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Honey, Let’s Bee Real: How to Buy True Mānuka Honey

April 16, 2019
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In New Zealand, there grows a tree the native Māori people call mānuka. They use its durable wood to make tools and smoke meat, and they make an essential oil—which you may know as tea tree oil—from its leaves. But the most special thing about the mānuka tree may be its white or pink blossoms. These flowers attract bees that make honey from the nectar, and this one-of-a-kind elixir contains special enzymes and antioxidants other honey doesn’t. It’s called mānuka…

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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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Health Recipes

Spring Greens Smoothie

April 2, 2019
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Spring is in the air, and the first cherry blossoms have bloomed. The sunshine and moisture, flowers and birds are back. Everything is turning green—including our smoothies! Spring greens such as lettuce, kale, and arugula/roquette are now signaling spring in sunny gardens in the southern states. ‘Lettuce’ hope you lucky folks from warm areas gobble them up for us since they sprout up a little later for us here at Flora. In the Pacific northwest, local produce will continue to…

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Health Lifestyle

10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional

March 28, 2019
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It is not so much an issue of knowledge but of habits, convenience, and support systems. That’s why even if you ‘know better’, a nutritionist or accountability coach can help you. When not to see a nutrition professional We are not the people to see if you are experiencing an acute issue—say a stroke or trauma—or during a mental health emergency. Why not to see a nutrition professional See a primary care practitioner to get a disease diagnosed or treated—we…

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Health Seasonal

Kick off Spring with a Gentle Cleanse

March 26, 2019
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We’ve made it through the darker and colder winter months and it’s finally spring! The longer, warmer days are upon us and even our bodies are excited! It’s very common to reach for a cleanse in January, especially after all of that indulgent eating over the holidays. But that’s not what your body was looking for then. In the winter our bodies are working on preservation and maintenance. It’s a quiet process that you may not notice—but it’s an important…

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Beauty Health

Plants Can Make You Look and Feel Younger

March 19, 2019
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Ponce de Leon clocked a lotta hours searching for that elusive fountain of youth. The problem was, he was looking in the wrong place. The fountain of youth isn’t in Florida…it’s in your garden! Here are five ways plants can help you look and feel more youthful: 1. Plants Have Your Back …and nearly every other part of your body. Name a body part, and chances are there’s a plant that helps keep it strong and healthy. Blueberries promote brain…

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Education Health

Celery Juice – Facts vs. Fiction

March 7, 2019
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Celery juice is the latest wellness trend fuelled by Instagram. But what’s the basis of this trend? We know celery owes its new cult following to the guy known as ‘The Medical Medium’; Anthony William. Despite his popularity, others call him a quack and deny the claims being made by the man responsible for the celery juice resurgence. Who is right? Extreme statements are good for dramatic effect, but not for your health. Let’s get clear on celery juice. Fiction…

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Education Health

Probiotics & 5 Signs You Might Need Them

March 5, 2019
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Probiotics have become one of the hottest supplements on the market and for good reason! It seems like most health experts are calling probiotics the panacea for every ailment, that miracle supplement that helps with just about everything. And actually…it’s kind of true. While nothing will magically “fix” everything, our gut bacteria are the first line of defense for many of our body systems. Therefore, they’re connected to a surprisingly high number of health concerns. I believe the root of…

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Featured Health

Beets Meet Apple Cider Vinegar: A Love Story

February 19, 2019
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It’s a story as old as time. Two souls meet and the chemistry is instant, the magic palpable. It’s like they were meant to be together, and they can’t imagine how they were ever apart. So it is with one root vegetable and one fermented fruit juice who recently joined forces to create Flora’s new Apple Cider Vinegar Red Beet Wellness Shot. Meet Beets Beets are having a moment right now. Popping up in steamed in salads, roasted with fowl,…

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Health Lifestyle

Self-Care: 3 Simple Ideas for Loving Yourself Well

February 12, 2019
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With our never-ending to-do lists, work days, and responsibilities, sometimes we forget to take care of the most important person in our lives: ourselves. But our body is pretty miraculous. We can put ourselves on the back burner for days, months, or even years and our body will still be pretty okay. Eventually, though, it starts to catch up. If you’re feeling worn out, burned out, or if you’re dealing with a bad case of the blahs, your body may…

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