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            WELCOME TO RAVITA

            At Ravita we thrive to educate and empower our community. Through workshops, yoga classes, group detoxes, and direct access to our Naturopathic Physicians at Divine Elements in Kitsilano, you will learn about yourself and how to live happy and healthy! Feel free to stop in and say hi, tell us your story, your successes and your struggles. We’re here to support you!

            Ravita store

            Ravita store

            We sell Medical Grade Vitamins that are third party tested and Naturoapthic Doctor Approved so you don’t have to get your information from “Dr. Google”, we’ve done the work for you!

            Live it to Lead it!

            Live it to Lead it!

            Drs Nicholas and Sonya Jensen ND of Divine Elements Family Wellness have teamed up with Bob Mehr, CEO of Pure Pharmacy to create Ravita Health, a unique vitamin store that carries only Medical Grade products. Their goal is to educate and empower the community about health and wellness. Through their own journey as a couple, parents, business partners, and Doctors they are constantly striving towards Mastery over health in all areas of their lives. Their two boys have been their greatest inspiration to create change in the world of health.

            From the blog

            • August 17, 2019 10 Tips for Better Digestion
              10 Tips for Better Digestion
              1. Don’t drink large amounts of water with meals: You can sip on water with meals, but try not to consume large amounts of water 15-30 minutes before or after meals. The water dilutes your digestive juices, making digestion more difficult.
              2. As a natural digestive enzyme try 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar in a little water before meals.
              3. Supplements: If ACV isn’t cutting it, add a digestive enzyme before each meal (like Bio-Gest from Thorne or SpectraZyme Metagest from Metagenics). Other supplements at Ravita that could help - UltraGI Replenish to provide necessary prebiotics and heal the gut and probiotics to replenish the gut. 
              4. Targeted Probiotics: IBS - Pick up Ultra Flora IB, General digestion/ maintenance - Ultra Flora Balance, Coming off of antibiotics - Ultra Flora Restore. Stop on by Ravita for more information about the target specific probiotics we have in store!
              5. Warm/ room temperature water with lemon first thing in the morning jumpstarts your digestive system!
              6. Try cooked or steamed vegetables instead of raw: Raw vegetables can be hard on the digestive system, especially if you already have weak digestion. Lightly steam your vegetables before consuming to help your digestive system break down your food before you even consume it. 
              7. Remove food intolerances/ foods that cause inflammation: Food intolerance testing available at Divine Elements or try an elimination diet to rule out the suspected culprits. 
              8. Eat fruit away from meals: Food combining 101. Eat fruits away from meals and preferably with a fat (like almond butter) to slow the absorption of the carbs. 
              9. Eat in a relaxed environment: Your body can’t digest your food if it’s stressed. Take at least 3 cleansing deep breaths before meals.  
              10. Manage your stress: To go with the last point, stress plays a huge role in digestive function. If you’re struggling with stress or anxiety it’ll take a toll on your digestive system. Along with healing your gut, this needs to be a top priority! 

              If you have any questions please ask! 

              Alison Smink R.H.N. 

            • August 10, 2019 What I Eat in a Day - Holistic Nutritionist
              What I Eat in a Day - Holistic Nutritionist

              Hi there,

              I thought I would share with you all what I typically eat in a day. I find these types of posts very fascinating, and wanted to share my own food habits. Maybe this will even inspire some of you to share your own food journals or give some of these recipes a try! 

              I'm a holistic nutritionist and this is what I (typically) eat in a day:

              I like to Intermittent Fast (time restricted eating), so my first meal of the day isn’t normally until 12:30/1 p.m. However, I always have coffee in the morning with a splash of organic cream. Before my coffee I’ll have at least 1 glass of water, preferably room temperature. 

              Water 

              Coffee with organic cream 

              Meal 1 - vegetarian cobb salad: romaine lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado, eggs, organic dressing 

              Meal 2 - smoothie or protein powder (like SynerClear or Ultra GI Replenish) + water (depending how hungry I am). The smoothie is often a combo of frozen blueberries, brown rice/ hemp protein powder, water or unsweetened almond milk, MCT oil, and spinach 

              Meal 3 - sweet potato baked in coconut oil, broccoli, salmon 

              I try not to snack, but I’m only human! If I feel like something sweet I often make peanut butter blondies with dark chocolate or whip up an Activate (from Harmonic Arts) hot chocolate. If it’s something salty I reach for hummus and rice crackers or organic popcorn made with coconut oil and sea salt.

              If you like this series let me know and I’ll put together more What I Eat in A Day from our team at Divine Elements. 

              Disclaimer: Everybody is different and what works for me might not work for you. It’s important to listen to your body. Let it guide you to make the best choices for you. 

              Alison Smink R.H.N. 

            • July 24, 2019 REMEDY REVIEW: Relax Matrix
            • July 24, 2019 REMEDY REVIEW: Exhilarin