Herbal Peach and ACV Iced Tea
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How To Encourage A Healthy Appetite In Your Dog
October 15, 2020
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Flora Supplements Calendar – Autumn
October 8, 2020
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Pumpkin seed oil, a safe, food-based way to promote prostate health
October 6, 2020
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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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Flora Supplements Calendar – Autumn

October 8, 2020
We hope you’ve been enjoying our seasonal Flora Supplement Calendar and associated posts throughout the year. Golden colors and reddish hues are slowly appearing on the trees as our fall season gets underway. This is a time when our seasonal cycles may start to contract as we start to turn inwards and reflect on all that’s happened so far this year. Apples, root vegetables, pumpkins and squashes are harvested and make their way onto our plates. Traditionally this is a...

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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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Flora’s Essence line: the health-giving power of herbs

July 14, 2020

Plants are our natural allies in health. Flora’s Essence line concentrates the health-giving power of herbs into convenient tea concentrates that gently support the cardiovascular, respiratory, detoxification, nervous, and urinary systems. Herbs are individually extracted to help retain active ingredients and roots are decocted separately. With a more concentrated dose, you can take several tablespoons of our herbal tonics instead of brewing several cups on your own. Fora’s Essence line includes the following products: Flor-Essence for detox & cleansing.* Respir-Essence…

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The Dynamic Dialogue between Probiotics and our Immune System

May 12, 2020

Most people are familiar with probiotics as “good bacteria” that support a healthy digestive tract. One area that’s gaining more awareness is how they also play important roles in supporting our immune health too. From birth, the microbiome, the community of microbes in our digestive tract, starts to develop and it communicates with our immune system, helping it grow and develop as we do. Some of this communication is local, with immune cells and nodes in our intestinal lining, but…

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Herbal Wisdom and the 8 Great Herbs in Flor∙Essence®

April 28, 2020

Flor∙Essence® is made from eight herbs rooted in North American traditional herbal medicine. This unique herbal beverage gently supports the health and cleansing of the whole body. The origin of the Flor∙Essence® formula dates to 1922, and a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse. Rene was given the names of these eight different herbs by a woman she met in a hospital, who had originally been given them at the turn of that century by a helpful Ojibwa medicine man. Flor∙Essence®…

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12 Tips to Maintain Fitness During Perimenopause

April 14, 2020

Midlife – when female athletes struggle most with fitness The slow weight gain of adulthood can be a motivator to take your exercise up a notch. But if you remember the big hair and waterfall bangs of the 80s, exercise might be getting more challenging. Being a female athlete means you have special needs, both nutritional and lifestyle-related, and these considerations become exponential as you race towards the finish line of your reproductive years. It’s not you, it’s your hormones…

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Nutrition and Wellness for Senior Cats & Dogs

April 9, 2020

It makes sense, right? Senior pet food formulations are healthy for senior pets. Sounds good. But read this, from Dr. Karen Becker from Mercola.com “Neither AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) nor the National Research Council (NRC) provides guidelines for senior dog formulas. There is no distinction made between the nutritional requirements for adult dogs and those for senior dogs. As a result, the ingredients used in pet food marketed for ‘seniors’ is determined by the manufacturer and vary…

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Behind the Scenes with Flora’s BiologicVET® Pet Supplements

April 7, 2020

Flora is proud to offer BiologicVET® pet supplements formulated for the unique make up of cats and dogs. These formulas feature a high concentration of nutrients and active ingredients, an organic powder delivery system, are free from PCBs, heavy metals (like mercury) and dioxins and are made at our Canadian GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified facility. Product Regulations For the Canadian market BiologicVET products are regulated by Health Canada and are licensed under VHP (Veterinary Health Products) regulations. In the…

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The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health

March 31, 2020

How the Immune System Works The coordinated job of the immune system, including both our Adaptive and Innate functions, is to correctly differentiate between what is “self” and “not-self”. The immune system must identify what is a pathogen or toxin that we want to block, versus a beneficial compound that should get absorbed. This vital job is what allows us to mount a strong defense against bacteria and viruses but not overreact with allergies or autoimmunity. The Microbiome Plays a…

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