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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

September 18, 2017
Omega Sport+

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providing fat for fuel.…

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
son

My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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Instructions for a Happy Gallbladder

August 24, 2017
gallbladder

Have you ever thought about your gallbladder when you last sat down to your favorite meal? No? Well, you’re not alone. This friend to our digestive system is commonly forgotten. Your gallbladder’s job is to store bile, which is made by the liver. And bile plays a big role in our digestion. It’s main job is to emulsify fat, but it also contains any fat soluble toxins the liver wants removed from the body. Emulsifying fat is a super important…

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Salad with Miso-Ginger Sauce

August 21, 2017
Miso-Ginger

This sweet and crunchy salad is perfect for hot summer days when you can’t stand to turn the oven on. The salad is packed with spinach, julienned carrots, celery, banana chunks, raisins, shredded unsweetened coconut flakes, and walnuts. Tossed in a miso-ginger sauce: Print Salad with Miso-Ginger Sauce Ingredients 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp. agave 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger a pinch of cayenne 1 tbsp. Flora Sacha Inchi Oil (US/CA) 2 tbsp. Flora Sesame Oil…

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5 Signs You Have a Fat Deficiency

August 18, 2017
fat

I’m a nutritionist and I’m asked this question often—what is the most common problem you see? And the answer is easy—a fat deficiency. You may be thinking…fat deficiency?? In our high fat world, how is this possible?? Well, I’m a holistic nutritionist, and most of the people I see are already eating a pretty healthy diet. They’re enjoying lots of kale, brocolli, and everything healthy. They’re not your average fast food eater. But this issue applies across the board. Those…

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4 Steps for Healthy, Youthful Looking Skin

August 10, 2017
skin

Can we reverse time and bring back the youthful glow to our skin? YES! We can peel years or even decades off our skin with just a few simple steps. First, let’s talk about why our skin ages, and a big part of that story is collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives our skin it’s firmness, elasticity, and the plumpness of youth. We’ve got tons of collagen when we’re younger, but as we get older our collagen production slows…

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Sacha Inchi Peanut Sauce Recipe

July 17, 2017
sacha inchi

Sacha Inchi Oil (US/CA) is full of healthy fats and packed with a nutty flavor, but can be intimidating in the kitchen. After some serious thought and experimentation, I found that it’s the perfect base for this easy savory peanut sauce which can be used on veggie noodles or with quinoa! Just add veggies, nuts, seeds, or proteins for a well-rounded meal. Print Sacha Inchi Peanut Sauce Ingredients 1 tbsp. Flora Sacha Inchi Oil 1 tbsp. peanut butter 1/2 tbsp. coconut…

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Get Glowing, Healthy Skin

July 11, 2017

It’s all about beautiful skin from the inside out. That’s right, I’m not talking about what to put on your skin but what to put inside your belly so you can create beautiful, glowing skin. That’s where really gorgeous skin comes from—from the inside out. The madness started about 40 years ago when the first dietary guidelines came down from the government. Their focus was to make Americans healthier, but 40 years later we’re actually more obese and have more…

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

June 27, 2017
vinaigrette

Perfect for a fresh summer salad paired with your favorite berries! This sunflower seed oil-based vinaigrette is super flavorful and offers some of the benefits that come from sunflower seeds themselves—such as increased energy, uplifted mood, and support for your cardiovascular system. Talk about good mood food! Sunflower seeds have been cultivated for thousands of years, originally by the indigenous people of Mexico and Peru. Brought to Europe by Spanish explorers, the seeds have since played a significant role in…

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

June 9, 2017
fatty acids

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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