Love Your Liver this Spring!

How to Live in Harmony with Spring for Optimal Health- Wednesday March 27th at 6:30pm.

Spring is finally upon us, and as such, it is time to shift your nutritional intake and habits to stay in rhythm with the natural cycles and to support the organ of the season – the all important liver.
The liver has over 500 distinct functions, and in Chinese medicine, it is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi (energy) in the body. When congested, this can look like frustration and anger, difficult menstrual cycles and imbalanced hormones, poor vision and poor digestion, among other things. As the liver is so key to so many functions, an out of balance liver affects all other organs.
The promise of new growth and the rise of the dandelions in spring also bring changes in our daily activities. It is a time to also nourish our creativity and to start moving more, feeding off the energy the warmth and promise of spring provides, setting aside the stimulants that may have helped fuel us throughout the darkness and cold of winter.
Living in concert with nature and tuning back into our circadian rhythm is fundamental to our good mental, emotional and physical health.

In this talk you will learn:

  • the most appropriate foods to consume to nourish and detoxify your body in spring

  • daily habits to focus on to enhance your changes in nutrient intake

  • the herbs to focus on to enhance and complement your food intake

  • how to best support your circadian rhythm to optimize your overall health

  • recipes to incorporate tonic herbs and mushrooms easily into your daily life to nourish your liver, your body and mind

Please join us at Lotus Herbal Health on the 27th of March at 6:30pm. Bring a pen and notebook and your questions. Sample beverages will be provided for your learning and tasting pleasure.

Click Here to Register!

Upcoming Talk: Liver Health and Intermittent Fasting Thursday March 7th

Do you suffer from Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or High Cholesterol?

Is losing weight seemingly impossible?

Brain Fog? Memory Problems?

Mental and Physical Fatigue?

Rose would love to share her knowledge and personal stories of her fasting journey with all of you. It was a bit of a struggle in the beginning but by easing into it she’s now been on the intermittent fasting protocol for over 4 months now and is doing wonderfully! Intermittent fasting has a ton of research behind it and is a powerful method to help get your metabolism working right again!

Join us on the evening of March 7th to better understand the health benefits of intermittent fasting, and more importantly, allow Rose to help you overcome any fears associated with intermittent fasting. Concerns such as low energy and/or brain fog can indeed be overcome!

If you want a cheap and easy but EFFECTIVE way to improve your well-being, this night is for you!

When: March 07th (Thursday) from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Lotus Herbal Health 8417 Elbow Drive S.W.

Who: Rose Devries

Cost: $10

Registration: Required. Sign up here —> Registration for Rose’s Talk

Curious about what intermittent fasting does for the body? Check out this short animated video for a great intro!

Cannanda CB2 products now in store!

We’ve been waiting SO LONG for products that act like CBD! We have an amazing line of new products by Cannanda, a Canadian company that is utilizing terpenes to activate different receptors in the body- primarily our endocannabinoid receptors.

What are terpenes? They have a great explanation on their website but they’re basically the individual components that make up essential oils. Most of their products are designed to be inhaled, just like with essential oils. What are endocannabinoid receptors? They are the most abundant receptors throughout our entire body and brain that allow our cells to talk to each other and to heal (amongst other things). The whole endocannabinoid system (ECS) is our master regulator of homeostasis! Watch the video below for more info.

We carry all 5 of their products. The CB2 products activate our CB2 receptors, the same ones that respond to CBD. Those products are the CB2 Wellness Blend and High Ground Immune Blend. They may “reduce pain and inflammation, protect the cardiovascular and nervous systems, ease joint pain, and reduce anxiety.” These products work directly and immediately on the ECS whereas it’s recently been discovered that CBD works indirectly– it’s helping our bodys’ own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) stick around in our system longer, rather than offering benefits in and of itself. We believe that these products have a great likelihood of outperforming CBD due to their direct effects. That being said, they can be used alongside CBD to increase the benefits.

The Enhanced Effect is a blend designed to break the tolerance effect experienced by chronic cannabis users. This product works on our CB1 receptors, the same ones that THC bonds to. All you do is inhale throughout your session, allowing users to cut down the amount of product they use by as much as half.

The High Ground Immune Blend is designed to stop a cold or flu in its tracks. Keep a bottle in your pocket for when bugs are flying around! Great for when you’re traveling.

The High Achievers Focus Blend effects the acetylcholine in our brain, the neurotransmitter involved in memory and focus. Great for students, seniors, folks with brain injuries, and daytime cannabis users who want help getting rid of brain fog.

Here’s a video that does a wonderful job explaining the ECS in fairly simple terms. Questions? Come in and chat with us. We have testers available of their products for you to try :)

How to Make Your Own Raw Chocolates for Libido and Longevity

Join us Friday February 22nd or Saturday February 23rd to learn how to make your own raw chocolates infused with libido and longevity-boosting superfoods!

Valentine’s Day may be over soon but most of us could use a little help keeping the love alive all year round, and what better way to do so than with handcrafted aphrodisiac chocolates!?

Not interested in boosting libido? We encourage you to attend anyways! You’ll learn a bunch (see below), and what a lot of people don’t realize is that longevity and libido are connected- they’re both controlled by the kidneys/adrenals. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of how to increase longevity by supporting this system with nutrition and superherbs.

We’ll be featuring products from two companies we adore: Peruvian Harvest (raw organic Peruvian criollo cacao) and New Earth Organics (local superfood company).

We only have space for 10 people per workshop, so act quickly! Registration is required.

*Please do not bring young children as space is incredibly limited*

Attendees will:

  • Learn about the benefits of raw cacao products
  • Learn about which medicinal mushrooms and superfoods support libido and longevity
  • Learn how to transform the superfoods in their cupboards into delicious healthy chocolates
  • Learn 2 basic recipes to build upon from home: 1) vegan “milk” chocolate and 2) vegan sugar-free dark chocolate
  • Witness a live demo of one recipe that incorporates what we’ve learned
  • Take home a sample of chocolates from each recipe

Please bring a pen and notepad to take notes, if desired. Mandy will be providing printed chocolate recipes to take home.

Date: your choice of either Friday the 22nd or Saturday the 23rd

Time: 1pm-2:30pm

Cost: $25 (plus $1.87 for Eventbrite fees)

Register here —> https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-make-your-own-raw-chocolates-for-libido-and-longevity-tickets-55040718270

February Hours Expanding!

After 4 months open in our new location, we’re expanding our hours! Starting February 5th we’ll be open on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm.

“Feel the Love” Open House

Valentine’s Open House Feb 10th

We’re pleased to announce our next open house on Sunday February 10th! We thought it would be a great opportunity to get together in the name of love and self-care. Have a lover? We’re full of great gift ideas to spoil them. Need a lover? Stop by and meet new people! No interest in romantic partnerships? Then treat your primary partner- YOU! After all, that’s the relationship that matters the most, am I right?! 

We will have lots of opportunites for you to treat yourself at our Open House, here are some of the highlights:

Highlights!

-Salivate over samples of Hear Me Raw goodies, they’re vegan, gluten-free bites of superfood decadance.

-Engage your senses with a complimentary facial using organic oils, from the lovely ladies at Ellie Bianca skincare.

-Try the citys best organic veggie burger by Kenny from It’s All Good Organics. Full size burgers will be available for purchase.

-Savour handmade libido-boosting raw chocolates by Mandy

Registration not required. We look forward to seeing you there!

Superherbs and Medicinal Mushrooms for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue *Registration Required*

Superherbs and Medicinal Mushrooms for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

An Informative Seminar by Master Herbalist Derek Fleming

Join Master Herbalist Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics & Vital Essence Herbs for this exciting lecture!

Derek will explore many different herbs through the eyes of Taoist tonic herbalism & seasonal herbology attunement theory. If you struggle with stress, fatigue, exhaustion, knee and/or joint pain, adrenal fatigue, low sex drive or generally not feeling your best ever then this is the class for you!!

Attendees will:
-Learn Herbs & Medicinal Mushrooms that are the best for combating stress & enhancing longevity
-Learn how the winter (kidney/adrenal season) is arguably the most important season of the year
-Learn how to effectively rebuild your “Jing” Energy to combat fatigue, aging, exhaustion, aches and pains
-Learn the background and usage information for each of the medicinal ingredients
-Learn how to craft a delicious ‘Jing Adrenal Elixir” that will help you combat stress, improve your health,
and extend your lifespan!

A $45 ticket value FOR ONLY $10!

***Registration is Required*** Click here to Register!

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2306989536214743/

Fermentation 101 Workshop *Registration Required*

Fermentation 101 Workshop

*Registration Required*

Join us later this month to add a new healthy habit to your wellness repertoire- FERMENTED FOODS! Sascha has been fermenting foods for years, and has experience with everything from sauerkraut to kefir to kvass! Don’t know those terms? Then this class is for you! Read on for more details and how to register. 

About the class: Fermentation is one of the oldest forms of food processing, and once upon a time, fermentation was a necessary skill in order to preserve food and get sufficient calories and nutrition when food sources were scarce. However, with the advent of fridges, high-speed transportation, and the loss of traditional practices in the kitchen, fermented foods not only became less popular but to some, completely unknown and mysterious. But luckily for us and future generations, the art of fermentation has begun a resurgence and such foods are becoming popular and widely available once again.

If you’ve been paying attention at all to the latest in the nutrition world, you will likely have heard of kombucha, kefir, fermented vegetables and more. Perhaps these sounded strange and foreign to you, but have become a part of your diet. Or perhaps you’ve heard of them but haven’t yet taken the leap and given them a try. In our modern society, as a whole we have moved away from these foods and let’s face it…we’re not getting any healthier as a species, and our kids are sicker than ever. History has demonstrated that those who enjoy the most thriving and vibrant of health understand that these are exactly the foods that we must include in our daily diets.

To me, the most sustainable way to health is to be armed with the knowledge and wisdom of how to do it yourself. This is how we pass knowledge down through the generations and keep our children and grandchildren healthy. So if you want to learn how to ferment foods and beverages in your own home, then this class is for you!

It’s time to take the mystery out of achieving and maintaining glowing health. And I mean ‘glowing’ quite literally. By incorporating these foods into your diet, you will see yourself transform. You will:

  • look and feel younger
  • your mind will be clearer
  • your PMS will diminish
  • your cravings will go away
  • your immunity will thrive

And all of this for pennies a day, using very basic ingredients, some of which you may already have in your own kitchen.

Come on out for some fascinating education, demos, yummy tasters so that you can learn how EASY, TASTY and INEXPENSIVE anti-ageing, immune-boosting, life-transforming nutrition can be.

WHAT: Fermentation 101

WHERE: Lotus Herbal Health

WHEN: Friday, January 25th 12:00-2:00pm and Saturday, January 26th 12:00-2:00pm

COST: $35.00 (plus $2.22 Eventbrite fees)

Only 10 spots per class, so reserve your spot now! ***Click here to register***

…please do not bring young children, our space is very limited which can make distractions too easy


FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We are located near the corner of Heritage Drive and Elbow Drive, SW. Lots of public transportation options, and a free parking lot if you’re driving.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring a notepad if desired, your lovely energy, and your questions! Please do not bring your (young) children with you as space is very limited.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to a week before the workshop.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a copy of the guest list on hand.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, ONLY if you contact us ahead of time to let us know who you are passing your ticket on to. Email us at lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com

Naughty Nog recipe from New Earth Organics

December 13th, 2018

This recipe was featured at our Christmas Open House. We hope you enjoy!

Naughty Nog

A delicious healthy Jing-building Egg-Nog

1 L Pecan Nut Milk (see below to make your own or use alternative milk of choice)

1 tbsp New Earth Organics Elk Velvet Antler 

2 tsp New Earth Organics Pine Pollen 

1 tsp ground nutmeg (or to taste) 

60g (3 tbsp) raw honey

32g (2 tbsp) coconut butter

2 tbsp New Earth Organics Grass-Fed Goat Whey 

New Earth Organics Crystal Sea Salt – a couple of decent sized pinches 

1⁄2 tsp vanilla powder 

To make pecan nut milk: 150g (1 cup) pecans + 1000ml Water + pinch of salt blended and strained

  • Add all ingredients to the blender
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy
  • Chill overnight – then add fresh ground nutmeg on top and serve

 Makes 4-6 servings 

…Wondering what makes this nog naughty? Try it for yourself and let us know (heehee), or check out this article on some of Pine Pollen’s benefits: https://blog.paleohacks.com/pine-pollen/#

New Product Alert: 100% pure beeswax candles!

December 12th, 2018

These beauties just arrived from Honey Candles! They are all natural, handmade, toxin-free candles made in Kaslo, BC. Great for anyone who is sensitive to perfumes or chemicals… and anyone wanting a very clean product.

For those of you who don’t know how yucky the average candle is for your health, please check out this article: Are Your Candles Toxic?

We’re wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season!

-Team Lotus