Over the past ten years, I’ve changed a great deal about my health. It’s brought me from barely walking at a size 22 to being in perfect health and achieving weight loss, energy, better mental health and a healthier happier family. I’m very particular with what I recommend to my community because it reflects my transformation. I’ve collected some of my recommendations for your family on this page. Some of these links are affiliate in nature, but not all. You won’t be charged anymore by clicking on affiliate links but they DO support my work and keep us working on solutions for your family.
NonGMO, Organic & Allergy-Friendly Food
When it comes to the food we eat, it’s a no-brainer. This is something we take seriously as a family. We want to provide the best we can and we want to make sure we do it within our budget. I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve about how I find things at an affordable rate. Join Thrive Market for 30-50% off retail prices for non-GMO food & natural consumer products. Click here for a free 2 month membership, free shipping & 15% off your first order. It’s all non-gmo food with tons of organic, allergy-friendly and totally savvy. They come to your door with sustainable packaging and at a deep discount, and if you spend more than $50 the shipping is ALWAYS free. I can’t get enough of Thrive Market. Here are some examples of things I will get:
Now when it comes to food, I recognize that it isn’t what is used to be. Chemical intensive farming practices have changed the health of the soil around the world. In fact, the UN estimates that we only have 60 years of good topsoil left. And if we continue on this pattern, that literally means in the future, we will need more water to get less food. As someone living in California, the salad bowl of the United States, I’m concerned. We don’t have enough water to feed all of you anymore.
But is the food less nutritious right now? Well, yes. This is why I believe in supplementation. That basically means that because the nutrients are different, the food we eat is less nutritious as well. We are literally starving even though we eat a high caloric diet.
Supplements I Use…
MegaFood Multi-Vitamin for Women
Solgar Vitamin D
Vitamins for the kids…
Ultimate Omega 3s from Nordic Naturals
Here is a subject that is close to my heart, weight loss. I lost over 100 lbs. years ago. I’ve put some of the weight back on, but I’m very healthy and eat well and am satisfied with the size I’m at.
Detoxing During Weight Loss
Simple Juicer: Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
Hemma’s Herbs: Old Fashioned Detox Herbal Tea
Fitness Gadgets I use
I track ALL my workouts on my Polar Chest Strap Heart Rate Sensor. It tracks my heart rate, calorie burn, etc. and hooks up to my iPhone.
Henckels Twin 19-Piece Knife Set with Block
Deodorants for the Infamous Armpit Cleanse
Primal Pit Paste
Lunch for Kids, i.e. packing lunch for grade schoolers
Silicone Baking Cups (to go inside the lunch box)
I get TONS of things from Thrive Market to throw in their lunch bags. Join Thrive Market for 30-50% off retail prices for non-GMO food & natural consumer products. Click here for a free 2 month membership, free shipping & 15% off your first order.
Books & Cookbooks I Love…
The Perfect Blend: 100 Blender Recipes to energize & Revitalize by Tess Masters
Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame by Cybele Pascal
The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals: Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free Recipes for Every Day by Kelly Rudnicki
The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther
The Big Book of Kombucha by Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory of Kombucha Kamp
The Blender Girl Smoothies by Tess Masters
My Favorite Supplement Book…
Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
Great Books about our Food…
Unjunk Your Junk Food by Andrea Donsky of NaturallySavvy.com
Not Just a Pretty Face by Stacy Malkan
Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brien
Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies And Our Minds by Bruce Laurie and Rick Smith
Plastic Free by Beth Terry
Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things by Rick Smith & Bruce Laurie
Effortless Healing by Dr. Joesph Mercola
No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O’Connor & Alexandra Spunt
Baby Products I use…
Some of my Favorite Online Places to Go…
Who does really good science..
For all things food…
For exposes and natural health…