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The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health

March 31, 2020

How the Immune System Works The coordinated job of the immune system, including both our Adaptive and Innate functions, is to correctly differentiate between what is “self” and “not-self”. The immune system must identify what is a pathogen or toxin that we want to block, versus a beneficial compound that should get absorbed. This vital job is what allows us to mount a strong defense against bacteria and viruses but not overreact with allergies or autoimmunity. The Microbiome Plays a…

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Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down

January 14, 2020

A return to comforting routine We do what we can to stay healthy at this time of year. The beginning of the year may naturally bring our focus inward, to taking care of ourselves and our families. I use the power of routine to make staying well easy. I am grateful for the convenience of probiotics to support my family’s gut health, and root veggie recipes to ground us. The natural rhythm of the season also favors sleep. Starting the…

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Making Healthy Eating Easy

January 2, 2020

5 Types of Food You Should Be Eating Regularly Healthy eating can be puzzling when nutritional advice changes all the time. The good news is you don’t need to go on the latest fad diet to eat well. (In fact, you probably shouldn’t!) Just make sure to include these five rock stars of nutrition in your diet on the regular, and you’ll be ahead of the game. 1. Faithful Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest…

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Help for This Allergy Season

March 22, 2018
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I love spring, the first blades of grass and new buds on the trees. But I haven’t always been a spring lover. A few years ago, those first signs of spring were met with a different response: ACHOO! Interestingly, allergies and hay-fever have not always been a human trait. In fact, they’re relatively new to us. Seasonal allergies may have begun as recently as the Industrial Revolution, and—this is the intriguing part—they only hit the upper classes. It was so…

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Manuka Honey Smoothie Bowl Recipe

May 24, 2017

Kefir is a fermented milk product that tastes like a drinkable yogurt. It contains high levels of vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, and more that make your breakfast super nutritious. With added manuka honey, this smoothie bowl turns into a great start to your day! Manuka Honey Smoothie Bowl Recipe Ingredients 17 oz. Kefir 1 frozen banana 1 capsule of Flora’s Adult’s Probiotic US/CA 1 tsp. Flora Manuka Honey 1 tsp. vanilla powder Toppings: pumpkin seeds, blueberries, granola, raspberries, almonds Instructions…

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