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Swedish Bitters for Digestion

Swedish Bitters for Digestion
Bitter is not always the most popular taste for people to seek out. As a result, bitter foods are often lacking in our diets yet they’re so important to healthy digestion. Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, dark cocoa, dark roasted coffee, dandelion greens, artichoke and some beers like stout and India Pale Ale are some examples where you’ll find the bitter taste. So why do we need bitters and what are their benefits? Bitters prime t...

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Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend

Indigestion Relief: Why Enzymes Are Your Gut’s Best Friend
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about digestion until it’s giving you trouble. Frequently, the cause of indigestion is overeating, like when you’re immobilized on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, wondering why you had three servings of mashed potatoes. (Hint: maybe don’t do that.) But sometimes it’s not foods that cause indigestion. Sometimes, the problem is more systemic. Before we get into that, it helps to consi...

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Swedish Bitters Summer Cocktails

Celebrating a blood sugar friendly, digestion aiding cocktail for the weekend! This one is perfect for sweltering summer evenings after a big meal. It incorporates Flora Swedish Bitters (US/CA) which stimulate bile flow, stomach acid secretion, and aid in peristalsis of digestion! Spoiled this week in the presence of my beautiful and loving extended family, gathering around the kitchen collaborating on dinners and chatting until late. My two favori...

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Probiotics, Bitters, and Enzymes for a Better Boxing Day

Too much turkey? Yeah, we feel you. Try as we might, every year overindulging and the holidays go hand in hand. If you’re like us, you might need a little extra help to get your digestion back on track. Our line of probiotics (US/CA), bitters (US/CA), and enzymes (US/CA) is just the thing your body needs to fight off that holiday bloat. You'll be out of your food coma in no time! If there’s one player you want on your belly’s team in 2018, it’s pro...

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The Liver's Role in Detox - How It Handles Toxins

The root of the word liver is, in fact, live. This is no wonder considering the importance of the work it does for us. In the liver, toxins get their chemical makeup altered so we can eliminate them. The liver acts as a bodyguard, identifying bad guys and disarming them. This process, called detoxification, happens only in the liver. Detox has two phases. Both depend on nutrients. Phase I, oxidation, uses over 100 special enzymes. It turns toxins ...

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Overindulged? Take Some Bitters!

‘Tis the season of button-popping overindulgence. It’s so hard to stop eating when there are delicious food temptations everywhere! No matter how much willpower we have, we’ll usually feel overfull at some point this month. Fortunately, there is an unsung hero that can be your best friend when your pants start digging in: Digestive bitters! Oh, that bitter flavor. It’s something we frequently shy away from, but it can play an important role in our...

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Instructions for a Happy Gallbladder

Instructions for a Happy Gallbladder
Have you ever thought about your gallbladder when you last sat down to your favorite meal? No? Well, you’re not alone. This friend to our digestive system is commonly forgotten. Your gallbladder’s job is to store bile, which is made by the liver. And bile plays a big role in our digestion. It’s main job is to emulsify fat, but it also contains any fat soluble toxins the liver wants removed from the body. Emulsifying fat is a super important part o...

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