Featured Product: Bullet Proof MCT Oil

About Bulletproof the Company:

 

Bulletproof is the industry leader in coffee, nutrition, supplements and technology. Our mission is to help people perform better, think faster, and live better using a proven blend of ancient knowledge and brand new technologies, tempered by research, science, and measured results from our customers, top athletes, and medical professionals. Our customers know that our supplements, foods, and technologies are the purest you can get anywhere, and you can expect to feel a difference in how you perform the first time you experience them.

Environmentally conscious and ethically sourced products build a sustainable foundation for future generations to thrive. Welcome to being Bulletproof, the state of high performance where your body, mind, and nervous system work together effortlessly to help you perform at levels beyond what you’d expect.

Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO spent 20 years to hack his own biology, ‘biohacking’ and upgraded his brain, he lost over 100 pounds and maximized his performance. The proprietary Bulletproof process optimizes every step of coffee production for performance by minimizing the opportunity for performance-robbing mold toxins that can contribute to chronic health issues.

 

Bulletproof Coffee Beans are meticulously grown at high altitude on single estates in Guatemala, are hand-harvested, carefully processed and roasted to maintain maximum integrity and flavor. The final roast undergoes proprietary lab testing to verify that the coffee meets the Bulletproof quality control and purity standards. Bulletproof coffee beans are grown, harvested & roasted to minimize the opportunity of mold toxins and undergo third-party lab-testing for 27 types of the most common mold toxins. Beans are medium roasted in small batches to enhance the naturally occurring antioxidant capacity and flavor, supporting energy, mental focus and performance.

 

Bulletproof’s Brain Octane is 100% Caprylic Acid, the most ketogenic MCT from the most precious part of the coconut. Brain Octane is the shortest of the MCTs and is 18-times more concentrated in Caprylic Acid than regular coconut oil. Supporting cognitive function, it is processed rapidly and easily digested, being quickly and easily absorbed by the brain & body and is not stored as fat. It converts the most ketogenic MCT into energy and is used by the brain faster than other fats or oils. It is metabolized differently than other types of fat and does not increase cholesterol, making it the top choice for reaching peak brain performance all day. It is odorless, flavorless and liquid at room temperature and can be substituted for other edible oils to support more intense mental activity.

 

MCT Oil isn’t just for coffee!  You can make all kinds of tasty treats with it – check this recipe out:

Recipe & Content provided by Jordan Pie

This is a delicious keto chocolate shake with minimal ingredients that takes less than 2 minutes to make. It’s low-carb, contains quality fats and protein, and is full of energy. The cinnamon and vanilla both add depth to the flavor to this shake and the added coconut milk makes it smooth and creamy. I also love adding in a pinch of quality salt when I make any type of chocolate recipe because it enhances and balances out the chocolate flavor.

Keto Chocolate Shake With Coconut Milk

Makes 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops of grass-fed collagen powder
  • 1 – 1.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Mitosweet or low-carb sweetener of choice, to taste
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of filtered water
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Brain Octane Oil or MCT oil
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a high powered blender and blitz until everything is well combined.
  2. Adjust the sweetness if needed.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy.

Nutrition Information per serving:

  • Calories: 390
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Total Sugar: 4.3g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sodium: 153mg

 

Find many more super yummy recipes on the Bullet Proof website.

Featured Product: Sytrinol

Cholesterol Too High? Take Control. Take Sytrinol®

Although our body needs cholesterol to function well, too much of it in the blood or too much of the wrong kind can increase the risk of heart disease. Sytrinol® is a patented cholesterol-lowering supplement made from the natural phytochemical compounds in citrus peel and palm fruit extracts. This formulation synergistically combines polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) with delta, gamma, and alpha tocotrienols and other proprietary ingredients recognized for their role in promoting heart and cardiovascular health. One a day is all it takes & your heart will love you for it!

 

About Sytrinol®

  • Lowers Cholesterol in 30 Days!
  • Elevates HDL – the “Good” Cholesterol
  • Lowers LDL – the “Bad” Cholesterol
  • Supports a Healthy Cardiovascular System
  • Lowers Triglycerides
  • Keeps Arteries Clear
  • Acts as a Powerful Antioxidant
  • Provides Anti-inflammatory Benefits
  • Lowers CRP – C Reactive Protein
  • Safe, Cost-Effective
  • One-a-Day Dose
  • No Toxic Side Effects – Unlike Statin Drugs
  • Clinically-Studied, Patented Formula

What’s New at the OG?

During the month of April many new products become available to us – and you!  We’ve been carefully sifting through the new products and we’re excited to bring some pretty spectacular products to you.  Here’s a sneak peek:

New Roots Herbals – have a look through the vitamin section – we’ve brought literally dozens of new products in by this knowledgeable company.  You’ll find them competitively priced; yet New Roots products are often the highest quality and highest potency on the shelf!  Make sure you have a close look at these guys!  Most of their products are on sale this month.

Sisu Children’s Line – we’ve brought is the hugely popular Sisu U-Cube Gummy MultiVitamins, Gummy Cal/Mag for Kids, & Gummy tart Vitamin C.  Your kids are gonna love them – come in and ask for a sample.

Truly Turmeric – wild crafted whole root turmeric & black pepper paste.  This paste is therapeutic grade turmeric with black pepper to enhance the healing properties of the turmeric.  Blended in coconut oil with a twist of lime – we’re super excited about this one!  (Find it next to the therapeutic coconut oils in the grocery section).

Denman Island Grizzly Bars – a tasty way to support our local rain forests this Easter Season.  (We’ve got the bunnies too!)  Take a picture with the bar for your chance to win a trip to Tofino!  #GrizzlyBar

Better Than Pasta Konjac Noodles & Rice alternatives – High in fibre, low in carbs, these tasty noodle and rice alternatives keep you feeling satisfied while keeping your carb intake down.

Flora Health Teas – we’ve brought in several new medicinal teas by Flora Health.  Make sure you stop by the tea section the next time you’re in the store.

Radico Organic Hair Dye – These all natural chemical free hair dyes are permanent and safe to use for the whole family.  Give them a try and let us know what you think!

Genuine Health’s shelf stable probiotics – Our NEW advanced gut health probiotic contains 15 strains that mimic human gut flora in an allergen- and plastic-free delayed-release capsule to deliver our probiotics straight to your gut!  We keep them in the fridge with the other probiotics.

3 Brains Formulas – for over all body health.  These formulations take a holistic approach to brain health and are getting great feed back!  Look for these great products through out our supplement section.

Nirvana Pies – Pot pies made with clean, scrumptious ingredients by a local family in Richmond.  Foods that comfort the soul and brighten the spirit!

There’s so much more that hasn’t yet arrived – but will be here before the end of the month!  Make sure to take some extra time this month to look at all the new stuff!

 

 

 

FEATURED PRODUCT: Sytrinol by Prairie Naturals


Novel Nutrient Lowers Cholesterol by 30% in 30 days

By Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe

 

There is no substance as controversial as cholesterol, and no substance about which there is more confusion. The fact is, 900 out of 1,000 people can control their cholesterol levels with dietary changes and nutritional supplements alone. Cholesterol is essential to health, which means that our body has to manufacture it in order to keep us alive. Cholesterol is needed to make many of our hormones, vitamin D and bile acids which aid fat digestion and to keep our cell membranes intact.  For 70 percent of the population, an increase in the consumption of cholesterol-laden foods decreases production within the body by means of a protective, regulating feedback system. The other 20 percent may have to use dietary changes and nutritional supplements to keep cholesterol levels in check. Less than 10 percent of people with high cholesterol will require medication to keep levels in check. This is probably a shock to most people considering that cholesterol lowering statins are the number one prescribed drug in Canada today.  But while some healthy cholesterol is good for us, too much of it may clog your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

Cardiovascular disease accounts for the death of more Canadians than any other disease.

32% of all male deaths in Canada in 2002 were due to cardiovascular disease. For women, rates are even higher – 34% of all female deaths were due to cardiovascular disease.

 

What’s Normal Cholesterol?

It is generally accepted that a total cholesterol level above 5.2 mmol/L (200 mg/dL) adds to the risk of heart disease. There are two main types of lipoprotein: called low-density lipoprotein (LDL) often referred to as “bad”cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good”cholesterol   LDL carries cholesterol from your liver to your cells and increased levels are associated with atherosclerosis. HDL takes cholesterol away from cells and back to your liver, where it is either broken down or excreted. That is why it is known as good cholesterol. Cholesterol becomes a problem if you have a high level of LDL combined with a low level of HDL. Your LDL should be kept at less than 2.5 mmol/L.

 

High Triglycerides Damage Arteries

Triglycerides also play a role in heart health; in fact, high triglycerides may be a better predictor of heart disease than high cholesterol. Excess triglycerides are highly destructive to artery walls and may promote hardening of the arteries. Normal triglyceride levels range from 140 to 160mg/dl and the ideal level is 140. Most people are not advised there are other options to lower cholesterol and cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are often prescribed. Statins work by blocking the production of cholesterol, and although effective, have side effects including headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and muscle pain. They have also been found to deplete the body of co-enzyme Q10 an important heart-protective nutrient. Statin drugs also increase your need for the vitamins A, D, and E, and are implicated in increased risk of cataracts. And those using statins who have muscle pain must report it to their doctor immediately and stop taking statin medications. Lower cholesterol in 30 days. Thankfully nature provides us with Sytrinol, a safe, effective cholesterol and triglyceride lowering nutrient that works in 30 days. It is made up of a blend of powerful antioxidants including polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) and a range of palm (alpha, delta andgamma) tocotrienols. Studies have revealed that Sytrinol is able to significantly lower total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride. Better still, the formula has also been shown to increase HDL levels.

 

Sytrinol lowers LDL and keeps your arteries clear

Polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs), one of the main active ingredients in Sytrinol, are a group of compounds derived from the peels of citrus fruits. The two most common are tangeretin and nobiletin, which are extremely potent bioflavonoids. More than 25 years of documented research provides evidence that these particular bioflavonoids deliver heart health benefits.

Nobiletin and tangeretin help lower levels of LDL by preventing the manufacture of its building blocks: apolipoprotein B and triglycerides. Apolipoprotein B is considered the primary building block, making up almost 90 per cent of LDL cholesterol. Interestingly, triglycerides the main kind of fat in your body are one of the key contributors to the formation of apolipoprotein B.

Sytrinol is also made up of palm tocotrienols, which, like tocopherols, are members of the vitamin E family and are extracted from the fruit of the palm tree. Like vitamin E, palm tocotrienols control anti-inflammatory responses and degrade HMG-CoA reductase a key enzyme in your body used by your liver to produce cholesterol. Besides reducing cholesterol, palm tocotrienols have also been shown to inhibit arterial plaque formation and reduce blood platelet aggregation (clumping).

Palm tocotrienols are also powerful antioxidants, known to possess antioxidant potential far greater than that shown by vitamin E itself. In human studies, it was observed that alpha tocotrienols decreased the oxidation of LDL. This action is important as raised LDL is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease. The antioxidant properties of tocotrienols can minimize the damage caused by these compounds while protecting cell membranes.

 

30%  improvement of LDL:HDL ratio

To date three main studies have been carried out to investigate Sytrinols effects on high cholesterol levels. The first study involved 60 participants with raised cholesterol levels. After taking 300mg of Sytrinol each day for four weeks, the researchers found that the treatment lowered total cholesterol by 25 per cent, the bad LDL cholesterol by 19 percent, and triglycerides by 24 per cent.

In the second, smaller study 10 subjects with elevated cholesterol levels benefited after four weeks of treatment with 300mg of Sytrinol per day. Sytrinol therapy lowered total cholesterol levels by 20 per cent, LDL cholesterol by 22 per cent, apolipoprotein B (a component of LDL) by 21 per cent, and triglycerides by 28 per cent. Participants also had a significant 5 percent increase in Apolipoprotein A1 an important structural protein of the good HDL cholesterol.

Researchers recently completed a third clinical trial, a 12-week placebo-controlled study involving 120 men and women with moderately elevated cholesterol levels. Compared to those in the placebo group, subjects taking Sytrinol had a 30 percent drop in total cholesterol, 27 percent in LDL cholesterol, and 34 per cent in triglycerides. In addition, HDL levels increased by 4 percent, resulting in a significant 29 percent improvement in the LDL:HDL ratio.

The recommended dosage for Sytrinol is 300mg per day. The best news Sytrinol worked independent of diet changes. Toxicity studies have shown that Sytrinol is well tolerated, with no toxic effects following consumption of up to 1 percent of total dietary intake, or the equivalent of a 150-pound person consuming almost 14 grams per day-that’s nearly 50 times the recommended daily dosage of 300mg/day.

Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that Sytrinol reduced total cholesterol by 30%, LDL cholesterol was reduced by 27%, and triglycerides reduced by 34% when compared to placebo.

By combining a healthy diet with Sytrinol you can achieve optimal results. Follow the diet guidelines in the chart and walk every day. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of fiber. Fiber binds to excess cholesterol and removes it via daily bowel movements. You have now learned the safest, fastest method of lowering cholesterol in 30 days without the side effects of commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications. Adopt the recommendations mentioned in this article and high cholesterol will be a thing of the past.

Eat these foods for lowering cholesterol.

  • Vegetables, especially plenty of salads
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains like oatmeal, flax and chia seeds
  • Herbal teas, vegetable juices (low sodium)
  • Cold-pressed vegetable oils (extra virgin olive oil)
  • Wild fish, free-range/organic skinless, boneless chicken or turkey

 

Avoid These Foods

  • Margarine
  • Cakes, cookies, biscuits, and candy
  • White foods including bread, flour, sugar, rice, and pasta
  • Aspartame, fake fats, and fake coffee creamers

 

References:

  1. Quereshi A, Bradlow BA, Brace L, Manganello J, Elson CE, et al. Response of hypercholesterolemic subjects to administration of tocotrienols.  Lipid 1995;30:1171-1177.

2-4 Talbott SM, Roza J, Guthrie N. Effect of citrus flavonoids and tocotrienols on serum cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic subjects. Series of studies submitted to Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Boulder CO.

 

FEATURED PRODUCT: Digest-Force by Prairie Naturals

digest-force-120-v-caps-300ccDigest-Force Activates Healthy Digestion! 

Indigestion is a pain. Literally. More people suffer from chronic indigestion than from any other condition. Activate good digestion quickly with Digest-ForceTM Activated Coconut Charcoal & Ginger Root Extract, the newest member in Prairie Naturals Digestive Health product category.

What are the Ingredients in Digest-Force & What Do They Do?

Digest-Force combines the therapeutic power of activated charcoal from coconut husks with ginger root extract. Blending traditional practices with herbal medicine, this unique formula provides rapid relief from indigestion safely and effectively.

 

• Charcoal from Coconut Husks – It’s a fact that our planet’s original detoxifying agent is charcoal! Prairie Naturals coconut charcoal is “activated” through a carbonproducing process using high heat, pressure and steam. This process expands the therapeutic “adsorption” (suction) effect of charcoal by making it more porous and expanding its surface area. Prairie Naturals Digest-ForceTM formula with activated coconut charcoal has the distinct power to neutralize and eliminate various toxic substances (including allergens) by binding them unto itself and moving them safely out of the body. In fact, activated charcoal has proven so effective and safe that it is routinely used in hospitals as an antidote to drug and poison toxicity!

 

• Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) Extract (10:1) – This traditional medicinal is revered as one of the world’s most ancient and effective digestive remedies. Extensive scientific analyses indicate that the primary active constituents (phytochemical terpenes gingerol and shogaol, along with oleoresin) aid & protect the digestive tract. The therapeutic use of ginger extract immediately reduces indigestion, gas, bloating and nausea.

 

 10 Important Things You Need to Know About Digest-Force

  • Digest-Force provides an adsorption function that has a detoxifying effect.
  • Digest-Force combines activated coconut charcoal combined with ginger extract to rapidly alleviate the pain and discomfort of bloating and gas.
  • Digest-Force neutralizes excessive stomach acid; relieves ulcers and acid reflux.
  • Digest-Force remedies the discomfort caused by overeating and eating irritating, allergenic foods.
  • Digest-Force is an integral part of every digestive health and detoxification program.
  • Digest-Force quickly and safely alleviates symptoms of indigestion and intestinal distress.
  • Digest-Force helps to heal intestinal inflammation.
  • Digest-Force combats food poisoning, toxins and pollutants.
  • Digest-Force reduces intestinal infections from viral, bacterial, yeast and mold sources.
  • Digest-Force corrects many of the root causes of diarrhea effectively.

 

Smooth Sailing Back to School with The Organic Grocer

Getting ready to get back to the routine that comes with fall around the corner starts us thinking about making healthier How you start your daychoices.  We at the OG are thinking about healthier alternatives as well as our children prep to head back to school.  We’re  starting to  think about getting back to the gym too.  Plus there’s all the new sports teams coming up this year!

Phew!  It can be overwhelming before it even begins!  To help you get organized – and stay calm – we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite Back-to-Routine blogs worth revisiting!

  • Need Energy?  Zip Fuel quickly and safely boosts energy for people of all ages and fitness levels. This tasty beverage boosts the mind, supports the muscles, and provides energy for all those Back to School Activities & Sports (or maybe just getting back to the gym!)  Check out Zip Fuel here.
  • DHA & Fish Oils are essential for Brain & Eye Health as well as for stabilizing mood (Think ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Stress – they all benefit from high quality high dose Omega 3 supplementation).  This is really one of those every day for everyone supplements – because literally every cell in your body is made of Omega 3 oils!  DHA, supports healthy brain, eye and nerve function in all humans so it’s ideal for expecting and nursing mothers, toddlers and anyone who needs extra brain or eye support.   Did you know that over 90% of the omega-3 in the brain and retina is in the form of DHA?
    Omega3
    fatty acids are crucial for childhood brain development which lays the foundation for learning, behaviour, attention span, mental focus, and mood.  Studies have also shown omega-3 fatty acid to be effective for treatment of childhood ADHD.
  • FMake Spaceood Allergies in the classroom are a daily concern in the modern classroom – and even some work places.  If you have been wondering whether peanut allergies are more common these days, you are indeed correct.  Peanut allergies in children more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 in the U.S, presently affecting more than 400,000 children!  Learn how to prevent food allergies here.
  • Natural Care to get Embarrassing Acne under control before school starts:  Every year all of the normal preparation might not be enough to make some kids feel ready for new friends, memories and adventures.  If they have acne or other skin problems some kids can be really embarrassed and self-conscious!  Learn about the top skin care tips, tricks, and products that can help achieve a clearer complexion in time to head back to school.
  • Keeping Sugar Cravings Under Control and Out of the Classroom:  The problem is that clearly we, here in Canada, are rarely facing famine.  And in fact we often take in a heap more calories than we really need, given the energy we use up (especially sitting quietly at school desks!)  We no longer have to fight or dig for our food. The closest we get to burning up energy running after our food is chasing the ice cream van down the street!  Learn ways to comfortably and healthfully reduce sugar and sugar cravings in this article.
  • Tips for Getting Nourishing Foods into picky eaters:  The summer days of s’mores, endless bKeep Calmarbeques and ice cream cones are quickly fading as autumn ushers in back-to-school as well as intentions for setting good habits for the year ahead. This time of year tends to mean a return to less-frivolous eating and a renewed focus on better nutrition all around.  Even with an apple in every lunch box, a surprising amount of children aren’t hitting their daily requirements for fruit and vegetable consumption!   Get some ideas in this article to sneak a few more fruits and veggies into your kids’ lunches – and maybe you’ll learn a few things for your own lunches!
  • Tips for Enhancing Mindfulness Naturally:  Everyone needs a little calm in their life – children are no different!  Learn the value of mindfulness in this article – and learn to be mindful along side your children.

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