Canada Day

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

Celebrate with Health Essentials for Canada day 2018!

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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!

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New Years Resolution Tips

New Years Resolution Tips

New Years Resolutions are a fantastic way to start the New Year on the right foot, with some positive focus! The problem a lot of people run into when it comes to resolutions, is sticking to them any longer than 30-90 days of the year.

Here are our 3 key tips to making a resolution that you can stick to this year!

  1. Set a realistic resolution or goal.

    goal_settingMany people struggle with their New Years Resolutions, because they just go too big, too early and burn out fast.  For instance, we all know how different the Gym looks in January versus March… This is often because people are dreaming so much larger than their current lifestyle allows for!  Not to say that setting major goals isn’t important, but if you’re someone who hasn’t been to the gym once in all of 2016, and your goal is go to EVERY day for all of 2017… Chances are you’re going to have a hard adjustment and may burn yourself out entirely.

    Setting a goal that makes sense can be tough. We all want to be the best at what we’re doing, but being realistic about the fact that you’re probably going to have a lot of the same commitments in 2017 as you did in 2016, is important to realize. One great way to make a resolution you can stick to is to pick something you can start slowly.  If your resolution is to “Get Fit in 2017”, and you NEVER go to the gym right now, start out with a commitment to go to the gym 1-2 days a week.

  2. Write it down in a place that will remind you consistently.

    notepadWe are big fans of keeping our resolutions and goals written in a place that will keep us consistently reminded.  For some, a note on each month of the calendar is enough, for others, consider setting weekly reminders in your e-calendar, or setting the text to the background on your phone. Anywhere that will keep that resolution top of mind is great for keeping it up until it becomes a habit you no longer need to remind yourself about!


  3. Find a method of keeping yourself accountable.

    imagesAccountability is major when it comes to keeping up with whatever you set your mind to – year long resolution, 10 day diet, whatever your goal may be.  Often, we think because we’ve only promised ourselves this goal, it does not matter if we quit or take a break from it.  I mean, we’re only accountable to ourselves, and future me won’t care that present me took a nap instead of going to the gym, right?

    Consider telling a close friend or family member that you know would either help you stay committed, or that you wouldn’t want to let down ;).


    In one of his more recent Podcast Episodes, Tim Ferriss mentions a fantastic resource for helping stay on track with a goal.  It’s normal to feel like you need a bit of a nudge to keep you accountable!
    Tim mentions a really great website that can help you hold yourself accountable: . Stickk is designed as a resource to help you stay on track and motivate you to “stick” to your self-set goals.  How does it work?  Stickk lets you set your own goal with your own parameters. You then decide the measures that it will take to help you keep that goal in sight – be it set a wager, “hire” a referee that verifies your progress, or simply set daily reminders.  Next, you can share your goal with your friends and family to have moral support throughout the process! 🙂

What to Expect at the Victoria Health Show 2017


What to Expect at the Victoria Health Show

The Victoria Health Show is a great place to learn more about the things that you LOVE.  It’s also a great place to learn of new things you never knew existed! If you’ve been before, you surely understand the excitement, and if you’ve never been, here are some amazing reasons to make it to this year’s!

  • Tons of Samples to Try!

    Most every booth at the Health Show has free samples of products to give you a chance to try anything you haven’t had a chance to yet.



  • Goodies & Prizes

    There are tons of Goodies to taste and try at the show, and Health Essentials will have draws for MANY gift baskets!



  • Icebreaker Try on an Win

    try-on-win If you have ever tried on any Icebreaker Merino Wool, you’ll know why we rave about the stuff ;). Chances are you do too… BUT, if you haven’t, even more reason to come check out our booth and try some on! Try on a piece of Icebreaker and be entered to WIN one of your own :).


  • Huge Savings on Your Favourite Products!



    We will have tons of Show Special sales on all of the TOP brands available at our Health Essentials booth!



  • Educational Speakers

    The Health Show always has a great stage set up where they bring in tons of Nationally known Health Experts to talk about products and ways to maintain health in your life! We have a few of the amazing speakers scheduled to be at our booth for 1-on-1 consultations and a chance to talk to the experts themselves.

    Dr. Frank Silva, ND will be speaking at 11:40am-12:30pm, and will be at our booth directly after! Don’t miss the opportunity to ask him any questions you have in a 1-on-1 setting!



  • 2 for 1 Coupon

    Print this coupon to be used at the door so you and a friend can save on the admission at the door!



Your Grandma was a Genius – Benefits of Bone Broth
with Dr. Christian Brix



We have an amazing seminar coming up on October 22nd with Dr. Christian Brix! He’ll be coming to enlighten us on all of the wonderful benefits of bone broth. Bone broth is a fantastically nourishing superfood that has been part of ancestral diets for centuries. Bone broth is rich in a protein called collagen, which makes up a large portion of our own bodies. Come and learn the history of bone broth and the importance of including it in your diet today!

Dr. Christian Brix is a Chiropractic Doctor who works out of Kelowna B.C. He is also the co-founder of a homemade/premade bone broth company called Boned. Christian’s knowledge of both the human body, health & nourishing foods is astounding, and his charismatic personality makes him so engaging to listen to. We cannot wait to be hosting Christian for this wonderful talk! 🙂

For more information on this talk:

Visit our events page at:
or our Facebook Page at:

Please RSVP to reserve your spot to or by phone at 250-590-5524. 


Stay tuned for more information on our Digestion Series Talks happening right now! 



We are so excited to be hosting enzyme expert, Amy Pereira, BSc, CHNC, who will be teaching us more about how therapeutic and digestive enzymes have the power to catalyze change in our lives. 





We have had the pleasure of hosting Amy in the past, and she is a phenomenally engaging speaker, with SO much knowledge to share.  Expect to leave with a greater understanding of the role that enzymes play in our bodies, and how supplementing with these little change-promoters can benefit your overall health!

This second session in our Digestive Series will give you the tools necessary to combat a lot of the common digestive issues people tend to be dealing with including bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation food intolerances, and/or slow digestion!  Did you know that many people who do not have the obvious digestion symptoms associated with enzyme deficiency, can benefit from taking enzymes? Therapeutic enzymes have the capacity to improve other aspects of wellness not directly related to digestion.  Join us on Wednesday, October 5th @ 6:30pm, either in the store, on LIVE online!

If you’re interested in attending this event at the store, please RSVP to or call us at 250-590-5524 🙂 !

Stay tuned for more about the upcoming events in our Digestion Series! We will be making an effort to ensure we’re able to repost all of our talks on YouTube as well, in case you’re unable to make it or tune in!



Our Hours are Changing


Beginning on Sunday, September 25th, our hours of operation will be changing for both Saturdays, and Sundays. We will be open a bit longer on Saturdays, and closed a little earlier on Sundays!

We’d like to explain why we’ve chosen to change our hours slightly. At Health Essentials, we are strong believers in holistic wellness. This includes physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social, & occupational aspects of overall wellbeing. Part of the concept of holistic health involves prioritizing time for oneself as well as spending time with family & friends.  We contemplated long and hard on what day of the week would be best for our team of amazing staff members to be able to consistently enjoy an evening off, while avoiding major inconvenience to our community of thriving customers.  What we decided was that being open slightly later on Saturday evenings, and closing earlier on Sunday evenings, would be a perfect compromise.  Now you can plan on pushing back your Saturday errands a little longer, resting assured that we’ll be open the same hours as we are throughout the week!

Here is what our new hours will look like: 


We are sorry for any inconvenience that this schedule change may cause for you. Thank you so much for understanding!


Health Essentials Digestion Series: Session 1

Microbes on the Mind with Lisa Kilgour, RHN

On September, 21st, 2016 @ 6:30pm, we are hosting the incredible Lisa Kilgour to kick off our four-session digestion series! We couldn’t think of anyone better to be starting this 5 week series off :).  


Did you know that a large portion of our body’s “coping mechanisms” for stress begin in our gut?  Did you know that the neurotransmitters responsible for our mental state are largely produced in our gut? Join us as we host Lisa Kilgour, RHN for an inspiring and informative talk where she will further explain the importance of having a healthy gut, and dietary techniques that can be used to improve our mood and mental wellness! 

Lisa Kilgour is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from B.C. who has been voted the BEST Holistic Nutritionist in ALL of B.C.  With a strong nutrition background and a passion for discovering how nutrition can affect our mood, Lisa is an expert on the ever-important topic of gut health, and the gut-brain connection. For a sneak preview of what she’ll be covering in this 90 minute talk, and to get a glimpse of how fantastic Lisa is, check out her Ted Talk below! 

If you’d like to attend this talk, please RSVP to or by phone at 250-590-5524! 🙂 If attending this talk in person is not available to you, you can tune in on our Facebook, as we stream it LIVE!


For more information on this talk or any of the talks that we have coming up in this Series, click on the poster below to check out our events page! 🙂