This week’s blog is a list of my top 15 favs I found in 2015 on my continued quest for the latest and greatest ways my clients and I can live more sustainably, earth friendly, healthy, happy lives that defy our age. So I’ll be takin’ these well into the new year and beyond.
Some of the best things on the list are tried and tested favs from times past, like the protein powder and the mini trampoline. But some key brands and places to find them have changed.
So here they are, in alphabetical order. As always, lmk what you think. I love to hear from you!
See my picks under “Meditations” below. My Mind Body RE BOOT program’s app MBody360’s release is February 2016-so doesn’t make the 2015 list;)
Thanks to Audible.com, I read 3-5 books a week. I turn on my latest read while getting ready in the AM or doing other mundane tasks that don’t require my undivided attention. Here’s four from last year that I’ll definitely re-read this year.
The Five Love Languages This should be required reading prior to entering any relationship. LOVE it!
Power of the Subconscious Mind Like the Five Love Languages, this book should be required reading but for teenagers. I was introduced to the concept by my father when he took me to the Tony Robbins Firewalk experience. Thanks KB!
Massage/Rolfer/Alignment Expert: We store everything from physical to emotional injuries in our precious bodies. Yin Yoga goes a long way to helping to work some of it out. But sometimes you just need to go in a little deeper. Getting a true expert to do body work is like taking high quality nutritional supplements and eating organic and non GMO food. It makes a critical difference. Here’s my latest fav Kayte Ringer: firstname.lastname@example.org. Doesn’t mean I don’t still LOVE Shari Auth, I do.
WORKOUT AND RUNNING AROUND NYC CLOTHES:
American Giant Hoodie Despite the fact that I run around in fitness wear a good part of every day I’m NOT a fan of the sweatshirt. But “the best hoodie ever made” has become a part of my everyday duds, so had to share. I wear mine under my cashmere blazers and Patagonia puffer vests...so 1980’s:) I like THIS one in particular.
Nike Running and Cycling Pants-Still my fav bc I’m into the standard black tights, but the cutest patterns, if I did wear them, are hands down, Zara Terez.
My Essential Mind Body RE BOOT Nutritional protocol includes some of the more obvious basic nutrients: a high potency Probiotic, B-Complex, CALM magnesium and Digestive Enzymes among others. But there are some interesting new kids on the block.
Moringa Olifera: Being touted as “the new kale” I came across this pretty lil green powder while in Bali last Feb. Moringa is an antioxidant that has 0,75x more vitamin C than oranges, 15x more potassium than bananas, 10x more vitamin A than carrots, 25x more iron than in spinach, 17x more calcium than milk and 4x more protein than eggs. So of course, it’s a part of my NEW Mind Body RE BOOT Nutrient protocol and should be a part of your daily supplement routine too! You can blend the powder into smoothies or take the capsules which is easiest.
Moringa is easy and inexpensive to grow, and its dried leaves retain many of their vitamins and minerals, making it a useful food source in different parts of the world. Charitable programs in India and Africa use it to fight malnutrition, reports WebMD. Click HERE to order.
Puerh Tea: When it’s this cold, I like to sip soothing, hot bevvies. To wean my clients of coffee and cocoa I lure them with medicinal teas. I partnered with my fav tea company Plain Tea to create a selection of teas for energy, enhanced digestion, reduce bloat, center and calm the mind and ore. My pet tea is Puerh. Check out all the benefits of Puerh and see my entire customized Mind Body RE BOOT Tea Program HERE.
IMPORTANT-not all supplements are created alike of course and poor quality supplements can do more harm than good if they have fillers and allergens. So make sure you’re using a brand you can trust. Click HERE to discover what supplements and brands I reco in my Essential RE BOOT Nutrient Protocol.
Sprouts! Specifically Sunflower and Pea Shoots: During my three week stay at Hippocrates Health Institute, I tried a few totally new things like the Hyperbaric Chamber with Oxygen therapy. But my biggest take away-the thing I brought back and into my personal and REBOOT program protocols was sprouts as my main protein source. I have 1-2 cups 1-2x a day as a part of a salad or blended smoothie. They are the most bioavailable source of nutrients on the planet: 7x more vitamin C than blueberries, low in calorie and high in protein and other nutrients, they cost just pennies to grow and they taste good. I’m not ready to grow mine yet, so I’m getting them shipped from Andrew at Got Sprouts in Florida (Phone: 561-689-9464) until I can find a great source in NYC.
Chef V Green Juice and Souper Cleanse
Hands down my fav locally-sourced organic green juice! Mucho less expensive, mas delish and lowest in sugar (2 grams). Plus, it's more conveniently delivered FREE to my door. Oh, and it’s yummy!
I get their weekly Green Drink delivery and do their 7-Day Souper cleanse bc I LOVE the shakes and soups. Use our code REBOOT for 55% off any cleanses and 20% off all juice deliveries.
HEALTHY HOME STUFF:
Essential Oils: I’ve been using a special blend of lavender and orange to make a calming spray for home and my Yin Yoga classes for years. So oils are nothing new to me, but now I’m obsessed. I’m using them for everything from a drop of peppermint oil pick-me-up on my tongue before a workout or a headache comin’ on to clove in my toothpaste and homemade hand sanitizer for travel. Sandalwood and Rose oils in my facial serums are also now a necessity-see Skincare picks below. This one subject is now an entire workshop in my RE BOOT program-so much to love! Haven’t picked a fav brand yet but the Do Terra starter kit works and would love to hear your picks.
I now own three of these inexpensive, easy Essential Oil Diffuser two for home and one for my travel bag.
I still use Two Bells personally and in my RE BOOT program protocol. And I'm back to doing my TM-Transcendental Meditation 2x day as well. If you're inclined to explore TM I reco The David Lynch Foundation. I really love how accessible they make meditation and that they're providing it free of charge for Veterans, the homeless, men and women in prisons and school children.
But as for my fav NEWish apps, I love Headspace and Buddhify - Very user friendly. LOVE that there’s a lil’ meditation for every occasion - whether you’re eating, “feeling stressed” traveling, “walking through the city” or going to sleep.
Sun Warrior - LOVE the taste, is nutritious. HERE’S my recipe for my Mind Body RE BOOT
Dermatologist: Paul Frank - Nobody could replace my beloved Frederic Brandt (Rest In Peace) but this man comes as close as anyone can. LOVE him!
Facial Serum by Jenise Parris with yummy blend of botanicals and essential oils. Smells good, has healing properties and makes my face glowy. NO MORE lotions for my skin and definitely NO MORE parabens and other toxins.
I still think everyone should be doing at least 3x HIIT'S- High Intensity Interval training workouts per week-my personal fav again is RUNNING. Nothing gets your endorphins going like really picking up your knees. But my minimum reco went from 25 to 30 minutes and I’m back to weight lifting 3x a week as well.
I supplement my park and treadmill workouts as well as my studio classes at Soul Cycle, Barrys, Physique 57 and Bar Method with home workouts on my mini-trampoline. And I finally found THE BEST one on the market-The Bellicon. Where have you been all my bounces Bellicon?! LOVE you. Seriously does not compare to anything else out there. It’s expensive but worth every penny and a lot less expensive than a treadmill. You can customize everything from your resistance on your bungees to your mat color. I own two, one for travel, with case and all, one for my apartment.
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