Things I Use, Recommend, and Love
Using wonderfully supportive athletic shoes has actually reduced the function of our feet, which are the foundation of support for our movement. The trend these days is toward barefoot training. Now, my feet are far too sensitive to run around bare these days so the FiveFingers is an awesome solution. Release your feet from the constriction of shoes and stimulate the muscles and joints of your feet. FiveFingers come in both womens
styles. See the article on my blog
as well.The Best Chocolate in the WorldMarie et Freres
is passionate about his chocolate. Marie et Freres has spent nearly a decade on the tiny African island of Principe converting the abandoned Terreiro Velho plantation that once grew superb cacao into a world-class estate producing cacao unlike any other. FoodNutiva Bulk Shelled Organic Hemp Seeds – 5# bag
I pour out what I will use over the course of a week or so and freeze the rest until I need it. Hemp is a miracle food.Nutiva Raw Organic Centrifuge-Processed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil is a medium chain saturated fatty acid. Your body can use it for fuel easily instead of storing it for later so it is a perfect quick energy source for athletes, or anyone really.
100% raw process that separates the fats from the protein and water by a centrifugal (spinning) technique. This raw, cold-centrifuged oil has a very light flavor. The maximum temperature reached is 118º.
Made without pesticides, GMOs, or hexane.Versatile
: Ideal as a high-heat cooking oil (up to 350º) and as a delicious butter substitute on raw crackers and vegetables. It's a perfect body moisturizer, eye make up remover, lip balm, shaving oil or massage oil. Your skin will love it.Hydration
Water is an essential nutrient and the one we are most often deficient in. Daily, your body needs one half your body weight in ounces of water to remain hydrated. Increased physical activity requires additional hydration and electrolytes helps your system use the water you drink. Nuun
add flavor without sugar. My favorite flavor Nuun is Lemon Lime and my two favorite flavors of U are Cucumber Mint and Tangerine Ginger. Enter SYNERGY2010 in the promotional code box to receive a 10% discount on your order
.ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops
is a product I use when I prefer not to flavor the water. It is low in sodium so that when I am not in sweat-mode I maintain a good mineral balance. This product is completely earth sourced from the Great Salt Lake and is free of heavy metals.Organic Skin Care
I just met the Melvita Organic Skin Care line of products and I am smitten by the consciousness and delightful feel of this line. Skin is the largest organ of your body and transfers whatever you put on it into your body so be sure you choose skin care products wisely and that they do not contain petrochemicals or synthetic elements that might be harmful to you. My favorite Melvita products are in the Bio-Excellence line: Day Cream
, Avocado Oil
, Anti-Aging Serum
, Night Cream
, Eye Contour Care
, and Body Milk
. They have a store in Seattle at Pacific Place.
The Heritage Products
are formulated by the famous psychic Edgar Cayce. There are several lovely options for this scented water to hydrate and nourish your skin. Rose water has a high vibrational frequency and lifts your own vibration. Roses smell divine, and I guess, in-fact, they are.
Edgar Cayce (1877 - 1945) is the world's most documented psychic. He is known as the "Father of Holistic Medicine" because of the pioneering information he gave in his more than 14,000 readings. Edgar Cayce always encouraged manufacturers to improve their products.Raw Food
Sarma Melngailis has created a fabulous raw food restaurant in New York city called Pure Food and Wine
as well as a product resource called, (this is great) One Lucky Duck
. Her recipes
are yummy and elegant. Some are more complex but totally worth the effort. I love her blog
and if you are ever in the big apple, go to the restaurant for the ultimate in the raw food dining experience.Raw Vegan Athlete
Brendan Bazier is a successful, competitive athlete who eats a raw food, vegan diet. His books
are great resources and he has pioneered a line of products called VEGA. While I use the products on occasion I use his books and recipes regularly.Raw Vegan Source
is a store that carries a wide range of raw products and information for people who already eat this way or are interested in transitioning. Tom and Susan have created a trusted resource and have been instrumental in growing the raw food community in the greater Northwest area. Shop online or visit their store in Redmond, WA.Skin Care
Origins products are a favorite of mine. They smell good, and the lip gloss tastes good with a peppermint essence. If you are putting stuff on your lips and eating it you want it to be non-toxic, right? I love the White Tea Skin Guardian
and the Once Upon a Shine Sheer Lip Gloss
.Triathlon Training - Heart Zone Training
Sally Edwards is a prolific author and has pioneered an approach to using heart rate monitoring to pilot your aerobic training. She has completed hundreds of Triathlons and was one of the forces that moved triathlon into the Olympics. She was the Danskin Women's Triathlon mentor and spokesperson for many years. Her methods are sound and there is a wealth of education and information from her companies Heart Zones Training
and The Sally Edwards Company.Generalist
My guy Keith does a bit of everything ~ contact
him if you need some help.