Keto Vietnamese Pho Broth Recipe

Pho soup ūüćú the OG of bone broth (for Vietnamese people ūüėā). It‚Äôs super easy and puts a little variety into your bone broth rotation.

This Vietnamese pho broth recipe is my new age spin on my Mamas traditional soup. It’s MSG free, low carb, and also Keto Friendly!

What You’ll Need:
– Cinnamon sticks
– Star anise
– Cloves
– Whole black pepper
– Coriander
– Ginger
(If you cant find these we can special order them for you!)

Vietnamese Pho Broth Spices

Vietnamese Pho Broth Heated Spices









Heat your spices in a dry pan until you have the wafting aroma in your kitchen. Transfer the spices into a spice ball (I just use a tea ball ūüćĶ but don‚Äôt say I didn‚Äôt tell you, it will never be the same again) cut your ginger in half length wise and sear it in your dry pan. Drop the seared ginger, cinnamon sticks and tea ball full of spices into your broth and simmer for a few hours. When you‚Äôre ready to serve your pho drop thinly sliced meat into the broth until cooked (or left over meat).

What you need for the base & flavouring:

  • Noodles (my current fave is the Better Than Thai style noodles)
  • Amano Foods Miso Paste ( ‚̧ԳŹ this one because it‚Äôs fermented)
  • Simply Natural Sriracha hot sauce

Vietnamese Pho Broth Recipe












While your broth is simmering prepare the rest. To keep this low carb I went for the Thai cut better than noodles but you can use rice noodles or Raman noodles (whatever your heart desires).

If you’re using better than noodles, rinse those with water then pop them in your bowl and pour your hot broth and meat over them.

To flavour your soup whisk a tablespoon of miso with water in a small bowl, once mixed stir this and the sriracha into your soup.

Vietnamese Pho Broth Toppings












Squeeze lime or lemon ūüćč over the broth and garnish with bean sprouts (or sun flower sprouts) and mint. Now enjoy!

I know if seems like alot of steps but I promise once you’ve done it once you’ll find it a breeze. Lots of times I just add whatever left over meat I had from last night or skip the noodles and garnishes and just sip it like a hot cuppa joe.

Happy souping. Let us know if you tried making this Vietnamese pho broth recipe and what you think!


Becoming a Carnivore, by Kelly Hamilton, C.H.N.

Becoming a Carnivore

by Kelly Hamilton, C.H.N.

This is my personal account of how a zero-carb, meat-based, full-on-carnivore diet has changed my life. In less than a month.

I’d like to start off by saying that I am by no means a doctor, therefore I am incapable of diagnosing anyone with anything, nor recommending any sort of diet protocol to help fix anyone that’s dealing with… anything. I am merely a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, who knows a thing or two about quality food, and has done years of experimenting with nutrition.¬†


To really get things going, I will list the myriad of symptoms that I have been dealing with over the last five or six years or so.  Some intermittent, and some persisting the entire time, or even my entire life.

  • Bloating – like legit “6-month pregnant” style after every meal
  • Intestinal bleeding (that showed up in my stool on and off for a few years)
  • Itchy skin
  • Chronically dry and very itchy, scabby scalp that resembled psoriasis
  • Fatigue/low energy
  • Seasonal allergies (came on around 5 years ago or so, bad enough to make me HATE the spring)
  • Hormonal issues that included: amenorrhea (no menstrual cycle for two years) and then severe dysmenorrhea (extremely painful, VERY long, and awful menstrual periods – safe to say I made up for the lost time)
  • Cystic back acne
  • Weight fluctuations and a particularly hard time losing weight despite efforts
  • Mood imbalance
  • Mild depression/anxiety

Basically, I felt as though I was a train wreck. I tried a host of different approaches to solve many of the problems. I followed a strict ketogenic (high fat low carb) diet, a cyclic ketogenic diet, a simply high fat diet, water fasting, bone broth fasting, taking ALL of the supplements, playing around with different shampoos, cutting out random food groups, a strict elimination diet free of all allergens – each trial with very little success to be perfectly honest. (Although, the high saturated fat, which remained a staple throughout the last 4 years brought my period back initially, so I will give credit here where credit is due.)

And then a coworker told me about a podcast they had listened to with a girl who had cured some far more serious chronic health problems by going full carnivore. It sounded crazy enough, thus, I decided to give it a go.


I concluded that my carnivore diet would now consist of: quality, locally sourced meat, cooked in only butter, and Himalayan pink salt. Oh, also herbal tea, and organic coffee.

The following is a chronology of what took place next. It’s not all nice, but it’s all real. ūüėź

I had been doing a ketogenic diet prior to this for about two months, with less than 30g of carbs, so I suspected the adjustment would be seamless. Let me tell you, it was not.

Day 1-2:

The first two days, I felt pretty ok other than my still prevalent seasonal allergies. ¬†My bowel movements were weird and less “together” than usual but I was feeling alright.

Day 3:

By the third day, I was dragging my butt. My bowel movements were now (*disclaimer* TMI) straight water and bile, needed the bathroom ASAP, and there were multiple per day. #fun On top of this, my entire body felt as though I had the flu – deeply achy muscles, and my lower back/sacral area hurt so bad I could barely walk. My head was foggy and I felt like concentrating on anything was impossible. I was sweating so bad at night that I had to get up and change a couple times. I started napping a lot, which is very unlike me.

Day 4-6:

These symptoms persisted for a few more days, which sounds like enough to make a person up and quit. However, what also happened by day 4 is that my severe seasonal allergy symptoms mostly cleared up. My back that had been riddled with zits, was clear for the first time in, like, years, my joints felt much more mobile, like they’d been so inflamed for so long I hadn’t known the difference. My mood felt more stable, and I had less anxious thoughts. I also dropped almost 5lbs by day six (likely water retention and inflammation, but still, it felt good). The itchy scalp “psoriasis” had vanished, which might very well be the best part since I’d had that for my whole life.

Day 7-13:

Once the chronic diarrhea cleared up ūüėź , which took another couple of days, I had ZERO bloating. I also now had the flattest stomach I can remember having.

Day 14+:

The energy took an additional week or so to come back, but by day 14, I was feeling like a new person entirely.

It has been just shy of thirty days on the carnivore diet, and I am still feeling so much sharper in my thought processes, I have zero bloating, and all of the symptoms that had subsided have stayed away! There have been a total of 3 sporadic days where I fell slightly or completely off the wagon, and I have paid in symptoms the next days, including: itchy scalp, depressed mood, seasonal allergies, and some slight acne.

My hormonal system will probably take some more time to level out, it’s really too soon to know, but I feel hopeful that this might be the key to that, too.


I plan to continue with this “miracle” carnivore diet without cheating for at least two more weeks solid, at which point I will slowly grow my repertoire of foods one item at a time. #startingwithchocolate #justkidding #butimissit

I by no means feel (or know) that this diet could or should be used as a full time, forever protocol. To me it feels like a healing protocol. I will heal whatever gut related issues that I am dealing with by sticking to a meat-based, allergen and all plant-food-free carnivore diet, with the hopes that I’ll repair the potentially leaky gut I have, or whatever else is going on, and eventually be able to eat a “healthy” and balanced again.


For now, I am honestly loving the foods I get to eat, and I feel like I rejoice in the lack of decision fatigue on where and what to eat. I have saved a ton of money on food already, despite what you might think since it’s all meat, and I have basically retired my bad snacking habit.

I really try to vary the types of meat that I consume, but so far my preference is for red meat. Also, I regularly consume cod liver (weirdly enough, I love it now), salmon, sardines, and pork/boar sausages. Among some others here and there.

Coffee blended with 2 tbsp of salted grass-fed butter

– Herbal tea blended with 2 tbsp of salted grass-fed butter
– 2 boar sausages
– 1/2 lb of beef meatballs, doused in butter and salt

– 1 medium sized steak
–¬†1/2 can of cod liver, 1/2 can of salted salmon mixed together

– another herbal tea or bone broth with 1-2 tbsp of butter

And voila, only about 100-150g of fat, 60-70g of protein, and <1g carbs later.


Again, I am not a doctor, I am simply a short term success story of this awesome diet protocol. If you’d like to read some more amazing testimonies check out ¬†Or, read the story that convinced me, by Mikhaila Peterson, here.

For some legit doctor advice, check out the work of Dr. Shawn Baker, MD. He’s been following the protocol himself for an extended period of time, and he’s acquired some really promising insights. He was on “The Joe Rogan Experience”, which you can check out either on the Podcast app, or online here.

Best Steak Recipe, Ever. 

I named this as spontaneous, because that’s how it usually happens for me. I LOVE steak, but I typically stock up on all my meat once a week and freeze it, planning to save the sirloin steaks for days where I’m really treating myself to help keep myself on a budget. This usually results in me wanting a delicious, juicy steak like, right now – spontaneously. So, I have developed this steak cooking protocol, and now I rarely pre-plan because it’s so much better than any other steak cooking recipe I have ever tried.

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 that we have more keto food options 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!

Our Meat Selection

Our Meat Selection

We have a wide selection of meat at Health Essentials.
We do our best to source all of our meat as locally as possible from the most natural sources available. At Health Essentials in Victoria, we carry a wide selection of meat in our store. We have everything from Locally Sourced Organic & Grass-fed meats, wild-Sourced Kangaroo. ¬†We are what we eat eats. So, if we ensure that the animals we consume have the diet they were naturally meant to, we will ensure the health of the meat that we get from them. ¬†All of the local farms that we work with commit to sustainable, humane and top of the line practices – and we’ve talked to them all personally about it! ūüôā

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Grassfed Butter 101

(Grassfed) Butter 101

Butter – known traditionally as “Nature’s Multivitamin” – is definitely in high demand at Health Essentials. We definitely put that s*** on everything ;). ¬†But, like anything else amazing in this world… not all butter is created equal. ¬†In fact, there is¬†definitely a plethora of butter on the market today that is best avoided altogether. ¬†Here, we’ll outline some of the major things¬†to look for in a quality butter.

Why Grassfed?

Exactly how humans do better eating natural, whole-food derived diets made from seasonally available foods… animals that graze on pastures and eat the diet that they’re biologically designed to consume, have healthier, happier lives. ¬†AND just how humans do best in healthy, natural environments, so do animals! ¬†Grazing animals that live on pasture are allowed to eat the foods that their bodies NEED to thrive, and can soak in the environmental nutrients that keep them healthy as well – such as Vitamin D from the sun! ¬†The nutrient level of the foods that we consume from animals (such as meat and dairy) are of higher quality when the animal’s lives are enriched and healthy. ¬†Real, LIVE grass that grows out of the ground and isn’t treated with pesticides or¬†chemicals provides animals with the nutrients that they need to thrive. Herbivorous animals (those who consume grass) have fermentation-based digestive systems that depend on grass, specifically, to fuel them and keep them healthy. ¬†Ensuring that animals get what they need to be healthy¬†helps to ensure¬†that the dairy and meat we consume from them are full of nutrients as well. ¬†Thus, the quality of the animal’s¬†diet = the quality and quantity nutrients¬†in the foods we derive from them.

Butter that is derived from grassfed cows is generally higher in nutrients such as butyrate, omega 3’s, CLA, beta-carotene, fat soluble vitamins – A, D, E & K, and antioxidants. ¬†It also tends to be LOWER in toxins. ¬†This is because toxins often accumulate in the fat tissues of animals, so the healthier the animal producing the milk, the less toxins to worry about!

Grassfed versus Seasonally Pastured

“Grassfed” is a term thrown around quite loosely in today’s food market. ¬†Its meaning is rather straight forward, however, there are multiple levels of it. ¬†Here’s why: As soon as an animal spends ANY length of time grazing on fresh grass, it technically¬†qualifies them to be considered “grassfed”.¬† Like… that could be a day in their whole life, which in our books just doesn’t quite cut it on the quality side of things. So, what’s important to look for is¬†the specification of TIME that the animal spends grazing.

(Real) Grassfed Butter

Provided that the farms who produce this butter are reputable and the sourcing is fabulous, this butter is generally the best of the best.  The cows who produce this butter are eating a wholesome and natural diet and their milk production reflects this.  

We carry two main Grassfed Butter Options:

Golden Ears Grassfed Butter:

Golden Ears butter is sourced locally in Maple Ridge, B.C. from a family farm.  This butter is cultured, meaning that it contains healthy bacteria that can improve the digestion of the butter.  This can help the digestion process in people who are sensitive to dairy.  With somewhat limited seasonal availability, we try to stock as much of this gold as possible so that everyone can enjoy it for most of the year! This butter has a very distinct yellow colour, and rich flavour due to the high beta-carotene content from the grassfed milk! #delicious

Kiwi Pure Butter:

Kiwi Pure butter is sourced from New Zealand dairy where there is plenty of grass to go around all year! New Zealand is actually known to have the best butter in the world, and this butter definitely stands up to that title! Kiwi Pure is consistently golden yellow all year, denoting both high beta-carotene content and high fat content! #yum

Seasonally Pastured Butter

Seasonally Pastured animals are grazing and consuming real grass for a minimum of 60% of their diet. ¬†This means that for up to 40% of the time¬†they can be¬†consuming some form of grains to supplement their diet. ¬†When shopping for seasonally pastured butter, it’s important to look for the “Organic” certification, and/or choose to buy that particular butter during “grazing” seasons.

We carry two great Canadian-sourced options for Seasonally Pastured butter:

Organic Meadows Butter

Organic meadows butter is sourced from Ontario, Canada. ¬†It is an Organic Seasonally Pastured butter. ¬†The cows that produce this butter are on pasture from April – November most years.¬†It’s also a cultured butter, which is great for those who are a bit dairy sensitive. ¬†A few times of the year, we’re able to get in this butter with a special badge on it denoting that it’s sourced from 100% pastured cows!! ¬†We are sure to stock up on this butter at those times of the year to help ensure there’s enough to go around even into the off-season.


L’ancetre Butter

L’Ancetre butter is another seasonally pastured option. ¬†The cows that produce the milk used for this butter graze for 60% of their diet on pasture. ¬†The other 40% of their diet consists of Organic grains. ¬†This 60:40 ratio is guaranteed at any time of the year, and since its produced in Quebec with a typical grazing season of April – October, this butter can be a great choice throughout the spring and summer months.



P.S. If you’re lactose or dairy sensitive, and you’d like to learn about an alternative, check out this post about Grassfed Ghee, which is clarified butter! ūüôā

For more information on the butter options that we carry, or for clarification of any of the information in this post, please feel free to contact us! ūüôā Our phone number is 250-590-5524, and our email is


Keto-Friendly Jello

Keto-Friendly Jello

Finally! a keto-friendly jello that everyone will enjoy!


  • 1/4 cup Bulletproof Collagelatin
  • 3 scoops Vega Electrolyte Hydrator
  • 3 & 1/4 cups water


1) In a mug mix 1/4 cup of water with gelatin until a solid “puck” forms.
2) In a sauce pan heat 3 cups of water.
3) Add gelatin puck and stir until dissolved.
4) Add electrolyte hydrator.
5) Pour into a glass container while hot & leave to set until firm  in the fridge. Enjoy!

To learn more about the keto diet, check out this helpful article!

Pork Crisp Keto Pancake Recipe

We’re always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate awesome nutrient dense and traditional foods into our meals! This awesome pork crisp keto pancake recipe by one of our teammates, Denby, has helped us do just that! We are so excited about it. ¬†These babies are gluten-free, dairy-free, keto-friendly, paleo-friendly and made with great ingredients that you can feel awesome about consuming!

Pork Crisp Keto Pancake Recipe:


  • 1 bag plain Louis Pasture pork crisps
  • 2 large Terra Nossa eggs
  • 1/2 tsp ground Harmonic Arts cinnamon
  • 5-10 drops Better stevia Liquid
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • fat of choice for frying


1. Grind the pork crisps in a blender or coffee grinder &, set aside.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs, stevia and coconut milk then add the ground pork crisps and cinnamon.
Mix well and set aside for 5 mins to thicken.
3. Heat your fat of choice in a pan over medium heat. pour the batter on the pan and cook each side for 1-2 mins.
4. Serve warm with melted butter & enjoy!

Do you have any awesome low-carb, healthy recipes to share? Let us know, we love new ideas! ūüôā¬†

The Key to a Heart Healthy Valentines Day….

Eat Your Heart Out This Valentine’s Day.¬†

Wait…. WHAT? How is that romantic in any way?

good-date-gone-bad-featured1Okay, okay. It’s not necessarily your run-of-the-mill option for a romantic dinner, but as it turns out heart actually has a texture similar to steak, and who doesn’t love a good steak dinner? ¬†In comparison to most other organ meats, most people agree that heart is actually one of the easiest to consume. ¬†AND since it is so ridiculously good for you, you’ll feel AMAZING after consuming it. ¬†Don’t you want to¬†feel amazing while on a hot date?

Why you should consider eating heart this February 14th:


Nutrient Density

Nutrient density plays a major role in determining the health of our food. ¬†Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, we lost our instinctive draw toward foods that are higher in nutrient content. ¬†Talk to your grandparents…. almost a guarantee that they consumed some type of organ meats in their youth, and more than likely, they loved them.

For whatever reason, the health-media world has given organ meats a really bad rep… This is probably why, as a population, we’re so turned off of eating these important food components. ¬†In traditional tribes, being granted with permission to eat organ meats was a privilege few would regularly encounter. These precious parts¬†were reserved for tribe leaders, the sick, the elderly, and pregnant women.

Being a red meat, heart is naturally high in protein, B Vitamins, zinc, selenium¬†and iron. Where it really stands above all, though, is it’s extremely high content of CoQ10.

Coenzyme Q10

CoQ10 (or Ubiquinol Рits active antioxidant form) is a natural antioxidant that is found in EVERY cell in the body, and in particularly high concentrations in organ meats.  CoQ10 assists in energy production and utilization of oxygen in cells.  Heart contains the highest amounts of this important metabolic compound, due to the high volume of work that it does.

CoQ10 can be consumed in low concentrations in various meats, and can be take as a supplement.   The highest concentration of this vital antioxidant is found hearts of animals, where it is utilized most; therefore, eating heart is great for YOUR heart. 


New to cooking and consuming heart? This tasty slow-cooker recipe can help you ease into it!


  • 1lb Island Bison Grassfed¬†Ground Bison
  • 1lb Island Bison Grassfed¬†Bison Heart
  • 1L Boned Broth Beef Broth
  • 1tbsp Amano Shiro Miso Paste
  • 2 cloves Organic Garlic (sliced)
  • 1cup¬†VegiDay¬†Organic Tomato Paste
  • 1lb Organic Tomatoes (diced)¬†
  • 1/4cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 1/2 tsp Bragg’s Sprinkle Seasoning
    1 Leek (sliced)
    1lb sweet potatoes (chopped)
    1/2 lb carrots (chopped)
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 cup fresh basil
    1/4 cup KiwiPure Grassfed Butter
    Himalayan Pink Salt to taste



New Year, New You… Winter Detox Tips


New Year, New You

Healthy Winter Detox Tips

Detoxing in January can be a really great way to mentally and physically let go of the old and make way for the new.  January symbolizes a new beginning for many people, and post-holiday season, your body may be really craving a fresh start! Here our our healthy winter detox tips to help you get the fresh beginning you may be in need of this year.

The Importance of Seasonal-Specific Detoxing


There is a rhythmic flow by which our bodies naturally tend toward¬†throughout each different season. ¬†The way that the seasons naturally affect our bodies, is similar to the way that the seasons act on nature. ¬†The traditional diets at each time of year change in conformity with our body’s needs at that time.

In spring we are reattaining energy. In summer we are “alive” and full of energy.¬†In fall our bodies are slowing down and our energy levels are naturally decreasing.¬† In winter our bodies¬†tend to be at¬†the lower end of the energy spectrum.

Most conventional¬†detox plans don’t account for this natural ebb and flow. ¬†Most of them are designed for spring & summer, when we have naturally higher energy levels. ¬†When we choose a conventional¬†detox plan that goes against what our body requires at the particular time of year, we may not end up feeling so great afterwards, and we may not be servicing our selves the way we’re intending to.

What does this look like for January?

favorite-winter-foods-120413-05In the winter months, our body requires a¬†lots of energy from food, in part due to the lack of sunlight that it is receiving. ¬†This is a time where we traditionally would be¬†eating heavier, more nourishing & nutrient dense meals. Most find that it’s best to stear away from the raw spring-time vegetables¬†and raw juices recommended in a host of different detox plans. ¬†Instead it can often work better to cook and consume the seasonal vegetables that winter has to offer.

Great news! You can consume a winter specific diet,¬†while using the tips below to make your own detox plan that suits your body’s needs this time of year! Below is a list of our January full-body detox essentials.



Did you know that consuming liver is fantastic for the health of YOUR¬†liver?! It’s also fantastic for so many other parts of the body due to its rich nutrient content. ¬†Liver has been consumed, traditionally for centuries. It is regarded as one of the most nourishing parts of an animal, and is a delicacy in many parts of the world today.

It is great to consume liver any time of year, but since January directly follows the Holiday Season, eating liver more regularly this month can be a great way to ensure that this very important filtering organ is functioning optimally to help you sufficiently detox your body! (Many of us are in need of a bit of liver R&R right now!!)


Having problems wrapping your head around consuming liver? We have some options available to make it easier! ¬†Island Bison makes delicious Water Buffalo Caveman Sticks that have well hidden organ meats in them to help you trick your tastebuds! ūüôā They’re delicious!
Also, if you’d rather prepare it¬†yourself, here is a super simple recipe to make a delicious pate that¬†makes it easy, and will have you wanting more … we promise! ūüôā


Activated Charcoal.


Activated bamboo charcoal is  a fantastic addition to any detox program, any time of year.  Charcoal acts as a magnet to pull toxins and impurities from the body.  It can be used internally OR externally.

It is available in capsules to be taken internally, and can be taken daily during a detox program! It is also available in some of our body care products to be used externally to detox the skin.

To learn more about activated charcoal and its amazing benefits, click HERE.

Gentle Cleanse Kit.

 restorativecleansekit_r-700x657A cleanse kit is something that can help you stay accountable and really track your time and results when doing a full-body cleanse.

Botanica’s Restorative Cleanse Kit is a fantastic option for this time of the year. ¬†It includes 4 unique herbal compounds that work to support and detox the digestive system, lymphatic system, the liver and the skin. ¬†It is a 2 week program designed to work in conjunction with¬†a healthy diet that has no outrageous restrictions!¬†It is easy to follow, and stick to for 14 days! ūüôā

Infrared Sauna.


When we sweat we rid of a lot of toxins that our body is holding onto! Our skin naturally works to fend off the major contaminants and toxins that it encounters on a daily basis. But, in our world of chemicals and pollutants, it just cant do it all. It could definitely use some support now and again.

A very relaxing way to detox the largest organ of the body is to sit in a warm infrared sauna for an hour. ¬†During the winter, our bodies can tend to run cold, and if you’re not finding a way to sweat regularly, you may not be ridding of the toxins fast enough to avoid them building up in the skin!

If you live in our area, there is a fantastic salon next door with a beautiful and spacious infrared sauna! Click HERE for information on their sauna services.

Putting it All Together & Staying Committed.


Whether its the cleanse kit that’s laid out for you for 2 weeks, or you’ve planned to eat liver at least 2 days a week this month, make sure you plan to succeed! ūüôā¬†One of the easiest ways to stick to a detox plan is to set a manageable time-frame in which you carry out the desired¬†detox methods. In our experience, it is nice to do this for no longer than 14 days. ¬†Anything past that can be unsustainable and unrealistic to stick to! It can also be helpful to write out your plan and tell someone¬†that you know will hold you accountable. ¬†Setting reminders in your calendar or on your phone can help as well!

For more tips on how to stay devoted to that fresh start and¬†great this January, feel free to contact us at! ūüôā