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5 Ways To Live the Best Life

5 Ways To Live the Best Life

You may have heard people say "Life is short, make it count". So how exactly do you make each day count? What truly makes your life the best it can be ?

5 ways I believe makes life amazing:

1. Gratitude

Most of us don't always have everything we desire. But instead of being focused on what I don't have, I always count my blessings and be grateful for what I do have. 

Make it a habit to write down all the things you appreciate in your life - a delicious meal, a good laugh with a friend, receiving helpful advice, sunshine, a comfortable bed, a safe country with no war. Once you focus on what you do have, I promise you that your spirits will be lifted.

2. Do Good

Once you feel grateful for your blessings, you'll begin to see how you are in a position to bless others. Every chance you get to be thoughtful or helpful to others, take it. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture - a genuine compliment, a word of encouragement, a smile or a helping hand. 

That one small gesture to you could make someone else's day, month or year ... and that is one of the most rewarding things in life!  Plus when you help others, you also focus less on your own problems and more on your blessings.

3. Letting Go

When I was younger, I used to be very achievement-oriented. While it is a good trait to be a go-getter, I also didn't take it too well when things didn't turn out the way I had planned. 

Now that I am older and much wiser, I have realised that every time something didn't go my way, it birthed something else. A new way. A new opportunity. A better outcome. It may not be the path I had in mind, but it always eventually led to a more interesting and fruitful path.

So, now I just let go of what I cannot control and believe that whatever will be, will be for the better. Letting go isn't easy but if you master this, you'll feel a sense of freedom and excitement of a new adventure, rather than a loss, when things don't go the way you planned. Living with excited anticipation definitely beats living with anxiety! 

4. Try New Things

I believe we are on this earth to be the best version of ourselves. We can only do that if we get outside our comfort zones. It's so easy to get comfortable in my usual routine. But I feel so much more alive when I try something new, talk to new people, experience a new culture and learn a new skill. It sparks creativity, ignites inspiration and makes me excited about what I have planned for each day. 

I tell my daughter "try it once, if you don't like it or it doesn't work out, then at least you know. And you can be on to the next thing until you find something you are passionate about."

5.  True Friendship

I love this quote by Alistair Begg: "If you have one true friend in this world, you are rich."

Genuine friendships are important to cultivate. No amount of wealth, status, or power can adequately compensate for a life without genuine friends. I have dear friends, some I have known for decades and some I have met fairly recently. They all give meaning to my life when we laugh together, share stories and encourage each other through the ups and downs of life. Fruitful friendships make my life fruitful. 

When I think of a healthy life, I don't just think about my physical health but how meaningful it is as well.

What are some of the ways you make your life the best it can be?

Wishing you your best life,


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5 Habits of Healthy Kids

5 Habits of Healthy Kids

Why do some kids get sick so often while other kids avoid the flu and other infections?

Here are 5 Habits of Healthy Kids:

1. Regularly washing hands

A habit of regular hand-washing dramatically reduces the passing of germs that cause respiratory and gastrointestinal illness. 

Get kids in the habit of washing their hands before they eat, after playing with toys or in the playground and when leaving day care. 15-20 seconds of scrubbing is ideal.

2. Don't share germs 

When kids share their cups, utensils and straws, they also share their germs.

Cold and flu viruses enter the body through the nose, eyes, and mouth so teach children to avoid sharing objects that touch "germ entry points".

I've seen kids sharing their used tissues and toothbrushes. This is one case where sharing isn't caring!

3. Plenty of good quality sleep

One of the major factors that wreck havoc on our immune systems is a lack of good quality of sleep. I cannot emphasise this enough.  Sleep deprivation nearly doubles the risk of getting a cold or flu, so please make sure kids stick to an early bedtime. School-going kids really need at least 10 hours of sleep.

Do limit screentime in the evenings because it causes a negative impact on their sleep quality. 

4. A Healthy Diet

A healthy meal consists of colourful fruits and vegetables which is beneficial to your child's immune system. Foods rich in Vitamin D such as tuna, mackerel and egg yolks and eating yogurt with active cultures (probiotics) can also help build defences. 

Sugar weakens your child's immune system.  So limit sugary treats and be mindful of hidden added sugars in popular "healthy kid's foods" such as fruit roll ups, fruit juices and sugary cereals.

5. Daily regime of an effective immune supplement

Children can benefit from having their immune system regulated and better able to cope competently with infection.

If they have been breastfed, they will have some degree of immunity to the organisms to which mother was exposed, from the colostrum in mother’s milk.
If the child is bottle fed, there is no degree of immune protection.

The American immunologist, Dr Jesse Stoff* made the comment in his paper ‘The Ultimate Nutrient’:
“Children are often the victims of compromised immune function, and the effects can be very significant when spread over a lifetime. We tend to ignore the state of their immune function, opting to give them more and more prescription medications as time goes by. They are not immune to the stresses all of us face in modern society and their immune function is affected significantly. Accordingly, I think antigen infused dialyzable bovine whey extract should be made available to children from birth"

The ingredient Dr Stoff is referring to is our active ingredient in Santivia Immune

Santivia Immune also incorporates the powerful natural anti-oxidant, blueberries. The anti-oxidant function neutralises free radicals that damage DNA and harms the immune system. 

A daily regime of Santivia Immune would be really beneficial to help your child combat infection challenges. 

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Here's to happy, healthy children!


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*Dr. Jesse Stoff is an internationally renowned physician, with extensive credentials in immunology, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and holistic medicine. He is a licensed Medical Doctor, a Certified Naturopathic Physician, a Certified Acupuncturist, and a licensed Homeopathic Physician. A graduate of New York Medical College, he pursued extensive post-doctoral training including a fellowship at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital in London, England. He has authored/co-authored dozens of articles and 8 books including co-authoring the bestsellers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Hidden Epidemic and The Prostate Miracle. He has also served as a member of the Clinical Nutrition Board of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. As Medical Director of the Stoff Institute for Medical Research, he consults with physicians and medical groups both domestically and abroad on the subjects of immune system disorders and immune reconstitution.

6 Easy Steps To Keep You Healthy

6 Easy Steps To Keep You Healthy

Do you always seem to fall sick with a cough or cold and flu?

Your Health Depends On The Strength of Your Immune System. 

Many of us take our immune systems for granted or have never even thought about it.

Did you know that your immune system is working 24 hours a day?

It diligently protects us from foreign germs and bugs which can invade our bodies and lead to possible disease and death?

It is also responsible for looking out for tumour and cancer cells and destroying them.

An Optimal Immune System

A fully functional, optimal immune system is strong enough to fight off foreign invaders of our body.

It also does not over-react to allergens, treating them as harmful invaders and going into a protective immune response. Nor would auto-immune diseases occur. 

Factors That Knock Your Immune System Out Of Balance

Your immune system, however, is rarely optimal.

It is adversely affected by many factors that you are exposed to every day such as the "PITTS": Poor Nutrition, Infection, Toxins, Trauma, and Stress. (Stress is a big one!)

Unless you live like the elderly, centenarian Okinawans, growing your own vegetables and raising your own food, with clean unpolluted air and water, good sleep and no stress, you would face these PITTS factors to a greater or lesser extent, because of the modern lifestyle.

Immune Communication is Key

Your immune active molecules responsible for immune communication become less and less.

Immune communication is very important so that the immune system does the appropriate action – attack the foreign invader and go back to equilibrium when the attack is over.

You neither want an under-active immune system nor an over-stimulated immune system.

When your immune system is under-active you succumb easily to infection such as a common cough and cold and flu.

Do you always catch the latest bout of flu and it takes a long time to feel normal and healthy again?

You probably have a weakened immune system.  

Or do you suffer from auto-immune disease such as arthritis?

Your immune system is out of balance and overstimulated.

Prevention Is Paramount

I urge you to take preventive action, to keep your immune system in as great a condition as possible, so you are less likely to be one of those who are frequently sick or who get a more serious condition such as tumours and cancer.  

6 Easy Steps To Keeping A Healthy Immune System

Prevention steps can be so simple, and inexpensive:

1. Eat whole and non-processed foods and more fruit and vegetables,

2. Stay hydrated with healthy beverages like water, fresh fruit and vegetable juice and green tea,

3. Get 7-8 hours of good quality sleep and aim to be asleep by 11 pm (that's when your body begins the detoxification process),

4. Reduce stress by not over-committing yourself, taking time for things you enjoy and keeping positive thoughts,

5. Maintain a suitable exercise regime that is enough of a workout without being overly strenuous (especially if you are already very feeling overloaded and stressed)

6. This is an Important one: Take Santivia Immune, a safe and effective immune supplement modulator daily, and increase the serving size if you are feeling rundown, stressed or surrounded by infectious people.

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So let's do our best to keep healthy - to avoid the pain and suffering, missed work hours and medical bills.

It just takes adopting some easy habits. Ready for a healthier you?

Wishing good health and vitality,


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