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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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Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root

January 14, 2021

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric (Canada) aka Immune·Essence™ (USA) is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turmeric and burdock root ingredients. All in all, there’s more than 8 grams of herbs in each daily dose of the formula. Turmeric powder comes…

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Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turkey Tail Mushroom

January 12, 2021

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turkey tail mushroom. Trametes versicolor means ‘of many colors’; its fan shape and colors resemble wild turkey tail colors. Turkey tail mushrooms can be found growing on tree trunks…

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A Cleanse-Supporting Recipe: Herbal Sun Water

January 7, 2021

We’re often asked: what should we eat while doing a cleanse? Cleansing and detoxifying is an energy and nutrient intensive process. This is why we recommend you eat well and eat wisely when doing a cleanse. If you’ve kicked off the New Year with a cleanse or have committed to using Flor•Essence® regularly to support your overall health, it is important to include plenty of water throughout the day. The herbs in Flor•Essence® have diuretic properties so that you will…

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Festive Sweet & Salty Buckwheat Porridge

December 31, 2020

This warming and spiced breakfast comes together with three separate components: a hearty and nutrient dense porridge, perfectly caramelized pears cooked in a sweet and salty honey mixture, and finally, quick-toasted buckwheat with coconut and hemp hearts for a really satisfying crunch. It may sound like a lot to prepare, but it all comes together in under 30 minutes, and with the leftover toasted buckwheat, you’ll be topping breakfasts with it for days to come. Lindsay Young is a registered holistic…

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Featured Pet Care

In Search of Winter

December 22, 2020

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. Join us as we follow Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics over the next 6 months. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend to your family…

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Featured Health Seasonal

Flora Supplement Calendar – Winter

December 19, 2020

We hope you’ve been enjoying our seasonal Flora Supplement Calendar and associated posts throughout the year. We’ve arrived at our final installment of these seasonal posts for 2020 with winter on our doorsteps. This the time for slowing down, reflecting on the year behind us, going into hibernation-mode, of ‘hygge’ (a Danish and Norwegian word describing the mood and feeling of comfort, coziness and conviviality that many try to cultivate in the winter months of the northern hemisphere), of warming,…

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Featured Holidays Recipes Seasonal

Festive Fruitcake with Carrots, Parsnips and Apple Cider Vinegar

December 17, 2020

A deliciously spiced tender and tasty fruitcake Like classic fruitcake, this recipe calls for nuts and dried cherries, but incorporating vegetables gives this cake a moist texture halfway to carrot cake. It has ginger, vanilla, almond and cinnamon for flavour and a festive aroma. The layers of orange (from both juice and zest) and tart fresh cranberry give the cake some bright acidity, as does the apple cider vinegar drink. Historically, adding vinegar to cakes was a useful trick that…

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