70% of Sunscreens are Toxic

Posted by on 4/9/2014 to News

The epidemic of skin cancer is highlighted each year with the entrance of summer and the heightened exposure our skin has to the sun.  Each year more than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. And even though more and more people are using sunscreen each year, the incidence of skin cancer continues to climb worldwide.

It’s that time of year where we all start enjoying the weather outside, but did you know that 4 different studies conducted in the 1990’s indicated a higher risk of malignant melanoma among individuals who used the most sunscreen!

Improve Your Mood and Outlook NATURALLY...

Posted by on 3/26/2014 to News

Spring is upon us.  It is a time for new beginnings…new starts….The air is clean, life is once again being infused into our surroundings as the flowers, tress, and plants come out of hibernation.  So why are we not HAPPY…full of joy and energy?

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a 2011 study showed most Americans suffer from moderate to high stress and 44% have seen an increase over the past five years. In 2009, US News said, “Americans are 10 times as likely to have depression or a mood disorder today as they were 60 years ago.” As these two studies show, the increase in stress has led to an increase in mood disorders. “Who’s not stressed? That’s just life. Life is stress,” says Kathleen Hall, Founder of the Stress Institute in Atlanta. The APA says one reason for the increase in stress is that self-care isn’t a priority. “Only 40% of Americans rate their health as very good or excellent….Instead of managing stress in healthy ways, Americans are indulging in unhealthy behaviors.”  Is there a natural and healthy way to improve mood and increase energy levels?

Do you know your Aronia Berry?

Posted by on 3/7/2014 to News
Let’s talk about a special berry in JUS that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. The Aronia Berry, also known as the Chokeberry, was an important part of the Native Indian diet for hundreds of years and is a close cousin to the blueberry. Found in swamps and damp woodlands throughout eastern North America and Europe; the hardy aronia shrub reaches 6 to 12 feet in height and produces clusters of round, pea-sized, dark purple and black berries. Can something called a Chokeberry be good for you? Let’s find out.

Tumeric...as effective as a medication?

Posted by on 2/24/2014 to News
We like to think that here at HAVVN we were a bit ahead of the curve when we introduced HAVVN GO featuring Turmeric as a key player in our proprietary Anit-inflamatory Gene Cluster Blend.  The turmeric used in the GO Stick is a highly potent form of turmeric standardized from Curcumin. This acts on 100 promoters of inflammation, mainly NFkB, which is a master switch known to regulate 300 genes. In studies, curcumin has shown antitumor, antioxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-amyloid, anti-ischemic, and anti-inflammatory properties. An issue with turmeric supplementation has been poor bioavailability. The HAVVN GO Stick contains a proprietary, patented ingredient clinically shown to increase the bioavailability of turmeric by 2000% (see Bioperine ingredient).

A Better Way to Age...A Journey of Passion

Posted by Dubravka Pavelic on 2/10/2014 to News
Many  years ago I asked myself a very important question:  “ When I am 60 years old, do I want to look so spent, un-cared for, and old like my mom and her girlfriends.“   Even then, I knew the answer was NO.  It was then that I committed to searching  for another choice….a better solution!   I needed to understand why we aged the way we did.  I wanted  a different destiny.

That was the  beginning of my journey.  Today many people know about the harmful ingredients found in cosmetics, personal care products, and food .   But 30 years ago it was not so.   I felt as though I was a pioneer in finding all natural ingredients that would dramatically impact the look and feel of my skin.    As a result I began developing  my own remedies. Nothing  that I would buy at the store felt healthy enough for my skin.   I knew then that the very best thing for my skin was an all-natural remedy which I made myself.   My skin simply whispered to me.   I needed only  to listen and follow that inner voice which I did with great passion.

HAVVN JUS and Chemotherapy

Posted by Dr. David Munoz on 2/4/2014 to News
Q: Dr. Munoz, on many occasions we have heard that chemotherapy patients should not take antioxidants.   If somebody is currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer is there any problem with them being on JUS since it is a very powerful antioxidant? 

A Natural Energy Boost

Posted by on 1/28/2014 to News
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a 2011 study showed most Americans suffer from moderate to high stress and 44% have seen an increase over the past five years. In 2009, US News said, “Americans are 10 times as likely to have depression today as they were 60 years ago.” There is a connection between stress levels and depression. As these two studies show, the increase in stress has led to an increase in depression. “Who’s not stressed? That’s just life. Life is stress,” says Kathleen Hall, Founder of the Stress Institute in Atlanta. The APA says one reason for the increase in stress is that self-care isn’t a priority. “Only 40% of Americans rate their health as very good or excellent….Instead of managing stress in healthy ways, Americans are indulging in unhealthy behaviors.” Since this is the case for a majority of Americas, there needs to be a natural and health ways to reduce stress levels, thus reducing depression.

DETOX - It's good for your cells!

Posted by on 1/21/2014 to News
Detoxification means removing poisons from your body. When the toxins are tucked inside your cells, they interfere with the cellular chemistry and decrease your body’s energy production. When they come out of the cell, they come back in contact with the nerves. This irritates the nerves and you feel it! When you first let the toxin into your body, your body gave you a sign that something was wrong. Maybe you had a headache or a runny nose. By ignoring that sign or taking some kind of medication to “cure” the symptom, you weren’t allowing your body to heal itself.

Clearing the Vitamin Confusion - What's Natural, What's Not

Posted by on 8/7/2012 to News

There’s a lot of confusion—and misinformation—about what’s natural and what’s not when it comes to nutritional supplements. So we’re going to try to clear some of the confusion and misunderstandings.

What’s natural and what’s synthetic when it comes to vitamin supplements?

Many people envision vitamins being squeezed from foods and then put into tablets, capsules, and beverages. While picturesque, this is not the case. Various technologies are used to extract or produce vitamins. These technologies help ensure consistency and safety in the products HAVVN provides. Some vitamins can be described as “natural-source” or “nature-like,” whereas some synthetic vitamins (e.g., synthetic vitamin E) are derived from petroleum byproducts. HAVVN uses “natural sources” for vitamin fortification in our products.

For example, nearly all of the vitamin C used in supplements is produced from corn sugar. This is similar to how the vast majority of animals make their own vitamin C; they convert blood sugar to the vitamin in their liver or kidneys. The difference is that vitamin suppliers use technology to make vitamin C from corn sugar on a much larger scale. As another example, B vitamins are produced through a process called bacterial synthesis. Basically, vats of harmless bacteria are grown to make the B vitamins. This process is comparable to how bacteria in the intestines of people make small amounts of some B vitamins, such as B3.[i] Again, the difference is one of scale.

Some people believe that making vitamin C from corn sugar or B vitamins from bacteria is synthetic or unnatural. We believe these processes have strong similarities to how these vitamins are produced in nature.

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