Harbourlife Holistic Remedies Mission Statement

Our Mission

 Before David was an holistic practitioner, he trained as a pharmacist . Faced with a need to find an answer outside of pharmaceutical solutions for his Mennonite clients, he was prompted to grow his understanding of health beyond medication, and conventional wisdom.

Now,  his wider scope provides insight for many, whose health has fallen into the black hole of a less-than-helpful shoulder shrug, or a "let's do more tests" strategy.To add strength , he has  a way with words to translate his understanding in a way that you will appreciate. regardless of your education or background.



 Listen, there’s nothing like a second opinion, no? And there’s a lot to be said for advice like ours on tap! Whether we visit you at your home or you come to the store and make an appointment, or simply dropping In , we can guarantee useful friendly information in bite sized pieces, that won’t twist your tongue or bend your ears.

231 King St Midland,  opposite Good Life Chiropractic

 Find out about our great services from home, too,  by

 calling us on 226 444 7474      ;

Health Consulting -  drug/nutrient review 

Indie Head Massage 

Ionic Foot Detox 

Hot Stone Massage 

Aromatherapy Massage 




Harbourlife Creams made in-house

Harbourlife Creams made in-house

Marijuana essential oils cannabis , CBD oil history ...forensic science
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Ethnobotanical Connection

Secret Human Plant Links

David's Early Interest 


 I acquired an interest in plant intelligence, growth and nurturing around the age of 16 when I came across a book in the house where I grew up in UK. 'the Secret Life of Plants' , I still have (and flick through from time to time)  Later on , I was given as a gift , a book about ethnobotany which I treasure. I became a pharmacist, yada yada, always , greatly influenced by these choice books . 

Ethnobotany is the science of the background and history of man's relationship with plants. The secret life of plants explored the extent to which plants exhibit intuitive life expression, and extrasensory definitive talent in detecting human emotions and other non-verbal communications. 

 I studied pharmacy in UK , and was inspired by my courses in pharmacognosy and phytochemistry to take things a step further. 

Pharmacognosy is the science of recognizing a plant's identity by it's macro (large ) characteristics as well as it's cellular (microscopic) features.




This quote sums it up for me..

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." Steve Jobs

   I haven't found it yet, though I feel I've done great work, and been a positive influence on those around me. 


 So I'm looking for an opportunity to meet me in the electronic isles of the cannabis industry. In the meantime , you can find me at Harbourlife  Holistic Remedies

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Plants and Ethnobotany

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Did you know that plants don't need to move to get everything they need , and they don't become overweight!

Most of us humans believe that plants produce drugs for us...I don't. I am confident that nature has created drugs in plants so that even in it's limited mobility, Plants can  access those drugs for their own survival. We have evolved alongside them and have found, by trial and error, that we species share similar illnesses , similar remedies. Imagine living in the rain-forrest  and not knowing which root would counter a snake venom?  There is magic and evolution at work in the same cauldron.!

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Imagine a plant. It has no legs, and it goes slowly, veeeeery slowly. But it's ALIVE!

And just because you can't talk to it, doesn't mean it can't talk! 

It has cells, just like us, and we even have about a tenth of the same genetic material as they do.

Marijuana, daffodils, grass, tulips, dandelions, we've a long way to go before we can get a grasp of how intelligent they all actually are.  

Perhaps they are inspired by living and , unlike humans, don't mind dying. Maybe not, though?

Did you know that plants will grow faster and become more healthy overall when having Beethoven's concertos playing in the background.

I have so MUCH to share with you. 

 As much as anything, plants survive by absorbing what they need. Sure , they're susceptible to sickness  and weather challenges  (perhaps  more do) even  malnutrition, but the way they choose to nourish is amazing don't "pig" out.  We need to listen a lot closer to what plants are doing to survive.

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