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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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Education Health

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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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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Manuka Honey is the Bees’ Knees

February 27, 2018
manuka

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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Education Health Lifestyle

How to Get the Sleep You’ve Been Dreaming Of

February 6, 2018
sleep

There are few things as life-changing as sleep. Get enough sleep, and you wake up rested, feeling like you can take on the world. Not enough, and making it to your lunch break seems like an inhuman feat. For 45 percent of Americans, insufficient or poor sleep is a sobering reality that affects daily life and well-being. But that doesn’t just mean the difference between being grumpy/lethargic and being happy/energized. It also means your body’s overall ability to function is…

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Keep Your Heart Healthy with Cardio-Essence

January 23, 2018
heart

With over 630,000 cases a year, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America. Keep your heart healthy and strong by giving it a helping hand with a dose of Cardio-Essence, our hawthorn-heavy heart helper based on traditional medicine. When one in four deaths in America is related to heart disease… Focusing on cardiovascular health is essential as you age. Cardio-Essence (US/CA) is comprised of the mighty, healing hawthorn berry and leaf. It’s a…

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Five Ways to Gently Detoxify Your Body Every Day

January 11, 2018
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It’s hard to go a day without hearing about the dangers of toxins in our air, chemicals in our cosmetics, and pesticides in our food. It’s downright scary. And it’s true, we are dealing with a higher daily chemical assault than we did a generation ago. It makes the idea of a big detox cleanse seem pretty much necessary. But that might not be the case for most of us. Our bodies are used to dealing with toxins. Our liver…

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Managing Histamines: A Natural Approach

December 21, 2017
histamines

Histamines are biochemicals produced by normal human immune cells and gut bacteria. And they are fascinating. The first surprise? Histamines mainly function as neurotransmitters. It’s a brain chemical, like serotonin or dopamine. Antihistamines are sometimes used to treat anxiety! So, how come when we say histamines, most people think antihistamines, as in something to get rid of allergy symptoms? Histamines get connected to allergic response because it is stored and released by mast cells. Mast cells are specialized white blood cells, which are part…

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The Liver’s Role in Detox – How It Handles Toxins

December 17, 2017
liver

The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins into either water-soluble molecules that can be excreted…

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