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3 Steps to a Gut Reboot

January 22, 2019
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Did you indulge in a few too many sweets and/or drinks over the holidays Are you feeling a bit more bloated, gassy, or irregular right now? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you might need a gut reboot. But don’t worry, it’s not going to be difficult and it won’t break the bank. Why do we need to do a gut reboot anyway? Our gut is more than just the source of an embarrassing bit of…

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Health Lifestyle

Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

January 19, 2019
probiotics

Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of taking probiotics. At least that’s how it got covered in the media.[1],[2]  The real story is more nuanced. The review was led by Dr. Saman Khalesi of Central Queensland University in Australia and published in the European Journal of…

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Health Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Are Still Tired

January 17, 2019
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Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency. These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits? Washing your meals down Water dilutes stomach acid, (more on this later!), so drinking during meals is never great. However, the real culprits here are tea, chocolate drinks, and coffee. Compounds like polyphenols, oxalates, tannins, and chlorogenic acids in black and green teas, coffee (including green coffee extracts), and…

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Family Health

Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

January 15, 2019
elderberry

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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Health Recipes

Chocolate Smoothie

January 10, 2019
chocolate

Print Chocolate Smoothie Ingredients 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 1 tbsp. almond butter 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 banana, frozen Omega oil, as desired 4 ice cubes Instructions Add all ingredients to a blend. Mix and enjoy! 5.0 http://blog.florahealthy.com/chocolate-smoothie/…

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Wild Salmon & Stir-Fried Vegetables

January 9, 2019
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Print Wild Salmon & Stir Fried Vegetables Yield: 4 Ingredients 2 onions 4 garlic cloves 4 carrots 2 large zucchini 1 large sweet red pepper 2 tbsp. Flora Sacha Inchi Oil 4 (6 oz.) wild salmon fillets Instructions Peel onions. Cut each in half lengthwise. Dice garlic and chop carrots, zucchini, and red pepper into chunks. Heat oven to 400 F. Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp. oil to large skillet on medium heat. Add onions, garlic, carrots, zucchini, red peppers, salt,…

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Muhammara Red Pepper Dip with Red Beet Crystals

January 6, 2019
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Mmm is for muhammara! It may even be better than hummus. Traditionally, smoky roasted red peppers—the version from Aleppo uses the region’s distintive spicy peppers—are made into a spread and their flavor is mellowed using breadcrumbs, walnuts, and pomegrate molasses. Our twist on the classic muhammara omits the bread and substitutes Red Beet Crystals for pomegranate molasses to add a sweet and tangy flavor. Print Muhammara Red Pepper Dip Ingredients 1 cup walnuts 3 red bell peppers ¼ cup olive…

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Salted Red Velvet Hot Cacao

December 24, 2018
hot cacao

Something amazing happens when you add beet crystals to hot cacao. Examining the nutrient profile of this recipe suggests beet crystals and chocolate are a natural duo. Salus Red Beet Crystals lend a beautiful dark red hue to this hot cacao. Obtained with a process that uses no heat, solvents, or chemicals, you can get excited about all of the antioxidants and minerals inside. Beets are a good source of manganese, potassium, and copper. Something unique to red beets is…

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