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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars
You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take u...

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Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products

Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products
It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-to-school supplements? Just like adults, kids need to be in tip-top shape to do their best work and be their best selves. Now’s the time to stock up on a few medicine cabinet staples to keep your kiddo ...

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PB & Elderberry Brownie Skillet

PB & Elderberry Brownie Skillet
That peanut butter and jelly flavor… in brownie form. Totally refined-sugar-free and high in both fiber and protein with the added benefit of Elderberry Crystals. Don’t wait for your birthday to make this. Half birthday, quarter birthday, Tuesday… all great occasions to make this skillet! <155>155> Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original h...

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Plants Can Make You Look and Feel Younger

Plants Can Make You Look and Feel Younger
Ponce de Leon clocked a lotta hours searching for that elusive fountain of youth. The problem was, he was looking in the wrong place. The fountain of youth isn’t in Florida…it’s in your garden! Here are five ways plants can help you look and feel more youthful: 1. Plants Have Your Back …and nearly every other part of your body. Name a body part, and chances are there’s a plant that helps keep it strong and healthy. Blueberries promote brain ...

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Elderberry Oatmeal & No'atmeal

Elderberry Oatmeal & No'atmeal
Supercharge your comforting bowl of oatmeal (or no'atmeal) and brighten your day with the addition of Flora Elderberry Crystals. This superfood bowl is a perfect way to bring you through winter: it supports your immune system against seasonal issues and provides purple-hued health-promoting antioxidants.* Simply prepare your oatmeal as normal, add a scoop or two of Elderberry Crystals, and stir to dissolve. You can sweeten and/or top it in your ...

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Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup
This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doorknob? It’s enough to make you want to retreat into your house with a bottle of sanitizer and stay inside until spring. Well, there is an alternative plan that might leave you and your family a little less...

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Onigiri & Pickled Ginger with Elderberry Crystals

Onigiri & Pickled Ginger with Elderberry Crystals
We are loving this DIY pickled ginger. It’s a no-fuss, no-cook, easy-peasy pickle. Pickled ginger, often called sushi ginger, is a warming and versatile complement to a variety of dishes, brightening up root veggies, buddha bowls, and our favorite, onigiri (rice balls). Unfortunately, it usually has artificial color, sugar, and aspartame. Not this homemade version! It’s a pickle fit for a cleanse! It’s a snap to make with just a handful of ingredie...

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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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Travel Healthy: Keep the Whole Family Well over the Holidays

Nothing spoils a holiday trip like feeling under the weather. Being hit with an immune challenge can make you want to crawl into bed while everyone else is lighting the menorah or trimming the tree. Luckily, we’ve got six tried-and-true tricks for keeping your whole family happy and healthy wherever you travel this holiday season. Wash your hands When you travel, you come into close contact with a lot of people in crowded conditions—and you touch w...

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Why Everyone Is Going Crazy for Elderberry

Elderberry has become super popular lately. Bottles of elderberry capsules line the health food store shelves, crafty moms are blogging about how to make your own elderberry syrup, and chefs are incorporating the dark purple berries into everything from crumbles to coulis. What’s so great about elderberries? They’re nutritious. Elderberries are packed with vitamin C, boasting a whopping 87 percent of the Daily Value (DV) in a one-cup serving of fre...

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Gut-Loving Water Kefir with Flora Elderberry Crystals

Why are more and more of us experiencing an imbalance in gut bacteria? The answer is complicated and very unique to the individual, but there are factors that contribute to a decreased microflora and ways to counteract this. The prevalent use of antibiotics, especially for a prolonged period of time, chronically, or starting from a young age have a huge impact on our gut bacteria. While antibiotics certainly have their place in the world of medici...

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Beat Seasonal Issues Before They Start

It’s that time of the year again! Our immune-boosting, organic Elderberry Crystals (US/CA) can keep you and your family from getting sick before it starts.* Between work and family duties, you and your loved ones can’t afford to let seasonal issues get a hold of you. Feeling that first sneeze beginning to take over? Stop your oncoming cold in its tracks by upping your vitamin C intake, amping up your herbal immune boosters, and pairing that with so...

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