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An Opportunity to Write Your Future!

An Opportunity to Write Your Future!
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” - Edith Lovejoy Pierce It’s the dawning of a new year. Another year has come and gone…I don’t know how many of you are in the same boat as me this time of the year, pondering what my new year’s resolution(s) should be. This year, I decided to do something different and I ask you all to jo...

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Are you still eating toxic oils?

Are you still eating toxic oils?
By: Dr. Udo Erasmus Unlike other essential nutrients–minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids, which are relatively stable–essential omega-3 and -6 (poly-unsaturated) fatty acids (EFAs) are our most sensitive and easily damaged nutrients. They’re called ‘essential’ specifically for being vital components of health—the only two components of fat that our body cannot make from other nutrients—and so must get directly from food. Even though their...

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Beauty and Brains: You Can Have It All!

By: Dr. Udo Erasmus If you’re moisturizing your skin from within, then chances are the omegas have already kicked in; only someone with a good head on their shoulders would optimize their essential fat intake for mind- and body-health first, knowing that beautiful, glowing skin is the natural side effect. The essential fats—omega-3s and -6s—a.k.a.essential fatty acids (EFAs)—are called “essential” specifically because they’re required for many ba...

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Tahoe Rim Trail FKT 2015

We're excited to welcome Flora Ambassador, Krissy Moehl, to our blog...travel along with her as she recaps her recent FKT attempt on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail is 170 miles of beautiful, single-track trail around Lake Tahoe in California. The trail is relatively new, only recently completed in the last 5 years. The entire west side of the lake utilizes the Pacific Crest Trail. At the southern point where the TRT starts utilizing the ...

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Adventures at the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon

Flora has had the privilege of sponsoring the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon for the last 4 years…stepping into the role of “title sponsor” for the 2014 and 2015 races. Some of you may know that Flora actively sponsors a team of 16 elite athletes at Oil the Machine, but they also actively support their employee’s athletic pursuits. The Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon is just one of many races that Flora employees have competed in this year. Besid...

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Back to School Naturally: The ABCs of Supplements

For parents, back-to-school season is a whirlwind of logistics—from getting the right school supplies to organizing carpools. For kids, it means swapping days spent outside in the sun for days inside the classroom. In a nutshell: Keeping the healthy momentum going as kids head back to school can seem daunting, with limited food options, six hours at a desk, rapidly cooling weather, and increasingly shorter days to contend with. But good news: it do...

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