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Finding a Way in the Winter

December 10, 2019
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Well, it’s that time of year where it starts to get dark at 5 pm, it’s COLD in the morning, and our motivation to exercise starts to wane. It’s tough, I get it—finding a way to fit in some “me” time and exercise takes a bit of planning this time of year, but we all have to face it. Sometimes, once you’re out the door, it can make all the difference in your day. Here are a couple of ways to…

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Your Pet’s Joint and Ligament Health

December 3, 2019
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I’ve seen firsthand how a beloved pet’s mobility and enjoyment of life is impacted by ligament tears. As dogs age and signs of degenerative joint and ligament ‘wear and tear’ from an active life start to appear, they start doing less and have more difficulty with basic daily activities. Because dogs can’t communicate with language how they are feeling and often have high pain thresholds, we have to watch for early signs of joint and ligament issues. Certain breeds of…

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The Art of Holiday Eating

November 26, 2019
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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where overeating is so accepted as the norm, it’s been elevated to meme-worthy status. But as you prepare to regret nothing while kayaking down rivers of mashed potatoes and gravy, your pancreas would first like a word. Normally, the pancreas secretes proteases, lipase and amylase to help digest protein, fats and starches. If it doesn’t produce enough, diarrhea, cramping, malabsorption of nutrients and gas/bloating can arise. The problem with indulging and overeating enjoying large…

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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

November 13, 2019
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Pumpkins are one of the most iconic symbols of cooler weather, and of holiday gatherings in North America. Pumpkin pie is one of my favourite desserts and considerably healthy, too, so I will happily make something a bit unexpected with the same flavour and health benefits but none of the gluten. This ice cream has all the flavour and creaminess of pumpkin pie, can be made ahead, requires no baking, and is gluten-free. Using real pumpkin and the best quality…

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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

November 12, 2019
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Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behind their passion for the sport. As you might guess, running…

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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip

November 5, 2019
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This is a tasty, healthy, no-stress recipe to serve when people come over. The variety of tastes makes it a hit and will intrigue the palate to keep you coming back for more! It is so low-stress, it is more a loose suggestion than a recipe: Combine ingredients with pleasing flavors in proportions that suit you, top with flax oil, and serve. I recommend scooping it up with chunks of bread. Pick a loaf that is crusty on the outside…

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Manuka Honey & How to Use It

October 22, 2019
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How to Choose, Eat, and Use Manuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of mānuka tree blossoms. Let’s find out how to eat it! The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Manuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of mānuka honey is…

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“Fall” into a New Cleanse Routine

September 24, 2019
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Summer 2019, at least in the northern hemisphere, is in the rearview mirror and autumn leaves are beginning to fall. As the seasons change, now is the perfect time for a cleanse and digestive tune-up before heading into the season of food temptation: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In early fall, our brain begins to signal some hormonal changes. Insulin resistance increases slightly. Our bodies begin to store a little more fat. Millions of years of mammalian evolution are behind this…

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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

September 17, 2019
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Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an elderberry kefir drink In a…

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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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