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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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Family Featured Health

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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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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Education Family Health

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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Family Featured Recipes

Elderberry Lemonade

September 24, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition 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 approachable for everyone. She hosts workshops in her home town, Kelowna, sees clients and works as a recipe developer and food photographer.

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Family Featured Health

The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality

September 8, 2020

Probiotics, those microscopic, beneficial bacteria, continue to be one of the biggest trends in dietary supplements. Sometimes it seems they’re showing up everywhere: yogurt, drinks, bars, gums, sachets, capsules! Some of the best probiotic formulations are definitely the full potency, refrigerated capsules though. Flora’s refrigerated probiotic line contains a wide spectrum of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, with guaranteed potency at time of manufacture and the end of their shelf life. Probiotic yogurts and drinks and gums simply can’t match these when…

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Family Featured Health Lifestyle Recipes

Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast for Busy Mornings

August 25, 2020

If you have kids, an easy breakfast is a MUST for those busy mornings, n’est ce pas? But wait, as the kids head back to school, there are more nourishing and satisfying choices available than a bowl of cold cereal, and some, like this kid-tested recipe for overnight oats, are just as simple and easy! Nutrients that help support learning and calm nerves are important in the first meal of the day. Kids who eat a good breakfast have better…

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Education Family Featured Health Lifestyle

Back to School: Key Vitamins and Supplements for Focus and Immunity

August 18, 2020

Kids going back to school always comes with a mix of emotions. Some excitement, a pinch of anxiety, a sense of novelty, maybe a sigh of relief from parents. New subjects, fresh school supplies, new clothes, new people… 2020 is a little different though. A little extra. Some of that anxiety might be cranked up to 11. However you and your kids feel about returning to school this year and what you and your local plans are, good nutrition and…

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Family Health

Fatherhood & the Challenge of Time

October 24, 2019
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I’ve looked forward to being a dad for a long time. Even while I was still in college, I remember someone telling me I have a father spirit. That stuck with me, hoping that one day I would get to be a dad. I studied developmental psychology because I have always enjoyed understanding how a person grows and matures. My summer jobs were always in daycares because I like mentoring. Perfect transition into fatherhood, right? Not really! I realize now…

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Family Seasonal

Back to School Immune Health for Kids

September 3, 2019
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The September back-to-school period invokes a unique blend of feelings for both parents and children: excitement, anticipation, and butterflies, with novelty, planning, and growth all in the mix. More time indoors, crowded rooms of kids, and cooler weather can also present challenges to our immune systems though. The first two weeks back to school in September often involve a spike in colds/upper respiratory tract infections1. The infection rate can increase by six times the usual rate as germs spread. Back…

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