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14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes

14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes
14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes As previously posted on onbetterliving.com If you don’t think your digestion is at its best, taking a digestive enzyme supplement before each meal may reduce symptoms like gas and bloating while helping you to absorb more nutrients. Having truly healthy digestion isn’t just about getting through a meal without feeling like our stomach is burning or it tripled after we've eaten. And there’s a l...

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Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily

Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily
Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily As previously posted at onbetterliving.com It’s wild to think about, but each of our guts are home to about 100 trillion microbes, that includes about 1000 strains of bacteria, that can weigh up to  5 pounds (1).  While the word “bacteria '' doesn't necessarily drum up warm and cozy feelings, most of these invisible critters are there to help us. In fact, researchers are learning just how critical this i...

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Swedish Bitters for Digestion

Swedish Bitters for Digestion
Bitter is not always the most popular taste for people to seek out. As a result, bitter foods are often lacking in our diets yet they’re so important to healthy digestion. Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, dark cocoa, dark roasted coffee, dandelion greens, artichoke and some beers like stout and India Pale Ale are some examples where you’ll find the bitter taste. So why do we need bitters and what are their benefits? Bitters prime t...

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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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Apple Cider Vinegar Mocktail

Apple Cider Vinegar Mocktail
With the holidays in full swing, I love protecting my digestion by keeping tonics like this nearby. Apple cider vinegar is a great stomach soother. Combined with the healing properties of turmeric and cinnamon, this is a delicious and holiday-inspired digestive tonic. New Year’s Eve Mocktail  Recipes Persons 1 Notes If you’d like to make this a cocktail, add 1 oz dark rum or other liquor. Ingredients 3 oz fresh apple juice 2 oz tonic wa...

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Organic MCT Oil

Organic MCT Oil
MCT oil is extremely popular for its fat-burning qualities and easy digestibility. Many people are attracted to MCT oil’s ability to support their fitness goals through improved weight management and exercise performance. Everyone can take advantage of its benefits for the heart and brain.* What is MCT Oil? MCTs are “better for you” fats, specifically MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids), aka MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). They come in four ...

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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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Delicious Ways to Make ACV Part of Your Daily Wellness Routine

Delicious Ways to Make ACV Part of Your Daily Wellness Routine
Once a humble pantry staple, apple cider vinegar is suddenly the new “it” ingredient. Celebrities like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian swear by it, articles about it are popping up everywhere, and people are downing it by the boatload. But while it may be experiencing a surge in popularity, apple cider vinegar isn’t anything new. It’s an age-old food, dating back to the ancient Romans, and people have been drinking up its wellness benefits for decad...

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Probiotics & 5 Signs You Might Need Them

Probiotics & 5 Signs You Might Need Them
Probiotics have become one of the hottest supplements on the market and for good reason! It seems like most health experts are calling probiotics the panacea for every ailment, that miracle supplement that helps with just about everything. And actually…it’s kind of true. While nothing will magically “fix” everything, our gut bacteria are the first line of defense for many of our body systems. Therefore, they’re connected to a surprisingly...

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Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

Are Probiotics Unnecessary?
Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of taking probiotics. At least that’s how it got covered in the media.<1>,<2> The real story is more nuanced. The review was led by Dr. Saman Khalesi of Central Queensland University in Australia...

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Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

From culinary and 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 lifeti...

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Apple Cider Vinegar: The Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Mocktail

Our apple cider vinegar isn’t like the others. Flora’s Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Shots and Drinks combine our ACV with traditionally detoxifying, freshly ground herbs. Burdock, sheep sorrel, turmeric, blessed thistle, and kelp combine with proven digestion and immunity boosting plants like ginger, elderberry, turmeric, and lemon for a rounded out and amplified apple cider vinegar wellness tonic. They come in conveniently-sized glass-bottled shot...

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