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Pregnancy & Iron's Importance in Every Stage

Pregnancy & Iron's Importance in Every Stage
You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! <1> When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with a healthy pregnancy and may even affect future pregnancies....

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Rosemary Skewers with Sweet & Citrusy Italian Dressing

Rosemary Skewers with Sweet & Citrusy Italian Dressing
Celebrate summer barbecues with veggies, infused with rosemary and drizzled with a citrusy Italian dressing. This simple sauce puts a healthy twist on classic Italian flavors with sweet orange in place of vinegar and Udo’s Oil in place of a commercial variety grain oil. The result is mellower than the typical store-bought variety and significantly healthier. We enjoyed it paired with grilled summer veggies and rosemary. With such simple everyd...

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How to Use Udo’s Oil

How to Use Udo’s Oil
Do you get enough healthy fat? Many people don’t consume enough, especially essential omegas. Omega-3, -6 and -9 oils are safe to use in meals for the whole family, not just smoothies! Udo’s Oil is a great way to balance a meal, make a snack more satisfying, or finish off a dish of any kind. How Much Udo’s Oil? Using 2 – 3 tablespoons daily seems to work well for most adults and children 10 years and older. Even babies can take Udo’s Oil on...

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Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops

Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops
For the kids and the kids at heart, try this electrolyte replenishing, oxygenating ice pop post-play. I’m fairly certain it’s well known that when we engage in physical activity, we lose important electrolyte minerals through sweat and exertion. To restore that fluid balance and help our muscles recover from exercise, beverages that contain these electrolytes are extremely important. Where do we get these electrolytes if not from Gatorade? Of co...

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Amazing Reasons to Use Manuka Honey

Amazing Reasons to Use Manuka Honey
Honey is a thing of wonder. According to some estimates, honey has been used as a food and medicine throughout 8,000 years of human history and culture, from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to practices of the Ayurvedic and TCM systems. As one of the longest standing ingredients in the arsenal of holistic human health, honey has a lot more to offer than a simple refined sugar substitute (though it’s perfect for that too!). Honey has been used ...

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Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free

Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free
This trail mix has kid-pleasing ingredients that are safe for school, daycare, and activities that do not allow peanuts or tree nuts. It is a well-balanced snack, offering a healthy dose of protein and complex carbs—the kind that supply significant energy and fiber—plus some filling fats. With flavors and textures kids will love (including their new favorite, Baobites) it is sure to be a hit. It is also made with moms in mind: rich in electr...

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Seriously Up Your Vitamin Intake with Epresat

Seriously Up Your Vitamin Intake with Epresat
Tablets and chewable vitamins often exit the body undigested, providing little benefit. Instead, soak up vitamins with our natural & traditional Epresat liquid multivitamin formula, perfect for adding to juice or smoothies. Chock full of vitamins A, B, C, D, and E This natural remedy helps support your immune system* and helps your body absorb and use the calcium, making you stronger and healthier. With blessed thistle herb, kola seed, kelp, an...

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Manuka Honey + Lavender Lemonade

Manuka Honey + Lavender Lemonade
Lemonade is timeless. It’s sweet, citrusy and there’s nothing that refreshes quite like it when the heat sets in. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with modifying the classic traditional lemonade recipe—made with lemons, sugar, and water—into something a little more sophisticated with a bit of lavender. And, while we’re at it, healthier. How Do We Make Mānuka Lavender Lemonade? To start, give this Mānuka Lavender Lemonade the essence o...

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Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away

Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away
A lot of folks look forward to vacation for months ahead of time, brightening the dark winter days with thoughts of summer fun ahead. Getting away from it all allows you to temporarily forget your never-ending to-do list, form lasting memories with your family, and return to your regular routine with a spring in your step. But as most of us learn the hard way, vacation doesn’t always live up to its promise. From the traffic jam you hit as ...

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Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right

Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right
Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clarity and mental energy, resolve some chronic neurological and energy disorders, and can even have metabolic advantages. While there are potential benefits, ‘going keto’ is not foolproof. It is often misunderstood and can create problems. The greater and swift...

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3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School

3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School
Most people take a multivitamin for the same reason: to fill in the gaps in their diet. That’s why we give our kids multis; while our diets aren’t perfect, theirs are worse. But did you know that giving your child a well-crafted multivitamin can offer concrete benefits too? Turns out, a daily multi helps your child in school in three important ways. A is for Attendance School can sometimes seem like a swap meet for the sniffles, especial...

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Manuka Honey + Mint + Lime Ice Pops

Manuka Honey + Mint + Lime Ice Pops
When the summer heat has got you down, there’s nothing like a freezing cold ice pop to keep you cool. And the secret is out: making ice pops in your own kitchen is easier and tastier than ever. To kick off the summer right, we set out to make these fresh and tangy mint & lime flavored ice pops, lightly sweetened with the awesome health benefits of mānuka honey packed inside. Read on to see why using Flora Mānuka Honey in these ice pops takes t...

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