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Health Lifestyle

Eating Better, Feeling Worse? Why It Happens & What to Do

February 7, 2019
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New year, new diet. “I will eat more plants”, you tell yourself, or something similar. A while later you are eating healthier. Your clothes fit a bit better. You feel good about your actions. However, on another level, you feel bad—maybe even worse. Digestive irregularity or discomfort and maybe headaches, mood swings, or fatigue. What gives? What might be happening—and how to fix it Eating better can confuse your body for a time.  How much you change your nutritional status,…

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Education Lifestyle

You are what you eat…well, almost.

September 28, 2017
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You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s right, but it’s only 1/3 of the story. We are what we eat, but only if we digest it properly. So I prefer this way of saying it; “We are what we eat, absorb, and assimilate”. The food we eat goes into our mouth and then we chew it…hopefully, unless you’re a super speed eater. Then it goes into our stomach and small intestine where it’s broken down…

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Education Lifestyle Recipes

Pumpkin Seed Oil and Men’s Health

October 24, 2016
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Fall is back! Leaves, pumpkins, food, and family are all associated with autumn, and increasingly, so is men’s health. Starting in September with Prostate Cancer Awareness month and peaking in Movember, fall is as much about men’s reproductive health as it is about all things pumpkin-spiced. Pumpkin, interestingly, is also about more than Halloween jack-o-lanterns and Thanksgiving pie. It is, coincidentally, a very good tool for men’s health! In addition, pumpkin seed oil has many health benefits including helping the joints…

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Fitness Lifestyle Recipes

Vegetable Tagine Recipe

March 19, 2016
Vegetable Tagine Recipe

Vegetable Tagine Recipe By: Christina Bauer with Thoughts From Flora Ambassador, Rob Krar I have a love affair with root vegetables that has been around since I was a small child. I remember scarfing up parsnips at my English relative’s homes and they have been a go-to ever since. Such a great winter option, they are abundant and are some of the only things looking fresh and happy in the grocery store this time of year. I have also recently…

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