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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

April 10, 2017
aging

I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your skin, but so is pollution. Fatty acids…

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All About Sacha Inchi Oil

April 1, 2017
Sacha Inchi

Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) also known as “Star seeds” or Inca peanuts have been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. The fruit that these seeds grow in is inedible, but when lightly roasted with low heat the seeds take on a crisp nutty flavor. Dr. Oz-approved superfoods: Made Dr. Oz’s list of Best Weight-loss snack of 2010. “Inca peanuts have 3 times the amount of Omega-3s and twice the fiber…

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So You’ve Done a Cleanse…Now What?

March 24, 2017
cleanse

Many of us woke up on New Years Day feeling the after-effect of a month of indulgences. The tired, foggy, exhausted feeling that can inspire even the most dramatic dietary changes and cleanses. And now it’s a few months later and we’ve persevered. We’ve even enjoyed some of it (isn’t an evening mug of Flor-Essence (US/CA) surprisingly lovely?), and now what? Where do we go from here? How do we continue these great feelings of health and vitality in normal…

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Fitness Lifestyle

Athlete Spotlight – Damian Stoy

March 7, 2017
athlete spotlight

Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He’s the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. “As you know, I’m a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I’m such a huge fan of Flora products because they…

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Athlete Spotlight – Heather “Anish” Anderson

February 17, 2017
athlete spotlight

Photo credit: Adam Walker New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Anish Hikes (Heather Anderson). She has set the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She’s kind of our hero. You can learn more about her in the athlete spotlight below. Full Name: Heather Anderson Nickname: Anish Birthday: 7/11/1981 Age I am: 35 Age I feel: Ageless My occupation: Personal Trainer and Public Speaker What I do for a living: Coach,…

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Recipes

Artichoke “Hummus” Recipe

January 28, 2017
Hummus

Replacing traditional hummus made with chickpeas and tahini with a rich dip made with artichokes turns up the detoxifying, slimming, and liver-supportive properties and turns down the starches and harmful lectins. Great for cleansing in any season! Print Artichoke “Hummus” Ingredients 2 cups chopped artichoke hearts 14 oz. cooked white beans ¼ cup Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA) 2 cloves garlic, minced/pressed juice and zest from 2 lemons salt and cayenne or pepper to taste Instructions Place the white beans,…

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Clean Green Super Sauce

January 26, 2017
Green

Adding more healthy fats into your diet triggers the release of new fresh bile from the liver. This helps your body to flush old, stagnant bile and any fat-soluble toxins trapped with it! Cilantro and parsley are traditionally used to help remove heavy metals. Together this is one amazing sauce! Do not omit the salt – in winter it is important to combine greens with salt to keep the right electrolyte balance in the body. Print Clean Green Super Sauce…

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Detox Phase 1 & 2 and Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup Recipe

January 17, 2017
soup

There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells, which are called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. If Phase 2 cannot keep up with Phase 1, illness can ensue, because the products of Phase 1, although a step towards removal, can be toxic. Phase 1 To put it simply, this pathway converts a toxic chemical by various chemical reactions, and during this process free radicals are produced which, if excessive, can damage the liver cells. Some substances make…

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What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

January 13, 2017
winter cleanse

A winter cleanse can reduce our toxic burden and leave us feeling fabulous! Below are guidelines for a happy detox. They include; Pick the right winter cleanse program What to avoid What to include Troubleshooting tips Here we go! Pick the right winter cleanse: Is it right for the climate? Unless you are sunbathing on vacation, stick to a warming approach –> teas, soups and broths, cooked veggies. Why: Foods from different climates have nutrients that trigger different physiological responses. Cleansing with…

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Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Udo’s Oil

December 19, 2016
Bruschetta

Every resident chef (yeah, you!) needs go-to recipes that are delicious, simple, and—most importantly—made with real, fresh ingredients, and zero questionable ones. Using Udo’s Oil 3•6•9 Blend (US/CA), nourish the ones you love with this delicious Tomato & Basil Bruschetta, perfect for holiday entertaining! Udo’s Oil is plant-based (fish-free), sustainable, organic, and non-GMO…clean eating at its best! Print Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Udo’s Oil Ingredients 4 medium fresh tomatoes or 8 Roma plum tomatoes, chopped into ½-inch cubes 1-2…

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