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3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School

July 10, 2019
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Most people take a multivitamin for the same reason: to fill in the gaps in their diet. That’s why we give our kids multis; while our diets aren’t perfect, theirs are worse. But did you know that giving your child a well-crafted multivitamin can offer concrete benefits too? Turns out, a daily multi helps your child in school in three important ways. A is for Attendance School can sometimes seem like a swap meet for the sniffles, especially in preschool…

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Family Lifestyle Seasonal

Ready to Hike? A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way

July 2, 2019
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The weather is warm, the earth is green again (finally!), and you can’t wait to get out into it. We know what you’re thinking: A hike will be perfect! You’ll be in the great outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family or some blessed solitude. If you’re a parent, you’ll pry your kids from their screens for a day and help them appreciate the glory of nature, and you’ll all get some exercise to boot (pun most definitely intended)….

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3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

June 28, 2019

A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even…

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Have a Healthy Father’s Day

June 13, 2019
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Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing…

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Family Seasonal

Spring into Spring Break

April 9, 2019
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If you’re like a lot of parents, the thought of spring break coming up fills you with a sort of dread. It’s not that you don’t love your kids—of course, you do!—but you also don’t want to be bombarded with “I’m bored! What should I do?” the entire week. Planning ahead is the answer. And since the weather doesn’t always cooperate in March and April, the smartest move is to plan indoor and outdoor activities to keep your kiddos busy….

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Family Health Recipes

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

April 4, 2019
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Start your day off right with a sweet and sunshiny smoothie. The Tropical Fruit Smoothie brings together bursts of bright fruit flavors with creamy yogurt and power-packed Gandalf / VieSun Spirulina™. It’s a delicious blend that’ll leave your whole family smiling. Yogurt brings protein and probiotics to the mix, while the addition of tropical fruit helps you load up on vitamin C, ideal to keep your immune system strong. Gandalf / VieSun Spirulina™ is the icing on the nutritional cake,…

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Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

January 15, 2019
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This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doorknob? It’s enough to make you want to retreat into your house with a bottle of sanitizer and stay inside until spring. Well, there is an alternative plan that might leave you and your family a little less stir-crazy. Elderberry!…

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Boost Your Kids’ Brain Health Today!

August 28, 2018

Your kids are constantly growing. Make sure your kids’ brains get what they need to keep them on their “A-game” and grow into their best, healthiest selves with Flora’s children’s line. Ensuring children hit all the nutritional marks can be challenging—understatement of the year!—mainly because the typical modern diet is composed of refined foods stripped of their nutrients. If it’s not hard enough to make sure your kids are getting the vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats they need to develop…

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Back to School! – Keep Your Kids on Their “A-Game”

August 21, 2018

It’s almost time for back to school! Keeping your kids healthy doesn’t just mean keeping them from schoolyard colds. It also means helping their bones and brains grow healthy and strong with Flora’s children’s health line. Ensuring children hit all the nutritional marks can be challenging. The typical modern diet is chock-full of processed, refined foods stripped of their nutrients— hardly ideal for growing minds and bodies. Add in busy schedules and picky eaters to all the other everyday challenges,…

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“My Tummy Hurts!” – Natural Remedies for Kids

June 28, 2018

You’ve had it happen: your child comes to you complaining about a tummy ache.  You want to turn their frown upside-down fast—ideally with a natural remedy—but it’s not always clear why they have digestive problems in the first place. So how do you fix it? The most common digestive issues are gas, bloating, and stomach pain. The most likely culprits are diet, stress, and an unhealthy gut. The great news is there are some proven natural home remedies that work…

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Third Trimester Symptoms During Pregnancy

May 19, 2018

You’re almost there, only a few months to go! You’ve made it through the nausea of the first trimester and, hopefully, you’ve had some relief recently…but now you’re heading into the final stretch and with it comes a new group of symptoms. Your baby is getting bigger every day. Although you might feel like your belly couldn’t possibly get any bigger. Your little one will grow from about 2.5 pounds to 6-9 pounds in just 12 short weeks! This fast…

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Five Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

May 12, 2018

It happened! You’ve got that positive pregnancy test in your hand and you’re about to embark on an amazing new journey. But it’s not always all rainbows and unicorns. You may be feeling constantly nauseated (the name “morning sickness” is off the mark a bit), exhausted, and constantly running to the bathroom. For some, pregnancy can be a very tough nine months. Whether this is your first, second, or sixth pregnancy, here are some tips to keep you and your…

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