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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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Stressveda: Ashwagandha and Stress

February 2, 2021
Ashwagandha and Stress Ashwagandha is one of the most prized herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine materia medica. ‘Ashwa’ means ‘horse’ and ‘gandha’ means ‘smell’ so its name has been interpreted as referring to the smell of the fresh root powder as well as the root imbuing one with the vigor and stamina of a horse. Ashwagandha falls under the adaptogen class of herbs, meaning it can safely be used long term to fortify and support the body and mind in...

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8 Great Ways to Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure*

January 28, 2021

Blood Pressure Bad Habits Heart failure makes up about half of all North American hospital admissions. To lower your heart disease risk, you should limit behaviors that constrict your vessels. These are bad habits like consuming too many added sugars or unnecessary medications. Actions you don’t take could also put you at risk for high blood pressure, such as not drinking enough water, not consuming vegetables or fruits often enough, or in enough number or variety, or not managing stress…

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Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle

January 21, 2021

Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle Category Featured Health Recipes Persons 1 Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Ingredients 3 tbsp yogurt 1 tbsp Flora Elderberry Apple Cider Vinegar Drink 2 tsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp Sambu Guard Elderberry Crystals 1/2 tsp sea salt Few cracks fresh pepper Instructions Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly incorporated. Serve chilled over salad. Tags dinner recipe, Elderberry, elderberry benefits, elderberry crystals, healthy recipe, healthy recipes, immune boost, immune boosting, immune health,…

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Is It Too Late to Take Elderberry?

January 19, 2021

If you’re thinking spring, we get it. We are, too. But while we’re not going to yank that seed catalog out of your hands or tell you to stop browsing swimsuits online, we do want to put in a quick word for elderberry. “Wait, isn’t it a little late for elderberry?” you may be wondering. Nope! People tend to think about immune challenges in the fall when the cold weather sets in. That’s when they stock up on tissues, lozenges,…

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Elderberry Baked Pears

January 18, 2021

This delicious and elegant plant-based dessert infused with the goodness of organic, antioxidant rich elderberries and pears, this healthy dessert recipe will have you surprised at how easy it is to prepare. Delicious Mānuka Honey adds a boost of antimicrobial action while lending a hint of sweetness. Recipe & images: onbetterliving.com Elderberry Baked Pears Category Featured Health Recipes Persons 4 Ingredients Ingredients for the Pears 4 pears just ripe 3 tbsp. brown sugar 2/3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 c….

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Immune·Essence™: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root

January 14, 2021

Immune·Essence™ (USA) aka Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric (Canada) 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. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turmeric and burdock root ingredients. All in all, there’s more than 8 grams of herbs in each daily dose of the formula. Turmeric powder comes…

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Immune·Essence™: Focus on Turkey Tail Mushroom

January 12, 2021

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. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turkey tail mushroom. Trametes versicolor means ‘of many colors’; its fan shape and colors resemble wild turkey tail colors. Turkey tail mushrooms can be found growing on tree trunks and fallen trees in many countries…

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Flora Supplement Calendar – Winter

December 19, 2020

We hope you’ve been enjoying our seasonal Flora Supplement Calendar and associated posts throughout the year. We’ve arrived at our final installment of these seasonal posts for 2020 with winter on our doorsteps. This the time for slowing down, reflecting on the year behind us, going into hibernation-mode, of ‘hygge’ (a Danish and Norwegian word describing the mood and feeling of comfort, coziness and conviviality that many try to cultivate in the winter months of the northern hemisphere), of warming,…

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

December 8, 2020
Holiday health grouping of Flor•Essence, Elderberry, Olive and Sunflower oils, other immune support, antioxidant and probiotic products

From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their…

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