About Family Care Nutrition
Why go Natural and not pharmaceutical?
That was the exact question Dr Peter Ou ask himself 25 years ago when he moved to Canada from London England in 1995. It was at this point he decided to switch career paths into the Natural Health Industry after spending 15 year’s in the medical and drug research industry. It was time to start taking a preventative approach to health, rather than a reactionary one. This was the start of Nutralab Canada Corp and now brings the natural health industry Family Care Nutrition.
Before immigrating to Canada, Dr Ou worked as a research fellow in the National Poison Unit at Guy’s & St. Thomas’s Hospital (University of London). He was involved in many research projects that studied all cases of liver damage related to pharmaceutical products. This is where he developed his fundamental knowledge about drug benefits and the potential negative side effects. He soon learned that people need medicine to cure certain diseases, but the medicine may also bring possible significant side effects and toxicity to the body that can be very damaging to one’s health.
After his time at Guy’s & St. Thomas’s Hospital, he later moved to the University College London (UCL) where he began working on a natural compound of DL-alpha lipoic acid (ALP) and studied its therapeutic effects on Type 2 diabetes. Dr Ou and his research team discovered some of the initial findings regarding ALP antioxidant effects on free radicals related to Type 2 diabetes complication development. This would lead him to obtain his Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology from UCL.
Dr Ou discovered that:
Prevention is the best medicine, not drugs;
Prevention is the effective measure to our health and quality of life;
Prevention works well with many natural supplements and vitamins but cannot be done with drugs. Drugs are simply used as a reaction to a problem that already exists. With natural health supplements we can obtain many of the essential nutrients (mineral, amino acids and vitamin) that are essential to our health that we can’t otherwise get from our foods today.
Based on these strong beliefs and his vision for a healthier world, Dr Peter Ou made the switch from his academic career into the natural health & nutraceutical industry. At this point he founded the Honson Pharmaceutical Group that consists of Nutralab Canada Corp and many other conglomerates. He would now allow his academic expertise to play a key role in the development of many high-quality natural ingredients, formulas, and products. This has led to 25 years of contract manufacturing and brand development for many natural health products in Canada and around the world.
Behind Family Care Nutrition
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What We Do
Brands You Can Trust
Our pharmaceutical group is proudly in partnership with several industry leaders.
All health supplements offered by Family Care Nutrition are manufactured by the FCN affiliated Honson Pharmaceutical Group and more specially Nutralab Canada Corp. Founded in 1995 in Canada, Nutralab Canada Corp has over 25 years of experience in the natural and herbal vitamin ingredient supplies and custom manufacturing. The advanced in-house facilities used for product R&D have been recognized and granted by the Canadian Research Council.
Staffed with a number of life science PhD, Master, and nutritionists, all of the brand products are formulated and developed by our in-house professional teams. All the products are strictly tested under the specific guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), by our in-house analytical lab as well as third-party Labs. All products are also inspected by both Health Canada and US FDA. The brands associated with Family Care Nutrition are some of the foremost leaders in natural health products industry in Canada. Some of our many retail partners include; Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Loblaws, Nestle, Longos, and Metro.
The Power Of Science
Elvis Ali, BSc, RNCP, FIACA, DOMP
He sits on many Boards including The Editorial Board of Alive Magazine and a Board Member of the OBACM (Ontario Board of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine). Authored 17 books including; International Best Seller Tea Tree Oil Bible and most recently, The Little Book on Cancer and published dozens of articles on many topics and a paper on Occupational Stress among Canadian College Educators.
Elvis has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and lectured internationally. “You are not only what you eat, but what you think and combine on a physical, psychological, mental and spiritual level through eating well, exercising and enjoying life”. His mission is to educate the public and be a spokesperson for complementary health and wellness options and continued research in the field of herbal remedies, bringing safe and non-intrusive options into the public domain.
Flora Hay Wong B.Sc., ND Naturopathic Doctor
I graduated from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) with Doctor of Naturopathy, a program consists of 3 years of classroom training and 1 year of clinical experience. I also got to see patients at Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Brampton Civic Hospital under the supervision of licensed Naturopathic Doctors. Prior to studying at CCNM, I graduated from University of Waterloo with Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Biology and Psychology.
I am passionate about helping others in need and it always makes me happy when I hear returning patients telling me that they feel so much better. It’s amazing to see patients feeling at their best and I would love to be a part of that. I strongly believe that there is a place for preventative medicine and that more people need to know about that. Being a Naturopath, I am not just a doctor, I am also a companion on my patients’ health journeys. I’m here to listen to my patients; I’m here to educate my patients how to heal and how to prevent; I’m here to treat the roots instead of masking the symptoms. In my free time, I love to walk down the trails, take pictures of the nature and just enjoy every moment I can spend there (sometimes with my 2 little dogs too!).
Mahar Qteifan BCs, Nutrition and Food
Senior Scientist of Product Development
I received my Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition though I truly attribute most of my knowledge from former and current mentors who share a passion to innovate unprecedented supplements for our generations to come! Within my portfolio I have formulated and flavoured many Foods and NHP products specializing in Sport powder applications which can be found internationally and through mass market. These include Vegan/Whey proteins, Pre-workouts, Nootropics, Greens Powders, Amino Acids and much more!
A passion and major goal of mine currently is focusing on dopamine research to help families & millennials overcome anxiety and depression disorders. I believe intelligent and informed supplementation is the catalyst! The catalyst to engage in energetic exercise and calm guided meditation which will truly help those who seek! As a very avid swimmer, I can attest that some of my memorable sessions has been through the augmentation of intelligent supplementation.