Health Lifestyle

Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

January 19, 2019
probiotics

Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of taking probiotics. At least that’s how it got covered in the media.[1],[2]  The real story is more nuanced. The review was led by Dr. Saman Khalesi of Central Queensland University in Australia and published in the European Journal of…

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Health Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Are Still Tired

January 17, 2019
tired

Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency. These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits? Washing your meals down Water dilutes stomach acid, (more on this later!), so drinking during meals is never great. However, the real culprits here are tea, chocolate drinks, and coffee. Compounds like polyphenols, oxalates, tannins, and chlorogenic acids in black and green teas, coffee (including green coffee extracts), and…

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Recipes

Squash Bowl Breakfast – Sweet or Savory?

January 17, 2019
Squash

Print Squash Bowl Breakfast – Sweet or Savory? Ingredients Sweet version 1 acorn squash 1 tbsp oil (coconut, olive, avocado) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon Salus Red Beet Crystals (optional, for color) **Top with: berries, extra drizzle of honey, nuts, seeds, granola etc. Savory version 1 acorn squash 1 tbsp oil (coconut, olive, avocado) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder pinch of sea salt 1/4 cup dairy-free yogurt 1 garlic clove…

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Family Health

Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

January 15, 2019
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This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doorknob? It’s enough to make you want to retreat into your house with a bottle of sanitizer and stay inside until spring. Well, there is an alternative plan that might leave you and your family a little less stir-crazy. Elderberry!…

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Fitness

Sustainable Ultra Training

January 14, 2019
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In my first three years of ultrarunning, I learned many valuable lessons about the importance of keeping my training sustainable. Not only can an individual over-race, over-train, and not rest enough when training for ultras, but one can also improperly fuel the machine. I plan to race ultras for a long time and keep running for my entire life. The sustainable approach to training and racing takes much more patience than getting as fast as possible, as soon as possible.…

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Recipes

Gluten-Free French Toast

January 14, 2019
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Print Gluten-Free French Toast Ingredients 6 slices of gluten-free bread 3 eggs, beaten 6 tbsp. dairy-free milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. orange zest Instructions Whisk together all ingredients (except the bread), then soak the bread fully in the liquid until soaked through. Heat up grass fed butter or coconut oil in a pan over medium heat and add the french toast. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden…

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Fasting Mimicking Spice Tea

January 12, 2019
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Print Fasting Mimicking Spice Tea Ingredients 2 bags Flora Imperial Black Tea Cinnamon or anise, whole, to taste ½ tsp. no-carb sweetener ¼ cup Flora Omega Sport+ oil Instructions Add the tea bags, hot water, whole spices, and sweetener to a mug of your choice. Let tea steep for 4-5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spices, then add the oil. Blend or froth for 30 seconds. Top with ground spices and serve. 5.0 http://blog.florahealthy.com/fasting-mimicking-spice-tea/…

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Recipes

Turkey Meatloaf

January 11, 2019
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This recipe for turkey meatloaf, featuring sacha inchi oil, is an excellent meal for a winter cleanse. Print Turkey Meatloaf Ingredients 3 small white onions, chopped 3 tbsp. Flora Sacha Inchi Oil 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves 2 tsp. unrefined sea salt 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 3/4 C chicken stock 1/4 C Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. tomato paste 5 lb. ground turkey breast 3 extra large eggs, beaten Instructions Preheat oven to 320 F. Heat sacha inchi oil…

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Health Recipes

Chocolate Smoothie

January 10, 2019
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Print Chocolate Smoothie Ingredients 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 1 tbsp. almond butter 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 banana, frozen Omega oil, as desired 4 ice cubes Instructions Add all ingredients to a blend. Mix and enjoy! 5.0 http://blog.florahealthy.com/chocolate-smoothie/…

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Featured Lifestyle

Cleanse Happy with Flor-Essence

January 9, 2019
cleanse

A cleanse is a wonderful opportunity to practice supporting yourself. Instead of seeing it simply as maintenance—or worse yet, as a kind of penalty for having enjoyed life—doing a cleanse, especially during winter months, should be a form of self-care. Warming meals and practices In winter, choose pungent herbs and spices (cumin, cayenne, black pepper) to overcome hibernation mode and stoke the metabolic fire. Warming ginger, cinnamon, fennel, and angelica soothe and reduce phlegm. They promote digestion, dilation, and circulation.…

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