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Pulse on Health

Issue 8, Dec-Jan 2016

Wellness tips for a healthy lifestyle

Lighten up this Holiday Season

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t’s not often that ‘lightness’ is associated with the holidays more often it’s images of decadent food, and non-stop social commitments. Thankfully, there are ways to combat the physical, emotional and mental weight of the holiday season.

Treat Yourself Right Prioritization is key - don’t sacrifice things you truly love. Say yes to your favourite homemade shortbread, but think twice about that store-bought nanaimo bar.

Fight Back Against the Bloat Hit the buffet a little hard? Take your health back into your hands - check out page three of this issue for some items to keep on-hand for a quick fix to help take the discomfort down a few notches.

No Bake Holiday Bites

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njoy these gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, nutrient-packed treats, featuring Beyond Greens®, an organic greens powder blend that is packed with essential vitamins and minerals and Udo’s Oil™ Omega 3+6+9 Blend, a complete source of all 3 daily Omegas.

Ingredients ✽✽ 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal

(no sugar added) ✽✽ 1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut,

+ extra for rolling ✽✽ 1/2 cup gluten free oats, coarsely

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Don’t Just Survive, Thrive

✽✽ 1/4 cup almond butter,

Tired of that ‘run-down,’ low energy feeling? Iron deficiency might be at fault, and there’s no worse time to be lacking energy than the action-packed holidays. Floradix® Liquid Iron and Vitamin Formula is easy on the digestive tract, artificial colour and flavour free and helps normalize low iron levels to boost energy, vitality and optimal health. Give your holiday season an energy boost.

✽✽ 1/4 cup hemp hearts

preferably raw ✽✽ 1/4 cup maple syrup ✽✽ 1 tbsp Beyond Greens® ✽✽ 1 tsp Udo’s Oil™ 3+6+9 Blend ✽✽ 1 tsp dark cocoa powder ✽✽ A pinch sea salt

Directions Bring Health to the Table Attending a potluck? Lighten things up a little (without sacrificing flavour) - check out our recipe for ‘No Bake Holiday Bites’ with Beyond Greens®.

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Mix brown rice cereal, hemp hearts, coconut, oats, and salt. In another bowl combine almond butter, maple syrup, Beyond Greens®, Udo’s Oil™ Omega 3+6+9 Blend and cocoa powder. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Form golf ball size balls, then roll in extra coconut. Freeze. Thaw just before serving.


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oes the drive for perfection push your stress levels through the roof during the holiday season? We’ve got three simple swaps to help turn stress into serenity.

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Presents for Presence

hen plans start to get off track, take a minute to pause and re-focus. It’s easy to get caught up in the materialism of the season. Do your best to set your own moral compass. Stick to it and focus on what’s important: presence and connection.

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Idealism for Reality

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ive your idealism a reality check - the perfect holiday doesn’t exist. Set your sights instead on creating your perfect holiday - accept your limitations, set realistic goals, and give yourself the gift of calm.

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Self-Will for Self-Care hen things reach a boiling point, there’s no need to go it alone. There are natural and healthy ways to ease the stress and get you back on track - 4-Stress includes a unique blend of herbs that provide temporary relief of mental fatigue and weakness, while maintaining optimal nervous and immune system health. 4-Stress also supports working memory and mental focus.

Unwind with 4-Stress

Benefits of 4-Stress: ✽✽ Supports cognitive health, mental focus and working memory

80% of adults experience levels of excessive stress* * Canadian Health Index. 2014. http://cdn.sunlife.com/static/canada/sunlifeca/About%20 us/Canadian%20Health%20Index/Canadian_Health_Index_2014_en.pdf?WT.ac=enca:Web:SLF_evergreen:CHI_HP:CHI:2014_Report

Beau-tea-ful Stocking Stuffers

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eace, joy, health, love - they’re not just words found on holiday cards and greetings. They’re feelings you can give to loved ones and friends when you give the gift of soothing and healing Flora Teas. From revitalizing yerba maté to soothing chamomile, there’s something for every mood, every taste and every person on your list.

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✽✽ Helps relieve mental fatigue and sensation of weakness ✽✽ Helps maintain a healthy immune system ✽✽ Provides temporary stress relief ✽✽ Aids digestion in cases of nervousness or stress


‘Cmon, Gut Happy T

he highs and lows of the season, from the overindulgence of December to the pendulum swing that tends to follow in January, can be tough on your gut. Bodies do their best to keep up, but sometimes some healthful reinforcements are required to keep things in balance.

The Bitter Truth

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ay goodbye to gas, bloating, indigestion and discomfort from overeating Salus® Gallexier Herbal Bitters aids digestion with its combination of stimulating herbs and bitter food extracts, a combination that’s been prized for centuries to promote optimal digestion. As a bonus, the bitter taste is said to help correct the imbalance that fuels sweet cravings, plus this vegetarian and vegan formula is free of gluten, wheat, yeast, dairy, lactose, artificial additives and preservatives.

Go Pro

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ake a proactive approach to health and add probiotics to your digestive mix today, for better digestion through the holiday season and all year round. Udo’s Choice® Probiotics are formulated to bolster natural microflora for optimal digestion and regular bowel movements, helping eliminate lethargy and low energy levels.

Prevent Gas and Bloating

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or those with food sensitivities, enzymes can fill in the blanks, provide immediate relief and support good digestion. Udo’s Choice® Immediate Relief Enzymes combine enzymes to help in the digestion of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, starch, milk sugar, and complex sugars throughout the entire digestive tract, because indulgence, extra helpings and seconds/thirds happen. Each year more than 22 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders* Don’t become one of them.

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*http://www.cdhf.ca/en/statistics

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Cleansing to the Eighth Power

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Sheep Sorrel

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Watercress

6 7 Red Clover

Turkish Rhubarb Root

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Overindulged this holiday season?

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to a New You!

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fter the holiday’s indulgences, there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with a cleanse. Flor·Essence 7-Day Purification Kit is a simple and gentle cleanse that will get you back-on-track and feeling rejuvenated – the perfect way to start the New Year.

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o ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need during your cleanse, give Wheat Grass a shot. Adding certified organic, non-GMO, vegan Flora Wheat Grass to the mix will help re-stabilize and fortify your nutritional foundation. Our favourite way to make Flora Wheat Grass a part of your daily routine? Add a teaspoon of wheatgrass powder to your morning smoothie for a boost the whole family can enjoy.

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hen it comes to the toxins and waste that have built up in our bodies gradually over time (and possibly a little more rapidly over the holidays), a cleanse can be a great way to kickstart the journey back to health. Flor•Essence® supports and accelerates the body’s cleansing and balancing process with eight healing herbs, each with unique health benefits.


Pulse on Health Dec-Jan 2016 English