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Meet Your New Iron Supplement: Ferritin+™

March 16, 2021
It’s happening! Our revolutionary (well, we think so anyway, but we’re excited for you to try it and see for yourselves!) new iron product Ferritin+™ is here* and ready to change how you feel about iron supplements. Ferritin+™ is a clinically proven, slow release, plant-based iron supplement that is readily absorbed without causing irritation to the gastro-intestinal tract. Ferritin is an iron-storage protein that our bodies know and use in order to store iron safely. Ferritin+™ is made with organic...

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To Support Your Emotional Wellness, Turn to Plants*

March 11, 2021
Back in June, I wrote about the connection between sleep, immunity and stress. There are clear connections between stress, the quality and quantity of our sleep, and the ability of our immune system to respond in just the right way when we need it to, and not more than that. There are many other common symptoms of stress that I want to talk about today. How do we recognize stress? What are the symptoms? Often our emotions feel negative or...

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Omega-3s and Heart Health

March 9, 2021
Omega-3 fatty acids have a reputation for being ‘heart healthy’ and ‘supporting cardiovascular health’. If you’ve ever wondered how they do it or what exactly that all means, this is the blog post for you. First, let’s define our terms. What are omega-3s? They’re a group of fatty acids essential to good health. The key ones are: Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Having enough of these fats in our cell membranes contributes to improved blood...

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Red Beet Swirls Smoothie

March 4, 2021
Red Beet Swirls Smoothie Category Featured Recipes Ingredients 1 tbsp Flora Red Beet Crystals 1 cup frozen strawberries ½ cup spinach or kale ¼ cup cashews, soaked for 2-3 hours ¼ cup plain yogurt ½ cup plant based milk or water Instructions Blend all ingredients on high until smooth about 2 minutes. Divide among two cups. To create this swirl, first spoon 4-6 pea-sized dots of yogurt on top of the smoothie. Take the sharp edge of a knife and...

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Flora Red Beet Crystals: The Beet Goes On

March 2, 2021
Flora Red Beet Crystals are a nutritious, energizing superfood that help to boost nitric oxide levels in the body. This naturally sweet tasting, instantly soluble product is a pure concentrate that is carefully obtained from the juice of freshly harvested, organic beet roots. The beets come from organic farms in Europe and are fresh pressed using hydraulic presses soon after harvesting. Next, the juice is vacuum dehydrated without the use of heat or freeze-drying, in order to best preserve the...

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What Causes Joint Problems in Pets

February 25, 2021
There is no doubt that we love our furry friends. Sometimes they just need a little extra TLC. Things like genetics, age, and if they have been spayed or neutered can play significant factors in their joint health. The difference between developmental and degenerative joint problems: Developmental joint problems are where there is improper development of the joint or ligament. These defects will cause the joint not to function correctly. Usually, this refers to genetic conditions such as hip or...

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Immune Health Begins in the Gut

February 23, 2021
You know how important a healthy immune system is to keeping you well. But have you ever wondered exactly where your immune systems is? If you know a bit about physiology, you might answer the spleen, the lymph glands, or the bone marrow. All these answers are right. But the motherlode of the immune system is in your gut. Wait, did you say my gut? Yep, that’s right. Your GI tract houses up to 80 percent of your immune cells....

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Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?

February 16, 2021

Honey could very possibly be the earliest sweetener known to humankind and it has endured as a medicine in healing traditions from Slovenia to India. Honey is a go-to folk remedy for dyspepsia and was widely used for preventing infection and healing wounds before modern antibiotics were discovered in bread mold (not nearly as delicious a source of antibacterial goodness!). Now, with antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, lay people and scientists are interested in knowing everything that honey can…

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse

February 11, 2021

What makes a food appropriate for Valentine’s day (also known in Latin America as the day of love and friendship)? It makes sense to me that foods known as aphrodisiacs or which promote the production of oxytocin, our bonding hormone, would be a good start. Dubbed “the love hormone”, many of us are currently depleted in oxytocin, which is produced when we experience positive social interactions and pleasant physical touch. (While the recipe makes enough for sharing, folks in isolation…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Glazed Donuts

February 9, 2021

Apple Cider Vinegar Glazed Donuts Category Featured Recipes Gluten-free | Healthy dessert Persons 6 Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Ingredients Baked Donuts: 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 3/4 cup almond flour 1/3 cup tapioca starch 1/3 cup coconut sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 eggs 3/4 cup almond milk 2 tbsp Flora ACV Shot 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar 2-3 tbsp Flora Apple Cider Vinegar (any flavour; I used Turmeric…

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