NEW ITEMS! More Keto-friendly Food Items

What’s New at Health Essentials This Spring: More Great Keto-Friendly Food Options!

Are you following a ketogenic diet? Are you trying to keep your diet low-carb? Do you simply appreciate great sugar-free and no-sugar-added food options?! Well, then you’ll LOVE these new foods we’ve got in this last month or so!

Laird Superfood Creamer – Dairy-free & Unsweetened

This awesome Superfood Creamer is simply amazing as an on the go addition to coffee, tea, smoothies or yogurt! It’s packed with nutritional ingredients including flavourful coconut milk powder, saturated-fat rich coconut oil, and Aquamin, derived from a red marine algae for added calcium and 72 other bio-available minerals! This blend was formulated by world-renowned big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton.  He is a fitness guru who has spent years perfecting ways to pack tons of nutrients into his busy, fitness filled days for sustained and focused energy! Each packet contains only 3g of total carbohydrates!


Suzie’s Goodfats Bars


These ridiculously delicious little bars are the perfect snack for long, busy days on the go, or as a treat after a long work day! PLUS, with less than 5g of net carbs per bar, no need to worry about falling out of ketosis. Believe us, you’ll be surprised at how much they taste like a treat. Available in Coconut Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Almond Chocolate.



Barbecue season anyone? These next items are must haves for keto-friendly barbecues.

Crazy Mooskies – No Sugar Added Original or Spicy BBQ Sauce


Wait, you mean I can have BBQ sauce on a keto diet? YES! This one. With less than 1g of carbs, and 0g of sugar, this tasty gluten free barbecue sauce will have your burgers, steaks or chicken breasts tasting mouth-wateringly delicious!!




Crazy Mooskies Gourmet Tomato Ketchup


First BBQ sauce, now ketchup?! Um, yup. This DELICIOUS ketchup is actually a game changer. Who didn’t grow up thinking ketchup was the best sauce around? We sure did. Until we learned the amount of sugar in a serving of conventional ketchup. Let’s just say that this is the best darn thing we’ve seen in a while. Sweetened with stevia, this awesome natural ingredient ketchup has just 1g of naturally occurring sugar per 2 tbsp serving. #yes




Suzie’s Organic Yellow, Spicy Brown & Dijon Mustards



And of course, what good BBQ is complete without mustard?! We don’t think there’s any! This extremely clean and organic mustard has 0g of carbohydrates per serving, and it’s SO delicious. Plus, it’s made with all local ingredients from the Northwest, so you can feel great about supporting this awesome company, while also enjoying some of the best mustard we have ever tried!






Canada Day

Join us for a HUGE day of celebration on Sunday, July 1st!

Check out our hours for the long weekend. We have reduced hours on the Sunday AND the Monday,
so be sure to stock up for your long weekend festivities while we’re open!


Aging well starts now: get younger this year at this free talk with Dr. Kate Rheaume, N.D.

Would it surprise you to learn that many of the conditions that we think of as “just a part of aging” – such as decline in brain health, heart health and immunity – aren’t inevitable? In most cases these common health concerns can be greatly improved or avoided. In this free seminar you will learn what accelerates the aging process and which practical, evidence-based steps you can take to lower your biological age. Join author and Naturopathic Doctor Kate Rhéaume as she reveals how you can live longer in good health starting at any age!”


Who is Dr. Kate?:

Kate Rheaume, N.D. Graduated from McMaster University with an honors BN.Sc in Biology and completed her professional training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, class of 2002. She followed with a two-year residency during which she taught classes and supervised at various teaching clinics. As an educator, she regularly appears on television and radio teaching about many health topics, including her book Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox. She is a Canadian expert in natural medicine and speaks internationally.

Tuesday June 19th @ 7:00pm
There is limited space for this event, Get your tickets HERE!

Enter to Win a Veeva Sleep Formula for you and a friend

🌙GIVEAWAY TIME!  Peace changes your perspective. We love this Sleep formulation from Veevalife for insomnia, nervousness, restlessness and mental stress which includes valerian, skullcap, lemon balm, california poppy and magnesium. Want to win one for you and a friend👫? Follow Health Essentials on Instagram or Facebook , like this photo and tag your friends in  separate comments. No limit to entries ⭐️Good Luck ⭐️Contest ends 06/18/18 at 11:59pm PST. Open to residents of Canada.  Enter on Instagram prom Facebook ✨

Mandy King, RHN

Cancellation Notification:
Due to illness Mandy is not able to travel and we unfortunately have to cancel Mandy’s talk.
We are working on rescheduling her talk and will post new dates once finalized. If you would like to be contacted once a new date is set please leave a comment or email us at
Sorry for an inconveniences we LOVE that the community is so keen to learn, thanks for all of your support!

Why you want to make it:

– You’ll learn the #1 reason people have digesting certain foods (and a simple fix for it)
– Find out the important facts you’re missing about heartburn
– What the method nutritionists use for identifying food sensitivities & how you can do it at home
– Learn what the most important foods, nutrients & supplements for a healthy microbiome are
– What the 4Rs to a flat stomach & optimal gut health are


Who is Mandy, you ask?

Mandy King is a certified Holistic Nutritionist and the founder of HEAL, a company that helps individuals and companies establish a complete wellbeing.

Mandy describes Holistic Nutrition as a natural approach to health that uses evidence-based techniques for diet, lifestyle and detoxification. Instead of focusing on just one aspect of the person, or taking a one size fits all methodology, holistic nutrition evaluates the complete health history, emotional state, lifestyle habits and current diet habits of an individual to determine the root cause of his or her health issues.

Get your tickets HERE!

Movement Matters with Katy Bowman: How to Use STACKS (Not Hacks) for a Movement-Rich Life

Katy Bowman is part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover. She has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world.

Seminar: Movement Matters!

Come learn how to use STACKS (Not Hacks) for a Movement-Rich Life

Join us with Katy Bowman for a talk and Q&A that explores the ideas in her best-selling book Movement Matters and Move Your DNA, and offers practical tips to simultaneously meets the needs of your body as well as the needs of your local and global communities.

Katy will be here on May 25th at 8:00pm to learn about the mechanism of movement and how to live your best life! RSVP to or by calling 250-590-5524 to save your spot 🙂

Delicious Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Delicious Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

  • 1 butternut squash peeled and chopped into chucks
  • 1 full fat coconut milk (without thickeners like guar gum)
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon (optional)

Sauté onions in butter. Once translucent, add chopped squash and season with salt and optional cinnamon.
After a few minutes add your coconut milk, bring to a boil and then simmer until squash is soft.
Once the squash is soft, blend in a blender or with a hand blender and voila dinner is made!



Orsha Magyar, MSc, BSc, CHN

Join us for a free talk on May 16th with Orsha Magyar from Neurotrition, a company that helps people make the connection between nourishing food and thinking, feeling and performing better.

Orsha received her masters degree in Neuroscience from The University of British Columbia, during which she studied brain health, anxiety and the neural underpinnings of stress. She then did post-graduate work to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) and now connects her two fields of expertise – nutrition and neuroscience – to teach how food can feed your brain.

Orsha will be sharing her knowledge on mindful nutrition, including not only what we should eat, but also how, when and where we eat. Tagged along with her background in neuroscience, this is sure to be a fascinating talk.

Orsha will be here on May 16th at 7:00pm.

Updated List of Our Keto Friendly Foods

We’ve been searching high and low for clean, delicious low carb food and here’s what we’ve found.

Several of us have been doing a ketogenic diet and are loving it!
Come by if you’re in need of keto friendly recipe ideas or have any questions.

Find some of our favourite keto friendly foods here.