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Form Matters When Choosing an Iron Supplement

February 9, 2019
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Being low in iron is no joke. It can leave you looking pale and feeling wiped out, weak, short of breath, lightheaded, and like you’re living inside a refrigerator. Women of baby-making age are extra susceptible to these woes since they lose blood every month, but anyone can become low in iron—that includes you, gentlemen! Other vulnerable groups include vegetarians, African-Americans, and Latinos, since their dietary intake of iron is typically low.  How to get more iron You would think…

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Level Up! 5 Habits to Raise Your Iron and Energy Levels

January 24, 2019
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In a previous post, I exposed four sneaky energy saboteurs. Today, I’ll help you get the upper hand on your iron and energy levels. Get enough protein. Including enough protein-rich food during the day serves many purposes. It helps keep blood sugar steady1 to avoid energy spikes and crashes. It helps to maintain muscle so we can get through the day more easily. It’s often found in nutrient-dense foods, which helps us feel more vital overall2. A critical thing protein…

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4 Reasons You Are Still Tired

January 17, 2019
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Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency. These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits? Washing your meals down Water dilutes stomach acid, (more on this later!), so drinking during meals is never great. However, the real culprits here are tea, chocolate drinks, and coffee. Compounds like polyphenols, oxalates, tannins, and chlorogenic acids in black and green teas, coffee (including green coffee extracts), and…

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Iron & Re-Energizing after the Holidays

January 8, 2019
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Are you feeling rundown—even after having some downtime over the holidays? Do your legs feel “heavy,” or are you feeling a bit out of breath? If so, you may be dealing with a very common mineral deficiency: iron. In the body, iron has the very important job of making hemoglobin. Without enough hemoglobin in the blood, your tissues don’t receive enough oxygen. And without oxygen, your muscles and tissues don’t work as well… which leads to the tiredness you’re feeling.…

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Iron Deficient? Reclaim Your Energy with Floradix

July 3, 2018
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Our natural iron supplement has got it going on. In fact, Floradix (US/CA) is the best-selling natural liquid iron supplement in North America. It helps fight iron deficiency by promoting the formation of healthy red blood cells. Plus, this safe, low-dose supplement is formulated for easy absorption and is gentle on the digestive tract. If that’s not a win-win situation, what is? Our plant-based pride and joy is here to help everyone from athletes to pregnant women build up their iron…

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Family Health

Third Trimester Symptoms During Pregnancy

May 19, 2018
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You’re almost there, only a few months to go! You’ve made it through the nausea of the first trimester and, hopefully, you’ve had some relief recently…but now you’re heading into the final stretch and with it comes a new group of symptoms. Your baby is getting bigger every day. Although you might feel like your belly couldn’t possibly get any bigger. Your little one will grow from about 2.5 pounds to 6-9 pounds in just 12 short weeks! This fast…

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Five Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

May 12, 2018
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It happened! You’ve got that positive pregnancy test in your hand and you’re about to embark on an amazing new journey. But it’s not always all rainbows and unicorns. You may be feeling constantly nauseated (the name “morning sickness” is off the mark a bit), exhausted, and constantly running to the bathroom. For some, pregnancy can be a very tough nine months. Whether this is your first, second, or sixth pregnancy, here are some tips to keep you and your…

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7 Signs of an Iron Deficiency

October 6, 2017
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Feeling exhausted? And not the normal kind of exhausted—the deep-down, can barely function, whole body exhaustion? If you do, you may have an iron deficiency. And you’re probably also a woman. Iron deficiency can happen in men too, it’s just much less common. Usually it’s due to giving blood or long-distance running. But for women, our day-to-day life can create this exhausting deficiency. There are two reasons you may become deficient: You’re not taking in (or not absorbing) enough iron,…

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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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