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Back to School! – Keep Your Kids on Their “A-Game”

August 21, 2018
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It’s almost time for back to school! Keeping your kids healthy doesn’t just mean keeping them from schoolyard colds. It also means helping their bones and brains grow healthy and strong with Flora’s children’s health line. Ensuring children hit all the nutritional marks can be challenging. The typical modern diet is chock-full of processed, refined foods stripped of their nutrients— hardly ideal for growing minds and bodies. Add in busy schedules and picky eaters to all the other everyday challenges,…

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Blood Orange, Flax & Beet Smoothie – Gotcha Covered

March 27, 2018
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It’s blood orange season! And while all our citrusy friends are known for being high in vitamin C and antioxidants—perfect for keeping your immune system strong on these cold early spring days—the blood orange takes the slot for our favorite citrus thanks to its beautiful red color. The star of a colorful smoothie This tart blood orange sipper gets a hit of sweetness and omega-3 essential fatty acids from Flora’s Flax Oil (US/CA). This premium organic oil provides omega -3 and -6…

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Flax Seed Oils are Natural Magic

March 20, 2018
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We don’t believe there’s a magical “cure all” shortcut to a healthier you—it’s about balance, diet, supplements, and time. We do believe in the truly magical power of essential fatty acids (EFAs) on your body’s overall health. Say hello to Flora’s Flax Seed Oils (US/CA), one of the richest forms of omega-3 EFAs on the planet. So why are flax oils so good for you? Flax oil is one of the richest sources of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the omega-3 from…

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Fats That Heal – Premium Omega Oils

February 20, 2018
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Not all fats are created equal. The word “fat” often gets a bad rap. But the reality is some fats actually make your body flourish and boost your brain power. Say hello to our premium omega oils, ranging from an Omega 3+6+9 Blend (US/CA) to our DHA (US/CA) and high lignan boosted (US) formulas designed to deliver the good fats your body needs to properly function, improve cognitive abilities, and support your overall health.* If you’re looking for a healthy…

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Education

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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Education

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
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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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