Optomizing Wellness Naturally with daily lifestyle choices
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Purity Coffee Organic Coffee
Coffee can have high levels of chemicals and mold. Choosing an organic, mycotoxin (mold) free, third party tested coffee is so important.
When we drink coffee as regularly and frequently as we do, buying quality matters.
Antioxidant Rich for Immune Support
Tested to be pesticide, mycotoxin, and mold-free
Certified Organic specialty-grade Arabica beans
Roasted for maximum taste and ground for optimum extraction and retention of high CGA antioxidant levels
Opening Drainage Pathways
Did you know that you need to support your drainage pathways before completing an OwnDetox?
Drainage pathways are the pathways used to get toxins out of the body. These pathways need to be open before beginning any detox.
Your colon is the most important part of the drainage pathway. If the colon backs up (constipation), everything upstream backs up, leading to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms show toxins are building up in your organs, tissues, and cells.
Highest Quality Tea Recommendation
Pique Tea is quadruple toxin screened for purity
Supports calm, sustained energy
Supports radiant skin
Promotes focus, clarity, and a balanced mood
Pique's Sun Goddess Matcha is my personal favorite! I start every morning with an organic cashew milk matcha latte.
Dirty Dozen + Clean Fifteen
Eliminating and reducing the toxins you consume through food is one of the most important steps you can take to reduce your exposure to toxins. Learn what produce should you avoid if you cannot purchase organic.
Keep in mind that the majority of soy, corn, canola, and sugar beets are genetically modified "foods." A small amount of salmon, papaya, and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified organisms as well. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce. *updated information as of 2021
Research has shown that over the long term, exposure to cleaning and disinfecting products is as
harmful to our bodies as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
Out of some 62,000 chemicals approved for use in the US, only about 300 have actually been tested for safety.
Choose safer ingredients for your family.
Branch Basics - Non Toxic Cleaning Supplies
Ditch the toxic cleaners and use gentle, effective, and safe ingredients to clean your entire home.
You can clean your entire home from the kitchen to the bathrooms and everything in between with the concentrate and oxygen boost.
My cannot live without product, is the oxygen boost whitener! It is the best product I have found to bring my white counter tops and white kitchen sink back to life!
We wear our clothes all day, we sleep in our sheets all night. Switching to a laundry detergent without synthetic fragrance and non toxic ingredients helps lowers your daily toxic exposure.
Fragrance chemicals are classified as carcinogens, hormone disruptors, neurotoxins, skin and respiratory irritants.
The fragrance industry is self-regulated. Safety testing does not have to precede product sales, and fragrance ingredients don’t require reviews by regulatory agencies.
Force of Nature Kills 99.9% of germs including COVID
Meet the little appliance that converts salt, water & vinegar into a powerful all-in-one cleaner, deodorizer and EPA registered disinfectant that kills 99.9% of germs. EPA approved for use against Covid-19. Family-friendly ingredients, reusable bottles for the win!
It kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, even Staph, MRSA, Norovirus, Influenza A, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and Listeria when used as directed.
OwnSkin Care Guide
Skin care alone does not give you glowing radiant skin, it also comes from within. Removing the toxicities and replacing your deficiencies will help rebalance your body and give you glowing radiant skin.
Your skin is your largest organ. What you apply to your skin can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream. Search your skin care products at the Environmental Working Group to see if there are hidden chemicals in the products you use daily.
Alitura makes nutrient-rich skincare products. They’re all natural. Made with superfood ingredients. And they’re packed with minerals, stem cells and growth factors so that you can have beautiful skin, naturally.
My 2 favorite products are The Alitura Gold Serum and The Alitura Clay Mask. Removing my toxicities, replacing my deficiencies, and using Alitura's products my skin has gone from cyclist acne to flawless skin.
See pictures here.
Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Oil
My FAVORITE oil cleanser of all time. I cannot recommend this product enough.
A Natural All-In-One Cleanser, Exfoliator + Moisturizer That Restores Skin To Its Natural State Of Smooth, Glowing Wonder.
Absorbing Effortlessly Into The Skin + Infusing Tired Tissues With A Kaleidoscope Of Botanical Blessings.
Packed With Natural Skin-Clarifying + Regenerating Botanicals, Working Wonders For All Skin Types.
Natural, Organic, Wildcrafted Ingredients, Handmade In Small Batches
Oral care is foundational to your health. Below are some of my favorite resources for creating optimized oral health.
Go here to find a biological dentist.
Ela Mint is unlike any other toothpaste, by design. It trades fluoride for nano-hydroxyapatite (n-Ha), an evolution in dentistry that’s been a gold standard in Japan for over 40-years. n-Ha makes up the primary foundation of teeth and bones, meaning it’s naturally restorative and helpful in reducing sensitivity. Plus, it’s 100% biocompatible and non-toxic. We complement this powerful ingredient with soothing aloe vera, bacteria-fighting xylitol, antioxidant-rich green tea and refreshing mint. It’s our way to address the “silent epidemic” in healthcare.
Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Rinse
Rooted in Ayurvedic Medicine, oil pulling helps remove unwanted bacteria from your mouth. You can oil pull for 5-20 minutes each morning. Benefits I have noticed from oil pulling are whiter teeth, fresher breath, and less plaque build up. Simply swish 1-2 Tbsp of oil in your mouth and swish for desired length of time. As a general rule, the longer you oil pull the more toxins and bacteria are removed.
Spit oil into trash (very important, do no swallow) and brush your teeth as normal.
Copper Tongue Scraper
The practice of tongue scraping is rooted in Ayurvedic Medicine. Scraping your tongue first thing in the morning before drinking water, removes build up on your tongue which overtime can prevent cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. You will notice overtime fresher breath and a healthier overall oral microbiome.
I know mouth taping seems strange and overboard. However mouth taping has been an incredible additional for the health of my mouth and quality of sleep. Your oral microbiome must be in balance in order for your gut microbiome to be in balance.
Mouth tape prevents dry mouth where the wrong type of bacteria can thrive. Mouth taping can help prevent snoring, lower blood pressure, allow your body to get into the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest), prevent sore throat, and nasal congestion.
I cannot recommend mouth taping enough! It is a simple practice with huge benefits. For addition oral health care information click here.
Holistic Dental Care Book
A comprehensive guide to natural, do-it-yourself oral care, Holistic Dental Care introduces simple, at-home dental procedures that anyone can do. Based on a "whole body approach" to oral care, Holistic Dental Care addresses the limits of the traditional approach that treats only the symptoms and not the source of body imbalances.
Taking readers on a tour of the ecology of the mouth, dental health expert and author Nadine Artemis describes the physiology of the teeth and the sources of bacteria and decay. Revealing the truth about the artificial chemicals in many toothpastes and mouthwashes, Artemis also discusses the harmful effects of mercury fillings and the much safer ceramic filling options that are available. Covering topics that include healthy nutrition, oral care for children, and the benefits of botanical substances and plant extracts for maintaining oral health, Artemis introduces a comprehensive eight-step self-dentistry protocol that offers an effective way to prevent decay, illness, acidic saliva, plaque build-up, gum bleeding, inflammation, and more.
There are on average 15 chemicals found in shampoo and 11 found in hairspray.
Our personal care products are filled with endocrine disruptors.
Endocrine disruptors affect thyroid function, stress response, puberty development, mental health, inflammation, cancer, energy, fetal growth and development, immune function, and our cardiovascular health.
A Natural, Workable Hairspray For Hold + Shine
Achieve Flexible Hold With This Versatile Finishing Hairspray, Ideal For All Hair Types + Textures
Formulated With Organic Honey For Touchable Hold + Rooibos Tea For Antioxidant Care, With Aloe + Rice Proteins To Nourish + Strengthen Strands
Ingredients Straight From Nature, Grown Organically + Sustainably Without Chemicals - Ethically Harvested + Sourced From Trusted, Transparent Plantations, Orchards + Farms From Around The World
Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free
Heating or storing your food in plastic, cooking on aluminum or Teflon releases numerous toxins and endocrine disrupters directly into the food we are eating.
Below are some simple changes you can make to nontoxic cookware and food storage in your kitchen.
Along with some of my favorite kitchen tools to help make meal prep easier.