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Heart Health - Heart Over Matter

Heart Health - Heart Over Matter
It’s time to start thinking with our hearts When it comes to the way we think, we often focus on our heads. The problem is, our minds are shaped by our experiences and can sometimes be colored by hard-to-unlearn routines and bad habits, some of which can have deadly consequences. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, causing one in every fourth deaths in the United States each year, yet many of the things that contribu...

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Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions

Losing Weight Without Cleansing Reactions
Losing weight and feeling great? Dieters can feel as crummy as the cookies they aren’t eating. Why? Detox reactions are related to fat loss. Using diet to cleanse fat-soluble toxins may maintain our motivation and healthy weight loss. Yay! Toxins are either environmental (exogenous), or produced by the body (endogenous), and water soluble (hydrophilic) or fat soluble (lipophilic). We let go of water and water-soluble toxins more easily. Fat is so ...

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The Essence of Cleansing - Part 2

The Essence of Cleansing - Part 2
In part one of this two-part post, we took a look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how FlorEssence® tea can support this cleansing process. The herbs in Flor•Essence®, with their bitter and diuretic effects and promotion of healthy digestion and elimination, support these natural detoxification processes. Our kidneys and liver are very resilient and good at their job but sometimes, due to aging, chronic stress, poor diet, ...

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The Essence of Cleansing - Part 1

The Essence of Cleansing - Part 1
Happy New Year! It’s 2016 and many of us may be feeling a little sluggish after overindulging in the basic food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine, meat, and alcohol over the holidays. Let’s take a little look at how our bodies detoxify with a focus on the kidneys and how Flor•Essence® Tea can support this cleansing process. Our kidneys and liver are the two major organs that do the heavy lifting of cleansing wastes and toxins that we take in from foo...

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2016 Flor-Essence Detox Event!

2016 Flor-Essence Detox Event!
Hope you are enjoying those sweet ‪‎holiday‬ indulgences now because the big ‪#‎2016detoxevent‬ is coming soon! Face it, after weeks of sugar, fat, alcohol, and stress your body is begging you for a detox! Here is a link for a $10 off coupon that can be used toward a 32 oz. bottle of Flor-Essence: www.florahealth.com/2016detox. The Detox Event Details: The event is from January 4th through the 15th and we'll be sharing ‪recipes‬, tips, and giveaway...

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Clean Sweeps with Probiotics

Clean Sweeps with Probiotics
The holiday season is usually filled with warmth, joy, and laughter from little children anxious to unveil their presents on Christmas day. For us adults, all the cooking, decorating, party hosting, and dinner receptions can become quite exhausting. It’s the season to indulge in gourmet meals, treat ourselves to irresistible sweets, socialize with friends and family, and drink divine liquors. However, all the excitement and celebrations often put a...

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Are you still eating toxic oils?

By: Dr. Udo Erasmus Unlike other essential nutrients–minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids, which are relatively stable–essential omega-3 and -6 (poly-unsaturated) fatty acids (EFAs) are our most sensitive and easily damaged nutrients. They’re called ‘essential’ specifically for being vital components of health—the only two components of fat that our body cannot make from other nutrients—and so must get directly from food. Even though th...

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Boost Immunity the Natural Way

Focusing on bolstering the immune system with top natural ingredients is the best way to avoid illness (as opposed to worrying about every encounter with inevitable germs). The truth is, there is probably a "bug" going around your office right now! One top ingredient for helping support a healthy immune system? Elderberry. A traditional European folk remedy, elderberry gained scientific credibility for its immune supportive properties almost 20...

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Beauty and Brains: You Can Have It All!

By: Dr. Udo Erasmus If you’re moisturizing your skin from within, then chances are the omegas have already kicked in; only someone with a good head on their shoulders would optimize their essential fat intake for mind- and body-health first, knowing that beautiful, glowing skin is the natural side effect. The essential fats—omega-3s and -6s—a.k.a.essential fatty acids (EFAs)—are called “essential” specifically because they’re required for many ba...

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Let's Talk About Fermentation

fer·men·ta·tion: /fərmənˈtāSH(ə)n/ noun fermentation the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat. the process of fermentation involved in the making of beer, wine, and liquor, in which sugars are converted to ethyl alcohol. So what does this all mean and what does it have to do with health? A lot of people think of things like alcohol, rottin...

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Back to School Naturally: The ABCs of Supplements

For parents, back-to-school season is a whirlwind of logistics—from getting the right school supplies to organizing carpools. For kids, it means swapping days spent outside in the sun for days inside the classroom. In a nutshell: Keeping the healthy momentum going as kids head back to school can seem daunting, with limited food options, six hours at a desk, rapidly cooling weather, and increasingly shorter days to contend with. But good news: it do...

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