Education Lifestyle

The Essence of Cleansing – Part 1

January 7, 2016

Happy New Year! It’s 2016 and many of us may be feeling a little sluggish after overindulging in the basic food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine, meat, and alcohol over the holidays. Let’s take a little look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how Flor•Essence® Tea can support this cleansing process. Our kidneys and liver are the two major organs that do the heavy lifting of cleansing wastes and toxins that we take in…

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Education Lifestyle

Clean Sweeps with Probiotics

December 11, 2015

The holiday season is usually filled with warmth, joy, and laughter from little children anxious to unveil their presents on Christmas day. For us adults, all the cooking, decorating, party hosting, and dinner receptions can become quite exhausting. It’s the season to indulge in gourmet meals, treat ourselves to irresistible sweets, socialize with friends and family, and drink divine liquors. However, all the excitement and celebrations often put a toll on our poor digestive systems having to work overtime to…

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Are you still eating toxic oils?

November 18, 2015

By:  Dr. Udo Erasmus Unlike other essential nutrients–minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids, which are relatively stable–essential omega-3 and -6 (poly-unsaturated) fatty acids (EFAs) are our most sensitive and easily damaged nutrients. They’re called ‘essential’ specifically for being vital components of health—the only two components of fat that our body cannot make from other nutrients—and so must get directly from food. Even though their essentiality is firmly established, 99% of us still get too little omega-3s. Instead, our food supply…

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Education Lifestyle

Beauty and Brains: You Can Have It All!

November 3, 2015

By: Dr. Udo Erasmus If you’re moisturizing your skin from within, then chances are the omegas have already kicked in; only someone with a good head on their shoulders would optimize their essential fat intake for mind- and body-health first, knowing that beautiful, glowing skin is the natural side effect. The essential fats—omega-3s and -6s—a.k.a.essential fatty acids (EFAs)—are called “essential” specifically because they’re required for many basic functions in the body, just like certain essential vitamins or minerals, but the…

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Fitness Lifestyle

Tahoe Rim Trail FKT 2015

October 30, 2015

We’re excited to welcome Flora Ambassador, Krissy Moehl, to our blog…travel along with her as she recaps her recent FKT attempt on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail is 170 miles of beautiful, single-track trail around Lake Tahoe in California. The trail is relatively new, only recently completed in the last 5 years. The entire west side of the lake utilizes the Pacific Crest Trail. At the southern point where the TRT starts utilizing the PCT the trail slips into the renowned…

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Adventures at the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon

October 26, 2015

Flora has had the privilege of sponsoring the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon for the last 4 years…stepping into the role of “title sponsor” for the 2014 and 2015 races. Some of you may know that Flora actively sponsors a team of 16 elite athletes (check out for more info), but they also actively support their employee’s athletic pursuits. The Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon is just one of many races that Flora employees have competed in this year….

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