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12 Tips to Maintain Fitness During Perimenopause

12 Tips to Maintain Fitness During Perimenopause
Midlife - when female athletes struggle most with fitness The slow weight gain of adulthood can be a motivator to take your exercise up a notch. But if you remember the big hair and waterfall bangs of the 80s, exercise might be getting more challenging. Being a female athlete means you have special needs, both nutritional and lifestyle-related, and these considerations become exponential as you race towards the finish line of your reproductive ...

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Nutrition and Wellness for Senior Cats & Dogs

Nutrition and Wellness for Senior Cats & Dogs
It makes sense, right? Senior pet food formulations are healthy for senior pets. Sounds good. But read this, from Dr. Karen Becker from Mercola.com “Neither AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) nor the National Research Council (NRC) provides guidelines for senior dog formulas. There is no distinction made between the nutritional requirements for adult dogs and those for senior dogs. As a result, the ingredients used in pet fo...

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Behind the Scenes with Flora’s BiologicVET® Pet Supplements

Behind the Scenes with Flora’s BiologicVET® Pet Supplements
Flora is proud to offer BiologicVET® pet supplements formulated for the unique make up of cats and dogs. These formulas feature a high concentration of nutrients and active ingredients, an organic powder delivery system, are free from PCBs, heavy metals (like mercury) and dioxins and are made at our Canadian GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified facility. Product Regulations For the Canadian market BiologicVET products are regulated ...

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The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health

The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health
How the Immune System Works The coordinated job of the immune system, including both our Adaptive and Innate functions, is to correctly differentiate between what is “self” and “not-self”. The immune system must identify what is a pathogen or toxin that we want to block, versus a beneficial compound that should get absorbed. This vital job is what allows us to mount a strong defense against bacteria and viruses but not overreact with alle...

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Elderberry and the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Elderberry and the SARS-CoV-2 Virus
We’ve been noticing lots of interest in our elderberry products over the past few months and wanted to respond to various concerns and misinformation being shared with respect to elderberry, the SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19, and immune health. This is a complex topic, but we wanted to share a few things to clarify. Elderberry has been shown in research to interfere with influenza viruses and support overall immune health. It has a long history of ...

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Veggilicious Donair with Pickled Turnips

Veggilicious Donair with Pickled Turnips
This recipe is perfect for spring. Not only is it hearty enough to fuel your outdoor activities and bursting with color and flavor, it is designed to promote cleansing and detoxification. This vegan donair recipe features powerhouse detox supporters like cruciferous veggies and beets (pickled turnip with Red Beet Crystals), turmeric, fiber, and greens (flax, lentils, and Green Blend/Beyond Greens), and alliums (onions and garlic). Below is ...

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Natural Remedies for Eye Health

Natural Remedies for Eye Health
Vision is arguably our most important sense. While eye health and risk of eye-related conditions that come with aging have a significant genetic component, we can still influence our eye health with diet to help slow or prevent the deterioration of our eyesight over time. Often called European blueberry, bilberry is closely related to American blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. It is the most commonly mentioned natural treatment for i...

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The Power of Elderberry

The Power of Elderberry
If you’ve made it this far into winter without you or someone you love being flattened by an immune challenge, you may be feeling victorious. Don’t celebrate just yet though. The peak season for winter gremlins is January-February and doesn’t end until April, meaning we’ve still got at least another month or two before we’re out of the woods. You’ve probably already got tissues and vitamin C stockpiled, but there’s another item you’ll want to add ...

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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them
Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an eld...

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