Nature’s Signature: Bringing Our Passion to New Communities

Nature’s Signature: Bringing Our Passion to New Communities
02 Oct 2015

Back in November 2013, when I announced I was going to live a healthier lifestyle, and begin my #NewBDK journey, I had the support of my friends and family. Many people reached out and offered words of encouragement, and even offered to work out with me at the gym.

I had posted this picture of me on Facebook.

nature's signature Craig Facebook status

When I look back at i now, I realize how heavy and out of shape I was.

That picture received a lot of engagement. A lot.

One of the comments kind of threw me though.

nature's signature Sanjiv Response

Sanjiv was the owner of Nature’s Source, a natural dispensary, specializing in health products and quality professional grade supplements. I had been designing print ads for Saniv for a number of years.

When I spoke with Sanjiv, I had asked me what made him offer to help.

“I get asked all the time to sponsor athletes. Weightlifters, football players, runners… all people in good shape. You are a regular Joe. A friend. I want to help you. Let me know what you need.”

I’m not going to lie… it brought me to tears. I knew that this was not going to be an easy journey.

nature's signature Group of supplements

I felt completely in debt to Sanjiv and his team. They were doing more for me than I could have ever imagined. I talked to his knowledgeable staff. They guided me and directed me to products that they knew would help me lose fat, build muscle, yet keep me healthy.

I helped take pictures at an autograph signing event at the Etobicoke store. I didn’t even ask who it was – I just showed up.

nature's signature pic with ronnie coleman

It was professional bodybuilder, and eight time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman. This guy was monster! He signed a picture for me, and for my personal trainer Mike.

nature's signature grand opening

Nature’s Signature

Fast forward almost 2 years. It is the Fall of 2015. Sanjiv has been busy.

Nature’s Source has some big news.

When we opened our first store in 1998, I am not sure if I fully realized the possibilities that would be presented to us over the years. And to be honest, today is no exception. I have always believed that the future of one’s health and wellness would be most successful with an integrative approach. For the past 17 years, we have built Nature’s Source based on this belief. As a full service natural dispensary, we value evidence-based, high quality supplements; we hire professionals with educational backgrounds in homeopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine and other specialties; we partner with practitioners in each of our communities to help our clients reach their health goals and we work closely with many different organizations such as the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Canadian Health Food Association to ensure that we stay current.

Today (September 27th, 2015), I am very excited to share with you that we have opened two new natural dispensaries: one in Liberty Village (Toronto) and one in Guelph. Our first two Nature’s Signature stores can be found in these communities inside the Metro grocery store (right next to the pharmacy). As we continue on our mission to support an integrative approach to health, we believe this partnership allows us to work with new teams of experts, continue to be a valuable resource for natural health products & quality supplements and help more people than ever successfully reach their health goals. We thank you for your on-going loyalty and support of our Nature’s Source stores and we look forward to seeing you soon in our Nature’s Signature stores.

In health,
Sanjiv Jagota
Founder
Nature’s Source and Nature’s Signature

nature's signature staff

I am so proud to be on my health journey, backed by a guy who has a passion for health, wellness, and helping me to reach my health goals. I am truly blessed.

Congrats to you and your team of experts, Sanjiv, and thank you for believing in me.

Cheers,
Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I am sponsored by Nature’s Source.

If you would like me to review your service, product, or travel destination, send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or find me on “the twitter” at @BigDaddyKreativ

About Nature’s Source
Nature’s Source is a full service natural dispensary, making them an ideal resource for all your needs. They partner with you, so either you or your patients receive the natural health products and the quality supplements necessary. Nature Source’s service is personalized and confidential. They are recognized by the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) as an authorized natural dispensary, and are members of the Canadian Health Food Association (CFHA).

Over the last 12 years, they’ve focused on building an excellent reputation in the communities across the Greater Toronto Area. Their commitment and high level of customer service has not only generated client loyalty, but also resulted in winning the Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Health Food Store several years in a row, as voted by our clients.

Awards
More recently, Nature’s Source won The Brock Elliot Award for Retailing Excellence, the highest accolade the industry grants. This honour is given to only a select few who demonstrate superior product knowledge, excellence in marketing and merchandising, industry support and involvement, and commitment to the community.

Expertise
Nature’s Source’s in-store professionals all have educational backgrounds in Homeopathic, Naturopathic Medicine and other areas of specialties that you can count on for unbiased and knowledgeable advice. Their trained staff can be relied upon to recommend the best products for your particular situation.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, travel writer, and social media strategist. Craig likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, food, and lifestyle.

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