List of Hemp Vitamins and Minerals

About the Vitamins and Minerals found in HEMP…

The Vitamins:

FOLATE (VITAMIN B9)

Essential to numerous bodily functions including the production of healthy blood cells and cells that line the digestive tract. It is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth since folate is necessary for the creation and maintenance of new cells, and for DNA and RNA synthesis. Folate is also essential for the prevention of neural tube defects of a fetus during the first few weeks of pregnancy.

THIAMINE (VITAMIN B1)

Plays a critical role in the energy metabolism of all cells. Thiamine aids in the conversion of carbohydrates and amino acids into energy and is essential for proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system.

RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)

Part coenzymes active in energy metabolism of all cells. It is also essential for body growth, reproduction, red cell production and supports normal vision and skin health.

NIACIN (VITAMIN B3)

Participates in the energy metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It aids in the functioning of the digestive system, nervous system, and conversion of food into energy for normal growth and development.

VITAMIN B6

Aids in the production of antibodies in the immune system, helps maintain normal nerve function and is required for the metabolism of amino acids and fatty acids. Vitamin B6 helps synthesize hemoglobin (red blood cells) and neurotransmitters (communication molecule of the brain). Vitamin B6 helps regulate blood glucose and is critical to the development of the brain and nervous system of a fetus.

VITAMIN E

An antioxidant and serves as the body’s main defense against oxidative damage. It forms part of the cell membrane of red and white blood cells and it protects polyunsaturated fatty acids. Vitamin E is also crucial for normal nerve development.

MINERAL LIST:

CALCIUM

Along with phosphorous is important in bone and teeth formation. It helps to maintain a normal blood pressure and plays an essential role in blood clotting. Calcium is necessary for muscle contraction and for a normal heartbeat.

POTASSIUM

Aids the body’s growth and maintenance. Potassium helps maintain normal water balance between the cells and body fluids, electrolyte balance, cell integrity and is critical to maintaining a heartbeat, proper heart function, the transmission of nerve impulses and contraction of muscles.

PHOSPHOROUS

Together with calcium is vital in the formation of bone and teeth. It forms part of the molecule of the phospholipids that are principal components of cell membranes. Phosphorus is part of the DNA and RNA of every cell. It is essential for growth and renewal of tissues and helps maintain the acid-base balance of cellular fluids.

MAGNESIUM

Assists in absorption of calcium and potassium in the body. Magnesium is also involved in bone mineralization, activating B vitamins, acting as a nerve and muscle relaxant and providing blood clotting. Magnesium is also involved in protein synthesis and is responsible for the release and use of energy from nutrients.

COPPER

Required by our bodies for absorption, storage and metabolism of iron, the formation of hemoglobin (red blood cells) and collagen (connective tissue). Copper helps supply oxygen to the body and is required for brain development and nerve cell communication.

IRON

A major component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, both of which are responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood and to our muscles. Iron is required in our bodies to make new cells, amino acids, hormones and neurotransmitters. Iron is also important for enzymatic activity in energy-yielding pathways and is involved in producing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) the body’s energy source.

 ZINC

Assists enzyme activity in all our cells. Zinc also aids protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and supports the immune system, growth, development and reproduction, wound healing, healthy skin, nails and eyes.

 MANGANESE

Works with different enzymes to facilitate body processes. It is involved in the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood clotting and reproductive hormones. Manganese is also required for normal brain and nerve function.

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS:

LINOLEIC ACID (OMEGA-6)

Plays a crucial role in brain function and normal growth and development. It also helps to stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism and maintain the reproductive system.

LINOLENIC ACID (OMEGA-3)

Beneficial for heart health and supports immunity. Omega-3s reduces inflammation in many body tissues, including the arteries of the heart. It has a crucial role in brain function and growth and development.

OTHER:

DIETARY FIBRE

Helps to promote normal blood cholesterol and regulates blood glucose and maintains a healthy bowel function. Fibre also helps in the maintenance of a healthy body weight by increase the feeling of fullness.

GLYCEMIC: GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI)

A measure of the effects of available carbohydrates on blood glucose. Hemp products do not have significant levels of available carbohydrate therefore the GI cannot be measured. Since most hemp products are high in dietary fibre, this does not affect the blood glucose level. The concentration of blood glucose remains constant as hemp products are consumed.

Yoga Nidra: The Holiday Season Stress Buster!

During the often frenetic pace of the holiday season, our stress and tension levels often begin to ramp up. Whether it is due to family or financial pressures, or the increased busyness of our environments, we all tend to get a little stressed out at this time of the year. It is so important that we each take time for ourselves to recharge, enliven our inner resources for stress management, and rest. After all, only when one’s cup is full can one be fully there for another.

The profoundly restorative practice of Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a fully guided meditative practice that release all types of muscular, emotional, and mental tension. On this journey, you will be guided through a series of awareness exercises, loosening and smoothing stress by delving deep into your nervous system, and exploring the tremendous powers that lie in the deeper layers of your subconscious mind.

Yoga Nidra is practiced while laying on your back or other comfortable position, nestled into props and blankets. It is different from sleep because you are still aware and consciously relaxing your mind and body. Come with anything you would like to make yourself as comfortable as possible, including blankets, pillows, eye masks, even a teddy bear! Lightly weighted eye pillows will be on offer so you can completely commit your eyes to rest.

This practice is for anyone who is interested in relaxation, meditation, or releasing that feeling of being “knotted up” inside. Whether you are experienced in meditation, or brand new, this practice will leave you feelings deeply rested and recharged.

Sunday, December 17th, 1:00pm to 2:30pm at Naturally Healthy Clinic, 210 Milton Street.

Cost is $30. Register today by emailing Meg@elan-wellness.com, or call Naturally Healthy Clinic at 250 755 4051.

Salad dressing for immune system health

My homemade Basic but incredible tasting immune system building salad dressing !! great for salads, or even take a teaspoon daily to ward off those cold and flu germs !

Take half an onion, four cloves garlic, apple cider vinegar, horseradish, olive oil and honey…blend and viola !! 1/2 c olive oil 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 onion,  4 cloves garlic and honey to taste :)) about 2 tablespoons.

You can use this as a base, then add flavours such as braggs liquid aminos, sesame oil, walnut oil, avocado oils, lemons or even organic ketchup to make a sort of catalina.

The difference between Attars and Essential oils

When I do a massage, I love using Attars for the emotional body aspect of healing, as well as essential oils for the physical body.  Sandalwood especially is a relaxing oil that can be used to ease depression, tension, and exhaustion of the nervous system.

What is the difference between an attar oil and an essential oil?

Ittar (Hindi/Urdu), also known as attar, is an essential oil derived from botanical sources. Most commonly these oils are extracted via hydro or steam distillation. They can also be expressed by chemical means but generally natural perfumes which qualify as ittars are distilled with water. The oils are generally distilled into a wood base such as sandalwood and then aged. The aging period can last from one to ten years depending on the botanicals used and the results desired. Technically ittars are distillates of flowers, herbs, spices and other natural materials such as baked soil over sandalwood oil/liquid paraffins using hydro distillation technique with deg and bhapka. These techniques are still in use today at Kannauj in India. This is one of the oldest natural fragrant materials, nearly 5000 years old.

Ittars have special medical value and they are generally classified based on their effect on human body such as warm ittars’ such as musk, amber and kesar (saffron) are used in winters, they increase the body temperature. Cool ittars such as rose, jasmine, khus, kewda and mogra are used in summers and have cooling effect on the body.[9]

There were many varieties of Attar which could be used at different times of the year. Some of the popular fragrances used in the winters were warm notes of the Hina that were prepared from Saffron and Musk. A few examples of the warm Attar included Amber, Musk, Oud, and Saffron. They were used to increase the body temperature during cold seasons. Cool Attars were used in summer to bring some cooling effect on the body.

My favorite is  Sandalwood Sandalwood is known to have a calming effect when meditating and is in much demand as incense. In the ancient Egypt, most of the temples were built from Sandalwood.

It is a relaxing oil that can be used to ease depression, tension, and exhaustion of the nervous system. It improves the general health of a person if the resins and barks are inhaled. Other medicinal uses include; It helps to stop vomiting It cures a dry cough when applied on the chest It excites the senses. It prevents travel sickness. It has curative properties when used as skin ailments.

This is the time…

This is the time…

…to care most about your health! Wintertime is most demanding on our body. Give your body the support it needs to be at peak performance. See our Naturopathic Physicians for a vitamin cocktail.
Don’t wait to do a cleanse in the new year when you feel really worn out. Give your body now what it needs to stay happy all along.
Call us for your vitamin and mineral IV, called Myers Cocktail.
Give health and happiness to your friends and family and get a gift certificate for the many choices at our clinic.
We care about your health – Naturally Healthy Clinic – one team for all 💚

Darkfield Microscopy “Sneakpeek”- 10 min introduction blood view

Darkfield Microscopy “sneakpeek” – 10 min introduction blood view

This morning a patient came in for his therapy. He visited our clinic during our Grand Opening and watched the sneak perk Darkfield Microscopy that we offered.

He told me that he was deeply impressed to watch other people’s blood moving and then his own. And each blood looked so different. And just with the quick peak he found that he lacked a nutrient and got it fixed by our ND. And by today he feels already so much better.

So now he suggested to make the Sneak Peek a regular accessible service – so, here we go.. come in and sneak peek at your live blood. 😊

We do it all – all of us as one team for you!

See if your blood might look like one of these views:

Darkfield Microscopy “Sneakpeek”

Darkfield Microscopy “sneakpeek” – 10 min introduction blood view

This morning a patient came in for his therapy. He visited our clinic during our Grand Opening and watched the sneak perk Darkfield Microscopy that we offered.

He told me that he was deeply impressed to watch other people’s blood moving and then his own. And each blood looked so different. And just with the quick peak he found that he lacked a nutrient and got it fixed by our ND. And by today he feels already so much better.

So now he suggested to make the Sneak Peek a regular accessible service – so, here we go.. come in and sneak peek at your live blood. 😊

We do it all – all of us as one team for you!

See if your blood might look like one of these views: