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Five Ways to Gently Detoxify Your Body Every Day

January 11, 2018
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It’s hard to go a day without hearing about the dangers of toxins in our air, chemicals in our cosmetics, and pesticides in our food. It’s downright scary. And it’s true, we are dealing with a higher daily chemical assault than we did a generation ago. It makes the idea of a big detox cleanse seem pretty much necessary. But that might not be the case for most of us. Our bodies are used to dealing with toxins. Our liver…

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Making 2018 Your Healthiest & Fittest

January 9, 2018
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If there’s one thing that’s certain about 2018, this year is your oyster. Whether you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, get healthier, fitter, or just feel better overall, there’s no better time to start than today.  Is 2018 the year you finally get a good night’s sleep? Finally bid digestion woes adieu? Say goodbye to inflammation? Meet those workout goals? It can be. New year, new you! Better yet? We’re here to help you make those 2018 dreams come…

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Health Lifestyle Recipes

Morning Rush Detox Smoothie

January 7, 2018

Loaded with digestion-boosting, metabolism-revving, colon cleansing, inflammation-soothing, blood-sugar-regulating, enzymes, antioxidant phytochemicals, and fiber. Print Morning Rush Detox Smoothie Ingredients • ½ cup water • 1 1-inch piece fresh peeled ginger (or ½-1 teaspoon ground ginger) • ½ cup frozen berries • ½ apple, peeled and cored • 4 oz. juice, tart cherry or pineapple • 1-2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice • 1 tbsp. Udo’s Oil 3•6•9 Blend (US/CA) • 1 tsp. - 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar • 1 scoop…

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Christmas Tree Mint Toast by Adeline Waugh Using Flora Beet Crystals

December 13, 2017
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When you don’t have time to get a real tree so you just put one on your toast. Adeline Waugh (@vibrantandpure) made this festive minty toast using GF bread, thick coconut yogurt mixed with Flora Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) for that pop of pink (works the same as fresh beet juice & makes life much easier) + a drop of peppermint extract, topped with a mint leaf tree + banana star ⭐️. How to make this vibrant holiday toast featuring…

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Nutrient-Packed Beyond Greens Hulk Smoothie Recipe

November 19, 2017
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Here’s a question I get asked all the time: are smoothies even good for you? The answer is, it depends. Most smoothies you buy from places that don’t favor organic produce, or places who load your “fruit smoothie ” with concentrates or yogurts, are likely not healthy. But when made with the right blend of nutrients (fats, minerals, iron, protein, and veggies – not just fruits), smoothies can be very, very nutritious to the body. For those who follow a diet in favour of raw…

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Habit Hacks for Food and Snacks for Back To School

September 21, 2017
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Back to school time. An energy of anticipation is in the air. Getting ready, getting set. A new year(ish). Back to school is a great time, as we settle into fall routines, to tweak our habits for the better. Identify a problem, take concrete action. Repeat. We can do this in any area of life, but since its September, let’s model smart habits for the kids! The trick is to make tiny changes. Baby steps. I’ll tackle 3 problems with food:…

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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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Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age

June 9, 2017
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How often do you joke that you’re getting old and out of shape? Do you expect heart function, breathing ability, and muscle strength to decline? Many of us do. Instead, we could stay open minded. Since expectations may influence behavior, I invite you to challenge those beliefs, and your health outcomes. Many older athletes, known as masters athletes, are showing us what’s possible. According to a 2002 study, maximum heart rate and VO2max (breathing capacity) do drop at an average…

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Red Beet Chocolate Cups Recipe

May 29, 2017
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Let them BEET cake, I’ve got something better. These gut friendly red beet cups have got me movin’ and groovin’ to the sound of….beets! You better believe these are good for you, gut lovin’ treats…with NO food coloring!   Print Red Beet Chocolate Cups Recipe Ingredients 1 large ripe banana (1 cup sliced) 1 tsp. Salus Red Beet Crystals 1/4 cup hot water 2 tsp. Vital Proteins grass-fed gelatin Chocolate of choice for coating Instructions In a small blender, puree…

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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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