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Iron & Immune Health

September 7, 2021
Iron and Immune Health Iron is an essential mineral for good reason. Iron is a powerful element – both symbolically and literally. You don’t want too much of a good thing and you don’t want too little. In other words, when it comes to diet and supplementing, you want to aim for the Goldilock’s zone of “just right”. Just right can mean different things for different people at different stages of life. A good reference for how much iron you...

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Iron Deficiency and Athletes

August 3, 2021
Iron Deficiency and Athletes Iron deficiency is an all-too-common nutrient deficiency that is more likely to affect certain groups and populations than others. Athletes of all types - professional, amateur and “weekend warrior” enthusiasts – are more at risk of iron deficiency than other groups of people. Iron deficiency can result in fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and poor circulation. As you can imagine, none of these symptoms are good news for athletes! Iron is used to make hemoglobin...

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The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)

July 13, 2021
Today we separate the truth from the fiction when it comes to taking iron. You should come away clear about what you can do to improve your iron absorption. Why 7-11 (and not 411)? Because we will clear up 7 confusions and provide 11 solutions. When we find out we are low in iron, or someone that we care for is low in iron, we might start consulting Dr. Google, as one does. We might find interesting facts and theories,...

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Iron & Men’s Health

June 15, 2021
Iron and Men’s Health Iron is an essential mineral that supports everything from growth and development, cognitive health, cardiovascular health, energy and metabolism. It’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks mineral” because you don’t want too much and you don’t want too little – “just right” is what’s needed. Iron deficiency in men is not usually as common an issue as with women but a lot of times it flies under the radar as some men may not be as...

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The Health Benefits of Iron and Ferritin+

June 8, 2021
This post was originally posted by Better Living. None of the information presented is intended to cure, treat, or prevent any disease. It’s believed about 10 million Americans are deficient in iron. So, if you’ve been feeling extra fatigued lately, there’s a chance low-iron may be to blame. While the body is able to store about 1 to 3 years worth of iron, it’s really easy for your stores to run low. Why? Not only is iron a notoriously hard...

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Get Your Energy Back

April 8, 2021
Get Your Energy Back, with Iron + Herb™ Spring is a perfect time to get more active, after a pandemic winter of binging Netflix on the couch. But if the idea of starting your garden or taking the kids for a bike ride in the park feels overwhelming, there may be something wrong. It’s normal to have a few days of low energy. But we’re talking about the kind of ongoing fatigue that makes simple things feel like a chore....

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Health Lifestyle Seasonal

Back to School for Mom Too

September 10, 2019
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The Busy Energy of Fall & Back to School Ah, autumn. The evenings get shorter but filled with more activities and busy energy. Some people are tired of pumpkin spice, but true fall lovers are anticipating the sweaters and boots, layers and leggings. Or maybe the leaves, apple cider, and football. I like scarves, the selection of freshly harvested vegetables, and evenings enjoying tea and the sound of rain on the windows. With all the new activities, this mom usually…

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Pregnancy & Iron’s Importance in Every Stage

August 13, 2019

  Having sufficient iron is very important during pregnancy. You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! [1] When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with a healthy pregnancy and…

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Taking Care of Yourself on Mother’s Day and Every Day

May 7, 2019
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Let’s face it: moms usually put themselves last. They think about their needs after they’ve met their kids’, partners’, and co-workers’ needs. We get it. Some of us at Flora are moms, too, and we’ve done the same thing. But we’d like to introduce a radical idea. (Drumroll, please.) Moms, you are the star of your own life, and you deserve to prioritize your own wellness. That means self-care is an ongoing need, not just a bubble bath on Mother’s…

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Spring into Spring Break

April 9, 2019
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If you’re like a lot of parents, the thought of spring break coming up fills you with a sort of dread. It’s not that you don’t love your kids—of course, you do!—but you also don’t want to be bombarded with “I’m bored! What should I do?” the entire week. Planning ahead is the answer. And since the weather doesn’t always cooperate in March and April, the smartest move is to plan indoor and outdoor activities to keep your kiddos busy….

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