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Establishing a Healthy Foundation and 12 Signs of a Weak Nutritional Foundation

Establishing a Healthy Foundation and 12 Signs of a Weak Nutritional Foundation
Establishing a Healthy Foundation and 12 Signs of a Weak Nutritional Foundation In this article: What nutrients do we need to develop and maintain a healthy body? What signs show that the body is missing vitamins or minerals? What is the simplest way to cover your health bases?   A Healthy Nutritional Foundation What sets kids up for a healthy life and ensures that adults age gracefully, maintaining cognitive and physical function? Getting all the ...

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Flor-Essence with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential

Flor-Essence with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential
Flor-Essence with Turkey Tail and Turmeric: A Fall Essential When you hear the words “turkey tail,” it’s natural to think of the plume of feathers on November’s bird of honor. But Turkey Tail, so named because of its similarity to the real thing, is a mushroom with immune-boosting powers. And in the fall, when everyone from your little ones to your seatmate on the bus seems to be a walking cootie factory, that’s something we could all use. Which is...

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Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily

Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily
Health Benefits of Taking a Probiotic Daily As previously posted at onbetterliving.com It’s wild to think about, but each of our guts are home to about 100 trillion microbes, that includes about 1000 strains of bacteria, that can weigh up to  5 pounds (1).  While the word “bacteria '' doesn't necessarily drum up warm and cozy feelings, most of these invisible critters are there to help us. In fact, researchers are learning just how critical this i...

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Building Cellular Immunity with Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric

Building Cellular Immunity with Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric
Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric 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. Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom prized for its immunomodulating effects. Polysaccharides and polyphenols in turkey tail support immune health by stimulating a varie...

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Daily Immune Shot

Daily Immune Shot
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 approachable for everyone. She hosts workshops in her home town, Kelowna, sees clients and works as a recipe developer and food photographer.

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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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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars
You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take u...

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Back to School Immune Health for Kids

Back to School Immune Health for Kids
The September back-to-school period invokes a unique blend of feelings for both parents and children: excitement, anticipation, and butterflies, with novelty, planning, and growth all in the mix. More time indoors, crowded rooms of kids, and cooler weather can also present challenges to our immune systems though. The first two weeks back to school in September often involve a spike in colds/upper respiratory tract infections1. The infection rate c...

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Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products

Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products
It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-to-school supplements? Just like adults, kids need to be in tip-top shape to do their best work and be their best selves. Now’s the time to stock up on a few medicine cabinet staples to keep your kiddo ...

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Plants Can Make You Look and Feel Younger

Plants Can Make You Look and Feel Younger
Ponce de Leon clocked a lotta hours searching for that elusive fountain of youth. The problem was, he was looking in the wrong place. The fountain of youth isn’t in Florida…it’s in your garden! Here are five ways plants can help you look and feel more youthful: 1. Plants Have Your Back …and nearly every other part of your body. Name a body part, and chances are there’s a plant that helps keep it strong and healthy. Blueberries promote brain ...

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Elderberry Oatmeal & No'atmeal

Elderberry Oatmeal & No'atmeal
Supercharge your comforting bowl of oatmeal (or no'atmeal) and brighten your day with the addition of Flora Elderberry Crystals. This superfood bowl is a perfect way to bring you through winter: it supports your immune system against seasonal issues and provides purple-hued health-promoting antioxidants.* Simply prepare your oatmeal as normal, add a scoop or two of Elderberry Crystals, and stir to dissolve. You can sweeten and/or top it in your ...

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Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup
This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doorknob? It’s enough to make you want to retreat into your house with a bottle of sanitizer and stay inside until spring. Well, there is an alternative plan that might leave you and your family a little less...

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