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Is It Too Late to Take Elderberry?

January 19, 2021

You’re thinking spring, we get it. We are, too. But while we’re not going to yank that seed catalog out of your hands or tell you to stop browsing swimsuits online, we do want to put in a quick word for elderberry. “Wait, isn’t it a little late for elderberry?” you may be wondering. Nope! People tend to think about immune challenges in the fall when the cold weather sets in. That’s when they stock up on tissues, lozenges, and…

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Featured Health Seasonal

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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Daily Immune Shot

November 5, 2020

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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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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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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Summer Fruit Aquafaba Pavlova

June 18, 2020

A pavlova is an airy cloud of meringue cradling fresh cream and fruit. It is named for ballerina Anna Pavlova, a childhood idol of mine, because it embodies lightness and effortlessness. This 100% vegan-friendly dessert is easy to make. We made it egg-free with the use of aquafaba – the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It is made dairy-free with the use of coconut whipped cream. You can make use of whatever fruit you have in abundance. Tart fruits…

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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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Why Everyone Is Going Crazy for Elderberry

October 2, 2018

Elderberry has become super popular lately. Bottles of elderberry capsules line the health food store shelves, crafty moms are blogging about how to make your own elderberry syrup, and chefs are incorporating the dark purple berries into everything from crumbles to coulis. What’s so great about elderberries? They’re nutritious. Elderberries are packed with vitamin C, boasting a whopping 87 percent of the Daily Value (DV) in a one-cup serving of fresh fruit. They’re also full of free radical-fighting phytonutrients such…

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Seasonal Travel

The Summer Travel Checklist You Really Need

June 12, 2018

From catching a bug en route to your dream destination to indulging in some unsettling local eats or the unhealthy airport snacks along the way, there are all sorts of ways your summer travel plans can be dashed if you aren’t prepared. Don’t fret, our fail-safe travel health checklist has everything you need to keep on keeping on and enjoy summer travel to the fullest. You don’t wing your travel plans so don’t wing your health. Travel like one of…

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Summer Time Exploring with Probiotics & Immune Boosters

June 5, 2018

Ah, summer! That time of the year when adventure calls your name. Whether you’re jetting off to explore France or backyard-exploring with the kids, we’ve got your summer excursion essentials list ready for you to stay healthy and enjoy your holidays to the fullest. The best way to make the most of your summer adventures is to come prepared—seriously prepared. Going to be trying the more adventurous of the local cuisine on your travels? Three words: Travel Care Probiotics. Don’t…

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Health Lifestyle Seasonal

Four Ways to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

February 1, 2018
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Flu season is here and it’s back with a vengeance. The news and media are warning that this flu season is intense, and 36 states are dealing with widespread flu activity. A high fever, chills, a sore throat, and a long-lasting nasty cough are the symptoms to expect this year. Yikes. It’s not surprising that many of us are searching for some quick cold and flu remedies. We need some immune helpers that we can use at our first sneeze…

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Health Lifestyle Recipes

Immune Superfood Bowl with Elderberry Crystals

January 25, 2018

In the cold weather, we have to strengthen our immune systems to prevent ourselves from getting the yucky seasonal cold or flu! We use Flora Elderberry Crystals and Acerola Powder to help our immune system fight back! Acerola Powder is an excellent source of vitamin C. One serving provides your body with 14 times more vitamin C than an orange! Elderberry Crystals provide relief from cold and flu symptoms; we also like to use it to kill our cold and…

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