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How to Use Udo’s Oil

August 6, 2019
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Do you get enough healthy fat? Many people don’t consume enough, especially essential omegas. Omega-3, -6 and -9 oils are safe to use in meals for the whole family, not just smoothies! Udo’s Oil is a great way to balance a meal, make a snack more satisfying, or finish off a dish of any kind. How Much Udo’s Oil? Using 2 – 3 tablespoons daily seems to work well for most adults and children 10 years and older. Even babies…

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Recipes

Minestrone Rainbow Soup with Flax Bread

January 4, 2019

Like a mix-and-match minestrone, this soup covers the liver’s nutritional needs for cleansing. The ingredients can take a bit of effort to gather, chop and cook, or it can be simple. But, like many things in life, the more you put into the soup, the more you’ll get back. The only limit is the size of your pot. Aim to use at least five different colors of vegetables, to get the widest array of phytonutrients. Options: Using cooked chicken makes…

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Don’t Let These Common Pitfalls Sideline You from the Action

May 24, 2018
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The weather’s warm now and you’re ready for summertime adventures, whether that’s scaling a mountain with your climbing buddy or the play structure of your local playground with your kids. Here are some common pitfalls that can keep you sidelined from the action—and the nutrients you need to prevent them. Pitfall #1 – Sore muscles It’s happened to all of us. You overdo it on a weekend run or bike ride, and the next day you’re stiff and sore all…

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Health Recipes

Bring EFAs to Your Diet with Flora’s Premium Culinary Oils

March 6, 2018
EFAs

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are an integral part of a healthy diet. They help with proper development and functioning of your brain and nervous system.* They help support normal blood pressure.* They even have a hand in the development and maintenance of healthier hair and nails. EFAs are heavy hitters.* While the body can synthesize some of the good stuff it needs to properly function, EFAs are the foundational fats your body needs but just can’t make on its own.…

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Education

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

May 12, 2017
mother

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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Education

Do Omega-6 Fatty Acids Cause Inflammation?

August 11, 2016
Inflammation

Robert Dadd is the Product Information Manager at Flora. His interest in herbs and health began in university and was further influenced by several years of work and travel throughout India, Nepal, Indonesia, and Japan. He has completed a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University and completed 3 years of study with Dominion Herbal College resulting in a Master Herbalist diploma. His areas of interest include research into adaptogens, “sattvic” Ayurvedic herbs (herbs that promote the development of mind…

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