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Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: Focus on Turmeric and Burdock Root
Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric (Canada) aka Immune·Essence™ (USA) is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turmeric and burdock root ingredients. All in all, there’s more than 8 grams of herbs i...

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A Cleanse-Supporting Recipe: Herbal Sun Water

A Cleanse-Supporting Recipe: Herbal Sun Water
We’re often asked: what should we eat while doing a cleanse? Cleansing and detoxifying is an energy and nutrient intensive process. This is why we recommend you eat well and eat wisely when doing a cleanse. If you’ve kicked off the New Year with a cleanse or have committed to using Flor•Essence® regularly to support your overall health, it is important to include plenty of water throughout the day. The herbs in Flor•Essence® have diuretic prope...

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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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Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse

Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse
The change in seasons often inspires us to make a new start. What better way to start fresh than to do a cleanse? Some people are turned off by the idea of cleansing because it seems too extreme or harsh on the body. Plus, no one is a fan of spending hours chained to the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a gentle way to detoxify your system in one week. Let’s be clear what a cleanse is. The point of a cleanse is not to lose ...

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Kick off Spring with a Gentle Cleanse

Kick off Spring with a Gentle Cleanse
We’ve made it through the darker and colder winter months and it’s finally spring! The longer, warmer days are upon us and even our bodies are excited! It’s very common to reach for a cleanse in January, especially after all of that indulgent eating over the holidays. But that’s not what your body was looking for then. In the winter our bodies are working on preservation and maintenance. It’s a quiet process that you may not notice—but it’s ...

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The 3Fs - Cleansing in the New Year

The 3Fs - Cleansing in the New Year
It’s a new year and time for a new start. Lots of people embark on a cleanse in January. Some folks overdid it with the eggnog and gingerbread cookies during the holidays and they need a reset. (Sound familiar?) Others cleanse the first week of the new year because it’s a time for looking forward and resolving to take good care of yourself. (Carpe diem!) But whatever your reasons, a cleanse is not the same as a fast. You don’t have to starve yo...

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Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Are All the Rage - Should You Try Them?

Apple cider vinegar is the new “it” drink. Everyone from health bloggers to women’s magazines to Dr. Oz is raving about this buzzworthy health tonic. Even top celebs like actress Hillary Duff, Olympian gymnast Gabby Douglas, and pop star Katy Perry swear by the stuff. What’s all the fuss? A “new” old drink While it may be newly popular, drinking apple cider vinegar as a health tonic isn’t new at all. In fact, apple cider vinegar has been used to pr...

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The Liver's Role in Detox - How It Handles Toxins

The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins ...

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The Essence of Flora

The Essence of Flora
In 1992, Flora began producing Flor·Essence as an herbal cleansing tea. We didn’t know it at the time, but this was just the beginning of what has now become a popular line of liquid, herbal products that distill the essence of traditional herbal formulas that target different bodily systems to support their health and well-being. Flor·Essence: the original, gentle, whole body detox and cleansing tea Cardio·Essence: the cardiovascular syste...

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Flor-Essence vs. Essiac

Flor-Essence vs. Essiac
Flor-Essence® (CA/US) and Essiac®: two herbal cleanse formulas that are often referred to synonymously but in fact are made by different companies and are entirely different formulas. We often get asked about both of these formulas and find many customers are unsure of the differences. As a result, we wanted to respectfully point out some key differences and clear things up. Back in 1922, the Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, was given the names of eigh...

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How to make your detox less miserable

“I think I need to detox” is a popular statement I hear at this time of the year. With all of the extra alcohol and delicious treats we may indulge in, we can start to feel the need to do some inner deep cleaning. Or at least I do. I also find that full body detoxification is a little misunderstood. We tend to focus on our liver, but our body has many detoxification pathways and we need to support all of them. The main 3 pathways are the cells, liv...

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The Pain of UTIs

The Pain of UTIs
UTIs. The razorblade-like pain and the pressure…it’s just so uncomfortable. Many of us know these symptoms well; it is the second-most common infection in the body. 50% of woman will have at least one Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), and 20% will have more than one. Men, your risk of UTIs is much lower, but if you do get one they can be much more serious. The best medicine is preventative medicine. Keeping a balance of good bacteria in the body can h...

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