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Mermaid Toast with Elderberry Waves

Mermaid Toast with Elderberry Waves
New year, same toast! Made these cream cheese waves using almond milk cream cheese mixed with Blue Majik and Flora Elderberry Crystals (US/CA) with the prettiest purplish hue. Adeline Waugh enjoys challenging the status quo by developing beautifully vibrant recipes using only the purest of real food ingredients. Find her on Instagram @vibrantandpure.

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Top Tips for Making Traveling a Breeze

Top Tips for Making Traveling a Breeze
There’s nothing better than getting away. Traveling back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing o...

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Elderberry to the Rescue This Winter!

It’s like a scene out of a horror movie: your child comes home from school sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. You know what’s coming next. This new cold will make its rounds through every family member… including you. And you really don’t have time for any of this. Fall and winter are busy! Unfortunately, they’re also prime time for colds and flu. It’s almost like these viruses take advantage of these busy times to throw a great big wrench into yo...

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The Gut and Immune Connection

Seasonal allergies are a just a part of life, right? Super common, everyone has them, just a fact of life…right? What if I told you that they’re not just an annoying part of life, that they’re actually relatively new for us. And, along with auto-immune conditions, they’re on the rise and the culprit might be our super clean lives. It might just be that clean and purified water you’re drinking, and/or the flushing toilet you have in the bathroom tha...

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You are what you eat…well, almost.

You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s right, but it’s only 1/3 of the story. We are what we eat, but only if we digest it properly. So I prefer this way of saying it; "We are what we eat, absorb, and assimilate”. The food we eat goes into our mouth and then we chew it…hopefully, unless you’re a super speed eater. Then it goes into our stomach and small intestine where it’s broken down further and absorbed. Then these nutrient...

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Enzymes vs. Probiotics and Why We Need Both

Enzymes vs. Probiotics and Why We Need Both
There’s much confusion as to what digestive enzymes are versus probiotics, since both play key roles in gut and digestive health. People ask all the time: Should I be taking probiotics or enzymes? If I take one, do I need the other? These questions are understandable! To answer these questions, we must first understand the basics of what each is. Let’s take a look. Digestive Enzymes 101 Digestive enzymes are non-living, protein-based molecules made...

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Manuka Smoothie Soother Recipe

Manuka Smoothie Soother Recipe
This Manuka Smoothie Soother recipe is key to your gut health and offers great immune support. Probiotics in this recipe can help you to break down your food easily and forget any discomfort, plus the combination of Manuka Honey and Adult Probiotic Blend offers double the immune support. <49>49>

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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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So You've Done a Cleanse...Now What?

So You've Done a Cleanse...Now What?
Many of us woke up on New Years Day feeling the after-effect of a month of indulgences. The tired, foggy, exhausted feeling that can inspire even the most dramatic dietary changes and cleanses. And now it’s a few months later and we’ve persevered. We’ve even enjoyed some of it (isn’t an evening mug of Flor-Essence (US/CA) surprisingly lovely?), and now what? Where do we go from here? How do we continue these great feelings of health and vitality in...

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Manuka Honey Parfaits - Recipe

Manuka Honey Parfaits - Recipe
Manuka Honey parfaits! So delicious and healthy, that they can be served either as a dessert or as a breakfast. Just as well it’s so simple and quick to make. Guaranteed high-quality manuka honey sustainably sourced from beehives in remote and pristine areas of New Zealand. MGO™ 30+ Manuka Honey has a naturally occurring minimum of 30 mg/kg methylglyoxal content which is responsible for the remarkable properties in manuka honey. <48>48>

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Athlete Spotlight - Damian Stoy

Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He's the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. "As you know, I'm a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I'm such a huge f...

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Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out!

Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out!
Probiotics for oral health: Udo’s Choice Super 5 stood out! Some probiotic products are directed at oral health; to reduce plaque, protect against cavities, promote gum health, or protect from sore throat, ear ache and bad breath. Probiotics support healthy yeast levels, including Candida levels, because they establish large, healthy populations of friendly bacteria that compete with harmful yeast trying to take up residence. This means that oral h...

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