SHOPPING
Visit our online store and browse the entire Steviva Catalog! ON-LINE STORE
Join us at in-store demos with free food, recipes and samples!

Author Archives: Site Admin

What is Gluten?

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

three associated conditions to be cautious of Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat and other grain products, with the exception of a few “gluten free grains” . Many people may be familiar with Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder, which is associated with positive antibodies in the blood, intestinal villous atrophy as shown […]

Winning The Battle Against Stress

three powerful tools in stress management Stress is becoming a major problem in the U. S. and will likely get worse before (or if) it gets better. That’s the bad news. The really bad news, however, is that we don’t take stress seriously as a threat to our health. Mindfulness The first step in reducing […]

The Case For Exercise

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

three reasons for it to not be all or nothing Many people all know that diet and exercise are the pillars of good health. However, that doesn’t help us any when trying to fit it into busy lives, or knowing how much or what we should be doing. One hour can seem intimidating or unrealistic […]

Letting Go of the Past and Embrace Your Bright Future

honest self-analysis to gain clarity In order to embrace the new, we must release the old. A trapeze artist can not swing from one bar to another without letting go. An important part of moving forward in is to review the past year, release it and to learn from it. To go where we wish […]

Your Weight Problem Could Be Caused By Insulin Resistance

You Must Increase Insulin Sensitivity Five Simple Steps in Combating Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance is a common problem that leads to health complications such as diabetes and heart disease. Here are some simple steps to take to increase insulin sensitivity and reduce your risk of health problems. Examine Your Eating Habits One of the best […]

Blood Sugar Balancing Act

four tips to cut the sugars In America alone, there is a shocking 87 percent of Americans who are in the age group of 40 and above and are at risk of diabetes. Most people do not know the seriousness and veracity of this dangerous condition. However, there are solutions to lessen your chances of […]

Hormones and Health

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

three chemicals to avoid to cut your cancer risk Statistically speaking, cancer is the number two cause of death, just after heart disease. Do you know what contributes to cancer that is found in your body and environment? Our hormones, for both men and women. Women have a 1 in 8 lifetime chance of getting […]

Generosity and Blessings

giving your hope and approval I was listening to Jack Kornfield’s lecture on Generosity this morning. It is really beautiful and a great way to spend the morning. Hear it at http://diydharma.org/audio/by/artist/jack_kornfield What struck me is his intimation that giving ones blessing to another is an act of generosity. All religions from Judaism to Islam, […]

The Real Hunger Games

five fast tips to taming a raging appetite Sometimes when I get home from work I am staving. Well at least in the moment I think I am starving. I reach for anything I can get my hands on and start scarfing away. A few minutes later I fell full enough but, back it comes […]

Minding the Month

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

knowing the calendar of health awareness Did you know each month there is are usually not just one but several associations and organizations that try to educate the public on an array of health concerns? April is an awareness month for 13 health concerns, it also holds weekly awareness for another 3 health issues, and […]

Looking Out For Number One

a community of support and healing Often I find myself taken aback by the little serendipitous occurrences that happen to me – it seems in succession. This was a week filled with coincidences. It started with a long planned trip to Maui with my daughter that came crashing to an abrupt end when she became […]

What’s In Your Litter Box?

letting go of the past to embrace the present An acquaintance of mine once told me that if you have one foot in the present and one in the past you are dumping on your present. When you break it all down you find that the past no longer exists that is because well… it’s […]

The Down and Dirty on Portion Control

downsizing portions can lead to sizing down on your waistline Over the years our food habits have changed so drastically it’s hard to understand what constitutes a traditional healthy diet and what doesn’t. Adding to the confusion is the overabundance of food choices, countless sources of nutritional and weight loss information competing for our attention […]

The Balance in Your Body

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

finding the meaning of dis-ease Here is goes another health article, but this one isn’t a check list of do’s and don’ts to prevent something. This article is targeted at what to do, when you have done everything you could: you ate your protein and veggies, drank half your weight in water, breathed deeply, ate […]

Dodging Diabetes

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

three easy tips on keeping you from becoming a statistic 20 million Americans are living with Diabetes and over 40 million have pre-diabetes, thus making this disease almost like an epidemic. [1]  This disease is caused by high blood sugar levels. There are a few different types of diabetes, and it can come into someone’s […]

The Grapefruit Should Be Called Greatfruit

several benefits of eating grapefruit This time of year I am always trying to feed my body copious amount of vitamin C. Most because I am trying to avoid getting sick. While friends and family commonly come down with bad colds, I come away fairly unscathed. I attribute this to my friend the grapefruit.This year […]

Getting Skinny on Six Meals a Day

more on eating less more often We’re so used to hearing people talk about eating less food that it’s become weight-loss doctrine. But as you remember from the physiology of metabolism, you have to eat more often to change your body composition. The new philosophy I want you to keep in mind is “energy balance.” […]

Addictions

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

3 tip on getting addictive behavior under control Last week many mourned the lost of a superstar, this is seemingly a common tragedy. Addiction seems to be somewhat of a plague in America. Both men and women have struggles with various addictions, from food or sugar to sex or money, or drugs and alcohol. Many […]

The Truth about Gluten

gluten free

separating the wheat from the chaff If you are already avoiding gluten then you have something in common with NFL quarterback Drew Brees and Cyclist Tom Danielson, a record-breaking member of the Garmin-Transitions team. Both have been gluten free for the past two years. Going gluten free has become big business. Sales of gluten-free products […]

How Paula Deen and Others Could Make a Difference

educating the public on diabetes and more Last weekend Steviva Brands and Trinity Hill Farms attended the American Diabetes, Diabetes Expo in Portland, Oregon. There were several cooking demonstrations and one in particular stuck me as interesting; that was the cooking demo by Bobby Deen, the son of Type II Diabetic and celebrity chef Paula […]

It’s Time To Face The Music

the healing and motivational qualities of music I have traveled abroad quite a bit and what I found is the common thread between all persons on this earth is music. Sheet music is the same here as it is in China, Russia Africa everywhere. Music is our common language. Music moves our souls. It can […]

Keeping a Health Heart

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

four habits to keep it pumping It’s almost Valentines Day, and hopefully you are feeling loved! The heart in the human body functionally serves as a circulation pump with an electrical impulses, using sodium, potassium, and calcium contracting the muscle and sending blood, oxygen and vital nutrients all through out the body. Heart disease is […]

Silencing the Committee

10 tips on terminating negative internal dialog Let’s face it, we all battle the little voices in our head that second guess what we are doing or offer criticism for what we have done. I encountered a little bit of it myself yesterday. I decided to explore from where that little critical voice originated. English […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

three changes you can make to help fend off S.A.D. Do you feel sad? Perhaps you tell your friends your feeling “blue” back in the day, a perhaps common idiom. Since it is winter and the days have been shorter, with less sunlight, some can acquire or express this syndrome of depression like symptoms, seasonally. […]

Alec Baldwin’s War on Weight Gain

Alec Baldwin Battling Type 2 Diabetes

turning around impending diabetes How many of you read about Alec Baldwin? Well, if you didn’t here’s the skinny. He went to the doctor for a check up and the prognosis was he was heading down the path of Type II Diabetes. Flash forward four months. Have you seen him lately? He dropped over 30 […]

Cut Your Cancer Risk

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

three changes you can make today to cut your risk This week the CDC came out with a report relinquishing statistics that the US population falls short with cancer screening. Much of the report is discussing women’s cancers such as cancer and breast, and colon cancer which affects men as well. To give you an […]

Living In Gratitude

being thankful to all that is for all that is Our lives can be such a treasure trove of rich and beautiful experiences if we just allow it into our lives. For some of us this process might not be completely clear considering circumstances that may surround us. This is where faith comes in; the […]

Immune Health

Dr_Alisha_Moadab

five ways to boost your immune system Your immune system is located through out your entire body, much of it is in your “gut” as a part of the GALT (Gut Associated Lymphatic Tissue). One could say that “the road to good health is paved to good intestines” as Naturopathic doctors often teach. Thus your […]

Closing One Door to Open Another

Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Countless times we have all heard a friend or colleague say if only I had a new job or new partner, new house… infinitum. And thus the never ending conundrum of always wanting what believe we can not have. A wise sage once told me […]

Declaring War on Weight Gain

The War On Weight Gain

five easy steps to win the battle of the bulge It’s a war out there and the battle is the battle of the bulge. The one around your waist and butt. We are here to help you in your battle to be better. Therefore we are declaring war on waiting gain. Here’s a good battle […]

Steviva Brands Featured Products