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Staying Active During Pandemic Times

Staying Active During Pandemic Times
By Ellie Greenwood I’m sure like many of you, my exercise routine took a hit when social distancing and lockdown measures came into force in mid-March. I was no longer able to go swimming (an activity I use for cross training to supplement my running) and my twice weekly gym sessions were put on hold. At first I was at a real loss of how to work around these restrictions and was concerned that my training would be compromised, but as with any...

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The Dirty Fat Chai

The Dirty Fat Chai
Part eccentric statement, part delicious beverage. It’s 2019 and we are over our fear of fat and dirt! A dirty chai latte, says the former barista, is a chai latte with espresso. What’s a dirty fat chai? It’s even better, as it includes organic medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil sourced ethically from coconuts. Dirty Fat Chai  Persons 2Cook Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 5 minutes Notes Espresso can be substituted with ¼ cup drip coffee or ¼ cup ...

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"Fall" into a New Cleanse Routine

Summer 2019, at least in the northern hemisphere, is in the rearview mirror and autumn leaves are beginning to fall. As the seasons change, now is the perfect time for a cleanse and digestive tune-up before heading into the season of food temptation: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In early fall, our brain begins to signal some hormonal changes. Insulin resistance increases slightly. Our bodies begin to store a little more fat. Mill...

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Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse

Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse
The change in seasons often inspires us to make a new start. What better way to start fresh than to do a cleanse? Some people are turned off by the idea of cleansing because it seems too extreme or harsh on the body. Plus, no one is a fan of spending hours chained to the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a gentle way to detoxify your system in one week. Let’s be clear what a cleanse is. The point of a cleanse is not to lose ...

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Have a Healthy Father's Day

Have a Healthy Father's Day
Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing the birth of my...

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A Holistic Approach to Cleansing

A Holistic Approach to Cleansing
Cleanses and detoxes are both celebrated and vilified. Part of the problem is that a lot of different products and practices and health goals get lumped under this umbrella of “cleansing”. “Cleansing” should not be code for “weight loss”—although it may happen for some people as part of the process—and “detox” does not have to mean you’re chained to the toilet as a stimulant laxative goes through your intestines like WD-40 through an engine. T...

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Refreshing Drinks with Flora Apple Cider Vinegar

Better Living created three refreshing drink recipes featuring Flora Apple Cider Vinegar, one for each unique blend. Hot Detox Chai Tea Ingredients 1 bag Flora Rooibos Chai Tea 1/4 cup Flora Turmeric + Cinnamon Apple Cider Vinegar Flora Manuka Honey or organic raw honey cinnamon stick (optional) Boil hot water in a kettle. Pour hot water over the chai tea and steep for 3-4 minutes. Add Apple Cider Vinegar. Sweeten to taste...

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Healing Teas from Around the World

Flora would not be complete without our herbal teas. It’s in our DNA as a company—it’s in our name even! Our herbal healing teas are sourced from around the world and from a variety of medicinal traditions spanning Ayurvedic, Chinese, European, and First Nations herbal formulas. These herbs are rigorously tested for identity, purity, and quality and every batch is taste-tested by our quality control team. Our line covers single herbs like peppermi...

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How I (Quickly) Became a Run Commuter

Chances are, like most of society in the 21st century, you’re simply too busy. Finding time for the things that need to get done is hard to do, let alone your own personal time. If you’re a runner like me, making time to squeeze in the miles can be challenging. But we all know that it makes us happier and healthier. Plus, it’s an essential part of working towards time and distance goals. I recently started a Ph.D. program in Applied Economics; an...

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Getting Back on Track with Your Resolutions

Getting Back on Track with Your Resolutions
When you feel it’s time for a change, there’s sometimes the mentality to “go big or go home.” While that’s great in theory, resolutions to make large changes to lifestyle, diet, or fitness out of the blue often set you up for failure as they are too difficult to execute over the long term. Since your body is an interconnected machine, making a few small changes can radically change how you look and feel in 2018. Instead of the big resolution all at...

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Let’s Rethink Our Normal Cleanse

It’s a new year and with that can come a whole list of resolutions. Is one of your goals to dive into a cleanse to clean out your system after a few days (or weeks…) of a little too much junk food and drinks? Or do you just want to clean up your diet a bit but struggle to figure out what to do? It’s a common problem. We have the best of intentions, and then our busy lives get in the way. We’d like to eat healthier or do more meal planning, but it ...

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It's Tea Time with Flora's Fall Favorites

Ah, fall: that time of the year that calls for warmer sweaters, time spent by the fire with friends and family, and a warm cup of tea to fight off that November weather. Get in the spirit while enjoying some seasonal herbal favorites that will give you all the fall feels. Our Cranberry Rooibos (US/CA) blend is chock full of powerful antioxidants and fall spices to help you relax. The mixture of Lemon Ginger and Echinacea (US/CA) is perfect for ward...

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