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Ausra Hoffer (Dalinda) is the owner of Orchard Health Foods. Ausra is a trained nutritionist and has many years of experience in the field of healthy nutrition and health foods. Come and see Ausra at her store and ask what she can do for you and your specific health concern. Stay in tune with your healthy life style change and read Ausra’s Healthy Life Style Blog.

Selenomethionine

Helping you Age Gracefully Selenomethionine is required by the body as a trace element for production of glutathione peroxidise. It protects cells and tissues from free radicals (which cause aging and disease). In addition to protecting cells and tissue....

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When Is The Right Time To Detox?

To detox or not to... You can often hear me say, that you clean your car, your house, why not the house you live in - your body. As we age we accumulate debris in the form of toxins. These are environmental; such as pollution, heavy metals, parasites, fungus...

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Himalaya Herbal Healthcare

Georgian Health Foods is pleased to now offer the Himalaya line of supplements and body care.  This is an 82 year old family owned business that has been growing, harvesting and producing their very own line of ayurvedic herbs. From India, the Himalaya Product line is...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease has many different names, IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis but what it really means is irritation to the digestive system.  The common symptoms can range from cramping, diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, or all of them combined….Many suffer...

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Vegan Living

Those of us who consider omitting any type of animal sourced food or nutrients because of health issues or ethical reasons are known as Vegan.  This means we eat plant sources which consist of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and nutritional oils from the same sources...

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Parasites, Worms and other Invaders.

In North America we believe that with sanitary conditions, great medical advancement and educated population that we have no reason to think about parasites and other bugs that take residence in our bodies. What do parasites/worms do to you and why are they important...

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Sunscreens. Are you covered?

Why am I writing about sunscreens? Especially since the media, your doctor and everyone else you know says you should use sunscreen, and also concedes that the higher numbers equal better protection. You head over to the pharmacy, the big box store or anyplace else...

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Ice Cream – Yum or is it?

Summer is here and an ice cream cone should hit the spot about now.....Be careful of what you buy.  Many are more chemical pools than having to do with a contented cow. Sundaes, banana splits or that ice cream soda is more a mixture of antifreeze, oil paints, paint...

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What are GMOs and why should we be worried.

GMO means Genetically Modified Organism and they are plants that have had their genetic material engineered by someone or altered. It is a technology where the genes and DNA have been manipulated of the plant. These are the building blocks of all living things. Genes...

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Intestinal Flora – The Bugs in your Gut

There are more than 400 types of bacteria in our digestive tract made up of many types of strains.  You have heard of lactobacillus, bifidobacteria, rheumanococcus, streptococcus. Some of these are friendly, others not so much.  Lactic acid producing bacteria protect...

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Bowels and How They Move You

Bowel Movements. This is one subject that people don't want to talk about. Most think it is a yucky topic and are ashamed that they eliminate......well, guess what? We all do, the Queen does, your favourite celebrity, musician or loved one does....and if they don't,...

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Men and their Sex Drive

Who is in the driver's seat? Where is the man you married and when did he change? As women age and they start to experience premenopausal or menopausal symptoms, they often wonder what happened to them....but more importantly, what happened to their man? As men start...

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Nutrition and Your Children

I found parenting to be the hardest job I ever had.   There are no manuals, no books that tell you exactly how your "model" works and what if you have more than one "model"?  I have three kids and each one is very different.  You parents will know what I am talking...

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TA 65 – The Fountain of Youth

This is what Ponce de Leon was looking for TA-65 is a registered and trademarked product that actually reverses aging.  It is a Nobel Prize winning supplement that turns back the biological clock and halts the aging process. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider,...

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How to Stay Healthy and Vibrant

In this day and age we are all concerned about Cancer and disease.  We are aging as a population and we hear about friends, loved ones and even ourselves getting the news that disease has taken one of us.  We hurt, we ache, we are told by the doctor there is nothing...

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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

How do I know I have it? Here is a list of common symptoms of adrenal Fatigue: Feeling "Burnt Out" Wake at 3 A.M. and can't get back to sleep Dark circles or "bags" under the eyes Trouble losing weight Blood pressure/sugar problems These symptoms and more can be...

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Cholesterol: What Your Doctor Did Not Tell You

Many of you are having prescriptions filled for statin medications, as your test results have come back saying you have elevated cholesterol levels and the only way to combat this is to take meds or you may have a stroke or heart attack. CoQ10 or better CoEnzymeQ10 is...

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Hormone Hell – Part 1

We, as women have a lot of endurance and the fact that we have the ability to be in tune with our bodies is a blessing.  The issue I want to bring forth is that we have hormones that often go out of kilter, whether it be PMS, perimenopuause or actual menopause. I hear...

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Hormone Hell – Part 2

As I wrote earlier about the adrenal glands and how important it is to address these precious jewels, the stress component is primary to protecting them. Vital to taking stress into consideration, the B complex vitamins are of utmost importance and should be taken at...

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Catching Up

I would like to apologize to each and every one of our newsletter subscribers and new readers. It has been some time since I wrote or sent anything to you. Much has happened in that time. Mainly, our beloved staff member Jan, who you know from both stores, and my...

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Friendly Bacteria

Why You Should Not Be Afraid Of It There is a lot of talk recently about bacteria and how you should be very careful of them. We are now sterilizing our hands, our counters and our loved ones. What we are also talking about is probiotics, and those are the good guys…....

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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND STAY YOUNG

I needed to catch your attention. I hope I have it and yes, I will discuss both. We as a society are having more health issues, are fatter and on a constant cycle of dieting and relying on doctors to keep us well. We in turn have given away our power to others, such...

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DIETING…..

I really, really HATE this word. It is a multi billion dollar industry, that has spawned a host of problems, mostly for women. It is a word that kids know, people are perpetually on one and we buy so much product or pay fees to join so many clubs in order to get to...

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Natural Health Products Are not Drugs

When you walk into your local CHFA Member health food store, you can find all kinds of safe, effective and high-quality natural health products (NHPs) that you and 77 per cent of Canadians use for the maintenance of good health. These NHPs could include vitamin C to...

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Coenzyme Q10

The Facts you NEED to Know Dr Gifford-Jones wrote a comprehensive articel on Coenzyme Q10 which outlines all the benefits of thisenzyme and why you shold include it into your health supplement routine. Coenzyme is vital for cardiovascular health and as we age, we need...

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Amazing Maca

So what is the deal with maca? Maca root is becoming quite popular as a dietary supplement. It is classified as a "superfood" and boasts many health properties. Maca, or Peruvian ginseng, is a plant that's native to the Andes. It's a root vegetable that's oftentimes...

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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Orchard Health Foods

10 Keith Ave, Unit 202
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 0W5
Phone: 705-293-4040

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Ausra's Health Food Blog

Selenomethionine

Helping you Age Gracefully Selenomethionine is required by the body as a trace element for production of glutathione peroxidise. It protects cells and tissues from free radicals (which cause aging and disease). In addition to protecting cells and tissue....

When Is The Right Time To Detox?

To detox or not to... You can often hear me say, that you clean your car, your house, why not the house you live in - your body. As we age we accumulate debris in the form of toxins. These are environmental; such as pollution, heavy metals, parasites, fungus...

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Come and see owner Ausra Hoffer and her friendly staff at the Collingwood or Wasaga Beach location. Since we are very busy during store hours serving our customers, we simply cannot respond to email in a timely manner. That is why on our website we do not offer any email contact options. We would like to encourage you to visit our stores or call us at these numbers:

 

705-293-4040

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