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Eat Your Way to Healthy Joints

Eat Your Way to Healthy Joints


Joint pain is no fun and can keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle. It is possible to eat your way to healthy joints and decrease inflammation and joint pain. Your joints, much like your body, require nutrients in order to repair and keep cells, ligaments, muscles and cartilage healthy. So investigate what you are putting on your fork and get ready to eat your way to healthier joints.


Go raw! Okay, you do not have to become a raw food activist in order to eat healthier. You do however, want to increase your daily intake of raw veggies as they are loaded with enzymes that can help break down nutrients in your food so that they can be used by your body.


Essential fatty acids found in nuts and seeds and their oil along with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) found in cold water fish is a must for well-lubricated healthy joints. Fatty acids can reduce swelling and discomfort in joints as well provide proper lubrication.


Foods such as nuts, seeds, salmon, sardines and vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and other green veggies such as collard and turnip greens, spinach, kale and green beans are an excellent source of essential fatty acids.


Good collagen production is essential to joint health. Collagen is a naturally occurring fibrous protein made up of amino acids found in bones, muscles, body tissues, tendons and cartilage.Collagen comprises approximately one quarter of all of the protein in your body.  Collagen is important in avoiding osteoarthritis. One of the first indications of osteoarthritis development is the loss or breakdown of collagen.


Eating protein-rich foods can help boost collagen production because they are good sources of amino acids. Look for quality pasture and humane raised animal sources. Vegetable protein sources include nuts, seeds, legumes beans and some grains such as quinoa.


Quercetin is an antioxidant flavonoid compound that is a natural anti-inflammatory.  Apples, red or black grapes, blueberries, blackberries, cherries and green teas are rich in quercetin.


Although you can eat your way to better joint health sometimes the food you choose could be the culprit to your pain. Even worse, if you are experiencing intestinal permeability (or leaky gut) this may lead to unexplained joint pain. Take for instance gluten. Most humans lack the enzymes to completely break down gluten; at best it is only partially digested. If this happens it can lead to undigested peptides instigating inflammation. If there is any intestinal permeability undigested fragments can seep through and over time may lead to increased inflammation in weak areas, in this case the joints.


At Sanoviv Medical Institute we use advanced testing for when it comes to gluten. We use the Array 3 Antibody Wheat and Gluten Proteome Reactivity and AutoimmunityTM test. With this test we are able to measure antibody production against 9 wheat proteins and peptides and 3 essential structure enzymes. Any of these antigens has the capacity to challenge the immune system even when there are no digestive symptoms present.  In other words, most think of gluten as causing digestive problems. Not so. Gluten can affect the brain, skin and immune system.


At Sanoviv we also advise if testing for the Array 3 to also test with the Array 4 Antibody Gluten-Associated Cross Reactive Foods and Food SensitivityTM test. Sometimes removing gluten may not be enough to healthy joints and other body complaints. This is where the Array 4 may help.


Most countries define gluten-free products based on the recommendation of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organization. This codex alimentarius allows the inclusion of up to 0.3% protein from gluten containing grains in foods labeled gluten-free.  If the sensitive body is exposed to 0.3% protein, the immune system will recognize and react to the protein.[1] The Array 4 tests for 27 foods (including healthy foods) that may be an underlying culprit to true health and wellness. The Array 4 can assist by detecting both sensitivities and cross-reactions that may possibly allow for a possible continued gluten-like reaction.  In other words, if you have gotten off of gluten and you are still having symptoms it could be something you are consuming that is causing the inflammatory response to continue and aggravate.



Joint pain can be a common symptom of many diseases or a reminder from a past injury. Always pay attention when it comes to joint pain.  Seek the advice of your physician or qualified health care practitioner so that you can rule out any unforeseeable problems. At Sanoviv we have many programs to suit your needs. Your body has the power to heal and it starts with learning all you can to prevent injury and provide your body with the right nutrients to help in the healing process.




Continually Fan the Flames of your Intention


When it comes to getting results with your health thought and action are necessary. A thought can inspire, “what if?” Analysis of the thought leads to “I wonder.” This in turn, both physically motivates you to act and allows for the manifestation of the thought. But, sometimes your little voice takes over and talks you out of acting on a potentially great idea.

Thoughts are inspirations that with the right mindset can manifest into physical goals. Every year we make a conscious decision to elevate our business, or become better at something, or to achieve better health.
What are your thoughts surrounding the accomplishment of your goal? Are they positive burning desires that motivate you to stay focused? Or, are they thoughts of never amounting to anything? Followed by, a self-unworthiness perception of “why bother as it will just be like everything else; nothing ever goes my way.”
You have the power to take your thoughts and allow them to become your motivational tool to succeed in all of your goals and desires. You have the power to elevate your goals and aspirations. Take your thoughts and make them so. It is that easy.

Here at Sanoviv Medical Institute we have many medical programs that include a visit with the psychology department. We do this purposefully because our mind body and soul are connected. If the doctors are working physically to make a person well but that person does not believe they are worthy of wellness, or are in fear of wellness, or doesn’t believe they can heal; those thoughts become more powerful than the medicine.
Do you have a health intention? Revisit your goal. Where are you at with the goal? Take your goal of health and turn it into an intention and make the intention your primary focus. Write out what it is that you need to allow for this intention to be achieved. Do not hold back; write out what it will take, even if you do not have the resources (such as the financial well being) currently to believe that it could be possible. To make it simpler, if you could wave a magic wand to grant your wish what would it be and what do you need?
A thought does not allow for the physical constraints of “can’t”. What we think, we have the ability to manifest physically. Our vibrational energy synchs with the energy of the resources we need to make it so.

If this has not happened for you yet take a look at how you are feeling towards this intentional goal. What are your thoughts? Are they positive or negative? Do you have faith to put your need, want or desire out to the Universe and know that it will be taken care of? Or is your little voice thinking through all the items keeping you from this goal?
The law of the Universe is to provide what we need if we feel we are worthy of that desire, passion or goal. It is quite simple, and yet we make it so difficult. It is a leap of faith to put trust into what we cannot see. If you allow the Universe to act upon your intention, the messages will come, but it is up to you to allow yourself to see the messages. To allow the connection you must clear your thoughts of all physical constrains and make yourself open and ready to receive Universal messages that will bring you what you need to accomplish your goal.

Our body, mind and spirit follow natural spiritual law. We need to connect with our earth in order to become grounded and connected with the present moment. Being grounded allows you to become spiritually connected to the Universal vibration and allows for intention.

How you become grounded is by walking barefoot on Mother Earth. Here at Sanoviv we have beautiful luscious green grass and you will see many people walking barefoot in the grass. We actually hold classes where you walk barefoot in the grass to ground your energy and well being.
Take a walk barefoot in the sand, dirt or grass. Hike into the woods or desert and become aware of the stillness. Listen to the breeze, smell the air and be grateful for the connection. Connecting with nature allows for realignment of your intentions and your desire.

When you feel your goal slipping away you have two choices, either refuel with positive intention, or give up. But before you give up ask yourself this, “How has giving up worked for me in the past? Did it help me to ascertain my goals, aspirations and desires?” The answer will be no every time. We cannot make conscious intention and then expect it to arrive on our threshold the next day especially with negative thoughts or feeling unworthy of the goal. It takes time and when the time, space and sequence are right, it will manifest.

You have the choice to allow your surroundings to physically and spiritually affect your flow of intention. They can continually fan the flames of your goals and desires. We are all faced with situations, critical moments and physical blocks that may hindered our goals. Do not allow this to break the connection of your intentions. Keep in mind they too are a moment in time and shall soon pass. Keep your intention and passion every day, feel the emotions of your goal. Take me- time, down time, laugh, have fun and refuel and connect with your higher vibration. The intention lies within you to make it so. When you reach your goal, repeat this process and make it so.


At Sanoviv, we see the importance of a balanced approach to cancer therapies. Not All standard treatments are bad and not all alternative treatments are good. In fact, we believe it is important to incorporate the best of each approach into an integrative therapy. Many of our natural and biological therapies have their roots in Europe where they have been practiced for many decades.

Our integrative form of oncology uses many traditional modalities such as high does vitamin C, Laetrile (B17), homeopathy and intravenous ozone therapy in combination with medical procedures such as regional hypothermia, hyperbaric oxygen and sometimes surgery (when indicated) to help our guests win the battle against cancer. Some of our guests chose to undergo chemotherapy at other facilities and come to Sanoviv for additional supportive therapies.

Our 5-part approach to overcoming cancer includes:


Detoxification involves removal of harmful substances from the body which is continually confronted with toxins. These toxins are found in the air we breathe, in the food we eat, in our clothes, in furniture and even in our mouth as dental toxins. In order to optimize the immune system response and reduce side effects of treatment, the body needs to be free of heavy metals and toxins. At Sanoviv, you are in a completely toxin-free environment to optimize healing. A detox regimen including calcium EDTA and other biological substances may be used to help the body rid itself of toxins, improving metabolic function. Dental treatment may be needed to eliminate additional sources of toxins.


Immune Modulation therapy brings the ratio of different types of immune cells back into balance so that they can perform their critical function to search, detect, and destroy foreign or diseased cells. Balancing the immune system is much better than simply stimulating the immune system (which could cause it to overreact and attack healthy cells). Restoring healthy immune function is especially important for those with cancer.

At Sanoviv, we accomplish this by administering Transfer Factors. These are very small molecules, found in all species, that help cells to communicate with and identify one another. Transfer Factors are polypeptides (44 amino acids). Because of their small size (less than 5kDa), they do not trigger allergic reactions. They work by modulating TH1-TH2 helper cells and cytokines, improving the body’s ability to detect fungi, parasites, intracellular organisms, viruses, and cancer. Transfer factors also have the ability to suppress an overreacting immune system.

The use of Transfer Factors to balance and restore immune function is backed by 25 years of research and clinical experience. Recent discoveries include more powerful Transfer Factors extracted from the spleen of crocodiles and sharks. Correcting immune defects and imbalances can improve outcomes for cancer patients.


Substitution involves giving the body the substances it needs to regain health. We apply orthomolecular medicine, which uses vitamins, minerals and amino acids to promote health and healing in the body. High intravenous doses of these substances show a pharmaceutical effect and can have an immediate impact on the immune system and metabolism. Since the days of Linus Pauling, orthomolecular medicine has been traditionally used in biological oncology to reduce tumor size, kill cancer cells, curb the spread of cancer and improve the quality of life.


We use different therapeutic interventions to enhance your body’s ability to destroy cancer cells, while respecting the integrity of normal, healthy cells. These are done in conjunction with other therapies to synergize their potency while diminishing side effects. Regional hyperthermia is used to heat up tumor material causing its metabolism to break down. Tumors do not tolerate temperatures over 41 degrees centigrade. Because of their primitive blood supply, tumors are not able to easily divert heat. The metabolism of tumor cells is different to that of healthy cells. This makes them a target for regional hyperthermia. This therapy is used in combination with other modalities such as high dose vitamin C, laetrile (B17), hyperbaric oxygen and orthomolecular medicine.


Our psychologists help guide guests toward recognizing patterns in their lives that may have made them susceptible to cancer. This may include providing solutions for stress management and lifestyle coaching. Through different forms of bodywork and mind-body healing, inner balance is increased, internal stress is released and the self-healing powers of the body are stimulated.

The Importance of Cholesterol by Alberto Isaac Meza MD

Cholesterol is a vital molecule, without which all of us would die.  It has been demonized by the makers of statin drugs and as a result, most people have become conditioned to avoid foods containing cholesterol. This is a big mistake that can place a bigger burden on the body since cholesterol supports the body’s needs. It helps us to make Vitamin D, sex hormones, and steroid hormones.  It is also essential to all of our cell membranes and important to the brain for nerve signal function. It also plays a role in the metabolism of fats and our immune defenses. Therefore suppressing or avoiding cholesterol can deprive us of several important nutrients and impair many body functions.

Here at Sanoviv we recognize the importance of cholesterol as a remarkable and necessary substance.
The cholesterol-heart disease theory is a myth, and there are many studies that actually support this fact. We also improve the body’s utilization of this important nutrient that is mainly made in the liver, although some is obtained from food. Cholesterol is not the big elephant in the room; it is not the underlying cause of the #1 killer in the world (heart disease).  What really contributes to the world epidemic of cardiovascular disease is oxidized cholesterol or small density cholesterol molecules in addition to sugar, inflammation from gastrointestinal tract, dental inflammation (gums) as well as toxicity and heavy metals.

It is important to reduce cardiovascular risk, but focusing on cholesterol is not the answer. At Sanoviv we reduce risk by using nutrients and educating about diet and lifestyle.  Our focus includes the following tips:

  • Improve blood vessel health by using a combination of magnesium, activated folic acid, B-complex vitamins, balanced essential fatty acids, L-arginine and other key nutrients.
  • The best way to improve your body’s utilization of cholesterol is by using balanced essential fatty acids, fermented garlic, Coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, chromium, curcumin, quercetin, niacin, vitamin E, and resveratrol.
  • Support the liver which is where most blood cholesterol is produced.  A good liver formula includes nutrients such as milk thistle, N-acetyl-cysteine, alpha lipoic acid and turmeric.
  • Reduce stress and practice regular physical activity and breathing exercises. Spend time outdoors.
  • Eat healthy cholesterol-enriched foods like eggs, liver and oysters along with fermented foods such as yogurt and fermented vegetables. Eat sulfur rich foods like garlic and onions. Avoid sugar and hydrogenated oils (most processed foods) and drink plenty of pure water.


Sanoviv recommends the following books to help you better understand the importance of cholesterol and the myths surrounding the use of drug therapy for the prevention of heart disease:

The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease

The Statin Free Plan by Jonny Bowden PhD, CNS and Stephen Sinatra MD

Ignore the awkward! How the Cholesterol Myths are Kept Alive by Uffe Ravnskov

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease by Mark Houston MD


Sanoviv – Hospitality, Friendship & Guidance

Here at Sanoviv Medical Institute high quality hospitality is one of our guiding principles. Our dedication to this philosophy is what sets us apart from other medical institutions around the world.  You will feel the warmth and kindness as soon as you are picked up by one of our courteous drivers and then settled on the Sanoviv shuttle.  After a brief drive down the coast you will arrive at Sanoviv and pass through our secured, high walled gates. It is here that you will be greeted with a smile by our Guest Services staff.
This is where your healing begins.

Our Guest Services department consists of three Coordinators and a Guest Concierge. Prior to your arrival, you are assigned a personal Coordinator that will guide you from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave Sanoviv. Our coordinators are high energy individuals that are stationed at the front desk in the lobby.  They are outgoing, organized, warm & friendly, and ready to provide emotional support. They are also the communication filter between our guests and the treating physician and/or therapist.
They will be sure that your needs are met in a prompt and orderly fashion.

Your personal Coordinator will greet you with open arms as soon as you step off the shuttle. Next, they will provide you with a complete orientation of your suite and a guided tour of our installations; along with some historical background of this carefully selected location.  But most importantly they will make you feel at home. In the event that you decide to visit Sanoviv without a companion as many of our guests do, you will not be alone. Our Guest Services department will approach you every morning and throughout the day to ensure that your day is going well and that your daily schedule has all the activities your medical team has indicated for you.

Our goal is to make your health a priority, and to give you the love and support that will make this experience a most memorable one.

The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcomes.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), American poet & educator

Flossing Before Brushing?

by Abdiel Marquez DDS, Sanoviv Dental

Did you know? Flossing before brushing gives you an opportunity to clear out the space between teeth, which will allow the toothpaste to do its job more thoroughly. Furthermore, it loosens all of the food particles and bacteria that will be washed away while brushing and rinsing.

However, the real concern is whether or not you floss. Most people have been instructed to floss after brushing and this is much better than not flossing at all. This will remove food particles and bacteria from your teeth that have just been brushed clean, which is why flossing before brushing makes good sense.


Rinsing first

Rinsing before you floss and brush loosens food particles and buildup, making brushing even more effective.

Don’t leave your toothbrush in the bathroom

The odors in the bathroom are ferments, vapors, bacteria and viruses that come out from urine and feces all over the bathroom floating, seeking for a damp place to cultivate (toothbrushes bristles).

Recent studies have found the following bacteria in toothbrush bristles, which can be the cause of various stomach or intestinal illnesses:

Escherichia coli


Most people (7 of 10) leave their toothbrushes in the bathroom.  The toothbrush should be stored in a dry place outside the bathroom or covered with a suitable case.

Remember to brush a minimum of 2 times per day but preferably after each meal for optimal oral health.

We recommend PerioClear mouthwash (–alcoholfree-mouthwash.html) and PerioScript concentrate for oral irrigators (

Nutrition for the Holidays and Healthy Goals for the New Year.

The recipe in the photo is variation of our coconut macaroons. Simply use the coconut macaroons recipe below and add (1) heaping tablespoon of fresh grated organic ginger to get a real ginger “snap” in your macaroons. Aka “Ginger Snacaroons”.

If you missed this webinar today with Sue Ward, please go to and a recording of this 30 minute webinar will be posted on our Events page.

Here are the recipe handouts and also a copy of our new Sanoviv Recipe Book. Enjoy!

Sanoviv Recipe Book link

Enjoy your holidays,

Be well!


Staying Young and Healthy

by Daniela Colin MD & Sue Ward, MS


Aging is a natural process that begins the minute we are born.  Organism aging is noted by the body’s declining ability to respond to stress and the increased risk of disease.  Cellular aging occurs due to damage to our cell membranes by different aggressor agents.  If we consider aging as a disease, then it is treatable.

There are several scientific theories that attempt to explain aging, however, we know that in addition to our bodies being exposed to damaging agents, our internal processes produce waste products, so our bodies need to be able to effectively detoxify and eliminate in order to achieve optimal balance with all cellular functions. This requires proper energy and nutrients which is provided by our food intake.  When we are nutrient-depleted and not eating a healthy diet, we may suffer cellular damage or an impaired ability to repair and detoxify tissues.  When we are over exposed to damaging toxins from our food, environment, stress, and lifestyle, our body’s repair systems cannot keep up and thus structural and functional damage occurs.

Here are some tips that help to prevent and repair damage to your cells:

1)     Increase organic vegetables and fruits in your diet.  These foods are nutrient dense and especially high in antioxidants. Consider juicing as an option including plenty of green juices and perhaps wheat grass juice.

2)     Improve your diet by focusing on eating whole foods while avoiding processed convenience foods that are loaded with cell-damaging ingredients.

3)     Stay physically active!  Exercise improves blood flow to all tissues, increases the body’s metabolism, helps to maintain good energy and assists with detoxification of harmful substances through regular sweating.

4)     Drink plenty of pure, clean water to maintain good cellular hydration.

5)     Get good quality, refreshing sleep each night.  This allows your body time to detoxify, repair and build a strong immune system.

You may consider some therapies offered by local integrative health clinics:

Intravenous glutathione is an antioxidant therapy that neutralizes harmful free radicals that are damaging to our cells.  Free radicals are formed during normal metabolic processes. Glutathione, the body’s most powerful antioxidant, also increases the amount of vitamin E and C in the body.  The more effectively our body scrubs excess free radicals from our system, the slower we age biologically.

Ozone therapy consists of three atoms of oxygen that act as “supercharged oxygen.” As an anti-aging therapy, it stimulates increased uptake and utilization of oxygen by stimulating the increased formation of anti-oxidant enzymes, as well as the enzymes responsible for the release of oxygen at the cellular level. These enzyme deficiencies are often at the root of most chronic disease and are the same enzymes that become depleted as a result of the aging process.  Ozone therapy should be applied in a medical setting and should not be inhaled (some home air filters emit ozone–these are not recommended).


Detoxification and Healthy Living programs consist of a variety of therapies designed to detoxify your body and educate you about healthy living in today’s toxic world.  Such programs offer sauna therapy, organic cleansing diets, juicing, colon hydrotherapy, meditation and relaxation, massage and other spa therapies as well as optimal rest in a non-toxic, healing environment.

Consider these tips for staying young and healthy as you enjoy a vibrant life!

 “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of
opportunity and strength”
(Betty Friedman)

 Submitted by Sanoviv Medical Institute, Rosarito BC, Mexico.
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Healthy Product for November Dry Skin Brush & Brushing Techniques

Dry Skin Brushing for Better Health

Important facts about your skin –

The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day.

  1. The skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands.
  2. That the skin is known also as our third kidney.
  3. That the skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body.
  4. That the skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency.

Detoxification is performed by a number of organs, glands, and transportation systems, including the skin, gut, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes.
The dry skin brushing technique deals with detoxification of the skin.

Dry brushing stimulates all the above organs; thus aiding in detoxification because it provides a gentle internal massage.


Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:

 1. Cleanses the lymphatic system and stimulates the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon, thereby purifying the entire system. This enables the lymph to perform its house-cleaning duties by keeping the blood and other vital tissues detoxified. NOTE: After several days of dry brushing, you may notice the gelatinous mucoid material in your stools.

2. Removes dead skin layers which can help improve skin texture and cell renewal.

3. Strengthens the immune system.

4. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands.

5. Tightens the skin by increasing the flow of blood, thereby preventing premature aging..

6. Stimulates circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes, which greatly aids the lymphatic drainage of the entire body. When the body rids itself of toxins, it is able to run more efficiently in all areas.

7. Improves the function of the nervous system.

8. Helps aid digestion – helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores.

9. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to overall body health.

10. Dry skin brushing helps with muscle tone and more even distribution of fat deposits.

11. Dry skin brushing also rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in       the skin.

12. Individuals who sit at a computer screen all day long will particularly take pleasure in the benefits of skin brushing. People who have inactive lifestyles or jobs usually experience stiff and sore necks and shoulders that reach into their arms and down their spines and into their lower backs. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energized and invigorated.

13. Removes toxic cellulite. Cellulite is made up of toxic materials that are accumulated in your body’s fat cells as they are unable to be eliminated. So, rather than liposuction surgery, try utilizing the “dry skin brushing” techniques combined with an alkaline diet program and a great exercising routine. It will break down the unwelcome toxic body deposits and send them out of your body through the elimination channels discussed above

Tips for Dry Skin Brushing:

Always brush your dry body before you shower or bathe because you will want to wash off the impurities from the skin that are a result from the brushing action.

You can do the brushing head-to-toe or toe-to-head.  It doesn’t matter as long as the entire body is brushed. Long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction towards your heart, to help drain the lymph back to your heart.
IMPORTANT: Stroking away from your heart puts extra pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels and can cause ruptured vessels and varicose veins.

Use a lighter pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.

Skin brushing should be performed once a day, preferably first thing in the morning.  A thorough skin brushing takes about 15 minutes, but any time spent brushing prior to bathing will benefit the body.

If you are feeling ill, increasing the treatments to twice a day is good.

You can also dry brush areas of cellulite five to 10 minutes twice a day to help achieve cellulite dissolving. This technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months.

Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken; such as areas of skin rash, wounds, cuts, and infections. Also, never brush an area affected by poison oak or poison ivy.

Finish up with your regular shower and ending with three hot and cold cycles. That means turning on the water as hot as you can take it for several seconds, then as cold as you can handle it, then hot, then cold for three cycles. End with either hot or cold. This will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bringing more blood to the outer layers of the skin.

After getting out of the shower
, dry off vigorously and massage your skin with pure plant oils such as olive, avocado, apricot, almond, sesame, coconut or cocoa butter. Add a little peanut and Castor oil to the mix if you have arthritis. This will help relieve some of the pain.

Clean your skin brush using soap and water once a week. After rinsing, you should dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew.

If you follow these guidelines in about 30 days you will begin to see and experience the changes. Please remember to be patient and keep up with the program daily.

For a thorough lymphatic cleansing
, perform dry skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months.


Dry Skin Brushing – simple version.

1. Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.

2. Continue brushing up your legs.

3. Proceed to your hands and arms.

4. Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.

5. Use circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen.

6. Lightly brush the breasts.

7. Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck. Better yet, have a friend, spouse or family member brush your back.

Skin Brushes are available at

The Sanoviv Experience – Putting Your Mind at Ease

June 6, 2012

I haven’t been to see a doctor and hadn’t been to the dentist in over 4 years.  They both scare me to death.

Since I was in high school (I’m currently 36 years old), I had always worried and wondered where my health status was at.  I was nervous to come because it had been so long since I had seen a doctor.  But I was immediately put at ease when I met the Sanoviv driver at the San Diego International Airport (Sanoviv arranged everything).  The drive into Mexico and to Sanoviv was a piece of cake- I felt safe the entire time.  I was greeted at the door by Ivan whose job was to schedule my days and answer my questions.

Day 1 consisted of  lunch and dinner, an orientation and getting to know the beautiful facilities.

Day 2 consisted of a COMPLETE physical exam: clinical blood draws, doctor’s exam, dental exam, x-ray, ultrasound, psychological consultation, chiropractic consult, and a Swedish massage!

Day 3 consisted of some more testing, educational classes, meditation, a great workout, and my first pedicure.

My last day consisted of more meditation, stretching, a workout, educational classes, a dental appointment to address some minor issues, another chiropractic session  to address some posture issues, medical consultation to talk about ALL of my tests.  Where else in the world can you see so many different doctors in such a short time.  On top of all that, they ALL work together to discuss your results.

I was simply blown away by the integration, quality of care and how relaxed I was the entire time.  And now with a clean bill of health and a few lifestyle recommendations to help myself live even better, my mind is completely at ease.



Brian D. Ph. D.

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Privacy Notice and Policy Statement

Dear owner of personal data:

This Privacy Notice (hereinafter the "Privacy Notice") is given in compliance with Article 3 section VI, 9, 15, 16, 17 and other applicable provisions of the Federal Law on Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties (hereinafter the "Law"), to inform you about your rights relating to the management, update, transfer and control of personal data, including sensitive personal data (hereinafter "Personal Data") held by the responsible organization identified below.


Name: AMAREVITA S. de R.L. de C.V. (hereinafter "AMAREVITA" and/or "Responsible")
Address: KM. 39 39 Carretera Libre Tijuana-Ensenada, sin número Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, C.P. 22710, en los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.


AMAREVITA gathers Personal Data when you fill a contact form online, request a medical consultation, or communicate with an admissions representative. When you do so, AMAREVITA gathers the following personal data: full name, nickname, gender, date of birth, full address, occupation, phone numbers contact, skype account, e-mail address, payment information, marital status, language, clothing size, transportation or travel information, name, phone and relationship of a person to contact in case of emergency, as well as information about how you heard about AMAREVITA. Likewise, AMAREVITA gathers the following sensitive personal data:: race, religious preferences, summary of medical history, health status, medical diagnoses, medical tests, medical treatment history, physical status, mental illness history, mental status (including whether or not you have ever been hospitalized for mental or emotional problems), allergies, dietary needs, infectious illnesses, and your exposure to current or past use of medications or supplements, including use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, and family medical history.
When you have medical consultations and answer questions about your medical history, we save all your answers in Promedicis (our electronic health record system). If you provide copies of medical records, they may be stored electronically, on paper, or in another media format.
AMAREVITA uses, manages and stores your Personal Data. This use of your Personal Data is intended for the following purposes: (I) To fulfill your request for health services, (II) To provide medical advice; (III) To contact you after departure for follow up; (IV) To inform you about special, events, and new products, (V) To create your Medical Records and process them in compliance with health regulations, (VI) for statistical and internal reporting, and (VII) To issue charges to your bank card when applicable.
The purposes indicated on the Subsections (I), (II), (III), (V), (VI) and (VII) are those which give origin and are necessary for the existence, maintaining and compliance regarding the relationship between you and AMAREVITA.
The purpose indicated in Subsection (IV) is for merchandising, publicity and commercial prospection.



By signing this document, whether by hand, electronic signature, or authorization granted by any other authentication mechanism implemented by the Responsible for such effect, in compliance with article 9 of the Law, you authorize AMAREVITA to gather, store, process, and transfer your Personal Data only to affiliated organizations of the medical industry or sector, for purposes strictly necessary for your medical care. AMAREVITA may send your Personal Data to third parties only when (I) We have your consent thereon, (II) They are essential for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition or delivery of health services and you are unable to grant the consent due to a medical condition, as established by the Health regulations and other applicable legal provisions, and that such data processing is performed by a person subject to professional security or equivalent obligation, or (III) By a court order or administrative authority order.


In accordance with Mexican law, we maintain an official medical file in Spanish for each patient admitted to AMAREVITA. This official document may not be released to the patient, or any other parties, unless required by a court order, or from administrative authority, in the jurisdiction of Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Patients may have access to medical test results, doctor discharge notes, and doctor recommendations, but they may not have access to the full official medical file.




In accordance with the provisions of the Law, you have the right to request Access to, Update (where inaccurate or incorrect), Cancel, or Oppose (where applicable) your Personal Data provided to AMAREVITA, object to the processing of your Personal Data, or Revoke the consent granted in accordance with the mechanisms provided by Law and that AMAREVITA has implemented, in which case we request you to contact the AMAREVITA´s Responsible Personal Data manager in writing by email or mail, as outlined below:

Name: AMAREVITA S. de R.L. de C.V.

Attention: Responsable de Manejo de Datos Personales

Address: Km.39 Carretera Libre Tijuana-Ensenada sin número, Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, C.P. 22710, Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

Phone Number: 52 (661) 614 9200

Email address:




Please note that in order to process a request to access, update, cancel or revoke your personal data, the request must contain and be accompanied by at least the following: (I) The holder’s name and address or other means to respond to your request, (II) Documents that prove your identity or, where applicable, proof of legal representation on your behalf, (III) The clear and precise description of the personal data which you want to realize any of the above actions, and (IV) Any other item that facilitates the location of the personal data.


Once the request is made, AMAREVITA will issue a written response, in the terms provided by the Law, and in case it does not reply, or the reply is not satisfactory, you have the right to appear before the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data to request its intervention. Also, note that requests for deletion, modification, or access to medical or clinical records cannot be carried out under the provisions of the Health Law because AMAREVITA is obligated to keep these records active and confidential in our database for the term provided by Health Law for that purpose. AMAREVITA will allow you to update your personal information, not including medical records, including whether you want AMAREVITA to contact you about services and new offers.




AMAREVITA, in accordance with the Law, will establish and maintain appropriate administrative, technical, and physical strategies designed to protect your Personal Data against damage, loss, alteration, destruction, or unauthorized access. To make your personal data secure, as well as our medical and clinical records, we have implemented a system that provides access only to users and computers with valid passwords and credentials.




AMAREVITA may amend this privacy notice from time to time. If we make any substantial changes to the way we use your Personal Data, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our web page or by email notification to the email address you provided to us.

Aviso de privacidad y declaración de política


Estimado propietario de la información personal:


Este Aviso de Privacidad (en adelante, el "Aviso de Privacidad") se otorga de conformidad con el Artículo 3 fracción VI, 9, 15, 16, 17 y otras disposiciones aplicables de la Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares (en adelante la "Ley"), para informarle acerca de sus derechos relacionados con la gestión, actualización, transferencia y control de sus datos personales, incluyendo datos personales sensibles(en adelante, "Datos Personales") mantenidos por la organización responsable identificada a continuación.



Nombre:: AMAREVITA S. de R.L. de C.V. (en adelante "AMAREVITA" /o "Responsable")
Domicilio:: KM. 39 Carretera Libre Tijuana-Ensenada, sin número Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, C.P. 22710, en los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.





AMAREVITA recopila de Usted Datos Personales cuando usted llena un formulario de contacto en línea, solicita una consulta médica o se comunica con un representante de admisiones. Cuando lo hace, AMAREVITA recopila de usted Datos Personales generales consistentes en; nombre completo, sobrenombre, genero, fecha de nacimiento, domicilio completo, ocupación, números telefónicos de contacto, cuenta de Skype, dirección de correo electrónico, información de medios de pago, estado civil, idioma, talla de vestimenta, información relevante de transportación o viaje, nombre, datos de contacto y tipo de relación con terceras personas que puedan ser contactadas en caso de emergencia, e información sobre como escucho de AMAREVITA. Asimismo, AMAREVITA recopila de usted datos personales sensibles, consistentes en: raza, preferencias religiosas, resumen de historial médico, estado de salud actual, diagnósticos médicos, exámenes médicos, historial de tratamientos médicos, estado físico, historial médico sobre enfermedades mentales, estado mental (incluyendo si usted ha sido o no hospitalizado por problemas mentales o emocionales), alergias, necesidades dietéticas, enfermedades infecciosas, y su exposición a las mismas, uso de medicamentos o suplementos, incluyendo la ingesta de alcohol, tabaco, o alguna droga, y el historial médico de su familia.


Cuando tiene consultas médicas y responde preguntas sobre su historial médico, guardamos todas sus respuestas en Promedicis (nuestro sistema de registro de salud electrónico). Si usted provee copias de registros médicos, estos pueden ser guardados electrónicamente, en papel, o en cualquier otro formato.


AMAREVITA utiliza, gestiona y almacena sus Datos Personales. Este uso de sus Datos Personales está destinado a los siguientes propósitos: (I) Cumplir con su solicitud de servicios de salud, (II) Proporcionar asesoramiento médico; (III) Ponerse en contacto con usted después de su partida para el seguimiento; (IV) Para informarle sobre eventos especiales y nuevos productos, (V) Crear su Registro Médico y procesarlos de acuerdo con las regulaciones de salud, (VI) Para reportes estadísticos e internos, y (VII) Emitir cargos a su Tarjeta bancaria cuando sea aplicable.


Las finalidades indicadas en los incisos (I), (II), (III), (V), (VI) y (VII) anteriores, son aquellas que dan origen y son necesarias para la existencia, mantenimiento y cumplimento de la relación jurídica entre Usted y AMAREVITA.


La finalidad indicada en el inciso (IV) es aquella utilizada para fines mercadológicos, de publicidad y prospección comercial.




Al firmar este documento; ya sea a mano, con firma electrónica o autorización otorgada por cualquier otro mecanismo de identidad implementado por el Responsable, para tal efecto de conformidad con el artículo 9 de la Ley; autoriza a AMAREVITA a recopilar, almacenar, procesar y transferir sus Datos Personales sólo a organizaciones afiliadas de la industria y sector médico para fines estrictamente necesarios para su atención médica. AMAREVITA podrá enviar sus Datos Personales a terceros solamente cuando; (I) Tengamos su consentimiento al respecto, (II) Sean esenciales para la prevención, diagnóstico o tratamiento de cualquier condición médica o prestación de servicios de salud y Usted no pueda otorgarnos el consentimiento debido a alguna condición m&emedica;dica, de acuerdo a lo establecido en los reglamentos de salud y otras disposiciones legales aplicables, y que dicho procesamiento de datos sea realizado por una persona con garantía profesional o equivalente, y (III) Por Orden judicial o de Autoridad Administrativa.


De acuerdo a las leyes mexicanas, nosotros guardamos un archivo médico oficial en español para cada paciente admitido a AMAREVITA. Este documento oficial no puede ser entregado al paciente, o a terceros, al menos que sea requerido por una orden judicial, u otra autoridad administrativa, en la jurisdicción de Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Los pacientes tienen acceso a los resultados de sus exámenes médicos, el alta del médico y las recomendaciones del médico, pero no tienen acceso al archivo médico completo oficial.




De acuerdo con las disposiciones de la Ley, Usted tiene el derecho de solicitar el Acceso a; Actualizar (cuando sea inexacto o incorrecto), Cancelar (si procede) sus Datos Personales proporcionados a AMAREVITA, Oponerse al procesamiento de sus Datos Personales, o Revocar el consentimiento otorgado de acuerdo con los mecanismos previstos por la Ley y que AMAREVITA ha implementado, en cuyo caso le pedimos que se comunique con el responsable de AMAREVITA por teléfono, por correo electrónico o por escrito como se indica a continuación:

Nombre: AMAREVITA S. de R.L. de C.V.

Atención: Responsable de Manejo de Datos Personales

Domicilio: Km.39 Carretera Libre Tijuana-Ensenada sin número, Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, C.P. 22710, Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

Número telefónico: 52 (661) 614 9200

Correo Electrónico:




Tenga en cuenta que los requisitos para realizar una solicitud de Acceso, Actualización, Cancelación o Revocación de sus datos personales deberán contener e ir acompañados de al menos, lo siguiente: (I) El nombre y la dirección del titular y otros medios para responder a su solicitud, (II) Documentos que prueben su identidad o en su caso, prueba de representación legal en su nombre, (III) La descripción clara y precisa de los Datos Personales que desea realizar a cualquiera de las acciones anteriores, y (IV) Cualquier otro elemento que facilite la localización de los Datos Personales.


Una vez realizada la solicitud, AMAREVITA emitirá una respuesta por escrito, en los términos previstos por la Ley, y en caso de que no responda, o si la respuesta no es satisfactoria, usted tiene derecho a acudir ante el Instituto Nacional de Transparencia, Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos Personales a solicitar su intervención. Asimismo, tenga en cuenta que las solicitudes de supresión, modificación o acceso a los registros médicos o clínicos no pueden llevarse a cabo de conformidad con las disposiciones de la Ley de Salud porque AMAREVITA está obligado a mantener estos registros activos en nuestra base de datos durante el plazo previsto por la Ley de Salud, para ese propósito AMAREVITA le permitirá actualizar su información personal, sin incluir los registros médicos, incluyendo, si desea; que AMAREVITA se comunique con usted acerca de los servicios y las nuevas ofertas.




AMAREVITA, de acuerdo con la Ley, establecerá y mantendrá estrategias administrativas, técnicas y físicas apropiadas diseñadas para proteger sus Datos Personales contra daños, pérdida, alteración, destrucción o acceso no autorizado. Para proteger sus Datos Personales, así como nuestros registros médicos y clínicos, hemos implementado un sistema que proporciona acceso sólo a usuarios y procesadores con contraseñas y credenciales válidas.




AMAREVITA puede reformar el aviso de privacidad política de tiempo en tiempo. Si realizamos cambios sustanciales en la forma en que utilizamos sus Datos Personales, le notificaremos publicando un anuncio en nuestra página de internet, así como una notificación por correo electrónico a la dirección de correo electrónico que usted nos proporcionó.