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The Art of Holiday Eating

November 26, 2019
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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where overeating is so accepted as the norm, it’s been elevated to meme-worthy status. But as you prepare to regret nothing while kayaking down rivers of mashed potatoes and gravy, your pancreas would first like a word. Normally, the pancreas secretes proteases, lipase and amylase to help digest protein, fats and starches. If it doesn’t produce enough, diarrhea, cramping, malabsorption of nutrients and gas/bloating can arise. The problem with indulging and overeating enjoying large…

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Christmas Tree Mint Toast by Adeline Waugh Using Flora Beet Crystals

December 13, 2017
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When you don’t have time to get a real tree so you just put one on your toast. Adeline Waugh (@vibrantandpure) made this festive minty toast using GF bread, thick coconut yogurt mixed with Flora Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) for that pop of pink (works the same as fresh beet juice & makes life much easier) + a drop of peppermint extract, topped with a mint leaf tree + banana star ⭐️. How to make this vibrant holiday toast featuring…

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Three Simple Tips for Avoiding Holiday Indigestion

December 7, 2017
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Bloating, cramping, and gas: these are very common—and frustrating!—symptoms of indigestion. Most, if not all of us, will feel these symptoms at one time or another… and it’s most common after we’ve enjoyed an over-sized plate of something delicious at a holiday party. Isn’t “bloated and gassy” the last thing you want to be during a nice holiday get-together? It’s not exactly the best accessory for your favorite party outfit. Holiday season indigestion comes from three factors: too much food,…

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Don’t let the holidays derail your health – 20 ways to have healthy holidays

December 16, 2016
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Let’s embrace the joys that can be a natural part of the holidays. After all, if eating’s the only excitement all season, of course we’ll justify a sugar rush! Asking you to “stand with your back to the buffet”, and “alternate wine and water”, is all well and good, but if you run around doing ‘everything’ and are ‘starving’ you may end up too tired to care anymore. Even if you vow to resist the loaf with creamy cheese dip…

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Give Gifts That Feel Good

December 12, 2016

When friends and family give of themselves by hosting a holiday gathering, as a guest it always feels great to give a little something back as a token of appreciation. For a host or hostess, receiving a thoughtful gift can be the icing on the festive cake when welcoming loved ones into their homes. When an invite is extended to you, consider paying the kindness back. Give a gift that promotes health, presence, and self-care, and will keep on giving…

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Seasonal Strategies for Your Healthiest Holidays

December 7, 2016

Feeling the pressure of the holidays build? Find some release with these tips to help you thrive through the season and beyond. Get Present One of the most valuable gifts you can give your family, and yourself, this holiday season, isn’t something you can buy at the store. The gift of presence—being able to be truly in the moment with your loved ones, leaving behind the stress and expectations that often come with this time of year—can help foster an…

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