Did you know that more than 1/3 of American adults (83.6 million people) are sleep deprived? The CDC calls this a "public health problem." Obviously, lack of sleep is associated with a number of health impacts, including hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, reduced immune function, and just a general reduced quality of life and productivity.
With the Resolution Season right around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to talk about weight loss supplements. According to an article in the Washington Post last year, weight loss is the number one resolution people make with 21% of adults followed closely by exercising at 14%.
We are so proud to be from Oregon. There are a plethora of great companies here that focus on being healthy and active, including some large, well-known international brands like Columbia Sportswear as well as small, family-owned artisan food and beverage companies like Minto Island Tea Company. If you're in need of some great gifts for the holidays, we have listed some of our Oregon favorites below.
Congratulations! You made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday in one piece! I don't know about you, but it always seems like this time of year just shows up without warning, and all of the sudden, I'm deep into shopping for gifts and writing out lists and planning meals and figuring out last minute holiday travel plans. Compound that with a lot of family time (in an election year... eeek) and the pressure to have your house decorated *just so* and it's no surprise that we can often feel a bit stressed out around the holiday season.
If you're like us and are still planning out your Thanksgiving menu, here is a pumpkin pie recipe you might find helpful. I don't know the original source; it was handed down to me from my mom a few years ago. I can still remember watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV and smelling this lovely pie cooking in the oven. Which begs the question -- what are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Are you a parade/football watcher? Or do you do something a bit more active like a Turkey Trot 5K?
Today we're going to talk about our Good Flora Probiotic and, in particular, the CFU count. This is not one of the products you find on the market today with 15 billion counts per capsule. Ours is designed around 2 billion counts of bacteria, which is pretty typical for use within the human body.
The "queen of greens" is nutritious and delicious. It is low in calories and has zero fat. It is high in fiber, iron (kale has more iron than beef), vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, folate and magnesium. It is a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detox food.
Today, we bring you a delicious raw kale salad that is easy to put together. We're not sure where it came from (it was a handwritten copy in one of our recipe books at home), but it has been around a while and we can personally attest to its great taste!
If you've never heard of the microbiome, you may be wondering what is it? So, let's start there: the microbiome is the collection of the 100 trillion + microorganisms that live in and on your body. These microorganisms live on the surface and in the layers of your skin, in your saliva and oral cavity, in your eyes, and in your gastrointestinal tract (to name a few). Today, we're going to focus in on the gut microbiome - all the microorganisms that live in your mouth through your colon. Microorganisms are not all bad; in fact, many of them are good and essential for human health.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new and completely redesigned website! Our revamped site offers quick and easy access to essential information and product features, and will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, events, and promotions.