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Get Glowing, Healthy Skin

July 11, 2017

It’s all about beautiful skin from the inside out. That’s right, I’m not talking about what to put on your skin but what to put inside your belly so you can create beautiful, glowing skin. That’s where really gorgeous skin comes from—from the inside out. The madness started about 40 years ago when the first dietary guidelines came down from the government. Their focus was to make Americans healthier, but 40 years later we’re actually more obese and have more…

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4 Signs of Adrenal Fatigue

July 5, 2017

Do you feel like you’re living in a fog of fatigue? Tired body, tired mind, tired everything? Do you reach for a caffeine boost constantly throughout the day? Our body really wants to be healthy and balanced; it does everything it can each day to keep you feeling great. Feeling exhausted and tired is your body telling you that its batteries are running very low. So, what do we do if our phone’s batteries are running low? We recharge it.…

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Interview with Dr. Tracy Morton

June 13, 2017
Dr. Tracy Morton

Dr. Tracy Morton is a Family Physician working at Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre (Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay) and a Clinical Associate Professor with UBC. He has a love for travel, kayaking, meditation, and wellness. We talked about the intersection between natural health products/supplements, patient care, diet, and the unique realities of being a rural doctor in Northern BC. What motivated you to get into medicine and become a doctor? It seemed the best way to see the world, as…

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Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age

June 9, 2017
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How often do you joke that you’re getting old and out of shape? Do you expect heart function, breathing ability, and muscle strength to decline? Many of us do. Instead, we could stay open minded. Since expectations may influence behavior, I invite you to challenge those beliefs, and your health outcomes. Many older athletes, known as masters athletes, are showing us what’s possible. According to a 2002 study, maximum heart rate and VO2max (breathing capacity) do drop at an average…

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4 Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

June 2, 2017
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Do you LOVE dark chocolate? Like, do you think about it all day? Is it a food that you always have in your house and you reach for it constantly? What I if I told you that your love of dark chocolate may in fact be a sign of a nutrient deficiency? Your body may be reaching for chocolate because it’s high in a very important mineral…magnesium. Magnesium is an unsung hero in our health. We tend to concentrate on…

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Feel The Power of Beets!

May 20, 2017
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Beets have an undeniable hearty and healthy appearance. Their rich, deep-red color is unmatched as are their wide range of health benefits. Traditionally, they were considered blood builders. Eastern Europeans would customarily eat beets in their borscht and women used them to prevent pregnancy-induced anemia and birth defects due to the unique combination of iron, vitamin C, and folate. Since blood carries oxygen and nutrients, it affects every part of the human body; hence the benefits of beets are plentiful…

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5 Home Remedies for UTIs

May 17, 2017
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Is that uncomfortable pain, something many describe as razorblade-like pain, something you’re familiar with? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of us will deal with a Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) at some point in our lives, and 1 in 5 of us will have recurrent UTIs. Many of you know this feeling really well. If this is your first possible UTI, be sure to go to your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. But if you’ve had more…

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Fuel Yourself For ‘The Mother of All Jobs’ With EFAs

May 12, 2017
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Do you recall that #WorldsToughestJob video, where they interviewed for a fake job? Interviewees were stunned by demands for broad skills, unusual dedication, and an increased workload around the holidays…with no rest or pay! The fake interview was actually an award-winning American Greetings ad, and the job, of course, was motherhood! I say “of course”, because although the ad was exaggerated, even frustrating in its portrayal of motherhood, it’s hard to find another role with similar pressures and demands. The…

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Organic Gardening with Flora

May 3, 2017
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Making good food choices starts at home. One great way to introduce fresh and healthful ingredients to your meals? Planting an organic garden. With a bit of planning and TLC, fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies can be just a pick away. In fact, we love the idea so much we planted our own employee community garden at our Flora office in Lynden, Washington three years ago. Since April 2014, the garden’s yielded everything from sweet strawberries and raspberries to snap…

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Introducing FloraSil: Rock Out with your Claws Out!

April 24, 2017
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I think most of us would agree there is no better feeling than long nails tickling your back. I can trade almost any house chore with my hubby for back scratches. If eyes are the windows to the soul, nails are the self-expression of our self-value. They indicate hygiene, health, and creativity. (Yes, it’s normal to be checking out your nails right now.) And how about the six-word sentence that can ruin your morning? “I’m having a bad hair day.”…

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