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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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Flora’s Essence line: the health-giving power of herbs

July 14, 2020

Plants are our natural allies in health. Flora’s Essence line concentrates the health-giving power of herbs into convenient tea concentrates that gently support the cardiovascular, respiratory, detoxification, nervous, and urinary systems. Herbs are individually extracted to help retain active ingredients and roots are decocted separately. With a more concentrated dose, you can take several tablespoons of our herbal tonics instead of brewing several cups on your own. Fora’s Essence line includes the following products: Flor-Essence for detox & cleansing.* Respir-Essence…

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The Top 8 Herbs To Support Cellular Health

March 17, 2020

The cells of our body are often referred to as the ‘’building blocks of life.’’ You have over 200 different types of cells that, when combined together, make up the different areas of your body including your muscles, bones, and organs. They are responsible for taking in and converting nutrients into energy and keeping your body functioning properly. Your body contains close to 37.2 trillion cells – not including the bacteria in our microbiome – and produces 25 million new…

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Level Up! 5 Habits to Raise Your Iron and Energy Levels

January 24, 2019
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In a previous post, I exposed four sneaky energy saboteurs. Today, I’ll help you get the upper hand on your iron and energy levels. Get enough protein. Including enough protein-rich food during the day serves many purposes. It helps keep blood sugar steady1 to avoid energy spikes and crashes. It helps to maintain muscle so we can get through the day more easily. It’s often found in nutrient-dense foods, which helps us feel more vital overall2. A critical thing protein…

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4 Reasons You Are Still Tired

January 17, 2019
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Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency. These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits? Washing your meals down Water dilutes stomach acid, (more on this later!), so drinking during meals is never great. However, the real culprits here are tea, chocolate drinks, and coffee. Compounds like polyphenols, oxalates, tannins, and chlorogenic acids in black and green teas, coffee (including green coffee extracts), and…

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