Recommendations

This page includes my favorites of ALL the things. From Books, Kitchen Gadgets, biofeedback tools, and more books! I’ve included links to their Amazon purchase site in case any really catch your eye.

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BOOKS 

Women Food and God. THIS BOOK. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever struggled with restrictive eating, binge eating, over eating, emotional eating, most eating IN GENERAL. Its a best seller for good reason. Buy Here.

Sexy By Nature. This is my first recommendation for women just getting into the whole foods healing thing. She gives a basic and easy to understand layout of how what we eat influences us as women: hormones, fertility, skin health, weight, etc. And she does this all in the context of body positivity and self love, which is my favorite part. Buy Here.

The Big Fat Surprise. If you have ever found yourself on the low fat train, believing myths like egg yolks contribute to heart disease, or want to know more about how politics influence the government food recommendations, you NEED to read this. Nina Teicholz is not a nutritionist with an agenda, but an investigative journalist whose curiosity led her to dig into the potent question: where did Americas fear of fat come from? and Was it justified? Spoiler alert….it isn’t. Buy Here.

The Slow Down Diet chronicles all the things that influence our health that have everything to do with food, but not the ACTUAL food. Food Rhythm, stress physiology, breathing, pleasure, negative thoughts, and more are covered in this enlightening and scientifically backed book. The studies are eye opening, and I always recommend both this book AND one about the food science of nutrition, because both are critical pieces to the health puzzle. Your mind will be blown. Read it. Buy Here.

Eat the Yolks. I love this book for a LARGE overview of the multiple elements in pursuing a whole food centered diet. Its like a textbook that covers everything from nutrient status, food sourcing, farming practices, and the Vitamin D controversy. All that, and she’s got a sense of humor. Love it. Buy Here.

Other Honorable Mentions: The Period Manual by Lara Briden. The Woman Code by Alisa Vitti. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Ruben.

COOKBOOKS 

This Cookbook is one of a few that Julie Bauer of Paleomg has, and she’s got an incredible knack for making INSANELY flavorful dishes that center around nutrient dense foods. There really is something in here for everyone, and its one I always go back to even though Ive got like 50 on my shelves. Buy Here.

A cookbook designated to my roots. Naturally, its one of my favorites. Buy Here.

Danielle Walker has 3 incredible books that I think should be a staple in your household. They are fantastic for creating staples that are hard to mimic on a whole foods based diets, like bread and condiments. Her books are also EXTREMELY family friendly. If you’ve got kiddos, her books are for you! Buy them here, here, and here.

SUPPLEMENTS 

These are a list of supplements that I recommend, use myself, and encourage exploration for. I list what they are used for and include my favorite brands.

 

FUN TOOLS AND GADGETS

For the kitchen, the gym, the house, and anywhere in between! Here are my favorite healing accessories. This is by no means an exhaustive list of every single tool I use or recommend, just some of my favorite and/or cost effective ones!

  • Instant Pot Multi Use 6 in 1: Pressure cooker, Yogurt maker, slow cooker, and so much more. They have the 6 quart either 6 in 1, or 7 in 1. And an 8 quart. I personally have the 8 quart, but definitely could have been fine with the 6 quart. I use this for EVERYTHING. Batch cooking, homemade bone broth, braising meats, soups, and stews. It’s amazing, and can cook like a slow cooker in 1/8th the time.
  • Cast Iron Pans: This one and this one are both durable, non toxic cookware so you don’t have to worry about leaching chemicals into the food you’re cooking. I adore mine. Pro Tip: SEASON IT. no matter whether it says its pre seasoned or not, pop some coconut oil on it and bake it upside down at 400 degrees for 1 hour. I didn’t do this for the first few months and everything stuck to it…I now do this once every 6 months or so and don’t have that problem! 
  • Organic Bamboo Cooking Utensils: so you’re not cooking with any BPA filled plastics. These ones are great and affordable.
  • Glass Tupperware for storing food: I HIGHLY recommend switching from plastic to glass as much as you can. Look for glass with BPA free lids. I bought my large set at costco, but these, these, and these, are WH approved!
  • Kettlebells for home workouts: there was a good 3 years where I refused to step foot in a gym and wanted nothing to do with group workouts, but still wanted to strength train and workout in the comfort of my own home. I bought a couple kettlebells and never looked back. They are more diverse than dumbells, and can be used for strength AND cardiovascular workouts. I like these coated ones because they won’t scratch up your floors! 
  • Resistance bands, Large for full body and small for around the ankles or knees. I personally bring a couple to the gym with me every workout and wrap them around my water bottle
  • Hydroflask: get those ounces in. And also take comfort knowing it can easily be used as a self defense weapon if need be….I’m all about multitasking, and I find these cooler than pepper sprays.
  •  Non toxic household products: I like Ms. Meyers and Dr.Bronners. They are affordable and have products for everything your household needs.

NON TOXIC BEAUTY & FEMININE CARE

Most of the makeup, skin care, and personal care products we use are loaded with endocrine disrupting chemicals that have been linked to everything from cancer to neurodegeneration. Here are resources and brands I have tried and loved on my switch to safer beauty. 

PLACES TO LEARN

There are TONS of brilliant people out there sharing information that I believe are bringing healing for people on multiple fronts. These are the websites, podcasts, and people I trust and follow who provide in-depth information on a whole range of topics. They are reliable, and I trust these resources enough to pass on to those I care about and love. Explore and learn away!

Podcasts

  • The Paleo Women Podcast (my favorite!)
  • Food Psych
  • Rock Your Body Podcast
  • Balanced Bites Podcast
  • Masterclass with Chris Masterjohn
  • Revolution Health Radio

Websites

Chriskresser.com 

Paleoforwomen.com

Paleomom.com

Isabellefoxenduke.com

Psychologyofeating.com

LauraSchoenfeldRD.com

Coconutsandkettlebells.com

Skyntherapy.com: such an incredible comprehensive site for natural skin care and dealing with skin issues the holistic way

Girlsgonestrong.com: my go to resource for all things lifting and fitness related specifically for women