly scarce. Read more…

Pitcher This…

June 9, 2016

Could you imagine a world where opening your faucet led to clean, untainted, great tasting water flowing freely out of your tap? Knowing that you could satisfy your body’s natural urge for hydration, without having to worry about what else you are sipping down on?

What a relief it would be to live like that, but unfortunately, it is not our reality. For us, chemicals and harmful contaminants may linger in our water. But there’s hope! Read more…

The Importance of Clean, Healthy Water

June 3, 2016

In this day and age where most of our lives are focused on being healthy, it is crucial not to forget the importance of hydration. It’s so easy to get swept up by the day and simply forget to get in enough water.

The last thing you want is for all the effort you put into eating healthy and exercising to be void because you are under hydrated. Some of the benefits of being properly hydrated include: weight loss, increased energy, relief from headaches, healthy skin, better digestion, system cleansing, and better exercise.

The quality of water we drink is just as important as the quantity. The best water we can be drinking is filtered, mineralized, alkaline water.

  • We really want to limit the amount of chlorine we ingest in both our drinking and shower water.
  • Our daily consumption of this chemical has been linked to many health concerns, including cancer.

By drinking remineralized alkaline water, you are filling your body’s mineral reserves, allowing your body to balance its pH, and allowing your body to defend itself against disease. Read more…

10 American Cities With the Worst Drinking Water

May 20, 2016


While most of us are aware that drinking tap water can negatively effect our health, few of us understand to what extent, and why.

We have been told that chemicals (like chlorine) are bad for our health, yet most of us still find ourselves relying on our taps as our primary source of drinking water. After all, we are privileged to live in a first world country that gives us access to “safe” drinking water in our homes. Besides, is it not better to risk consuming a few chemicals in order to stay properly hydrated?

The sad truth is that one of our most vital life sources may not be safe, and the water meant to be keeping us alive is slowly killing us. Here is a list of the top 10 America cities with the worst drinking water, based on studies done by the EWG: Read more…