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5 Favorites: April Edition

April 2, 2015

A series I'd like to start is "My 5 Favorites" : )  Ever come across some products that you just love and think others could benefit from? Yeah, me too!

 

So here is the first list!

 

1. Synergy's Kombucha Gingerade

 

Kombucha is a fermented tea that is made by adding a culture of bacteria and yeast to a solution of tea, sugar and sometimes fruit juice and other flavorings.  I'm sure this sounds unappealing to some of you, it did to me at first!, but the benefits are wonderful.  It aids in detoxification, joint care, the immune system, and especially gut health.  Of course, it is always best to make your own, but I always like to pick up this brand when I find it on sale at the grocery store (or even Target!)

 

 

2. Green Pastures Cod Liver Oil Blend - Cinnamon Tingle

 

Apparently I'm all about the fermented foods this week!  Green Pasture's Fermented Cod Liver Oil has been life changing for me.  It has helped with inflammation, mental clarity, and very noticeably my hair, skin and nails.  It is also said to have benefits for promoting healthy cholesterol levels, healthy hormone balance, mood disorders, and many more!  If you currently take a fish oil, I highly recommend you look into this company and potentially FCLO.  Most fish oils unfortunately have fallen in the hands of greedy processing companies looking to just make a fortune rather than provide a sustainable, nourishing product.  If you want to read the difference between FCLO and Fish oil, check out this post from Balanced Bites. Everything you could want to know about the two!  I take my 1/2 tsp of the Cinnamon Tingle every morning with breakfast.  Fair warning, its not the most pleasant (it IS fishy liver oil), but the benefits are worth it!

 

3. George Stanley Notebook Journals

 

 

Unfortunately, these can be hard to find!  I got a few packs at Home Goods over the summer and now they are alluding me!  But I LOVE the smaller 40 sheet, lined notebook for organizing my crazy thoughts and life.  One for wedding shower/bachelorette planning, one for blog planning, one for nutrition school...they are great for keeping everything separate and organized.  Plus they came in cute designs.  I know there are plenty of companies out there that make similar journals (May Designs is one company!)

 

4. The Podcast App

 

I pretty much love podcasts and listen every chance I can!  I think it is so awesome how you have access to all these great minds for advice for free!  Here are some of my favorites:

 

  • Balanced Bites

  • The Health Bridge

  • The Chalene Show/Build Your Tribe

  • Team Beachbody Coach Podcast

  • Real Food Liz Radio

  • Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

  • Define Your Life with Shaun T

  • The Virgin Diet Lifestyle Show

  • Mind Body Musings Podcast

 

5. My Fanny Pack

 

 

That's right, I rock the fanny pack.  Okay, its not a TRUE fanny pack...or at least they tried to trick me and called it a "hip band" or "running band." AND I may not ROCK it. But Whatever it is, whatever it's called, it's fabulous.  I hate taking my pup for a walk while carrying and listening to aforementioned #4 on my phone, our apartment keys, his lease, and then stopping to clean up after him while juggling and tripping (yep, #firstworldproblems).  I ordered one of these from ETSY and I dig it.

 

 

 

 

So this first list was a little bit of health, nutrition, life...pretty much how it goes!  Do you have anything that you are loving this week?

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