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September 2020

Featured Health

Why Whole Food Sourced Vitamin C is the Best Source

September 29, 2020

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that many plants and animals can manufacture from their own glucose stores. Unfortunately for us humans, we’re not one of the mammals that comes with our own built in vitamin C factories. That means we need to ensure we’re getting enough from our diet. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects bodily tissues from oxidative damage. It is also involved in several important enzymatic reactions, including the creation of collagen in connective tissue. This…

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Featured Fitness Health

Staying Active During Pandemic Times

September 28, 2020

By Ellie Greenwood I’m sure like many of you, my exercise routine took a hit when social distancing and lockdown measures came into force in mid-March.  I was no longer able to go swimming (an activity I use for cross training to supplement my running) and my twice weekly gym sessions were put on hold.  At first I was at a real loss of how to work around these restrictions and was concerned that my training would be compromised, but…

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Family Featured Recipes

Elderberry Lemonade

September 24, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Elderberry Lemonade Category Family Featured Recipes Persons 4 Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Notes I use a tonic water sweetened with cane sugar when making elderberry lemonade. If not using, taste and adjust the sweetness of the lemonade. The elderberry syrup will add sweetness, but you might prefer a bit more. Ingredients Elderberry Syrup: 2 tbsp honey Zest of one lemon 2 thyme sprigs (about 1/2 tbsp) 4 tbsp Flora…

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Featured Recipes

Tomato & Honey Salsa

September 21, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Tomato & Honey Salsa Category Featured Recipes Ingredients 8-9 oz baby tomatoes 1 small purple onion 1 whole roasted red pepper (canned) 3 garlic cloves 1 chili pepper 2 tbsp Udo’s Oil 3+6+9 Blend 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil 1 ½ tbsp mānuka honey 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tbsp juice of peppers Instructions Use the side of a knife to crush garlic cloves. Peel and…

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Featured Fitness Health Lifestyle

An Athlete’s Take on Re-balance and De-stressing

September 17, 2020

By Jen Segger For over twenty years, I have been pushing myself to the limit in the endurance world. I’ve demanded a lot from my body – I’ve repeatedly asked it to carry me up mountains and through rain forests for days upon end, to bike across vast landscapes all over the world and to paddle remote waterways – so that I could explore outer islands and passages where very few get to go. I’ve raced at the elite level…

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Featured Health Lifestyle

Sleep and Cleansing

September 15, 2020

Sleep and Cleansing Not sleeping much as a badge of honor for productivity has lost a lot of its luster in our society in the past decade. Part of the reason is we’ve learned a lot more about just how bad it is for your health to be burning the candle at both ends. Insufficient sleep impairs immune function, increases inflammation, has adverse effects on insulin and blood sugar balance, increases stress hormones and blood pressure. Pretty much every measure…

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Featured Pet Care

Six Things I Didn’t Know About Great Danes

September 10, 2020

Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Join us as we follow Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics over the next 6 months. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend to your family…

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Family Featured Health

The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality

September 8, 2020

Probiotics, those microscopic, beneficial bacteria, continue to be one of the biggest trends in dietary supplements. Sometimes it seems they’re showing up everywhere: yogurt, drinks, bars, gums, sachets, capsules! Some of the best probiotic formulations are definitely the full potency, refrigerated capsules though. Flora’s refrigerated probiotic line contains a wide spectrum of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, with guaranteed potency at time of manufacture and the end of their shelf life. Probiotic yogurts and drinks and gums simply can’t match these when…

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Featured Recipes

Spiced Manuka Golden Milk Ice Cream – A Healthy Treat

September 3, 2020

Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free This is the “Spiced Manuka Golden Milk” recipe originally from MindBodyGreen.com, with an ice cream twist! Coconut milk, turmeric, and manuka honey provide the foundation for this recipe. If you resist indulging in ice cream because you think it isn’t good for your health or immunity, this healthy ice cream solves that issue. It feels like a treat, with sweetness and spice to please the palate and creaminess for the senses, but it’s not your usual…

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Featured Lifestyle

How to Reseason Cast Iron (The Best Way Is Not What You Think!)

September 1, 2020

Why and How to Reseason Cast Iron Have you ever wondered how to reseason a cast iron skillet or why we season cast iron at all? Maybe you want to get the best oil for curing cast iron, or maybe you don’t even know what seasoning a pan is? This post will explain pan seasoning, including the what, the why, and the how – including how to reseason cast iron and THE BEST oil to cure cast iron. Seasoning or…

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