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Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse

September 18, 2018

The change in seasons often inspires us to make a new start. What better way to start fresh than to do a cleanse? Some people are turned off by the idea of cleansing because it seems too extreme or harsh on the body. Plus, no one is a fan of spending hours chained to the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a gentle way to detoxify your system in one week. Let’s be clear what a…

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Health

Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Are All the Rage – Should You Try Them?

August 9, 2018

Apple cider vinegar is the new “it” drink. Everyone from health bloggers to women’s magazines to Dr. Oz is raving about this buzzworthy health tonic. Even top celebs like actress Hillary Duff, Olympian gymnast Gabby Douglas, and pop star Katy Perry swear by the stuff. What’s all the fuss? A “new” old drink While it may be newly popular, drinking apple cider vinegar as a health tonic isn’t new at all. In fact, apple cider vinegar has been used to…

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Detox Your Summer Indulgences Away with Flor-Essence

July 24, 2018

Summer is that time of the year we spend vacationing and indulging, which doesn’t always mean we’re living our healthiest lives. Get back to that life of balance and detox some of that excess “summer living” with the help of our light and easy herbal detox, Flor-Essence. Combining tradition, history, and time-tested results, Flor-Essence (US/CA) offers a natural way to flush the body of toxins and waste. Inspired by a traditional Ojibwa formula, the 8-herb formula was developed and perfected through…

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Health Lifestyle

Let’s Rethink Our Normal Cleanse

January 4, 2018

It’s a new year and with that can come a whole list of resolutions. Is one of your goals to dive into a cleanse to clean out your system after a few days (or weeks…) of a little too much junk food and drinks? Or do you just want to clean up your diet a bit but struggle to figure out what to do? It’s a common problem. We have the best of intentions, and then our busy lives get…

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The Liver’s Role in Detox – How It Handles Toxins

December 17, 2017

The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins into either water-soluble molecules that can be excreted…

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Education

The Essence of Flora

March 28, 2017

In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular system, a healthy heart Sleep·Essence: the nervous system and sleep Respir·Essence: the…

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So You’ve Done a Cleanse…Now What?

March 24, 2017

Many of us woke up on New Years Day feeling the after-effect of a month of indulgences. The tired, foggy, exhausted feeling that can inspire even the most dramatic dietary changes and cleanses. And now it’s a few months later and we’ve persevered. We’ve even enjoyed some of it (isn’t an evening mug of Flor-Essence (US/CA) surprisingly lovely?), and now what? Where do we go from here? How do we continue these great feelings of health and vitality in normal…

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Fitness Lifestyle

Athlete Spotlight – Damian Stoy

March 7, 2017

Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He’s the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. “As you know, I’m a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I’m such a huge fan of Flora products because they…

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Education

Flor-Essence vs. Essiac

January 30, 2017
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Flor-Essence® (CA/US) and Essiac®: two herbal cleanse formulas that are often referred to synonymously but in fact are made by different companies and are entirely different formulas. We often get asked about both of these formulas and find many customers are unsure of the differences. As a result, we wanted to respectfully point out some key differences and clear things up. Back in 1922, the Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, was given the names of eight different herbs by a woman…

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Education

4 Surprising Symptoms of a Toxic Load

January 25, 2017
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Have you ever asked yourself; “how is my liver doing?” This can be a popular question at this time of the year, and it can be very important to your overall health. Our liver does so much for our body, and it does it quietly without us even noticing…well, until it gets overwhelmed. A big job for the liver is detoxification, and each of us has a unique ability to handle and detoxify toxins. Some of us can handle great…

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Education Lifestyle

What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

January 13, 2017
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A winter cleanse can reduce our toxic burden and leave us feeling fabulous! Below are guidelines for a happy detox. They include; Pick the right winter cleanse program What to avoid What to include Troubleshooting tips Here we go! Pick the right winter cleanse: Is it right for the climate? Unless you are sunbathing on vacation, stick to a warming approach –> teas, soups and broths, cooked veggies. Why: Foods from different climates have nutrients that trigger different physiological responses. Cleansing with…

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Education Lifestyle

Clean, Green Beauty Routine in the New Year

January 10, 2017

Looking to clean up your act and greenify your beauty regimen? The start of the New Year is a great time to assess what’s inside your makeup bag and medicine cabinet, and start the year off fresh. To help you turn over a new, green leaf, here are some tips to help ensure the benefits of the products you’re using go beyond skin deep. Be Informed A little knowledge of ingredients commonly used in beauty products goes a long way. Therefore,…

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