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Swedish Bitters for Digestion

December 1, 2020

Bitter is not always the most popular taste for people to seek out. As a result, bitter foods are often lacking in our diets yet they’re so important to healthy digestion. Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, dark cocoa, dark roasted coffee, dandelion greens, artichoke and some beers like stout and India Pale Ale are some examples where you’ll find the bitter taste. So why do we need bitters and what are their benefits? Bitters prime the upper digestive functions of…

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics For Pets

November 28, 2020

Probiotics and prebiotics work toward the same purpose: restoring the natural and healthy flora in the digestive system. While probiotics are healthy bacteria and yeast that are taken in order to reintroduce them to the stomach and intestinal tract, prebiotics are fibers that serve as food for this bacteria. Both work together to restore the body’s natural ecosystem. While the goal is the same, prebiotics can sometimes be more effective, especially for pets like cats and dogs. The Essential Difference…

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All Things Elderberry

November 24, 2020

If you’ve noticed that elderberry is suddenly everywhere, you’re not imagining it. This herbal superhero is popping up all over store shelves and social media feeds. Last year, it was the third best-selling herbal supplement in the United States — with good reason. This stuff works! But how much do you know about this intriguing plant? We’re here to spill the beans about the history, fun facts, and science around elderberry. Elderberry History and Folklore Cultural beliefs around an herb…

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Mental Fatigue

November 20, 2020

Mental Fatigue by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Mario Mendoza I’m grateful with how the year has gone. My family has stayed healthy, I was able to set two treadmill world records earlier in the year, and jump into an actual race recently. I have always been a very positive person, even during difficult times. This year with a pandemic started out no differently. We can do this, we can get through this together, there is a light at the end of…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

November 19, 2020

A New Answer to an Old Question A simple Google search of the question, “Why do dogs eat grass?” yields well over a half million results. This is one of those questions that many have an opinion about, yet has stumped dog owners and veterinarians, with surprisingly little research done to provide a sound, scientific answer. While there are several popular, “common sense” answers often given in the pet care community, online and in the real world, the most commonly…

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Building Cellular Immunity with Immune·Essence™

November 17, 2020

Immune·Essence™ is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom prized for its immunomodulating effects. Polysaccharides  and polyphenols in turkey tail support immune health by stimulating a variety of immune cells from within the innate and adaptive immune system.* Turkey Tail also has prebiotic effects in the colon,…

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How Rosy Has Improved My Health

November 12, 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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Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend

November 10, 2020

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about digestion until it’s giving you trouble. Frequently, the cause of indigestion is overeating, like when you’re immobilized on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, wondering why you had three servings of mashed potatoes. (Hint: maybe don’t do that.) But sometimes it’s not foods that cause indigestion. Sometimes, the problem is more systemic. Before we get into that, it helps to consider how your body digests food. Meet the Digestive Enzymes…

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Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic

November 6, 2020

Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Patrick Reagan During the 2020 year, my family has spent a great deal of time at home much like the rest of humanity. This year has been overwhelming and at times frustrating with the state of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Living in isolation from others and hardly ever leaving home was a difficult transition from my usual travels throughout the world as a professional athlete. Earlier in the…

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Daily Immune Shot

November 5, 2020

Daily Immune Shot Category: Featured, Recipes Ingredients 2 large carrots, washed and roughly chopped 2 large lemons, peeled, seeds removed 4 inches ginger, washed 1 cup water 6 scoops Flora Acerola Powder 1 tsp turmeric powder Pinch black pepper Instructions Blender method: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Use a nut milk bag to separate juice from pulp (save the pulp in the freezer). Serve. Juicer method: Add carrots, lemons, and ginger to…

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