14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes

14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes
14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes As previously posted on onbetterliving.com If you don’t think your digestion is at its best, taking a digestive enzyme supplement before each meal may reduce symptoms like gas and bloating while helping you to absorb more nutrients. Having truly healthy digestion isn’t just about getting through a meal without feeling like our stomach is burning or it tripled after we've eaten. And there’s a l...

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Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid vitamin and mineral formula for the whole family

Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid vitamin and mineral formula for the whole family
Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid vitamin and mineral formula for the whole family A good, well-balanced diet should supply most of the essential nutrients we need to power us through the day and support our overall health. However, let’s be real, not everyone is able to or chooses to eat as well as they should all the time and it can be easier than we think to get sub-optimal amounts of key vitamins and minerals – especially...

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Flor-Essence with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential

Flor-Essence with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential
Flor-Essence with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential When you hear the words “turkey tail,” it’s natural to think of the plume of feathers on November’s bird of honor. But Turkey Tail, so named because of its similarity to the real thing, is a mushroom with immune-boosting powers. And in the fall, when everyone from your little ones to your seatmate on the bus seems to be a walking cootie factory, that’s something we could all use. Which is...

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Tropical Mint Green Smoothie

Tropical Mint Green Smoothie
Tropical Mint Green Smoothie Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Makes: 2 x 10oz servings Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup frozen mango ½ cup frozen banana ½ an avocado (or ½ cup plain yoghurt) 1 cup filtered water 1 ½ tbsp Flora Beyond Greens Powder 1 tbsp aloe vera juice 2 tsp Udo’s Oil 2 tsp chia seeds ½ tsp peppermint extract Method: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, blend on high until smooth and creamy. 

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Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily

Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily
Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily As previously posted at onbetterliving.com It’s wild to think about, but each of our guts are home to about 100 trillion microbes, that includes about 1000 strains of bacteria, that can weigh up to  5 pounds (1).  While the word “bacteria '' doesn't necessarily drum up warm and cozy feelings, most of these invisible critters are there to help us. In fact, researchers are learning just how critical this i...

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A comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula!

A comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula!
A comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula! At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are expected to suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis at some point in their lives. This is a sobering fact compounded by the fact that by age 40, our bone building years are largely behind us and a slow, gradual decline is on the horizon. Fortunately, we can be proactive with diet, supplements, and exercise to mineralize and build bone density while we ca...

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Ashwagandha and Stress

Ashwagandha and Stress
Ashwagandha and Stress Ashwagandha is one of the most prized herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine materia medica. ‘Ashwa’ means ‘horse’ and ‘gandha’ means ‘smell’ so its name has been interpreted as referring to the smell of the fresh root powder as well as the root imbuing one with the vigor and stamina of a horse. Ashwagandha falls under the adaptogen class of herbs, meaning it can safely be used long term to fortify and support the body and mind in r...

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Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze

Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze
Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe and Photo: @onbetterliving  If you’re looking for a delicious, keto-friendly and low-carb pumpkin spiced flavour treat to get you through the fall and winter, then try these Keto Pecan Pumpkin Muffins With MCT Cream Cheese Glaze! The MCT oil in the glaze will help give you a healthy boost of energy and keep you satiated between meals. Only 4 net carbs per serving! Servings: 12 muffins Pr...

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5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It

5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It
Previously published @onbetterliving  The last few years has seen a rise in incredible weight loss stories, with the before and after pics to prove it all over social media. And the credit has been going to one diet in particular: the ketogenic diet.  A high-fat, low-carb diet that was developed back in the 1920’s as a way to treat epilepsy, the purpose of the keto diet is to get your body to get into a state of ketosis and turn it into a fat burni...

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Simple Salad with Udo’s Oil

Simple Salad with Udo’s Oil
Simple Salad with Udo’s Oil Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Time: 5 minutesServes: 2 Ingredients: Dressing (makes extra) ¼ cup Udo’s Oil2 tbsp juice from sauerkraut¼ tsp lemon zestLots of fresh cracked pepperSea salt, to taste Salad 3 cups fresh mixed greens4 tbsp sauerkraut100 g smoked salmon2 tbsp hemp hearts   Method: Add all salad dressing ingredients in a small jar. Close the lid and shake thoroughly until mixed....

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Comfortable Skin in any Season

Comfortable Skin in any Season
Does your skin need help to smoothly handle the change of season? Mine sure does. Scorching hot, smoky summers leading into freezing, dry winter days can wreak havoc on skin. The combination of a change to cooler weather outside, along with turning on the heat in your car, home and office can take a toll on our skin. The skin, like the rest of the body, likes consistency. It's not uncommon to have increased skin inflammation as it adjusts. As we sh...

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Iron for adults over 50

Iron for adults over 50
Iron for adults over 50 Many people fear iron excess. This fear may be one reason why, even in wealthy countries, iron is the most common nutrient deficiency. For example, 8-44% of seniors are anemic, and contrary to many assumptions, men in this group are most likely to be deficient. And it is true, that like most other nutrients, iron is not good for us in excess. However, it is also not good for us to be deficient. This is why I refer to iron as...

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