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An Athlete’s Take on Re-balance and De-stressing

September 17, 2020

By Jen Segger For over twenty years, I have been pushing myself to the limit in the endurance world. I’ve demanded a lot from my body – I’ve repeatedly asked it to carry me up mountains and through rain forests for days upon end, to bike across vast landscapes all over the world and to paddle remote waterways – so that I could explore outer islands and passages where very few get to go. I’ve raced at the elite level…

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Sleep and Cleansing

September 15, 2020

Not sleeping much as a badge of honor for productivity has lost a lot of its luster in our society in the past decade. Part of the reason is we’ve learned a lot more about just how bad it is for your health to be burning the candle at both ends. Insufficient sleep impairs immune function, increases inflammation, has adverse effects on insulin and blood sugar balance, increases stress hormones and blood pressure. Pretty much every measure of good health…

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The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality

September 8, 2020

Probiotics, those microscopic, beneficial bacteria, continue to be one of the biggest trends in dietary supplements. Sometimes it seems they’re showing up everywhere: yogurt, drinks, bars, gums, sachets, capsules! Some of the best probiotic formulations are definitely the full potency, refrigerated capsules though. Flora’s refrigerated probiotic line contains a wide spectrum of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, with guaranteed potency at time of manufacture and the end of their shelf life. Probiotic yogurts and drinks and gums simply can’t match these when…

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Family Featured Health Lifestyle Recipes

Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast for Busy Mornings

August 25, 2020

If you have kids, an easy breakfast is a MUST for those busy mornings, n’est ce pas? But wait, as the kids head back to school, there are more nourishing and satisfying choices available than a bowl of cold cereal, and some, like this kid-tested recipe for overnight oats, are just as simple and easy! Nutrients that help support learning and calm nerves are important in the first meal of the day. Kids who eat a good breakfast have better…

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Back to School: Key Vitamins and Supplements for Focus and Immunity

August 18, 2020

Kids going back to school always comes with a mix of emotions. Some excitement, a pinch of anxiety, a sense of novelty, maybe a sigh of relief from parents. New subjects, fresh school supplies, new clothes, new people… 2020 is a little different though. A little extra. Some of that anxiety might be cranked up to 11. However you and your kids feel about returning to school this year and what you and your local plans are, good nutrition and…

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Lemon Sunshine Salad Dressing

August 5, 2020

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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Health is Beauty

August 4, 2020

Your diet is written all over your face. Okay, that might sound extreme, but it’s actually quite true. Your genes do play an important role as well, but your skin tone, complexion, and the hydration of your skin are under your control. Plus, it has a lot more to do with what you put into your body than what you slather on your skin. You can spend $100s or even $1000s on the latest and greatest beauty products and skin…

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Floradix® Formula: A Focus on B Vitamins

July 28, 2020

Our Floradix and Floravit Iron products use a well-absorbed, water soluble iron compound called ferrous gluconate. The formulas also include B vitamins for energy and to support red blood cell production. You can find vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 (cyanocobalamin) in the liquid versions. The Floradix Iron tablets also contain vitamin B3 (niacin) and folic acid. B vitamins help convert food macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) into energy. Additionally, folic acid, B6 and B12 are needed…

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Dueling Keto Gazpachos

July 21, 2020

Gazpacho is a refreshing and cleansing no-cook soup fabulous for hot summer days. Originally back in the Iberian Peninsulait was made with a mortar and pestle, and sometimes included bread! However,modern gazpacho is easily made bread-free and low-carb. And, it can be prepared quickly,using only a blender! Here are two vegan-and keto-friendly versions of gazpacho, a lively and a calm version, to suit your mood. Red gazpacho, with its tomato, raw onion and vinegar combination can be high in acidity…

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Flora’s Essence line: the health-giving power of herbs

July 14, 2020

Plants are our natural allies in health. Flora’s Essence line concentrates the health-giving power of herbs into convenient tea concentrates that gently support the cardiovascular, respiratory, detoxification, nervous, and urinary systems. Herbs are individually extracted to help retain active ingredients and roots are decocted separately. With a more concentrated dose, you can take several tablespoons of our herbal tonics instead of brewing several cups on your own. Fora’s Essence line includes the following products: Flor-Essence for detox & cleansing.* Respir-Essence…

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Low Iron can be Stubborn!

July 7, 2020

It’s happening all over again. You’re feeling bone-dragging tired, you feel out of breath after running up a few stairs, and there’s so much more hair in the drain. You’ve seen the signs before, and your doctor confirms it – your iron is low. Iron is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, and it will affect 1 in 3 menstruating women. This common deficiency is literally sucking the energy out of a huge percentage of people every day….

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Calcium and Magnesium –Who Needs Them?

June 30, 2020

Lots of articles extoll the virtues of calcium and magnesium and tell you where to get them. Today we dive into what can cause a lack of calcium and/or magnesium, and why it can be hard to keep these minerals in our bodies. Who Might Benefit from Getting More Calcium and Magnesium? Folks who … crave sugar experience a lot of stress and need to relax have allergies exercise strenuously have high blood pressure (especially in pregnancy) feel nervous, sensitive…

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