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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

September 18, 2017
Omega Sport+

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providing fat for fuel.…

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Make Peace with Yeast?

September 14, 2017
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Confused by yeast? You’re in good company. The yeast that causes thrush has had 177 different names. Medical researchers couldn’t agree on a classification. For centuries, yeast research was like the parable of the blind men and the elephant: Clinicians saw and described very different things. The explanation? That yeast, which we now call Candida albicans, is a shape-shifter! Organisms capable of morphing, forming either round or stringy cells, are described as dimorphic. If that sounds adaptable, that’s only half…

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Autumn Scones to Fall for

September 11, 2017
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3 Flora Teas to Sip this Fall  When the leaves start to change color, fall is the perfect time to warm up with your favorite tea and pair with your Baobites Scones: Rooibos Chai (US/CA) In the palaces of ancient India, specialized doctors called Vaidyas mixed herbs, flowers, and spices into chai (tea) to treat the royal family. Flora’s traditional recipe, rich with organic rooibos, ginger, licorice root, and cinnamon bark, offers the same refreshing properties that once soothed kings…

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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

August 31, 2017
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Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a stressed body needs extra nutrients. As…

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
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My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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Salad with Miso-Ginger Sauce

August 21, 2017
Miso-Ginger

This sweet and crunchy salad is perfect for hot summer days when you can’t stand to turn the oven on. The salad is packed with spinach, julienned carrots, celery, banana chunks, raisins, shredded unsweetened coconut flakes, and walnuts. Tossed in a miso-ginger sauce: Print Salad with Miso-Ginger Sauce Ingredients 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp. agave 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger a pinch of cayenne 1 tbsp. Flora Sacha Inchi Oil (US/CA) 2 tbsp. Flora Sesame Oil…

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5 Signs You Have a Fat Deficiency

August 18, 2017
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I’m a nutritionist and I’m asked this question often—what is the most common problem you see? And the answer is easy—a fat deficiency. You may be thinking…fat deficiency?? In our high fat world, how is this possible?? Well, I’m a holistic nutritionist, and most of the people I see are already eating a pretty healthy diet. They’re enjoying lots of kale, brocolli, and everything healthy. They’re not your average fast food eater. But this issue applies across the board. Those…

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Surprising Link Between Our Gut and Our Mental Health

August 14, 2017
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Have you ever had a “gut feeling.” That feeling in your belly that something’s amiss? Did you listen to that feeling? New research is realizing that your gut feeling may be more than just a little bit of nervousness. Something is really going on down there. Our belly is chock-full of neurons (that communicate directly with your brain cells), or brain cells. There are more neurons in your gut than you have in your spine! And this “little brain”, called…

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Bring Back Your Hair’s Youthful Shine

August 6, 2017
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Do you have a memory of having nice, shiny, bouncy hair? Do you look at teenagers and envy their beautiful, youthful hair? I do…constantly. When I was a teenager I had really long hair. I didn’t need to do anything to it, I just washed it in the morning and let it dry on my way to school. Without any work my hair looked beautiful…oh how I miss those days. It was in my twenties that things took a turn.…

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Gluten: The Whole Story

August 3, 2017
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Glutens are mixtures of proteins originating from cereal grains. Gluten can keep dough from crumbling, make it stretch, and are 75-80% protein. They cause serious illness in people with celiac disease, who must completely avoid gluten just like a person with diabetes must avoid sugar. Although we throw around the term “gluten”, there are actually several glutens. One type is a storage protein called prolamin, which helps make grains hardy. Over generations, we have selectively bred cereal grasses, such as wheat…

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