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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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Probiotics, Bitters, and Enzymes for a Better Boxing Day

December 19, 2017
probiotics

Too much turkey? Yeah, we feel you. Try as we might, every year overindulging and the holidays go hand in hand. If you’re like us, you might need a little extra help to get your digestion back on track. Our line of probiotics (US/CA), bitters (US/CA), and enzymes (US/CA) is just the thing your body needs to fight off that holiday bloat. You’ll be out of your food coma in no time! If there’s one player you want on your…

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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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Health Holidays Lifestyle

Three Simple Tips for Avoiding Holiday Indigestion

December 7, 2017
indigestion

Bloating, cramping, and gas: these are very common—and frustrating!—symptoms of indigestion. Most, if not all of us, will feel these symptoms at one time or another… and it’s most common after we’ve enjoyed an over-sized plate of something delicious at a holiday party. Isn’t “bloated and gassy” the last thing you want to be during a nice holiday get-together? It’s not exactly the best accessory for your favorite party outfit. Holiday season indigestion comes from three factors: too much food,…

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Five Ways to Enjoy the Holidays without All the Stress

December 3, 2017
stress

‘Tis the season to be jolly! …and totally stressed out and exhausted. For many, many years, I thought that stress was just a part of the holidays. So many parties, gatherings, and commitments—along with all of the shopping. It was downright exhausting. I would look back to the holidays of my childhood when all I had to do was enjoy the magic of the season. I loved the holidays and looked forward to it all year. Of course, that couldn’t…

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It’s Tea Time with Flora’s Fall Favorites

November 28, 2017
tea

Ah, fall: that time of the year that calls for warmer sweaters, time spent by the fire with friends and family, and a warm cup of tea to fight off that November weather. Get in the spirit while enjoying some seasonal herbal favorites that will give you all the fall feels. Our Cranberry Rooibos (US/CA) blend is chock full of powerful antioxidants and fall spices to help you relax. The mixture of Lemon Ginger and Echinacea (US/CA) is perfect for warding…

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Health Lifestyle Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup Featuring Flora’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

November 24, 2017
BUTTERNUT

A friend of mine made some cozy butternut squash soup for our dinner party the other night. It was so delicious, I knew I had to give it a go. Plus, I’ll take any excuse to whip out my Vitamix. This recipe is 100 percent foolproof! Print Cozy Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 1 butternut squash, cubed 1 tbsp Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dash of salt and pepper 1/2 c red onion, chopped and lightly sauteed in extra virgin olive…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Flora!

November 21, 2017
bitters

Combat the holiday heaviness with our line of bitters and enzymes! We love to celebrate the holidays as much as the next person. The only difference is we know how to keep our bellies in check when it’s the season of indulgence. Say hello to our collection of bitters and enzymes, our fail-safe when it comes to keeping our digestion on track through the Thanksgiving feast. Whether you’ve had too much turkey or your aunt’s cranberry sauce that isn’t agreeing…

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Nutrient-Packed Beyond Greens Hulk Smoothie Recipe

November 19, 2017
smoothie

Here’s a question I get asked all the time: are smoothies even good for you? The answer is, it depends. Most smoothies you buy from places that don’t favor organic produce, or places who load your “fruit smoothie ” with concentrates or yogurts, are likely not healthy. But when made with the right blend of nutrients (fats, minerals, iron, protein, and veggies – not just fruits), smoothies can be very, very nutritious to the body. For those who follow a diet in favour of raw…

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Education Fitness Health

How Vitamin D Keeps You in the Game

November 16, 2017
Vitamin D

You may know we recently launched Omega Sport+™ (US/CA), a new oil blend made with active people in mind. The oil’s first run went so fast (pun intended), we scrambled to make more. Those who are intent to run a half marathon or stay active in sports won’t settle for getting sidelined; they want to know about Omega Sport+’s special attributes. We usually highlight the MCTs and special turmeric extract, but Vitamin D is the star today. Getting vitamin D…

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