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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

October 15, 2017
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It is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Women’s health topics are becoming easier to talk about, and that’s wonderful, because pregnancy and birth are topics so complex, we still do not always understand why they turn out the way they do. Once pregnant, having the healthiest possible pregnancy—and the healthiest baby—is top of mind for mothers-to-be, and makes many of us hungry for knowledge. If we lose a pregnancy or a child, that can leave a hole behind and…

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Where Have All the Swimmers Gone?

September 25, 2017
Swimmers

Sperm counts in men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50% in the last 40 years. A review and meta-analysis that included 43,000 men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand found that between 1973 and 2011, sperm counts have dropped by 52%. Men in South America, Asia, and Africa did not see any significant decline. Why is this happening? The authors commented that “sperm count and other semen parameters have been plausibly associated with multiple environmental…

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Gluten: The Whole Story

August 3, 2017
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Glutens are mixtures of proteins originating from cereal grains. Gluten can keep dough from crumbling, make it stretch, and are 75-80% protein. They cause serious illness in people with celiac disease, who must completely avoid gluten just like a person with diabetes must avoid sugar. Although we throw around the term “gluten”, there are actually several glutens. One type is a storage protein called prolamin, which helps make grains hardy. Over generations, we have selectively bred cereal grasses, such as wheat…

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Fuel Yourself For ‘The Mother of All Jobs’ With EFAs

May 12, 2017
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Do you recall that #WorldsToughestJob video, where they interviewed for a fake job? Interviewees were stunned by demands for broad skills, unusual dedication, and an increased workload around the holidays…with no rest or pay! The fake interview was actually an award-winning American Greetings ad, and the job, of course, was motherhood! I say “of course”, because although the ad was exaggerated, even frustrating in its portrayal of motherhood, it’s hard to find another role with similar pressures and demands. The…

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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

April 10, 2017
aging

I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your skin, but so is pollution. Fatty acids…

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Flax Seed Fun Facts!

October 17, 2016
Flax Seed

Written by: Kelly Hoang, Product Information Specialist and has been with Flora for 8 years. Passionate about natural health and healthy eating. Enjoys learning and talking about the amazing health promoting products Flora offers. Helping people with their health issues and sharing their stories has allowed her to build so much confidence and knowledge. Flax seed fun facts! So what do these tiny seeds contain that makes them so nutritious? Should you be consuming whole or ground flax seeds (US/CA) or…

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Children’s Health for the School Year

August 22, 2016
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Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife in general family practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. She specializes in women and children’s health. She is also an instructor of Obstetrics and Pediatrics at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she provides continuing education for health care providers in natural treatments in the areas of obstetrics and pediatrics. Children’s Health for the School Year As the summer months begin to wane, parent’s focus turns to preparing for the…

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Avocado Toast – Add Fuel to Sunny Summer Days

June 29, 2016
avocado toast

Summer is the perfect time to explore, adventure, and make the most of long days and warm nights. But before you get moving each morning, make sure you’re properly fueled. Try this simple and power-packed avocado toast, featuring Udo’s Oil™ DHA 3•6•9 Blend (US/CA). Print Avocado Toast Ingredients 1 slice whole grain bread, toasted ½ ripe avocado, pit removed, sliced vertically Drizzle of Udo’s Oil™ DHA 3•6•9 Blend Pinch of sea salt Pinch of red pepper flakes Instructions 4.13 http://blog.florahealthy.com/avocado-toast/…

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Valentine’s Day – Love the One You Are

February 12, 2016

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love Others in your life may spoil you, and you may spend a reasonable amount of time happily reciprocating, but it’s sometimes easy to let self-care, a crucial element of wellness, fall by the wayside. Don’t let this be the case this Valentine’s Day! Thankfully, when it comes to self-care, a little goes a long way. Start small—consider starting a new morning self-care routine, focusing on your physical, emotional, and mental health. Something as…

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