For a list of our 2019 Christmas Holiday Hours, please preview the image.
For a list of our 2019 Christmas Holiday Hours, please preview the image.
We want to help you get your Holiday Shopping done seamlessly this year… So we have put together a few 2019 Holiday Gift Guides to help you decide on the perfect gifts for the perfect price!
Primal 2 Shoe – Unisex$164.99
Boulder Boot – Unisex$195.99
Toe Socks – Outdoor, Original Weight, Thin Cushion, Crew$27.99
Toe Socks – Outdoor, Midweight, Padded Cushion, Crew$29.99
Toe Socks – Run, Original Weight, Thin Cushioning, Mini-Crew$18.99
Lavender Fields Tallow Balm 266ml$129.99
Vanilla Bean Tallow Balm 266ml$129.99
Citrus Shine Tallow Balm 266 ml$149.99
All Bulletproof products are on sale! What are your most loved @bulletproof products? Some of our faves 〰Vanilla Shortbread Bites 〰Collagen protein that can be mixed in hot or cold liquid 〰Upgraded Coffee and of course 〰Brain Octane providing instant ketones in coffee and drizzled on food ☕
🙌🏻 Shop our Bulletproof sale in store or online here • Free Shipping with orders over $100 within Canada•
Junk Light Dots$21.99
InnerFuel Prebiotic 380g$65.99
Daywalker Transition Aviator Sunglasses$129.99
Whole Bean Luminate Coffee- 340g
Ground Luminate Coffee – 340g
Collagen Protein Packet 13g$2.49
Pine Pollen ✨ is one superfood we love at Health Essentials. It’s packed with amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and has an effect on hormone balance, aging, improving immune function and testosterone levels ( a common misconception is that women don’t benefit from this product but it’s ability to balance hormones can increase libido and it is a natural source of phenylalanine which stimulates dopamine production). Consumption of this amazing pollen also has a positive effect on neurotransmitters, hooray for better brain function.
Harmonic arts wild crafts pine pollen 🌲through sustainable practices each spring and processes at a low temperature for optimum quality
All of our Wellness Essential Oil blends from our girl @sunstonearoma have gem rollers on top 💎. So now you can glide her hand crafted combinations on with a dose of crystal energy. We recommend that when it’s empty, pop the gem bead out and keep it.
This one is Calm with chamomile, rose and lavender with a rose quartz roller. It is great to wind down the evening or to keep it in your purse for anytime you need a deep breathe.
We have some AMAZING new shoes in this spring! From sandals to fitness to everyday, there are some really great new styles to check out.
FOLLOWING A LOW CARB KETO OR CYCLICAL KETOGENIC DIET?
Have you seen our low carb, low-sugar keto friendly foods? Here’s our most recent list of keto friendly foods and supplements to help you on your jouney! We’re getting new items all the time so check back regularily for updates. We recently put together an updated food list to include this article, view it here.
HAVE YOU FOUND A LOW CARB FOOD YOU LOVE?
Let us know so we can share it with our community. #SharingIsCaring. Several of our team members are on a low carb, keto or cyclical ketogenic diet. Come by if you have questions or need receipe ideas, we would love to help!
For an in depth look at the keto diet, Explained, check out this article.
Tortilla Style Protein Chips, Loaded Taco, Case (32g x 8)
Bison Buff Snack Sticks – 125g$12.49
Peanut Butter and Jam Fat Bar 39g$2.99
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bar 39g$2.99
Lemon Mousse Fat Bar 39g$2.99
Cookies and Cream Fat Bar – 39g$2.99
Konjac Thai Style$4.99
Chocolatey Almond Nut Bar 40g$2.99
Here are our holiday hours for Easter Weekend from April 14th – April 17th!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this green Matcha Latte with a little Irish twist ;).
Place all ingredients (except whipped cream) into a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Top with Whip Cream if desired. Enjoy!
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health illness affecting adults in Canada. At least one in four Canadians will experience an anxiety disorder in their life. Many of these people will experience social and occupational impairment due to the debilitating nature of the anxiety. 1 The treatment of choice for anxiety is typically pharmacological therapy, and to a lesser extent, counseling.
It is important for individuals to feel empowered when choosing the right treatment plan, and to have collaborative care amongst their healthcare providers. It is of the utmost importance that your primary healthcare provider does a thorough work up of your anxiety prior to initiating any treatment. Anxiety is not just a mental illness; there are also many physical conditions that can manifest as anxiety. Examples of this are thyroid irregularities, which are becoming increasingly more common, as well as blood sugar disparities. For more information on thyroid testing and treatment, Aviva Romm, MD has written extensively on this topic.
Dietary changes that can make substantial changes to your mood include limiting sugar, gluten and GMO products. A world renowned integrative psychiatrist, Kelly Brogan, wrote an in-depth article outlining these changes and why they may be harmful.
Apart from the conventional approach to treating anxiety with anti-anxiety medications, there are a multitude of nutritional options. The most safe and effective are vitamin D, magnesium, B vitamins and probiotics.
Vitamin D deficiency is rampant amongst Canadians due to the limited amount of sunlight exposure we have. Testing for vitamin D is not included within MSP in BC due to the assumption that everyone should be supplementing, but it is still a helpful test to run to know how much supplementation you should take to replenish your stores. Speaking with your primary healthcare provider about specific dosing is recommended, but typically minimal dosing is 1000-2000 IU a day up to 10,000 IU a day. When choosing a vitamin D supplement, ensure it contains vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), as this is the active form of vitamin D.
Magnesium supplementation can make dramatic changes in physical (e.g., muscle hypertonicity, constipation), as well as mental and emotional well being (e.g., insomnia and mood). Plasma magnesium levels have been demonstrated to be lower in patients with schizophrenia, depression, and mania as seen in bipolar disorder when compared to healthy controls. In this study, as patients achieved improvement in their symptoms, the plasma magnesium levels increased, suggesting that a magnesium deficiency contributes and potentially exacerbates symptoms consistent with these conditions. 1 Not all forms of magnesium are equivalent. When looking for a magnesium supplement be sure to choose magnesium bisglycinate if you are looking to improve absorption from the bowels and have a systemic effect.
B vitamins are involved in the production of neurotransmitters, myelin, DNA and RNA. They are also important co-factors in the production of cortisol, our primary stress hormone. Vegetarians and vegans are at particular risk of running a deficiency of vitamin B12, given that animal protein is the predominant source of B12. A good example of potential consequences of B12 deficiency is a published case study of psychiatric symptoms manifesting as a B12 deficiency. 2 When looking for a B12 supplement, choose methylcobalamin, as cyanocobalamin is a synthetic form of B12, that is not well utilized by the body. Discuss with your primary healthcare provider if a B vitamin supplement is right for you.
We have all heard of the gut – brain relationship and the importance of our microbiome. Recent research clearly outlines how gut integrity influences mood. A striking example of this has been demonstrated in animal research. To elicit a depressed state, researchers administered LPS (lipopolysaccharide) from gram-negative bacteria, which causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The immune response that occurs as a result of this inflammation subsequently led to symptoms of depression. Using fluoxetine, a commonly prescribed antidepressant, the researchers were able to eliminate the neurobehavioural symptoms that had been induced by LPS after 3 weeks 3. We can therefore hypothesize that maintaining healthy flora within our gastrointestinal tract is fundamental to mental health. There are multiple strains of bacteria contained in some probiotics that have proven directly beneficial to mood, such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus in depression. 4 While some strains of Bifidobacterium can alleviate anxiety. 5 There are a surplus of probiotic options available on the market, so ensure the one you are choosing has sufficient amounts of colony forming units (CFU’s) for your condition, and requires refrigeration.
This information is provided as a general source of information only and should not be considered personal health advice. Please ensure you consult with a professional health care physician for your personal health concerns.
Stephanie Bayliss is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Victoria BC at Acacia Health and is currently accepting new patients. Her practice has a focus on mental health, chronic disease and neurological conditions. For more information her website is www.drstephaniebayliss.com