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Pure Body Health Victoria’s Virtual Counselling Services for Holistic Health

Author: Pure Body Health Victoria

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Here at Pure Body Health Victoria, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of health-related solutions. One of our most accessible during 2020 (and, now, 2021!) Virtual counselling services for holistic health.

Held via our partner business, Pure Body Health Online, keep reading to learn how and why our nutrition counselling, wellness counselling, and life coaching are helping people just like you get the most out of their everyday lifestyle.

Virtual Nutritional Counselling

Our virtual nutritional counselling comes in three variants:

  • Initial 60-min. consultation
    • Good things take time, which is why we ensure that our initial 60-min. consultation is as thorough as possible. This includes:
      • An evaluation of the client’s health history
      • An overview of past and current supplements, as well as daily eating habits
      • A discussion about food records
      • Outlining a goal-based plan and nutritional condition
      • Recommending recipe plans and tactics to strengthen your immune system long-term
  • 40-min. follow-up session
    • Built-in to the standard 60-min. consultation
    • A nutritional audit with one of our virtual counselling specialists
    • Analyzing the status of your provided nutritional plan in order to make any recommended adjustments
    • This is to monitor your progress and set you on the path for long-term results
  • The Advance PBH Package
    • The full-package experience for those seeking an in-depth nutritional counselling experience
    • Includes an initial consultation, three monitoring sites, 21 days of meal planning, evaluation and tracking of all health changes, and a laboratory assessment

Balancing emotional and physical health is key for a happy, healthy life; that’s why our dedicated team of experts offer an array of athletic therapy counselling, wellness coaching, life coaching services, and naturopathic and Chinese herbal medicine guidance alongside our nutritional counselling.

Athletic Therapy

Each virtual athletic therapy counselling appointment encompasses your detailed physical history, a comprehensive assessment, specified treatment, one-on-one patient education, and a customized home-treatment program. Our virtual athletic therapy services are covered by insurances such as, but not limited to, All Sport Insurance, Marketing, the Canadian Hockey Association, Greenshield, Manulife, and Sunlife.

Wellness Coaching

Divided into an initial 60-min. consultation and a 45-min. follow-up session for patient convenience, we here at Pure Body offer a unique mentorship experience with one of our very own wellness experts. These sessions entail personalized step-by-step walkthroughs for topics like overall bodily health, lifestyle, and holistic wellbeing.

Life Coaching

Kicking off with a free initial 30-min. consult, our virtual life coaching offerings uncover recommended changes that can be made to both your professional and personal life. What is the most important to you in life? What are you looking to achieve in both the short-and-long term? These one-on-one coaching sessions are inspired by Pure Body Health’s founder, Gavin Henderson-Peal, who, in addition to overseeing the activities here at Pure Body Health, runs a successful business coaching company here in Victoria.

Naturopathy and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Counselling

While two separate services, our virtual naturopathy and traditional Chinese herbal medicine counselling work in tandem to holistically heal many chronic and astute conditions.

Enjoy the Best Health of Your Life With Pure Body Health’s Virtual Counselling

Whether it be virtual nutritional counselling, athletic therapy coaching, guidings on the topics of health and wellness, or even the integration of naturopathic and/or traditional Chinese herbal medicine into your everyday life, you’re in good hands here at Pure Body Health. Contact us today!

Health Insurance or Health Expenses?

Author: Patrick Boyd, Sunlife Financial, Advisor

Should I Be Covered by Health Insurance?

Are you currently paying out of pocket to visit your local therapist or receive treatment not covered by our provincial plan or your group plan? Would you have to pay out of pocket should an emergency arise? Most Canadians would answer yes to this question and, if you did too, then personal health insurance could be right for you. 

Why Personal Health Insurance? 

Did you know the Provincial medical system only covers acute hospital care and you are responsible for further recovery treatments? Many Canadians believe that they won’t need to pay anything for medical expenses until it is too late and the consequences of not having any protection can have a serious impact on finances.

Consider something common such as a pulled muscle. It’s likely that you wont even need to go to the hospital, but a doctor will most likely recommend a series of physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments. If you were to go to each of these practitioners twice a week for a two-month recovery time, then you would be looking at expenses over $3000. Now consider the effects of something long term, more severe or requiring further treatment, and you can see how quickly this can become unmanageable.

The secret is that you can get coverage that, in many cases, has a lower monthly premium then just one practitioner visit!

What is Personal Health Insurance?

Personal Health Insurance provides affordable coverage for health and dental expenses, medical emergencies and many other services which are not covered by provincial plans. These insurance plans can include coverage for:

  • Paramedical Practitioners such as: acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, osteopaths, physiotherapists, podiatrists/chiropodists, psychologists, registered massage therapists and speech language pathologists
  • Prescription drugs 
  • Dental 
  • Medical equipment and ambulance
  • Emergency Travel
  • Vision Care

Who Can Benefit from Health Insurance?

All Canadians should have some form of health protection through either personal health insurance or group insurance. Because of this, personal health insurance is ideal for individuals who don’t meet the employment status, those who are working for a company that doesn’t offer benefits, entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals, contract workers and seasonal employees. It can also be used in addition to a group plan for families that need increased coverage room above their existing plans. 

Is It Hard to Apply For?

As far as insurance applications go, personal health insurance is one of the easiest to apply for! Applications are short and can be done online by visiting or I can assist you over the phone at 250-385-1471 extension 2262.

A Message from the Owner

Author: Gavin Henderson-Peal, Owner

Gavin Henderson-Peal, Owner of Pure Body Health

Welcome to Optimal Living YYJ – your source for alternative health knowledge in Victoria, B.C. 

Since the opening of Pure Body Health in December of 2016, our team has been committed to sharing our wealth of knowledge in alternative medicine with everyone that comes through our doors. As our practice continues to grow, we always look for new ways to connect with our clients and friends, and what better way than to communicate holistic health knowledge than through a blog! 

Once a week, Optimal Living YYJ will feature either one of our practitioners from each modality or another one of our team members. They will share their knowledge, research-based findings in the field, and personal experiences to name a few. 

As the Owner of Pure Body Health, I am very excited to see Optimal Living YYJ launch and bring value to the local community!


Gavin Henderson-Peal