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November 2019

Recipes

MCT Oil Nut Butter Cups

November 29, 2019
MCT oil Peanut Butter Cups

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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Relax & Enjoy Flora Tea

November 27, 2019
flora teas

Tea is a Healthy Choice Tea is one of the healthiest beverage choices available and is extremely popular all over the world. Drinking black or green tea or infused herbs like chamomile or peppermint may be one of the simplest ways to do something nice for yourself. Although many of us drink tea or herbal infusions simply for taste and enjoyment, we know that tea is rich in beneficial polyphenols and other useful compounds. The ritual of tea drinking dates…

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Holidays

The Art of Holiday Eating

November 26, 2019
holiday eating

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where overeating is so accepted as the norm, it’s been elevated to meme-worthy status. But as you prepare to regret nothing while kayaking down rivers of mashed potatoes and gravy, your pancreas would first like a word. Normally, the pancreas secretes proteases, lipase and amylase to help digest protein, fats and starches. If it doesn’t produce enough, diarrhea, cramping, malabsorption of nutrients and gas/bloating can arise. The problem with indulging and overeating enjoying large…

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Recipes

MCT Caesar Dressing

November 22, 2019
mct oil Caesar dressing

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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Health

Vegan Omegas: Preserving Our Oceans & Brains

November 21, 2019
omega brain

Flora Omega Brain+ supplies a true vegan replacement for fish oil. Omega Brain+ contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and is made from algae grown in stainless steel tanks on land. The algal oil is tested by Flora’s quality control for peroxide value (a measure of rancidity), fatty acid content, heavy metals, pesticides, microbiological contamination and algal toxins in order to ensure a pure and clean finished product. This means no concerns about oceanic…

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Recipes

Jammy Breakfast Muffins

November 20, 2019
jammy elderberry muffins

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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Health Recipes

Green MCT Smoothie

November 14, 2019
MCT oil green smoothie

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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Recipes Seasonal

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

November 13, 2019
pumpkin pie ice cream recipe

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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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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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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