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December 2016

Education

Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis

December 29, 2016
probiotics

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
UTIs

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
bladder

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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Featured Recipes

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Udo’s Oil

December 19, 2016
Bruschetta

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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Don’t let the holidays derail your health – 20 ways to have healthy holidays

December 16, 2016
Holidays

Let’s embrace the joys that can be a natural part of the holidays. After all, if eating’s the only excitement all season, of course we’ll justify a sugar rush! Asking you to “stand with your back to the buffet”, and “alternate wine and water”, is all well and good, but if you run around doing ‘everything’ and are ‘starving’ you may end up too tired to care anymore. Even if you vow to resist the loaf with creamy cheese dip…

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Featured Lifestyle Recipes

Healthful Inspiration for the Holidays – Go Beyond Bars

December 14, 2016
Bars

Looking for something delectable to wow your co-workers at the office holiday party? A quick appy to whip up for that potluck you forgot about? Or a healthy treat to fuel you through holiday shopping, gift wrapping, and beyond? This holiday recipe fits the bill, healthfully, whatever the occasion. Go BEYOND BARS: No-bake. Full of fiber. Promote good sleep and immunity. Provide plenty of protein and greens! Print Go Beyond Bars Ingredients 2 cups quick oats 100 g dried tart…

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Give Gifts That Feel Good

December 12, 2016
Give

When friends and family give of themselves by hosting a holiday gathering, as a guest it always feels great to give a little something back as a token of appreciation. For a host or hostess, receiving a thoughtful gift can be the icing on the festive cake when welcoming loved ones into their homes. When an invite is extended to you, consider paying the kindness back. Give a gift that promotes health, presence, and self-care, and will keep on giving…

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Featured Recipes

Spiced Sacha Inchi Crinkle Cookies

December 10, 2016
cookies

Looking for something delectable to wow your co-workers at the office holiday party? A quick appy to whip up for that potluck you forgot about? Or a healthy treat to fuel you through holiday shopping, gift wrapping, and beyond? This holiday recipe fits the bill, healthfully, whatever the occasion. Print Spiced Sacha Inchi Crinkle Cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup Flora Sacha Inchi Oil (US/CA) 1/2 cup fancy molasses 1 egg (or a flax ‘egg’) 1 ¾ cups…

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Seasonal Strategies for Your Healthiest Holidays

December 7, 2016
holidays

Feeling the pressure of the holidays build? Find some release with these tips to help you thrive through the season and beyond. Get Present One of the most valuable gifts you can give your family, and yourself, this holiday season, isn’t something you can buy at the store. The gift of presence—being able to be truly in the moment with your loved ones, leaving behind the stress and expectations that often come with this time of year—can help foster an…

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Lifestyle

Employee Spotlight – Faye Aspden

December 1, 2016
employee spotlight

Employee Spotlight – Faye Aspden 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: Faye Aspden Title: Inside Sales Consultant What is Your Role at…

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