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Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse

Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse
What makes a food appropriate for Valentine’s day (also known in Latin America as the day of love and friendship)? It makes sense to me that foods known as aphrodisiacs or which promote the production of oxytocin, our bonding hormone, would be a good start. Dubbed “the love hormone”, many of us are currently depleted in oxytocin, which is produced when we experience positive social interactions and pleasant physical touch. (While the recipe mak...

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From Seventeen to One Hundred Pounds

From Seventeen to One Hundred Pounds
Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Thank you for joining us over the past 6 months as we followed Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-frien...

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Why and When to Give Your Dog Digestive Enzymes

Why and When to Give Your Dog Digestive Enzymes
The world of pet food is drastically conflicting, and there can be a lot of controversy about what to feed your dog, but no one talks enough about the process of how it's made and how that can affect your pet. While the pet food processing industry must follow standards, those guidelines are sadly only met at a minimum with most foods. Our pets, dogs, and cats alike, naturally would get their digestive enzymes from their food. Even the fur that...

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Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle

Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle
Ingredients 3 tbsp yogurt 1 tbsp Flora Elderberry Apple Cider Vinegar Drink 2 tsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp Elderberry Crystals 1/2 tsp sea salt Few cracks fresh pepper Instructions Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly incorporated. Serve chilled over salad. Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition is a nutritionist and lover of food from around the world. She’s passionate about making healthy, home cooked food accessible and appro...

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Is It Too Late to Take Elderberry?

Is It Too Late to Take Elderberry?
You’re thinking spring, we get it. We are, too. But while we’re not going to yank that seed catalog out of your hands or tell you to stop browsing swimsuits online, we do want to put in a quick word for elderberry. “Wait, isn’t it a little late for elderberry?” you may be wondering. Nope! People tend to think about immune challenges in the fall when the cold weather sets in. That’s when they stock up on tissues, lozenges, and their favorite tri...

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Elderberry Baked Pears

Elderberry Baked Pears
This delicious and elegant plant-based dessert infused with the goodness of organic, antioxidant rich elderberries and pears, this healthy dessert recipe will have you surprised at how easy it is to prepare. Delicious Mānuka Honey adds a boost of antimicrobial action while lending a hint of sweetness. Recipe & images: onbetterliving.com

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Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root
Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric (Canada) aka Immune·Essence™ (USA) is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turmeric and burdock root ingredients. All in all, there’s more than 8 grams of herbs i...

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Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turkey Tail Mushroom

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turkey Tail Mushroom
Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turkey tail mushroom. Trametes versicolor means ‘of many colors’; its fan shape and colors resemble wild turkey tail color...

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A Cleanse-Supporting Recipe: Herbal Sun Water

A Cleanse-Supporting Recipe: Herbal Sun Water
We’re often asked: what should we eat while doing a cleanse? Cleansing and detoxifying is an energy and nutrient intensive process. This is why we recommend you eat well and eat wisely when doing a cleanse. If you’ve kicked off the New Year with a cleanse or have committed to using Flor•Essence® regularly to support your overall health, it is important to include plenty of water throughout the day. The herbs in Flor•Essence® have diuretic prope...

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Festive Sweet & Salty Buckwheat Porridge

Festive Sweet & Salty Buckwheat Porridge
This warming and spiced breakfast comes together with three separate components: a hearty and nutrient dense porridge, perfectly caramelized pears cooked in a sweet and salty honey mixture, and finally, quick-toasted buckwheat with coconut and hemp hearts for a really satisfying crunch. It may sound like a lot to prepare, but it all comes together in under 30 minutes, and with the leftover toasted buckwheat, you’ll be topping breakfasts with it fo...

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In Search of Winter

In Search of Winter
Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Join us as we follow Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics over the next 6 months. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend to your family du...

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Flora Supplement Calendar - Winter

Flora Supplement Calendar - Winter
We hope you’ve been enjoying our seasonal Flora Supplement Calendar and associated posts throughout the year. We’ve arrived at our final installment of these seasonal posts for 2020 with winter on our doorsteps. This the time for slowing down, reflecting on the year behind us, going into hibernation-mode, of ‘hygge’ (a Danish and Norwegian word describing the mood and feeling of comfort, coziness and conviviality that many try to cultivate in the ...

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