Category Archives: Eco & Healthy Lifestyle

How to Detoxify Naturally for Better Energy, Digestion & Mood

by Leia Mulroy (Clinical Nutritionist) www.poppysandpistachios.com To book with Leia click here It’s no secret that we now live in a world where our exposure to toxicity is reaching an all time high. Chemicals can be found absolutely everywhere from … Continue reading

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Conventional vs. Organic Wine | What defines an Organic Wine?

At Vive we are super passionate about all things certified organic including our favourite beverage, that’s right WINE! The organic wine industry is on the rise, with new winemakers gearing towards organic & bio-dynamic practices all the time. With the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Chronic Stress on your Health

Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath Stress is something we’ve become all too familiar with as it now appears to be a permanent phenomenon of modern life. It’s very normal to experience stress. The human body was built to cope brilliantly … Continue reading

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The Healthy Christmas Menu

The festive season. A time of celebration, gathering with loved ones & indulgence. A little indulgence here is there is absolutely nothing to worry about, in fact, we even encourage it. It’s a healthy dose of soul food we all … Continue reading

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Cheesy Kale & Cashew Salad (Vegan, GF, DF)

  Makes 2-4 serves Ingredients 1 large bunch of kale (finely chopped) 2 cloves of garlic (minced) + 1 large clove (grated) Good quality olive oil (4 tbsp. for dressing + 5tspn for rolling) 1 cup raw cashews (roughly chopped) … Continue reading

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Post-flu Recovery – Tips & Tricks

 Mindy Duncan (Naturopath) It’s been a really rough flu season this year, with the most recorded cases of Influenza A in almost 15 years. I think it’s fair to say most of us need some time to recover & recuperate. … Continue reading

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Do you have wrist pain during your pregnancy?

by Jodie Isle | Merakai Massage   With the increased fluid and changes to your body posture most women experience new aches and pains during pregnancy.  Some women will develop pain in their wrist(s), which may radiate down to their … Continue reading

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Magnesium – The Miracle Mineral!

by Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Have you ever wondered why so many practitioners recommend Magnesium? Magnesium is involved in 354 enzyme and chemical reactions in the human body. With 35% of the body’s total Magnesium stores are found in … Continue reading

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The Many Health Benefits of Hemp!

by Mindy Duncan | Naturopath Now that we will no longer have to make ‘body creams’ with our beloved hemp seeds and can finally talk freely about the benefits of consuming this delicious seed it’s important we discuss the many, … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Pelvic Pain

by Jodie Isles | Remedial Massage Therapist ….I’m going to call it pregnancy triple P   So many women say: “My hips and pelvis feel like they are “falling apart”, my hips just ache all the time or at night, … Continue reading

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Do You Invest in Yourself?

  By Nicki McCosker-Dell | Counsellor Life sure can feel overwhelming and unpredictable sometimes, which is of course part of the human experience, but nonetheless this can be quite destabilising. We naturally crave security and a sense of equilibrium, and … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Prebiotics?

by Mindy Duncan (student Naturopath) Probiotics have long been a topic of discussion for numerous reasons, namely the well-researched positive impacts they have on many aspects of human health. However their equally, if not more beneficial counterparts prebiotics, are rarely … Continue reading

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Western Herbal Medicine for Public Health

Written by Marilyn Lemaire | Master Herbalist   Western Herbal Medicine for Public Healthcare As many of you are aware, VIVE is rich with Herbalists.  We are 7 herbalists working in the store and the VIVE clinic.  We love going … Continue reading

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Go-to, quick-and-easy, ‘I’ve-got-nothing-planned-for-dinner’ favorites from the VIVE team

Mindy Duncan (Naturopath) My go-to, quick & easy, meal I can prepare with my eyes-closed, with whatever left over veggies I have in the fridge is my ‘Lentil Bolognese’. I always have tinned beans, lentils & tomatoes on hand as they … Continue reading

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Non-negotiable habits that keep the VIVE team healthy

Have you ever wondered about the daily routine of a Naturopath or Nutritionist? The non-negotiable daily habits that keeps their physical and mental health strong and on-track. Are there habits that you would like to implement to help you achieve … Continue reading

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Turkey, Cranberry and Wild Rice Salad

This is the perfect Christmas Day salad! Not only is it easy to prepare, absolutely delicious and nutrient dense, but you can also make it ahead of time for an even more seamless Christmas lunch…  I know I won’t be … Continue reading

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A Naturopath’s Guide to Better Sleep

By Mikaela Duffy | Naturopath & Nutritionist Sleep!  A subject close to my heart, both on a personal level (my weak spot when life gets busy or difficult), as well as professionally.  A great majority of people I see in … Continue reading

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12 Easy Ways to Boost Your Mental Energy Levels

It is common for people who are feeling tired and mentally fatigued to flood their system with heaps of coffee, a Red Bull or even something sugary to help them improve concentration and boost energy levels. But these are band-aid … Continue reading

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Healthy Living 101: How to Swap Your Bad Habits For Better Ones

Redesigning your life to better health and well-being requires permanent lifestyle changes. For some people, these are often difficult to make, but should you wish to live a healthier lifestyle, you will need to translate the desire to live healthy … Continue reading

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How “Sitting Syndrome” Contributes to Chronic Metabolic Disease

By Marilyn Lemaire, Co-Owner and Naturopath at VIVE   Prolonged Sitting Gardiner (4) conducted a study with 1,958 Australian individuals between the ages of 60-69 to evaluate the effects of prolonged sitting on Metabolic Syndrome.  The results showed that prolonged … Continue reading

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