Hello! I’m Elaine …a Clinical Herbalist, Iridologist, detox specialist, traditional food lover & fermentation revivalist dedicated to helping others use traditional food as medicine to heal at the root cause.  My mission is to be a health detective for myself and others and evoke the natural healing process that our body innately has in order to wake-up & feel alive again!

I have a primal passion in helping others re-aquire traditional skills, to re-educate and inspire healthy living methods from the past into our fast-paced modern world.

Just like me, I want everyone to embrace the art of fermentation and healthy bacteria as our health promoting, food preserving and protective friends; to appreciate the magic that our microbiome has and the importance of incorporating natural probiotics into our daily routine! XO

Connect with me


Facebook:  @theherbalmama & Elaine Doucette

Instagram: @theherbalmama

Twitter: @theherbalmama

YouTube: theherbalmama 

Pinterest: theherbalmama


Formally trained and certified by the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies, I  received a Diploma in Plant Spirit Medicine (now called “Earth Medicine”).

My areas of focus in college were as follows:

-Herbal practicum with clinical work using Iridology and Biofeedback machine diagnostics, custom herbal formula blending at the apothecary in Earth’s Aromatique (Optimum Health Vitamins circa. 2008-2012)

-Aromatherapy practicum; steam distillation! Making essential oils, the best school ever! We made spruce oil & hydrosol, fireweed hydrosol, as well as spearmint oil & hydrosol collection on that too.

-Herbal & Aromatherapy thesis on women’s health and hormonal cycles with TCM biological poetry.

I currently offer fermentation & cleanse group events online and locally in Edmonton, AB, Canada.  Keep reading down below & find out how to stay in touch with me!

Ferment on,

Elaine Doucette Cl.H xoxox


To book a clinical consultation or e-mail me: or

contact Pure Health Naturally on 124 Street Edmonton for Iridology, Herbal, Nutrition & Detox support: 

Call: 780-488-7873 (PURE)




Go to the EVENTS page for the latest fermentation and detox events.

Email me to get on my newsletter list!  Soon I will have one of those super fancy pop-ups to sign up.. Sigh… email me please, I’m still just a country girl 😉

Get on the Pure Health Naturally e-mail list to get updates of my upcoming workshops too!


My industry alliances stand strong:

  • FES (Flower Essence Society) – Since 2007
  • WAPF (Weston A Price Foundation) – Since 2010
  • WISE (Waldorf Independent Society of Edmonton) – Since 2011
  • NHPPA (Natural Health Products Protection Association) – Since 2008
  • CCHC (Citizens for Choice in Health Care) – Secretary since 2011
  • Northern Star College Alumni – Grad ’08
  • Alberta Farmers’ Market Association – 2016

Blessings to all the herbal mamas’ of the world! Bringing unconditional love to the heart and hearth of every home, helping to inspire a neo-traditional revival of ritual feasting on earthy food-based medicines, together, with community, we are one.

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  1. Hello,

    I am wondering if you have another seminar on Dairy-Free Nut cheese, cultured salad dressings and vegan Caesar booked…I am unable to attend the November 3 at Optimum Health due to being out of the country and I am so sad to miss this one!! Please please tell me you have another one coming soon!!!

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  2. I just bought the Rainbow Salsa-Kraut at the Strathcona County Farmer’s Market in the Agora Center. I literally had to stop myself from eating the ENTIRE jar. It is savoury and tangy and all-around delicious!! Thank-you from a very satisfied customer.

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  3. Do you have products you sell out of Sherwood park besides Farmers Market? I am look foods that have been through fermentation; Kiefer, kimchi. I wouldn’t be interested in the course because I am so busy with work howevery I am really interested in purchasing those products. I have stomach issues all the time, I sometimes do even like to eat, I have been tested for every thing possible they come back with IBS which is so broad, to me if they can’t figure things out you are labeled under that category I hate to say.

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      Hello Brenda! We don’t currently have any other Sherwood Park days. If you are ever in Edmonton we can meet you on Whyte Ave. We can also arrange a delivery for a fee. Please email me your order. Check out the products page on this website for a product menu and prices. We only sell water kefir products, no milk. Thanks!

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      Hello Kerry! I used to sell at the Alberta Farmers’ Markets, but now mostly do workshops! I will put you on my email list to learn about new workshops in Edmonton and area!

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      Hello Sophie! I just planned out the rest of the Fall season and the rest of 2017… crazy eh? Mid-October I will include a cashew cheese workshop with the liver cleanse program and the beginning of November in my 8 Weeks to Gut Wellness course there will be a focus of properly soaking nuts and other foods to make dairy free goodness… I literally don’t know what I would do without cashew cheese in my life xoxo

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