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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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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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Spiced Matcha Dalgona with Pumpkin Seed Oil

October 31, 2020

Trick or treat yourself with this Spiced Matcha Dalgona, made extra spooky & creamy with Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil! 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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Healthy Strawberry Popsicles ft. Flora Mānuka Honey

July 2, 2020

It is summer in full force right now. I’m talking 90 degree days and hot sunshine. And I am loving it! I love to cool off with popsicles. But, I don’t really like buying popsicles at the store because of all the sugar they contain. So, I created these healthy strawberry popsicles. They are LITERALLY only three ingredients! Recipe by Rosemary Squires (@thehintofrosemary) a Registered Dietitian in upstate New York, focusing on holistic health and mindful eating. For more of Rosemary’s recipes,…

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The Health Benefits of Love and Connection Are Available to Everyone

February 11, 2020

Love has powerful human benefits. What is the single greatest way to have a mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually fulfilling life? After an astonishing seventy-nine years of studying this question, the most comprehensive research ever done on human lives concluded that it is to love and let yourself be loved. Love has physical benefits – it’s science Love is a powerful emotion, right up there with feeling free, joyful, grateful, empowered, or appreciative. Our hearts love love. When humans feel…

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The Art of Holiday Eating

November 26, 2019
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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where overeating is so accepted as the norm, it’s been elevated to meme-worthy status. But as you prepare to regret nothing while kayaking down rivers of mashed potatoes and gravy, your pancreas would first like a word. Normally, the pancreas secretes proteases, lipase and amylase to help digest protein, fats and starches. If it doesn’t produce enough, diarrhea, cramping, malabsorption of nutrients and gas/bloating can arise. The problem with indulging and overeating enjoying large…

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Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away

July 16, 2019
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A lot of folks look forward to vacation for months ahead of time, brightening the dark winter days with thoughts of summer fun ahead. Getting away from it all allows you to temporarily forget your never-ending to-do list, form lasting memories with your family, and return to your regular routine with a spring in your step. But as most of us learn the hard way, vacation doesn’t always live up to its promise. From the traffic jam you hit as…

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Three Cozy Drinks for the Holidays

December 20, 2018

High-Protein Eggnog Latte 1 ½ cups hot brewed Flora Rooibos Chai made with 2 bags 3 tbsp vanilla or chai flavored protein powder 2 tbsp coconut cream or heavy cream 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg yolk Add the brewed chai, protein powder, cream, nutmeg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until well-mixed. Add egg yolk and blend again until fluffy. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve. ___________________________________________________________________________ Gingerbread Latte 1 cup hot…

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Keto-Friendly Sugar Cookies

December 19, 2018

Keto Sugar Cookies with DF Peppermint Cream Cheese Category: Holidays, Recipes Ingredients For cookies 1/4 cup softened grass fed butter 1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup almond flour 1/3 cup arrowroot flour For frosting 8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese 4 teaspoons Manuka Honey* 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pink: 1/4 teaspoon Salus Red Beet Crystals for every 1/4 cup frosting Green: 2 droppers full of chlorophyll (preferably mint flavored) for every 1/4…

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

December 18, 2018

From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their…

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Apple Cider Vinegar: The Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Mocktail

December 11, 2018

Our apple cider vinegar isn’t like the others. Flora’s Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Shots and Drinks combine our ACV with traditionally detoxifying, freshly ground herbs. Burdock, sheep sorrel, turmeric, blessed thistle, and kelp combine with proven digestion and immunity boosting plants like ginger, elderberry, turmeric, and lemon for a rounded out and amplified apple cider vinegar wellness tonic. They come in conveniently-sized glass-bottled shots for those on-the-go and 17-ounce bottles for the daily dose. ACV may not be broke, but…

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Travel Healthy: Keep the Whole Family Well over the Holidays

November 6, 2018

Nothing spoils a holiday trip like feeling under the weather. Being hit with an immune challenge can make you want to crawl into bed while everyone else is lighting the menorah or trimming the tree. Luckily, we’ve got six tried-and-true tricks for keeping your whole family happy and healthy wherever you travel this holiday season. Wash your hands When you travel, you come into close contact with a lot of people in crowded conditions—and you touch what they’ve touched. How…

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