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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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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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Beauty

DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part IV

September 11, 2019

Love to glow? Then try this face mask perfect for all skin types. Rich in nutrients, fatty acids and chlorophyll, spirulina is perfect for brightening, detoxifying and nourishing dull, tired skin. Spirulina also encourages quick skin cell turnover while mānuka honey moisturizes and provides powerful anti-microbial action. The result is a brighter, more radiant complexion with only two ingredients. This mask is gentle enough to apply daily and the deep green, slightly iridescent color is kind of intoxicating. For more…

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Beauty

DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part III

September 4, 2019

In this mask recipe, mānuka honey is paired with the free-radical-fighting and antioxidant-rich matcha tea powder, the calming and cleansing qualities of oatmeal and the soothing power of aloe for a combination that can refresh and revitalize aging and/or dry skin. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. Three more face mask recipes are coming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned! Article, recipe, and photos courtesy of BETTER LIVING. Visit OnBetterLiving.com for more helpful…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part II

August 28, 2019
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Our second manuka face mask is enhanced by the powerful antioxidant-rich & skin brightening properties of turmeric and by the acne- and dark-spot-fighting power of cinnamon. This mask is also perfect for rejuvenating dull-looking skin for a brighter complexion. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. DIY FACE MASK # 2: MĀNUKA HONEY MASK  (For Acne-Prone Skin, Dull Skin And/Or Dark Spots) Ingredients 1 tablespoon Flora Mānuka Honey (MGO 250+/10+…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series

August 21, 2019
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No matter what our age or our skin type, sometimes our skin can use a little help. Things like stress, too much sun and lack of sleep can make our skin look less than red carpet ready. What better way than a DIY face mask to beautify your way to glowing skin? There’s no need to resort to products filled with artificial preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. Mānuka honey, a rising natural beauty superstar and “super” honey with enhanced healing and…

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Health Recipes

How to Use Udo’s Oil

August 6, 2019
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Do you get enough healthy fat? Many people don’t consume enough, especially essential omegas. Omega-3, -6 and -9 oils are safe to use in meals for the whole family, not just smoothies! Udo’s Oil is a great way to balance a meal, make a snack more satisfying, or finish off a dish of any kind. How Much Udo’s Oil? Using 2 – 3 tablespoons daily seems to work well for most adults and children 10 years and older. Even babies…

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Education Health

Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right

July 12, 2019
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Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clarity and mental energy, resolve some chronic neurological and energy disorders, and can even have metabolic advantages. While there are potential benefits, ‘going keto’ is not foolproof. It is often misunderstood and can create problems. The greater and swifter the diet change, the more the adjustments…

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3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School

July 10, 2019
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Most people take a multivitamin for the same reason: to fill in the gaps in their diet. That’s why we give our kids multis; while our diets aren’t perfect, theirs are worse. But did you know that giving your child a well-crafted multivitamin can offer concrete benefits too? Turns out, a daily multi helps your child in school in three important ways. A is for Attendance School can sometimes seem like a swap meet for the sniffles, especially in preschool…

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Family Health

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

June 28, 2019

A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even…

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Vitamin C Manuka Honey Face Mask

June 26, 2019
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This lovely golden face mask can brighten your day and your face. With manuka honey and natural vitamin C, it is so good you can eat it! Commercial vitamin C serums are wonderful for brightening skin and clearing up blemishes, but vitamin C is not stable in liquids for long periods of time. Therefore many beauty experts now suggest skipping the serums and adding vitamin C in the more stable dry powder form to your own homemade products, just prior…

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Fitness Health

10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

June 14, 2019
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In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is…

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