Very few supplements are one-size-fits-all. When we self-prescribe tons of supplements for ourselves (been there, done that) we can actually stress our body with ingredients that are not supportive to us. With all that said, the following three digestive supplements are the few that DO seem to support everyone. These three digestive supplements test universally well in clinical assessment and kinesiology, and have led to the most dramatic improvement in my own digestive health.
What I Use In My Home
Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? A study of 80,000 participants showed that prolonged sitting increased the risk of numerous chronic illnesses, and that exercise did not negate the effects of sitting. Instead of sitting at my desk, I use this standing desk to support my health, circulation, posture, and focus.
I recommend Premier Research Labs Estro Flavone for PMS symptoms (also check out my post here). Boric Life Suppositories are a natural remedy for yeast infections. Fem-Dophilus probiotic supports a healthy urinary and vaginal microbiome. For addressing urinary tract infections without antibiotics, I’ve found a combination of Uva Ursi tincture and D-Mannose highly effective. For breast health, I recommend massaging daily with Living Libations Breast Massage Oil to keep the lymph flowing. Also see my full post here for breast detox and wellbeing.
Why do I call Thrive Market the Netflix of Food? Because I’m hooked on this website But in the case of Thrive, I’m hooked in the best way possible because I save $100+ each month on my groceries. Even better? New members get a free jar of one of my favorite ingredients. Get your gift from Thrive here!
Cook allergen-free meals for your family without stress using Real Plans. This life-changing platform customizes meal plans for any and all dietary restrictions. It does everything but cook for you. (And I say, health absolutely requires cooking fresh meals.)
Given that sugar and stress quickly deplete magnesium, it is no surprise that many of us are highly deficient in this mineral. Most oral magnesium supplements are not well absorbed due to compromised digestion and the resulting side effect of loose stools. Magnesium gel delivers the mineral directly into your bloodstream. I credit this magnesium gel for supporting my sleep and improving my mild but life-long anxiety.
You’ve heard the anti-inflammatory properties in fish oil, due to the EPA and DHA content. This pristine Cod Liver Oil is fish oil on steroids. It provides a rich source of the fat-soluble vitamins required for hormone balance and healthy skin. This true ancient superfood is, I believe, one of the most crucial and potent supplements for our modern lifestyle.
Tap water is not safe to drink. Among other contaminants, it contains pharmaceutical residues, microorganisms, and neurotoxic fluoride. This is the water filter I’ve trusted for years, and it is the most affordable option to eliminate fluoride.
Infrared sauna therapy allows you to effortlessly raise metabolism and detoxify. You’ll burn up to 600 calories in one session, just relaxing. My low-EMF infrared sauna is the most significant and worthwhile investment in my wellness toolkit. The benefits I’ve seen show up on my lab work (hello normal glucose levels, finally!) and on my body (bye, acne scarring!).
Removing chlorine from your shower creates safer bathing and improves skin texture. I noticed difference in the softness of my hair once I installed this chlorine-eliminating shower filter.
My favorite blender is just as effective, in my opinion, as the Vitamix or BlendTec. It gets the job done at a quarter of the price.
Often, my writing and blogging activities require a heavy dose of screen time. To reduce eye strain, I use the yellow glasses in this set when I’m looking at screens. The red glasses are not a fashion accessory, obviously, but one of the most helpful insomnia-reducing tools I’ve used. The red lenses block out all melatonin-suppressing light waves. The glasses are a set available here.
Don’t zap your uterus or fry your swimmers. I use a DefenderPad under my laptop to protect my vital organs from the significant amounts of harmful electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) generated by computers.
My purchase of this vegetable spiralizer christened my transition to a grain-free lifestyle. With a healthy substitute for pasta, I felt ready to tackle the unfamiliar territory of grainless meals. Just a turn of the handle turns zucchini, sweet potatoes, beets, and butternut squash into veggie pasta.