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Swedish Bitters Summer Cocktails

July 26, 2018
swedish

Celebrating a blood sugar friendly, digestion aiding cocktail for the weekend! This one is perfect for sweltering summer evenings after a big meal. It incorporates Flora Swedish Bitters (US/CA) which stimulate bile flow, stomach acid secretion, and aid in peristalsis of digestion! Spoiled this week in the presence of my beautiful and loving extended family, gathering around the kitchen collaborating on dinners and chatting until late. My two favorites for good digestion: good company, and bitters! Print Swedish Bitters Summer Cocktails…

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

December 17, 2017
liver

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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Overindulged? Take Some Bitters!

November 12, 2017
bitters

‘Tis the season of button-popping overindulgence. It’s so hard to stop eating when there are delicious food temptations everywhere! No matter how much willpower we have, we’ll usually feel overfull at some point this month. Fortunately, there is an unsung hero that can be your best friend when your pants start digging in: Digestive bitters! Oh, that bitter flavor. It’s something we frequently shy away from, but it can play an important role in our digestion. It’s so important that,…

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