6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

6 NUTRIENTS TO HELP KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG AND HEALTHY Did you know that all of our bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete, and inch for inch stronger than steel? Reaching peak bone density at around age 30, our bone strength can start to decline as we head toward middle-age. But keeping our bones strong and healthy is important no matter how old we are. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that about 8 million women and 2... Continue Reading

Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization

Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization

Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. Bu... Continue Reading

Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 5 minutes Notes To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the smoothie without caffeine. Ingredients ½ cup steamed then frozen sweet p... Continue Reading

A Supplement Designed To Manage Stress, Recommended By A Functional Medicine Practitioner

A Supplement Designed To Manage Stress, Recommended By A Functional Medicine Practitioner

This blog was originally posted on drwillcole.com. Our world is stressed out. We wear busy as a badge of honor and carry around planners, calendars, and endless to-do lists with no end in sight. The amount of sleep many of us get each night is minimal and we can’t remember the last time we truly felt relaxed. We have a serious problem. In my telehealth functional medicine clinic, chronic stress can be just as much, if not more, of a trigger to my p... Continue Reading

Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition Serving Size: 2-4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Ingredients Marinade:½ cup Flora Lemon Ginger ACV Shot¼ cup Udo’s Omega 3.6.9 Oil Blend3-4 cloves garlic3 sprigs fresh thymeSalt and pepper, to taste_________________________Salad:1 bunch radishes, sliced½ a fennel bulb, finely diced1 jalapeno, sliced (seeds removed if you want to cut the spice level)Handful chives, diced Instructi... Continue Reading

This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

BIOHACKERS KNOW SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL UNDERSTAND There is a whole world of stuff going on in the body that lay folk do not talk much about. Like messenger molecules, which usually only comes up in conversation between biochemists and medical specialists, or occasionally devoted biohackers and athletes. That is such a shame because messenger molecules influence how the body runs stuff, which people really should understand because it affects the... Continue Reading

Celebrate Fathers

Celebrate Fathers

It’s been a long year for everyone, and that goes for dads, too. Maybe the special dad in your life has been moonlighting as a second-grade math tutor between Zoom calls. Or perhaps he’s dropping by his grown kids’ house to do some home repairs while overwhelmed parents try to be parents and worker bees at the same time. It’s time to give all the dads some love on their special day!  What to get dear old Dad?  The answer is, of course, it depends. ... Continue Reading

Do Kids Need Omegas?

Do Kids Need Omegas?

Kids Need Omegas! Yes, spoiler alert, kids do need omegas. To fuel their optimal growth and function, they need omegas more than most adults do. For busy caregivers with no time to read the whole article, jump to the Summary. Omegas Help Brain and Body Function These special kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids include LA and AA (types of omega-6s), and ALA and DHA (types of omega-3s). These fatty acids combine to make fat molecules essential for n... Continue Reading

Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin

Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin

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 heal... Continue Reading

Celebrate Mothers

Celebrate Mothers

It’s May, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s been a long, strange year, and in many families, the person holding it all together has been Mom — whether she’s got little ones at home all day, every day or college kids who’ve flown back to the nest to attend school from their childhood bedrooms. Maybe a bouquet of roses or carnations isn’t gonna cut it this year. So, how can you honor the moms in your life? You can still buy th... Continue Reading

Flora Quality Control and Ingredient Adulteration

If you feel like you’ve been guest-starring in Groundhog Day: Pandemic Edition for the past year+ and the days, weeks and months are all starting to bleed together, you’re not alone. It’s never been a better time to take your health and well-being seriously. It is springtime though and the weather is gorgeous, so after a leisurely walk you find yourself standing in the supplements section of your favorite, local store. The colors, fonts, images... Continue Reading

Introducing: Bone Health+

Introducing: Bone Health+

Finally, a truly comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula! At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are expected to suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis at some point in their lives. This is a sobering fact compounded by the fact that by age 40, our bone building years are largely behind us and a slow, gradual decline is on the horizon. Fortunately, we can be proactive with diet, supplements, and exercise to mineralize and build bone dens... Continue Reading