Pulse on Health
SUMMER ISSUE JUNE - JULY 2017
W E L L N E S S T I P S F O R A H E A LT H Y L I F E S T Y L E
Going Green for Optimal Health
Want to make sure the body’s increased needs are being met, and the benefits of this extra activity are being maximized?
Soak up the goodness of summer by going green. Upping the organic greens you’re consuming provides antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can help you look and feel your best. Beyond Greens® contains two portions of veggies from broccoli and kale, along with other supergreens, in every scoop, plus it’s organic, nonGMO, vegetarian, soy free, and contains no gluten.
Green Berry Smoothie
Ingredients: • • • • • • • •
4 oz frozen mixed berries 1/4 small banana 2 tbsp unsweetened plain yogurt 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/3 cup orange juice 1 tsp Beyond Greens® 1 tbsp Udo's Oil™ Omega 3+6+9 Blend 1 tbsp honey (optional)
Directions: Blend and enjoy!
Active for Life Staying active is one of the best things we can do for ourselves, with physical, emotional and mental benefits. As we age, the benefits don’t change, but our abilities do. Over the age of 40, production of Coenzyme Q10, which converts fats and sugars into cellular energy, starts to decline. Udo’s Choice® Cardio Support, which contains a more absorbable form of CoQ10, stimulates cellular energy production. Supplementing with this unique formula can help restore healthy levels of CoQ10, keeping you moving through life.
When summer hits, movement and connection to nature and our bodies tends to increase.
Did you know?
It’s been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians as both food and medicine, and in modern times prized for its ability to help reduce/lower cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease. Thanks to Flora Organic Flax Oil, incorporating the benefits of flax couldn’t be easier.
We’ve got three reasons to fall for flax, and infuse your diet with this healthful oil:
1. Flora Organic Flax Oil is easy to incorporate With just a splash, you can take your summer salad dressings, yogurt parfaits and post-workout smoothies to the next level.
Fall in Love With Flax 2. It’s a source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) must be supplied through diet or a supplement. ALA specifically is necessary for cell membrane, and proper brain and nervous system functioning. Flax has the highest level of ALA of all plant-based oils, at about 55%.
3. Localize Your Health
One way to celebrate Canada, and your health, is by supporting the Canadian flax industry. Flora Organic Flax Oil is made with 100% Canadian flax seeds, so you can feel good when you add it to the mix.
Focus on: Men's Health Summer is a great time to get active. Men, here are some tips for optimal health - body, mind and soul - this summer.
Get out of your comfort zone Keep activities fresh by trying something new. Start by making a list of things you’ve always wanted to do. Pick one, then ask yourself, why am I not doing it? Make a plan to make it happen.
Get informed Stay mindful of the unique challenges men face. Take prostate health, for example. Almost all men by the age of 70 will have some prostate enlargement, also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Other symptoms of BPH include difficulty with, and frequent, urination. Thankfully, there is a natural solution in Flora Saw Palmetto Prostate Formula.
What’s going on above the neck deserves as much attention as what’s below. Consider adding meditation, yoga, or a daily gratitude practice to your health regimen.
It helps relieve urologic symptoms associated with mild to moderate BPH, and with immune, and overall, health.
Every Bite of Summer
...occasions that often include indulgences that can take their toll on tummies. Be proactive with Udo's Choice® Immediate Relief Enzyme.
It helps prevent symptoms of certain food intolerances such as beans, grains, and dairy, as well as moderate cases of gas and bloating, while promoting regularity and improving digestion.
Gandalf Guacamole Red Beet Sangria Your favourite dip just got better. Already chock-full of healthy fats, this guac is taken to the next level thanks to Gandalf Organic Spirulina™, a blue green algae rich in protein, carotenoids, essential fats, and trace minerals. The result? Your healthiest guacamole ever.
Summer BBQs, road trips, and beach days...
Ingredients: • • • • • • •
2 large ripe organic avocados ½ tsp cayenne pepper 2 medium organic tomatoes 1 tbsp finely chopped white onion ½ tbsp finely minced garlic 2 tsp Gandalf Organic Spirulina™ powder Fresh lime juice to taste
Directions: Mash the avocados. Add all other ingredients and blend well.
A toast to summer! Salus® Red Beet Crystals make a healthful addition to this summer sangria. They’re 100% natural, sourced from fresh organic beets, and contain minerals like iron, potassium and Magnesium, as well as vitamin C.
Ingredients: • 1 cup Sparkling water • 1 cup Flora Heart Hawthorn tea (made with 2 tea bags) • 1.5 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice • 1-2 whole limes, juice only • 3-4 tbsp Salus® Red Beet Beet crystals • Add fruit / ice cubes to garnish
Directions: Mix all ingredients and serve cold. Serves 4.
Health for the Well-Travelled Pet Tips to make travelling comfortable for your pet. Know Before You Go- A health screening may be a good idea to get informed about potential risks.
Pack Smart - Water and food for the car are key, plus comfy bedding and some toys. Prioritize Nutrition - Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials can help ensure they get enough raw, concentrated, all-natural nutrition.
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Beat the Heat and Keep “Bad” Bacteria at Bay When summer descends, comfort becomes the name of the game. Heat and humidity can bring with them extra discomfort, especially for women.
...be proactive. Flora VagiCare is a probiotic that helps treat and prevent vaginal infections naturally. Add it to your summer arsenal to treat those unpleasant symptoms, or, better yet, stop them before they start.
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...choose tight shorts or pants, which can cause additional heat, friction and sweat, prime conditions for “bad” bacteria.
If you’ve experienced the symptoms that present themselves “down there” when “bad” bacteria runs riot - we’re talking vaginal discharge, odour, burning, dryness, and itching - you’re not alone.
Here are some dos and don'ts to help you keep things in balance:
…change out of wet bathing suits as soon as possible after taking a cooling dip, as moisture can cause the proliferation of “bad” bacteria.
EXPIRY DATE: August 31 st, 2017
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