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January 2017

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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Featured Recipes

Clean Green Super Sauce

January 26, 2017
Green

Adding more healthy fats into your diet triggers the release of new fresh bile from the liver. This helps your body to flush old, stagnant bile and any fat-soluble toxins trapped with it! Cilantro and parsley are traditionally used to help remove heavy metals. Together this is one amazing sauce! Do not omit the salt – in winter it is important to combine greens with salt to keep the right electrolyte balance in the body. Print Clean Green Super Sauce…

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Education

4 Surprising Symptoms of a Toxic Load

January 25, 2017
toxic load

Have you ever asked yourself; “how is my liver doing?” This can be a popular question at this time of the year, and it can be very important to your overall health. Our liver does so much for our body, and it does it quietly without us even noticing…well, until it gets overwhelmed. A big job for the liver is detoxification, and each of us has a unique ability to handle and detoxify toxins. Some of us can handle great…

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Education Recipes

Detox Phase 1 & 2 and Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup Recipe

January 17, 2017
soup

There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells, which are called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. If Phase 2 cannot keep up with Phase 1, illness can ensue, because the products of Phase 1, although a step towards removal, can be toxic. Phase 1 To put it simply, this pathway converts a toxic chemical by various chemical reactions, and during this process free radicals are produced which, if excessive, can damage the liver cells. Some substances make…

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Education Lifestyle

What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

January 13, 2017
winter cleanse

A winter cleanse can reduce our toxic burden and leave us feeling fabulous! Below are guidelines for a happy detox. They include; Pick the right winter cleanse program What to avoid What to include Troubleshooting tips Here we go! Pick the right winter cleanse: Is it right for the climate? Unless you are sunbathing on vacation, stick to a warming approach –> teas, soups and broths, cooked veggies. Why: Foods from different climates have nutrients that trigger different physiological responses. Cleansing with…

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Featured Recipes

Manuka Honey Winter Salad Recipe

January 12, 2017
Manuka Honey Winter Salad

If you are thinking about getting your five-a-day in one go, then this Manuka Honey Winter Salad is for you. The secret of this recipe is hidden in the sauce, so don’t miss the best part! Print Manuka Honey Winter Salad Recipe Serves 2 Ingredients ¼ red cabbage ¼ white cabbage 4 leaves of kale or cavolo nero 2 large carrots 2 spring onions 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar 3-4 tbsp. Flora Organic Olive Oil (US)…

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Clean, Green Beauty Routine in the New Year

January 10, 2017
beauty

Looking to clean up your act and greenify your beauty regimen? The start of the New Year is a great time to assess what’s inside your makeup bag and medicine cabinet, and start the year off fresh. To help you turn over a new, green leaf, here are some tips to help ensure the benefits of the products you’re using go beyond skin deep. Be Informed A little knowledge of ingredients commonly used in beauty products goes a long way. Therefore,…

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Education Lifestyle

How to make your detox less miserable

January 8, 2017
detox

“I think I need to detox” is a popular statement I hear at this time of the year. With all of the extra alcohol and delicious treats we may indulge in, we can start to feel the need to do some inner deep cleaning. Or at least I do. I also find that full body detoxification is a little misunderstood. We tend to focus on our liver, but our body has many detoxification pathways and we need to support all…

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Detox Your Home in the New Year

January 6, 2017
detox

The start of a new calendar year is a great time to take stock and hone in on unhealthy habits and the things that weigh us down. Many focus on detoxifying the body, but the New Year is an equally great time to focus on a detox of the home. After all, home is where the heart is, and it should be treated as a sanctuary for body, mind, and soul. In the spirit of the seasonal refresh, we’ve put together…

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