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4 Rules for a Healthy “V”

4 Rules for a Healthy “V”
Some call it a magical and mysterious place, and others are simply mystified by its complexities. Our “V”s are really amazing organs, but most of us don’t quite know how to treat them as well as they deserve. The most important thing to know is that it’s pretty much self-sustaining. We only need to do a few things to keep it happy and healthy. But for those of you who have dealt with a vaginal infection, you know that it will show its unhappiness l...

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The Dreaded Yeast Infection

The Dreaded Yeast Infection
Itching, burning, and uncomfortable. A yeast infection is one of the most common conditions that no one wants to talk about. So many of us are suffering, and we’re suffering in silence. Let’s change that! 3 out 4 woman will experience a yeast infection in their lifetime and ½ of all woman will experience more than one. Men, you get them too! 15 – 20% of men carry yeast, although most don’t have any symptoms…but you could be unknowingly passing this...

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Employee Spotlight - Gerardo Quiroz

Here at Flora, we feel as though we’re all one big family. Some of us are new to the company while others have been here for 20+ years. We each bring a unique set of qualities to the company. Therefore, we thought we’d post an employee spotlight from time to time so our subscribers can get to know our employees a little better. Name: Gerardo Quiroz What is Your Role at Flora?: Corporate Operations Manager. I make sure Flora has expansion capabi...

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Human Adapted Probiotics? What?

Human Adapted Probiotics? What?
Probiotics may be invisible to the naked eye but they’ve been dominating product formulations, industry news, supplements research, and consumer demand for the past few years. The more you’ve read about them, the more you may have come across phrases like “human adapted” or “human strain”. What does this actually mean though? Is this just marketing-speak for “diaper sourced”? Thankfully not! Human adapted is a real selling feature and advantage for...

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Athlete Spotlight - Heather "Anish" Anderson

Photo credit: Adam Walker New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Anish Hikes (Heather Anderson). She has set the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She's kind of our hero. You can learn more about her in the athlete spotlight below. Full Name: Heather Anderson Nickname: Anish Birthday: 7/11/1981 Age I am: 35 Age I feel: Ageless My occupation: Personal Trainer and Public Speaker What...

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Buying a Great Probiotic

Buying a Great Probiotic
Getting the most benefit from your probiotic means finding a researched, tested, guaranteed viable, safe, and pure product. Speak to the source, and know what to look for. 1. Look online or in-store. In-store, my choice is to head to the cooler. 2. Consider packaging. Insulation from moisture, heat, and light? If not, none of the rest matters! Protect them: bottles of thick dark glass with metal lids, stuffed with rayon and desiccant pouches are b...

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Clean Green Super Sauce

Clean Green Super Sauce
Adding more healthy fats into your diet triggers the release of new fresh bile from the liver. This helps your body to flush old, stagnant bile and any fat-soluble toxins trapped with it! Cilantro and parsley are traditionally used to help remove heavy metals. Together this is one amazing sauce! Do not omit the salt – in winter it is important to combine greens with salt to keep the right electrolyte balance in the body. <43> Adapted from Pin...

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Detox Phase 1 & 2 and Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup Recipe

Detox Phase 1 & 2 and Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup Recipe
There are two major detoxification pathways inside the liver cells, which are called the Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification pathways. If Phase 2 cannot keep up with Phase 1, illness can ensue, because the products of Phase 1, although a step towards removal, can be toxic. Phase 1 To put it simply, this pathway converts a toxic chemical by various chemical reactions, and during this process free radicals are produced which, if excessive, can damage...

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What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse

What to Eat When on a Winter Cleanse
A winter cleanse can reduce our toxic burden and leave us feeling fabulous! Below are guidelines for a happy detox. They include; Pick the right winter cleanse program What to avoid What to include Troubleshooting tips Here we go! Pick the right winter cleanse: Is it right for the climate? Unless you are sunbathing on vacation, stick to a warming approach –> teas, soups and broths, cooked veggies. Why: Foods from different climates hav...

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Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis

Probiotics, or “beneficial bacteria that confer a health benefit” (catchy right?), have been one of the fastest growing market segments for dietary supplements and health products of late and have also been receiving a lot more research attention. Pub Med shows there have been nearly 1400 research papers published in 2016 alone on the topic. Most people know probiotics as supporting digestive and immune health. One of the more recent areas of inter...

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Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Udo's Oil

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Udo's Oil
Every resident chef (yeah, you!) needs go-to recipes that are delicious, simple, and—most importantly—made with real, fresh ingredients, and zero questionable ones. Using Udo’s Oil 3•6•9 Blend (US/CA), nourish the ones you love with this delicious Tomato & Basil Bruschetta, perfect for holiday entertaining! Udo’s Oil is plant-based (fish-free), sustainable, organic, and non-GMO...clean eating at its best! <39>39>

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Healthful Inspiration for the Holidays - Go Beyond Bars

Looking for something delectable to wow your co-workers at the office holiday party? A quick appy to whip up for that potluck you forgot about? Or a healthy treat to fuel you through holiday shopping, gift wrapping, and beyond? This holiday recipe fits the bill, healthfully, whatever the occasion. Go BEYOND BARS: No-bake. Full of fiber. Promote good sleep and immunity. Provide plenty of protein and greens! <38>38>

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