About Alpha Health
About DME ®
Alpha’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is Fair Trade and is hand-pressed directly from fresh coconuts. The DME process uses a manually operated cold-pressing unit to produce raw oil from fresh coconuts in as little as two hours or less.
Since 2005, Alpha has focused on supplying superior nutritional products for health-conscious consumers. The result has been our line of award-winning products, which have received organic certifications from Canada Organic, as well as Fair Trade certifications. We are an industry leader in premium quality edible oils. For 10 years, Siegfried worked to popularize virgin coconut oil in Canada.
Though many other competing oils are now trying to cash in, our DME Coconut Oil remains the best on the market—without exception. Alpha’s line of unrefined, health-providing oils includes our Premium Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Red Palm Oil, MCT Oil, Camelina Oil, and Gourmet Salad Oil with omega-3. We also offer complementary products such as coconut sugar and flour, and nutrition books for a comprehensive nutritional lifestyle. Alpha will continue its legacy of innovation by researching and developing natural health products which conform to our high quality and ethical standards.
At Alpha Health, we are staunch proponents of self help, and self determination in health matters. This website is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. Nothing stated on this website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Alpha Health Products creates nutritious products for happy and healthy bodies. We provide good fats, from good sources. Ethically sourced, fairly traded, and organic whenever possible, so you can feel good about feeling good.
Alpha was founded by natural health pioneer Siegfried Gursche and his wife Christel in 1964, operating until 2005 as Teldon of Canada Ltd. Long regarded as the father of natural health in Canada, Siegfried has been deeply involved in all aspects of the industry and has always made the health of others his priority. While owning a small bookstore in Vancouver in the 1950s, Siegfried noticed that many of his customers could not access the herbal medicines and food supplements in the nutritional books they were reading. He resolved to find a way to import or manufacture those products himself. The result was Flora Distributors, now an international manufacturer and distributor of herbal products. During his time with Flora, Siegfried introduced many “firsts” into the Canadian health food industry, including European herbal tea blends, devil’s claw root, evening primrose, vegetal silica, and flaxseed. Through Teldon, he was also able to provide people with health equipment such as juicers and presses. Siegfried has also been extensively active in educating Canadians about natural, nutritional health. In 1975, he established Alive Publishing Group, through which he published the monthly Alive Canadian Journal of Health and Nutrition, the Alive Natural Health Guides series, the award-winning Encyclopedia of Natural Healing, and other important natural health books, some of which he authored. He retired from Alive in 2005 after thirty years. For his longstanding contributions to natural health industry, Siegfried was inducted into the Canadian Health Food Association Hall of Fame in 1997.