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Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly
  Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve...

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Immune Health Begins in the Gut

Immune Health Begins in the Gut
You know how important a healthy immune system is to keeping you well. But have you ever wondered exactly where your immune systems is? If you know a bit about physiology, you might answer the spleen, the lymph glands, or the bone marrow. All these answers are right. But the motherlode of the immune system is in your gut. Wait, did you say my gut? Yep, that’s right. Your GI tract houses up to 80 percent of your immune cells. It’s their main ...

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Travel Care Probiotic: A Holiday Travel Essential

Travel Care Probiotic: A Holiday Travel Essential
The holidays are just around the corner, and in a normal year, that means travel for loads of people. Of course, this year is different, as the pandemic has put a kink in the travel plans of many a family. In fact, a new report says 21 percent of those who would normally travel for the holidays are planning on staying put this year. But 39 percent are still making the trip.<1> If this is your first long-distance trip in a long time, you m...

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The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality

The Synergy of Refrigerated Probiotics and Fiber: Benefits for Digestive Health, Metabolism and Sleep Quality
Probiotics, those microscopic, beneficial bacteria, continue to be one of the biggest trends in dietary supplements. Sometimes it seems they’re showing up everywhere: yogurt, drinks, bars, gums, sachets, capsules! Some of the best probiotic formulations are definitely the full potency, refrigerated capsules though. Flora’s refrigerated probiotic line contains a wide spectrum of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, with guaranteed potency at time of ma...

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Flora Product Insights: Shelf-Stable Probiotics

Flora Product Insights: Shelf-Stable Probiotics
Shelf-stable probiotics offer the promise of digestive and immune support on-the-go. As their name implies, shelf-stable probiotics are stable outside of the refrigerator, making them ideal to include in your future travel plans. Flora’s line consists of Women’s Care, Complete Care and Travel Care. What’s special about them that makes them shelf-stable though? The first aspect is that the probiotic strains themselves are more resilient at room...

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The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health

The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health
How the Immune System Works The coordinated job of the immune system, including both our Adaptive and Innate functions, is to correctly differentiate between what is “self” and “not-self”. The immune system must identify what is a pathogen or toxin that we want to block, versus a beneficial compound that should get absorbed. This vital job is what allows us to mount a strong defense against bacteria and viruses but not overreact with alle...

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Coconut Yogurt

Coconut Yogurt
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 and visit her website at VibrantAndPure.com.

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Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down

Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down
A return to comforting routine We do what we can to stay healthy at this time of year. The beginning of the year may naturally bring our focus inward, to taking care of ourselves and our families. I use the power of routine to make staying well easy. I am grateful for the convenience of probiotics to support my family’s gut health, and root veggie recipes to ground us. The natural rhythm of the season also favors sleep. Starting the year on...

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Making Healthy Eating Easy

Making Healthy Eating Easy
5 Types of Food You Should Be Eating Regularly Healthy eating can be puzzling when nutritional advice changes all the time. The good news is you don’t need to go on the latest fad diet to eat well. (In fact, you probably shouldn’t!) Just make sure to include these five rock stars of nutrition in your diet on the regular, and you’ll be ahead of the game. 1. Faithful Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are some of the hea...

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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behi...

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Staying Healthy Year-Round with Probiotics

Staying Healthy Year-Round with Probiotics
How Do We Know We Are Healthy? Truly good health is more than the absence of disease. Some signs of good human health include: Resilient respiratory system; few days sick with coughs, colds, or viruses <1>,<2> Good cognition and verbal fluency <3> Getting good, satisfying sleep <4> Well-formed, regular, comfortable elimination <5> Moderate stress response and good neuroplasticity <6> Abilit...

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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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