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Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe

July 18, 2019
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Frozen yogurt bark is a nutritious and delicious family-friendly summer treat. It’s super simple to prepare and can be made with dairy or non-dairy yogurt and your choice of toppings. I made my frozen yogurt bark a pretty pink using my favorite Salus Red Beet Crystals. It was a hit with my whole family! I generally recommend using a higher fat yogurt (I use anything from 2% to 8%) so your dessert is creamy and luscious instead of icy. I also like…

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Who’s Making Your Mānuka?

May 21, 2019

How Flora Mānuka Honey Supports the Native Māori of New Zealand Chances are you’ve heard of a special kind of honey that comes from New Zealand, made from the blossoms of the mānuka tree. Mānuka honey is all the rage right now because it has some pretty cool properties no other honey does.  Have you ever wondered who makes your mānuka honey (besides the bees, of course)? The answer: it depends on who you buy your honey from. Your money…

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Fitness Recipes

2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie

April 27, 2019

It can be tricky to eat just the right thing before your workout. Your snack has got to have enough calories to give you the fuel you need but not so much that it weighs you down. Your performance provisions should have a good ratio of protein to healthy carbs to help you operate at your best. Enter smoothies. These liquid dynamos may be the ideal pre-workout food: they’re quick, light, and yummy. Plus, smoothie recipes are flexible, so it’s…

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10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional

March 28, 2019
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It is not so much an issue of knowledge but of habits, convenience, and support systems. That’s why even if you ‘know better’, a nutritionist or accountability coach can help you. When not to see a nutrition professional We are not the people to see if you are experiencing an acute issue—say a stroke or trauma—or during a mental health emergency. Why not to see a nutrition professional See a primary care practitioner to get a disease diagnosed or treated—we…

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Barbecue Recipe Biohacks from Flora’s Nutritionist

March 21, 2019
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Nutrition is a field that requires constant learning. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I engage in continuing education to maintain my certification as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner. In the Product Information department, we are passionate about having accurate information so we can best serve the people we speak with every day. I read studies by day, and I read everything I can at home. Titles currently on my bedside table: The Secret Teachings of Plants…

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10 Things Every Holistic Nutritionist Wishes Their Clients Knew

March 14, 2019

1. Health isn’t punishment. We don’t want to take away every food you love. Try to add, don’t subtract. Healthify a favorite recipe. Add greens to tomato sauce or omegas to oatmeal. Add activity to holiday festivities. 2. Nutrition doesn’t have to be insanely complicated. Add some protein to breakfast. Get veggies and fiber at lunch. Start dinner with a salad. Easy! 3. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Easy does it. The daily choices we make impact our…

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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

August 31, 2017

Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a stressed body needs extra nutrients. As…

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017

My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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4 Signs of Adrenal Fatigue

July 5, 2017

Do you feel like you’re living in a fog of fatigue? Tired body, tired mind, tired everything? Do you reach for a caffeine boost constantly throughout the day? Our body really wants to be healthy and balanced; it does everything it can each day to keep you feeling great. Feeling exhausted and tired is your body telling you that its batteries are running very low. So, what do we do if our phone’s batteries are running low? We recharge it….

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Protein Beet Bites Recipe

April 27, 2017

These protein energy beet bites are packed with nutrition. Not only do the Salus Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) create a gorgeous purple color, but they also are a great source of antioxidants and are packed with vitamin c and iron! Paired with nuts, oats, and protein, they are the perfect on-the-go snack. Protein Beet Bites Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cups oats 1/2 cups walnuts 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tbsp. vanilla protein 2 tsp. collagen peptides 2 tbsp. chia seeds 1…

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Pumpkin Seed Oil and Men’s Health

October 24, 2016

Fall is back! Leaves, pumpkins, food, and family are all associated with autumn, and increasingly, so is men’s health. Starting in September with Prostate Cancer Awareness month and peaking in Movember, fall is as much about men’s reproductive health as it is about all things pumpkin-spiced. Pumpkin, interestingly, is also about more than Halloween jack-o-lanterns and Thanksgiving pie. It is, coincidentally, a very good tool for men’s health! In addition, pumpkin seed oil has many health benefits including helping the joints…

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Men’s Daily Health for Life

June 15, 2016

Want to make an investment that yields both immediate and long-term gains? Seeing through a daily healthful intention can help improve your quality of life. That could mean starting each day with five minutes of stretching, taking a daily multivitamin to keep poor eating habits in balance, or making time for a hobby. Whatever it looks like, daily maintenance of mental and bodily health is key for overall wellness for both men’s and women’s health. This month, as we focus…

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