The couple moved here because while they were working at the Chino Valley Bible Sabbath Church, they wanted a side job. Morgan believes there is nothing better than helping people by addressing health issues. So, they opened Healthy Essentials, which is not only focused on health food, but also provides health assessments and lifestyle coaching. Health seminars are also being planned.
The Polskys have joined the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce and want the community to know Healthy Essentials as a place they can come to for quality healthy food.
As the new company is building its inventory, it already offers a variety of seeds and nuts along with organic apricots, dates and figs, dried cherries and pineapple. Healthy Essentials provides plant-based, unprocessed herbs and vitamins. Beauty products are also offered.
Gluten-free selections include almond and oat flour. The gluten-free pasta and chips are customer favorites.
“We can order what we don’t have and we can stock what people ask for,” he said.
In March, Healthy Essentials will get a peanut butter grinding machine so customers can make their own peanut butter.
The Polskys served a mission in Brazil for two-and-a-half years before the church called them back home. They felt another calling as well. “There was no place in Chino Valley to food shop except for Safeway, so we wanted to start something here,” he said.
Morgan emphasizes the individual attention that customers get at Healthy Essentials. “You’re not just a number like you are in a big box store,” he said. “We blend health with lifestyle assessments so we can be a blessing to the community. Any sale is a blessing and we value each customer. We want to help people with their health; we’re not just here to profit.”
Morgan worked in a health food store in Hawaii in 1995 and has been studying health since that job started him on his personal journey of healthy living. One of the products he sold was Hawaiian honey, and he continues to carry the brand.
Morgan’s believes less processing for food and vitamins is better. He also maintains that good health can make people more spiritual. “The best way to get to someone’s heart is through their health. They realize that you care about their spirituality, too. They realize you’re there to help,” he said.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Morgan graduated from Arizona State University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communications and went on to work in print advertising. He has traveled throughout the United States and Italy, Brazil, Philippines, Fiji and Australia for his missionary work. QCBN
By Stan Bindell, QCBN
For more information, call 928-255-4474 or email email@example.com Healthy Essentials is also on Instagram and Facebook.
Photo by Stan Bindell: Morgan Polsky believes good health can make people more spiritual. He and his wife, Elaine, opened Healthy Essentials to provide the community with more non-processed and gluten-free food and vitamin options.