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All Things Elderberry

November 24, 2020

If you’ve noticed that elderberry is suddenly everywhere, you’re not imagining it. This herbal superhero is popping up all over store shelves and social media feeds. Last year, it was the third best-selling herbal supplement in the United States — with good reason. This stuff works! But how much do you know about this intriguing plant? We’re here to spill the beans about the history, fun facts, and science around elderberry. Elderberry History and Folklore Cultural beliefs around an herb…

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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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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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Immunity – It Works A Lot Like Teamwork

September 22, 2020

Moving Forward, Working Together, and Raising the Bar This fall, we are all pretty much moving on with our lives, although if we’re honest, some of us may feel like survivors from a movie where an asteroid has hit the planet. The events of this year have impacted some more than others, and I hope humans can pull together like a team to support one another. Most of us want to get on with things, but we wish to feel…

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The Link Between Cardio, Respiratory and Immune Health

May 26, 2020

In these pandemic times, there’s been a massive upswing in people’s interest in exercise to support their immune, cardio and respiratory health. With gyms being closed in most areas over the past few months, it’s no wonder that online sales of things like weight training equipment and bicycles have skyrocketed. There’s also been a very noticeable increase in people jogging –and what’s not to like? It’s free, outdoors, accessible and reduces your stress while improving numerous measures of health. There…

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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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Elderberry and the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

March 27, 2020

We’ve been noticing lots of interest in our elderberry products over the past few months and wanted to respond to various concerns and misinformation being shared with respect to elderberry, the SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19, and immune health. This is a complex topic, but we wanted to share a few things to clarify. Elderberry has been shown in research to interfere with influenza viruses and support overall immune health. It has a long history of traditional use and enough clinical trials to…

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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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Jammy Breakfast Muffins

November 20, 2019
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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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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

September 17, 2019
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Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an elderberry kefir drink In a…

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Back to School Immune Health for Kids

September 3, 2019
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The September back-to-school period invokes a unique blend of feelings for both parents and children: excitement, anticipation, and butterflies, with novelty, planning, and growth all in the mix. More time indoors, crowded rooms of kids, and cooler weather can also present challenges to our immune systems though. The first two weeks back to school in September often involve a spike in colds/upper respiratory tract infections1. The infection rate can increase by six times the usual rate as germs spread. Back…

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Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products

August 27, 2019
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It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-to-school supplements? Just like adults, kids need to be in tip-top shape to do their best work and be their best selves. Now’s the time to stock up on a few medicine cabinet staples to keep your kiddo healthy this school year. Elderberry Sometimes the sniffles start…

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