joint and ligament
Your Pet’s Joint and Ligament Health
December 3, 2019
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Your Pet’s Joint and Ligament Health
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The Art of Holiday Eating
November 26, 2019
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The Art of Holiday Eating
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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
November 13, 2019
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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
November 12, 2019
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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip
November 5, 2019
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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip
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Manuka Honey & How to Use It
October 22, 2019
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Manuka Honey & How to Use It
Fitness Health

Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury

November 6, 2019
bone health

During the 2019 season, approaching the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, my good friend Dr. Greg Grosicki of Armstrong State University worked with my coaches and me to track improvements in my body composition.  We decided to look at several parameters with the DEXA scanner due to concerns with my bone mineral density. The primary risk of insufficient bone density was stress fracture which would result in a long rest period in the middle of my training heading into…

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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip

November 5, 2019
tasty

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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The Dirty Fat Chai

November 1, 2019
chai

Part eccentric statement, part delicious beverage. It’s 2019 and we are over our fear of fat and dirt! A dirty chai latte, says the former barista, is a chai latte with espresso. What’s a dirty fat chai? It’s even better, as it includes organic medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil sourced ethically from coconuts. Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on…

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Manuka Glazed Roasted Veggies & Salmon

October 30, 2019
glaze

This glaze can accompany any dish, but it pairs so well with the earthiness of roasted vegetables and the richness of salmon. Mānuka honey brings antibacterial properties to this glaze that, when paired with a whole food diet rich in other phytonutrients, offer ideal prevention to colds and flu. Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit EatYoungNutrition.com.

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Beet ‘N’ Berry Overnight Cauli Proats

October 25, 2019
proats

This is one of my absolute favourite overnight oat combos.  Honestly, I am addicted to the colour, the taste, and how happy and satisfied I feel after eating them. Salus Red Beet Crystals have become a staple in my home (sponsored).  Even if you don’t like beets, these are worth a try. They’re naturally sweet, less “earthy” than regular beets, and rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant-based compounds such as betalains and nitrates.  Among their many benefits, these compounds may…

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Family Health

Fatherhood & the Challenge of Time

October 24, 2019
fatherhood

I’ve looked forward to being a dad for a long time. Even while I was still in college, I remember someone telling me I have a father spirit. That stuck with me, hoping that one day I would get to be a dad. I studied developmental psychology because I have always enjoyed understanding how a person grows and matures. My summer jobs were always in daycares because I like mentoring. Perfect transition into fatherhood, right? Not really! I realize now…

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Recipes

Healthy Popcorn – 3 Ways

October 23, 2019
popcorn

Popcorn is healthy. Or unhealthy… even dangerous, all depending on how it’s done. The Good Popcorn kernels are always non-GMO, fiber-rich whole grains. If you like eating popcorn at night, I have good news. Corn kernels contain the amino acid tryptophan which can boost serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter. Because it can even help us have a good sleep by producing melatonin, the evening is my favourite time to eat foods rich in tryptophan. This amino acid gets into our brain…

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Manuka Honey & How to Use It

October 22, 2019
manuka

How to Choose, Eat, and Use Manuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of mānuka tree blossoms. Let’s find out how to eat it! The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Manuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of mānuka honey is…

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Health Recipes

The #1 Way to Use Manuka Honey to Soothe a Sore Throat

October 21, 2019
throat

Growing up, my mother would make me a comforting mug of “honey lemon” any time I got sick. This warm homemade brew often included ginger, sometimes echinacea tea, but it always had equal parts honey and lemon juice. It soothed my sore throat and cough wonderfully. Honey has been used in this way forever, and science is catching up to what mom has always known. Various types of honey have been touted as natural cough suppressants and have even been…

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Beauty Recipes

Manuka Moisture Balm

October 18, 2019
lip balm

Banish dry cuticles, dry lips and more with this miracle moisture balm. Made with natural moisturizers like mānuka honey and plant butters, this do-it-yourself homemade balm is multi-purpose and customizable. Have you already jumped on the non-toxic train? By DIY-ing this salve, you can ensure there are no dangerous compounds on your skin. It’s even safe to eat! You may also find making your own personal care products can be cost-effective and a lot of fun. Products can be made…

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Detoxifying Manuka & Spirulina Scrub

October 16, 2019
scrub

What a way to wake up or wind down. Much like starting your day with lemon water stimulates your liver, this simple scrub stimulates your skin’s detoxifying pathways. Mānuka honey provides a powerful antibacterial compound called methylglyoxal. This compound correlates to the MGO number found on mānuka honey packaging. An MGO number of 250 or higher has more antibacterial properties. Spirulina, usually associated as a superfood supplement tinting smoothies and glasses of water a dark blue-green, has similar detoxifying effects…

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Seasonal

Making Our Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

October 8, 2019
making

Flora’s Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks come in four flavors to delight the senses. Enjoy the crisp tang of organic apple cider vinegar expertly blended with botanicals and spices like elderberry, ginger & lemon, turmeric & cinnamon, and red beet. These drinks are thoughtfully brewed in small batches using freshly ground ingredients blended with apple cider vinegar. The complex flavor of these digestive tonics is rounded out by adding seven of the herbs found in our world-famous Flor-Essence® tea. They are…

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