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Sleep Matters - The Impact Sleep Has on Our General Health

I recently listened to a podcast that featured Dr. Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, whose work I’ve been following for some time now. Dr. Walker is the Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science and the author of “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams”. When it comes to taking care of and tending to my personal health, I see four facets that play tog...

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The Dangers of Eating Too Clean

I recently enjoyed a farm-to-table meal in the Malibu hills. We nibbled garden-fresh veggies and berries straight from the bush. After all, what’s a bit of dirt? A lot, apparently. A hypothesis suggests that microbes that co-evolved with us are our ‘old friends’; they protect against a wide spectrum of immune-related disorders. Some of these are present in soil and can be inhaled when out in nature. This might be why spending childhood on a farm i...

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Iron Deficient? Reclaim Your Energy with Floradix

Our natural iron supplement has got it going on. In fact, Floradix (US/CA) is the best-selling natural liquid iron supplement in North America. It helps fight iron deficiency by promoting the formation of healthy red blood cells. Plus, this safe, low-dose supplement is formulated for easy absorption and is gentle on the digestive tract. If that’s not a win-win situation, what is? Our plant-based pride and joy is here to help everyone from athletes...

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5 Essential Tips to Banish a Yeast Infection

Oh, the dreaded yeast infection. If you’re one of the 75 percent of women who have had one, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And what’s worse than one yeast infection? A chronic one that doesn’t want to go away. That uncomfortable itching, burning, and discharge can be unbearable. A yeast infection is an overgrowth of a kind of yeast in the vaginal canal called Candida albicans. You can also have an overgrowth of bad bacteria, which is cal...

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Making Sure You Have a “Feel Great” Summer

Have fun plans this summer? If you’re like most, your summer is jam-packed with social events, outdoor activities, and vacation getaways. With all that going on, it’s a real problem when you feel under the weather, especially on a beautiful sunny day. Symptoms like fatigue and brain fog can make you want to stay home with the covers over your head. But then you miss out on all the good times and adventures you’ve been looking forward to since wint...

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Super Green Veggie Burger Patties

Super Green Veggie Burger Patties
Surprisingly, veggie burgers aren’t always the healthiest of burgers. From filler carbs to highly processed meat alternatives, veggies burgers don’t always fulfill the healthful promise they make and can often be just as unhealthy as their meaty counterparts. Put unhealthy veggie burgers in the past and make your burger truly green with the incorporation of Flora’s Green Blend (US)/Beyond Greens (CA) blend of fermented greens and grasses. Packed wi...

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Sacha Inchi Peanut Sauce Recipe

Sacha Inchi Peanut Sauce Recipe
Sacha Inchi Oil (US/CA) is full of healthy fats and packed with a nutty flavor, but can be intimidating in the kitchen. After some serious thought and experimentation, I found that it's the perfect base for this easy savory peanut sauce which can be used on veggie noodles or with quinoa! Just add veggies, nuts, seeds, or proteins for a well-rounded meal. <58> About the author: Rebecca Yaker Rebecca Yaker is a passionate health food enthusiast...

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe
Perfect for a fresh summer salad paired with your favorite berries! This sunflower seed oil-based vinaigrette is super flavorful and offers some of the benefits that come from sunflower seeds themselves—such as increased energy, uplifted mood, and support for your cardiovascular system. Talk about good mood food! Sunflower seeds have been cultivated for thousands of years, originally by the indigenous people of Mexico and Peru. Brought to Europe b...

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Feel The Power of Beets!

Feel The Power of Beets!
Beets have an undeniable hearty and healthy appearance. Their rich, deep-red color is unmatched as are their wide range of health benefits. Traditionally, they were considered blood builders. Eastern Europeans would customarily eat beets in their borscht and women used them to prevent pregnancy-induced anemia and birth defects due to the unique combination of iron, vitamin C, and folate. Since blood carries oxygen and nutrients, it affects every pa...

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5 Home Remedies for UTIs

5 Home Remedies for UTIs
Is that uncomfortable pain, something many describe as razorblade-like pain, something you’re familiar with? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of us will deal with a Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) at some point in our lives, and 1 in 5 of us will have recurrent UTIs. Many of you know this feeling really well. If this is your first possible UTI, be sure to go to your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. But if you’ve had more than on...

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Earth Day with Flora Health

Earth Day with Flora Health
Earth Day means different things to different people, but there are some values that are at the core of this day—sustainability, protection of forests and endangered species, and increasingly, climate literacy. Whether the focus is on reforestation, or on the importance of science education and taking a stand on climate change, it requires respect for all life and comes down to stewardship of planet earth, principles that we wholeheartedly believe ...

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Don’t let the holidays derail your health – 20 ways to have healthy holidays

Let’s embrace the joys that can be a natural part of the holidays. After all, if eating’s the only excitement all season, of course we’ll justify a sugar rush! Asking you to “stand with your back to the buffet”, and “alternate wine and water”, is all well and good, but if you run around doing ‘everything’ and are ‘starving’ you may end up too tired to care anymore. Even if you vow to resist the loaf with creamy cheese dip or a tempting but too swee...

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