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Dueling Keto Gazpachos

July 21, 2020

Gazpacho is a refreshing and cleansing no-cook soup fabulous for hot summer days. Originally back in the Iberian Peninsula it was made with a mortar and pestle, and sometimes included bread! However, modern gazpacho is easily made bread-free and low-carb. And, it can be prepared quickly, using only a blender! Here are two vegan-and keto-friendly versions of gazpacho, a lively and a calm version, to suit your mood. Red gazpacho, with its tomato, raw onion and vinegar combination can be…

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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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Low Iron can be Stubborn!

July 7, 2020

It’s happening all over again. You’re feeling bone-dragging tired, you feel out of breath after running up a few stairs, and there’s so much more hair in the drain. You’ve seen the signs before, and your doctor confirms it – your iron is low. Iron is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, and it will affect 1 in 3 menstruating women. This common deficiency is literally sucking the energy out of a huge percentage of people every day….

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Calcium and Magnesium – Who Needs Them?

June 30, 2020

Lots of articles extoll the virtues of calcium and magnesium and tell you where to get them. Today we dive into what can cause a lack of calcium and/or magnesium, and why it can be hard to keep these minerals in our bodies. Who Might Benefit from Getting More Calcium and Magnesium? Folks who … crave sugar experience a lot of stress and need to relax have allergies exercise strenuously have high blood pressure (especially in pregnancy) feel nervous, sensitive…

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4 Ingredient Mini Pancake Cereal with Pink Power

June 23, 2020

Mini pancake cereal looks super cute, right? I saw mini pancakes from TikTok and Instagram and thought, “I bet I can healthify that recipe!”. And, rose-coloured mini pancakes are even more awesome! Plus, the soft pink colour in these little pancake bites is functional – it adds extra energy to start the day, thanks to Red Beet Crystals! Now, for the most part I aim to eat most of my carbs to fuel some kind of activity, since I want…

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Flora Product Insights: Shelf-Stable Probiotics

June 16, 2020

Shelf-stable probiotics offer the promise of digestive and immune support on-the-go. As their name implies, shelf-stable probiotics are stable outside of the refrigerator, making them ideal to include in your future travel plans. Flora’s line consists of Women’s Care, Complete Care and Travel Care. What’s special about them that makes them shelf-stable though?  The first aspect is that the probiotic strains themselves are more resilient at room temperature than many refrigerated probiotic strains. Next, Flora adds a higher overage amount…

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The Sleep-Stress-Immunity Connection

June 11, 2020

Clearly, these are WEIRD times. Times of shifts and changes. Yet, even if we cannot connect to things that make us feel normal, we can look to connect to the things that give us hope, make us feel calm, peaceful, and directed towards goodness. So, let’s attempt to get centered, take a breath, and shake it out, shall we? We can all agree that our ability to chill out, as a society, has room for improvement. By and large, people…

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Your Omega-3 Index

June 9, 2020

Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA have been linked to brain health, cardiovascular health, eye health, and joint health.* Having enough DHA and EPA in cell membranes means improved blood flow, reduced inflammation, and lower blood triglyceride levels. Higher DHA/EPA levels correlate with reduced risk of coronary heart disease(CHD).* By now most people are well aware they need some omega-3s in their diet. How do we know if we are getting enough though? The Omega-3 Index The omega-3 index…

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Biological Aging –How Your Body can be Younger than Your Years and 3 Things to Try!

June 2, 2020

Aging happens We age, like it or not. I’m in a social group curious about aging. Members share advice, laugh, compare, and commiserate. Many embrace getting chronologically older, but none wish to speed the physical aging process, or know what to expect from it. Understanding Aging Bio-gerontologists study aging professionally, finding techniques to influence aging. They integrate fields like biology, math, and genetics1 to develop longevity hacks. Science shows that the number of years you have been here are just…

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The Link Between Cardio, Respiratory and Immune Health

May 26, 2020

In these pandemic times, there’s been a massive upswing in people’s interest in exercise to support their immune, cardio and respiratory health. With gyms being closed in most areas over the past few months, it’s no wonder that online sales of things like weight training equipment and bicycles have skyrocketed. There’s also been a very noticeable increase in people jogging –and what’s not to like? It’s free, outdoors, accessible and reduces your stress while improving numerous measures of health. There…

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