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Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

January 19, 2019
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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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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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Cleanse Happy with Flor-Essence

January 9, 2019
cleanse

A cleanse is a wonderful opportunity to practice supporting yourself. Instead of seeing it simply as maintenance—or worse yet, as a kind of penalty for having enjoyed life—doing a cleanse, especially during winter months, should be a form of self-care. Warming meals and practices In winter, choose pungent herbs and spices (cumin, cayenne, black pepper) to overcome hibernation mode and stoke the metabolic fire. Warming ginger, cinnamon, fennel, and angelica soothe and reduce phlegm. They promote digestion, dilation, and circulation.…

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Iron & Re-Energizing after the Holidays

January 8, 2019
iron

Are you feeling rundown—even after having some downtime over the holidays? Do your legs feel “heavy,” or are you feeling a bit out of breath? If so, you may be dealing with a very common mineral deficiency: iron. In the body, iron has the very important job of making hemoglobin. Without enough hemoglobin in the blood, your tissues don’t receive enough oxygen. And without oxygen, your muscles and tissues don’t work as well… which leads to the tiredness you’re feeling.…

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Pink Drinks from Vibrant & Pure

December 31, 2018
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Rosemary Bee(t)’s Knees with Pink Aquafaba Foam 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup water 2 small or 1 large sprig of fresh rosemary 2 ounces gin 3/4 ounces rosemary honey syrup 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons aquafaba 1/4 teaspoon Salus Red Beet Crystals Bring honey, water, and rosemary to a boil in a small saucepan. Let simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to be infused. Set aside and let cool. Blend gin, cooled rosemary honey syrup mixture,…

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Healing Teas from Around the World

November 27, 2018
teas

Flora would not be complete without our herbal teas. It’s in our DNA as a company—it’s in our name even! Our herbal healing teas are sourced from around the world and from a variety of medicinal traditions spanning Ayurvedic, Chinese, European, and First Nations herbal formulas. These herbs are rigorously tested for identity, purity, and quality and every batch is taste-tested by our quality control team. Our line covers single herbs like peppermint and chamomile, formulations for immune health, digestive…

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Your Health & Wellness Routine Might Get You a Tesla

July 25, 2018
tesla

Flora Inc. is pleased to announce that living a healthy life might just win you a Tesla, thanks to the Win Thomas’ Tesla Sweepstakes (US/CA) presented by Flora, running now until December 31, 2018 With the aim to inspire people to view health and wellness as more than a collection of trends but rather a maintainable lifestyle spanning all facets of your daily life, the Win Thomas’ Tesla Sweepstakes presented by Flora encourages people to reflect on their daily health routines…

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Beyond Olive Oil: Let Your Inner Foodie Shine with Flora Culinary Oils

June 19, 2018
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Whether you’re the chef in your family or you just really enjoy a homecooked meal, our line of premium organic culinary oils will bring out your inner foodie. Simply drizzle over soups, salads, and more, to effortlessly up your cooking game. While we do make a mighty delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the world of culinary oils has so much more kitchen inspiration to offer. Bring a greater level of authenticity to your Asian dishes with our Sesame Oil. Our…

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#RoséAllDay | Red Beet Crystal Chia Pudding

May 31, 2018
#RoseAllDay

I read an article recently titled “8 Things that Prove that You’re Basic.” One of them was using the hashtag #RoséAllDay. Well, I guess that makes me pretty darn basic! But I think I’m okay with it 😉 This Rosé Chia Cup, on the other hand, is anything but basic! What elevates this easy vegan chia pudding recipe and really makes it pop are these Red Beet Crystals from Flora (US/CA)! I think it comes as no surprise that chia…

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