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Elderberry Wellness Latte

February 4, 2018
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Tired of trying to combat colds with wellness shots that taste almost as bad as having a cold feels? Us, too. This Elderberry Wellness Latte is just what the doctor (and our taste buds) ordered when it comes to staying a step ahead of that pesky cold going around the office or school. With a light blueish color and tart-but-sweet taste, this wellness latte will make your taste buds, immune system, and Instagram feed all happy. Print Elderberry Wellness Latte…

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Health Lifestyle Seasonal

Four Ways to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

February 1, 2018
flu

Flu season is here and it’s back with a vengeance. The news and media are warning that this flu season is intense, and 36 states are dealing with widespread flu activity. A high fever, chills, a sore throat, and a long-lasting nasty cough are the symptoms to expect this year. Yikes. It’s not surprising that many of us are searching for some quick cold and flu remedies. We need some immune helpers that we can use at our first sneeze…

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Mermaid Toast with Elderberry Waves

January 14, 2018
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New year, same toast! Made these cream cheese waves using almond milk cream cheese mixed with Blue Majik and Flora Elderberry Crystals (US/CA) with the prettiest purplish hue.   Adeline Waugh enjoys challenging the status quo by developing beautifully vibrant recipes using only the purest of real food ingredients. Find her on Instagram @vibrantandpure.…

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Featured Health Travel

Top Tips for Making Traveling a Breeze

January 2, 2018
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There’s nothing better than getting away. Traveling back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing or trying…

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Elderberry to the Rescue This Winter!

November 9, 2017
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It’s like a scene out of a horror movie: your child comes home from school sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. You know what’s coming next. This new cold will make its rounds through every family member… including you. And you really don’t have time for any of this. Fall and winter are busy! Unfortunately, they’re also prime time for colds and flu. It’s almost like these viruses take advantage of these busy times to throw a great big wrench into your…

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Digestion Problems? Leave It to the Pro(biotic)s

October 24, 2017
digestion

Not all bacteria are created equal, especially when it comes to your gut. While bad bacteria can be responsible for upset tummies and all other belly-related badness, good bacteria is there to help keep your intestinal flora happy and healthy so your digestive system can run properly. Lifestyle and environmental factors can compromise the digestive system, but adding probiotics into the dietary mix can help boost the good bacteria, keeping the bad in balance and helping maintain the good, naturally.…

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The Gut and Immune Connection

October 13, 2017
immune

Seasonal allergies are a just a part of life, right? Super common, everyone has them, just a fact of life…right? What if I told you that they’re not just an annoying part of life, that they’re actually relatively new for us. And, along with auto-immune conditions, they’re on the rise and the culprit might be our super clean lives. It might just be that clean and purified water you’re drinking, and/or the flushing toilet you have in the bathroom that…

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You are what you eat…well, almost.

September 28, 2017
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You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s right, but it’s only 1/3 of the story. We are what we eat, but only if we digest it properly. So I prefer this way of saying it; “We are what we eat, absorb, and assimilate”. The food we eat goes into our mouth and then we chew it…hopefully, unless you’re a super speed eater. Then it goes into our stomach and small intestine where it’s broken down…

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Recipes

Manuka Honey Cheesecake Recipe

June 5, 2017
manuka

Who would say no to cheesecake! This cheesecake recipe will please guests or family, as you have the added Manuka Honey (US/CA) that makes this so special. It would also make a perfect father’s day treat for the special dad in your life! Print Manuka Honey Cheesecake Recipe Ingredients 4 shortbread biscuits 5 oz. cream cheese 3.5 tbsp. heavy cream zest from one lemon 1 tbsp. xylitol 2 tbsp. Manuka Honey, plus 1 tsp. extra 1/2 cup raspberries Instructions Sit…

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Enzymes vs. Probiotics and Why We Need Both

April 7, 2017
enzymes

There’s much confusion as to what digestive enzymes are versus probiotics, since both play key roles in gut and digestive health. People ask all the time: Should I be taking probiotics or enzymes? If I take one, do I need the other? These questions are understandable! To answer these questions, we must first understand the basics of what each is. Let’s take a look. Digestive Enzymes 101 Digestive enzymes are non-living, protein-based molecules made and secreted by the GI tract.…

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