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Health is Beauty

August 4, 2020

Your diet is written all over your face. Okay, that might sound extreme, but it’s actually quite true. Your genes do play an important role as well, but your skin tone, complexion, and the hydration of your skin are under your control. Plus, it has a lot more to do with what you put into your body than what you slather on your skin. You can spend $100s or even $1000s on the latest and greatest beauty products and skin…

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Recipes

MCT Caesar Dressing

November 22, 2019

Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, NNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.

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Health

Vegan Omegas: Preserving Our Oceans & Brains

November 21, 2019
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Flora Omega Brain+ supplies a true vegan replacement for fish oil. Omega Brain+ contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and is made from algae grown in stainless steel tanks on land. The algal oil is tested by Flora’s quality control for peroxide value (a measure of rancidity), fatty acid content, heavy metals, pesticides, microbiological contamination and algal toxins in order to ensure a pure and clean finished product. This means no concerns about oceanic…

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Health Recipes

Green MCT Smoothie

November 14, 2019
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I love the effect healthy fats have in a smoothie, to help keep my blood sugar levels even and my hunger at bay. Here’s a no-fail recipe to try: Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, NNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.

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Fitness Health

Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury

November 6, 2019
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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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Recipes Seasonal

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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Family Health

Fatherhood & the Challenge of Time

October 24, 2019
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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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Education Health Lifestyle Recipes

Manuka Honey & How to Use It

October 22, 2019
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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
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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

Detoxifying Manuka & Spirulina Scrub

October 16, 2019
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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
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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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Health

Staying Healthy Year-Round with Probiotics

October 1, 2019
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How Do We Know We Are Healthy? Truly good health is more than the absence of disease. Some signs of good human health include: Resilient respiratory system; few days sick with coughs, colds, or viruses [1],[2] Good cognition and verbal fluency [3] Getting good, satisfying sleep [4] Well-formed, regular, comfortable elimination [5] Moderate stress response and good neuroplasticity [6] Ability to exercise with only minor wear and tear [7] Having fresh breath and a healthy mouth [8] Relatively little inflammation…

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