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Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin

Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin
Do you remember when “face masks” were something you smeared on your face to soothe and soften it, not something you grab with your keys and wallet every time you leave the house? Let’s revisit those good old days, with a collection of DIY Mānuka honey-based skincare products. Honey is a popular ingredient for the skincare kind of face mask (the other kind not so much). But not all honey is the same. When bees in New Zealand sip the nectar of M...

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Celebrate Mothers

Celebrate Mothers
It’s May, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s been a long, strange year, and in many families, the person holding it all together has been Mom — whether she’s got little ones at home all day, every day or college kids who’ve flown back to the nest to attend school from their childhood bedrooms. Maybe a bouquet of roses or carnations isn’t gonna cut it this year. So, how can you honor the moms in your life? You can still buy t...

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Flora Quality Control and Ingredient Adulteration

If you feel like you’ve been guest-starring in Groundhog Day: Pandemic Edition for the past year+ and the days, weeks and months are all starting to bleed together, you’re not alone. It’s never been a better time to take your health and well-being seriously. It is springtime though and the weather is gorgeous, so after a leisurely walk you find yourself standing in the supplements section of your favourite, local store. The colours, fonts, images ...

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Love Your Mother (Earth)

In some countries, Earth Day is called Mother Earth Day. That’s a recognition that nature is our source, our wellspring. Without the Earth, we wouldn’t exist. That’s why we consider it a central part of our mission at Flora to delivery eco-friendly products from herbs that are grown, processed, and packaged in a sustainable way and to make our headquarters as green as possible. And to keep us focused on these goals, we have established an active H...

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Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?

Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?
Honey could very possibly be the earliest sweetener known to humankind and it has endured as a medicine in healing traditions from Slovenia to India. Honey is a go-to folk remedy for dyspepsia and was widely used for preventing infection and healing wounds before modern antibiotics were discovered in bread mold (not nearly as delicious a source of antibacterial goodness!). Now, with antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, lay people and scient...

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Elderberry Baked Pears

Elderberry Baked Pears
This delicious and elegant plant-based dessert infused with the goodness of organic, antioxidant rich elderberries and pears, this healthy dessert recipe will have you surprised at how easy it is to prepare. Delicious Mānuka Honey adds a boost of antimicrobial action while lending a hint of sweetness. Recipe & images: onbetterliving.com

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Festive Sweet & Salty Buckwheat Porridge

Festive Sweet & Salty Buckwheat Porridge
This warming and spiced breakfast comes together with three separate components: a hearty and nutrient dense porridge, perfectly caramelized pears cooked in a sweet and salty honey mixture, and finally, quick-toasted buckwheat with coconut and hemp hearts for a really satisfying crunch. It may sound like a lot to prepare, but it all comes together in under 30 minutes, and with the leftover toasted buckwheat, you’ll be topping breakfasts with it fo...

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Elderberry Lemonade

Elderberry Lemonade
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition 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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Spiced Manuka Golden Milk Ice Cream – A Healthy Treat

Spiced Manuka Golden Milk Ice Cream – A Healthy Treat
Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free This is the “Spiced Manuka Golden Milk” recipe originally from MindBodyGreen.com, with an ice cream twist! Coconut milk, turmeric, and manuka honey provide the foundation for this recipe. If you resist indulging in ice cream because you think it isn’t good for your health or immunity, this healthy ice cream solves that issue. It feels like a treat, with sweetness and spice to please the palate an...

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Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast for Busy Mornings

Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast for Busy Mornings
If you have kids, an easy breakfast is a MUST for those busy mornings, n’est ce pas? But wait, as the kids head back to school, there are more nourishing and satisfying choices available than a bowl of cold cereal, and some, like this kid-tested recipe for overnight oats, are just as simple and easy! Nutrients that help support learning and calm nerves are important in the first meal of the day. Kids who eat a good breakfast have better focus a...

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Healthy Strawberry Popsicles ft. Flora Mānuka Honey

It is summer in full force right now. I’m talking 90 degree days and hot sunshine. And I am loving it! I love to cool off with popsicles. But, I don’t really like buying popsicles at the store because of all the sugar they contain. So, I created these healthy strawberry popsicles. They are LITERALLY only three ingredients! Recipe by Rosemary Squires (@thehintofrosemary) a Registered Dietitian in upstate New York, focusing on holistic health and...

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Healthy Strawberry Smoothie Parfait with Chia Pudding

This healthy strawberry smoothie is such a great breakfast to make on a slow morning. But, if you are in a hurry and still want to make it, I would suggest adding +1 cup to everything to make it totally drinkable for an on the go breakfast. Another thing you can do is put it in a container with a sealing lid and it travels really well since the smoothie is so thick! Believe me, I have brought one of these to work and eaten it at my desk! Reci...

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