Our Herbal Practitioners use pure, high potency, high quality herbs like traditional herbal medicines combined with nutrition & lifestyle guidance to promote healing & wellness
Our Herbalists don't take short-cuts with herbs
When it comes to our clients experiencing remarkable results with their programs, using the correct herbs is a very important element of their overall success.
At HYN, we are really fussy about the purity, potency and quality assurance processes of the herbs we use. We do not compromise.
We only use sustainably farmed, seasonally harvested, pure, high potency herbs that are Health Canada approved and this attention to quality enables our clients to experience excellent results, naturally.
On the use of plants for medicinal purposes, the oldest known list of medicinal herbs is Shen Nung's Pen Ts'ao or Shennong Ben Cao Jing (c. 3000 B.C.), a Chinese herbal.
Since those less ancient times, generations of herbalists have used herbs as natural medicines because they were observed to work.
Those early herbalists were proficient at identifying and applying the natural power of plants to the benefit of their villages and that knowledge was handed down through countless generations.
Today, our herbalists utilize non-synthetic, natural, whole plant sourced herbs combined with nutrition disciplines to help people optimize their health naturally.
Herbal medicines in pre-history
The first generally accepted use of plants as herbal therapies was depicted in the cave paintings discovered in the Lascaux caves in France, dated to 13,000 - 25,000 BC.
It's been a long journey yet even today the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the world population, presently use herbal medicines for some aspect of primary health care.
They are used because over time they have been observed to work, with few health risks or side-effects.
The Program Director and founder of our company of Wellness Centres is Diane McLaren, who leads one of Canada's top teams of Natural Health Practitioners. Diane is a Registered Nutritionist, Clinically Certified Iridologist & Master Herbalist.
As a herbalist in Canada, Diane has studied, taught and used herbal therapies as natural medicines and herbal based supplements for almost 3 decades.
She continues to study herbal therapies & nutritional health sciences and when appropriate, uses them in her counselling practice.
Diane and her team are passionate about clients success.