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10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

June 14, 2019
health

In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is…

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Family

Have a Healthy Father’s Day

June 13, 2019
Father's

Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing…

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Health Recipes

Very Berrylicious Spirulina Smoothie

June 13, 2019
berrylicious

Start your day off on the right foot with this bright and sunny vegan smoothie that will help provide you with the fuel you need to make the most out of your day. The blend of almond milk and banana provides a delicious, creamy base that’ll make you think you’re sipping something decidedly less healthy (don’t be fooled – it really is that good for you!). Add in your favorite frozen berries and a couple teaspoons of VieSun / Gandalf…

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Education Health

Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

June 11, 2019
vaginal

Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important addition to our collective diet.…

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Health Recipes

Spirulina Fruit Parfait

June 6, 2019
parfait

Looking for a delicious, new good-for-you treat to add to your culinary arsenal? Our VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Fruit Parfait ticks all the boxes and is loaded with protein and nutrients to boot. Combining layers of creamy yogurt, great for bone health and digestive well-being, your favorite fresh fruit and the hearty and delicious crunch of chopped nuts, plus a sprinkling of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder, this palate-pleasing parfait is a totally customizable combo that can be whipped up…

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Fitness Recipes

Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl

June 4, 2019
smoothie

Unless I’m baking, I don’t follow recipes. I love cookbooks—Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is at the top right now—and use them for inspiration and guidance, more like pulling out the gutter bumpers on a bowling alley. The beautiful pictures and precise measurements blur a bit and I add about a cup or tablespoon. If I really like an ingredient, like cinnamon, I’ll likely triple the recommended portion. So when I write a recipe for a smoothie… those of…

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Health Recipes

Pesto for Pasta Salad

May 30, 2019
pesto

Love pesto? You’ll love our take, perfect to top pasta or potato salad, or serve as a spread, at your next potluck. The vibrant flavor and color of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ lends itself perfectly to pesto, adding a hint of health to this simple, delicious and classic Italian sauce. Print Pesto for Pasta Salad Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1½ cups chopped fresh basil 3 tbsp pine nuts 3 garlic cloves ½ cup Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ cup…

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Education Health

Herbal Supplements: Myths & Facts

May 28, 2019
herbal

If you’re sometimes uncertain about herbal supplements, you’re in good company! Don’t feel bad, it is not your fault. There is a ton of incomplete or misinformation out there. It can be hard to know what is myth and what is fact. The good news? You’re about to get some clarity. Let’s clear up some myths and facts about herbal supplements, shall we? MYTH If you see a larger ingredient quantity on an herbal supplement label, it means you are…

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Fitness Recipes

Green Smoothie by Ellie Greenwood

May 23, 2019
green

I start practically every day with a homemade green smoothie. I find it’s a delicious and easy way to start the day with a punch of vitamins and nutrients. It ensures that I get a good dose of veggies without even thinking about it.  A homemade smoothie also avoids the wasteful single-use plastic bottles that store-bought versions generate.  If mornings are busy for you, prepare your smoothie the night before, store in the fridge, and simply blend in seconds when…

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Education

Who’s Making Your Mānuka?

May 21, 2019
mānuka

How Flora Mānuka Honey Supports the Native Māori of New Zealand Chances are you’ve heard of a special kind of honey that comes from New Zealand, made from the blossoms of the mānuka tree. Mānuka honey is all the rage right now because it has some pretty cool properties no other honey does.  Have you ever wondered who makes your mānuka honey (besides the bees, of course)? The answer: it depends on who you buy your honey from. Your money…

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