While we may be your small neighbourhood health food store in London, Ontario, Lyn-Dys Health Food is proud to offer you a large variety. As members of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) and Organic Council of Ontario, we research all of our products to ensure that we’re supplying the highest-quality, “cleanest” products available without the addition of harsh chemicals. After all, we believe that you are what you put in your mouth and what you put on your skin.
Family-Owned for over 20 Years
Family-owned for the past 23 years, our name Lyn-Dys is derived from owner Lynda Phillips’ name combined with her mother’s name, Gladys. We support and buy local certified organic products within Ontario whenever possible, with all supplements we sell having the NPN (natural product number) labelled on the bottles.
Certified Organic Food Products
All of our food products are certified organic. We stock everything from fresh produce, frozen meats, yogurts, and cheeses to baked goods, bulk flours, grains and beans, pastas, nut butters, prepared foods, condiments, spices, snacks, juices, oils, teas and more. Our producers include McSmith’s Organic Farm, Wardcrest Farms, Slater’s Farm, Eden Foods®, Oak Manor, Crofter’s®, Little Stream Bakery, Pinehedge Farms, Fenwood Farm’s Chicken, Nature’s Path, Harmony Milk and many, many more.
What Does Certified Organic Mean?
Organic food is produced without the application of harmful herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. In order to be considered organic, the land on which the food is grown must be free of chemical and other harmful applications for at least 36 months. Organic farming is not only about what the grower doesn’t do, but it’s also about what he or she does! The grower must demonstrate a commitment to sustainable farming practices, which includes building and maintaining fertile and self-regenerative soils high in organic matter and biological activity.
But how do you know a product that claims to be organic actually is? This is where the term “certified organic” comes into play. Certified organic means that there is a third party or organization watching over the shoulder of the grower to ensure that they really are following the guidelines. This involves annual testing of crops and soil samples. A few of the certification agencies that we work with are the Organic Growers and Buyers Association (OGBA), the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA), Oregon Tilth, Quality Assurance International Organic Certification (QAI) and Demeter International. We encourage all of our customers to “think before they eat.”
Gluten-Free Products Are Also Available
We also have a selection of gluten-free products, including breads, pastas, crackers, cookies, baking mixes, pie shells, pizza crusts, bouillon cubes, and baking supplies. We provide certified organic gluten-free products whenever possible.
Natural Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and More
In addition to our many grocery offerings, we also stock a variety of items to help you feel better from head to toe. Our book selection includes recipe and natural healing books, while our natural vitamins, minerals, herbs and homeopathic remedies come from well-known manufacturers such as FLORA, SISU®, NOW®, CanPrev, St. Francis Herb Farm and BOIRON®. We carry a variety of kid’s formulas for problems such as teething or colds. Our bulk herbs and spices, digestive enzymes and acidophilus will aid in all of your digestive needs.
Eco-Friendly Personal and Household Products
Our large selection of personal care products come from Dr. Bronner’s, Herbal Glo®, Treemenda™, Natracare®, Green Beaver and many others. We also stock ear candles, essential oils for aromatherapy and many household products, including soap, laundry supplies and pet shampoos, as well as natural cleaning products, including dish soap, dishwasher soap, safe bleach, laundry powders and liquids, borax, window cleaner and all-purpose cleaners from Simply Clean and other eco-friendly manufacturers. Paper supplies, such as tissues and toilet paper, can be found from Caboo® paper products and more.
Special Orders and Product Delivery Available
This is only a partial listing of all of the products available in our store to aid you in maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Please visit us and talk to our knowledgeable, friendly staff. If you don’t see it on the shelf, ask and it may be special ordered in for you. Discounts for whole-case orders are also available.
We also offer delivery of any of our products within the London area. Many of our products are (or will be) available for out-of-town delivery via UPS to CANADA ONLY. Keep checking our website for more product updates, as we look forward to serving you!
1016 Oxford St. E, London, ON, N5Y 3K7
Monday –Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
(June 18 – September 24):
9:00AM – 2:00PM
*all times are EST
Closed Canadian Statutory Holidays.