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Air Quality and Respiratory Health Tips for Summertime

August 20, 2019
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The western states and provinces of North America have seen a large increase in forest fires over the past several years. The Pacific Northwest, California coast, and BC Interior have seen a five-fold increase in forest fires, lasting five times as long and burning through six times as much land area since the 1980s. These fires cause tens of billions of dollars in combined damage and can affect people for hundreds to thousands of miles downwind. About half of these…

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Herbal Supplements: Myths & Facts

May 28, 2019
herbal

If you’re sometimes uncertain about herbal supplements, you’re in good company! Don’t feel bad, it is not your fault. There is a ton of incomplete or misinformation out there. It can be hard to know what is myth and what is fact. The good news? You’re about to get some clarity. Let’s clear up some myths and facts about herbal supplements, shall we? MYTH If you see a larger ingredient quantity on an herbal supplement label, it means you are…

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Health Seasonal

Help for This Allergy Season

March 22, 2018
allergies

I love spring, the first blades of grass and new buds on the trees. But I haven’t always been a spring lover. A few years ago, those first signs of spring were met with a different response: ACHOO! Interestingly, allergies and hay-fever have not always been a human trait. In fact, they’re relatively new to us. Seasonal allergies may have begun as recently as the Industrial Revolution, and—this is the intriguing part—they only hit the upper classes. It was so…

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Breathing Easy with Respir-Essence

January 30, 2018
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Breathing. It’s a vital reflex, yet one many of us take for granted. If you suffer from respiratory issues, or just need a little extra help breathing during the cold season, there is a natural solution that can help you breathe easier. Made from a traditional herbal blend of thyme, licorice root, English plantain, stinging nettle, Cowslip Primrose flower, and elecampane, Respir-Essence (US/CA) helps support healthy lung and respiratory function. So you can take a deep breath and know your…

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The Essence of Flora

March 28, 2017
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In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular system, a healthy heart Sleep·Essence: the nervous system and sleep Respir·Essence: the…

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Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At…

June 5, 2016
allergies

Spring time! Sun shining…flowers blooming…tree leaves growing…bees buzzing…wind blowing…and feeling like zombies…welcome to the world of seasonal allergies. Plants vs….Pollen? Congestion, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and lots of clear, runny mucus. Anywhere from 10-30% of the population is dealing with allergic rhinitis (“hay fever”) each spring and looking for anything that can help ease being so stuffed up. Medications can sometimes help but can also leave some people too drowsy or too stimulated depending on which they take. Seasonal allergy…

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