Education

Human Adapted Probiotics? What?

February 20, 2017
human adapted

Probiotics may be invisible to the naked eye but they’ve been dominating product formulations, industry news, supplements research, and consumer demand for the past few years. The more you’ve read about them, the more you may have come across phrases like “human adapted” or “human strain”. What does this actually mean though? Is this just marketing-speak for “diaper sourced”? Thankfully not! Human adapted is a real selling feature and advantage for a number of reasons. In a nutshell, this means…

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Education Fitness

Athlete Spotlight – Heather “Anish” Anderson

February 17, 2017
athlete spotlight

Photo credit: Adam Walker New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Anish Hikes (Heather Anderson). She has set the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She’s kind of our hero. You can learn more about her in the athlete spotlight below. Full Name: Heather Anderson Nickname: Anish Birthday: 7/11/1981 Age I am: 35 Age I feel: Ageless My occupation: Personal Trainer and Public Speaker What I do for a living: Coach,…

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Education

My Heart Beets for You!

February 14, 2017
beets

Did you know that the heart beats on average 80 times per minute, 4,800 times per hour, and an epic 115,200 times per day? During exercise our heart works much harder and pumps blood faster to supply our body’s cells with the oxygen and nutrients they need to function more efficiently. Beets have been in the spotlight and made several headlines over the past few years. Research on red beet juice has shown it supports muscle performance during exercise. This…

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Featured Recipes

Red Beet Velvet Cupcake Recipe

February 12, 2017
Red Beet

There are few desserts as popular for Valentine’s Day as red velvet cake, a perfect match with its palette of burgundy and creamy white. For the cake to be made in a way authentic to the original from New York’s culinary darling the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, a red velvet cake “must” include: 1. A hint of cocoa No problem here – natural cocoa powder contains anthocyanins, the same antioxidant found in pomegranates and cranberries. Note: traditionally the cocoa was the…

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Education

Cardio-Essence and Cardiovascular Health

February 9, 2017
cardiovascular

Love is a universal human emotion that fulfills every aspects of our lives. However, we often neglect to show ourselves the same love we devote to others. Instead, we should prioritize our needs and listen to our body trying to warn us when things are out of balance, especially with our cardiovascular system. Be proactive! Hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, inactivity, and being overweight are all risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Almost half of all people with high blood pressure…

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Education

Buying a Great Probiotic

February 6, 2017
Probiotic

Getting the most benefit from your probiotic means finding a researched, tested, guaranteed viable, safe, and pure product.  Speak to the source, and know what to look for. 1. Look online or in-store. In-store, my choice is to head to the cooler. 2. Consider packaging. Insulation from moisture, heat, and light? If not, none of the rest matters! Protect them: bottles of thick dark glass with metal lids, stuffed with rayon and desiccant pouches are best. New blister pack styles also…

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Featured Recipes

Raw Manuka Balls Recipe

February 3, 2017
Manuka

MGO™ Manuka Honey (US/CA) is sourced from remote regions where there are no signs of civilization. In these pristine settings, the bush grows wild. The bush flowers for only four weeks each year and during this time, the beehives need to be at full strength and located close to large areas of manuka bush for gathering nectar. Manuka Health has invested in its own beekeeping operation to secure access to high quality honey. Then, all incoming honey is tested and graded according to a…

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Lifestyle

Employee Spotlight – Grace Dehn

February 1, 2017
employee

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: Grace Dehn Title: Human Resources Manager (Canada) What is Your Role at Flora?: There are many…

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Education

Flor-Essence vs. Essiac

January 30, 2017
flor-essence

Flor-Essence® (CA/US) and Essiac®: two herbal cleanse formulas that are often referred to synonymously but in fact are made by different companies and are entirely different formulas. We often get asked about both of these formulas and find many customers are unsure of the differences. As a result, we wanted to respectfully point out some key differences and clear things up. Back in 1922, the Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, was given the names of eight different herbs by a woman…

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Recipes

Artichoke “Hummus” Recipe

January 28, 2017
Hummus

Replacing traditional hummus made with chickpeas and tahini with a rich dip made with artichokes turns up the detoxifying, slimming, and liver-supportive properties and turns down the starches and harmful lectins. Great for cleansing in any season! Print Artichoke “Hummus” Ingredients 2 cups chopped artichoke hearts 14 oz. cooked white beans ¼ cup Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA) 2 cloves garlic, minced/pressed juice and zest from 2 lemons salt and cayenne or pepper to taste Instructions Place the white beans,…

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