Holidays Seasonal

Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away

July 16, 2019
vacation

A lot of folks look forward to vacation for months ahead of time, brightening the dark winter days with thoughts of summer fun ahead. Getting away from it all allows you to temporarily forget your never-ending to-do list, form lasting memories with your family, and return to your regular routine with a spring in your step. But as most of us learn the hard way, vacation doesn’t always live up to its promise. From the traffic jam you hit as…

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Education Health

Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right

July 12, 2019
keto

Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clarity and mental energy, resolve some chronic neurological and energy disorders, and can even have metabolic advantages. While there are potential benefits, ‘going keto’ is not foolproof. It is often misunderstood and can create problems. The greater and swifter the diet change, the more the adjustments…

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Family

3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School

July 10, 2019
multivitamin

Most people take a multivitamin for the same reason: to fill in the gaps in their diet. That’s why we give our kids multis; while our diets aren’t perfect, theirs are worse. But did you know that giving your child a well-crafted multivitamin can offer concrete benefits too? Turns out, a daily multi helps your child in school in three important ways. A is for Attendance School can sometimes seem like a swap meet for the sniffles, especially in preschool…

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Health Recipes

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

July 4, 2019
key lime pie

Pie for breakfast? Yes, you heard us right. Our Key Lime Pie Smoothie hits the health mark and makes a great breakfast option, yet is delicious enough to tempt even the toughest critic. Lime juice delivers a boost of vitamin C, apple brings a solid dose of fiber to the table, and coconut flakes add a hint of tropical flair. Add this easy-to-make smoothie to your weekend breakfast spread, or throw it together in a pinch on busy weekday mornings,…

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Recipes

Mānuka Honey + Mint + Lime Ice Pops

July 3, 2019
ice pops

When the summer heat has got you down, there’s nothing like a freezing cold ice pop to keep you cool. And the secret is out: making ice pops in your own kitchen is easier and tastier than ever. To kick off the summer right, we set out to make these fresh and tangy mint & lime flavored ice pops, lightly sweetened with the awesome health benefits of mānuka honey packed inside. Read on to see why using Flora Mānuka Honey…

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Family Lifestyle Seasonal

Ready to Hike? A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way

July 2, 2019
hike

The weather is warm, the earth is green again (finally!), and you can’t wait to get out into it. We know what you’re thinking: A hike will be perfect! You’ll be in the great outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family or some blessed solitude. If you’re a parent, you’ll pry your kids from their screens for a day and help them appreciate the glory of nature, and you’ll all get some exercise to boot (pun most definitely intended).…

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Family Health

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

June 28, 2019

A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even…

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Health Recipes

Spirulina Verte Limonade

June 27, 2019
limonade

Some days, nothing will fit the bill and quench your thirst quite like a refreshing, cold glass of lemonade. We’ve put a nourishing twist on this classic by adding a dash of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder. The result? A dark, delicious and nutrient-dense lemonade—or limonade in French—that’ll tantalize your tastebuds, satisfy your thirst, and give your body a healthful boost. Print Spirulina Verte Limonade Yield: 1 serving Ingredients 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup water Dash of…

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Vitamin C Manuka Honey Face Mask

June 26, 2019
vitamin C

This lovely golden face mask can brighten your day and your face. With manuka honey and natural vitamin C, it is so good you can eat it! Commercial vitamin C serums are wonderful for brightening skin and clearing up blemishes, but vitamin C is not stable in liquids for long periods of time. Therefore many beauty experts now suggest skipping the serums and adding vitamin C in the more stable dry powder form to your own homemade products, just prior…

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Health Seasonal

3 Ways to Reduce Bloating During Swimsuit Season

June 25, 2019
bloating

I love the summer… but I have to admit, I don’t always love getting into my bathing suit. Even though I’ve found a swimsuit that I feel great in (it only took trying on 100+), it’s still a bit stressful to walk around the beach feeling a tad… exposed. The very last thing I want to deal with when enjoying the summer surf is bloating! That heavy-feeling, gassy, and VERY VISIBLE bloating. Ugggh. Bloating is annoying any day, but it’s…

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