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Iron Needs During Pregnancy

Iron Needs During Pregnancy
Congratulations on your pregnancy! There are so many things you need now: maternity clothes, a car seat, diapers, new wallpaper for the nursery, a billion cute little onesies... Well, maybe some of those are wants and not needs. But there’s one thing you definitely need now more than ever, and it may not have crossed your mind while you’re all baby on the brain: iron! Why do you need more iron when pregnant? Pregnant women need a lot of iron. When...

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Let's Talk About Periods

Let's Talk About Periods
It wasn’t too long ago that mentioning the word “period” could clear a room in ten seconds flat. Luckily, we’ve come a long way in a few decades. And yet, there’s still stigma around menstruation. Which is kinda ridiculous, considering it’s a totally natural process that happens to half the population and is essential for the continuance of the human race. So let’s bust those tabooed doors open and talk about periods! Women have a lot of period...

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Get Your Energy Back

Get Your Energy Back
Get Your Energy Back, With Iron+™ Spring is a perfect time to get more active, after a pandemic winter of binging Netflix on the couch. But if the idea of starting your garden or taking the kids for a bike ride in the park feels overwhelming, there may be something wrong. It’s normal to have a few days of low energy. But we’re talking about the kind of ongoing fatigue that makes simple things feel like a chore. A not-normal kind of fatigue. ...

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New Product Alert! Introducing Iron+™

New Product Alert! Introducing Iron+™
Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. Vegans, pregnant and nursing women and athletes may be especially prone to deficiency or sub-optimal iron status. Fatigue, pale skin, brittle hair and nails and difficulty concentrating are just some of the symptoms of iron deficiency. If you’ve ever experienced iron deficiency, you know it’s no joke and supplementing is often the only way to build up your iron levels qu...

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Pink Chickpea Salad with Red Beet Crystals

Pink Chickpea Salad with Red Beet Crystals
There’s something inherently magical about this light and bright dish. We eat with all of our senses, not just taste! And this salad gives our eyes a treat before dazzling our taste buds too! 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 approachable for everyone. She hosts workshops in her home town, Kelowna, sees clie...

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Spring Cleansing, with Flor•Essence®

Spring Cleansing, with Flor•Essence®
Hooray! Spring is finally, finally here. Winter can be tough in the best of years, but spending the season cooped up indoors during a pandemic without the company of friends has been an added burden on many of us. Warmer weather is traditionally a time to spring clean your house — to clean all the clutter off that one table where it always collects, mop the floors, and if you’re feeling really ambitious, wash the windows. When you’re spending s...

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Flora Red Beet Crystals: The Beet Goes On

Flora Red Beet Crystals: The Beet Goes On
Flora Red Beet Crystals are a nutritious, energizing superfood that help to boost nitric oxide levels in the body. This naturally sweet tasting, instantly soluble product is a pure concentrate that is carefully obtained from the juice of freshly harvested, organic beet roots. The beets come from organic farms in Europe and are fresh pressed using hydraulic presses soon after harvesting. Next, the juice is vacuum dehydrated without the use of he...

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Immune Health Begins in the Gut

Immune Health Begins in the Gut
You know how important a healthy immune system is to keeping you well. But have you ever wondered exactly where your immune systems is? If you know a bit about physiology, you might answer the spleen, the lymph glands, or the bone marrow. All these answers are right. But the motherlode of the immune system is in your gut. Wait, did you say my gut? Yep, that’s right. Your GI tract houses up to 80 percent of your immune cells. It’s their main ...

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Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?

Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?
Honey could very possibly be the earliest sweetener known to humankind and it has endured as a medicine in healing traditions from Slovenia to India. Honey is a go-to folk remedy for dyspepsia and was widely used for preventing infection and healing wounds before modern antibiotics were discovered in bread mold (not nearly as delicious a source of antibacterial goodness!). Now, with antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, lay people and scient...

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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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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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