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Your Gut… The Gateway to Good Health

October 5, 2017

People tend to measure health in terms of levels and numbers – cholesterol,  blood sugar, blood pressure,  body mass, etc. But, what they often fail to acknowledge is the condition of their gut. That’s right – their gut.

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Elie Metchnikoff, the Nobel Prize winner whose research focused on how diseases are primarily related to toxic conditions in the gut, stated “ Death begins in the colon.”  Many other scientists have concluded that how we think and feel is directly related to our digestive system, even referring to the gut as our “second brain.”  Regarding overall health, it’s important to know 75% of your immune system resides in your gut.  Equally interesting, your gastrointestinal system actually has more neurons than your spinal cord. Add to that the fact your stomach contains trillions of bacteria needed for body function, and you can see why it makes sense to pay close attention to your gut.

Symptoms such as gas, bloating, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, even bad breath are all signs that something is not working properly.

Elimination and Reintroduction of foods is a helpful method for identifying food allergies or sensitives that may be causing GI distress. Be sure to drink plenty of water – half your body weight in ounces per day —  and  get regular exercise to assist digestion and elimination. Do your best to reduce stress, since it can cause dysfunction of the nerves in the gut wall. Lack of sleep can disrupt stomach flora, so be sure to get plenty of zzzzs.

In addition, there are some simple nutritional supplementation strategies that can support digestive health:

• If you do not have a chronic digestive disorder, a periodic cleanse & detox program can be helpful to allow your body to naturally sweep away unwanted waste and  toxins in the gut.  The cleanse program you choose should focus on more than just the colon, so you can achieve a more complete, holistic detoxification outcome.   The end result — a healthy digestive system —  can lead to proper metabolism and weight regulation.*

• Over time, undigested food is what bad bacteria and yeast will prey on, causing bloating, nausea and a lethargic feeling. Digestive enzymes are excellent to help you digest your food more completely. Taken before a meal, they efficiently break down food so it does not get left behind in your digestive tract.*

• A daily does of probiotic will  help support your body’s immunity and resiliency – remember most of your immune system is found in your gut. A probiotic assists by keeping  a healthy balance of microbial flora, and can help readjust  flora that goes out of balance.  As such, a probiotic can help with occasional indigestion, irregularity and  diarrhea. If your stomach has properly balanced flora, the nutrients you take in on a daily basis will be better absorbed and used by your body.  A good probiotic product also contains a prebiotic . Think of probiotics as fertilizer for good bacteria in your gut. The probiotic introduces the friendly bacteria into your system, while the prebiotic helps give that bacteria helpful nourishment to do their job. TIP: If you must take antibiotics, know that they can disrupt good flora in the stomach. A probiotic can help maintain the right balance of bacteria.*

• Since the gut tends to become inflamed due to stress or dietary abuse, Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids can help the stomach lining stay strong and resilient. Omegas found in fish oil are known for their ability to address inflammation in the body.*

Magnesium is a mineral important for gut health. A deficiency of this nutrient can cause constipation, which leads to slow bowel emptying and malabsorption of foods. Magnesium also facilitates proper sleep and immune function, both of which are important when you are trying to sustain good gut flora.* Calcium is an essential component in the production of enzymes and hormones that regulate digestion.*  Plus, ongoing research shows Calcium may aid the colonization of friendly bacteria in the gut.* Many people are deficient in Magnesium and Calcium, due to depleted soils, and softened water supplies which reduce mineral content.

 • The acronym for the Standard American Diet is SAD – what a perfect fit.  The American diets does tend to be sad, woefully lacking the recommended 7 to 11 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. An overall vitamin/mineral multi can further support a healthy gastrointestinal system, by filling in the  “7 to 11 gap.”  Be sure to choose a multi that offers high antioxidant value and plenty of immune boosting nutrients – so important for sustaining a friendly gut environment.

• People needing extra digestive support should consider using a supplement with glutamine. Glutamine is an amino acid which directly supports and nourishes the health of the intestines.* It aids in the integrity of cells lining the gut.

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Eniva provides a high quality line of nutritional supplements ideal for gut health, including:
• Eniva Whole Body Detox & Cleanse Kit
• Eniva Probiotic 

• Eniva Digestive Enzymes
• Eniva Omega 3 EFA Fish Oil EFACOR
• Eniva CalMag (Calcium Magnesium)
• Eniva VIBE Multi (vitamins/minerals)
• Eniva BioChlor Chlorophyll, with l-glutamine
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For more information on these high-quality products, visit www.eniva.com, or call 866-999-9191.


 *This statement has not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Eniva products do not treat, reduce, cure or prevent disease.

At EnivaHealth, we believe each human body was designed to be healthy. It was designed to be energetic, lean, agile, and resilient at healing. You were created to live an abundant, healthy and vibrant life. EnivaHealth is proud to create and manufacture pure liquid nutraceuticals with no artificial preservatives. Our liquid supplements are natural solutions to help you feel and look your best

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ATP: Energy Carrying Molecule

July 12, 2017

You’re on the go! Whether you’re running to the lake for water skiing and kayaking, going the distance on your morning run, checking out a new biking or hiking trail, off to tennis or golf, on the way to pick up kids for soccer and softball –– you’re burning energy constantly. Under conditions of physical stress, the body’s energy resources can become depleted. In particular, intracellular levels of the body’s primary energy carrying molecule, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), are lowered significantly.

What is ATP?
Our bodies rely on the compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as the source of virtually all its energy requirements. ATP belongs to a class of compounds known as adenine nucleotides and our bodies rely on these compounds as the energy source needed to perform every bodily function. ATP keeps hearts beating, muscles contracting and cells functioning. Without ATP our tissues would simply stop working. High levels of cellular energy are required to keep tissues running at their peak performance.

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Food and oxygen are the fuels used by the body to stoke the furnace of energy turnover. As long as there is a sufficient supply of these critical fuels, energy levels are maintained in the body and tissues function normally. However, simply by living our normal daily lives we routinely run into situations when these fuels are not adequately available. For example, disease, strenuous labor or high-intensity exercise all increase our demand for oxygen, reduce its availability to our tissues or disrupt normal energy metabolism. When we use oxygen faster than it can be supplied, our body cannot generate energy fast enough and energy reserves become depleted.

A reduction in the body’s total energy may lead to a variety of concerns including fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness, tissue dysfunction or even total tissue failure if the energy is completely depleted by a lack of oxygen. Even when oxygen levels return to normal, it may take several days for the energy pool to recover. Studies have shown that, following repeated strenuous exercise, it may take three days for energy levels to be restored to normal, and in cases of heart challenges or other issues that reduce the flow of blood to tissue (a condition called ischemia) energy levels may never fully normalize.

Since cells and organs need adequate energy in order to maintain integrity and function, it is essential that the supply of ATP be replenished soon after it is consumed. This is possible over the short term in the presence of oxygen via the respiratory metabolic pathways. However, when the oxygen supply is inadequate, even temporarily, energy metabolism is impaired and ATP molecules are not regenerated quickly enough to meet the body’s energy demands.

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In a wide range of clinical studies, investigators have found that ATP recovery can be stimulated in both myocardial (muscular tissue of the heart) and skeletal muscle tissues by administering a simple sugar called Ribose. Ribose is the substrate which supports formation and is an essential participant in the salvage pathways for ATP regeneration. In turn, ATP contributes basic metabolic reactions and plays important roles in protein, glycogen and nucleic acid synthesis and energy transfer reactions.

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When blood flow is restricted to the heart, the myocardium becomes oxygen depleted due to ischemia (resulting from occluded arteries, heart attack, heart surgery, organ transplantation or other surgery). Myocardial levels of ATP will fall dramatically and can take up to 10 days or more to recover. Under conditions of such energetic depletion, myocardial function is compromised and there is an increased risk of permanent loss of myocardial tissue.dreamstime_m_40483527

Physical Exertion
Even in lower risk situations, such as healthy individuals who are pushing their physical limits by intense exercise, ATP reserves can become depleted and take several days to recover. Ribose plays a vital role in both myocardial and skeletal muscle metabolism, and ribose is the key to recovery of depleted ATP levels after strenuous exercise.*

The Nutritional Support Answer
Energy and cardiovascular health are top reasons consumers choose nutritional supplements or functional foods and beverages. Ribose plays an important role in the generation and recovery of ATP. Adding ribose to the ATP-depleted myocardial or skeletal muscle environment stimulates recovery of ATP levels. This enhancement of ATP recovery may play an important role in improving the overall health, lifestyle, and level of fitness in people with cardiovascular challenges, energy level issues, as well as in athletes who are pushing their exercise limits and depleting their energy reserves.*

“Eniva ATP-Pro® is the most fundamental energy supplement you can give your body to maintain healthy levels of cellular energy pools.”prod-atp-11007 crop

Eniva ATP-Pro® provides your body with a clinically tested and patented form of D-Ribose, the most fundamental source of energy your body can have. D-Ribose is what your body uses to naturally build its energy stores. Taking Eniva ATP-Pro can help your body quickly replace energy levels that have been depleted by hard work, exercise or health challenges.* It is well known that strenuous work, high-intensity exercise, and many health challenge conditions contribute to a depletion of the energy pool leading to fatigue, muscle soreness and stiffness that negatively impact exercise tolerance and quality of life. And this concern is universal, all the way from top conditioned athletes, to weekend warriors, to patients recovering from serious illness, as well as those dealing with the impacts of the natural aging process.

Eniva Atp-Pro® stands above in its ability to deliver natural, demonstrable, safe and patent-protected benefits.
• Supports heart health and optimal cardiac function*
• Assists with energy production and enhancement*
• Supports muscle mass gains and muscle health*
• Supports muscle stiffness and soreness*

Useful Tip: Use ATP-Pro as a sweetener instead of sugar. ATP-Pro has a sweet taste and can easily be sprinkled over foods like oatmeal or added to drinks like tea. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, or stimulants. It is gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian friendly. Simply stir into juice or water to get that boost of energy your body needs. To learn more about Eniva ATP Pro visit http://eniva.com/atp-pro-5-3-oz/


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

At EnivaHealth, we believe each human body was designed to be healthy. It was designed to be energetic, lean, agile, and resilient at healing. You were created to live an abundant, healthy and vibrant life. EnivaHealth is proud to create and manufacture pure liquid nutraceuticals with no artificial preservatives. Our liquid supplements are natural solutions to help you feel and look your best.

The “NO-NO” Ingredient List for Skin & Hair Care

April 28, 2017

Stop the Toxins!

Have you ever found yourself staring into a sea of body care products at a store wondering which one is best for you and your family? You grab the nice looking bottle with the word “natural” on it, but after inspecting the ingredients… YIKES!! Confusing, scary, terms with synthetic-sounding phrases blur across your eyes… what is this stuff? Unfortunately, some of it is likely cancer causing and toxic chemicals that have no business being in body care products!

Did you know there exists very little federal regulation on what types of chemicals can be placed into body care products? Engine degreasers, anti-freeze, formaldehyde derivatives, petroleum derivatives and cancer “suspected” causing agents are allowed. In fact, United States EPA studies have confirmed the presence of 1000s of unnatural chemicals present in the bodies of citizens. And, many of these chemicals are found in personal and body care products. What’s worse is many of these substances carry toxic dangers to humans.

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The List:
Top Chemicals to Avoid in Body Care Products

• Phthalates
A truly toxic skin care ingredient class: dibutylphthalate and diethylphthalate. Helps lotions absorb into skin. DEHP has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the EPA. Also known by the abbreviations. DEHP, DINP, BzBP, DBP, DEP or DMP. Research has linked phthalates to cancer, birth defects and hormone disruption in humans.

• Parabens, including methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, benzyl- and butylparabens
Parabens act as preservatives in cosmetics. Research indicates that they may disrupt hormonal pathways and increase the risk for breast tumors and reproductive problems.

• Diethanolamine (DEA), TEA and MEA
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) completed a study that found an association between the topical application of diethanolamine (DEA) and certain DEA related ingredients and cancer in laboratory animals. Chemically similar ingredients used in personal care products are MEA (methylethanolamine) and TEA (triethanolamine).

• Diazolidinyl Urea or Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
Chemically related to imidazolidinyl urea and is a formaldehyde releaser used as a preservative. Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen.

• Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)
PFCs have caused cancer in rats, may cause birth defects, and may damage the immune system and disrupt thyroid function. Often hidden in cosmetic ingredients with the words “fluoro” or “perfluoro” in them.

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• Artificial Color Additives
Often identified as D&C or FD&C with a number, these chemicals are artificial
additives to color products. Several of these have been linked to skin irritation and allergic reactions. Artificial colors have significant potential to worsen underlying
skin conditions such as eczema.

• Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS)
Harsh degreasing foaming agent used in engine degreasers and one of the most common ingredients in personal body care products. Dissolves the oils on your skin which can cause a drying effect. Publications in Toxicology journals have demonstrated mutagenic activity due to these ingredients.

• Artificial Fragrances: Often blended petro-chemicals containing multiple contaminants. In fact, the word “fragrance” is often used to cover nearly 4,000 ingredients and most are synthetic, cancer causing or otherwise toxic. Exposure to fragrances has been also shown to affect the central nervous system.

• Mineral Oil
A petroleum derived ingredient often used in creams or balms. Mineral oil is a petroleum derivative that coats the skin. While it can moisturize your skin, it is also prevents your skin from breathing and slows down natural cell development. Plus, it is often contaminated with other toxic petro derivatives that can cause drying to skin tissue. Moms and dads take note: baby oil is 100% mineral oil and should be avoided.

• Propylene Glycol
This is the main ingredient found in Anti-Freeze in your car! Unfortunately, it is found in many personal care items due to its chemical dissolving properties. It also is drying and irritating to the skin. Further research has suggested links with contact dermatitis, kidney damage and liver problems.

Keeping Your Beauty Routine Toxin-Free

Reading labels carefully it the key. It takes some extra effort, but it’s worth it to find ultra natural ingredients. Click here to see more from the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Database. It’s time to look through your current body care and cosmetics — what ones need to be tossed?

Toxin Free Natural Body Care

Eniva Health is dedicated to producing natural, toxin-free, safe products for the body. It’s line of salon-quality Shampoo, Body Wash and Conditioner, as well as it’s new Hydrating Lotion, Therapy Cream and Lip Nutrition provide the user superior performance and effective, all the way providing a luxurious, spa style experience. To learn more about Eniva’s natural skin and beauty products, click here.Body Care
Have you gone through your family’s skin care products lately? How many products with toxic ingredients have you found to throw out?

Visit www.eniva.com for more information.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

At EnivaHealth, we believe each human body was designed to be healthy. It was designed to be energetic, lean, agile, and resilient at healing. You were created to live an abundant, healthy and vibrant life. EnivaHealth is proud to create and manufacture pure liquid nutraceuticals with no artificial preservatives. Our liquid supplements are natural solutions to help you feel and look your best.
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Prostate Health: Men’s Focus

April 3, 2017

Prostate Health

If you don’t know what your prostate is or what it does, you’re certainly not alone: most men don’t. But it’s time to get educated! The prostate is a small organ approximately the size of a walnut. It lies below the bladder (where urine is stored) and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. The prostate plays a key role in proper sexual function and also helps protect against bladder infections.

We’ve talked about keeping your heart healthy – and now we’re focusing on prostate health.

More than 50% of men in their 60s and as many as 90% in their 70s experience challenges with an enlarged prostate. And, more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. A painful infection of the prostate gland is an issue for men of all ages and affects 35% of men aged 50 and older. Each year more than 230,000 men will be seriously affected by unhealthy prostate tissue and 30,000 will die from it.

The good news is there are proactive ways to keep your prostate healthy. No matter what, exercise regularly, eat more fruits and vegetables and don’t smoke. In addition, there are natural ways to support your prostate with targeted nutritional supplements. Read more…

The Thyroid and Hormones Connection

January 17, 2017

Your Thyroid… A Tiny Gland that Does a Massive Job

You may be among those who aren’t aware just how important your thyroid is. Located just below your voicebox, your thyroid works in synergy with a whole host of glands to keep your body functioning properly. Its primary job is to produce special hormones that influence nearly every organ, tissue and cell in your body. It signals the cells to perform and regulate various critical functions.

Hormones generated by the thyroid tell the cells if they should be consuming more oxygen and nutrients – otherwise known as the “rate of metabolism.” Hormones also play an important role to:
Stimulate the heartbeat and cholesterol utilization and energy production
Support muscle strength and jointsdreamstime_l_arms-back25464952
Help keep your body’s calcium level in proper balance
Support the normal regulation of your body temperature
Regulate female menstrual cycle
Impact brain function and nerve function
Support bowel regularity
Promote healthy skin

Checklist: Is my Thyroid working properly?

When your thyroid isn’t working at its best, the body gets out of balance: A thyroid that is not performing at full tilt may contribute to you feeling:
• Occasionally fatigued
• Forgetful
• “Blue” and sluggish
• Experience dry hair, nails, and skin
• Occasional puffiness
• Irregularity stints
• Your body’s internal thermostat may seem off-kilter
• Mild discomfort or weakness in joints and muscles
• Cholesterol levels fluctuate more than normal

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Often the results of your thyroid performing below its optimal level creeps up and is a slow-progressing situation. You may have a little more trouble making it through the day, or you may look in the mirror and appear more aged than before. You may notice a mild ache or occasional tiredness in your muscles or joints even after walking a short distance. Most people say they just don’t feel like their former self.

Be reassured there are tests for an under-performing thyroid, and a number of options are available. As always, you should seek the advice of a medical practitioner to be evaluated, and for ongoing care if needed. In some rare instances, a person may experience an overly active thyroid. This situation should also be evaluated by a medical professional.

thyroid-care-blogMinerals Can Provide Nutritional Support*

For individuals seeking proactive ways to support and maintain a healthy thyroid, research shows minerals can provide a nutritional boost.* Eniva Thyroid Care Formula is a water-soluble mineral blend that can help support the normal, healthy functioning of the thyroid gland.* Thyroid Care contains these minerals to aid body balance and optimal performance:*
• Potassium  • Iodine  • Zinc  • Selenium  • Copper  • Manganese

NOTES:
– Thyroid Care is NOT designed to provide the unique nutritional requirements for those individuals with hyperthyroidism. If you have hyperthyroidism, as with any medical condition, you should be under the regular care of a medical practitioner.
– People who are allergic to iodine should NOT take potassium iodide products.

Visit www.eniva.com for more information.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*This information is meant to communicate support in the possibility of radiation contamination and its effect on a healthy thyroid. Proper nutritional supplementation may aid in supporting a healthy thyroid, and an oral prophylaxis approved by the FDA will assist in protecting against and/or minimizing radiation contamination.

At EnivaHealth, we believe each human body was designed to be healthy. It was designed to be energetic, lean, agile, and resilient at healing. You were created to live an abundant, healthy and vibrant life. EnivaHealth is proud to create and manufacture pure liquid nutraceuticals with no artificial preservatives. Our liquid supplements are natural solutions to help you feel and look your best.

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer affects many women and families in our society, and we at EnivaHealth offer our support to those fighting it. We believe there are many ways to help the body stay strong and maintain good breast health – here are a few suggestions:
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ATP Pro: The Currency of Life

July 1, 2016

You have a million things to do today. And, what’s the one thing you absolutely need to get them done? Energy.

Energy makes your muscle work, keeps your heart beating, helps your brain perform, and so much more.

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Where does this energy come from in your body?

ATP, or Adenosine triphosphate, is a vital compound that stores your body’s energy in the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm of every cell of yours. Otherwise known as the “currency of life,” ATP is needed for the extraordinary amount of energy your body must produce and use each and every day.

However, your cells have a limited supply of ATP to perform all of the necessary functions your body requires of it. The moment your body starts performing strenuous work, high intensity exercise, health challenges, or even natural aging, the necessary oxygen flow and deliver gets restricted and the body’s store of critical cellular energy is reduced.

D-Ribose can help!

D-ribose provides the basic foundation for ATP and facilitates ATP being synthesized by the body. Frankly, without D-ribose, there would be no ATP. We would be left energy deficient as D-ribose helps replenish the energy levels that do get depleted once we draw upon our ATP reserves. The problem, however, most people don’t realize that when their energy stores are reduced, it can take up to several days for them to return to normal.

The solution?

Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 1.17.08 PMWhether you’re a person who acts the best with their “battery” fully charged, an athlete, constantly doing strenuous work, or even suffer from fatigue or constant low-energy issues, a D-ribose supplementation with ATP pro can lead to beneficial effects that will positively change how you are able to spend your day.

Eniva ATP Pro contains a clinically tested and patented form of D-Ribose. It contains no artificial colors, flavors, or stimulants. It is gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian friendly. Just stir into juice or water to get that boost of energy your body needs. To learn more about Eniva ATP Pro visit http://eniva.com/atp-pro-5-3-oz/.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

At EnivaHealth, we believe each human body was designed to be healthy. It was designed to be energetic, lean, agile, and resilient at healing. You were created to live an abundant, healthy and vibrant life. EnivaHealth is proud to create and manufacture pure liquid nutraceuticals with no artificial preservatives. Our liquid supplements are natural solutions to help you feel and look your best.