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Detox Phase 1 & 2 and Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup Recipe

January 17, 2017
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There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells, which are called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. If Phase 2 cannot keep up with Phase 1, illness can ensue, because the products of Phase 1, although a step towards removal, can be toxic. Phase 1 To put it simply, this pathway converts a toxic chemical by various chemical reactions, and during this process free radicals are produced which, if excessive, can damage the liver cells. Some substances make…

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What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

January 13, 2017
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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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Manuka Honey Winter Salad Recipe

January 12, 2017
Manuka Honey Winter Salad

If you are thinking about getting your five-a-day in one go, then this Manuka Honey Winter Salad is for you. The secret of this recipe is hidden in the sauce, so don’t miss the best part! Print Manuka Honey Winter Salad Recipe Serves 2 Ingredients ¼ red cabbage ¼ white cabbage 4 leaves of kale or cavolo nero 2 large carrots 2 spring onions 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar 3-4 tbsp. Flora Organic Olive Oil (US)…

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Clean, Green Beauty Routine in the New Year

January 10, 2017
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Looking to clean up your act and greenify your beauty regimen? The start of the New Year is a great time to assess what’s inside your makeup bag and medicine cabinet, and start the year off fresh. To help you turn over a new, green leaf, here are some tips to help ensure the benefits of the products you’re using go beyond skin deep. Be Informed A little knowledge of ingredients commonly used in beauty products goes a long way. Therefore,…

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How to make your detox less miserable

January 8, 2017
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“I think I need to detox” is a popular statement I hear at this time of the year. With all of the extra alcohol and delicious treats we may indulge in, we can start to feel the need to do some inner deep cleaning. Or at least I do. I also find that full body detoxification is a little misunderstood. We tend to focus on our liver, but our body has many detoxification pathways and we need to support all…

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Detox Your Home in the New Year

January 6, 2017
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The start of a new calendar year is a great time to take stock and hone in on unhealthy habits and the things that weigh us down. Many focus on detoxifying the body, but the New Year is an equally great time to focus on a detox of the home. After all, home is where the heart is, and it should be treated as a sanctuary for body, mind, and soul. In the spirit of the seasonal refresh, we’ve put together…

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Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis

December 29, 2016
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Probiotics, or “beneficial bacteria that confer a health benefit” (catchy right?), have been one of the fastest growing market segments for dietary supplements and health products of late and have also been receiving a lot more research attention. Pub Med shows there have been nearly 1400 research papers published in 2016 alone on the topic. Most people know probiotics as supporting digestive and immune health. One of the more recent areas of interest though has been looking at how these…

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The Pain of UTIs

December 26, 2016
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UTIs. The razorblade-like pain and the pressure…it’s just so uncomfortable. Many of us know these symptoms well; it is the second-most common infection in the body. 50% of woman will have at least one Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), and 20% will have more than one. Men, your risk of UTIs is much lower, but if you do get one they can be much more serious. The best medicine is preventative medicine. Keeping a balance of good bacteria in the body…

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Cheers to a Happy Bladder

December 22, 2016
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Why is it that women are more likely to get UTIs throughout their lifetime compared to men? It may just come down to the fact that women are born with a shorter urethra (duct from bladder) than men. Therefore, bacteria are more likely to succeed in causing infections due to the shorter travel distance. What a disadvantage! Burning sensation when urinating, foul odor, or frequent urge to urinate are no strangers to those who’ve suffered from UTIs. Girlfriends, why put…

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Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Udo’s Oil

December 19, 2016
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Every resident chef (yeah, you!) needs go-to recipes that are delicious, simple, and—most importantly—made with real, fresh ingredients, and zero questionable ones. Using Udo’s Oil 3•6•9 Blend (US/CA), nourish the ones you love with this delicious Tomato & Basil Bruschetta, perfect for holiday entertaining! Udo’s Oil is plant-based (fish-free), sustainable, organic, and non-GMO…clean eating at its best! Print Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Udo’s Oil Ingredients 4 medium fresh tomatoes or 8 Roma plum tomatoes, chopped into ½-inch cubes 1-2…

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