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6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

July 8, 2021

6 NUTRIENTS TO HELP KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG AND HEALTHY Did you know that all of our bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete, and inch for inch stronger than steel? Reaching peak bone density at around age 30, our bone strength can start to decline as we head toward middle-age. But keeping our bones strong and healthy is important no matter how old we are.  In the United States alone, it’s estimated that about 8 million women…

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Bone Health, Collagen and Mineralization

July 6, 2021
Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. But how many of...

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Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo’s

July 2, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Café Mocha Morning Smoothie Category Featured Health Recipes Serving Size 1 (cup) Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Notes * To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the...

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Supercharge your Summer with Gandalf Spirulina and Astaxanthin

June 29, 2021
One aspect of Flora’s product line has been the full embrace of all things algae. We were one of the first onto the market with our DHA Vegetarian Algae – a fish-free, sustainable source for this key omega-3 fatty acid. We continued this theme by joining forces with Gandalf products – a Canadian brand from the company VieSun, which has been around in the province of Quebec since 1994. Gandalf Spirulina™ and Astaxanthin represent more algae super foods - Arthrospira...

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Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

June 24, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Spicy Marinated Radish Salad Category Featured Health Recipes Serving Size 2-4 Prep Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Ingredients Marinade: ½ cup Flora Lemon Ginger ACV Shot ¼ cup Udo’s Omega 3.6.9 Oil Blend 3-4 cloves garlic 3 sprigs fresh thyme Salt and pepper, to taste _________________________ Salad: 1 bunch radishes, sliced ½ a fennel bulb, finely diced 1 jalapeno, sliced (seeds removed if you want to cut the spice level) Handful...

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This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

June 22, 2021
BIOHACKERS KNOW SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL UNDERSTAND There is a whole world of stuff going on in the body that lay folk do not talk much about. Like messenger molecules, which usually only comes up in conversation between biochemists and medical specialists, or occasionally devoted biohackers and athletes. That is such a shame because messenger molecules influence how the body runs stuff, which people really should understand because it affects them so much! MESSENGER MOLECULES HELP TO RUN THE BODY...

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Iron & Men’s Health

June 15, 2021
Iron is an essential mineral that supports everything from growth and development, cognitive health, cardiovascular health, energy and metabolism. It’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks mineral” because you don’t want too much and you don’t want too little – “just right” is what’s needed. Iron deficiency in men is not usually as common an issue as with women but a lot of times it flies under the radar as some men may not be as aware that they need...

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Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread

May 27, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread Category Family Featured Health Recipes Ingredients 1 1/2 cups raw hazelnuts 50 g dark chocolate (for vegan, use dairy-free chocolate) 1/2 cup Udo’s Oil Omega 3+6+9 Blend 2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk + more if necessary 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 tsp sea salt Instructions Roast hazelnuts by preheating an oven to 350 F and roasting on a baking tray for 10 minutes. Remove skins from the roasted hazelnuts....

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Do Kids Need Omegas?

May 25, 2021
Kids Need Omegas! Yes, spoiler alert, kids do need omegas. To fuel their optimal growth and function, they need omegas more than most adults do. For busy caregivers with no time to read the whole article, jump to the Summary. Omegas Help Brain and Body Function These special kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids include LA and AA (types of omega-6s), and ALA and DHA (types of omega-3s). These fatty acids combine to make fat molecules essential for neurological development and...

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Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto

May 20, 2021
Summoning springtime with a light and bright, nutrient and antioxidant rich breakfast. Having this delicious, sweet pesto on hand adds a huge pop of flavour to any breakfast. I love any excuse to up my greens and antioxidants, and this breakfast does just that. Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto Category Featured Health Recipes Serving Size ½ cup sweet pesto and 5 crepes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Ingredients _________________________ Ingredients...

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Spirulina & Seasonal Allergies

May 13, 2021
If you’ve felt like your seasonal allergies are getting worse each year, or you’ve started reacting to pollen when you didn’t use to, you’re not imagining things and are not alone. 10-30% of people globally, including up to 50 million Americans experience seasonal allergies each year. Seasonal allergies involving tree, grass and weed pollen lead to itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion, sneezing, scratchy throat and, in the worst cases, asthma attacks. With allergies, the immune system overreacts to harmless pollen...

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Getting the Most from Iron

May 11, 2021
Many healthcare providers recommend taking an iron supplement if you’re low on this essential mineral. But unless you are diagnosed with anemia – the most severe stage of iron deficiency – you may not get much direction, or even a recommended dose from your doctor. Often people are not even sure if they should supplement, unless they are anemic, because they have heard that too much iron is dangerous. The results of living with a deficiency can be devastating –...

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