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Astaxanthin: An Anti-Aging, Antioxidant Powerhouse

Astaxanthin: An Anti-Aging, Antioxidant Powerhouse
Astaxanthin: An Anti-Aging, Antioxidant Powerhouse At Flora we’ve been proud distributors of Gandalf products for over 7 years now. Gandalf is a Canadian brand from the company VieSun, which has been around in the province of Quebec since 1994. They specialize in nutritional and therapeutic vegan products like spirulina, chlorella and astaxanthin. Gandalf Astaxanthin™ is a pure, natural, carotenoid antioxidant derived from the Haematococcus pluvial...

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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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14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes

14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes
14 Signs You May Benefit From Taking Digestive Enzymes As previously posted on onbetterliving.com If you don’t think your digestion is at its best, taking a digestive enzyme supplement before each meal may reduce symptoms like gas and bloating while helping you to absorb more nutrients. Having truly healthy digestion isn’t just about getting through a meal without feeling like our stomach is burning or it tripled after we've eaten. And there’s a l...

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A comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula!

A comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula!
A comprehensive, vegan, liquid bone health formula! At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are expected to suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis at some point in their lives. This is a sobering fact compounded by the fact that by age 40, our bone building years are largely behind us and a slow, gradual decline is on the horizon. Fortunately, we can be proactive with diet, supplements, and exercise to mineralize and build bone density while we ca...

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5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It

5 Amazing Benefits of MCT Oil and the Best Ways to Use It
Previously published @onbetterliving  The last few years has seen a rise in incredible weight loss stories, with the before and after pics to prove it all over social media. And the credit has been going to one diet in particular: the ketogenic diet.  A high-fat, low-carb diet that was developed back in the 1920’s as a way to treat epilepsy, the purpose of the keto diet is to get your body to get into a state of ketosis and turn it into a fat burni...

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Who’s Making Your Mānuka?

Who’s Making Your Mānuka?
How Flora Mānuka Honey Supports the Native Māori of New Zealand Chances are you’ve heard of a special kind of honey that comes from New Zealand, made from the blossoms of the mānuka tree. Mānuka honey is all the rage right now because it has some pretty cool properties no other honey does. Have you ever wondered who makes your mānuka honey (besides the bees, of course)? The answer: it depends on who you buy your honey from. Your money can ...

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2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie

2 Easy Ways to Boost Your Pre-Workout Smoothie
It can be tricky to eat just the right thing before your workout. Your snack has got to have enough calories to give you the fuel you need but not so much that it weighs you down. Your performance provisions should have a good ratio of protein to healthy carbs to help you operate at your best. Enter smoothies. These liquid dynamos may be the ideal pre-workout food: they’re quick, light, and yummy. Plus, smoothie recipes are flexible, so it’s super...

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10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional

10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional
It is not so much an issue of knowledge but of habits, convenience, and support systems. That’s why even if you ‘know better’, a nutritionist or accountability coach can help you. When not to see a nutrition professional We are not the people to see if you are experiencing an acute issue—say a stroke or trauma—or during a mental health emergency. Why not to see a nutrition professional See a primary care practitioner to get a diseas...

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Barbecue Recipe Biohacks from Flora’s Nutritionist

Barbecue Recipe Biohacks from Flora’s Nutritionist
Nutrition is a field that requires constant learning. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I engage in continuing education to maintain my certification as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner. In the Product Information department, we are passionate about having accurate information so we can best serve the people we speak with every day. I read studies by day, and I read everything I can at home....

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10 Things Every Holistic Nutritionist Wishes Their Clients Knew

1. Health isn't punishment. We don’t want to take away every food you love. Try to add, don’t subtract. Healthify a favorite recipe. Add greens to tomato sauce or omegas to oatmeal. Add activity to holiday festivities. 2. Nutrition doesn’t have to be insanely complicated. Add some protein to breakfast. Get veggies and fiber at lunch. Start dinner with a salad. Easy! 3. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Easy does it. The daily choice...

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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

Brain Fuel for Going Back to School
Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a st...

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children to the emergency room as a decad...

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