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Truro’s Ohealthy Market has a new owner

Daniel Vanderlans, seen here, and his father John are taking over Ohealthy Market from departing owner Kim Langille.
Daniel Vanderlans, seen here, and his father John are taking over Ohealthy Market from departing owner Kim Langille. - Fram Dinshaw
TRURO, N.S. —

Ohealthy Market has two new owners with a vision of using nutrition to improve mental health.
Daniel Vanderlans and his father John took over the store at 805 Prince St. from outgoing owner Kim Langille in late April and have hired a new registered nutrition consultant to join their staff.
“My father is very health-conscious as am I, and based on my personal experience with physical and mental health and my profession as a registered counselling therapist, I became very interested in the mental health component of nutrition,” Vanderlans said.
Vanderlans, 42, lives with bipolar disorder and has experienced mood swings, anxiety and depression.
He said this led him to recognize the importance of a holistic approach to mental health, including both conventional medicines and the natural remedies found on Ohealthy’s shelves.
The store is also reintroducing vegan, vegetarian and ketogenic diet lunches, as well as offering a range of smoothies. Vitamin supplements and locally-grown organic foods will be sold, too.
“We’re excited to breathe a new life into it,” said Vanderlans. “We’re very much local, local, local.”
Langille, 58, is choosing to step away after owning Ohealthy Market for 20 years. She is moving to Tatamagouche and wants a slower pace of life in her “twilight years.”
“I feel that youth coming into the business is a way to take the store to the next level for the next 20 years,” said Langille. 
For more information on Ohealthy Market, visit the store’s Facebook page.
 

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