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June 2020

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Calcium and Magnesium – Who Needs Them?

June 30, 2020

Lots of articles extoll the virtues of calcium and magnesium and tell you where to get them. Today we dive into what can cause a lack of calcium and/or magnesium, and why it can be hard to keep these minerals in our bodies. Who Might Benefit from Getting More Calcium and Magnesium? Folks who … crave sugar experience a lot of stress and need to relax have allergies exercise strenuously have high blood pressure (especially in pregnancy) feel nervous, sensitive…

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Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Parfait with Chia Pudding

June 25, 2020

This healthy strawberry smoothie is such a great breakfast to make on a slow morning. But, if you are in a hurry and still want to make it, I would suggest adding +1 cup to everything to make it totally drinkable for an on the go breakfast. Another thing you can do is put it in a container with a sealing lid and it travels really well since the smoothie is so thick! Believe me, I have brought one of…

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4 Ingredient Mini Pancake Cereal with Pink Power

June 23, 2020

Mini pancake cereal looks super cute, right? I saw mini pancakes from TikTok and Instagram and thought, “I bet I can healthify that recipe!”. And, rose-coloured mini pancakes are even more awesome! Plus, the soft pink colour in these little pancake bites is functional – it adds extra energy to start the day, thanks to Red Beet Crystals! Now, for the most part I aim to eat most of my carbs to fuel some kind of activity, since I want…

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Summer Fruit Aquafaba Pavlova

June 18, 2020

A pavlova is an airy cloud of meringue cradling fresh cream and fruit. It is named for ballerina Anna Pavlova, a childhood idol of mine, because it embodies lightness and effortlessness. This 100% vegan-friendly dessert is easy to make. We made it egg-free with the use of aquafaba – the liquid from a can of chickpeas. It is made dairy-free with the use of coconut whipped cream. You can make use of whatever fruit you have in abundance. Tart fruits…

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Featured Health Travel

Flora Product Insights: Shelf-Stable Probiotics

June 16, 2020

Shelf-stable probiotics offer the promise of digestive and immune support on-the-go. As their name implies, shelf-stable probiotics are stable outside of the refrigerator, making them ideal to include in your future travel plans. Flora’s line consists of Women’s Care, Complete Care and Travel Care. What’s special about them that makes them shelf-stable though?  The first aspect is that the probiotic strains themselves are more resilient at room temperature than many refrigerated probiotic strains. Next, Flora adds a higher overage amount…

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The Sleep-Stress-Immunity Connection

June 11, 2020

Clearly, these are WEIRD times. Times of shifts and changes. Yet, even if we cannot connect to things that make us feel normal, we can look to connect to the things that give us hope, make us feel calm, peaceful, and directed towards goodness. So, let’s attempt to get centered, take a breath, and shake it out, shall we? We can all agree that our ability to chill out, as a society, has room for improvement. By and large, people…

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Your Omega-3 Index

June 9, 2020

Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA have been linked to brain health, cardiovascular health, eye health, and joint health.* Having enough DHA and EPA in cell membranes means improved blood flow, reduced inflammation, and lower blood triglyceride levels. Higher DHA/EPA levels correlate with reduced risk of coronary heart disease(CHD).* By now most people are well aware they need some omega-3s in their diet. How do we know if we are getting enough though? The Omega-3 Index The omega-3 index…

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Biological Aging –How Your Body can be Younger than Your Years and 3 Things to Try!

June 2, 2020

Aging happens We age, like it or not. I’m in a social group curious about aging. Members share advice, laugh, compare, and commiserate. Many embrace getting chronologically older, but none wish to speed the physical aging process, or know what to expect from it. Understanding Aging Bio-gerontologists study aging professionally, finding techniques to influence aging. They integrate fields like biology, math, and genetics1 to develop longevity hacks. Science shows that the number of years you have been here are just…

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