Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread
May 27, 2021
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Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread
Do Kids Need Omegas?
May 25, 2021
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Do Kids Need Omegas?
Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto
May 20, 2021
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Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto
Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin
May 18, 2021
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Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin
Getting the Most from Iron
May 11, 2021
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Getting the Most from Iron
Flora Quality Control and Ingredient Adulteration
April 29, 2021
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Flora Quality Control and Ingredient Adulteration
Family

Celebrate Fathers

June 17, 2021
It’s been a long year for everyone, and that goes for dads, too. Maybe the special dad in your life has been moonlighting as a second-grade math tutor between Zoom calls. Or perhaps he’s dropping by his grown kids’ house to do some home repairs while overwhelmed parents try to be parents and worker bees at the same time. It’s time to give all the dads some love on their special day!  What to get dear old Dad?  The answer...

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Family Fitness Health

Iron & Men’s Health

June 15, 2021
Iron is an essential mineral that supports everything from growth and development, cognitive health, cardiovascular health, energy and metabolism. It’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks mineral” because you don’t want too much and you don’t want too little – “just right” is what’s needed. Iron deficiency in men is not usually as common an issue as with women but a lot of times it flies under the radar as some men may not be as aware that they need...

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Family Featured Health Recipes

Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread

May 27, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread Category Family Featured Health Recipes Ingredients 1 1/2 cups raw hazelnuts 50 g dark chocolate (for vegan, use dairy-free chocolate) 1/2 cup Udo’s Oil Omega 3+6+9 Blend 2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk + more if necessary 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 tsp sea salt Instructions Roast hazelnuts by preheating an oven to 350 F and roasting on a baking tray for 10 minutes. Remove skins from the roasted hazelnuts....

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Do Kids Need Omegas?

May 25, 2021
Kids Need Omegas! Yes, spoiler alert, kids do need omegas. To fuel their optimal growth and function, they need omegas more than most adults do. For busy caregivers with no time to read the whole article, jump to the Summary. Omegas Help Brain and Body Function These special kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids include LA and AA (types of omega-6s), and ALA and DHA (types of omega-3s). These fatty acids combine to make fat molecules essential for neurological development and...

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Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto

May 20, 2021
Summoning springtime with a light and bright, nutrient and antioxidant rich breakfast. Having this delicious, sweet pesto on hand adds a huge pop of flavour to any breakfast. I love any excuse to up my greens and antioxidants, and this breakfast does just that. Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto Category Featured Health Recipes Serving Size ½ cup sweet pesto and 5 crepes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Ingredients _________________________ Ingredients...

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Beauty Featured Lifestyle

Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin

May 18, 2021
Do you remember when “face masks” were something you smeared on your face to soothe and soften it, not something you grab with your keys and wallet every time you leave the house? Let’s revisit those good old days, with a collection of DIY Mānuka honey-based skincare products. Honey is a popular ingredient for the skincare kind of face mask (the other kind not so much). But not all honey is the same. When bees in New Zealand sip the...

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Education Health Seasonal

Spirulina & Seasonal Allergies

May 13, 2021
If you’ve felt like your seasonal allergies are getting worse each year, or you’ve started reacting to pollen when you didn’t use to, you’re not imagining things and are not alone. 10-30% of people globally, including up to 50 million Americans experience seasonal allergies each year. Seasonal allergies involving tree, grass and weed pollen lead to itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, scratchy throat and, in the worst cases, asthma attacks. With allergies, the immune system overreacts to harmless pollen...

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Getting the Most from Iron

May 11, 2021
Many healthcare providers recommend taking an iron supplement if you’re low on this essential mineral. But unless you are diagnosed with anemia – the most severe stage of iron deficiency – you may not get much direction, or even a recommended dose from your doctor. Often people are not even sure if they should supplement, unless they are anemic, because they have heard that too much iron is dangerous. The results of living with a deficiency can be devastating –...

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Family Holidays

Celebrate Mothers

May 6, 2021
It’s May, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s been a long, strange year, and in many families, the person holding it all together has been Mom — whether she’s got little ones at home all day, every day or college kids who’ve flown back to the nest to attend school from their childhood bedrooms. Maybe a bouquet of roses or carnations isn’t gonna cut it this year. So, how can you honor the moms in your...

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Iron Needs During Pregnancy

May 4, 2021
Congratulations on your pregnancy! There are so many things you need now: maternity clothes, a car seat, diapers, new wallpaper for the nursery, a billion cute little onesies... Well, maybe some of those are wants and not needs. But there’s one thing you definitely need now more than ever, and it may not have crossed your mind while you’re all baby on the brain: iron! Why do you need more iron when pregnant? Pregnant women need a lot of iron....

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Flora Quality Control and Ingredient Adulteration

April 29, 2021

If you feel like you’ve been guest-starring in Groundhog Day: Pandemic Edition for the past year+ and the days, weeks and months are all starting to bleed together, you’re not alone. It’s never been a better time to take your health and well-being seriously. It is springtime though and the weather is gorgeous, so after a leisurely walk you find yourself standing in the supplements section of your favourite, local store. The colours, fonts, images and claims of the packaging…

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Featured Health Recipes

Emerald Spirulina Bites

April 27, 2021

Enriched by the elements and cultivated with care, Gandalf Organic Spirulina is a power-packed superfood and natural protein source. Rich in beta carotene, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, Spirulina has existed for more than three billion years. In fact, it’s one of the oldest living organisms on earth, and considered by some, to be nature’s original superfood. Holistic Nutritionist & Food Creative, Lindsay Young, developed Emerald Spirulina Bites, putting the long list of nutritional benefits of spirulina at your fingertips. This…

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