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Air Quality and Respiratory Health Tips for Summertime

August 20, 2019
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The western states and provinces of North America have seen a large increase in forest fires over the past several years. The Pacific Northwest, California coast, and BC Interior have seen a five-fold increase in forest fires, lasting five times as long and burning through six times as much land area since the 1980s. These fires cause tens of billions of dollars in combined damage and can affect people for hundreds to thousands of miles downwind. About half of these…

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Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away

July 16, 2019
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A lot of folks look forward to vacation for months ahead of time, brightening the dark winter days with thoughts of summer fun ahead. Getting away from it all allows you to temporarily forget your never-ending to-do list, form lasting memories with your family, and return to your regular routine with a spring in your step. But as most of us learn the hard way, vacation doesn’t always live up to its promise. From the traffic jam you hit as…

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Ready to Hike? A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way

July 2, 2019
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The weather is warm, the earth is green again (finally!), and you can’t wait to get out into it. We know what you’re thinking: A hike will be perfect! You’ll be in the great outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family or some blessed solitude. If you’re a parent, you’ll pry your kids from their screens for a day and help them appreciate the glory of nature, and you’ll all get some exercise to boot (pun most definitely intended).…

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3 Ways to Reduce Bloating During Swimsuit Season

June 25, 2019
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I love the summer… but I have to admit, I don’t always love getting into my bathing suit. Even though I’ve found a swimsuit that I feel great in (it only took trying on 100+), it’s still a bit stressful to walk around the beach feeling a tad… exposed. The very last thing I want to deal with when enjoying the summer surf is bloating! That heavy-feeling, gassy, and VERY VISIBLE bloating. Ugggh. Bloating is annoying any day, but it’s…

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Health Seasonal

Taking Care of Yourself on Mother’s Day and Every Day

May 7, 2019
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Let’s face it: moms usually put themselves last. They think about their needs after they’ve met their kids’, partners’, and co-workers’ needs. We get it. Some of us at Flora are moms, too, and we’ve done the same thing. But we’d like to introduce a radical idea. (Drumroll, please.) Moms, you are the star of your own life, and you deserve to prioritize your own wellness. That means self-care is an ongoing need, not just a bubble bath on Mother’s…

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Family Seasonal

Spring into Spring Break

April 9, 2019
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If you’re like a lot of parents, the thought of spring break coming up fills you with a sort of dread. It’s not that you don’t love your kids—of course, you do!—but you also don’t want to be bombarded with “I’m bored! What should I do?” the entire week. Planning ahead is the answer. And since the weather doesn’t always cooperate in March and April, the smartest move is to plan indoor and outdoor activities to keep your kiddos busy.…

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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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Recipes Seasonal

Barbecue Recipe Biohacks from Flora’s Nutritionist

March 21, 2019
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Nutrition is a field that requires constant learning. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I engage in continuing education to maintain my certification as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner. In the Product Information department, we are passionate about having accurate information so we can best serve the people we speak with every day. I read studies by day, and I read everything I can at home. Titles currently on my bedside table: The Secret Teachings of Plants…

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Hearts & Flowers Almond Cookies

February 14, 2019
hearts

Print Hearts & Flowers Almond Cookies Ingredients 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, sifted, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 1 cup almond flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 1/3 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cardamom 1/3 tsp. salt 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/3 cup Flora Hydro-Therm Almond Oil 2 large egg whites 1/2 tsp. rose water 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped - additional for topping, if desired 1/2 cup almonds, chopped - additional for topping, if desired Topping 1/3…

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Superfood Icing from EatYoungNutrition

February 13, 2019
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Are you using your superfoods for fun, too? You should be! Sure, a cup of warm Elderberry or a teaspoon of Beet Crystals in your water every day can boost your immune system and help you recover from your work out, but these superfoods are also great as snacks or in your desserts, too. Use this simple recipe to dress up all your desserts and impress your valentine! Use this simple, versatile recipe for all your icing needs. It’s healthy,…

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