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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
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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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Recipes

Pesto Pizza Featuring Flora’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

December 14, 2017
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I almost never have fresh herbs on hand. But I whipped this pesto up with a spinach base and it was so good. In your blender goes: 2 cloves garlic 1 c fresh spinach 2 tbsp. Flora extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp. walnuts 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast Spread on your favorite pizza dough, add toppings of your choice—I went with roasted tomatoes and almond-based ricotta cheese—and bake as directed. Enjoy!   Rebecca…

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Featured Holidays Recipes

Christmas Tree Mint Toast by Adeline Waugh Using Flora Beet Crystals

December 13, 2017
beet tree

When you don’t have time to get a real tree so you just put one on your toast. Adeline Waugh (@vibrantandpure) made this festive minty toast using GF bread, thick coconut yogurt mixed with Flora Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) for that pop of pink (works the same as fresh beet juice & makes life much easier) + a drop of peppermint extract, topped with a mint leaf tree + banana star ⭐️. How to make this vibrant holiday toast featuring…

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Holiday Cooking With Our Line of Premium Culinary Oils

December 12, 2017
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Food is often the centerpiece of holiday get-togethers. So to help your table stand out as the merriest—and tastiest—try our premium line of organic culinary oils. They are the perfect holiday gift for the cook in your life, even if that person just so happens to be you. From the everyday to the exotic, our line of premium culinary oils has you covered. Our unfiltered and unrefined Pumpkin Oil (US/CA) is perfect for drizzling over this tasty butternut squash soup.…

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Education Fitness Lifestyle

MCTs: An Introduction

December 10, 2017
MCTs

Omega Sport+™ (US/CA) is a fantastic oil blend that features a unique good kind of fat called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs for short. MCTs and omega fatty acids have different physical chemistries. Other oil molecules need to go through a complex digestion process, but MCTs take a shortcut. MCTs are more easily mixed with water or other liquids. They have a different shape and a shorter number of molecules. Thus, they get absorbed easily into the bloodstream from the gut; they…

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Three Simple Tips for Avoiding Holiday Indigestion

December 7, 2017
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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
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‘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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White Chocolate and Pistachio-Dipped Rooibos Chai Shortbread

December 1, 2017
white chocolate

There’s no flavor more fall than the spice of chai tea. With cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger, baking with chai is the perfect way to give any of your favorite baked goods an instant fall makeover. Just take our white chocolate and pistachio-dipped chai shortbread cookies. While they sound—and taste—almost too good to be true, the quick boost of flavor from cooking with tea has these tasty fall-spiced goodies ready for your holiday party all under one hour from start to…

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