Products I Trust
Over the course of my personal experience with (and recovery from) Lyme disease and mold illness, I have literally tried hundreds of supplements.
During my trials with various products, I found many supplements to be only marginally helpful. However, I have found a handful of “winners.” You’ll find some of these “winners” listed below!
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Functional Foods for Optimal Health
Sip Herbals Caffeine-Free Beverage
I supplement with magnesium every single day because this mineral is so critical for detoxification, neurological function, and blood sugar control. I use both the magnesium chloride lotion and the magnesium chloride bath flakes.
Wedderspoon Manuka Honey
Manuka honey, a special type of honey produced by honeybees that feed on the nectar of the manuka bush of New Zealand, has special health properties. It has been found to improve blood sugar control, eradicate various pathogens, and support recovery from colds and flue viruses. I like Wedderspoon Manuka honey because it is raw and has a K-factor of 16, which is indicative of a high therapeutic value.
Sperti Vitamin D Lamp
For some reason, my body has a hard time tolerating supplemental vitamin D. Since vitamin D is so crucial for immunity, gut health, bone health, and cognition, I set out to find an alternative method for boosting my vitamin D level. I ultimately decided to invest in a Sperti Vitamin D Lamp, and can honestly say it is one of the most useful health-related purchases I have ever made. I use it every other day for approximately 5 minutes in the winter. This regimen helps me stave off seasonal affective disorder and has significantly boosted my vitamin D level.
The health of your mouth affects the health of your entire body. I am extremely diligent about dental hygiene and use the products below on a daily basis.
Dental Herb Company Tooth and Gums Tonic
Dental Herb Company
Waterpik Water Flosser
This tool lets you gently use water to “floss” and clean out even the hardest to reach places in your mouth.
Water Pik, Inc.
Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin and Collagen Powder
Gelatin and collagen powder are rich sources of amino acids capable of soothing the gastrointestinal tract, repairing “leaky gut,” and promoting healthy liver function, skin, and nails. Gelatin is also a great egg substitute in baked goods – I personally use it for making Paleo muffins, cookies, and breads. Vital Proteins is my favorite brand because their products are pure and from pastured cows.
Bone Broth Protein Powder
Bone broth protein and cofactors in a convenient powder form. Available in unflavored, chocolate, and vanilla.
Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal
Great for binding mycotoxins, and for reducing food sensitivity reactions.
Circadian Rhythm Regulation
Blue-light blocking glasses
Optimizing your circadian rhythms is crucial for promoting healing and for building long-term health. One of the easiest hacks for syncing your circadian rhythms is to avoid blue light exposure at night. I recommend wearing blue-light-blocking glasses at least a couple of hours before bed, to minimize your exposure. This will ensure that you brain can make enough melatonin, which promotes restful sleep.
Dr. Cowan’s Garden Organic Vegetable Powders
If you follow me on social media, read my blogs, or are working with me as a client, then you know that I strongly endorse a high vegetable intake! Vegetables are without a doubt a crucial part of our diet as humans; veggies provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and numerous phytochemicals that support our health. However, even I sometimes have trouble eating my six servings of vegetables daily! This is why I’m such a big fan of Dr. Cowan’s Garden vegetable powders. You just add a teaspoon or so to whatever you’re eating — from your breakfast smoothie to homemade soup — to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals.
Dr. Cowan’s vegetable powders are 100 percent organic, and are stored in Miron violet-glass jars, which protects them from the aging wavelengths of light. That way they’ll stay nutritionally potent for many months. These powders are the next-best thing to eating freshly picked vegetables from your garden! My favorites are the butternut squash, low-oxalate greens, and ashitaba powders.
Berkey Water Filter
I have been using a Berkey Water Filter for five years now, to filter all of my drinking and cooking water. It sits on the countertop and needs to be filled with water from the faucet. It comes with carbon filters that remove pathogenic bacteria, heavy metals, chlorine, pharmaceutical drugs, and pesticides. You can also purchase additional fluoride filters for removing fluoride.