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Air Quality and Respiratory Health Tips for Summertime

August 20, 2019
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The western states and provinces of North America have seen a large increase in forest fires over the past several years. The Pacific Northwest, California coast, and BC Interior have seen a five-fold increase in forest fires, lasting five times as long and burning through six times as much land area since the 1980s. These fires cause tens of billions of dollars in combined damage and can affect people for hundreds to thousands of miles downwind. About half of these…

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Managing Histamines: A Follow-Up

August 19, 2019
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Worsening allergies? Blame climate change! Then, choose your probiotic. In my last blog on histamines, I introduced four types of histamine, their functions, and nutrients to manage Histamine Intolerance (HIT). I mentioned herbs to stabilize mast cells and how to be careful with probiotics, saying that studies, underway at the time, might offer more insight in the future. As artist Paik Nam June is credited with saying, “the future is now”. What are histamines? Histamines are chemicals your immune system…

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Health Recipes

How to Use Udo’s Oil

August 6, 2019
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Do you get enough healthy fat? Many people don’t consume enough, especially essential omegas. Omega-3, -6 and -9 oils are safe to use in meals for the whole family, not just smoothies! Udo’s Oil is a great way to balance a meal, make a snack more satisfying, or finish off a dish of any kind. How Much Udo’s Oil? Using 2 – 3 tablespoons daily seems to work well for most adults and children 10 years and older. Even babies…

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Seriously Up Your Vitamin Intake with Epresat

July 23, 2019

Tablets and chewable vitamins often exit the body undigested, providing little benefit. Instead, soak up vitamins with our natural & traditional Epresat liquid multivitamin formula, perfect for adding to juice or smoothies. Chock full of vitamins A, B, C, D, and E This natural remedy helps support your immune system* and helps your body absorb and use the calcium, making you stronger and healthier. With blessed thistle herb, kola seed, kelp, and natural juices like guava and apricot, Epresat liquid…

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Education Health

Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right

July 12, 2019
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Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clarity and mental energy, resolve some chronic neurological and energy disorders, and can even have metabolic advantages. While there are potential benefits, ‘going keto’ is not foolproof. It is often misunderstood and can create problems. The greater and swifter the diet change, the more the adjustments…

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Health Recipes

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

July 4, 2019

Pie for breakfast? Yes, you heard us right. Our Key Lime Pie Smoothie hits the health mark and makes a great breakfast option, yet is delicious enough to tempt even the toughest critic. Lime juice delivers a boost of vitamin C, apple brings a solid dose of fiber to the table, and coconut flakes add a hint of tropical flair. Add this easy-to-make smoothie to your weekend breakfast spread, or throw it together in a pinch on busy weekday mornings,…

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Family Health

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

June 28, 2019

A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even…

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Spirulina Verte Limonade

June 27, 2019

Some days, nothing will fit the bill and quench your thirst quite like a refreshing, cold glass of lemonade. We’ve put a nourishing twist on this classic by adding a dash of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder. The result? A dark, delicious and nutrient-dense lemonade—or limonade in French—that’ll tantalize your tastebuds, satisfy your thirst, and give your body a healthful boost. Print Spirulina Verte Limonade Servings: 1 serving Ingredients 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup water Dash of…

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Health Seasonal

3 Ways to Reduce Bloating During Swimsuit Season

June 25, 2019

I love the summer… but I have to admit, I don’t always love getting into my bathing suit. Even though I’ve found a swimsuit that I feel great in (it only took trying on 100+), it’s still a bit stressful to walk around the beach feeling a tad… exposed. The very last thing I want to deal with when enjoying the summer surf is bloating! That heavy-feeling, gassy, and VERY VISIBLE bloating. Ugggh. Bloating is annoying any day, but it’s…

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Spirulina Workout Smoothie Bowl

June 20, 2019
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A solid workout deserves an equally solid reward. Treat yourself—while treating your body to the nutrients it craves post-workout—with this Workout Smoothie Bowl recipe. It’s great as is or as a base for a smoothie bowl. Frozen banana and strawberries come together with protein powder and nutrient-packed VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder to form a deliciously dense smoothie base. Sip away at this tasty blend as-is, or pour it into a bowl and top with your favorite fruit and nuts…

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