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Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

July 20, 2021
Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve you well:   Face...

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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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Love Your Mother (Earth)

April 22, 2021

In some countries, Earth Day is called Mother Earth Day. That’s a recognition that nature is our source, our wellspring. Without the Earth, we wouldn’t exist. That’s why we consider it a central part of our mission at Flora to delivery eco-friendly products from herbs that are grown, processed, and packaged in a sustainable way and to make our headquarters as green as possible. And to keep us focused on these goals, we have established an active Health and Safety…

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Flora Supplement Calendar – Winter

December 19, 2020

We hope you’ve been enjoying our seasonal Flora Supplement Calendar and associated posts throughout the year. We’ve arrived at our final installment of these seasonal posts for 2020 with winter on our doorsteps. This the time for slowing down, reflecting on the year behind us, going into hibernation-mode, of ‘hygge’ (a Danish and Norwegian word describing the mood and feeling of comfort, coziness and conviviality that many try to cultivate in the winter months of the northern hemisphere), of warming,…

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Featured Holidays Recipes Seasonal

Festive Fruitcake with Carrots, Parsnips and Apple Cider Vinegar

December 17, 2020

A deliciously spiced tender and tasty fruitcake Like classic fruitcake, this recipe calls for nuts and dried cherries, but incorporating vegetables gives this cake a moist texture halfway to carrot cake. It has ginger, vanilla, almond and cinnamon for flavour and a festive aroma. The layers of orange (from both juice and zest) and tart fresh cranberry give the cake some bright acidity, as does the apple cider vinegar drink. Historically, adding vinegar to cakes was a useful trick that…

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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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Flora Supplements Calendar – Autumn

October 8, 2020

We hope you’ve been enjoying our seasonal Flora Supplement Calendar and associated posts throughout the year. Golden colors and reddish hues are slowly appearing on the trees as our fall season gets underway. This is a time when our seasonal cycles may start to contract as we start to turn inwards and reflect on all that’s happened so far this year. Apples, root vegetables, pumpkins and squashes are harvested and make their way onto our plates. Traditionally this is a…

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7 (+1) Spring Skincare Tips

May 5, 2020

Winter can do a real number on your skin. Between the cold, dry air outside and the hot, dry air inside, your skin can resemble the Sahara by the time it’s over. The mild days of spring have probably already brought some relief, so now’s the time to seize the day and finish the job. To help your skin stay healthy this spring, follow these 7 tips for everyone — plus a bonus tip for folks with varicose veins. 1….

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The Power of Elderberry

February 4, 2020

If you’ve made it this far into winter without you or someone you love being flattened by an immune challenge, you may be feeling victorious. Don’t celebrate just yet though. The peak season for winter gremlins is January-February and doesn’t end until April, meaning we’ve still got at least another month or two before we’re out of the woods. You’ve probably already got tissues and vitamin C stockpiled, but there’s another item you’ll want to add to your winter wellness…

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Celebrating 2020: Resolutions for Cellular Health

January 7, 2020
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It’s the end of a decade as we head into a new one with 2020. What would you like to let go of and leave behind? What do you need to put wind in your sails for this new year? Is now the time to become laser-focused? Or are you ready for a new direction, don’t know what it is yet, and need some open-ended soul-searching, daydreaming and exploring to create fertile ground in your imagination for something new to…

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Recipes Seasonal

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

November 13, 2019
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Pumpkins are one of the most iconic symbols of cooler weather, and of holiday gatherings in North America. Pumpkin pie is one of my favourite desserts and considerably healthy, too, so I will happily make something a bit unexpected with the same flavour and health benefits but none of the gluten. This ice cream has all the flavour and creaminess of pumpkin pie, can be made ahead, requires no baking, and is gluten-free. Using real pumpkin and the best quality…

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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip

November 5, 2019
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This is a tasty, healthy, no-stress recipe to serve when people come over. The variety of tastes makes it a hit and will intrigue the palate to keep you coming back for more! It is so low-stress, it is more a loose suggestion than a recipe: Combine ingredients with pleasing flavors in proportions that suit you, top with flax oil, and serve. I recommend scooping it up with chunks of bread. Pick a loaf that is crusty on the outside…

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