Bon Voyage! A few of our favorite things…

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Thank you everyone in the greater Walla Walla area for a fabulous 2 years! Thank you for your trust in us, and for your commitment to your health. We have enjoyed many laughs, tears, and moments of celebration with our patients, and wanted to say a big THANK YOU, with a bow of gratitude.

We get asked a lot about our recommendations on everything from probiotics to gluten-free treats. We’ve put together a few of our favorite things, tried and tested, for different needs in life. From travel to everyday essentials, we’ve got you covered. Hope you fall in love with some of these, the way we have.

Supplements:

Healthforce naturals vitamin c powder. It’s worth every penny. A very effective supplement during cold and flu season, you’ll feel the difference versus other synthetic vitamin C you’ve tried (most supplements are synthetic forms of vitamin C). One bottle goes a long way. Remember, vitamin C is something you want to take weeks or months before flu season. Once the symptoms start, it’s only effective in shortening your suffering!

Herb Pharma elderberry tincture. Another must-have to enhance immunity. We like vitamin C as a preventative, and use elderberry in those acute situations where you need a boost, like, NOW. We don’t fly without this little bottle of magic. Take a dose every 2-3 hours when you’re feeling something terrible coming along (or when flying, because let’s be honest, all that air is filled with potential!)

Garden of Life plant-based iron. This is on our top of the list for patient’s suffering from lack of energy, anemia, and other blood deficiencies. Does not constipate like other iron supplements often can.

Dr. Axe brand soil based probiotics. Effective, high quality probiotics. Don’t bother with “gummies” and other cheap versions. Soil based probiotics won’t generally aggravate SIBO either.

CALM magnesium powder.One of our most frequently recommended supplements. Our bodies require magnesium for over 300 processes and the soil today is greatly depleted in the nutrient. In general, magnesium is great for muscle cramping, restless sleep, and constipation.

Lumbex low back spray by Serenity Herbs and Supplements. It is effective with chronic or acute low back pain and is quite miraculous. All of her products are great. Pick your ailment, and try it out.

 

Beauty products

Living libations products – from face elixirs to dental care, they offer a wide variety of awesomeness. You can rest assured that all their products are toxin-free, and effective. At first glance they may seem pricey, but actually most are quite economical because they last so long.

Schmidt’s charcoal and magnesium deodorant. All of their deodorants are great. Even, coffee-sweat tested and approved!

Uncle Harrys toothpaste and other toiletries. No junk, no artificial stuff, just effective ingredients.

Smartfloss! I know, I know, you think all floss is created equal. But, for the serious flosser, only Smartfloss will do.

Simple hair mask (to cleanse and nourish hair and scalp): Combine (liquid) coconut oil with apple cider vinegar in a 2:1 ratio. Rub lovingly into your scalp and hair (treat yo’self!) and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual. You may need to rinse and repeat with the shampoo.

 

Household stuff

Anything by Seventh Generation is good. They may general cleaners, dishsoap, handsoap, laundry detergent, etc.

Biokleen dishwasher powder. It works, it’s not going to poison the water, or put plastic film on your dishes. Let the cheers begin!

Vinegar and baking soda. It’s simple, non-toxic, and effective.

Berkey water filters. They carry drinking water and shower filters. The best bang for your buck.

 

Superfoods and other delights:

Beets. Clean the liver, clean the blood, and get a little boost of nitric oxide.

Maca. It can be included in baking recipes, or many raw desserts to give you some adrenal support and a little “kick” that doesn’t make you crash like caffeine. Our favorite place to put in maca is in coconut chocolate. Here’s the simple recipe that can be modified to add in all sorts of deliciousness as desired:

  • You will use about equal amounts of cacao powder (more nutrient-dense and delicious than cocoa powder), and unrefined coconut oil (will often say virgin coconut oil on the label). For the sake of simplicity, let’s say 1/3 cup of each.
  • Gently melt 1/3 cut of coconut oil in a small saucepan. Whisk in 1/3 cup of cacao powder until combined. Turn off heat. Add in 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Whisk in honey or maple syrup, or coconut sugar to taste. We typically use honey because it gives the chocolate a more luxurious mouthfeel. Amounts will vary widely according to taste buds, we use about 1-2 tsp of honey.
  • Whisk in 1 tsp of maca powder, you can use more, but this is about the amount where you’ll integrate it nicely with the flavor of the chocolate without overwhelming. Whisk until mixture is uniform and smooth
  • Add in any other ingredients that sound fun – i.e. chopped walnuts, dried fruit, or nothing!
  • Line a small lunch-sized glass rectangular dish (about 6 x 4 inches) with parchment paper (the chocolate will stick otherwise). Poor liquid mixture onto parchment. Place in fridge until solid.
  • ***This chocolate must be kept in the fridge! At room temperature the coconut oil will melt and make a delicious mess***

Roasted dandelion root tea. Great for the liver, and roasty like a bracing morning cup of coffee without the side-effects and stomach upset. There are many varieties of roasted dandelion tea, some single ingredient and others, blends.

May this small collection of some of our favorites things inspire you to venture out, try new products, or sing from mountain tops!

 

With great love,

Amanda and Julie

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