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Family

Have a Healthy Father’s Day

June 13, 2019
Father's

Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing…

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Education Health

Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

June 11, 2019
vaginal

Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important addition to our collective diet.…

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Health Recipes

Spirulina Fruit Parfait

June 6, 2019
parfait

Looking for a delicious, new good-for-you treat to add to your culinary arsenal? Our VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Fruit Parfait ticks all the boxes and is loaded with protein and nutrients to boot. Combining layers of creamy yogurt, great for bone health and digestive well-being, your favorite fresh fruit and the hearty and delicious crunch of chopped nuts, plus a sprinkling of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder, this palate-pleasing parfait is a totally customizable combo that can be whipped up…

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Health Recipes

Pesto for Pasta Salad

May 30, 2019
pesto

Love pesto? You’ll love our take, perfect to top pasta or potato salad, or serve as a spread, at your next potluck. The vibrant flavor and color of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ lends itself perfectly to pesto, adding a hint of health to this simple, delicious and classic Italian sauce. Print Pesto for Pasta Salad Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1½ cups chopped fresh basil 3 tbsp pine nuts 3 garlic cloves ½ cup Flora Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ cup…

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Recipes

Whole Food Baobab Bars

May 10, 2019
baobab

Print Whole Food Baobab Bars 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 35 minutes Yield: 10 bars Ingredients Dry 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups raw almonds 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup Flora Baobites 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup dark chocolate, chopped Wet 3/4 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup almond butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp…

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Health Recipes

Delicious Ways to Make ACV Part of Your Daily Wellness Routine

April 30, 2019
ACV

Once a humble pantry staple, apple cider vinegar is suddenly the new “it” ingredient. Celebrities like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian swear by it, articles about it are popping up everywhere, and people are downing it by the boatload. But while it may be experiencing a surge in popularity, apple cider vinegar isn’t anything new. It’s an age-old food, dating back to the ancient Romans, and people have been drinking up its wellness benefits for decades. What’s new is that…

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Health Recipes

Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole

April 27, 2019
guaca-mole-mole

Guac lovers, rejoice! Your favorite party snack just got even better. Adding tomatoes and onions to creamy avocados—high in fiber and potassium, among other nutrients—adds great texture and zest to this popular dish, but what sets the Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole apart is the addition of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder, turning this dip into a healthy, green, superfood nutrient delivery machine. Print Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 large ripe organic avocados ½ tsp cayenne pepper 2 medium organic tomatoes…

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Health Recipes

Spring Break Borscht

April 25, 2019
borscht

It’s not lost on me just how lucky I am to be married to someone with such a passion and skill for cooking. A recipe with more than a few ingredients has me sweating and stressing in the kitchen. In contrast, Christina is in her element and seems to execute flawlessly the more challenging the dish. Consequently, I have become a master level dishwasher and only occasionally raise an eyebrow at the amount of cookware piled high in the sink!…

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Citrus & Mint Vinaigrette

April 18, 2019
citrus

Good quality oils can make such a difference to your diet. Even if you only change this one thing, I believe you’ll feel different. This includes: Not using oils to cook with that shouldn’t be heated (flax, canola, modified vegetable oils, margarine) Respecting an oil’s smoke point – olive oil has a smoke point of 350 F, so it can be used for light sautéing or cooking under that temperature, whereas flax oil shouldn’t be heated due to its sensitive…

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Health Lifestyle

10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional

March 28, 2019
nutrition

It is not so much an issue of knowledge but of habits, convenience, and support systems. That’s why even if you ‘know better’, a nutritionist or accountability coach can help you. When not to see a nutrition professional We are not the people to see if you are experiencing an acute issue—say a stroke or trauma—or during a mental health emergency. Why not to see a nutrition professional See a primary care practitioner to get a disease diagnosed or treated—we…

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