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Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Are All the Rage – Should You Try Them?

August 9, 2018

Apple cider vinegar is the new “it” drink. Everyone from health bloggers to women’s magazines to Dr. Oz is raving about this buzzworthy health tonic. Even top celebs like actress Hillary Duff, Olympian gymnast Gabby Douglas, and pop star Katy Perry swear by the stuff. What’s all the fuss? A “new” old drink While it may be newly popular, drinking apple cider vinegar as a health tonic isn’t new at all. In fact, apple cider vinegar has been used to…

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The Liver’s Role in Detox – How It Handles Toxins

December 17, 2017

The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins into either water-soluble molecules that can be excreted…

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The Essence of Flora

March 28, 2017

In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular system, a healthy heart Sleep·Essence: the nervous system and sleep Respir·Essence: the…

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Flor-Essence vs. Essiac

January 30, 2017

Flor-Essence® (CA/US) and Essiac®: two herbal cleanse formulas that are often referred to synonymously but in fact are made by different companies and are entirely different formulas. We often get asked about both of these formulas and find many customers are unsure of the differences. As a result, we wanted to respectfully point out some key differences and clear things up. Back in 1922, the Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, was given the names of eight different herbs by a woman…

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How to make your detox less miserable

January 8, 2017

“I think I need to detox” is a popular statement I hear at this time of the year. With all of the extra alcohol and delicious treats we may indulge in, we can start to feel the need to do some inner deep cleaning. Or at least I do. I also find that full body detoxification is a little misunderstood. We tend to focus on our liver, but our body has many detoxification pathways and we need to support all…

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The Pain of UTIs

December 26, 2016

UTIs. The razorblade-like pain and the pressure…it’s just so uncomfortable. Many of us know these symptoms well; it is the second-most common infection in the body. 50% of woman will have at least one Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), and 20% will have more than one. Men, your risk of UTIs is much lower, but if you do get one they can be much more serious. The best medicine is preventative medicine. Keeping a balance of good bacteria in the body…

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The Essence of Cleansing – Part 2

January 8, 2016
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In part one of this two-part post, we took a look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how FlorEssence® tea can support this cleansing process. The herbs in Flor•Essence®, with their bitter and diuretic effects and promotion of healthy digestion and elimination, support these natural detoxification processes. Our kidneys and liver are very resilient and good at their job but sometimes, due to aging, chronic stress, poor diet, and increased modern exposure to toxins, they…

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The Essence of Cleansing – Part 1

January 7, 2016

Happy New Year! It’s 2016 and many of us may be feeling a little sluggish after overindulging in the basic food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine, meat, and alcohol over the holidays. Let’s take a little look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how Flor•Essence® Tea can support this cleansing process. Our kidneys and liver are the two major organs that do the heavy lifting of cleansing wastes and toxins that we take in…

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