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Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Are All the Rage – Should You Try Them?

August 9, 2018

Apple cider vinegar is the new “it” drink. Everyone from health bloggers to women’s magazines to Dr. Oz is raving about this buzzworthy health tonic. Even top celebs like actress Hillary Duff, Olympian gymnast Gabby Douglas, and pop star Katy Perry swear by the stuff. What’s all the fuss? A “new” old drink While it may be newly popular, drinking apple cider vinegar as a health tonic isn’t new at all. In fact, apple cider vinegar has been used to…

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Detox Your Summer Indulgences Away with Flor-Essence

July 24, 2018

Summer is that time of the year we spend vacationing and indulging, which doesn’t always mean we’re living our healthiest lives. Get back to that life of balance and detox some of that excess “summer living” with the help of our light and easy herbal detox, Flor-Essence. Combining tradition, history, and time-tested results, Flor-Essence (US/CA) offers a natural way to flush the body of toxins and waste. Inspired by a traditional Ojibwa formula, the 8-herb formula was developed and perfected through…

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Health Recipes

Morning Detox Granola with Gandalf Organic Chlorella

July 19, 2018

If you’ve never tried Gandalf Organic Chlorella (CA), I’m giving you two very good reasons to do so now! Number one, it covers so many of the bases when it comes to gentle detoxification (see my previous Instagram post or my blog post). Number two, I’ve gone through the trial and error of creating this chlorella detox granola so you can make it this weekend. Here’s the recipe: Detox Morning Granola Notes *Omit almonds for a nut-free version.**Omit honey and bee…

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Education Health

The Dangers of Eating Too Clean

July 5, 2018

I recently enjoyed a farm-to-table meal in the Malibu hills. We nibbled garden-fresh veggies and berries straight from the bush. After all, what’s a bit of dirt? A lot, apparently. A hypothesis suggests that microbes that co-evolved with us are our ‘old friends’; they protect against a wide spectrum of immune-related disorders. Some of these are present in soil and can be inhaled when out in nature. This might be why spending childhood on a farm is good for our…

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Fresh-Pressed Oils & Why You Need Them in Your Life

June 26, 2018

We love oils at Flora (hello, omegas!), but it’s not all about the ones you ingest. The oils you use topically can radically change your life, too. In fact, there are some pretty unexpected ways fresh-pressed oils can help you take health and beauty to the next level. Each oil is unique in its ability, capable of helping with everything from skin care to hair growth to cell health. Which one is missing from your wellness and beauty regimen? Find…

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Five Ways to Gently Detoxify Your Body Every Day

January 11, 2018

It’s hard to go a day without hearing about the dangers of toxins in our air, chemicals in our cosmetics, and pesticides in our food. It’s downright scary. And it’s true, we are dealing with a higher daily chemical assault than we did a generation ago. It makes the idea of a big detox cleanse seem pretty much necessary. But that might not be the case for most of us. Our bodies are used to dealing with toxins. Our liver…

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Health Lifestyle

Let’s Rethink Our Normal Cleanse

January 4, 2018
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It’s a new year and with that can come a whole list of resolutions. Is one of your goals to dive into a cleanse to clean out your system after a few days (or weeks…) of a little too much junk food and drinks? Or do you just want to clean up your diet a bit but struggle to figure out what to do? It’s a common problem. We have the best of intentions, and then our busy lives get…

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The Liver’s Role in Detox – How It Handles Toxins

December 17, 2017
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The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins into either water-soluble molecules that can be excreted…

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The Essence of Flora

March 28, 2017

In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular system, a healthy heart Sleep·Essence: the nervous system and sleep Respir·Essence: the…

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So You’ve Done a Cleanse…Now What?

March 24, 2017
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Many of us woke up on New Years Day feeling the after-effect of a month of indulgences. The tired, foggy, exhausted feeling that can inspire even the most dramatic dietary changes and cleanses. And now it’s a few months later and we’ve persevered. We’ve even enjoyed some of it (isn’t an evening mug of Flor-Essence (US/CA) surprisingly lovely?), and now what? Where do we go from here? How do we continue these great feelings of health and vitality in normal…

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