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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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Featured Pet Care

7 Reasons Dogs Have Itchy Skin

April 23, 2020

Often when we see our dogs scratching more than usual we jump to a quick conclusion that they have fleas or other parasites. There are a number of reasons why our dogs may have itchy skin. The causes range from environmental to physiological and even psychological. Examining the potential causes and eliminating the ones you know are not problematic will help you to narrow things down. If the problem is more serious, visiting a professional such as a veterinarian or…

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Nootropic Supplements for Brain Health

April 21, 2020

The word ‘nootropic’ combines two ancient Greek words for ‘mind’ and ‘turning’ to refer to supplements and nutrients that support cognitive health – especially for memory, focus, and creativity. DHA-EPA DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids are best known as the key ingredients in fish oil, but there are also vegan, algae-sourced options on the market. Besides supporting cardiovascular health, they also play key roles in brain health. A 2015 meta-analysis of 28 studies looking at the effects of DHA…

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Featured Fitness

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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Featured Pet Care

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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Featured Recipes

Pantry Falafels

April 2, 2020

Not quite up to grocery shopping lately? We hear you. These tasty and nourishing falafels use mostly pantry staples, veggies that keep well for a long time, and herbs you can grow at home (or use dry). Add another pantry staple into the mix – greens powder! It gives these falafels a fresh taste and a healthy dose of green veggies! Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For more delicious…

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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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Elderberry and the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

March 27, 2020

We’ve been noticing lots of interest in our elderberry products over the past few months and wanted to respond to various concerns and misinformation being shared with respect to elderberry, the SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19, and immune health. This is a complex topic, but we wanted to share a few things to clarify. Elderberry has been shown in research to interfere with influenza viruses and support overall immune health. It has a long history of traditional use and enough clinical trials to…

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Featured Health Seasonal

The Power of Elderberry

February 4, 2020

If you’ve made it this far into winter without you or someone you love being flattened by an immune challenge, you may be feeling victorious. Don’t celebrate just yet though. The peak season for winter gremlins is January-February and doesn’t end until April, meaning we’ve still got at least another month or two before we’re out of the woods. You’ve probably already got tissues and vitamin C stockpiled, but there’s another item you’ll want to add to your winter wellness…

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