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Honey, Let’s Bee Real: How to Buy True Mānuka Honey

April 16, 2019
honey

In New Zealand, there grows a tree the native Māori people call mānuka. They use its durable wood to make tools and smoke meat, and they make an essential oil—which you may know as tea tree oil—from its leaves. But the most special thing about the mānuka tree may be its white or pink blossoms. These flowers attract bees that make honey from the nectar, and this one-of-a-kind elixir contains special enzymes and antioxidants other honey doesn’t. It’s called mānuka…

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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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Health Seasonal

Kick off Spring with a Gentle Cleanse

March 26, 2019
spring

We’ve made it through the darker and colder winter months and it’s finally spring! The longer, warmer days are upon us and even our bodies are excited! It’s very common to reach for a cleanse in January, especially after all of that indulgent eating over the holidays. But that’s not what your body was looking for then. In the winter our bodies are working on preservation and maintenance. It’s a quiet process that you may not notice—but it’s an important…

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Barbecue Recipe Biohacks from Flora’s Nutritionist

March 21, 2019
nutritionist

Nutrition is a field that requires constant learning. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I engage in continuing education to maintain my certification as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner. In the Product Information department, we are passionate about having accurate information so we can best serve the people we speak with every day. I read studies by day, and I read everything I can at home. Titles currently on my bedside table: The Secret Teachings of Plants…

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10 Things Every Holistic Nutritionist Wishes Their Clients Knew

March 14, 2019
health

1. Health isn’t punishment. We don’t want to take away every food you love. Try to add, don’t subtract. Healthify a favorite recipe. Add greens to tomato sauce or omegas to oatmeal. Add activity to holiday festivities. 2. Nutrition doesn’t have to be insanely complicated. Add some protein to breakfast. Get veggies and fiber at lunch. Start dinner with a salad. Easy! 3. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Easy does it. The daily choices we make impact our…

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Health Lifestyle

Eating Better, Feeling Worse? Why It Happens & What to Do

February 7, 2019
eating

New year, new diet. “I will eat more plants”, you tell yourself, or something similar. A while later you are eating healthier. Your clothes fit a bit better. You feel good about your actions. However, on another level, you feel bad—maybe even worse. Digestive irregularity or discomfort and maybe headaches, mood swings, or fatigue. What gives? What might be happening—and how to fix it Eating better can confuse your body for a time.  How much you change your nutritional status,…

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Recipes

Squash Bowl Breakfast – Sweet or Savory?

January 17, 2019
Squash

Print Squash Bowl Breakfast – Sweet or Savory? Ingredients Sweet version 1 acorn squash 1 tbsp oil (coconut, olive, avocado) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon Salus Red Beet Crystals (optional, for color) **Top with: berries, extra drizzle of honey, nuts, seeds, granola etc. Savory version 1 acorn squash 1 tbsp oil (coconut, olive, avocado) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder pinch of sea salt 1/4 cup dairy-free yogurt 1 garlic clove…

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Healing Teas from Around the World

November 27, 2018
teas

Flora would not be complete without our herbal teas. It’s in our DNA as a company—it’s in our name even! Our herbal healing teas are sourced from around the world and from a variety of medicinal traditions spanning Ayurvedic, Chinese, European, and First Nations herbal formulas. These herbs are rigorously tested for identity, purity, and quality and every batch is taste-tested by our quality control team. Our line covers single herbs like peppermint and chamomile, formulations for immune health, digestive…

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Rhubarb & Red Beet Stamina Smoothie

April 24, 2018
rhubarb

With less than a week left in April, we’re ready to officially ring in springtime—even if the weather doesn’t quite agree with us. Nothing says spring like the tang of rhubarb. Pair it up with the fun color and serious goodness of our Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) and you’ve got yourself a smoothie in the making! Whatever the weather, this recipe will give you a reason to celebrate. Print Rhubarb & Red Beet Stamina Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 cup coconut water…

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