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Get Glowing, Healthy Skin

July 11, 2017

It’s all about beautiful skin from the inside out. That’s right, I’m not talking about what to put on your skin but what to put inside your belly so you can create beautiful, glowing skin. That’s where really gorgeous skin comes from—from the inside out. The madness started about 40 years ago when the first dietary guidelines came down from the government. Their focus was to make Americans healthier, but 40 years later we’re actually more obese and have more…

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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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Keep Calm and Call Your Mom

May 14, 2017
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Of all the Hallmark holidays, I think most would agree that Mother’s Day is one of the most deserving. Move over National Donut Day, I have more memories of mom making kick-ass pancakes with warm maple syrup, that both warm the tummy and heart. Think about it, when someone makes it on TV, who do they give a shout out to? “Hi mom!” When we are sick, the first person we want is mommy. And who’s the second most important…

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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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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

April 10, 2017
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I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your skin, but so is pollution. Fatty acids…

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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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Athlete Spotlight – Damian Stoy

March 7, 2017
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Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He’s the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. “As you know, I’m a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I’m such a huge fan of Flora products because they…

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Athlete Spotlight – Heather “Anish” Anderson

February 17, 2017
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Photo credit: Adam Walker New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Anish Hikes (Heather Anderson). She has set the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She’s kind of our hero. You can learn more about her in the athlete spotlight below. Full Name: Heather Anderson Nickname: Anish Birthday: 7/11/1981 Age I am: 35 Age I feel: Ageless My occupation: Personal Trainer and Public Speaker What I do for a living: Coach,…

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Clean Green Super Sauce

January 26, 2017
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Adding more healthy fats into your diet triggers the release of new fresh bile from the liver. This helps your body to flush old, stagnant bile and any fat-soluble toxins trapped with it! Cilantro and parsley are traditionally used to help remove heavy metals. Together this is one amazing sauce! Do not omit the salt – in winter it is important to combine greens with salt to keep the right electrolyte balance in the body. Print Clean Green Super Sauce…

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Detox Phase 1 & 2 and Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup Recipe

January 17, 2017
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There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells, which are called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. If Phase 2 cannot keep up with Phase 1, illness can ensue, because the products of Phase 1, although a step towards removal, can be toxic. Phase 1 To put it simply, this pathway converts a toxic chemical by various chemical reactions, and during this process free radicals are produced which, if excessive, can damage the liver cells. Some substances make…

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