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To Support Your Emotional Wellness, Turn to Plants*

To Support Your Emotional Wellness, Turn to Plants*
Back in June, I wrote about the connection between sleep, immunity and stress. There are clear connections between stress, the quality and quantity of our sleep, and the ability of our immune system to respond in just the right way when we need it to, and not more than that. There are many other common symptoms of stress that I want to talk about today. How do we recognize stress? What are the symptoms? Often our emotions feel negative or extreme. ...

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Let’s Talk About Periods

Let’s Talk About Periods
It wasn’t too long ago that mentioning the word “period” could clear a room in ten seconds flat. Luckily, we’ve come a long way in a few decades. And yet, there’s still stigma around menstruation. Which is kinda ridiculous, considering it’s a totally natural process that happens to half the population and is essential for the continuance of the human race. So let’s bust those tabooed doors open and talk about periods! Women have a lot of periods. O...

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Red Beet Swirls Smoothie

Red Beet Swirls Smoothie
ngredients 1 tbsp Flora Red Beet Crystals 1 cup frozen strawberries ½ cup spinach or kale ¼ cup cashews, soaked for 2-3 hours ¼ cup plain yogurt ½ cup plant based milk or water Instructions Blend all ingredients on high until smooth about 2 minutes. Divide among two cups. To create this swirl, first spoon 4-6 pea-sized dots of yogurt on top of the smoothie. Take the sharp edge of a knife and run it through the dots, swirling them around. Nex...

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Flora Red Beet Crystals: The Beet Goes On

Flora Red Beet Crystals: The Beet Goes On
Flora Red Beet Crystals are a nutritious, energizing superfood that help to boost nitric oxide levels in the body. This naturally sweet tasting, instantly soluble product is a pure concentrate that is carefully obtained from the juice of freshly harvested, organic beet roots. The beets come from organic farms in Europe and are fresh pressed using hydraulic presses soon after harvesting. Next, the juice is vacuum dehydrated without the use of heat o...

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Immune Health Begins in the Gut

Immune Health Begins in the Gut
You know how important a healthy immune system is to keeping you well. But have you ever wondered exactly where your immune systems is? If you know a bit about physiology, you might answer the spleen, the lymph glands, or the bone marrow. All these answers are right. But the motherlode of the immune system is in your gut. Wait, did you say my gut? Yep, that’s right. Your GI tract houses up to 80 percent of your immune cells. It’s their main base of...

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse

Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse
What makes a food appropriate for Valentine’s day (also known in Latin America as the day of love and friendship)? It makes sense to me that foods known as aphrodisiacs or which promote the production of oxytocin, our bonding hormone, would be a good start. Dubbed “the love hormone”, many of us are currently depleted in oxytocin, which is produced when we experience positive social interactions and pleasant physical touch. (While the recipe makes e...

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From Seventeen to One Hundred Pounds

From Seventeen to One Hundred Pounds
Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Thank you for joining us over the past 6 months as we followed Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend...

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Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle

Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle
Ingredients 3 tbsp yogurt 1 tbsp Flora Elderberry Apple Cider Vinegar Drink 2 tsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp Sambu Guard Elderberry Crystals 1/2 tsp sea salt Few cracks fresh pepper Instructions Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly incorporated. Serve chilled over salad. Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition is a nutritionist and lover of food from around the world. She’s passionate about making healthy, home cooked food accessible and...

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Is It Too Late to Take Elderberry?

Is It Too Late to Take Elderberry?
If you’re thinking spring, we get it. We are, too. But while we’re not going to yank that seed catalog out of your hands or tell you to stop browsing swimsuits online, we do want to put in a quick word for elderberry. “Wait, isn’t it a little late for elderberry?” you may be wondering. Nope! People tend to think about immune challenges in the fall when the cold weather sets in. That’s when they stock up on tissues, lozenges, and their favorite trie...

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Elderberry Baked Pears

Elderberry Baked Pears
This delicious and elegant plant-based dessert infused with the goodness of organic, antioxidant rich elderberries and pears, this healthy dessert recipe will have you surprised at how easy it is to prepare. Delicious Mānuka Honey adds a boost of antimicrobial action while lending a hint of sweetness. Recipe & images: onbetterliving.com  Ingredients Ingredients for the Pears4 pears just ripe3 tbsp. brown sugar2/3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats1/...

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Immune·Essence™: Focus on Turkey Tail Mushroom

Immune·Essence™: Focus on Turkey Tail Mushroom
Immune·Essence™ is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turkey tail mushroom. Trametes versicolor means ‘of many colors’; its fan shape and colors resemble wild turkey tail colors. Turkey tail mushrooms can be found growing on tr...

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A Cleanse-Supporting Recipe: Herbal Sun Water

A Cleanse-Supporting Recipe: Herbal Sun Water
We’re often asked: what should we eat while doing a cleanse? Cleansing and detoxifying is an energy and nutrient intensive process. This is why we recommend you eat well and eat wisely when doing a cleanse. If you’ve kicked off the New Year with a cleanse or have committed to using Flor•Essence® regularly to support your overall health, it is important to include plenty of water throughout the day. The herbs in Flor•Essence® have diuretic properti...

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