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3 Ways to Reduce Bloating During Swimsuit Season

3 Ways to Reduce Bloating During Swimsuit Season
I love the summer… but I have to admit, I don’t always love getting into my bathing suit. Even though I’ve found a swimsuit that I feel great in (it only took trying on 100+), it’s still a bit stressful to walk around the beach feeling a tad… exposed. The very last thing I want to deal with when enjoying the summer surf is bloating! That heavy-feeling, gassy, and VERY VISIBLE bloating. Ugggh. Bloating is annoying any day, but it’s easier to...

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Probiotics & 5 Signs You Might Need Them

Probiotics & 5 Signs You Might Need Them
Probiotics have become one of the hottest supplements on the market and for good reason! It seems like most health experts are calling probiotics the panacea for every ailment, that miracle supplement that helps with just about everything. And actually…it’s kind of true. While nothing will magically “fix” everything, our gut bacteria are the first line of defense for many of our body systems. Therefore, they’re connected to a surprisingly...

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3 Steps to a Gut Reboot

3 Steps to a Gut Reboot
Did you indulge in a few too many sweets and/or drinks over the holidays Are you feeling a bit more bloated, gassy, or irregular right now? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you might need a gut reboot. But don’t worry, it’s not going to be difficult and it won’t break the bank. Why do we need to do a gut reboot anyway? Our gut is more than just the source of an embarrassing bit of wind or some rumbly indigestion. It’s t...

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Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

Are Probiotics Unnecessary?
Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of taking probiotics. At least that’s how it got covered in the media.<1>,<2> The real story is more nuanced. The review was led by Dr. Saman Khalesi of Central Queensland University in Australia...

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their lifeti...

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Gut-Loving Water Kefir with Flora Elderberry Crystals

Why are more and more of us experiencing an imbalance in gut bacteria? The answer is complicated and very unique to the individual, but there are factors that contribute to a decreased microflora and ways to counteract this. The prevalent use of antibiotics, especially for a prolonged period of time, chronically, or starting from a young age have a huge impact on our gut bacteria. While antibiotics certainly have their place in the world of medici...

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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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Avoid Digestive Woes on Your Summer Vacation

Digestive issues can be a real vacation spoiler. You’re right in the middle of having a great time and it hits you… that rumble or cramp warning you to get to a bathroom pronto. Problems like traveler’s diarrhea can have you hitting every rest stop, airplane toilet, and gas station bathroom far too often. These stops keep you from relaxing and enjoying all the things you’ve been looking forward to on your summer vacation getaway. To add insult to ...

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Pre-Pregnancy Planning

Are you thinking about starting or expanding your family? Congratulations! That big decision deserves some celebration! The weeks or months between now and when you have a positive pregnancy test are very important for you and the father-to-be. There are important things for both of you to do to make sure your bodies are as healthy as possible before pregnancy. Why the men too? At conception, 50 percent of the DNA is from the father, so his health ...

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No Fridge? No Problem.

Spring has sprung and summer travel plans are calling. The open road beckons. Exotic destinations, new experiences, new foods, new…digestive challenges? Don’t let digestive issues cramp your style just when you’re getting into the flow of being on the road. Just slip one of our shelf-stable probiotic formulas into your daypack and let them work their magic. Probiotics and their packaging have come a long way in terms of potency and temperature sta...

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Super 8 Probiotic Will Help You Make Peace with Yeast

Super 8 Probiotic Will Help You Make Peace with Yeast
Flora’s Super 8 Probiotic was formulated to address yeast and “bad” bacteria overgrowth. With 8 strains of probiotic goodness and 42 billion cells of yeast-balancing genius, yeast doesn’t stand a chance! Super 8 (US/CA) is professionally formulated to provide women with the best and most effective probiotic support. Each strain used goes through an extensive process to ensure it’s able to provide healthy bacteria for a balanced digestive system and...

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Help for This Allergy Season

Help for This Allergy Season
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...

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