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Fresh-Pressed Oils & Why You Need Them in Your Life

We love oils at Flora (hello, omegas!), but it’s not all about the ones you ingest. The oils you use topically can radically change your life, too. In fact, there are some pretty unexpected ways fresh-pressed oils can help you take health and beauty to the next level. Each oil is unique in its ability, capable of helping with everything from skin care to hair growth to cell health. Which one is missing from your wellness and beauty regimen? Find ou...

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Let’s Rethink Our Normal Cleanse

It’s a new year and with that can come a whole list of resolutions. Is one of your goals to dive into a cleanse to clean out your system after a few days (or weeks…) of a little too much junk food and drinks? Or do you just want to clean up your diet a bit but struggle to figure out what to do? It’s a common problem. We have the best of intentions, and then our busy lives get in the way. We’d like to eat healthier or do more meal planning, but it ...

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The Liver's Role in Detox - How It Handles Toxins

The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins ...

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It's Tea Time with Flora's Fall Favorites

Ah, fall: that time of the year that calls for warmer sweaters, time spent by the fire with friends and family, and a warm cup of tea to fight off that November weather. Get in the spirit while enjoying some seasonal herbal favorites that will give you all the fall feels. Our Cranberry Rooibos (US/CA) blend is chock full of powerful antioxidants and fall spices to help you relax. The mixture of Lemon Ginger and Echinacea (US/CA) is perfect for ward...

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The Essence of Flora

The Essence of Flora
In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular syste...

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So You've Done a Cleanse...Now What?

So You've Done a Cleanse...Now What?
Many of us woke up on New Years Day feeling the after-effect of a month of indulgences. The tired, foggy, exhausted feeling that can inspire even the most dramatic dietary changes and cleanses. And now it’s a few months later and we’ve persevered. We’ve even enjoyed some of it (isn’t an evening mug of Flor-Essence (US/CA) surprisingly lovely?), and now what? Where do we go from here? How do we continue these great feelings of health and vitality in...

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Athlete Spotlight - Damian Stoy

Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He's the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. "As you know, I'm a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I'm such a huge f...

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Flor-Essence vs. Essiac

Flor-Essence vs. Essiac
Flor-Essence® (CA/US) and Essiac®: two herbal cleanse formulas that are often referred to synonymously but in fact are made by different companies and are entirely different formulas. We often get asked about both of these formulas and find many customers are unsure of the differences. As a result, we wanted to respectfully point out some key differences and clear things up. Back in 1922, the Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, was given the names of eigh...

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Clean Green Super Sauce

Clean Green Super Sauce
Adding more healthy fats into your diet triggers the release of new fresh bile from the liver. This helps your body to flush old, stagnant bile and any fat-soluble toxins trapped with it! Cilantro and parsley are traditionally used to help remove heavy metals. Together this is one amazing sauce! Do not omit the salt – in winter it is important to combine greens with salt to keep the right electrolyte balance in the body. <43> Adapted from Pin...

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4 Surprising Symptoms of a Toxic Load

4 Surprising Symptoms of a Toxic Load
Have you ever asked yourself; “how is my liver doing?” This can be a popular question at this time of the year, and it can be very important to your overall health. Our liver does so much for our body, and it does it quietly without us even noticing…well, until it gets overwhelmed. A big job for the liver is detoxification, and each of us has a unique ability to handle and detoxify toxins. Some of us can handle great loads of toxins before we feel ...

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What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse
A winter cleanse can reduce our toxic burden and leave us feeling fabulous! Below are guidelines for a happy detox. They include; Pick the right winter cleanse program What to avoid What to include Troubleshooting tips Here we go! Pick the right winter cleanse: Is it right for the climate? Unless you are sunbathing on vacation, stick to a warming approach –> teas, soups and broths, cooked veggies. Why: Foods from different climates hav...

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How to make your detox less miserable

“I think I need to detox” is a popular statement I hear at this time of the year. With all of the extra alcohol and delicious treats we may indulge in, we can start to feel the need to do some inner deep cleaning. Or at least I do. I also find that full body detoxification is a little misunderstood. We tend to focus on our liver, but our body has many detoxification pathways and we need to support all of them. The main 3 pathways are the cells, liv...

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