Acidity & Alkalinity Explained – For Human Health

Acidity & Alkalinity Can Determine the Condition of the Human Body

Acidity and alkalinity must be balanced for proper health - acid rain harms forests, and excesss body acidity harms health

Acid rain is bad for the planet; excessive acidity is most harmful to the body.

The human body depends on a proper biochemical balance for health. Key to our health is a balance between body acidity and alkalinity. Acidity and alkalinity has a profound impact on physical health. Many different kinds of acids influence the body, being produced as waste and existing as essential nutrients and digestive juices.

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Hot Weather Health – Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips

Summer Conditions Affect Your Body. Handle Hot Weather Right to Maintain Health!

Vancouver Island natural health care provider Island Healthworks shares nutrition, lifestyle and wellness tips for summer

Nutritional support and ample hydration equips your body to handle summer heat. With Island Healthworks, Vancouver Island, BC

Health does not just depend on internal functioning and food intake. Our interaction with the changing environment in which we live profoundly affects our wellbeing. As Vancouver Island, BC based natural health care providers we frequently run into interesting and concerning ways the environment influences our health.

Throughout the seasons, our bodies must adapt to changing conditions that test our response to different types of stresses. There are two fundamental elements of natural health care and healthy living that we must consider in relation to our surrounding environment.

First, we must know which conditions are beneficial and which are likely to unduly stress us. Hot weather is especially challenging.

Second, we must take advantage of the most up to date knowledge on how to support our bodies with the right nutrition, proper exercise and lifestyle adjustments able to better prepare us for each challenge!

By maintaining our health and keeping ourselves in peak condition, we are more resilient when faced with environmental stress such as hot weather! By avoiding unnecessary stress from excess exposure to direct sunlight in hot weather or pollution, we increase our capacity for health and longevity. As summer heat increases our susceptibility to sunburn, whether in the mild Vancouver Island climate where we are located or elsewhere worldwide, our need for increased water intake to keep us hydrated, cool and able to gain nutritional delivery to each cell becomes especially important.

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Give the Gift of Health this Christmas!

Island Healthworks Offers Gift Certificates to Make a Difference

A Gift of Health is unique, valuable and meaningful

At Island Healthworks, we would like to wish you a happy holiday season and send our regards your way. We also invite you to join us in giving a gift of health if you are looking for a way to give something meaningful.

Material gifts are universally offered during the holiday season, but many people want to do something different. How about a gift that can potentially make a lasting difference in someone’s life?

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Curcumin: Discover The Power of Tumeric Herb

Tumeric Contains Curcumin, a Natural Antioxidant & Antinflammatory

Tumeric – Raratna Rajaiah Photo – December 27, 2009

Tumeric is Colored by Curcumin, Which Has Many Benefits to Cellular Health

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation are two of the leading dis-ease causing stressors affecting the human body. Oxidative stress leads to cellular damage and increased stress on body systems, with impacts on day to day health as well as long term wellness and longevity. Inflammation is an underlying contributor to most medical problems, involved in cancer, heart disease, arthritis and even diabetes. Fortunately, healthy living and the right herbs can help reverse or limit many of the causes and potential effects of oxidation and inflammation. Tumeric Herb, traditionally used in Ayervedic medicine contains intensely colored curcuminoid pigments that serve as the primary active ingredients in the spicy herb. Extracted from the Tumeric Rhizome, curcuminoids term used to refer to the major active constituents of tumeric root.

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Electrolytes, Minerals & Your Health

Minerals & Electrolytes for Body System Stability


Minerals have many important roles in the body. Island Healthworks discusses proper nutrition & electrolytes for better health.

Minerals are essential for proper cellular health & organ performance.

The human body is mostly water, and the rest appears to be tissue and bone made from a variety of components, which of course include water themselves.  There are many carbon, hydrogen and protein based organic compounds making up the human body, with organ functions and metabolic processes involving aldehydes, ketones and other organic chemical processes. Amongst these complex reactions, metallic elements and minerals scattered all across the periodic table interact and assimilate in the human body to carry out a wide variety of roles.

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