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Habit Hacks for Food and Snacks for Back To School

September 21, 2017
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Back to school time. An energy of anticipation is in the air. Getting ready, getting set. A new year(ish). Back to school is a great time, as we settle into fall routines, to tweak our habits for the better. Identify a problem, take concrete action. Repeat. We can do this in any area of life, but since its September, let’s model smart habits for the kids! The trick is to make tiny changes. Baby steps. I’ll tackle 3 problems with food:…

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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

September 18, 2017
Omega Sport+

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providing fat for fuel.…

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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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Surprising Link Between Our Gut and Our Mental Health

August 14, 2017
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Have you ever had a “gut feeling.” That feeling in your belly that something’s amiss? Did you listen to that feeling? New research is realizing that your gut feeling may be more than just a little bit of nervousness. Something is really going on down there. Our belly is chock-full of neurons (that communicate directly with your brain cells), or brain cells. There are more neurons in your gut than you have in your spine! And this “little brain”, called…

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Beet the Bonk with Beet Crystals

June 21, 2017
Beet Crystals

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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Grandma’s tips for staying happy and athletic at any age

June 9, 2017
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How often do you joke that you’re getting old and out of shape? Do you expect heart function, breathing ability, and muscle strength to decline? Many of us do. Instead, we could stay open minded. Since expectations may influence behavior, I invite you to challenge those beliefs, and your health outcomes. Many older athletes, known as masters athletes, are showing us what’s possible. According to a 2002 study, maximum heart rate and VO2max (breathing capacity) do drop at an average…

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Red Beet Chocolate Cups Recipe

May 29, 2017
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Let them BEET cake, I’ve got something better. These gut friendly red beet cups have got me movin’ and groovin’ to the sound of….beets! You better believe these are good for you, gut lovin’ treats…with NO food coloring!   Print Red Beet Chocolate Cups Recipe Ingredients 1 large ripe banana (1 cup sliced) 1 tsp. Salus Red Beet Crystals 1/4 cup hot water 2 tsp. Vital Proteins grass-fed gelatin Chocolate of choice for coating Instructions In a small blender, puree…

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Fuel Yourself For ‘The Mother of All Jobs’ With EFAs

May 12, 2017
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Do you recall that #WorldsToughestJob video, where they interviewed for a fake job? Interviewees were stunned by demands for broad skills, unusual dedication, and an increased workload around the holidays…with no rest or pay! The fake interview was actually an award-winning American Greetings ad, and the job, of course, was motherhood! I say “of course”, because although the ad was exaggerated, even frustrating in its portrayal of motherhood, it’s hard to find another role with similar pressures and demands. The…

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Chocolate-Sacha Inchi Banana Cake

April 30, 2017
Sacha Inchi

Sacha Inchi seeds (also known as “Star seeds”) have been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. Sacha Inchi oil (US/CA) provides a rich, well-balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids. With a pleasant, mild, and nutty taste, Sacha Inchi can be enjoyed daily drizzled over salads, in sauces, soups, sandwiches, pasta, juices, and any other cold or hot dish. You can even use Sacha Inchi Oil to…

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All About Sacha Inchi Oil

April 1, 2017
Sacha Inchi

Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) also known as “Star seeds” or Inca peanuts have been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. The fruit that these seeds grow in is inedible, but when lightly roasted with low heat the seeds take on a crisp nutty flavor. Dr. Oz-approved superfoods: Made Dr. Oz’s list of Best Weight-loss snack of 2010. “Inca peanuts have 3 times the amount of Omega-3s and twice the fiber…

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