Category Archives: Health Supplements

Cooking with Medicinal Herbs….That Aren’t Ginger or Turmeric

Spices have been traditionally used medicinally for centuries with knowledge handed down generation by generation. They didn’t need scientific studies to know these natural plants worked, they just did. Each plant, seeds, berry and root containing multiple medicinal compounds and … Continue reading

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How Collagen Hydrolysate Can Improve Joint Mobility, Digestive Function & Skin Health

Collagen. It seems to be the new kid on the health block, popping up in everything, from bars to smoothies to supplements, you name it. Collagen has been added to it. With that being said however there has been a … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Summer Smoothie Recipes

It’s good ol’ smoothie season again & we couldn’t be more excited! Not only are they super delicious & refreshing (this time of year especially) but smoothies are a fantastic way to jam pack nutrients into your day. To make … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Gut Loving Kombucha

At Vive we absolutely adore Kombucha! Not only is it super refreshing (especially this time of year) & delicious but its contains a wide variety of gut loving bacteria & enzymes which assist in the maintenance of a healthy digestive … Continue reading

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How to Maintain Good Gut Health for Healthy Immunity, Mood & Digestion

Mindy Duncan (Clinical Naturopath) www.nourishnaturopathy.com.au For bookings click here It’s no secret to all of us that the health of our digestive tract can have significant impact over many aspects of health. Therefore I’m sure we all know how important … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Supplementing with Beetroot Juice

Matt Steinacher | Naturopath + Nutritionist Beetroot juice is a rich natural source of Nitrate that may be converted to nitrite and then further metabolised to produce Nitric Oxide in the body.  Nitric oxide is thought to be a useful … Continue reading

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Lowering LDL Cholesterol with Phytosterols

Marilyn Lemaire (Master Herbalist) Phytosterols are compounds that have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol.  They are found in significant doses in vegetable oils such wheat germ oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, corn oil, almond oil and olive oil.  They … Continue reading

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Three Incredible Health Benefits of N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

Leia Mulroy (Clinical Nutritionist) Poppys & Pistachios Book a Nutrition Consultation Today                                                   Instagram @_poppysandpistachios_ N-Acetyl Cysteine, also known as NAC, is a derivative of the naturally occurring amino acid L-Cysteine. NAC stimulates the production of a powerful antioxidant Glutathione, … Continue reading

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Histamine Intolerance | The hidden cause of your runny nose.

by Leia Mulroy | Clinical Nutritionist Do you experience unexplained skin rashes or itchy skin? How about a itchy throat or flushed face after consuming cheese, eggplant, tomatoes or wine? Continuing irritable bowl symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, excess gas? … Continue reading

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The Importance of Stomach Acid in Digestive Health

by Mindy Duncan | Clinical Naturopath We talk a lot about the importance of good digestive health here at Vive. Why pre-biotics are essential, which probiotics are most beneficial for certain conditions & generally how to optimise your microbiome. However, one … Continue reading

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10 Day Reset Detox Program | Nutritionist Leia Mulroy

10 Day Reset Detox Program   Treat your self this holiday break by signing up to my 10 day Reset Detox program. Maybe you have over indulged, feeling a little bit fatigued, bloated and just ugh? Or maybe this is … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have been a key part of complementary medicine for many years, with usage dating back to ancient China. They have wide-spread & potent activity in the body, assisting the body in many ways including modulating immune function, reducing … Continue reading

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  by Leia Mulroy (Nutritionist) Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as the presence of an abnormally high number of bacteria in the small bowel. What is unique about SIBO is that the excessive numbers of bacteria colonizing the … 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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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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Let’s Talk About Flax

                                                       by Therese Hodgkinson (Naturopath)   Did you know that Flaxseed (aka linseed) is not only a great source of omega 3 fatty acid but also: fibre, protein, minerals, isoflavones & lignans? No wonder this nutritious little seed has … 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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Daily habits for keeping your gut healthy with the VIVE team

This month the team at VIVE share their daily routines for optimising and maintaining gut health. If you suffer from any kind of gastroinstinal disorder, fixing the microbiome of the gut is a crucial step on the road to recovery. … Continue reading

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