Trusted Brands & Products
I am a stickler for clean, pure products, and honest companies. I am very picky about what I recommend, so you can rest assured… I’ve done the research for you. I even see some of the products created right before my very eyes! : )
I support small, local companies whenever possible, and I highly encourage you to do the same. However, finding local companies that supply superior products can sometimes prove challenging.
My list of recommendations will grow as the Lighten Your Toxic Load series progresses, but for now, here are some of my favorite products and most trusted brands.
My fiancé is the Chief Science Officer and the head of Research & Development at BioTRUST, so I obviously know this company well. The owners are great people and they strive to make the highest quality products possible.
I personally depend on three of BioTRUST’s highly acclaimed products daily: ProX10 (fantastic probiotic), AbsorbMax (awesome digestive enzyme), and Omega Krill 5x (IFOS™ Certified with a 5-star rating). I also LOVE their Certified Organic Protein Bar; I would be lost without them! I rely on them for hiking, mountain biking, and to hold me over when on-the-go, or travelling.
The Low Carb whey protein blend is hands down the best protein powder I’ve ever tasted (creamy, yummy, and no chemical aftertaste whatsoever). It’s non-gmo, and both antibiotic and hormone-free. The only improvement I wish to see: Certified Organic and 100% grass-fed.
Those are my BioTRUST go-to’s, but they have a plethora of products that people report to have facilitated some truly astounding results.
This small, Colorado based company specializes in natural, organic skin care, herbal remedies, teas, and the yummiest granola bars on the planet. Everything is handcrafted from the finest ingredients available. Although not certified organic, I know firsthand that all of Taspen’s ingredients listed as organic, are in fact organic. Taspen’s owners are wonderful people who are focused on creating truly exceptional products. They are my go-to source for luxurious, so-clean-you-could-eat-’em, skin care products.
My favorite products? The Facial Moisturizing Cream (citrus is my fav), Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser/Mask, and the No More Aches Cream (works beautifully for all kinds of ailments). Ooooohhhh, and their Lip Balm is out of this world! www.taspens.com
Synergy specializes in vitamin, mineral, and supplement products, using only the finest natural and organic ingredients. I take their Women’s Multivitamin and Bone Renewal daily. Synergy’s customer service is also wonderful and accommodating. www.thesynergycompany.com
I’ve recently confirmed that this is indeed a “non-gmo” product. The one thing I dislike about this product is that it contains EDTA (a preservative). It is considered safe in small amounts, but because I am a purist, I would rather see a more natural preservative in this product (although had one proved effective, I’m sure they’d be using it ). Along those lines, do be aware that the shelf life of this product is relatively short and it should be kept refrigerated if possible.
This product is amazing for liver support, detoxification, and immune support. I always take it before jumping on a plane, as well any time I feel under the weather, achy, or after a night out with friends.
This company offers an extensive array of some of the absolute best and highest quality raw materials on the market. This is a fantastic source for items such as bulk organic herbs, gourmet spices, and body care ingredients.
Note: Dairy options are usually limited in stores; always choose Certified Organic and find a local dairy if possible!
Alternative Healthcare Practitioners by State
If you live in Colorado, you’re in luck. I’ve found some of the best alternative healthcare practitioners in this state. If you live somewhere else and you’ve experienced great success with an extraordinary healing professional, please let me know. I will need some help growing this list of resources.
Heartwood Soft Tissue Balancing, Denver, CO
Dr. Scott Vander Wall specializes in soft tissue bodywork techniques and functional nutrition. Honestly, I can’t explain how he works his highly intuitive magic, but he is the real deal…a true healer. He has a gift for putting bodies back into balance and restoring them to an optimally functioning state, using a variety of gentle, yet incredibly effective, techniques. If you are in pain, or simply looking for some magnificent preventative medicine, Dr. Scott is most definitely your man.
Arne Wellness Center, Littleton, CO
Although Dr. Arne provides many different services, I have relied upon him as I would a medical doctor. He is an internal disorders specialist, and he provides potent natural medicine. Whether your conventional doctors can’t figure out what ails you, or you just aren’t feeling “right,” Dr. Arne can most likely guide you back to optimal health.