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These are a few of my favorite things!

 

Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!


This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to "think like a healthy person" so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.

"Feel-Good Mondays" are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.  


One of the questions our clients are always asking us is, what do you eat? What do you use for your skin/home/morning beverage?

In the spirit of giving health, joy, and random gifts this holiday season, I thought it would be really fun – and hopefully informative – to share some of my favorite products with you that don't always make it into these newsletters.

Whether it's my favorite deodorant or tea or face cream, these products find their way into my life (and into my belly and onto my skin) almost every day. I love them, can't live without them, and am thrilled to share their existence with you!

Use this as a personal gift guide for yourself this year. :) 

1) Coconut Aminos  
This is a total revelation that has changed my cooking – and how I eat sushi. It is a soy-free replacement for soy sauce. Only it's less salty, and a tad bit sweet. Use as you would soy sauce for sushi or seasoning in your stir-fries. It makes an incredible marinade, too (just add a couple dashes of sesame oil and marinate meat/fish/veggies for a few hours). 

 

2) Matcha Latte
OK, I have mentioned this one before…but it's so good that it deserves mentioning again. And again. This beverage is how I kick off my day. Its Hulk-green color delights me every morning. And so does its off-the-charts levels of antioxidants. 

 

3) Coconut oil for skin care
I use coconut oil everywhere in my home: in my matcha lattes, as a natural wax/oil for shining cutting boards and wood tables, as an oil for stir-fries and homemade popcorn, as a butter alternative in baking, and on my face. I truly don't use "moisturizer" or lotions on my face (save for a little dab of eye cream). This is my go-to face cream that keeps my dry skin hydrated and dewy. Its small molecular structure means it gets absorbed into the skin easily and quickly (unlike other oils, which can just sit atop the skin).

 

4) My VitaMix  
Yes, it's a $600 blender. Yes, it's worth it. I know this is hard to believe. But trust me – it is one of the few electronic appliances that I own that has truly made my life on this planet better, easier, and more delightful. I use it daily for those matcha lattes and for smoothies, salad dressings, chopping ice, making cauliflower mashed "potatoes"….pretty much any time I can think of an excuse to blend. It's just THAT good.

 

5) Soapwalla deodorant
A safe, natural, effective, delicious-smelling pit paste that does its job. 

 

6) Japanese sweet potatoes
I don't know what it is about these guys, but they're the best sweet potatoes I have ever had. They have white, sweet flesh and gorgeous, garnet jackets. I'm obsessed. Best roasted and topped with grass-fed butter. You'll thank me later.  

 

7) Baked Graham Crackers from Healing Home Foods
These gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free grahams are the best travel snack ever. 

 

8) P2 Probiotics "I help you breathe" spray
Probiotic power! This company was developed by a friend of mine, and this product became an instant classic in my home. It uses probiotics (or bacteria) to promote healthy sinuses, reduce allergic reactions, and eliminate dust mites. In addition to all that, it smells amazing so we usually just spray it around the house as a natural air freshener (especially around litter boxes). 

 

9) Against All Grain
This is one of the only cookbooks I go back to again and again. Gluten-free, grain-free, and healthy. (And if you want to know what I make for breakfast every weekend, check out the currant scones recipe on page 232…)  

You can feel good every day, and we're here to support you. 

Love,

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