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Celebrate Mothers

Celebrate Mothers
It’s May, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s been a long, strange year, and in many families, the person holding it all together has been Mom — whether she’s got little ones at home all day, every day or college kids who’ve flown back to the nest to attend school from their childhood bedrooms. Maybe a bouquet of roses or carnations isn’t gonna cut it this year. So, how can you honor the moms in your life? You can still buy t...

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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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Festive Fruitcake with Carrots, Parsnips and Apple Cider Vinegar

Festive Fruitcake with Carrots, Parsnips and Apple Cider Vinegar
A deliciously spiced tender and tasty fruitcake Like classic fruitcake, this recipe calls for nuts and dried cherries, but incorporating vegetables gives this cake a moist texture halfway to carrot cake. It has ginger, vanilla, almond and cinnamon for flavour and a festive aroma. The layers of orange (from both juice and zest) and tart fresh cranberry give the cake some bright acidity, as does the apple cider vinegar drink. Historically, add...

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

Celebrate Health This Holiday Season
From 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 lifetime with th...

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Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend

Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about digestion until it’s giving you trouble. Frequently, the cause of indigestion is overeating, like when you’re immobilized on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, wondering why you had three servings of mashed potatoes. (Hint: maybe don’t do that.) But sometimes it’s not foods that cause indigestion. Sometimes, the problem is more systemic. Before we get into that, it helps to consi...

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Travel Care Probiotic: A Holiday Travel Essential

Travel Care Probiotic: A Holiday Travel Essential
The holidays are just around the corner, and in a normal year, that means travel for loads of people. Of course, this year is different, as the pandemic has put a kink in the travel plans of many a family. In fact, a new report says 21 percent of those who would normally travel for the holidays are planning on staying put this year. But 39 percent are still making the trip.<1> If this is your first long-distance trip in a long time, you m...

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Spiced Matcha Dalgona with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Spiced Matcha Dalgona with Pumpkin Seed Oil
Trick or treat yourself with this Spiced Matcha Dalgona, made extra spooky & creamy with Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil! 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 clients and works as a recipe developer and food photographer.

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Healthy Strawberry Popsicles ft. Flora Mānuka Honey

It is summer in full force right now. I’m talking 90 degree days and hot sunshine. And I am loving it! I love to cool off with popsicles. But, I don’t really like buying popsicles at the store because of all the sugar they contain. So, I created these healthy strawberry popsicles. They are LITERALLY only three ingredients! Recipe by Rosemary Squires (@thehintofrosemary) a Registered Dietitian in upstate New York, focusing on holistic heal...

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The Health Benefits of Love and Connection Are Available to Everyone

The Health Benefits of Love and Connection Are Available to Everyone
Love has powerful human benefits. What is the single greatest way to have a mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually fulfilling life? After an astonishing seventy-nine years of studying this question, the most comprehensive research ever done on human lives concluded that it is to love and let yourself be loved. Love has physical benefits – it's science Love is a powerful emotion, right up there with feeling free, joyful, ...

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The Art of Holiday Eating

The Art of Holiday Eating
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where overeating is so accepted as the norm, it’s been elevated to meme-worthy status. But as you prepare to regret nothing while kayaking down rivers of mashed potatoes and gravy, your pancreas would first like a word. Normally, the pancreas secretes proteases, lipase and amylase to help digest protein, fats and starches. If it doesn’t produce enough, diarrhea, cramping, malabsorption of nutrients and gas/...

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Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away

Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away
A lot of folks look forward to vacation for months ahead of time, brightening the dark winter days with thoughts of summer fun ahead. Getting away from it all allows you to temporarily forget your never-ending to-do list, form lasting memories with your family, and return to your regular routine with a spring in your step. But as most of us learn the hard way, vacation doesn’t always live up to its promise. From the traffic jam you hit as ...

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Three Cozy Drinks for the Holidays

High-Protein Eggnog Latte 1 ½ cups hot brewed Flora Rooibos Chai made with 2 bags 3 tbsp vanilla or chai flavored protein powder 2 tbsp coconut cream or heavy cream 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg yolk Add the brewed chai, protein powder, cream, nutmeg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until well-mixed. Add egg yolk and blend again until fluffy. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve...

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