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October 3, 2017

Pumpkin spice lattes may be the undisputed king of fall flavors, but we all know they aren’t exactly the best for you. So if you’re looking to get a taste of the season, but still want to keep in line with your healthy self, we’ve got just the thing to help you embrace October. Say hello to our new fave: Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA)! Besides being straight delicious drizzled over everything from a seasonal butternut squash soup or mixed into…

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You are what you eat…well, almost.

September 28, 2017

You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s right, but it’s only 1/3 of the story. We are what we eat, but only if we digest it properly. So I prefer this way of saying it; “We are what we eat, absorb, and assimilate”. The food we eat goes into our mouth and then we chew it…hopefully, unless you’re a super speed eater. Then it goes into our stomach and small intestine where it’s broken down…

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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

April 10, 2017

I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your skin, but so is pollution. Fatty acids…

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Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis

December 29, 2016

Probiotics, or “beneficial bacteria that confer a health benefit” (catchy right?), have been one of the fastest growing market segments for dietary supplements and health products of late and have also been receiving a lot more research attention. Pub Med shows there have been nearly 1400 research papers published in 2016 alone on the topic. Most people know probiotics as supporting digestive and immune health. One of the more recent areas of interest though has been looking at how these…

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Do Omega-6 Fatty Acids Cause Inflammation?

August 11, 2016

Robert Dadd is the Product Information Manager at Flora. His interest in herbs and health began in university and was further influenced by several years of work and travel throughout India, Nepal, Indonesia, and Japan. He has completed a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University and completed 3 years of study with Dominion Herbal College resulting in a Master Herbalist diploma. His areas of interest include research into adaptogens, “sattvic” Ayurvedic herbs (herbs that promote the development of mind…

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