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Super 8 Probiotic Will Help You Make Peace with Yeast

April 17, 2018
Super 8

Flora’s Super 8 Probiotic was formulated to address yeast and “bad” bacteria overgrowth. With 8 strains of probiotic goodness and 42 billion cells of yeast-balancing genius, yeast doesn’t stand a chance! Super 8 (US/CA) is professionally formulated to provide women with the best and most effective probiotic support. Each strain used goes through an extensive process to ensure it’s able to provide healthy bacteria for a balanced digestive system and support vaginal health.*  Bye bye, yeast! Eighty percent of our…

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Help for This Allergy Season

March 22, 2018
allergies

I love spring, the first blades of grass and new buds on the trees. But I haven’t always been a spring lover. A few years ago, those first signs of spring were met with a different response: ACHOO! Interestingly, allergies and hay-fever have not always been a human trait. In fact, they’re relatively new to us. Seasonal allergies may have begun as recently as the Industrial Revolution, and—this is the intriguing part—they only hit the upper classes. It was so…

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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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The Gut and Immune Connection

October 13, 2017
immune

Seasonal allergies are a just a part of life, right? Super common, everyone has them, just a fact of life…right? What if I told you that they’re not just an annoying part of life, that they’re actually relatively new for us. And, along with auto-immune conditions, they’re on the rise and the culprit might be our super clean lives. It might just be that clean and purified water you’re drinking, and/or the flushing toilet you have in the bathroom that…

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Gas & Bloating? Enzymes to the Rescue!

April 14, 2017
enzymes

“I fit into these jeans yesterday and now I’m too bloated to zip all the way up!” We’ve all been there! Not a great way to feel when the big B hits. Bloat is the ugly cousin to gas because that air has to escape our bodies somehow. Two undesirable side effects that make us question, “Was that deep fried Oreo worth it?” Well, if you can put on sweats and let it rip in the comfort of your own…

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Act Your Age!

March 2, 2017
Age

You’re heard it before: Act your age! Well, the same rule applies when it comes to choosing your probiotics. Throughout the human life cycle, the bacteria that make up the gut microbiome normally maintain a positive symbiotic relationship with their host, providing far-reaching metabolic, immunological, nutritional, and psychological benefits. However, an unbalanced microbiome—known as intestinal dysbiosis—can wreak havoc on one’s health. In order to thrive physically and mentally, and to prevent dysbiosis, we need beneficial gut bacteria known as probiotics.…

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Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis

December 29, 2016
probiotics

Probiotics, or “beneficial bacteria that confer a health benefit” (catchy right?), have been one of the fastest growing market segments for dietary supplements and health products of late and have also been receiving a lot more research attention. Pub Med shows there have been nearly 1400 research papers published in 2016 alone on the topic. Most people know probiotics as supporting digestive and immune health. One of the more recent areas of interest though has been looking at how these…

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