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Flora Red Beet Crystals: The Beet Goes On

March 2, 2021

Flora Red Beet Crystals are a nutritious, energizing superfood that help to boost nitric oxide levels in the body. This naturally sweet tasting, instantly soluble product is a pure concentrate that is carefully obtained from the juice of freshly harvested, organic beet roots. The beets come from organic farms in Europe and are fresh pressed using hydraulic presses soon after harvesting. Next, the juice is vacuum dehydrated without the use of heat or freeze-drying, in order to best preserve the…

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What Causes Joint Problems in Pets

February 25, 2021

There is no doubt that we love our furry friends. Sometimes they just need a little extra TLC. Things like genetics, age, and if they have been spayed or neutered can play significant factors in their joint health. The difference between developmental and degenerative joint problems: Developmental joint problems are where there is improper development of the joint or ligament. These defects will cause the joint not to function correctly. Usually, this refers to genetic conditions such as hip or…

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Immune Health Begins in the Gut

February 23, 2021

You know how important a healthy immune system is to keeping you well. But have you ever wondered exactly where your immune systems is? If you know a bit about physiology, you might answer the spleen, the lymph glands, or the bone marrow. All these answers are right. But the motherlode of the immune system is in your gut. Wait, did you say my gut? Yep, that’s right. Your GI tract houses up to 80 percent of your immune cells….

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Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?

February 16, 2021

Honey could very possibly be the earliest sweetener known to humankind and it has endured as a medicine in healing traditions from Slovenia to India. Honey is a go-to folk remedy for dyspepsia and was widely used for preventing infection and healing wounds before modern antibiotics were discovered in bread mold (not nearly as delicious a source of antibacterial goodness!). Now, with antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, lay people and scientists are interested in knowing everything that honey can…

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Featured Holidays Recipes

Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse

February 11, 2021

What makes a food appropriate for Valentine’s day (also known in Latin America as the day of love and friendship)? It makes sense to me that foods known as aphrodisiacs or which promote the production of oxytocin, our bonding hormone, would be a good start. Dubbed “the love hormone”, many of us are currently depleted in oxytocin, which is produced when we experience positive social interactions and pleasant physical touch. (While the recipe makes enough for sharing, folks in isolation…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Glazed Donuts

February 9, 2021

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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From Seventeen to One Hundred Pounds

January 30, 2021

Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Thank you for joining us over the past 6 months as we followed Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend…

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Why and When to Give Your Dog Digestive Enzymes

January 23, 2021

The world of pet food is drastically conflicting, and there can be a lot of controversy about what to feed your dog, but no one talks enough about the process of how it’s made and how that can affect your pet. While the pet food processing industry must follow standards, those guidelines are sadly only met at a minimum with most foods. Our pets, dogs, and cats alike, naturally would get their digestive enzymes from their food. Even the fur…

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Featured Health Recipes

Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle

January 21, 2021

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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Is It Too Late to Take Elderberry?

January 19, 2021

You’re thinking spring, we get it. We are, too. But while we’re not going to yank that seed catalog out of your hands or tell you to stop browsing swimsuits online, we do want to put in a quick word for elderberry. “Wait, isn’t it a little late for elderberry?” you may be wondering. Nope! People tend to think about immune challenges in the fall when the cold weather sets in. That’s when they stock up on tissues, lozenges, and…

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Elderberry Baked Pears

January 18, 2021

This delicious and elegant plant-based dessert infused with the goodness of organic, antioxidant rich elderberries and pears, this healthy dessert recipe will have you surprised at how easy it is to prepare. Delicious Mānuka Honey adds a boost of antimicrobial action while lending a hint of sweetness. Recipe & images: onbetterliving.com

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