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Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly
  Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve...

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Do You Even Science, Bro?

Do You Even Science, Bro?
Clinical Trials and Supplements Jokes aside, having research papers that support your dietary supplement’s health claims is a huge boon in most global markets. In many cases, it allows for product specific health claims that rise above generic ones. It gives extra confidence and reassurance to consumers that what they’re investing in for their health will actually work for them. There are many different kinds of research articles that might be ...

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The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)

The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)
  Today we separate the truth from the fiction when it comes to taking iron. You should come away clear about what you can do to improve your iron absorption. Why 7-11 (and not 411)? Because we will clear up 7 confusions and provide 11 solutions. When we find out we are low in iron, or someone that we care for is low in iron, we might start consulting Dr. Google, as one does. We might find interesting facts and theories, so let’s get cle...

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Bone Health, Collagen and Mineralization

Bone Health, Collagen and Mineralization
Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. But...

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Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's

Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo's
Notes * To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the smoothie without caffeine. Ingredients ½ cup steamed then frozen sweet potato ½ cup milk of choice 4 –5 coffee ice cubes* 2 tbsp cacao powder 1.5 tbsp Udo’s Oil 1 tbsp almond butter 1 tbs...

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Supercharge your Summer with Gandalf Spirulina and Astaxanthin

Supercharge your Summer with Gandalf Spirulina and Astaxanthin
One aspect of Flora’s product line has been the full embrace of all things algae. We were one of the first onto the market with our DHA Vegetarian Algae – a fish-free, sustainable source for this key omega-3 fatty acid. We continued this theme by joining forces with Gandalf products – a Canadian brand from the company VieSun, which has been around in the province of Quebec since 1994. Gandalf Spirulina™ and Astaxanthin represent more algae supe...

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Spicy Marinated Radish Salad

Spicy Marinated Radish Salad
Ingredients Marinade: ½ cup Flora Lemon Ginger ACV Shot ¼ cup Udo’s Omega 3.6.9 Oil Blend 3-4 cloves garlic 3 sprigs fresh thyme Salt and pepper, to taste Salad: 1 bunch radishes, sliced ½ a fennel bulb, finely diced 1 jalapeno, sliced (seeds removed if you want to cut the spice level) Handful chives, diced Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 F. Pop garlic, skin on, into the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool befor...

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This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life
BIOHACKERS KNOW SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL UNDERSTAND There is a whole world of stuff going on in the body that lay folk do not talk much about. Like messenger molecules, which usually only comes up in conversation between biochemists and medical specialists, or occasionally devoted biohackers and athletes. That is such a shame because messenger molecules influence how the body runs stuff, which people really should understand because it affects t...

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Do Kids Need Omegas?

Do Kids Need Omegas?
Kids Need Omegas! Yes, spoiler alert, kids do need omegas. To fuel their optimal growth and function, they need omegas more than most adults do. For busy caregivers with no time to read the whole article, jump to the Summary. O megas Help Brain and Body Function These special kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids include LA and AA (types of omega-6s), and ALA and DHA (types of omega-3s). These fatty acids combine to make fat molecules essential ...

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Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin

Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin
Do you remember when “face masks” were something you smeared on your face to soothe and soften it, not something you grab with your keys and wallet every time you leave the house? Let’s revisit those good old days, with a collection of DIY Mānuka honey-based skincare products. Honey is a popular ingredient for the skincare kind of face mask (the other kind not so much). But not all honey is the same. When bees in New Zealand sip the nectar of M...

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Getting the Most from Iron

Getting the Most from Iron
Many healthcare providers recommend taking an iron supplement if you’re low on this essential mineral. But unless you are diagnosed with anemia – the most severe stage of iron deficiency – you may not get much direction, or even a recommended dose from your doctor. Often people are not even sure if they should supplement, unless they are anemic, because they have heard that too much iron is dangerous. The results of living with a deficiency can...

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Flora Quality Control and Ingredient Adulteration

If you feel like you’ve been guest-starring in Groundhog Day: Pandemic Edition for the past year+ and the days, weeks and months are all starting to bleed together, you’re not alone. It’s never been a better time to take your health and well-being seriously. It is springtime though and the weather is gorgeous, so after a leisurely walk you find yourself standing in the supplements section of your favourite, local store. The colours, fonts, images ...

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