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Lauren Toolin – My Tremendous Yoga Instructor, with whom it has been an honor to study! Jai Ma!
Himalayan Institute – A very special place I like to visit, study, and retreat, in Honesdale, PA.  Special, down to earth place.
Kripalu – A blessing – to have this place so close to home.  Awesome food options!! I love being able to take a day trip out there – practice yoga, go for a walk or sweat in the sauna.
Karuna Yoga – Eileen at Karuna is an amazingly gifted and kind teacher.  It’s definitely worth the drive to get up to Northampton to take one of her classes or one of her guest teachers’ classes.  This is where I had the privilege of studying with Rodney Yee, H.S. Arun, and Edwin F. Bryant.  Bela restaurant is a very special place to eat at – vegetarian fare with gluten and dairy options to make me super happy! (note closed on Sundays)


  This 6 gallon bucket works really well for me for making and bottling big batches of soda, kombucha, and water kefir.  It has gradations on it so you can easily see how much you are making and the measurements are so much easier this way!
  This Extra large stainless steel spoon is so very handy when mixing large quantities of fluid.  A must have for big batch making.
 A mesh strainer is a must have for traditional soda making.


 My favorite funnel, by far! It has a removable mesh strainer.  I love it!
Colanders I like.  I also like having two one with a foot, one without, different sizes of holes.  Love the stainless because you can use it with hot and cold alike.  Got rid of my plastic ones a long time ago.
Thunder Group Mixing Bowl, 20-Quart. I love a big mixing bowl in the kitchen. The cheapest best investment ever!  Great for making kale chips, cookies, yogurt… It is so nice to have a big mixing surface.
Cheesecloth is a must for fine straining of your fruit sodas.  Don’t want the seeds getting stuck in the bottle tops and making a mess. Can be lined in the colanders from above.  I also wash and re-use mine…well, until I can’t.  🙂
“More than a Nut Milk Bag” by Rawsome Creations is the best nut milk bag that I have ever tried.  I have used over and over and over again and it does not tear! Well worth the $10.


 Body Ecology This site has a lot of wonderful recipes, articles, supplements, and digestive support to heal your gut.  They have great cultured beverages.


New World Bistro – I Love this place.  Fresh, local, delicious.  Options for everyone. Gluten free, vegan, and carnivores rejoice!


   A great resource for wheat free recipes!
   The traditionalist’s Bible.


  What an eye opening book about genetic modification, wheat, and the relationship to chronic disease.
A great resource for anyone struggling with yeast infections, or wanting to learn more about the art of food combining.


  I am so excited about this juicer.  It is like having the speed of a centrifugal juicer with the benefits of a masticating juicer.  Self cleaning amazingness!  Pick a color, any color!  🙂
Healthy Living Digestive Health Vitamix Blender Affiliate Image I use my Vitamix for everything and anything.  It is an absolute beast! And I mean that in the best way possible – smoothies, nut butters, dressings, soups, homemade ice cream.  It has served me so well for over 7 years.  I find more uses for it all the time and I certainly do miss it while I am away on vacations!  🙂   P.S. If you decide to get it, by clicking on this link, you will automatically get my special coupon (or use this coupon code 06-007223) for free shipping ($25 value!) Woo-hoo!
Immersion Blender!  I am not sure how I ever survived making soups in my kitchen without this handy immersion blender!  My soups have never been easier and less messy to make!  I LOVE this thing!  One of the best tools in my kitchen!
Favorite Food Processor Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White This little guy will help you chop, mix, and slice a lot of veggies quickly….I love using it to make hummus, nutty cheese, dressings, and more.  If you need more get the larger version of the same thing. Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel
Breville SK500XL Ikon Cordless 1.7-Liter Stainless-Steel Electric Kettle or it’s slightly fancier sister, with temperature read outs for specific teas. Very cool. Breville BKE820XL Variable-Temperature 1.8-Liter Kettle


 Thorne Research, Berberine- 500

  • Broad-spectrum immune and GI activity
  • Promotes healthy respiratory mucus membranes
  • Berberine is found in Oregon grape, goldenseal, and other plants
  • Helps maintain the body’s normal intestinal flora


  This is a charger for all of your battery operated needs.  It charges AA and AAA.  If you have toys or even clocks that takes batteries, or whatever else this is a nice green option to recharge your batteries.  Save money in the long run and reduce your carbon footprint.  Right?
   Here are your rechargeable AAs!
   Here are the rechargeable AAAs!


  This is a serious mug for hot beverage lovers!  Steel Vacuum Insulated – high quality, effective, insulated mug to go for safe (no pesky chemicals) drinking of hot beverages.
ASTRO Gaming A30 PC Headset Kit (Black) The best headphone ever! Grab these, a book on tape and go for a walk or a drive. I love to use these to take phone calls too! Awesome sound quality and they don’t hurt my ears!
  Koolatron 36-Quart Electric Cooler/Warmer Any personal or family trip is not quite right without this awesome cooler in the trunk!  I keep my family eating healthy on long road trips.  No more Pizza, burgers, and fries at rest areas along the high way! We are all set with healthy snacks, sandwiches and God only knows what other crazy cool stuff I feed my family!  This amazing cooler fits more than enough food to feed a family of 5 for a long weekend!  It plugs into a car charger, super cool!  What is even cooler is that it comes with an adapter (with a plug for a regular outlet) that makes it effectively into a mini refrigerator! This toy can actually keep your food hot too – just reverse the plug from blue to red and voila – You have a little oven!  I LOVE this thing!


Sprinkle these on your oatmeal, throw a handful in your morning shake, add some to a cookie…Get your dose of essential amino acids and good fatty acids from a vegeterian source! – Nutiva Organic Shelled Hempseed (Stand-up Pouch), 19 Ounce
Pecan Meal, Raw, 8 oz. Great for paleo baking recipes, for those that can’t have grains, such as the GAPS diet, or baking for folks with candida.



Gluten free matzo that actually tastes good.  For Jews who want to feel a little bit like regular Jews and have a seder with Matza.


Dance with Fibro  http://www.dancewithfibro.com/  My dear friend, Abigail Thurston, has an amazing story of healing and now she brings all that passion into her healing energy work.  I feel like this description does not even do justice to how healing her work is  – you just have to go see her!!


   My friend and colleague, Nina Manolson, is a tremendous resource for other moms.  Some fantastic recipes in here…for grown-up kids as well.

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