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Active Living While Social Distancing

Being active isn’t just good for your heart

Uncertainty is a common feeling these days as we navigate through something so strange as a global pandemic. It’s important to try and find comfort and normalcy in the unfamiliar. Our mood is likely affected by having to self-isolate from family and loved ones. There is an excess […]

Healthy Liver = Healthy Hormones

Stress, aging, exposure to pesticides, man-made chemicals, too much or too little exercise, or improper nutrition can all affect the delicate balance of hormones.  One of the most prominent causes of PMS related symptoms, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breast disease; and breast, uterine and ovarian cancer is excessive estrogen exposure from xenoestrogens which are synthetic […]

From Seed to Bottle

Since 1965, Flora has been providing Canadians with the very best in health supplements and natural foods. Family-owned and operated by Thomas Greither, a third-generation health entrepreneur, you could say this commitment to premium quality products and environmental protection runs deep in Flora’s veins. Flora doesn’t just speak about quality or environmental concern, it actively […]

Make Healthy & Sustainable Choices

Choosing plant-based ingredients means more than being “vegan” or “vegetarian”. Choosing to support Certified Organic, Non-GMO or Truly Grass-Fed products surpasses simply “eating clean”. What you choose to purchase and consume goes beyond what it does for you – what do all these choices do for our earth? Opting for plant-based proteins or whole food-sourced […]

Make Wellness and the Planet a Priority

Consideration for the environment is something we all need to take seriously. The new wave of suppliers’ supplement bottles should use post-consumer recycled plastic. Considering a more environmentally friendly approach to product design will divert a lot of waste from landfills! It’s a small change with huge benefits.

With so many health options on the market, […]

Canadians and Low Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient. We generally get the Vitamin D we need from the sun’s rays, which give Vitamin D its nickname as the “Sunshine Vitamin.” Unfortunately, two major issues prevent most Canadians from getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D. First, modern concerns about the harmful effects of sun exposure mean that Canadians […]

Here’s to Aging Mindfully

Whether you are looking forward to the end of your monthly cycles or are less enthusiastic about it, most women know that menopause marks the end of fertility. This major life transition typically happens somewhere in the early 50s and is marked by one-year period-free. But we don’t arrive at menopause overnight. Instead, the potentially […]

A Step-by-Step Guide for Green Cleaning

It’s time to make a commitment to green cleaning and here’s why— to prevent harmful chemicals from contaminating your home and family, and from going down the drain. Spend less on cleaning products, simplify your choices and have less of a negative impact on the environment.

 

Ingredients in conventional cleaners are far from “clean,” they often […]

The Skinny on Good Fats

Feeling overwhelmed trying to choose the best foods and ingredients to nourish yourself and your family? You’re not alone. Health food fads pop up in the news and social media feeds constantly, and what’s “best” for us today, may not be so great in a few months.

Eating in the information age isn’t easy, so it’s […]

Pivot to Wellness – Health Trends for 2020

Wellness is not just about changing your diet, your lifestyle or what you consume anymore. It is a mindset, a shift of current beliefs and actions. Individuals are choosing plant based, plastic free and ingredient swaps because they have to – not only to support their health but our fragile environment. Consumers are more conscious now than ever about the […]