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Spring into Spring Break

April 9, 2019
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If you’re like a lot of parents, the thought of spring break coming up fills you with a sort of dread. It’s not that you don’t love your kids—of course, you do!—but you also don’t want to be bombarded with “I’m bored! What should I do?” the entire week. Planning ahead is the answer. And since the weather doesn’t always cooperate in March and April, the smartest move is to plan indoor and outdoor activities to keep your kiddos busy.…

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Family Health Recipes

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

April 4, 2019
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Start your day off right with a sweet and sunshiny smoothie. The Tropical Fruit Smoothie brings together bursts of bright fruit flavors with creamy yogurt and power-packed Gandalf / VieSun Spirulina™. It’s a delicious blend that’ll leave your whole family smiling. Yogurt brings protein and probiotics to the mix, while the addition of tropical fruit helps you load up on vitamin C, ideal to keep your immune system strong. Gandalf / VieSun Spirulina™ is the icing on the nutritional cake,…

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Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

January 15, 2019
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This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doorknob? It’s enough to make you want to retreat into your house with a bottle of sanitizer and stay inside until spring. Well, there is an alternative plan that might leave you and your family a little less stir-crazy. Elderberry!…

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Boost Your Kids’ Brain Health Today!

August 28, 2018
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Your kids are constantly growing. Make sure your kids’ brains get what they need to keep them on their “A-game” and grow into their best, healthiest selves with Flora’s children’s line. Ensuring children hit all the nutritional marks can be challenging—understatement of the year!—mainly because the typical modern diet is composed of refined foods stripped of their nutrients. If it’s not hard enough to make sure your kids are getting the vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats they need to develop…

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Back to School! – Keep Your Kids on Their “A-Game”

August 21, 2018
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It’s almost time for back to school! Keeping your kids healthy doesn’t just mean keeping them from schoolyard colds. It also means helping their bones and brains grow healthy and strong with Flora’s children’s health line. Ensuring children hit all the nutritional marks can be challenging. The typical modern diet is chock-full of processed, refined foods stripped of their nutrients— hardly ideal for growing minds and bodies. Add in busy schedules and picky eaters to all the other everyday challenges,…

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“My Tummy Hurts!” – Natural Remedies for Kids

June 28, 2018
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You’ve had it happen: your child comes to you complaining about a tummy ache.  You want to turn their frown upside-down fast—ideally with a natural remedy—but it’s not always clear why they have digestive problems in the first place. So how do you fix it? The most common digestive issues are gas, bloating, and stomach pain. The most likely culprits are diet, stress, and an unhealthy gut. The great news is there are some proven natural home remedies that work…

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Third Trimester Symptoms During Pregnancy

May 19, 2018
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You’re almost there, only a few months to go! You’ve made it through the nausea of the first trimester and, hopefully, you’ve had some relief recently…but now you’re heading into the final stretch and with it comes a new group of symptoms. Your baby is getting bigger every day. Although you might feel like your belly couldn’t possibly get any bigger. Your little one will grow from about 2.5 pounds to 6-9 pounds in just 12 short weeks! This fast…

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Five Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

May 12, 2018
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It happened! You’ve got that positive pregnancy test in your hand and you’re about to embark on an amazing new journey. But it’s not always all rainbows and unicorns. You may be feeling constantly nauseated (the name “morning sickness” is off the mark a bit), exhausted, and constantly running to the bathroom. For some, pregnancy can be a very tough nine months. Whether this is your first, second, or sixth pregnancy, here are some tips to keep you and your…

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Pre-Pregnancy Planning

May 6, 2018
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Are you thinking about starting or expanding your family? Congratulations! That big decision deserves some celebration! The weeks or months between now and when you have a positive pregnancy test are very important for you and the father-to-be. There are important things for both of you to do to make sure your bodies are as healthy as possible before pregnancy. Why the men too? At conception, 50 percent of the DNA is from the father, so his health really matters!…

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Overindulged? Take Some Bitters!

November 12, 2017
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‘Tis the season of button-popping overindulgence. It’s so hard to stop eating when there are delicious food temptations everywhere! No matter how much willpower we have, we’ll usually feel overfull at some point this month. Fortunately, there is an unsung hero that can be your best friend when your pants start digging in: Digestive bitters! Oh, that bitter flavor. It’s something we frequently shy away from, but it can play an important role in our digestion. It’s so important that,…

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