Resources and Recommendations
Foods and Nutritional Supplements
fast fuel to burn fat and kick the sugar cravings
MCT Oil is a fractionated form of coconut or sometimes palm oil that only contains the fast-acting medium chain triglycerides (MCT). MCTs don't need the liver to break them down, and they can be absorbed quickly through the stomach and intestinal lining, making them an easy source of fuel for our bodies.
Whether you are an athlete, someone following a ketogenic diet, a Bulletproof coffee lover, or just someone trying to shed a few pounds and up your energy levels, we highly recommend MCT Oil a couple tablespoons 2-3 times per day (in foods, coffee, green smoothies, or straight up).
From organic coconuts, and packed in a BPA-free bottles, it's hard to find a cleaner product than this.
Portable Protein that can fit in your pocket
Duke's sausages offer a quick protein charge on the go, whether at work, during a hike, or at school, We like them because they provide a good source of naturally-raised protein and fat that meets the body's needs much more effectively than the usual sugar-sweet snacks that are so widely available.
Just 2 sausages provide 7g of protein and 11g of fat. This is a very compact source of these essential nutrients!
Our Go-to Gluten Free Flour Mix
Bob's Red Mill has consistently produced fine alternative products to gluten, and this flour mix has proven to be a winning formulation for bakers who want to replace wheat and gluten-containing flour.
NOTE: The carbohydrate content remains high, so use with caution, as high-glycemic elements of this flour mix will also raise blood sugar levels quickly.
Nutrient-Packed Sprouted Brown Rice
GABA Rice gets its name from the facts that the abundance of available nutrients in sprouted brown rice have been shown to support GABA, the body's neurotransmitter for wellbeing and calmness. Research shows that GABA helps with sleep issues, addictions, depression, women's health, and anxiety.
This rice also is raised consciously to minimize arsenic content, a problem that affects most rice cultivation.
Be sure to soak your rice for 4-8 hours in water with a little apple cider vinegar and rinse well before cooking.
Live Fuel for the Green-Food-Challenged
Your mom was right that you need to eat your vegetables. But very few people actually eat enough green vegetables to meet their daily need of micronutrients, enzymes, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Even we struggle to make it happen, and we work hard at it!
We've tried many brands of green food supplements, and this one remains our favorite. We like to blend it up with seasonal vegetables, a couple tablespoons of MCT Oil, some fresh lemon juice, ginger root, as well as some berries or pineapple, and coconut water kefir. It makes for a supercharged drink to start the day right.
Salts and Mineral Support
Celtic Sea Salt
Celtic Sea Salt is certified nature ET Progrès, the highest level of certification allowed in France, and never contain anti-caking agents, bleaching agents, or additives of any kind. As a natural salt, Celtic Sea Salt products are an important source of natural sodium chloride, which is vital for good health in small amounts. Unlike ordinary table salts, Celtic Sea Salt products are harvested in a way that preserves the delicate balance of ocean minerals, providing potassium, magnesium and other important trace minerals.
Use as a replacement for ordinary table salt in cooking, baking, or to season dishes before serving. In order to preserve optimal freshness and taste, we recommend storing Celtic Sea Salt products in a glass, wooden or ceramic container with a loose fitting lid.
Available in COARSE and FINE ground.
Unlike other sea salts, Real Salt is never heat processed, never stripped of its natural components, and contains no additives, anti-caking agents or dextrose. Real Salt is an unrefined salt with a full complement of trace minerals.
Real Salt is the only pink sea salt mined in America since 1958. It comes from an ancient seabed deep beneath Central Utah that has been protected from pollutants for millions of years. (No plastic in this salt) It is harvested using ethical labor standards and sustainable methods from a mine and mill powered by two solar fields.
Hawaiian Bamboo Jade Salt
Harvested off the coast of Molokai, this solarized Pacific sea salt from Hawaii is infused with bamboo essence for a rich profile of naturally occurring minerals and amino acids. Matte in color, Hawaiian Bamboo Jade Salt also offers a slight nutty flavor that pairs well with East Asian cuisines and stir fries.
Organically Processed Aztec Sea Salt
When it comes to the highest quality sea salt, Aztec Sea Salt is right at the top. Packed with a broad spectrum of minerals, what puts this salt ahead is the careful way it is harvested by hand to keep it pure and uncontaminated.
We have been using this very tasty salt for years, both in our cooking, and as a helpful assistant to adrenal health and recovery with our clients.
mineral relief for R.o. water system Users
When we were building our house several years back, we made a point of installing a Reverse Osmosis (RO) filter system for our cooking and drinking water. Little did we know at the time that our top shelf filter was also removing all of the critical nutrient minerals from our water along with the pollutants and toxins.
After a couple of years like this, we began to show signs of mineral deficiency (decreased energy levels and even neurological symptoms), which we recognize all too well now, but had no clue about then!
Fortunately, a friend recommended theses liquid mineral drops, and they helped put us back on the path to healing and recovering our bodies' much-needed mineral electrolytes.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Screen Time
We are fans of these Bukos glasses, not only because they are polarized to reduce glare from backlighting, but also because they are light-weight and minimize discomfort, even when worn for hours at a time.
Blue light-blocking glasses are essential equipment for anyone that spends more than a few minutes per day looking at a screen (which now means everyone!). Whether your screen time is for work, gaming, or watching Netflix, you are being exposed to harmful blue wavelength radiation, which can disrupt sleep and cause a range of physical ailments from eyestrain headaches to neck tension. Give your eyes and nervous system a break!
Castor Oil Packs for Gentle Detox
Castor oil is a time-honored method of gently pulling toxins out of the body through the skin (transdermal channels). While it is no substitute for essential nutrients and proper hydration needed for the liver to unload its toxic burden, castor oil certainly can help with removing heavy metals and other toxic excesses in the tissues.
We use this oil personally in our clinical practice. The easy to use flannel pack is very convenient, but can also be made from materials at home.
Coffee Enema Kit
Sometimes your system needs an extra detox boost, and coffee enemas are one of the safest and most trusted ways to cleanse your system from the inside out.
This kit is preferred because it is free of phthalates and other known toxic materials found in common plastics.
NOTE: Be sure to use only organic light roast coffee for maximum nutrient gain, following the Gerson method.
Simple Infrared Home Therapy
Don't have a Near Infrared Sauna (NIR) at home? No problem! You can buy this clamp light and NIR bulb and create your own therapeutic IR space just about anywhere.
The heat and light spectrum of NIR has been shown to be healing to the body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. It supports muscular relaxation and wound healing, induces the release of toxins, and even fights against pathogens and yeast/fungal overgrowths (such as skin rashes, acne, and gut dysbiosis).
CAUTION: The lamp becomes very hot. Do not place it closer than 15 inches to the treated area (or beyond the sensation of comfortable heat) or it may cause a burn.
Fast-Absorbing Magnesium Chloride Bath & Body Salts
Not all forms of magnesium absorb equally. Far more than Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), magnesium chloride (MgCl) absorbs easily and has a much longer-lasting effect. It is a powerful transdermal detoxifying agent and source of nutrient magnesium, which the body needs to de-stress, balance blood sugar levels, and relax tissues.
MgCl added to a bath helps cells and tissues excrete toxins through the pores of the skin, and it also provides chloride, a key ingredient in the stomach's digestive gastric juices.
Defender Pad: Redirect EMF Radiation Away from Your Body
Have you ever noticed that when you use your tablet, phone, or laptop for long, your hands and/or lap start to feel warm and oddly tingly? That's EMF from your cellular signal and wifi passing through your body's tissues. EMF is definitely disruptive to cellular processes, but we just don't know quite yet HOW disruptive it is.
So, rather than take your chances, you can use a Defender Pad to minimize exposure while working, surfing the web, or playing games.
GOOD: Aqua Gear Filtering Pitcher
This is a good starter filter that beats a Brita across the board! Features include:
✓ PREMIUM DESIGN FOR HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY. Filter made in USA, 100% BPA-free, 100% FDA-approved food grade materials, 100% recyclable, 100% vegan.
✓ RIGOROUSLY TESTED. Filter meets and exceeds NSF Standards 42 and 53 for contaminant reduction. Filter tested in Flint, Michigan for lead and copper reduction.
✓ TRIPLE CAPACITY FILTERS. High quality filters produce 150 gallons of water each, lasting 3 times longer than Brita filters and 4 times longer than ZeroWater for maximum lifetime savings.
✓ REMOVES 2000% MORE CONTAMINANTS THAN BRITA, INCLUDING FLUORIDE, LEAD, CHROMIUM 6, CHLORAMINES, MERCURY, AND CHLORINE. A five stage filter with 2 micron pores, including a lead/fluoride filter, protects you and your family from contaminants that other filters miss. The filter does all this while keeping healthy trace minerals like calcium and magnesium in your water, which ZeroWater and Reverse Osmosis systems will strip out.
GOOD: Chlorine Filtering Shower Head
If a whole house filtration system is not feasible, you can still benefit from a point-of-use shower head filter. The New Century shower head filter, also available through Radiant Life, is certified to remove 90% of chlorine in tap water and last up to 18 months.
Other benefits include:
Healthier, Younger Looking Skin
Softer, More Manageable Hair
Reduces Fading of Color-treated Hair
Relief From Dry Skin and Scalp
Improved Lathering and Sudsing
Great for Those With Chlorine Sensitivity
It's also very eco-friendly:
Converts Chlorine into a harmless soluble chloride through a KDF filament.
Crystalline quartz for energy enhanced shower "feel" and better lathering.
Installs in minutes – no special tools or professional help required.
Highly effective even at high operating temperatures and flow rates.
Add these skin and hair-saving shower heads in every shower to minimize your chlorine exposure!
BETTER: Pure Effect Water Filtration Systems
Up your point-of-use drinking water filtration with a Pure Effects system.
We have tried many, many systems, from faucet filters, to counter top units, to Reverse Osmosis (RO), to spring water delivery, and this is what we have landed on for our personal use. Pure Effects makes a great range of highly effective, safe products, and they also have exceptionally helpful customer service.
NOTE: There are many pitcher-type water filters, like the Aqua Gear pitcher above, also available for a lower cost. They are not as effective as a multistage filter system, but they still help reduce the toxic load on our bodies from Chlorine and water-borne particles.
BEST: Radiant Life Whole House Water Filters
Since installing Radiant Life's whole house water filter system, our taps and showers are basically pouring out clean, fresh, pure water, free of chlorine, fluoride, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and the vast majority of heavy metals.
We highly recommend the Series 4 and Series 6 systems to anyone seeking a high quality solution to purify household water supplies. They can also be used in conjunction with under-counter point of use filter systems to deliver the most pristine drinking water possible.
Radiant Life also carries a wide range of healthy products from food items to household items.
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