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Celebrating 2020: Resolutions for Cellular Health

January 7, 2020
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It’s the end of a decade as we head into a new one with 2020. What would you like to let go of and leave behind? What do you need to put wind in your sails for this new year? Is now the time to become laser-focused? Or are you ready for a new direction, don’t know what it is yet, and need some open-ended soul-searching, daydreaming and exploring to create fertile ground in your imagination for something new to…

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Health Lifestyle

Making Healthy Eating Easy

January 2, 2020

5 Types of Food You Should Be Eating Regularly Healthy eating can be puzzling when nutritional advice changes all the time. The good news is you don’t need to go on the latest fad diet to eat well. (In fact, you probably shouldn’t!) Just make sure to include these five rock stars of nutrition in your diet on the regular, and you’ll be ahead of the game. 1. Faithful Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest…

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Organic MCT Oil

December 12, 2019
MCT

MCT oil is extremely popular for its fat-burning qualities and easy digestibility. Many people are attracted to MCT oil’s ability to support their fitness goals through improved weight management and exercise performance. Everyone can take advantage of its benefits for the heart and brain.* What is MCT Oil? MCTs are “better for you” fats, specifically MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids), aka MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). They come in four lengths, from 6 to 12 carbons long. “C” means carbon: C6: caproic acid…

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Education Health Uncategorized

Relax & Enjoy Flora Tea

November 27, 2019
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Tea is a Healthy Choice Tea is one of the healthiest beverage choices available and is extremely popular all over the world. Drinking black or green tea or infused herbs like chamomile or peppermint may be one of the simplest ways to do something nice for yourself. Although many of us drink tea or herbal infusions simply for taste and enjoyment, we know that tea is rich in beneficial polyphenols and other useful compounds. The ritual of tea drinking dates…

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Health

Vegan Omegas: Preserving Our Oceans & Brains

November 21, 2019
omega brain

Flora Omega Brain+ supplies a true vegan replacement for fish oil. Omega Brain+ contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and is made from algae grown in stainless steel tanks on land. The algal oil is tested by Flora’s quality control for peroxide value (a measure of rancidity), fatty acid content, heavy metals, pesticides, microbiological contamination and algal toxins in order to ensure a pure and clean finished product. This means no concerns about oceanic…

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Health Recipes

Green MCT Smoothie

November 14, 2019
MCT oil green smoothie

I love the effect healthy fats have in a smoothie, to help keep my blood sugar levels even and my hunger at bay. Here’s a no-fail recipe to try: Dana Green Remedios, RHN, RNCP, NNCP, is a Vancouver-based educator and coach. She is a regular contributor to the FloraHealthy blog and can answer your questions in English, French, and Spanish as a Product Information Specialist at Flora.

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Fitness Health

Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury

November 6, 2019
bone health

During the 2019 season, approaching the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, my good friend Dr. Greg Grosicki of Armstrong State University worked with my coaches and me to track improvements in my body composition.  We decided to look at several parameters with the DEXA scanner due to concerns with my bone mineral density. The primary risk of insufficient bone density was stress fracture which would result in a long rest period in the middle of my training heading into…

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Family Health

Fatherhood & the Challenge of Time

October 24, 2019
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I’ve looked forward to being a dad for a long time. Even while I was still in college, I remember someone telling me I have a father spirit. That stuck with me, hoping that one day I would get to be a dad. I studied developmental psychology because I have always enjoyed understanding how a person grows and matures. My summer jobs were always in daycares because I like mentoring. Perfect transition into fatherhood, right? Not really! I realize now…

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Education Health Recipes

Manuka Honey & How to Use It

October 22, 2019
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How to Choose, Eat, and Use Manuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of mānuka tree blossoms. Let’s find out how to eat it! The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Manuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of mānuka honey is…

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Health Recipes

The #1 Way to Use Manuka Honey to Soothe a Sore Throat

October 21, 2019
Manuka Honey Lozenges

Growing up, my mother would make me a comforting mug of “honey lemon” any time I got sick. This warm homemade brew often included ginger, sometimes echinacea tea, but it always had equal parts honey and lemon juice. It soothed my sore throat and cough wonderfully. Honey has been used in this way forever, and science is catching up to what mom has always known. Various types of honey have been touted as natural cough suppressants and have even been…

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