Smoothies vs. Juices | Which is better for your health?


What is better for you?  Smoothies or juicing?  This is a question I have been asked many times over the years. There are some positives and negatives to both so let’s look and compare the two Smoothies Juicing You get the whole fruit and can bulk it up with many different types of protein powders, [...]

Smoothies vs. Juices | Which is better for your health?2022-07-03T04:17:10+00:00

Mexican Chilli Beans by Clinical Nutritionist Anna Morgan


Cause who doesn't love a warm and nourishing bowl of chilli beans on the chilly winters days. This delicious mexican chilli beans recipe is loaded with fibre, protein, vitamin, minerals, antioxidants & healthy fats (with the addition of organic sour cream or avocado). It's truly something comforting you can feel really good tucking into this [...]

Mexican Chilli Beans by Clinical Nutritionist Anna Morgan2022-06-30T08:28:49+00:00

Intestinal Permeability aka Leaky Gut


Intestinal permeability is what you will find if you want to do research on this topic, but more well known as Leaky Gut. What is Leaky Gut? We are born with a leaky gut – gaps in the intestinal wall (tight junctions) to allow nutrition through into our bloodstream, but as we grow these tight [...]

Intestinal Permeability aka Leaky Gut2022-04-29T23:43:18+00:00

Vitamin A – One of the Least Known Vitamins


Vitamin A appears to be one of the least known vitamins.  Everyone knows of it, but not what it does and how important it is.  Many people think that beta-carotene is “vitamin A”.  It’s not technically vitamin A but is a precursor that gets changed into the body into vitamin A via several chemical processes. [...]

Vitamin A – One of the Least Known Vitamins2022-04-29T23:44:37+00:00

Children and Herbal Treatments


As many of you know, at VIVE we love making herbal formulas to support the health of our customers. Matt, Mindy, Georgie, Linda and Marilyn are Herbalists that have years of experience with the strength and ability of herbs to support wellness. We now have an herbal dispensary with herbs that are not in alcohol [...]

Children and Herbal Treatments2022-04-29T23:53:51+00:00

Combining Vitamins, Minerals and Medications – Can They All Be Taken At The Same Time?


There are vitamins and minerals that don’t go well together as they like to compete for absorption.  Some of these will also try to compete with medications. Some foods can also impair our absorption of these nutrients. Therefore, it is wise to know which supplements, which medications and foods to take and when.  Mostly it’s [...]

Combining Vitamins, Minerals and Medications – Can They All Be Taken At The Same Time?2022-04-29T23:55:11+00:00

KFibre | A Clinical Review


At Vive we are quickly becoming impressed by the results achieved with Kfibre. In this blog we will discuss how this Australian grown and made source of dietary fiber is producing such incredible results with a number of common health concerns including constipation, bloating, acid reflux, weight management and blood sugar control. This prebiotic fibre [...]

KFibre | A Clinical Review2022-04-29T23:58:49+00:00

Salicylates– What are they all about?


Salicylate intolerance has been known for around 100 years, but this is still something that is not commonly thought of in the first instance for many conditions. Salicylates are a group of chemicals derived from salicylic acid which can occur naturally in plant foods and are also chemically made such as medications - the most [...]

Salicylates– What are they all about?2022-04-30T00:01:37+00:00

Digestive Enzymes….Why Do We Need Them?


What are digestive enzymes? As part of our digestive process our stomach cells and pancreatic cells produce enzymes which break down food particles. There are certain digestive enzymes specific to different food groups ie there are different enzymes to specifically break down fats, carbohydrates, proteins etc. Digestive enzymes in supplement form are these different enzymes [...]

Digestive Enzymes….Why Do We Need Them?2022-05-27T01:28:32+00:00

What is the Difference Between 'Practitioner Only' & 'Over-the-Counter' Supplements?


A common question we get asked at Vive is what the differences between ‘Over-the-Counter’ (OTC)  and ‘Practitioner Only’ (PO) products are. There are some important differences with regards to quality & efficacy between them that are important to discuss. As practitioners, we care deeply about efficacy, safety & prescribing reliable, quality formulas that have evidence to back [...]

What is the Difference Between 'Practitioner Only' & 'Over-the-Counter' Supplements?2021-02-03T23:40:38+00:00
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