How Can Vegetarians and Vegans Get Enough Omegas?

    How Can Vegetarians and Vegans Get Enough Omegas?

    How Can Vegetarians and Vegans Get Enough Omegas?  You hear it all the time: If you want to reap the health benefits of omega fatty acids, you need to eat fish regularly or take a fish oil supplement. But is that really true? Nope! Perhaps the best-kept secret of plants is that many of them are loaded with omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. Here are two ways vegetarians and vegans can get their fill of omegas without turning to fish.   Meth... Continue Reading

    Favorite Foods for Longevity

    Favorite Foods for Longevity

    Favorite Foods for Longevity Want to feel younger for longer? Paying attention to what we eat and including specific foods will improve our longevity and chances of staying healthy and vibrant. If we want to live younger, longer, we want to look after the parts of our chromosomes and cells that regulate DNA and processes associated with health, disease, and longevity. And there are foods that can help us do that. It turns out, eating for longevity... Continue Reading

    A Little Sweetness for Stressed Skin

    A Little Sweetness for Stressed Skin

    A Little Sweetness for Stressed Skin Skin problems often show up at the most inconvenient times. That isn’t due to coincidence or even Murphy’s Law. There is a relationship between bad levels of stress and skin inflammation. Both physical and psychological stressors can impact our skin and hair, as can oxidative stress. Stress may show up as short-lived skin irritation or contribute to ongoing skin concerns or premature aging. I’ll share some examp... Continue Reading

      Losing Your Hair? You May be Deficient in This Mineral

      Losing Your Hair? You May be Deficient in This Mineral

      Losing Your Hair? You May be Deficient in This Mineral Maybe it started with seeing more hair than usual in your shower drain or hairbrush. Then before you knew it, you could see it in the mirror. Your hair was definitely thinning. It happens to both men and women, and it can be a real blow to your self-image. There are many possible reasons for hair loss, but one of them is a simple nutritional shortfall. You may be low in iron. And the good news ... Continue Reading

      It’s Time to Spring into Action with a Whole Body Cleanse!

      It’s Time to Spring into Action with a Whole Body Cleanse!

      It’s Time to Spring into Action with a Whole Body Cleanse! It’s that time of year – the ground is thawing, hours of sunlight are increasing, green buds are appearing, birds are returning. Time to leave winter behind and spring into action with a rejuvenating, whole body cleanse that works on a deep, cellular level! Maybe over the winter, you’ve indulged in a few too many celebratory beverages and sweet treats and your workout routine has dwindled t... Continue Reading

      Seasonal Allergies

      Seasonal Allergies

      Seasonal Allergies Call me a whiner if you must, but seasonal allergies are the worst! Here is why, and how to cope. Allergies are immune malfunctions Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to typically harmless things. These allergic immune overreactions affect people worldwide. 150 million Europeans and more than 50 million US Americans have allergies, including 20 million people who, like me, have allergic rhinitis every year. Allergic ... Continue Reading

      You will see the difference; your pet will feel the difference.

      You will see the difference; your pet will feel the difference.

      You will see the difference; your pet will feel the difference. I often get asked what to feed my dog if I want to feed a homemade diet. Do I need to add supplements and what do I use? How do I include these into their diet? My dog has, dry skin, digestive issues, joint problems. What will I expect see feeding a homemade diet? It certainly is less expensive, convenient and time saving to feed your pet bagged or canned food, but you are sure to spen... Continue Reading

      Don't Ignore the Signs of Low Iron

      Don't Ignore the Signs of Low Iron

      You might be thinking that you’ve been feeling a little tired lately. Or that you’re missing some get-up-and-go. These are common symptoms of low iron. Tiredness and exhaustion have become so common in our culture that we frequently ignore these symptoms. What might feel like a normal symptom of a restless night (or nights) of sleep might actually be a sign of a very common nutrient deficiency. Without enough iron, our body can’t produce hemog... Continue Reading

      The Role of Multivitamins

      The Role of Multivitamins

      Mind the Gap: Why Taking a Multivitamin Is a Smart Idea If you eat a relatively healthy diet, you may wonder if you really need a multivitamin. After all, all those fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and lean meats on your plate are there because they’re packed with vitamins and minerals, right? Shouldn’t that be enough? The answer is… probably not.   No One Is Perfect As good as our intentions are, almost no one’s diet is perfect. No judgment... Continue Reading

      Pregnancy: Iron's Importance in Every Stage

      Pregnancy: Iron's Importance in Every Stage

      Having sufficient iron is very important during pregnancy. You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! <1> When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with ... Continue Reading

      Immune·Essence™: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root

      Immune·Essence™: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root

      Immune·Essence™ (USA) aka Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric (Canada) 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 adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turmeric and burdock root ingredients. All in all, there’s more than 8 grams of herbs in each daily dose of th... Continue Reading

      The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality

      The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality

      Probiotics, those microscopic, beneficial bacteria, continue to be one of the biggest trends in dietary supplements. Sometimes it seems they’re showing up everywhere: yogurt, drinks, bars, gums, sachets, capsules! Some of the best probiotic formulations are definitely the full potency, refrigerated capsules though. Flora’s refrigerated probiotic line contains a wide spectrum of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, with guaranteed potency at time of man... Continue Reading