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Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid vitamin and mineral formula for the whole family

Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid vitamin and mineral formula for the whole family
Introducing: Daily and Kid’s Multi Essentials+, a liquid vitamin and mineral formula for the whole family A good, well-balanced diet should supply most of the essential nutrients we need to power us through the day and support our overall health. However, let’s be real, not everyone is able to or chooses to eat as well as they should all the time and it can be easier than we think to get sub-optimal amounts of key vitamins and minerals – especially...

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5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It

5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It
Previously published @onbetterliving  The last few years has seen a rise in incredible weight loss stories, with the before and after pics to prove it all over social media. And the credit has been going to one diet in particular: the ketogenic diet.  A high-fat, low-carb diet that was developed back in the 1920’s as a way to treat epilepsy, the purpose of the keto diet is to get your body to get into a state of ketosis and turn it into a fat burni...

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Do Kids Need Omegas?

Do Kids Need Omegas?
Kids Need Omegas! Yes, spoiler alert, kids do need omegas. To fuel their optimal growth and function, they need omegas more than most adults do. For busy caregivers with no time to read the whole article, jump to the Summary. O megas Help Brain and Body Function These special kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids include LA and AA (types of omega-6s), and ALA and DHA (types of omega-3s). These fatty acids combine to make fat molecules essential ...

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Getting the Most from Iron

Getting the Most from Iron
Many healthcare providers recommend taking an iron supplement if you’re low on this essential mineral. But unless you are diagnosed with anemia – the most severe stage of iron deficiency – you may not get much direction, or even a recommended dose from your doctor. Often people are not even sure if they should supplement, unless they are anemic, because they have heard that too much iron is dangerous. The results of living with a deficiency can...

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Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle

Elderberry Yogurt Drizzle
Ingredients 3 tbsp yogurt 1 tbsp Flora Elderberry Apple Cider Vinegar Drink 2 tsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp Elderberry Crystals 1/2 tsp sea salt Few cracks fresh pepper Instructions Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly incorporated. Serve chilled over salad. Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition is a nutritionist and lover of food from around the world. She’s passionate about making healthy, home cooked food accessible and appro...

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MCT Caesar Dressing

MCT Caesar Dressing
Creamy Caesar Dressing Notes This dressing is best made fresh at the time you wish to use it. Ingredients 1/2 cup Flora Organic MCT oil 1/4 cup hemp hearts 2 medium cloves garlic 1 tbsp. prepared Dijon mustard or 1 tsp dry mustard powder 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. salt Instructions Smash and peel the garlic, removing any green-tinged sprouts from the center, to prevent heartburn. Mince the garl...

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Vegan Omegas: Preserving Our Oceans & Brains

Vegan Omegas: Preserving Our Oceans & Brains
Flora Omega Brain+ supplies a true vegan replacement for fish oil. Omega Brain+ contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and is made from algae grown in stainless steel tanks on land. The algal oil is tested by Flora’s quality control for peroxide value (a measure of rancidity), fatty acid content, heavy metals, pesticides, microbiological contamination and algal toxins in order to ensure a pure a...

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Tasty & Easy Flax Dip

Tasty & Easy Flax Dip
This is a tasty, healthy, no-stress recipe to serve when people come over. The variety of tastes makes it a hit and will intrigue the palate to keep you coming back for more! It is so low-stress, it is more a loose suggestion than a recipe: Combine ingredients with pleasing flavors in proportions that suit you, top with flax oil, and serve. I recommend scooping it up with chunks of bread. Pick a loaf that is crusty on the outside and soft o...

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Manuka Honey & How to Use It

Manuka Honey & How to Use It
How to Choose, Eat, and Use Manuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of mānuka tree blossoms. Let’s find out how to eat it! The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Manuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of mānuka honey is to e...

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Making Our Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Making Our Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
Flora’s Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks come in four flavors to delight the senses. Enjoy the crisp tang of organic apple cider vinegar expertly blended with botanicals and spices like elderberry, ginger & lemon, turmeric & cinnamon, and red beet. These drinks are thoughtfully brewed in small batches using freshly ground ingredients blended with apple cider vinegar. The complex flavor of these digestive tonics is rounded out by adding seven...

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Staying Healthy Year-Round with Probiotics

Staying Healthy Year-Round with Probiotics
How Do We Know We Are Healthy? Truly good health is more than the absence of disease. Some signs of good human health include: Resilient respiratory system; few days sick with coughs, colds, or viruses <1>,<2> Good cognition and verbal fluency <3> Getting good, satisfying sleep <4> Well-formed, regular, comfortable elimination <5> Moderate stress response and good neuroplasticity <6> Abilit...

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"Fall" into a New Cleanse Routine

Summer 2019, at least in the northern hemisphere, is in the rearview mirror and autumn leaves are beginning to fall. As the seasons change, now is the perfect time for a cleanse and digestive tune-up before heading into the season of food temptation: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In early fall, our brain begins to signal some hormonal changes. Insulin resistance increases slightly. Our bodies begin to store a little more fat. Mill...

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