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Your Body’s Superhero – The Immune System

September 30, 2016
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By Lisa Kilgour, Nutritionist Lisa Kilgour is a registered holistic nutritionist (RHN), founder of lisakilgour.com, and a faculty member at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. In 2016 Lisa spoke about the gut-brain connection at TedX Kelowna, and was voted “BC’s Favorite Nutritionist” by Natural Health Care Canada in 2010. She currently lives in the breathtaking Okanagan Valley, BC, surrounded by good food and stunning scenery. It’s here. That time of year we’ve been dreading all summer is finally here. Yup, time for seasonal…

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Athlete Spotlight – Krissy Moehl

September 23, 2016
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Perhaps, no one has seen quite the range of courses as Flora ambassador, Krissy Moehl. She appreciates the opportunities to see the world through the lens of running and is thankful for the miles her body continues to let her cover. In addition to running races and traveling, she is an ambassador for Patagonia, Vasque Footwear, Pro-Tec Athletics, and Julbo. She is the race director for the Chuckanut 50k, coaches athletes, and launched her first book, Running Your First Ultra,…

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Flora Standards & Testing: Oils and Rancidity

September 19, 2016
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It’s been said that everything is potentially toxic and only the dose and level of exposure are the determining factors. Oxygen is no exception. The amounts we normally breathe are life sustaining. When it comes to food though, oxygen is what is at least partially responsible for it spoiling and losing its nutritional value, leading to rancidity. When it comes to fresh pressed poly and monounsaturated oils, oxygen is the main cause of rancidity. Oxygen creates free radicals in the…

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Avoid the school nurse with Flora…Moms, you’re welcome!

September 15, 2016
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Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com There’s an unfamiliar silence in the house that hasn’t been felt for months. Oh my gosh, you haven’t yelled, “Clean up your stuff!” in the last 20 minutes. Right as you’re about to lose your mind, the kids are sent back to school to expand their minds. Let’s keep our freedom and ensure they avoid the school nurse and remain healthy so the rug rats won’t be returning home for sick days…

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Team Flora at the Color Run 5k

September 12, 2016
Color Run

Flora’s Lynden staff had the opportunity to participate in The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour on August 21st. Therefore, quite a few employees, as well as some of their family members, dressed up in colorful ensembles and were ready to toe the line on that beautiful, sunny morning. “The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest…

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Employee Spotlight – Robert Dadd

September 8, 2016
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight – Robert Dadd Here at Flora, we feel as though we’re all one big family. Some of us are new to the company while others have been here for 20+ years. We each bring a unique set of qualities to the company. Therefore, we thought we’d post an employee spotlight from time to time so our subscribers can get to know our employees a little better. Name: Robert Dadd Title: Product Information Supervisor What is Your Role at Flora?: Sharing…

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Earning Back-to-School Badges

September 5, 2016
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Earning Back-to-School Badges Rapid changes are hard for everyone, especially youngsters, so making the transition from casual summer nights to a more regimented back-to-school timetable can be challenging. Make it easier by easing into it slowly. Try some of these tips, and make it fun by giving out ‘badges’ for completion! Reading Badge Start going to bed earlier each night in the weeks before school. Have little ones read in bed before sleeping. Not only will this make them feel…

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Eating for Energy – Prevention Magazine

September 1, 2016

Prevention Magazine recently posted a video featuring Floradix Iron + Herbs (US/CA) as a key supplement to increase energy stores. Iron is an essential element for the body. It combines with copper and protein to make hemoglobin, a major component of red blood cells which transports oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues of the body. Iron is also needed throughout the body for adenosine triphosphate production (ATP), which is required for cellular energy and proper cell function. When…

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Employee Spotlight: Leota Lagerwey

August 29, 2016
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight – Leota Lagerwey Here at Flora, we feel as though we’re all one big family. Some of us are new to the company while others have been here for 20+ years. We each bring a unique set of qualities to the company. Therefore, we thought we’d post an employee spotlight from time to time so our subscribers can get to know our employees a little better. Name: Leota Lagerwey Title: Customer Relations What is Your Role at Flora? Customer Returns…

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School Lunches: A Week’s Worth of Ideas

August 26, 2016
School Lunches

School Lunches: A Week’s Worth of Ideas Back-to-school season is here in full force. Get ahead of the game and be prepared with these simple and healthy school lunches. Cram Session: The building blocks of a healthy lunch are: – One handful of veggies – One piece of fruit – A bit of lean protein – Healthy fats – Whole grains – Water (add in a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange for flavor) MONDAY • Small orange, peeled and sectioned…

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