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Super 8 Probiotic Will Help You Make Peace with Yeast

April 17, 2018
Super 8

Flora’s Super 8 Probiotic was formulated to address yeast and “bad” bacteria overgrowth. With 8 strains of probiotic goodness and 42 billion cells of yeast-balancing genius, yeast doesn’t stand a chance! Super 8 (US/CA) is professionally formulated to provide women with the best and most effective probiotic support. Each strain used goes through an extensive process to ensure it’s able to provide healthy bacteria for a balanced digestive system and support vaginal health.*  Bye bye, yeast! Eighty percent of our…

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Help for This Allergy Season

March 22, 2018
allergies

I love spring, the first blades of grass and new buds on the trees. But I haven’t always been a spring lover. A few years ago, those first signs of spring were met with a different response: ACHOO! Interestingly, allergies and hay-fever have not always been a human trait. In fact, they’re relatively new to us. Seasonal allergies may have begun as recently as the Industrial Revolution, and—this is the intriguing part—they only hit the upper classes. It was so…

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Four Easy Steps to Make Peace with Yeast

March 1, 2018
Super 8

If there’s one word that strikes fear the most in my clients it’s the “dreaded C-word”: candida. It’s probably because it’s so common; most of us have a friend or colleague who has been put on a six-month incredibly restrictive candida cleanse. You know the type: you’re constantly in the kitchen preparing food and you feel like you’ll never eat anything truly enjoyable ever again. It’s a very hard six-month sentence. I’ve also dealt with a very stubborn candida problem…

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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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Traveling is a Breeze with Our Travel Care Probiotic

November 14, 2017
travel

There’s nothing better than getting away. Going back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing or trying…

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Bump up Your Bacteria: Probiotics Before, During and After Pregnancy

November 5, 2017
pregnancy

We know there are things we can do to have a healthier pregnancy and set up our kids for success. And we want to do them all! But minimizing our stress level is just as important. Learning how to do things like maximize nutrient status and navigate maternity leave benefits can feel overwhelming, especially when paired with body aches and “baby brain.” Fortunately, there are blissfully simple actions we can take to have a healthier pregnancy and still be relaxed…

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Digestion Problems? Leave It to the Pro(biotic)s

October 24, 2017
digestion

Not all bacteria are created equal, especially when it comes to your gut. While bad bacteria can be responsible for upset tummies and all other belly-related badness, good bacteria is there to help keep your intestinal flora happy and healthy so your digestive system can run properly. Lifestyle and environmental factors can compromise the digestive system, but adding probiotics into the dietary mix can help boost the good bacteria, keeping the bad in balance and helping maintain the good, naturally.…

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The Gut and Immune Connection

October 13, 2017
immune

Seasonal allergies are a just a part of life, right? Super common, everyone has them, just a fact of life…right? What if I told you that they’re not just an annoying part of life, that they’re actually relatively new for us. And, along with auto-immune conditions, they’re on the rise and the culprit might be our super clean lives. It might just be that clean and purified water you’re drinking, and/or the flushing toilet you have in the bathroom that…

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Make Peace with Yeast?

September 14, 2017
yeast

Confused by yeast? You’re in good company. The yeast that causes thrush has had 177 different names. Medical researchers couldn’t agree on a classification. For centuries, yeast research was like the parable of the blind men and the elephant: Clinicians saw and described very different things. The explanation? That yeast, which we now call Candida albicans, is a shape-shifter! Organisms capable of morphing, forming either round or stringy cells, are described as dimorphic. If that sounds adaptable, that’s only half…

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Surprising Link Between Our Gut and Our Mental Health

August 14, 2017
gut

Have you ever had a “gut feeling.” That feeling in your belly that something’s amiss? Did you listen to that feeling? New research is realizing that your gut feeling may be more than just a little bit of nervousness. Something is really going on down there. Our belly is chock-full of neurons (that communicate directly with your brain cells), or brain cells. There are more neurons in your gut than you have in your spine! And this “little brain”, called…

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