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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pure Hazelwood: Styl'n Relief

Such a joy to promote a natural Canadian-made product that is effectively relieving pain around the world. . .


World Leader of the Hazelwood Market


Have you heard of Pure Hazelwood? You may remember that they were listed on our Canada's Best Baby Registry List . . . in the "Health" section.


Before we share why we enjoy this product, join a conversation we had with them. . .

My family has been using the syrup for a number of years, but before we share why we love them, join us in a conversation we had with them. - See more at: http://whollycanadian.ca/Blog/post.cfm?Title=Suro%5FElderberry%5FSyrup%3A%5FGet%5FNaturally%5FWell#sthash.52sQq5Nx.dpuf
My family has been using the syrup for a number of years, but before we share why we love them, join us in a conversation we had with them. - See more at: http://whollycanadian.ca/Blog/post.cfm?Title=Suro%5FElderberry%5FSyrup%3A%5FGet%5FNaturally%5FWell#sthash.52sQq5Nx.dpuf


What products do you provide?

My family has been using the syrup for a number of years, but before we share why we love them, join us in a conversation we had with them. - See more at: http://whollycanadian.ca/Blog/post.cfm?Title=Suro%5FElderberry%5FSyrup%3A%5FGet%5FNaturally%5FWell#sthash.0ndIeS3f.dpuf

We have been a world leader for more than 17 years and a pioneer of scientific research on hazelwood; Pure Hazelwood has developed a wide range of 100% natural products, made of hazel from the Canadian boreal forest, for the whole family.

Hazelwood is now known to have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, and we offer high quality products and a guaranty of satisfaction for our customers.


Thousands of testimonials from satisfied customers demonstrate the effects of hazelwood, as a natural solution, to help release symptoms related to inflammation such as: skin problems, joint pain, heart burn, baby teething pain, and more.

 


What's your mission?

Becoming the best company for customers, employees, investors, business partners and for the communities in which we live and work.


At Pure Hazelwood, we work to offer innovative products and services of superior quality. Our mission is to improve the daily lives of our customers and to provide them with quality, safety and efficiency for their wellness.


Why should Canadians buy from your company?

We go the extra mile to exceed the expectations of our customers and to establish long-term business relationships. We provide a high performance, rewarding and encouraging work environment where people want to develop, and we also display ethical and socially responsible behaviors.


Our values embody our desired attitudes and how we interact with our clients and colleagues. These values are the foundation of our identity.

  • Respect: We respect our customers, our employees, the nature and our primary resource (hazelwood), our business partners and our community.
  • Honesty and Integrity: Integrity guides our choices and actions. At Pure Hazelwood, honesty and integrity are the fundamental values that must dictate our professional and personal lives.
  • Quality: Quality is deeply rooted into our activities, our practices and our methods. Our confidence is a credit to the quality of our products.
  • Passion: The strength of commitment. Passion provides us the will to create innovative solutions to summon up the enthusiasm to achieve our goals and our customers’ expectations.

 


Where can Canadians purchase your product?

Canadians can visit our website to find the closest store near them or they can call our customer service to have more information if they need it.

  • Toll Free: 1.866.535.0148



Why did you choose Wholly Canadian to feature your product?

We choose Wholly Canadian to feature our products because we believe in local buying and we believe the most important is to support the local industry before thinking about developing new market out of the borders. We also believe in the strength that people can have together and not alone only.


Baby hazelwood necklaces


What does local living mean to you?

This means to do daily efforts to buy as much as possible from local companies and to choose local when the choice can be available.

Product Review:

Pure Hazelwood sent us two products to review:

1. Child: Baltic amber & hazelwood teething necklace


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2. Adult: Freshwater pearls & hazelwood necklace

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My two-year old has been wearing his "shiny" as he calls it . . . and is currently pushing through his two-year old molars.  So far he has coasted through teething, that is until his two-year old molars . . . he's been a bit more tempermental and clingy than usual. I've heard from other mamas that while the molars are some of the last teeth, they are by no means the least in terms of trouble. So what perfect timing when we were sent this hazelwood necklace.


Read our testimonials


Made with 100 % natural hazel wood from the Canadian boreal forest and genuine Baltic amber beads, this necklace is a must for all little ones. The hazelwood has anti-inflammatory effects because it is rich in polyphenols--meaning many antioxidants.  This gives a teething little one relief, and of course, the mama relief!

The necklace for the little guys also have a safe screw clasp.

While it is easy to purchase off-the-counter medications for teething, why not reach something that no side-effects? Why not turn to a natural remedy that has helped people for centuries

Does your little one need some anti-inflammatory relief?


Do you know of a little one teething?



Do you need some relief?  Don't just stop with getting a hazelwood necklace for your little one, make sure you're sporting your own.

If you're not into wearing a necklace, Pure Hazelwood suggests the hazelwood double bracelet or anklet, with an amount of wood pieces similar to our necklace. Treaded onto sturdy elastic wire, it is a favorite of clients that have difficulty manipulating a fastening or that want to be able to put on and take off their jewelry quickly.


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At the time of writing this I am pregnant, and I have been going to the chiropractor every week during the last month . . . until I started wearing this necklace.  I now just completed a 2.5 week stretch without back pain & chiropractic treatment.  That's huge!  The impact is not only financial, but relieves a busy mama's schedule.  While I'm sure there are a number of factors, I have no doubt that the anti-inflammatory effect of this necklace has been a contributing factor. I am so very grateful!


Another thing that I really appreciate as local-loving mama is that the ”hazel tree” is indigenous to Quebec--the province where these necklaces originate. This shrub is also widely spread throughout Canada, especially in the Eastern regions where it is plentiful such as the Saguenay, Gaspésie and New Brunswick areas.


So not only is this product Canadian-made, it is also Canadian-grown!



Wisely harvesting our own resources is something Canadians can proudly celebrate in this product.



De la forêt jusqu'à vous


Are you ready for some local goodness & relief? Contact Pure Hazelwood today!

 

Posted by Wholly Canadian at 6:17 AM 1 Comments

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Suro Elderberry Syrup: Get Naturally Well

Today we're so thrilled to share one of favourite products: Suro Elderberry Syrup. You may remember us sharing about this product in our monthly top picks of January 2015.


Health and Wellness

My family has been using the syrup for a number of years, but before we share why we love them, join us in a conversation we had with them.


What products do you provide?

We specialize in Canadian elderberries and elderflowers. We have an elderberry orchard in southern Quebec where we grow our own elder bushes from which we make our products. SURO products are certified organic and contain no preservatives or additives.

Elderberries are known for their anti-viral properties while elderflowers are known for their
diaphoretic and expectorant properties. So, elderberries are a great ally to ward off colds and flu while the flower helps with symptom relief.


SURO Orchard


Syrups:We have 2 syrups: an adult formula and an alcohol free
formula for children. Unlike many other elderberry products on the market,
our syrups have a very short list of wholesome ingredients that are easy
to read and are free of glucose, water or preservatives. They combine the
benefits of elderberries, elderflowers, raw unpasteurized honey, propolis
and in the adult formula, echinacea. They are ideal at the onset of
colds, cough, sore throats and the flu.


Our slogan for our syrup is so tasty, so potent so SURO!


Respitory Tea: We also offer a respiratory tea called SURO-BREATHE. It's
a blend of 17 organic herbs that are expectorant (including lots of elder
flowers), emollient (including plantain and marshmallow root) and are good
for your immune system. This product is great for anyone suffering from
chest and sinus congestion such as seasonal allergies, chronic bronchitis,
the end of a cold or from asthma. The combination of plants aims at
opening the air passages and helps get rid of congestion.


Herb Extracts: We also offer single herb extracts from elderberries or from
elderflowers. This is great for herbalists who prefer making their own
formulas. They can use our brand to get the benefits of Canadian
elderberries. The elderberry extract is great for preventing cold and flu.
The elderflower extract can be used in case of fever or mild congestion.


Chaga: We offer Canadian Chaga which is harvested wild in
Quebec. The chaga chunks can then be made into a tea. Chaga is great to
help the body's own immunity.

 


What's your mission?
Our mission is to help people stay healthy and regain good health with high quality products. The products we offer are products we would feel comfortable giving to our own families. We want to promote a healthy lifestyle with top quality ingredients.


 


Why should Canadians buy from your company?

  • Canadian-owned: SURO is owned and operated by Canadians. Sylvain Mercier,the company's president, started SURO using Dr Jacinthe Desmarais' formulas (Jacinthe is Sylvain's wife). The products are therefore very pure and close to nature because they were made for family and friends. Although they are now manufactured in large quantities and sold across Canada, Sylvain has taken care to keep Dr Jacinthe's family formula intact without any fillers or additives. Sylvain is now joined by Lawrence Tomlinson, long time employee and now partner in the company. Lawrence started working for SURO as a student at age 14. Although his studies led him to a different career, he loved the passion and values of SURO.


  • Certified Organic: Our products are certified organic which is a plus and is rare in this category. Our syrups and tinctures are 100% Canadian, which is why we find it important to meet with the producers of our primary ingredients such as the apple cider vinegar and honey.  In the case of SURO BREATHE, we search for Canadian ingredients as well.


  • Premium Product: When customers use our products they are encouraging many Canadian families AND buying a very high quality product. In the case of our syrups, we use the whole berry and do not add water. Because of this, our products have a very long shelf life, 3 to 4 years from the day they were made. Most people use them up before that time but it's a good thing that you don't have to throw away your bottle when you are feeling back to normal. No waste:).

 

 


Where can Canadians purchase your product?
Our products are available in most large chain natural health food stores, local natural markets,  and select pharmacies. We have a store locator on our website where Canadians can look up the different stores closest to them.

You can search by postal code.


 

Why did you choose Wholly Canadian to feature your product?

  • Wholly Canadian's website is very appealing for various reasons. We like the way the website is presented. It is very educative while also encouraging Canadians to buy Canadian. This is exactly what we are all about.
  • We learned about many products that we didn't know about by reading Wholly Canadian. Not only were they great products, but they were also Canadian. That is very important to us. Quality and Canadian. 

      



What does local living mean to you?
It means encouraging businesses around us first. We like to find suppliers that are as close to us as possible. We are always proud to say that we help provide jobs for Canadians by hiring them and also by buying equipment and ingredients from Canada. When Canadians use our products, they are contributing and supporting many families that live from their land.

Local living is living from resources around us; whether they are human resources or natural resources. We also believe that in naturopathy, you will have greater results using plants that grow around you.




Product Review:

Suro sent us three products:

1. Adult: Organic Elderberry Syrup

2. Kid's Forumula: Organic Elderberry Syrup

 

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3. Suro Breathe

Colds and flues are an inevitability in our Canadian climate. I try to refrain from drug medications, and whenever possible look to God-given natural remedies. . .one of them being elderberries. We have successfully fought several colds with Suro Syrup. I just purchased the kid's syrup for baby's cold this last winter, and never once needed any other medication. I appreciate the simple ingredients (elderberries, elderflower, honey, and apple cider vinegar). Nothing fancy, but it works.


SURO BreatheI had never tried the Suro Breathe until recently. Being pregnant at the time with a spring cold, I didn't take this herb-based syrup internally, but used it externally and received some relief that way. I have to say that a plugged nose at night, and the subsequent parched mouth, can make one go batty. A few sleepless nights like that in a row inhibit the much-needed rest for healing.

Are you suffering with spring allergies? 

Are you exhausted because you can't breathe well at night?

Try, this natural remedy of Suro Breathe. It works by quickly relaxing bronchial passages, clearing mucous and opening up airways. It soothes and heals inflammation and irritation.


What continues to amaze me is the quality Candian products on the market that work! 

Suro syrup is a product that Canadians can be proud of, and more importantly feel naturally good about consuming.

Get well naturally and support local!  Each spoonful of Suro Syrup is 100% Canadian--supporting Canadian producers.

In my journey of local living, that "mouthful" says a lot!


Colds and flues are an inevitablity of winter. I try to refrain from drug medications, and whenever possible look to God-given natural remedies. . .one of them being elderberries. We have successfully fought several colds with Suro Syrup. I just purchased the kid's syrup for baby's cold & cough last week, and never once needed any other medication. I appreciate the simple ingredients (elderberries, elderflower, honey, and applecider vinegar). Nothing fancy, but it works.SURO Kid's Syrup

Dark purple with a rich blackberry-raspberry flavour, American elderberries are also superior in their health properties. They have been scientifically proven to have 2 to 3 X the concentration of antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C than cranberries and blueberries. Academic research consistently links elderberry consumption to numerous health benefits, including strengthening the immune system because they demonstrate their ability to inhibit viruses.

- See more at: http://whollycanadian.ca/Blog/post.cfm?Title=Suro%5FElderberry%5FSyrup#sthash.RK0MLubc.dpuf

 

Colds and flues are an inevitablity of winter. I try to refrain from drug medications, and whenever possible look to God-given natural remedies. . .one of them being elderberries. We have successfully fought several colds with Suro Syrup. I just purchased the kid's syrup for baby's cold & cough last week, and never once needed any other medication. I appreciate the simple ingredients (elderberries, elderflower, honey, and applecider vinegar). Nothing fancy, but it works.SURO Kid's Syrup

Dark purple with a rich blackberry-raspberry flavour, American elderberries are also superior in their health properties. They have been scientifically proven to have 2 to 3 X the concentration of antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C than cranberries and blueberries. Academic research consistently links elderberry consumption to numerous health benefits, including strengthening the immune system because they demonstrate their ability to inhibit viruses.

- See more at: http://whollycanadian.ca/Blog/post.cfm?Title=Suro%5FElderberry%5FSyrup#sthash.RK0MLubc.dpuf
Posted by Wholly Canadian at 6:00 AM 4 Comments