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Digestive Enzymes to Help You Feel 💯 This Summer

August 14, 2018
digestive

BBQs are synonymous with summer, from the beach to the backyard. While your friends & family might love a day of grilling burgers, your belly might not feel the same. Don’t worry, just bring Flora’s Digestive Enzymes along to the party and you’ll be grillin’ & chillin’ through Labor Day! Flora’s Digestive Enzymes (US/CA) are made with safe and effective enzymes your belly needs and loves. Give your body’s naturally occurring enzymes—like protease, lactase, and lipase—a boost when you need…

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Recipes

Swedish Bitters Summer Cocktails

July 26, 2018
swedish

Celebrating a blood sugar friendly, digestion aiding cocktail for the weekend! This one is perfect for sweltering summer evenings after a big meal. It incorporates Flora Swedish Bitters (US/CA) which stimulate bile flow, stomach acid secretion, and aid in peristalsis of digestion! Spoiled this week in the presence of my beautiful and loving extended family, gathering around the kitchen collaborating on dinners and chatting until late. My two favorites for good digestion: good company, and bitters! Print Swedish Bitters Summer Cocktails…

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Education Health

The Dangers of Eating Too Clean

July 5, 2018
bacteria

I recently enjoyed a farm-to-table meal in the Malibu hills. We nibbled garden-fresh veggies and berries straight from the bush. After all, what’s a bit of dirt? A lot, apparently. A hypothesis suggests that microbes that co-evolved with us are our ‘old friends’; they protect against a wide spectrum of immune-related disorders. Some of these are present in soil and can be inhaled when out in nature. This might be why spending childhood on a farm is good for our…

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Family Health

“My Tummy Hurts!” – Natural Remedies for Kids

June 28, 2018
natural

You’ve had it happen: your child comes to you complaining about a tummy ache.  You want to turn their frown upside-down fast—ideally with a natural remedy—but it’s not always clear why they have digestive problems in the first place. So how do you fix it? The most common digestive issues are gas, bloating, and stomach pain. The most likely culprits are diet, stress, and an unhealthy gut. The great news is there are some proven natural home remedies that work…

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Seasonal Travel

Avoid Digestive Woes on Your Summer Vacation

June 18, 2018
digestive

Digestive issues can be a real vacation spoiler. You’re right in the middle of having a great time and it hits you… that rumble or cramp warning you to get to a bathroom pronto. Problems like traveler’s diarrhea can have you hitting every rest stop, airplane toilet, and gas station bathroom far too often. These stops keep you from relaxing and enjoying all the things you’ve been looking forward to on your summer vacation getaway. To add insult to injury,…

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Seasonal Travel

Summer Time Exploring with Probiotics & Immune Boosters

June 5, 2018
summer

Ah, summer! That time of the year when adventure calls your name. Whether you’re jetting off to explore France or backyard-exploring with the kids, we’ve got your summer excursion essentials list ready for you to stay healthy and enjoy your holidays to the fullest. The best way to make the most of your summer adventures is to come prepared—seriously prepared. Going to be trying the more adventurous of the local cuisine on your travels? Three words: Travel Care Probiotics. Don’t…

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Family Health

Third Trimester Symptoms During Pregnancy

May 19, 2018
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You’re almost there, only a few months to go! You’ve made it through the nausea of the first trimester and, hopefully, you’ve had some relief recently…but now you’re heading into the final stretch and with it comes a new group of symptoms. Your baby is getting bigger every day. Although you might feel like your belly couldn’t possibly get any bigger. Your little one will grow from about 2.5 pounds to 6-9 pounds in just 12 short weeks! This fast…

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Family Health Lifestyle

Pre-Pregnancy Planning

May 6, 2018
pre

Are you thinking about starting or expanding your family? Congratulations! That big decision deserves some celebration! The weeks or months between now and when you have a positive pregnancy test are very important for you and the father-to-be. There are important things for both of you to do to make sure your bodies are as healthy as possible before pregnancy. Why the men too? At conception, 50 percent of the DNA is from the father, so his health really matters!…

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Health Travel

No Fridge? No Problem.

May 1, 2018
travel

Spring has sprung and summer travel plans are calling. The open road beckons. Exotic destinations, new experiences, new foods, new…digestive challenges? Don’t let digestive issues cramp your style just when you’re getting into the flow of being on the road. Just slip one of our shelf-stable probiotic formulas into your daypack and let them work their magic. Probiotics and their packaging have come a long way in terms of potency and temperature stability, so there’s no need to pack along…

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Education Lifestyle

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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