Chuckanut 50k…a race near & dear to our hearts!

Since 2010, Flora has been a proud sponsor of the Chuckanut 50k…a race that has been around for 23 years. In 2000, Flora Ambassador, Krissy Moehl, participated in the Chuckanut 50k…running her first ultra. There is something about that first ultra that holds a special pace in one’s heart…so when race founders, Doug McKeever and Richard West “retired”, Krissy wanted to ensure that this special race continued and has been coordinating it ever since w...

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C’mon Gut Healthy with Flora’s New Line of Probiotics!

C’mon Gut Healthy with Flora’s New Line of Probiotics!
Probiotics...did you know 80% of our immunity comes from our gut? We have a symbiotic relationship (life-enhancing for both parties) with some bacteria and a parasitic (life-stealing) relationship with others. The correct ratio for health and wellness is considered to be about 85% good to 15% bad. Unfortunately, most people, especially with our Western lifestyle and poor nutritional habits, will not have this healthy ratio between beneficial & ...

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Magnesium in the Red?

Magnesium in the Red?
We’ve got two simple ways to up your Magnesium intake every day Magnesium is meant to be the fourth most abundant mineral element in the human body, yet many Americans’ diets do not consistently provide enough. Affecting more than 300 bodily enzymes, it helps with everything from energy production to the regulation of body functions. When levels dip into the red, it’s certainly worthy of some attention. What are some clues of a possible deficienc...

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Yeast: The Good, the Bad, & Keeping it All in Balance

The truth about yeast and Candida imbalance Do you remember your first? We’re talking about the first time you felt the vaginal itching, burning, and discomfort caused by an overgrowth of Candida yeast. You might have felt embarrassed, worried, irritated (physically and emotionally), or all of the above (and more). Candida is a naturally occurring yeast, and always present in small amounts. Unfortunately, when life happens and things get out of bal...

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Strawberry Beet Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Beet Smoothie Recipe
Make your loved one's heart beet this Valentine's Day! This Strawberry Beet Smoothie recipe is equal parts delicious and nutritious! Smoothies are a great way to incorporate omegas into your diet. <11> Udo’s Oil™ 3·6·9 Blend supplies omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs in a 2:1 ratio. It is a special formulation of natural, unrefined oils from fresh, certified organic flax, sunflower, sesame, and evening primrose seeds as well as oils from coconut, ric...

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Valentine's Day - Love the One You Are

Valentine's Day - Love the One You Are
This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love Others in your life may spoil you, and you may spend a reasonable amount of time happily reciprocating, but it’s sometimes easy to let self-care, a crucial element of wellness, fall by the wayside. Don't let this be the case this Valentine's Day! Thankfully, when it comes to self-care, a little goes a long way. Start small—consider starting a new morning self-care routine, focusing on your physical, e...

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Heart Health - Heart Over Matter

Heart Health - Heart Over Matter
It’s time to start thinking with our hearts When it comes to the way we think, we often focus on our heads. The problem is, our minds are shaped by our experiences and can sometimes be colored by hard-to-unlearn routines and bad habits, some of which can have deadly consequences. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, causing one in every fourth deaths in the United States each year, yet many of the things that contribu...

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Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions

Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions
Losing weight and feeling great? Dieters can feel as crummy as the cookies they aren’t eating. Why? Detox reactions are related to fat loss. Using diet to cleanse fat-soluble toxins may maintain our motivation and healthy weight loss. Yay! Toxins are either environmental (exogenous), or produced by the body (endogenous), and water soluble (hydrophilic) or fat soluble (lipophilic). We let go of water and water-soluble toxins more easily. Fat is so ...

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The Essence of Cleansing - Part 2

The Essence of Cleansing - Part 2
In part one of this two-part post, we took a look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how FlorEssence® tea can support this cleansing process. The herbs in Flor•Essence®, with their bitter and diuretic effects and promotion of healthy digestion and elimination, support these natural detoxification processes. Our kidneys and liver are very resilient and good at their job but sometimes, due to aging, chronic stress, poor diet, ...

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The Essence of Cleansing - Part 1

The Essence of Cleansing - Part 1
Happy New Year! It’s 2016 and many of us may be feeling a little sluggish after overindulging in the basic food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine, meat, and alcohol over the holidays. Let’s take a little look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how Flor•Essence® Tea can support this cleansing process. Our kidneys and liver are the two major organs that do the heavy lifting of cleansing wastes and toxins that we take in from foo...

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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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