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Nootropic Supplements for Brain Health

Nootropic Supplements for Brain Health
The word ‘nootropic’ combines two ancient Greek words for ‘mind’ and ‘turning’ to refer to supplements and nutrients that support cognitive health – especially for memory, focus, and creativity. DHA-EPA DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids are best known as the key ingredients in fish oil, but there are also vegan, algae-sourced options on the market. Besides supporting cardiovascular health, they also play key roles in brain health. A 2015 me...

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Back to School! - Keep Your Kids on Their “A-Game”

It’s almost time for back to school! Keeping your kids healthy doesn’t just mean keeping them from schoolyard colds. It also means helping their bones and brains grow healthy and strong with Flora’s children’s health line. Ensuring children hit all the nutritional marks can be challenging. The typical modern diet is chock-full of processed, refined foods stripped of their nutrients— hardly ideal for growing minds and bodies. Add in busy schedules a...

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Blood Orange, Flax & Beet Smoothie - Gotcha Covered

Blood Orange, Flax & Beet Smoothie - Gotcha Covered
It’s blood orange season! And while all our citrusy friends are known for being high in vitamin C and antioxidants—perfect for keeping your immune system strong on these cold early spring days—the blood orange takes the slot for our favorite citrus thanks to its beautiful red color. The star of a colorful smoothie This tart blood orange sipper gets a hit of sweetness and omega-3 essential fatty acids from Flora’s Flax Oil (US/CA). This premium orga...

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Flax Seed Oils are Natural Magic

Flax Seed Oils are Natural Magic
We don’t believe there’s a magical “cure all” shortcut to a healthier you—it’s about balance, diet, supplements, and time. We do believe in the truly magical power of essential fatty acids (EFAs) on your body’s overall health. Say hello to Flora’s Flax Seed Oils (US/CA), one of the richest forms of omega-3 EFAs on the planet. So why are flax oils so good for you? Flax oil is one of the richest sources of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the omega-3 from...

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Fats That Heal - Premium Omega Oils

Fats That Heal - Premium Omega Oils
Not all fats are created equal. The word “fat” often gets a bad rap. But the reality is some fats actually make your body flourish and boost your brain power. Say hello to our premium omega oils, ranging from an Omega 3+6+9 Blend (US/CA) to our DHA (US/CA) and high lignan boosted (US) formulas designed to deliver the good fats your body needs to properly function, improve cognitive abilities, and support your overall health.* If you’re looking for...

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

It is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Women’s health topics are becoming easier to talk about, and that’s wonderful, because pregnancy and birth are topics so complex, we still do not always understand why they turn out the way they do. Once pregnant, having the healthiest possible pregnancy—and the healthiest baby—is top of mind for mothers-to-be, and makes many of us hungry for knowledge. If we lose a pregnancy or a child, that can le...

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Where Have All the Swimmers Gone?

Sperm counts in men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50% in the last 40 years. A review and meta-analysis that included 43,000 men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand found that between 1973 and 2011, sperm counts have dropped by 52%. Men in South America, Asia, and Africa did not see any significant decline. Why is this happening? The authors commented that “sperm count and other semen parameters have been plausibl...

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Gluten: The Whole Story

Gluten: The Whole Story
Glutens are mixtures of proteins originating from cereal grains. Gluten can keep dough from crumbling, make it stretch, and are 75-80% protein. They cause serious illness in people with celiac disease, who must completely avoid gluten just like a person with diabetes must avoid sugar. Although we throw around the term “gluten”, there are actually several glutens. One type is a storage protein called prolamin, which helps make grains hardy. Over gen...

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Fuel Yourself For ‘The Mother of All Jobs’ With EFAs

Fuel Yourself For ‘The Mother of All Jobs’ With EFAs
Do you recall that #WorldsToughestJob video, where they interviewed for a fake job? Interviewees were stunned by demands for broad skills, unusual dedication, and an increased workload around the holidays…with no rest or pay! The fake interview was actually an award-winning American Greetings ad, and the job, of course, was motherhood! I say “of course”, because although the ad was exaggerated, even frustrating in its portrayal of motherhood, it’s ...

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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?
I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your s...

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Flax Seed Fun Facts!

Written by: Kelly Hoang, Product Information Specialist and has been with Flora for 8 years. Passionate about natural health and healthy eating. Enjoys learning and talking about the amazing health promoting products Flora offers. Helping people with their health issues and sharing their stories has allowed her to build so much confidence and knowledge. Flax seed fun facts! So what do these tiny seeds contain that makes them so nutritious? Should y...

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Children's Health for the School Year

Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife in general family practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. She specializes in women and children's health. She is also an instructor of Obstetrics and Pediatrics at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she provides continuing education for health care providers in natural treatments in the areas of obstetrics and pediatrics. Children’s Health...

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