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Immune Health Begins in the Gut

February 23, 2021

You know how important a healthy immune system is to keeping you well. But have you ever wondered exactly where your immune systems is? If you know a bit about physiology, you might answer the spleen, the lymph glands, or the bone marrow. All these answers are right. But the motherlode of the immune system is in your gut. Wait, did you say my gut? Yep, that’s right. Your GI tract houses up to 80 percent of your immune cells….

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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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Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turkey Tail Mushroom

January 12, 2021

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turkey tail mushroom. Trametes versicolor means ‘of many colors’; its fan shape and colors resemble wild turkey tail colors. Turkey tail mushrooms can be found growing on tree trunks…

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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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Featured Health Lifestyle

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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Building Cellular Immunity with Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric

November 17, 2020

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom prized for its immunomodulating effects. Polysaccharides  and polyphenols in turkey tail support immune health by stimulating a variety of immune cells from within the innate and adaptive immune system.* Turkey Tail also has…

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Featured Recipes

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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Family Featured Recipes

Elderberry Lemonade

September 24, 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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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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Seriously Up Your Vitamin Intake with Epresat

July 23, 2019
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Tablets and chewable vitamins often exit the body undigested, providing little benefit. Instead, soak up vitamins with our natural & traditional Epresat liquid multivitamin formula, perfect for adding to juice or smoothies. Chock full of vitamins A, B, C, D, and E This natural remedy helps support your immune system* and helps your body absorb and use the calcium, making you stronger and healthier. With blessed thistle herb, kola seed, kelp, and natural juices like guava and apricot, Epresat liquid…

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Recipes

Onigiri & Pickled Ginger with Elderberry Crystals

January 8, 2019
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We are loving this DIY pickled ginger. It’s a no-fuss, no-cook, easy-peasy pickle. Pickled ginger, often called sushi ginger, is a warming and versatile complement to a variety of dishes, brightening up root veggies, buddha bowls, and our favorite, onigiri (rice balls). Unfortunately, it usually has artificial color, sugar, and aspartame. Not this homemade version! It’s a pickle fit for a cleanse! It’s a snap to make with just a handful of ingredients, too; ginger, vinegar, salt, and elderberry crystals….

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Holidays Recipes

Apple Cider Vinegar: The Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Mocktail

December 11, 2018

Our apple cider vinegar isn’t like the others. Flora’s Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Shots and Drinks combine our ACV with traditionally detoxifying, freshly ground herbs. Burdock, sheep sorrel, turmeric, blessed thistle, and kelp combine with proven digestion and immunity boosting plants like ginger, elderberry, turmeric, and lemon for a rounded out and amplified apple cider vinegar wellness tonic. They come in conveniently-sized glass-bottled shots for those on-the-go and 17-ounce bottles for the daily dose. ACV may not be broke, but…

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