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Make Peace with Yeast?

September 14, 2017
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Confused by yeast? You’re in good company. The yeast that causes thrush has had 177 different names. Medical researchers couldn’t agree on a classification. For centuries, yeast research was like the parable of the blind men and the elephant: Clinicians saw and described very different things. The explanation? That yeast, which we now call Candida albicans, is a shape-shifter! Organisms capable of morphing, forming either round or stringy cells, are described as dimorphic. If that sounds adaptable, that’s only half…

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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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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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Manuka Honey Smoothie Bowl Recipe

May 24, 2017
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  Kefir is a fermented milk product that tastes like a drinkable yogurt. It contains high levels of vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, and more that make your breakfast super nutritious. With added Manuka Honey (US/CA), this smoothie bowl turns into a great start to your day!   Print Manuka Honey Smoothie Bowl Recipe Ingredients 17 oz. Kefir 1 frozen banana 1 capsule of Flora's Adult's Probiotic US/CA 1 tsp. Manuka Honey US/CA 1 tsp. vanilla powder Toppings: pumpkin seeds, blueberries,…

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Enzymes vs. Probiotics and Why We Need Both

April 7, 2017
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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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So You’ve Done a Cleanse…Now What?

March 24, 2017
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Many of us woke up on New Years Day feeling the after-effect of a month of indulgences. The tired, foggy, exhausted feeling that can inspire even the most dramatic dietary changes and cleanses. And now it’s a few months later and we’ve persevered. We’ve even enjoyed some of it (isn’t an evening mug of Flor-Essence (US/CA) surprisingly lovely?), and now what? Where do we go from here? How do we continue these great feelings of health and vitality in normal…

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Green SOS Smoothie

March 15, 2017
Green SOS Smoothie

It’s easy to fall off the wagon when you forget to stock up on leafy greens and buy probiotics. I fell in love with this blend because it’s so easy to travel with in case you don’t have all the fresh ingredients you need for your healthy morning routine. I designed this naturally sweetened Green SOS Smoothie recipe to restore the body’s nutrients to optimal levels. The nourishing ingredients provide the vitamins and minerals your body needs to rebuild your…

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Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out!

March 4, 2017
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Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out! Some probiotic products are directed at oral health; to reduce plaque, protect against cavities, promote gum health, or protect from sore throat, ear ache and bad breath. Probiotics support healthy yeast levels, including Candida levels, because they establish large, healthy populations of friendly bacteria that compete with harmful yeast trying to take up residence. This means that oral health probiotics may also help control yeast in the mouth and throat,…

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Act Your Age!

March 2, 2017
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You’re heard it before: Act your age! Well, the same rule applies when it comes to choosing your probiotics. Throughout the human life cycle, the bacteria that make up the gut microbiome normally maintain a positive symbiotic relationship with their host, providing far-reaching metabolic, immunological, nutritional, and psychological benefits. However, an unbalanced microbiome—known as intestinal dysbiosis—can wreak havoc on one’s health. In order to thrive physically and mentally, and to prevent dysbiosis, we need beneficial gut bacteria known as probiotics.…

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