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Omega-3s and Heart Health

Omega-3s and Heart Health
Omega-3 fatty acids have a reputation for being ‘heart healthy’ and ‘supporting cardiovascular health’. If you’ve ever wondered how they do it or what exactly that all means, this is the blog post for you. First, let’s define our terms. What are omega-3s? They’re a group of fatty acids essential to good health. The key ones are: Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Having enough of these ...

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How Rosy Has Improved My Health

How Rosy Has Improved My Health
Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Join us as we follow Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics over the next 6 months. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend to your family du...

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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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Why Whole Food Sourced Vitamin C is the Best Source

Why Whole Food Sourced Vitamin C is the Best Source
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that many plants and animals can manufacture from their own glucose stores. Unfortunately for us humans, we’re not one of the mammals that comes with our own built in vitamin C factories. That means we need to ensure we’re getting enough from our diet. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects bodily tissues from oxidative damage. It is also involved in several important enzymatic reactions, including the crea...

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Strawberry Yogurt Pops

Strawberry Yogurt Pops
Okay, so I'm gonna be real for a minute. Being a baker is really fun, however, being a FIT baker is another story altogether. I have struggled with my cholesterol and weight for as long as I can remember. I am not one of those people who can eat all the brownies and still look svelte and maintain under 200 on the lipids panel... So, I find as many ways as possible to incorporate healthy foods into my lifestyle. To keep it fun and cool in the...

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The Top 8 Herbs To Support Cellular Health

The Top 8 Herbs To Support Cellular Health
The cells of our body are often referred to as the ‘’building blocks of life.’’ You have over 200 different types of cells that, when combined together, make up the different areas of your body including your muscles, bones, and organs. They are responsible for taking in and converting nutrients into energy and keeping your body functioning properly. Your body contains close to 37.2 trillion cells – not including the bacteria in our microbiome ...

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Your Pet’s Joint and Ligament Health

Your Pet’s Joint and Ligament Health
I’ve seen firsthand how a beloved pet’s mobility and enjoyment of life is impacted by ligament tears. As dogs age and signs of degenerative joint and ligament ‘wear and tear’ from an active life start to appear, they start doing less and have more difficulty with basic daily activities. Because dogs can’t communicate with language how they are feeling and often have high pain thresholds, we have to watch for early signs of joint and ligament issue...

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Beautiful Skin for Life with EPO – The “Insider” Secrets for an Inside-Out Approach

Beautiful Skin for Life with EPO – The “Insider” Secrets for an Inside-Out Approach
This isn’t a typical “Top ten rules for beautiful skin” list. I want great skin that is smooth, even, and healthy, beautiful skin that glows with or without makeup. There is nothing wrong with aging, I just want to age well. When my skin is irritable or overreacts, my mood mirrors that. Great skin helps me feel great. If you’re like me, you’ve tried tips like drink water, sleep, and eat healthy fats and were not blown away by the results. ...

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Amazing Reasons to Use Manuka Honey

Amazing Reasons to Use Manuka Honey
Honey is a thing of wonder. According to some estimates, honey has been used as a food and medicine throughout 8,000 years of human history and culture, from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to practices of the Ayurvedic and TCM systems. As one of the longest standing ingredients in the arsenal of holistic human health, honey has a lot more to offer than a simple refined sugar substitute (though it’s perfect for that too!). Honey has been used ...

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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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Why You’re Not Getting as Much Iron as You Think

Why You’re Not Getting as Much Iron as You Think
You may think that as long as you’re not a vegetarian, you’re probably getting enough iron. After all, meat is full of iron. If you dig into a juicy burger or savory steak a few times a week, that should be enough, right? Wrong. You need a lot of the stuff The Daily Value for iron for adults, teens, and children four-years and older is 18 mg a day. And, ladies, if you’re expecting a baby or nursing your little one, it’s even higher: 27 mg a ...

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Herbified Apple Cider Vinegar - Just What Your Wellness Routine Needs

For millennia, people have been using liquid preparations of herbal roots, leaves, and flowers to drink themselves healthy. With good reason: liquid tonics are quick to act, easy to assimilate and absorb by the body, and simple to take. With 60 years’ experience in herbal liquid tonics and teas, our newest product is right in line with that tradition. Our herbified Apple Cider Wellness Tonics (US/CA) are a serious upgrade to the classic formula for...

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