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May 2016

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Yeast Party!

May 31, 2016
yeast

Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com As a woman, what’s more embarrassing to buy than tampons? Nope it ain’t condoms because you know fun’s on the way…just ask the red faced girl at CVS with a box of Monistat to deal with her red faced vajayjay. It is no fun coming up with excuses to pass on a hot date because you’ve got a hot downstairs neighbor. Sadly the only fun you’re having is scratching yourself raw. I’ve delayed…

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Super Mom

May 29, 2016
Super Mom

We have all been there. Burning the candle at both ends, multitasking until your head spins, and running from work to kid’s activities and falling exhausted into bed at night saying to yourself you have survived another day. Then the exhaustion gets worse and you are dragging yourself out of bed each day, every task feels like you are climbing a mountain, and getting off the couch to play with your children takes monumental effort. You think, “I am just…

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Back to Beauty Basics, Inside & Out

May 22, 2016
Beauty

Life is full of curve balls, plot twists, and surprises, good and bad. The fact is that the unexpected in life is inevitable, but how we react and adapt to these challenges is in our hands. The same holds true for our health. Life’s difficulties can sometimes manifest themselves in how we feel and look, but there are natural solutions. Here are a few of our favorites to help fight back against what life throws at you, and let true…

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The 5 Ps for Athletes

May 18, 2016
athletes

Proper preparation prevents poor performance. The 5 Ps – you have likely heard that preparation is the key to success. Preparing yourself for physical activity is one of the best ways to achieve great, consistent athletic performance. Preparation can be mental and emotional; top-level athletes use multi-sensory visualization techniques to ‘be the ball’, to see themselves jumping higher, to feel themselves breaking the ribbon as they cross the finish line. Preparation can of course be physical—staying active and strong during…

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Swap Stress for Self-Care

May 15, 2016
Self-Care

Most of us have stress, but those who’re winning the battle are those who’ve come up with coping mechanisms to deal with it. Where do you fall on the stress-busting spectrum? Take a minute to think about it. When stress strikes, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it might involve one or more of the following: Eating Alcohol/Drugs TV The trouble is, while many of these quick fixes may offer a momentary reprieve, chances are they’re…

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Featured Fitness Recipes

No-Bake Red Beet Energy Balls

May 12, 2016
energy bites

Not excited about cooking beets the morning before a big run? No fear! The No-Bake Red Beet Energy Balls below, made with Salus Red Beet Crystals, provide the benefits of red beets and performance-enhancing EFAs, but come together in minutes, and keep in the fridge for up to a week when stored in an airtight container! Print No-Bake Energy Balls Ingredients 1 cup small seeds such as sesame, flax, or hemp 2 Tbsp. Udo’s Choice Green Blend 4 Tbsp. Salus…

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Bump Week!

May 11, 2016
bump week

Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com It doesn’t matter if it’s Wednesday anymore, I can wish you a “Happy Hump Day” for many months to come! Let’s rename it Bump Day for all our pregnant sisters out there. The good news about being pregnant, you don’t have to hold in your stomach or squeeze into that little black number for a while. No more waiting for that meal where you eat too much to unbutton your pants, go ahead…

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Gifts for Mom that Keep on Giving

May 8, 2016
Moms

While there’s one official day to celebrate moms, this recognition, appreciation, and love ought to carry over throughout the year. What can you do to help make this happen? We’ve rounded up some key self-care items, formulated specifically with women in mind, to help the moms in your life feel loved and cherished every day. This Mother’s Day, give the gift of… …sweetness. A mother’s affection ought to be rewarded with something equally sweet—Manuka Honey (US/CA) is the perfect gift…

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Flora’s Berrylicious Popsicles

May 6, 2016

Make sure you check out our Flora Facebook page for our #freebiefriday giveaway featuring these delicious popsicles! We’re giving away a jar of Salus Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) and a bottle of Udo’s Oil (US/CA). Giveaway ends 5/7/16. Print Flora’s Berrylicious Popsicles Makes 6 popsicles. Ingredients 1 3/4 c. organic yogurt 1 1/4 c. berries 6 tbsp. Salus Red Beet Crystals 2-3 tbsp. Udo's Oil Instructions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly…

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Cinco de Mayo Guacamole Recipe!

May 5, 2016

“Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.” (http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo) Here at Flora, we’re celebrating with…

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