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Form Matters When Choosing an Iron Supplement

February 9, 2019
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Being low in iron is no joke. It can leave you looking pale and feeling wiped out, weak, short of breath, lightheaded, and like you’re living inside a refrigerator. Women of baby-making age are extra susceptible to these woes since they lose blood every month, but anyone can become low in iron—that includes you, gentlemen! Other vulnerable groups include vegetarians, African-Americans, and Latinos, since their dietary intake of iron is typically low.  How to get more iron You would think…

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Iron Could Be the Hidden Reason Behind Your Fatigue

September 25, 2018
iron

Iron deficiency is more common than you think. We all seem to have accepted that tired is the new normal. It’s easy to write off persistent fatigue as the inevitable result of a busy, modern life. But what if there’s a tangible, correctable, physiological reason behind your exhaustion? Your tiredness could be due to iron deficiency. You need iron to help you manufacture hemoglobin, a key component of red blood cells. If your blood vessels are streets, hemoglobin is the…

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Sleep Matters – The Impact Sleep Has on Our General Health

July 15, 2018
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I recently listened to a podcast that featured Dr. Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, whose work I’ve been following for some time now. Dr. Walker is the Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science and the author of “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams”. When it comes to taking care of and tending to my personal health, I see four facets that play together. Sleep, obviously,…

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The Dangers of Eating Too Clean

July 5, 2018
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I recently enjoyed a farm-to-table meal in the Malibu hills. We nibbled garden-fresh veggies and berries straight from the bush. After all, what’s a bit of dirt? A lot, apparently. A hypothesis suggests that microbes that co-evolved with us are our ‘old friends’; they protect against a wide spectrum of immune-related disorders. Some of these are present in soil and can be inhaled when out in nature. This might be why spending childhood on a farm is good for our…

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5 Essential Tips to Banish a Yeast Infection

June 30, 2018
yeast

Oh, the dreaded yeast infection. If you’re one of the 75 percent of women who have had one, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And what’s worse than one yeast infection? A chronic one that doesn’t want to go away. That uncomfortable itching, burning, and discharge can be unbearable. A yeast infection is an overgrowth of a kind of yeast in the vaginal canal called Candida albicans. You can also have an overgrowth of bad bacteria, which is called…

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Why Beets Are the New Darling of the Active Community

May 17, 2018
beets

If you run, bike, lift, or play a sport, chances are you’ve heard the buzz about beets. Everyone and their mom is juicing them to enhance their athletic performance. In fact, this ruby-red elixir is downed by Olympic athletes, marathoners, and a whole bunch of folks who want to work out stronger, longer. So what’s the deal? Why is everyone suddenly going crazy for beets? How beets enhance stamina The main reason beets are so popular is nitrates. Beet juice…

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Muscle Health with Cal-Mag, Magnesium & Calcium

May 15, 2018
muscles

Are you calcium or magnesium deficient? That could be what your muscles are missing. Put your best and strongest foot forward and go the liquid route for calcium (US) and magnesium (US/CA) supplements that are 98 percent absorbable. You’ll finally see the difference in your bones, muscles, and energy levels you’ve been looking for. Have you been low on energy? Have your muscles been twitchy (who among us hasn’t suffered from the dreaded eye-twitch when we’re overworked)? Well, chances are…

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Education Holidays

Every Day is Earth Day at Flora

April 22, 2018
Earth Day

Earth Day is a time to celebrate our connectedness with the planet. It is the ideal time to embrace a holistic view of health, one that encompasses the health of all our world’s species, waterways, and biospheres. With a focus on the principles of respect for all life and environmental stewardship, Flora and the brands we distribute choose sustainable and ethical business practices. We are committed to respecting the earth and its inhabitants, and this is reflected in the way…

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Education Lifestyle

Four Easy Steps to Make Peace with Yeast

March 1, 2018
Super 8

If there’s one word that strikes fear the most in my clients it’s the “dreaded C-word”: candida. It’s probably because it’s so common; most of us have a friend or colleague who has been put on a six-month incredibly restrictive candida cleanse. You know the type: you’re constantly in the kitchen preparing food and you feel like you’ll never eat anything truly enjoyable ever again. It’s a very hard six-month sentence. I’ve also dealt with a very stubborn candida problem…

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Education Recipes

Manuka Honey is the Bees’ Knees

February 27, 2018
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For centuries, the Maori people of New Zealand have used the Manuka bush in folk medicine. Today, you can gain the benefits of this centuries-old healing plant in a simple jar of honey. Made from the nectar of the native Manuka plant, Manuka honey is highly valued for its rare and complex properties. This isn’t ordinary table honey—the health benefits from this stuff truly make it the bees’ knees. This superstar honey is truly one of a kind. Exclusively made…

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