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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

August 31, 2017
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Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a stressed body needs extra nutrients. As…

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
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My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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Featured Fitness Lifestyle

Beet the Bonk with Beet Crystals

June 21, 2017
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Preparing to run Canada’s largest road race for the first time in 25 years, I put Salus Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) to the test in training, feeling less fatigued when I used them. I wanted to know the science behind why it works, to be sure it wasn’t my imagination. Here are the questions I asked, and what I discovered: Why the excitement over beet juice, beet crystals, and beets? Beets have a unique mix of nutrients and attributes that line…

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Feel The Power of Beets!

May 20, 2017
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Beets have an undeniable hearty and healthy appearance. Their rich, deep-red color is unmatched as are their wide range of health benefits. Traditionally, they were considered blood builders. Eastern Europeans would customarily eat beets in their borscht and women used them to prevent pregnancy-induced anemia and birth defects due to the unique combination of iron, vitamin C, and folate. Since blood carries oxygen and nutrients, it affects every part of the human body; hence the benefits of beets are plentiful…

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Featured Recipes

Protein Beet Bites Recipe

April 27, 2017
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These protein energy beet bites are packed with nutrition. Not only do the Salus Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) create a gorgeous purple color, but they also are a great source of antioxidants and are packed with vitamin c and iron! Paired with nuts, oats, and protein, they are the perfect on-the-go snack. Print Protein Beet Bites Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cups oats 1/2 cups walnuts 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tbsp. vanilla protein 2 tsp. collagen peptides 2 tbsp. chia seeds…

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Fitness Lifestyle

Athlete Spotlight – Damian Stoy

March 7, 2017
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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
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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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Athlete Spotlight – Krissy Moehl

September 23, 2016
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Perhaps, no one has seen quite the range of courses as Flora ambassador, Krissy Moehl. She appreciates the opportunities to see the world through the lens of running and is thankful for the miles her body continues to let her cover. In addition to running races and traveling, she is an ambassador for Patagonia, Vasque Footwear, Pro-Tec Athletics, and Julbo. She is the race director for the Chuckanut 50k, coaches athletes, and launched her first book, Running Your First Ultra,…

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Children’s Health for the School Year

August 22, 2016
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Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife in general family practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. She specializes in women and children’s health. She is also an instructor of Obstetrics and Pediatrics at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she provides continuing education for health care providers in natural treatments in the areas of obstetrics and pediatrics. Children’s Health for the School Year As the summer months begin to wane, parent’s focus turns to preparing for the…

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Rob Krar – Athlete Spotlight

July 14, 2016
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Rob Krar – Photo Credit: Ken Etzel Flora Ambassador, Rob Krar, shares some fun facts with us for this month’s athlete spotlight. Rob has been a Flora ambassador for several years now and has seen much success in his trail running adventures. Some notable first place finishes include: Western States 100 miler, The Canyons Endurance Run 100k, Bootlegger 50k, Run Rabbit Run 100 miler, Leadville 100 miler, UROC 100k, and the Leona Divide 50 miler. A previous pharmacist on the side,…

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