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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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4 Ingredient Mini Pancake Cereal with Pink Power

June 23, 2020

Mini pancake cereal looks super cute, right? I saw mini pancakes from TikTok and Instagram and thought, “I bet I can healthify that recipe!”. And, rose-coloured mini pancakes are even more awesome! Plus, the soft pink colour in these little pancake bites is functional – it adds extra energy to start the day, thanks to Red Beet Crystals! Now, for the most part I aim to eat most of my carbs to fuel some kind of activity, since I want…

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Flora Product Insights: Shelf-Stable Probiotics

June 16, 2020

Shelf-stable probiotics offer the promise of digestive and immune support on-the-go. As their name implies, shelf-stable probiotics are stable outside of the refrigerator, making them ideal to include in your future travel plans. Flora’s line consists of Women’s Care, Complete Care and Travel Care. What’s special about them that makes them shelf-stable though?  The first aspect is that the probiotic strains themselves are more resilient at room temperature than many refrigerated probiotic strains. Next, Flora adds a higher overage amount…

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The Sleep-Stress-Immunity Connection

June 11, 2020

Clearly, these are WEIRD times. Times of shifts and changes. Yet, even if we cannot connect to things that make us feel normal, we can look to connect to the things that give us hope, make us feel calm, peaceful, and directed towards goodness. So, let’s attempt to get centered, take a breath, and shake it out, shall we? We can all agree that our ability to chill out, as a society, has room for improvement. By and large, people…

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Your Omega-3 Index

June 9, 2020

Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA have been linked to brain health, cardiovascular health, eye health, and joint health.* Having enough DHA and EPA in cell membranes means improved blood flow, reduced inflammation, and lower blood triglyceride levels. Higher DHA/EPA levels correlate with reduced risk of coronary heart disease(CHD).* By now most people are well aware they need some omega-3s in their diet. How do we know if we are getting enough though? The Omega-3 Index The omega-3 index…

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Biological Aging –How Your Body can be Younger than Your Years and 3 Things to Try!

June 2, 2020

Aging happens We age, like it or not. I’m in a social group curious about aging. Members share advice, laugh, compare, and commiserate. Many embrace getting chronologically older, but none wish to speed the physical aging process, or know what to expect from it. Understanding Aging Bio-gerontologists study aging professionally, finding techniques to influence aging. They integrate fields like biology, math, and genetics1 to develop longevity hacks. Science shows that the number of years you have been here are just…

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The Link Between Cardio, Respiratory and Immune Health

May 26, 2020

In these pandemic times, there’s been a massive upswing in people’s interest in exercise to support their immune, cardio and respiratory health. With gyms being closed in most areas over the past few months, it’s no wonder that online sales of things like weight training equipment and bicycles have skyrocketed. There’s also been a very noticeable increase in people jogging –and what’s not to like? It’s free, outdoors, accessible and reduces your stress while improving numerous measures of health. There…

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World Bee Day

May 18, 2020

In 2016, Slovenia proposed the idea of a World Bee Day to the United Nations. Slovenia has a long history of beekeeping and the highest per capita number of beekeepers in the world. They’ve long understood the important role these key pollinators have in our eco-system. As a result, in 2018, May 20th was declared the official World Bee Day for each year going forward. It’s estimated that up to 75% of our crops depend on pollinators for reproduction and…

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The Dynamic Dialogue between Probiotics and our Immune System

May 12, 2020

Most people are familiar with probiotics as “good bacteria” that support a healthy digestive tract. One area that’s gaining more awareness is how they also play important roles in supporting our immune health too. From birth, the microbiome, the community of microbes in our digestive tract, starts to develop and it communicates with our immune system, helping it grow and develop as we do. Some of this communication is local, with immune cells and nodes in our intestinal lining, but…

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Herbal Wisdom and the 8 Great Herbs in Flor∙Essence®

April 28, 2020

Flor∙Essence® is made from eight herbs rooted in North American traditional herbal medicine. This unique herbal beverage gently supports the health and cleansing of the whole body. The origin of the Flor∙Essence® formula dates to 1922, and a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse. Rene was given the names of these eight different herbs by a woman she met in a hospital, who had originally been given them at the turn of that century by a helpful Ojibwa medicine man. Flor∙Essence®…

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Nootropic Supplements for Brain Health

April 21, 2020

The word ‘nootropic’ combines two ancient Greek words for ‘mind’ and ‘turning’ to refer to supplements and nutrients that support cognitive health – especially for memory, focus, and creativity. DHA-EPA DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids are best known as the key ingredients in fish oil, but there are also vegan, algae-sourced options on the market. Besides supporting cardiovascular health, they also play key roles in brain health. A 2015 meta-analysis of 28 studies looking at the effects of DHA…

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