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Earth Day with Flora Health

April 21, 2017
Earth

Earth Day means different things to different people, but there are some values that are at the core of this day—sustainability, protection of forests and endangered species, and increasingly, climate literacy. Whether the focus is on reforestation, or on the importance of science education and taking a stand on climate change, it requires respect for all life and comes down to stewardship of planet earth, principles that we wholeheartedly believe in. Flora is actively engaging in sustainable and ethical business…

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CircuVein – “I’m gettin’ vain about my veins!”

April 17, 2017
CircuVein

We all know the song, “You’re so vain,” sing it with me! “I bet you think this blog is about you.” Well, yes, it totally is! Because when it comes to other types of veins, such as varicose, we are allowed to be vain as all heck! True, sometimes it may just be a cosmetic bother with spider veins creating little webs on the backs of our legs, but other times they can cause real discomfort, swelling, and soreness. Anytime…

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Gas & Bloating? Enzymes to the Rescue!

April 14, 2017
enzymes

“I fit into these jeans yesterday and now I’m too bloated to zip all the way up!” We’ve all been there! Not a great way to feel when the big B hits. Bloat is the ugly cousin to gas because that air has to escape our bodies somehow. Two undesirable side effects that make us question, “Was that deep fried Oreo worth it?” Well, if you can put on sweats and let it rip in the comfort of your own…

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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

April 10, 2017
aging

I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your skin, but so is pollution. Fatty acids…

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Enzymes vs. Probiotics and Why We Need Both

April 7, 2017
enzymes

There’s much confusion as to what digestive enzymes are versus probiotics, since both play key roles in gut and digestive health. People ask all the time: Should I be taking probiotics or enzymes? If I take one, do I need the other? These questions are understandable! To answer these questions, we must first understand the basics of what each is. Let’s take a look. Digestive Enzymes 101 Digestive enzymes are non-living, protein-based molecules made and secreted by the GI tract.…

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All About Sacha Inchi Oil

April 1, 2017
Sacha Inchi

Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) also known as “Star seeds” or Inca peanuts have been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. The fruit that these seeds grow in is inedible, but when lightly roasted with low heat the seeds take on a crisp nutty flavor. Dr. Oz-approved superfoods: Made Dr. Oz’s list of Best Weight-loss snack of 2010. “Inca peanuts have 3 times the amount of Omega-3s and twice the fiber…

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The Essence of Flora

March 28, 2017
essence

In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular system, a healthy heart Sleep·Essence: the nervous system and sleep Respir·Essence: the…

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So You’ve Done a Cleanse…Now What?

March 24, 2017
cleanse

Many of us woke up on New Years Day feeling the after-effect of a month of indulgences. The tired, foggy, exhausted feeling that can inspire even the most dramatic dietary changes and cleanses. And now it’s a few months later and we’ve persevered. We’ve even enjoyed some of it (isn’t an evening mug of Flor-Essence (US/CA) surprisingly lovely?), and now what? Where do we go from here? How do we continue these great feelings of health and vitality in normal…

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Employee Spotlight – Alana Orr

March 22, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight – Alana Orr 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: Alana Orr Title: Graphic Designer What is Your Role at Flora?:…

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Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out!

March 4, 2017
oral health

Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out! Some probiotic products are directed at oral health; to reduce plaque, protect against cavities, promote gum health, or protect from sore throat, ear ache and bad breath. Probiotics support healthy yeast levels, including Candida levels, because they establish large, healthy populations of friendly bacteria that compete with harmful yeast trying to take up residence. This means that oral health probiotics may also help control yeast in the mouth and throat,…

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