Welcome to our New Home!

November 1st, 2018

We’re finally settling into our new home in Haysboro Centre! Here’s Sascha to give you a tour of the new space, and to tell you about a few of our favourite products! Also just a reminder that we still have a few spaces available for our SKINFOOD talk next Thursday with Ellie Bianca’s founder Evelyne Nyairo… it will be a beautiful evening in so many ways! For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit www.lotusherbal.eventbrite.com 


New Products as of November 2018

We have so many new products on the shelves! Here are a couple of highlights:

Purica is killing it these days with their new releases. Not only do they have a whole line of fabulous drink mixes (mentioned below), they have a new probiotic for IBS AND a curcumin supplements that’s THIRTY times stronger than the industry standard and SIXTY times higher in antioxidants than a regular curcumin supplement!!

For those looking for a healthy sweet-fix, consider trying our Hear Me “Raw” superfood treats! Made locally and featuring superfood powders by New Earth Organics (also a local company), these raw food goodies taste AMAZING! They are decadent- you would never know how healthy they are just by tasting them. They are GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, ORGANIC and only contain natural sugars. We carry the: Brain Booster Brownie, Warrior Bar, Spirulina Mint, Salted Caramel Peanut Butter cups, Salted Caramel, DigestZen, Inner Glow, and Get Rooted! Owner Rae-Lynn will be in the shop this Friday November 2nd to demo these from 11-2pm. If you don’t have lunch plans you do now!

And in case you missed the news- we’ve got an incredible body butter on our shelves made by our employee Mandy whose background in herbalism helped her formulate this blend that works wonders on problematic skin. It was originally designed for itchy, dry skin and eczema- though some customers are reporting a reduction in redness and an overall smoothing of complexion when used on the face! Great skincare doesn’t have to be complicated.

Prevent and Prevail

Tuesday October 23rd

On Tuesday evening, attendee’s of our seminar learned about 2 different phenomenal products from Purica- Prevent and Prevail. The presenter was John Danylowich, B.Sc -one of the bright minds and formulators behind Prevent and Prevail (and CEO of Nuumarra). Prevent is a unique immune system modulator and Prevail is an antiviral formula that is good for so much more than just colds and flus. Read on for more details!

John explaining Prevent and Prevail to a full house @ Lotus Herbal Health

Prevent is a product from Purica consisting of ginseng and astragalus that have been metabolized to increase bioavailability and absorption. It’s a formula that took years to create and the ingredients are patented and named Immunidiol. Over 2,000 clinical trials have been done on this formula. From the Immunidiol website “Research has

Prevent with Immunidiol

proven that Immunidiol improves both cellular and hormonal immunity, increases phagocytic activity of phagocytes, elevates levels of cellular factors for enhanced immune response, and triggers the immune defense system with immunomodulatory activities. It has also been clinically demonstrated to suppress the growth of ovarian, colon, skin and prostate cancer cells, with the active components demonstrating antitumor, anti-stress, and antioxidant activities. Immunidiol has been shown to increase the efficacy of 

chemotherapy and reduce the side effects. It also increases the responsiveness of lymphocytes in the elderly, and has been clinically shown in vivo to substantially prolong life span and improve the ability to adapt to stress.
This proprietary process is patent protected and has won several international awards, including: the Science Technology and Innovation 863 Award and a High Tech Transfer Certificate.”

Prevent will boost your immune system if you’re low (FANTASTIC for folks undergoing chemotherapy) and will lower it if it is overactive, like in the case of auto-immune disorders.


Purica’s Prevail is a very special product, formulated after the Traditional Chinese medicine called Shuang Huang Lian (SHL). In China, this formula works incredibly well when dispensed fresh at a hospital or TCM dispensary, but the commercial varieties are often ineffective due to the active ingredient losing potency quickly. John spent years working with some of the best scientists in North America to stabilize the active ingredient and double its potency, thus, Prevail was born! This is a superior antiviral, working its magic on colds, flus, and some of the big guys like the herpes simplex virus and avion flu. It stops viral replication and encourages our immune systems to fight the invader. The World Health Organization has thrown their support behind this formula as well, as clinical studies have found it to be effective for stopping the influenza virus approximately 90% of the time when taken over 3 days.  Just one small dose (10ml) is often enough to stop a cold or flu in its tracks, though John recommends taking a second dose on day 2 even if you’re feeling good (due to the virus’ life cycle).  Prevail can be used preventatively- 10ml once a week is all you need, though if you know you’re being exposed to more viruses than the average person, feel free to take it more frequently.

Questions? Please send us an email at lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com


SKINFOOD: Beyond the Surface by Ellie Bianca

Join us Thursday November 8th at 6:30pm to learn how to nourish your skin from the inside out! Samples of SKINFOODS and refreshments will be provided. Admission by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Register Here.

Founder of Ellie Bianca will share tips to help you smooth your skin for good with the best foods & products.
Learn how incorporating “skinfoods” in your routine can help you get clear, glowing & beautiful skin.

Powerful antioxidants, minerals and vitamins found in the natural ingredients can offer major benefits to ones skin – supplying essential fatty acids and vital replenishing ingredients to enrich and strengthen skin’s surface.

Ms. Evelyne Nyairo, M.Sc., P.Biol.

About the speaker

Growing up in Kenya, Evelyne was immersed in a culture of stark gender inequality that conditioned young women to believe that expectation and privilege differed between men and women. Despite this, she developed an admiration for the resilience and grace of the women within her community. Their quiet strength coupled with their beautiful, healthy skin became a foundation of beauty for Evelyne that she knew she wanted to share.

Inspired by her daughter, Eliana, her rich heritage, and her passion for the environment, natural beauty and healthy living, Evelyne set out to help create a world where every woman has the opportunity to embrace and own her strength and beauty inside and out.

Evelyne has personally developed authentic connections with producers through her 15+ years of working globally in Environmental and Social Sustainability, and Stakeholder Engagement. Spending much of her professional experience in Africa, Europe, and North America, has allowed her to develop key relationships for sourcing natural, sustainable, and ethical ingredients of the highest quality.

It was through these connections that Evelyne observed the process of harvesting raw shea from the land and recognized the opportunity for an eco-friendly, naturally nourishing ingredient that also supported the women who were manually harvesting and processing this resource.

Ellie Bianca is the embodiment of Evelyne’s life’s work as an Environmental Scientist / Chemist, African-Canadian woman, and proud mother, and was established as a means to make an important difference that is powerful and sustainable.


Shared from Facebook (10/15/2018): a video on Olie’s probiotic “New Beginnings”

Erik Nielsen developer of Olie’s “New Beginnings” liquid probiotic

I was just on Olie’s website and stumbled upon this incredible video by the developer of the probiotic we love SO MUCH (New Beginnings), Erik Nielsen. It’s 13 minutes long so get comfy and prepare to learn about what makes this probiotic so special! Please tag your friends who were unable to make the Olie seminars we hosted 2 weeks ago.

Here’s the link to Olie’s page: https://www.olienaturals.ca/pet_products_newbeginnings —> yes they make a pet probiotic too! We’ll be carrying it in the shop as of next week :)

Posted by Lotus Herbal on Monday, October 15, 2018

Demo Day with Ellie Bianca Body Oils October 11th

How can we define beauty??? And how can we Age gracefully???

It is defined by our self worth and unconditional self love. By the we treat ourselves and by our awareness of our bodies can be synchronize with the universes true consciousness. This is where stems true happiness and contentment.

I use three things everyday:

  1. Schizandra for liver support. In the old days of China we say: consume schizandra for 100 days and our skin will become transformed with radiate beauty.
  2.  Ollie -19 herbs probiotic fermentation for beauty and digestive support.
  3. And the Ellie Bianca body oil,  which is made from top quality organic body oils.(it is truly a fantastic oil, smells so fresh and joyful). All you need is a few drops for the whole body and face. Now it is on sale for 15% off in our shop.

Experience the full collection of Ellie’s body oils in person on Thursday October 11th from 12-3pm during our Demo day.  For more information on Ellie Bianca and founder Evelyne Nyairo, M.Sc., P.Biol please visit their website.


*sold out* Detoxifying Your Immune System: November 15th

*Postponed to November 15th* How to Detoxify Your Immune System with Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics and Vital Essence

(No seats left, keep your eyes peeled

for the next one!)


We are pleased to once again be hosting Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics and Vital Essence- our favourite source for medicinal mushrooms and superfoods! His talks are very popular so please register ASAP if you’re planning on attending: Eventbrite Registration

Attendees will:

-Learn why Derek predicts one of the worse (immune) Cold and Flu seasons ever!

-Learn what you can do to combat Colds and Flu while addressing overalllymphatic cleansing

-Participants will learn how to individualize their ‘herbal’ strategy for theentire cold & flu season

-Learn how to craft delicious immuno-supportive recipes and elixirs at home

A $45 ticket value FOR FREE!

About Derek:

For the past 18 years Derek Fleming M.H. has dedicated his life to the study of Herbs as medicine, Medicinal Mushrooms, Tonic Herbalism and thepractices of Seasonal Attunement. Derek is the Founder of New EarthOrganics & Vital Essence Herbs; tonic herb companies focused on the relentless dedication of delivering powerful high quality tonic herbs into the hands of the people.

Join DEREK in this FREE Lecture and Elixir crafting session and discover the what the power of Tonic Herbs and Medicinal Mushrooms can do for YOU!

Our new space can only hold about 30 people so reserve your seat as soon as possible:  Eventbrite Registration

Free Talk – Kitty Cates on Microbiome 9/26/2018 & 9/27/2018

+++ Sorry, both classes are full already. +++

Microbiome: Missing Foundation of Health – at our NEW location in Haysboro Centre – 8417 Elbow Dr. SW, Calgary

What do nearly every illness and ailment have in common? Answer: Abnormal gut bacteria. If you lack sufficient good bacteria it can affect any part of the body including your neurological system, blood sugar, connective tissue, skin, or more. Whether you are struggling to overcome illness or simply want to enjoy greater energy and immunity, balancing your microbiome is the foundation where it all begins. Join us at Nature’s Emporium and learn various approaches to optimize your good bacteria. Start your New Beginnings today!

Host: Kitty Cates For years Kitty’s immune and digestive problems had her in and out of hospitals and doctor’s offices. Her search for healing eventually led her to work with Canada’s largest natural health book publisher/distributor. Her experience in publishing and touring cross-country with authors and pioneers in alternative medicine enabled her to gain many insights into the foundations of wellness. Currently, she continues to empower people through education. She does lectures on the microbiome and is a product educator with Olie Naturals.