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Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend

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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about digestion until it’s giving you trouble. Frequently, the cause of indigestion is overeating, like when you’re immobilized on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, wondering why you had three servings of mashed potatoes. (Hint: maybe don’t do that.) But sometimes it’s not foods that cause indigestion. Sometimes, the problem is more systemic. Before we get into that, it helps to consider how your body digests food. Meet the Digestive Enzymes…

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

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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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Three Simple Tips for Avoiding Holiday Indigestion

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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,…

Happy Thanksgiving from Flora!

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Combat the holiday heaviness with our line of bitters and enzymes! We love to celebrate the holidays as much as the next person. The only difference is we know how to keep our bellies in check when it’s the season of indulgence. Say hello to our collection of bitters and enzymes, our fail-safe when it comes to keeping our digestion on track through the Thanksgiving feast. Whether you’ve had too much turkey or your aunt’s cranberry sauce that isn’t agreeing…

Instructions for a Happy Gallbladder

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Have you ever thought about your gallbladder when you last sat down to your favorite meal? No? Well, you’re not alone. This friend to our digestive system is commonly forgotten. Your gallbladder’s job is to store bile, which is made by the liver. And bile plays a big role in our digestion. It’s main job is to emulsify fat, but it also contains any fat soluble toxins the liver wants removed from the body. Emulsifying fat is a super important…

What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

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A winter cleanse can reduce our toxic burden and leave us feeling fabulous! Below are guidelines for a happy detox. They include; Pick the right winter cleanse program What to avoid What to include Troubleshooting tips Here we go! Pick the right winter cleanse: Is it right for the climate? Unless you are sunbathing on vacation, stick to a warming approach –> teas, soups and broths, cooked veggies. Why: Foods from different climates have nutrients that trigger different physiological responses. Cleansing with…

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Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions

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Losing weight and feeling great? Dieters can feel as crummy as the cookies they aren’t eating. Why? Detox reactions are related to fat loss. Using diet to cleanse fat-soluble toxins may maintain our motivation and healthy weight loss. Yay! Toxins are either environmental (exogenous), or produced by the body (endogenous), and water soluble (hydrophilic) or fat soluble (lipophilic). We let go of water and water-soluble toxins more easily. Fat is so important to life, the body stubbornly retains fat (and…