Yes, we’re open.

Yes, we are still open. We will continue to service the community as long as possible.

Help us keep our team healthy and safe. If you’ve been out of the country recently or have any symptoms of illness, please place your order by phone at 250-590-5524 or online at www.myhealthessentials.ca/shop


When you’re purchasing in the store if you are able to pay with credit or interact we would greatly appreciate that.

Any changes to our hours will be updated on our Facebook, Instagram and here on our website.

Stay well ❤️
Tyler and Lynn

Staying Balance During Uncertain Times

It’s an emotionally heightens time right now. You feeling it? I think we all are. 

What are you doing to stay balanced? 

A few things I’m doing to keep my self balance are having a daily practice of self care.  This includes quieting my mind, deeply breathing, hot baths, walking to work (taking extra time to notice the beautiful blossoms and new buds) and getting into nature whenever possible.  Social distancing is easy peasy in these environments and also brings you brings back to the present moment.  #beherenow 🙂 

Along with all of this, I’m also supporting my mind nutritionally.  My go to supplements are Veeva stress and anxiety ( I switch between the two) and L-theanine.   I use Veeva as a preventative to keep me balance and I love it because it’s a blend of adaptogenic herbs and amino acids, so it supports me from multiple directions.  I find it helps mould and shape me into these challenging times. 

For those moments where I need something fast and noticeable, I turn to L theanine, L-theanine is an amino acid that is known to help quiet 🤫 the mind.  I often say it makes me a better person, and I swear it does.  You know those times when you feel like you have a million things all happening in your brain at the same time? That’s when I use theanine.  I also really enjoy it before bed at night, especially when I find my mind circling the same thoughts.

What stress hacks are you using right now?  Share your ideas with the health community, we could all use a little extra support these days. 

Stay balance and well xo 

Lynn 

Keto Healthy Talk with Holistic Pharmacist RoseMarie Pierce

Are you puzzled and frustrated by your difficulty losing weight? Most people are. That’s one of the many reasons you are hearing so much about the Keto Diet. Because it’s easy, and because it works. Research shows that your daily diet is one of the factors determining body shape and metabolism.

Join us as we host Holistic Pharmacist RoseMarie Pierce and learn how a HEALTHY Keto diet can help re-set your metabolism, and ignite your body’s fat burning furnace.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:

RoseMarie Pierce B.Sc.Pharm has earned her degree in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University in 1972. After extensive studies in herbal and nutritional medicine, RoseMarie integrated these disciplinary practices with her pharmacy education to become Canada’s first Holistic Pharmacist. She is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost integrated health spokespeople.

To reserve your spot for this talk please purchase a $5 voucher through the EventBrite link below. This voucher will be redeemable towards the store following the event! 🙂

Update on upcoming keto talk

Due to the current state of the world, Rosemarie has made the precautionary decision to reschedule the live talk to a live webinar.

In place of the in-store talk we will be doing a live zoom webinar with RoseMarie. The talk will be happening at the same time on Wednesday March 18th at 7pm.

To tune in please click the link at the time of the talk on Wed at 7pm: https://zoom.us/j/951239984

If you have purchased a ticket through eventbrite or in-store, your $5 voucher will still be honoured. Your voucher will be under the name you registered with and can be picked up in store at your convenience.

If you have any questions you can reach us by email or phone at 250-590-5524 or hello@myhealthessentials.ca

 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Stay well <3
Health Essentials

 

What’s in our Natural Emergency Immune Kit

Natural Immune Boosting Toolkit

What’s in my immune first aid kit?  This is the question of the year.

First off before we get into the nitty gritty, it’s important to mention that self care is one of the most nourishing things we can do for our health.  For me this includes sleep, quieting my mind, body treatments (massage, acupuncture, chiro etc) and hot baths.  These simple things are not only nourishing they’re also free!  Carving the time out for them can be the hardest but also the most rewarding. 

So now onto the nitty gritty.  Here are a few things in my arsenal today: 

As a prevention medicinal mushrooms are my foundation.  I take these in every form, pills, powder, tinctures and throat sprays. They are truly my favourite because every medicinal mushroom has a unique secondary quality to it.  So depending on what’s going on in my day I take one for that particular thing.

On top of that I also have vitamin A, D and C in my regime. These simple Vitamins are under loved, they’re an inexpensive option yet incredibly nourishing to the immune system. 

Oh and I can’t forget about NAC.  This little fella is also under loved. It’s just a simple amino acid that happens to be a precursor to glutathione (our master antioxidant) and also supports detoxification and lung health. #TripleThreat

If I start to feel a tickle in my throat, I add Purica’s Prevail, oil of oregano and anything else I can get my hands on.

As a back up for this volatile time I’m keeping these on hand.  Colloidal silver, liposomal vitamin Cgrapefruit seed extract, echinacea, beekeeper propolis throats spray, manuka honey, lozenges, garlic and nim jiom cough syrup.

Then there’s what I put on my body.  I’m a huge fan of the SilverBiotics silver lotion right now.  It’s moisturizing and has anti-bacterial properties too.  So if I can’t get to a sink to wash my hand I’m still covered.  

If I start to get an inkling I’m going to get sick, or I’m around sick people I also use the Marseilles remedy thieves oil salve on my throat, lymph glands as well as behind my ears. 

Lastly as a preventative I’ll also diffuse thieves oil essential oil (more info here) throughout my house/and work (you guys are protected when you come in too). If someone in the house is sick I’ll also simmer a 1:1 ratio of water and vinegar on the stove to help keep the air clean.  

And that, is my current immune support regime/emergency first aid kit.

Do It Yourself Natural Hand Sanitizer  

DYI Natural Hand Sanitizer

Can’t find any hand sanitizer right now?  We’re making our own!
All you need is a little water, alcohol or witch hazel, aloe for extra moisture, and good old thieves oil.

Check out the recipe for this hand sanitizer and soap below.

Best part about this recipe is, it’s the easiest thing to make.  Find an old spray bottle, clean it out with alcohol and mix all of your Ingredients!

Voila, you have a natural and delicious smelling hand sanitizer. 

Leave a comment if you’ve make your own home or beauty care products before?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NEW* We Now Carry Asprey Farms Pork and Lamb

We are now carrying Asprey Farms meat!!

Asprey Farms is the personal permaculture 32 acre estate from famed nutrition and science author Dave Asprey. In alignment with the health and ecosystem-growing principles in The Bulletproof Diet, Dave and his family created this acreage to nourish the the Vancouver Island community, with a focus on heritage breed, pasture raised, happy pigs and grass fed lamb.

Industrial meat production is unethical because it ruins soil and damages the vital diversity of agricultural animals. To maintain diversity in the animals that support us humans, this year’s heritage breed pork is a mix of very well treated Berkshire, Tamworth and Hereford, raised in the Cowichan Valley.

The pigs thrive on a pasture rotating monthly with a diet supplemented from on-site gardens and locally sourced certified organic feed and veggie scraps from a local organic health food store. In keeping with Dave’s biological research, these happy pigs get weekly doses of organic extra virgin olive oil and Bulletproof Brain Octane oil (a special form MCT oil that helps metabolism in animals.)

This rigorous attention to detail creates the best pork we’ve ever tasted, full of so many good fats that you may find yourself dancing after you eat it. Expect incredible depth of flavour and just the right content of mouthwatering fattiness.

After the pigs turn over the soil that supports Asprey Farms, grass fed lambs move in and help to produce even more fertile soil as they crop the grass and add nutrients. Heritage breed Shropshire- Suffolk sheep roam free on our property, munching on an assortment of grasses and herbaceous plants. In dry seasons, they stay vibrant with with added local hay grown within a few kilometres of the property and non-gmo alfalfa.

When you support agriculture that respects the rules of nature, your food tastes better. You feel better. You can live longer. Animals thrive, reproduce, and do not experience suffering. Fertile soil grows and pulls carbon from our atmosphere.

Join in the experience of how food was always meant to be, brought to you with the same level of care Dave uses to feed his own family.

Here are some photos of the healthy and happy animals!

 

 

Our Plaza Changes

You may have noticed that our plaza has started to undergo some changes… We just wanted to let everyone know what’s going on in the coming future.

First of all (and we think most importantly 😉 ), we will get to stay right where we are and will remain open during the eminent changes. 

So what are those changes going to look like:

  • Il Greco restaurant is moving into the space where Gorgeous Coffee was previously. It will be a smaller take-out style cafe restaurant with fewer tables.
  • The other side of the plaza – the current Il Greco, Fijian Sun Tanning Salon, and the MP office – will be torn down and developed.
  • Fijian Sun will be relocating – new location TBA
  • Again, we will be staying! 🙂

We hope that this answers your most pressing questions! We appreciate our community’s continued support and are thrilled to be able to stay in this awesome neighborhood!