endurance
Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
November 12, 2019
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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip
November 5, 2019
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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip
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Manuka Honey & How to Use It
October 22, 2019
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Manuka Honey & How to Use It
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"Fall" into a New Cleanse Routine
September 24, 2019
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"Fall" into a New Cleanse Routine
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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them
September 17, 2019
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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them
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Back to School for Mom Too
September 10, 2019
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Back to School for Mom Too
Health Recipes

Green MCT Smoothie

November 14, 2019
MCT green

I love the effect healthy fats have in a smoothie, to help keep my blood sugar levels even and my hunger at bay. Here’s a no-fail recipe to try: Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, NNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.

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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

November 13, 2019
pumpkin pie

Pumpkins are one of the most iconic symbols of cooler weather, and of holiday gatherings in North America. Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts and considerably healthy, too, so I will happily make something a bit unexpected with the same flavor and health benefits but none of the gluten. This ice cream has all the flavor and creaminess of pumpkin pie, can be made ahead, requires no baking, and is gluten-free. Using real pumpkin and the best quality…

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Featured Fitness

Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

November 12, 2019
endurance

Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behind their passion for the sport. As you might guess, running…

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Fitness Health

Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury

November 6, 2019
bone health

During the 2019 season, approaching the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, my good friend Dr. Greg Grosicki of Armstrong State University worked with my coaches and me to track improvements in my body composition.  We decided to look at several parameters with the DEXA scanner due to concerns with my bone mineral density. The primary risk of insufficient bone density was stress fracture which would result in a long rest period in the middle of my training heading into…

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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip

November 5, 2019
tasty

This is a tasty, healthy, no-stress recipe to serve when people come over. The variety of tastes makes it a hit and will intrigue the palate to keep you coming back for more! It is so low-stress, it is more a loose suggestion than a recipe: Combine ingredients with pleasing flavors in proportions that suit you, top with flax oil, and serve. I recommend scooping it up with chunks of bread. Pick a loaf that is crusty on the outside…

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Recipes

The Dirty Fat Chai

November 1, 2019

Part eccentric statement, part delicious beverage. It’s 2019 and we are over our fear of fat and dirt! A dirty chai latte, says the former barista, is a chai latte with espresso. What’s a dirty fat chai? It’s even better, as it includes organic medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil sourced ethically from coconuts. Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on…

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Manuka Glazed Roasted Veggies & Salmon

October 30, 2019

This glaze can accompany any dish, but it pairs so well with the earthiness of roasted vegetables and the richness of salmon. Mānuka honey brings antibacterial properties to this glaze that, when paired with a whole food diet rich in other phytonutrients, offer ideal prevention to colds and flu. Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit EatYoungNutrition.com.

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Beet ‘N’ Berry Overnight Cauli Proats

October 25, 2019

This is one of my absolute favorite overnight oat combos.  Honestly, I am addicted to the color, the taste, and how happy and satisfied I feel after eating them. Salus Red Beet Crystals have become a staple in my home. Even if you don’t like beets, these are worth a try. They’re naturally sweet, less “earthy” than regular beets, and rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant-based compounds such as betalains and nitrates.  Among their many benefits, these compounds may help…

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Family Health

Fatherhood & the Challenge of Time

October 24, 2019
fatherhood

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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Recipes

Healthy Popcorn – 3 Ways

October 23, 2019
popcorn

Popcorn is healthy. Or unhealthy… even dangerous, all depending on how it’s done. The Good Popcorn kernels are always non-GMO, fiber-rich whole grains. If you like eating popcorn at night, I have good news. Corn kernels contain the amino acid tryptophan which can boost serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter. Because it can even help us have a good sleep by producing melatonin, the evening is my favorite time to eat foods rich in tryptophan. This amino acid gets into our brain…

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