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Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

July 20, 2021
Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve you well:   Face...

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Do You Even Science, Bro?

July 15, 2021
Clinical Trials and Supplements Jokes aside, having research papers that support your dietary supplement’s health claims is a huge boon in most global markets. In many cases, it allows for product specific health claims that rise above generic ones. It gives extra confidence and reassurance to consumers that what they’re investing in for their health will actually work for them. There are many different kinds of research articles that might be whipped out in support of a product or ingredient...

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The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)

July 13, 2021
Today we separate the truth from the fiction when it comes to taking iron. You should come away clear about what you can do to improve your iron absorption. Why 7-11 (and not 411)? Because we will clear up 7 confusions and provide 11 solutions. When we find out we are low in iron, or someone that we care for is low in iron, we might start consulting Dr. Google, as one does. We might find interesting facts and theories,...

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Bone Health, Collagen and Mineralization

July 6, 2021
Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. But how many of...

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Featured Health Recipes

Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo’s

July 2, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Café Mocha Morning Smoothie Category Featured Health Recipes Serving Size 1 (cup) Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Notes * To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the...

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Supercharge your Summer with Gandalf Spirulina and Astaxanthin

June 29, 2021
One aspect of Flora’s product line has been the full embrace of all things algae. We were one of the first onto the market with our DHA Vegetarian Algae – a fish-free, sustainable source for this key omega-3 fatty acid. We continued this theme by joining forces with Gandalf products – a Canadian brand from the company VieSun, which has been around in the province of Quebec since 1994. Gandalf Spirulina™ and Astaxanthin represent more algae super foods - Arthrospira...

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Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

June 24, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Spicy Marinated Radish Salad Category Featured Health Recipes Serving Size 2-4 Prep Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Ingredients Marinade: ½ cup Flora Lemon Ginger ACV Shot ¼ cup Udo’s Omega 3.6.9 Oil Blend 3-4 cloves garlic 3 sprigs fresh thyme Salt and pepper, to taste _________________________ Salad: 1 bunch radishes, sliced ½ a fennel bulb, finely diced 1 jalapeno, sliced (seeds removed if you want to cut the spice level) Handful...

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This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

June 22, 2021
BIOHACKERS KNOW SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL UNDERSTAND There is a whole world of stuff going on in the body that lay folk do not talk much about. Like messenger molecules, which usually only comes up in conversation between biochemists and medical specialists, or occasionally devoted biohackers and athletes. That is such a shame because messenger molecules influence how the body runs stuff, which people really should understand because it affects them so much! MESSENGER MOLECULES HELP TO RUN THE BODY...

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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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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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