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:

Nutiva Coconut Oil

Ghee from Oragnic Valley

Mary’s Loves Crackers, gluten free

Allergy-friendly Snicker-doodle Cookies from Enjoy Life

Allergy-friendly Berry Fruit Snacks from Annie’s Homegrown

Gluten-free Pancake Mix

Gluten-free Pizza Crust from Bob’s Red Mill

Epic Currant Mint Lamb Jerky

Organic Seaweed Snacks 4 pack

Organic Turmeric Root Spice

Organic Cacao Powder

Organic Hearts of Palm


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

Warm fizzy Magnesium drink from Natural Vitality

Nascent Iodine

Colloidal Silver from Sovereign Silver


Vitamins for the kids…

Ultimate Omega 3s from Nordic Naturals

Omega 3s for children from Nordic Naturals

Omega 3s gummies for children 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

How to Safely Detox while Dieting & Why Bother

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.


Kitchen Supplies

Old fashioned Citrus Juicer with handle and spout

Henckels Twin 19-Piece Knife Set with Block


Deodorants for the Infamous Armpit Cleanse

Primal Pit Paste

Primal Pit Paste for Kids


Lunch for Kids, i.e. packing lunch for grade schoolers

LunchBots Trio Stainless Steel Food Container

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…

Earth Mama Angel Baby Baby Balm

Seventh Generation Overnight diapers on discount at Thrive Market

Fluoride free Toms of Main Toothpaste on discount at Thrive Market


Some of my Favorite Online Places to Go…

Who does really good science..

Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health News


For all things food…

Nourished Kitchen

Coconut Mama

100 Days of Real Food


For exposes and natural health…

Naturally Savvy

Wellness Mama

The Soft Landing

Robyn O’Brien

Sustainable Pulse


Non-Profits that I love…

Environmental Health Sciences

Center for Food Safety

Environmental Working Group

Just Label It

Only Organic

Breast Cancer Fund

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Women’s Voices for the Earth

Friends of the Earth

Pesticide Action Network

Corporate Accountability International

U.S. Right to Know