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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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Get Cooking With Our Premium Organic Culinary Oils!

Pumpkin spice lattes may be the undisputed king of fall flavors, but we all know they aren’t exactly the best for you. So if you’re looking to get a taste of the season, but still want to keep in line with your healthy self, we’ve got just the thing to help you embrace October. Say hello to our new fave: Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA)! Besides being straight delicious drizzled over everything from a seasonal butternut squash soup or mixed into your favor...

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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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Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?

Beauty and the Beastly Low-Fat Diet – is Eating Low-Fat Aging You?
I believe that low-fat living is really the pits for our skin and aging. Here’s why: When fat comes out of foods, sugar is used to replace flavor and moisture. Sugar, especially fructose, creates Advanced Glycation End Products, a factor in aging. It stops collagen from doing its thing. Essential fats protect against UV sun damage. Omega-3 modulates the UVR-induced inflammatory response in the skin. We all know smoking is terrible for your s...

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Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis

Probiotics, or “beneficial bacteria that confer a health benefit” (catchy right?), have been one of the fastest growing market segments for dietary supplements and health products of late and have also been receiving a lot more research attention. Pub Med shows there have been nearly 1400 research papers published in 2016 alone on the topic. Most people know probiotics as supporting digestive and immune health. One of the more recent areas of inter...

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Do Omega-6 Fatty Acids Cause Inflammation?

Robert Dadd is the Product Information Manager at Flora. His interest in herbs and health began in university and was further influenced by several years of work and travel throughout India, Nepal, Indonesia, and Japan. He has completed a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University and completed 3 years of study with Dominion Herbal College resulting in a Master Herbalist diploma. His areas of interest include research into adaptogens, “sattv...

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