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The CFS Wellness Advisory Team is a unique group of

compassionate, knowledgeable, and committed Holistic Health Care professionals. 

Setting the bar high, in the health-food industry, is our on-going mission. 

We strive to meet each of our customers where they are at,

in their uniquely individual journeys, with friendly curiosity and humility.

Our enthusiastic team is stacked with credentials in

Holistic Nutrition, Herbology, Reflexology, and Energy Medicine.

We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest leading-edge research that can

help us to serve our customers and community to the best of our ability.

It is our collective calling to serve and we are always here to help!  

Meet the Wellness Advisory Team

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Tiffany C. Brawn, R.H.N.C. (Wellness Department Manager)

Dayana Robinson, R.H.N. (Wellness Department Manager)

Katherine Dorie, Herbalist (CFS Apothecary Manager)

James Day, R.H.N. (Chef, CFS Cafe Manager, & Wellness Purchaser)

Jenny Shrewsbury, R.H.N. (Wellness Advisor & Purchaser)

Ashley Clark-McKay, R.C.R.T. (Wellness Advisor & Purchaser)

Ashley Pequin, R.H.N. (CFS Apothecary Assistant, Holistic Advisor, Purchaser)

Maria-Theresa (Wellness Advisor)

Veronica Carpenter, D.S.H.M. (Wellness Advisor)

In this issue...

  • February Online Wellness Draw
  • Monthly Promo Products
  • What's New in Wellness
  • Apothecary Attraction
  • Homeopathic Heroes
  • Fantastic Ferments
  • Supplemental Spotlight
  • Herbal Helpers
  • Tincture Treasure
  • Superfood Sensation
  • Essentials & Essences
  • Bodacious Body Care
  • Brilliant Books

February Online Draw

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Check out this fabulous Santevia prize! Shop online for a chance to win. We'll draw the lucky winner at the end of February!

Shopping online is an easy, time saving way to shop for all your favourite Farm Store essentials from the comfort of your home, including all of our fantastic wellness products.

Head here to get started.

Monthly Promo Products


Aisle Menstrual Products - Save 20%*

Are you a fan of Lunapads and have wondered where they've gone? Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens founded Lunapads in 1999 and changed the world by introducing natural, reusable menstrual care to the marketplace. Fast forward to today and you will find Aisle – Madeleine and Suzanne's newest venture for comfortable, high-performance, Earth-friendly

menstrual products for the 21st century.

Did you know that the average disposable menstrual pad is made of 90% plastic and 5 disposable shopping bags worth of plastic in the entire box? It is estimated that 20 billion disposable pads and tampons fill North American landfills annually, because period products are classified as medical waste and are not allowed to be recycled. That boils down to 19kg of fossil fuel and 276L of clean water in one woman's lifetime! Switching to reusable products is one of the simple ways we can choose to reduce our personal plastic use and to encourage new technologies, systems, and strategies for green business in the future.

Now is the time for each of us to take an honest look at the stark realities of our modern dilemmas and to make new choices that can add up and make a big difference in time. Come in and explore the many diverse options for your menstrual health and how you can become part of the solution today!

*while supplies last

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Harmonic Arts Feel Calm - Save 15%*

Trouble falling asleep? Try Harmonic Arts Feel Calm Tincture to slow down and make time for nourishment and deep rest. Feel Calm features Skullcap, Passionflower and Hops- nervine herbs that soothe the nervous system and signal the body that it's time for rest.

*while supplies last

What's New in Wellness

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Organika Red Korean Ginseng

Naturally lift your energy level with Organika's 6-year-old root Korean Red Ginseng Capsules, providing 500 mg of Panax ginseng to increase energy in periods of fatigue and debility, particularly under stressful conditions.

For thousands of years, Panax ginseng, which is native to China and Korea, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of fatigue. Unlike western medicine, which attempts to target a specific re-alignment or treat individual symptoms, traditional Chinese medicine targets the whole system to treat a particular disease.

Panax ginseng has been long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Herbal Medicine to:

  • Increase energy during periods of fatigue and debility
  • Enhance physical and mental performance in stressful situations
  • Help improve cognitive function and reduce mental fatigue
  • Promote healthy blood sugar regulation
  • Help increase energy and resistance to stress
  • Reinforce qi
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Life Choice Fiery Male

Fiery Male is a completely natural formula, designed for men to balance their hormones, raise their testosterone levels, and in turn, increase libido - but the benefits go far beyond the bedroom. Since libido is affected by overall health, this formula is highly supportive of general well-being. It works to optimize physical capacity/performance, supports cognitive function, and/or reduce mental fatigue (in cases of mental stress). It also provides supportive therapy for the promotion of healthy glucose levels and helps in tissue formation, including connective tissue. Great for healthy skin, metabolism, and maintaining immune function.

Life Choice has combined 16 scientifically-researched ingredients in this formula to safely balance a man’s chemistry. These ingredients work synergistically, with each ingredient complementing the other for consistent absorption, and therefore, optimum reliability.

Caution and warnings:

If you are on pharmaceuticals or have any serious cardiovascular or hormonal imbalances consult a healthcare practitioner before use.

Apothecary Attraction

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Hawthorn Berries

Hawthorn helps to relax muscular tension, improve blood flow, and may help to regulate blood pressure. Its active agents stimulate the circulation function, ensuring increased blood flow to the muscles with a greater oxygen supply.

One of the oldest-known medicinal plants, hawthorn was first recorded as good for heart health in the first century by Greek herbalist Dioscorides. Later, Swiss physician Paracelsus (1493–1541) recorded similar observations.

Combining Hawthorn with Supplements for Greater Effect

Hawthorn is sometimes combined with other herbs for heightened effectiveness. According to Herbal Supplement Resource, using hawthorn supplements with Coenzyme Q10 may curb early stages of heart disease. Hawthorn can be combined with ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) to improve blood circulation so more oxygen is transported to your brain. When used with garlic (Allium sativum) and arnica (Arnica montana), hawthorn may remedy angina and low blood circulation. An herbal tea of hawthorn is said to calm your nerves and induce sleep, especially when used with lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and St. Johns wort.

Read on to learn more:


Homeopathic Heroes


Homeopathics can help us with so many things, including some effects of heart attacks. Both Arnica and Aconite can help with the anxiety and mental shock of the experience, and they work well given together.


One of the first symptoms of a heart attack is radiating pain from the chest to the left arm. The moment a person experiences such a symptom, they should be given arnica to help calm the mind and treat the physical and mental shock of the experience. Arnica can also stem the internal bleeding and reduce internal bruising.


Other common symptoms of a heart attack include sudden chest pain and a high heart rate. Aconite should be given as soon as these symptoms are experienced to treat the anxiety and mental anguish being experienced and to help lower the heart rate.

Fantastic Ferments

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Botanica Daily Energy Shot with Ashwagandha

Botanica's Daily Energy Shot with Ashwagandha can support systemic health & vitality. Botanica brews their ferments in small batches for many months, using organically harvested ingredients. Committing to taking a daily shot of any of the awesome Botanica ferments before meals can improve gut health immeasurably. Botanica Daily Energy Shot is loaded with naturally-occurring B vitamins, living enzymes, minerals, and essential micronutrients. Over time these expertly crafted ferments can improve the pH balance of the intestinal environment, creating a sanctuary where beneficial colonizing bacteria will want to take up residence.


Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that has been utilized for thousands of years. Ashwagandha is known to balance adrenal gland function, improve energy production, and support healthy brain function while decreasing inflammation. Take your Daily Energy Shot straight up or mix it with a little water while enjoying five deep slow breathes. In this hectic world, everyone can benefit from taking an opportunity to slow down regularly throughout the day and regain balance in Mind, Body, & Spirit!

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Dragon Bowl with Asian Peanut Sauce

Nothing simpler than a blender sauce and when spiked with something like Ashwagandha extract, it’s healing as well as delicious.



  • ½ cup (125 mL) peanut butter, softened
  • ½ cup 9125 mL) coconut milk
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) piece gingerroot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) low sodium tamari sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Botanica Daily Energy Shot with Ashwagandha


  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Basmati rice
  • Shaved radishes
  • Shaved carrots
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Red onion
  • Baby kale
  • Toasted peanuts and sprouts


  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a high-speed blender. Whirl until creamy.
  2. Assemble serving dishes with a combination of bowl ingredients. Drizzle with sauce and serve.
  3. Refrigerate extra sauce in a tightly sealed container up to 3 days. Simply shake and serve.

Supplemental Spotlight

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Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract - Save 20%*

Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with 100% organically grown garlic bulbs, which are then aged to perfection in a unique extraction process that eliminates odour and creates beneficial compounds for health and wellbeing. Over 750 research papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrating the remarkable health benefits of Aged Garlic Extract. 

Kyolic's Extra Strength formula supports and strengthens the cardiovascular system by improving circulatory function and easing inflammation. Aged garlic is effective at reducing high blood pressure, balancing cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, while promoting overall heart health. The antioxidant potential and cardiovascular mechanism of aged garlic may even help to prevent Alzheimer's and dementia. Kyolic is safe to take with most prescription medications that are used to manage blood pressure and cholesterol; in fact, some studies have found that the use of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract can improve tolerability and reduce side effects of prescription medication. The key elements in garlic and its medicinal preparations include powerful, dis-ease fighting phytochemicals and sulphur compounds. Garlic supplements have also shown great promise in protecting against the common cold and in reducing the duration and severity of its symptoms.

The amount of research on Kyolic far surpasses every other garlic brand. Only Kyolic has been proven to improve several cardiovascular risk factors. Clinical studies have shown that it can reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, improve circulation, reduce inflammation and platelet aggregation, improve endothelial function, and reduce oxidative damage caused by smoking. Kyolic has Health Canada approved claims to aid in cholesterol reduction, enhance circulation, promote heart health, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

*while supplies last

Herbal Helpers

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Purica Cordyceps Mushroom - Save 20%*

Cordyceps mushroom is one of the most prized immune system supporting and energy-enhancing adaptogens known, and utilized, in Chinese herbalism for centuries. Adaptogens, like medicinal mushrooms and some super-herbs, help to balance the human stress response and to restore Vital Life Force in the body. Traditionally, Cordyceps was used as a lung and kidney tonic making it useful for respiratory ailments, physical exhaustion, and for those with a weak constitution.

Lab grown, Purica's 5x hybrid Cordyceps is a Full Spectrum product, including mycelium, fruit, spores, primordial and extra cellular compounds. Analysis of Wild Collected Cordyceps and Cultivated Cordyceps reveals that the Cordyceps cultivated in the laboratory not only matches the chemical analysis of wild Cordyceps, but also exceeds the potency by a factor of five!

Cordyceps mushroom supports recovery from adrenal depletion and is shown to increase lung capacity, making it a great tonic for improving athletic performance, aerobic workouts, and enhanced oxygenation of the body in general. Cordyceps is commonly used to improve virility and to revitalize the reproductive system for both men and woman.

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*while supplies last

Tincture Treasure

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Harmonic Arts Uplifted Spirits - Save 15%**

Relieve emotional distress and look to brighter days with Harmonic Arts Uplifted Spirits tincture. This formula provides gentle support for mild depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder, promoting emotional balance and calming an overactive nervous system. It also features St. John’s Wort and Lemon Balm to support mental health.


Made with Organic Cane Alcohol, Canadian Spring Water, and

*St John's Wort 1:5, QCE 40mg/ml

*Eleuthero 1:5, QCE 40mg/ml

*Ashwaganda 1:4, QCE 33.25mg/ml

Bladderwrack (Fucus) 1:4, QCE 33.25mg/ml

*Lemon Balm 1:6, QCE 22.168mg/ml

*Skullcap 1:6, QCE 22.168mg/ml

*Rosemary 1:4, QCE 16.75mg/ml


**while supplies last

Try Harmonic Arts Uplifted Spirits formula if you’re experiencing emotional distress or mild depression. This product is not for those taking SSRIs or antidepressants.

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Mood-Boosting Cardamom Latte

Feeling the winter blues? Brighten up your morning with this mind-nourishing latte, featuring our Uplifted Spirits Tincture and creamy Elevate Elixir. Featuring Lion’s Mane, Eleuthero and St. John’s Wort, this herbal brew is sure to melt away stress while supporting your mental wellness.

You’ll Need:

1 TBSP Harmonic Arts Elevate Elixir

1 TSP Raw Honey

1 TSP Coconut Oil

1 Cup Nut Mylk of Choice

2 Dropperfuls Harmonic Arts Uplifted Spirits Tincture


1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy.

2. Pour, sip, and conquer the day with lightness!

Superfood Sensation

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Botanica Perfect Greens

Botanica Perfect Greens is a clean, simple organic blend of chlorella, spirulina, barley, and wheat grasses plus leafy greens to help top up and ensure that you’re getting your greens. Just add water for an easy shake and drink format, or add it to your smoothies, oatmeals, and energy bars for an extra boost. Botanica's Greens are sweetener-free and crafted with 100% organically grown ingredients including Canadian Prairie greens.

Essentials & Essences

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang is a yellow, star-shaped flower that grows on the Cananga tree (Cananga odorata). Its heady, aromatic scent is fruity, flowery, and rich. Ylang-ylang opens the heart chakra, our center for compassion for ourselves and others. Apply the oil to pulse points: neck, chest, and wrists.

Emotionally, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is helpful with stress and anxiety. It's also used in cases of depression or when trying to cope with anger, stimulate oil production in the skin and on the scalp. Ylang Ylang Oil has been used in blends intended to focus upon happiness, gratitude, and celebrating blessings. Some people use it as an aphrodisiac.

Disclaimer: Ylang-ylang is poisonous to dogs and cats. Do not apply ylang ylang to your pet’s skin, paws, or coat, and make sure not to use it where your pet might lick or inhale it.

We carry ylang ylang oil from Divine Essence and Pure Potent Wow in our essential oil apothecary in the Wellness Department to help you create your own calming oasis.

Bodacious Body Care

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Sea Wench Massage Candles

Give yourself (or partner) an in-home spa treatment with Sea Wench Naturals Massage Candles Soy wax melts at the same temperature as your skin, so you can apply the warm liquid wax to shoulders, legs, cuticles, and cracked feet. It's best applied after a shower when skin is warmer. Made with 100% natural non-GMO ECO Soya blend, pure tropical butter, and essential oils to make skin soft and supple, and leave a elicate scent. They come in three wonderful scents - Hot Spring's Delight, Surprise Reef, and Wreck Beach Romance - packaged in travel tins for romantic adventures.


Valentine's Day Body Care

Love is alive and well at the Farm Store! From natural lubes to amazing body oils, we have everything you need for sensual self care or lavishing love on a lover.

Brilliant Books

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The Soup Cleanse

Souping is the new juicing!

With more than 50 delicious recipes and a flexible, easy-to-follow detox program, you'll learn how to nourish and purify your body while flooding it with essential nutrients. You will sip your way through high-fiber soups packed full of regenerative whole food ingredients. Unlike juicing and many other quick-fix diets, The Soup Cleanse is built on simple, satisfying recipes that won't leave you feeling hungry or deprived, making it accessible and easy to stick to-even for those with the busiest lifestyles. Get ready to rejuvenate, revitalize, and reclaim your health -one sip at a time!


Soups from the CFS Cafe

Our delicious ramen is as nourishing as it is beautiful. This healthy soup is available for dine-in only, Tuesday-Saturday 10-3. We also offer a weekly fresh soup, bone broths, and vegan dashi that can be enjoyed in house or at home. Beverages are available until 4:30.

The Community Farm Store

Organic Health & Whole Food Market

Proudly serving the community since 1993

Monday - Saturday 9-6

Closed Sunday

#2, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy.

Duncan, BC V9L 6W4

Phone: 250-748-6227

FAX: 250-748-6292 

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