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August 2019

Recipes

Green Garden Sauce

August 29, 2019
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When your garden herbs are growing like crazy, use them in this rich and satisfying, healthy green dressing. It makes a spoon-stands-up-in-it-thick sauce that works best on power bowls, Buddha bowls, and hearty salads or tossed into a pasta salad. Our Mediterranean bowl was made with a tarragon-based sauce, but basil would make a good alternative. Pair the herbs in the sauce with the bowl: Indonesian, Thai, or Vietnamese street-food style bowls may pair well with sweet basil or anise-y…

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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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Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products

August 27, 2019
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It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-to-school supplements? Just like adults, kids need to be in tip-top shape to do their best work and be their best selves. Now’s the time to stock up on a few medicine cabinet staples to keep your kiddo healthy this school year. Elderberry Sometimes the sniffles start…

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Recipes

Strawberry Summer Salad Dressing

August 24, 2019
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This pretty pink summer dressing is nice over mixed greens, microgreens, or sprouts. You may like to top with crumbled goat cheese and something crunchy, like nuts, seeds, or even radish. This dressing is a rich source of nutrients like omega-3, B12, and vitamin C. 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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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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Air Quality and Respiratory Health Tips for Summertime

August 20, 2019
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The western states and provinces of North America have seen a large increase in forest fires over the past several years. The Pacific Northwest, California coast, and BC Interior have seen a five-fold increase in forest fires, lasting five times as long and burning through six times as much land area since the 1980s. These fires cause tens of billions of dollars in combined damage and can affect people for hundreds to thousands of miles downwind. About half of these…

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Managing Histamines: A Follow-Up

August 19, 2019
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Worsening allergies? Blame climate change! Then, choose your probiotic. In my last blog on histamines, I introduced four types of histamine, their functions, and nutrients to manage Histamine Intolerance (HIT). I mentioned herbs to stabilize mast cells and how to be careful with probiotics, saying that studies, underway at the time, might offer more insight in the future. As artist Paik Nam June is credited with saying, “the future is now”. What are histamines? Histamines are chemicals your immune system…

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Popsicles Two Ways

August 17, 2019
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What better treat on a hot summer day than an ice-cold popsicle!  Here I have two different flavors. The first is a fresh and tangy Creamy Berry & Lemon combo.  The second is “PBBJ,” a play on everyone’s favorite PB&J, with an extra “B” for a twist!  Dr. Tara’s passion is to inspire and empower others to experience the joy and richness of life.  She embraces a holistic definition of health & wellness with a focus on lifestyle factors. For…

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Baoballz

August 14, 2019
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As much as it drives me crazy, kids seem to get a kick out of things that are spelled wrong. Is it rebellion? Freedom from parental oversight? Not sure. What I do know is that all my son’s beloved graphic novels have at least one ‘z’ where an ‘s’ should be. So, in that spirit, here is a recipe for Baoballz, with ‘z’. They use my son’s favorite form of social currency, Baobites (I swear, he uses them to trade…

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