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Add More Superfoods to Your Everyday

Remember when your mom and grandma told you to “Eat more greens?” Well guess what, they were right! Thousands of published scientific studies from around the world have confirmed the healthy wisdom of what mom and grandma always said. And that’s not all! Now the latest research also tells us to eat the blues, the […]

A Dynamic Duo for Good Gut Health

Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, stated that “All disease begins in the gut.” While this may not be 100% true, your gut bacteria and the integrity of your gut lining strongly affects your health. Good digestive health is essential for many things, including:

Nutrient absorption
Immune function
Detoxification
Chemical and […]

Better Together: Vitamin D3 and K2

Calcium isn’t the only bone building star in the spotlight anymore! Vitamin D3 and K2 are the dynamic duo that keep our bones, heart, and immune system happy and healthy.

Vitamin D3 and K2 alone are superstars in their own right, but when paired together they work to support the absorption and utilization of calcium and […]

Demystifying Kombucha

What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains living cultures, known to help aid digestion. 

What does it taste like?
Kombucha is a cultured beverage, so it does have a tangy taste similar to an apple cider vinegar. Our taste buds are so used to sugary drinks that the tart and slightly biting taste of Kombucha […]

Defend Yourself This Season!

Humankind has been troubled throughout history by the viral infection known as the common cold, but rarely has it and viruses like the flu received as much attention as they do today. On average, Canadian adults contract between 2 – 5 colds each year, with an 85% chance of experiencing at least one within that […]

What is D-mannose?

D-mannose is a simple sugar found in foods like cranberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Small amounts of D-mannose are also found in the body. When extracted for medicinal uses, it yields a white powder that is mildly sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste. D-mannose is well known as a supplement that helps reduce the risk […]

Vitamin C: The Perfect Support

When most think of Vitamin C, images of citrus fruits, chewable tablets and drink packets tend to come to mind. Humans are unable to produce their own vitamin C and as such, we should give a little more attention to this essential nutrient.

Immune Health

Studies show that Vitamin C will accumulate in various types of immune […]

Boosting Immunity at the Cellular Level

Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence® formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric.

Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom prized for its immunomodulating effects. Polysaccharides  and polyphenols in […]

A Deep Dive into Krill Oil

What exactly is krill oil? The word “krill” is Norwegian and means ‘small fry of fish’, but krill are not actually fish at all. These small, shrimp-like crustaceans really pack a punch for human health! Krill oil, similar to other omega-3 supplements, contains the essential EPA and DHA, but unlike other fish oil, krill also […]

Good Gut Health at Any Age

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine stated that, “All disease begins in the gut”. While this may not be 100% true, good digestive health is essential for nutrient absorption, immune function, and chemical and hormone production. The gastrointestinal system, also referred to as the gastrointestinal tract, digestive system, digestive tract, or gut, is a group […]