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All Things Elderberry

November 24, 2020

If you’ve noticed that elderberry is suddenly everywhere, you’re not imagining it. This herbal superhero is popping up all over store shelves and social media feeds. Last year, it was the third best-selling herbal supplement in the United States — with good reason. This stuff works! But how much do you know about this intriguing plant? We’re here to spill the beans about the history, fun facts, and science around elderberry. Elderberry History and Folklore Cultural beliefs around an herb…

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Mental Fatigue

November 20, 2020

Mental Fatigue by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Mario Mendoza I’m grateful with how the year has gone. My family has stayed healthy, I was able to set two treadmill world records earlier in the year, and jump into an actual race recently. I have always been a very positive person, even during difficult times. This year with a pandemic started out no differently. We can do this, we can get through this together, there is a light at the end of…

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Featured Health

Building Cellular Immunity with Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric

November 17, 2020

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. Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom prized for its immunomodulating effects. Polysaccharides  and polyphenols in turkey tail support immune health by stimulating a variety of immune cells from within the innate and adaptive immune system.* Turkey Tail also has…

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Featured Health Holidays Uncategorized

Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend

November 10, 2020

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about digestion until it’s giving you trouble. Frequently, the cause of indigestion is overeating, like when you’re immobilized on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, wondering why you had three servings of mashed potatoes. (Hint: maybe don’t do that.) But sometimes it’s not foods that cause indigestion. Sometimes, the problem is more systemic. Before we get into that, it helps to consider how your body digests food. Meet the Digestive Enzymes…

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Featured Fitness Health

Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic

November 6, 2020

Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Patrick Reagan During the 2020 year, my family has spent a great deal of time at home much like the rest of humanity. This year has been overwhelming and at times frustrating with the state of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Living in isolation from others and hardly ever leaving home was a difficult transition from my usual travels throughout the world as a professional athlete. Earlier in the…

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Featured Health Holidays Travel

Travel Care Probiotic: A Holiday Travel Essential

November 3, 2020

The holidays are just around the corner, and in a normal year, that means travel for loads of people. Of course, this year is different, as the pandemic has put a kink in the travel plans of many a family. In fact, a new report says 21 percent of those who would normally travel for the holidays are planning on staying put this year. But 39 percent are still making the trip.[1] If this is your first long-distance trip in…

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Featured Health Recipes Seasonal

Herbal Peach and ACV Iced Tea

October 22, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 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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Education Featured Health

Does Iron Give You Energy

October 20, 2020

A Simple Fix for Fall Fatigue There are plenty of reasons to love fall. The colors are beautiful, the brisk weather is invigorating, and those warm sweaters are finally coming out of hiding. Typically, it’s a time to reset, especially if you have kids heading back to school. But if you’re not feeling fall the way you usually do, you’re not alone. It’s different this year. Feeling Spent? Maybe you’re still working from home, living alone, and feeling isolated from…

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Pumpkin seed oil, a safe, food-based way to promote prostate health

October 6, 2020

Pumpkins and mustaches are both important symbols of fall. Pumpkins are of course essential for Thanksgiving and Halloween, while mustaches are iconic for men’s health issues that get recognized every fall. Growing a mustache for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September through to Movember is a lighthearted annual tradition that increases awareness of serious issues affecting men, like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide, while raising money for prostate cancer research. In an interesting twist, pumpkins could themselves become recognized…

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Featured Health Recipes

Make-Ahead Smoothie Cubes

October 2, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition 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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Featured Health Uncategorized

Why Whole Food Sourced Vitamin C is the Best Source

September 29, 2020

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that many plants and animals can manufacture from their own glucose stores. Unfortunately for us humans, we’re not one of the mammals that comes with our own built in vitamin C factories. That means we need to ensure we’re getting enough from our diet. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects bodily tissues from oxidative damage. It is also involved in several important enzymatic reactions, including the creation of collagen in connective tissue. This…

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Family Featured Health

Immunity – It Works A Lot Like Teamwork

September 22, 2020

Moving Forward, Working Together, and Raising the Bar This fall, we are all pretty much moving on with our lives, although if we’re honest, some of us may feel like survivors from a movie where an asteroid has hit the planet. The events of this year have impacted some more than others, and I hope humans can pull together like a team to support one another. Most of us want to get on with things, but we wish to feel…

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