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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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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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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series

DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series
No matter what our age or our skin type, sometimes our skin can use a little help. Things like stress, too much sun and lack of sleep can make our skin look less than red carpet ready. What better way than a DIY face mask to beautify your way to glowing skin? There's no need to resort to products filled with artificial preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. Mānuka honey, a rising natural beauty superstar and “super” honey with enhanced hea...

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Popsicles Two Ways

Popsicles Two Ways
What better treat on a hot summer day than an ice-cold popsicle! Here I have two different flavors. The first is a fresh and tangy Creamy Berry & Lemon combo. The second is “PBBJ,” a play on everyone’s favorite PB&J, with an extra “B” for a twist! Dr. Tara’s passion is to inspire and empower others to experience the joy and richness of life. She embraces a holistic definition of health & wellness with a focus on lifestyle f...

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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 once ...

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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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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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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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3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research
A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even more r...

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Spirulina Verte Limonade

Spirulina Verte Limonade
Some days, nothing will fit the bill and quench your thirst quite like a refreshing, cold glass of lemonade. We’ve put a nourishing twist on this classic by adding a dash of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder. The result? A dark, delicious and nutrient-dense lemonade—or limonade in French—that’ll tantalize your tastebuds, satisfy your thirst, and give your body a healthful boost. <147>147> Serve with Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole at y...

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Vitamin C Manuka Honey Face Mask

Vitamin C Manuka Honey  Face Mask
This lovely golden face mask can brighten your day and your face. With manuka honey and natural vitamin C, it is so good you can eat it! Commercial vitamin C serums are wonderful for brightening skin and clearing up blemishes, but vitamin C is not stable in liquids for long periods of time. Therefore many beauty experts now suggest skipping the serums and adding vitamin C in the more stable dry powder form to your own homemade products, just pr...

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