I don’t believe in recommending anything unless I have personally used it (if at all possible within the constraints of illnesses and medical care). For years, myself, my family and my very closest friends have been the first to “guinea pig” all of my late night research missions and “well, it seems to me that if…” moments. It’s my own non-official real life science experiment-clinical trial. Slowly but surely over the years this has sorted itself into a “this works extremely well for this, but don’t bother wasting time or money on that” situation that has vastly benefited not only my tribe, but my clients.
Here are the companies that I have vetted and used that have brought significant results to the table. I continually strive to ensure that only the best quality evidence based products make it to my list so that you can avoid wasting time and your health and money on junk or “blog science recommendations”. You would be amazed at how many products and “protocols” are simply the result of bloggers who repeat the same erroneous information or even cut and paste it without any serious thought or investigation or trial and error efforts of their own.
I hope that you take advantage of the work and experience factor put forth and tap into the potential of the companies here for your healing and wellness journey!
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Metagenics was founded in 1983 with the concept of helping people to realize their genetic potential with nutrition, nutrigenomics. Non-GMO, gluten free, methylation optimized and more…
Beyond the Laboratory: Clinical Studies
At Metagenics, we take pride in our extensive research efforts. In addition to conducting the most innovative laboratory research in our niche, our clinicians carefully and thoroughly document the effectiveness of how our nutraceuticals, medical foods , and personal lifestyle medicine work in real patients to improve health and reverse chronic illness. The results of their work are routinely published in peer-reviewed journals. No other company in our segment can offer this kind of supporting evidence of effective use in a clinical setting.
Our On-Site Clinic — The Functional Medicine Research Center
Clinical studies and individual case management studies are conducted at our Functional Medicine Research CenterSM (FMRC) — the clinical research arm of Metagenics. Located on the site of our Gig Harbor, Washington, campus and staffed by doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and other clinicians, the FMRC is responsible for investigating and developing treatment approaches to chronic health conditions using lifestyle medicine, nutritional products, and other natural therapies. Many of our nutritional formulas in development are tested at FMRC.
More than 2,000 patient visits take place annually at the FMRC, as part of:
- Clinical studies to assess the impact of specific nutritional and lifestyle medicine interventions
- Individual case management ICM studies that expand our research and understanding
- In numerous cases, the clinical outcomes have been life changing in improving health and even reversing chronic illnesses.
Kannaway’s products combine pure hemp oil and other all-natural ingredients to create daily use CBD supplements. All our hemp oil products are made with non-GMO hemp grown free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides and put through a Triple Lab Tested™ process to ensure reliability and protect the end user from contamination.
Designed for use by the entire family, our products include our Rev!ve AM, PM, and Pro formulas, our Kannaway Premium Hemp Oil supplements, our Pure CBD line, and our Kannaway salve. Exclusive to the Kannaway brand, these unique products can only be found through the Kannaway website or our team of brand ambassadors.
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of over a hundred cannabinoids discovered within the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, which regulates functions in the body like sleep, appetite, and immune response. The endocannabinoid system aims to create homeostasis within our system to promote overall balance. Kannaway’s Hemp Oil products feed the endocannabinoid system with a wide range of healthy cannabinoids like CBD and CBD-A.
Get the medical and therapeutic benefits of the BioMat working for you. Enjoy unlimited access to the proven health benefits of the BioMat’s far infrared rays, negative ion therapy and the superconducting properties of pure amethyst. Because the BioMat’s unique technology penetrates at the cellular level, it is capable of addressing a wide range of health issues.
Using the amethyst BioMat for just a short time each day leaves your body relaxed and refreshed, and it’s designed to fit your lifestyle. Use the BioMat while you relax with a good book or in front of the television. Use it at bed-time and drift into sleep, or incorporate the BioMat into your fitness, relaxation or meditation routine.
The BioMat’s unique medical and therapeutic properties are based on Nobel prize-winning research into ionic channels and the same infrared technology that NASA identified as the safest and most beneficial type of light wave. By producing deep-penetrating, far infrared rays along with negative ions that activate the body at the molecular level, the BioMat is capable of administering deep soothing stimulation.
As a US FDA 510k Class II Approved medical device for pain management and muscle relaxation, the purchase of your BioMat Professional may be covered by your insurance company or health benefits provider. Currently, the main types of insurance claims being paid are Personal Injury Protection, Workers’ Compensation, and Flexible Medical.
Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
Kettle & Fire bone broth is made with bones from organically raised chickens or cattle, then slow simmered for a solid 24 hours with organic vegetables, sea salt and herbs. All that simmer-time extracts insane amounts of protein, not to mention glycine, glucosamine, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. That’s a long list of goodness, all of which your body converts into energy, stronger muscles, and a more effective immune system. Bone broth is also an amazing source of collagen, which is great for your skin, hair, nails and bones.
Enviromedica: furthering the principles of evolutionary medicine.
Derived from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed, isolated from the forces of modern pollution, Ancient Minerals is a perfectly preserved snapshot of magnesium and trace minerals formed over 250 million years.Transdermal magnesium is an easy and convenient, “do it yourself” method of magnesium supplementation
- Avoids problems of gastrointestinal irritation and diarrhea, through bypassing the digestive system entirely
- Passes directly into the tissues via the skin, where it is quickly transported to cells throughout the body
Prescript-Assist is a next-generation combination of 29 probiotic microflora “Soil-Based Organisms (SBOs)” uniquely combined with a humic/fulvic acid prebiotic that enhances SBO proliferation. Prescript-Assists’s microflora are Class-1 micro ecological units that are typical of those progressively found resident along the healthy human GI Tract. And with more than 6 years in clinical development and testing*, Prescript-Assist remains one of the most effective probiotic supplements for restoring levels of gastrointestinal micro-flora compromised from antibiotics, medication, poor diet, stress, and digestive abnormalities.
Nascent Iodine is a consumable iodine in its atomic form rather than its molecular form. More than 90% of us are low in iodine. Whole body iodine insufficiency contributes to numerous health problems ranging from hypothyroidism to fibromyalgia.
Iodine is commonly recognized for its role in thyroid function – often being placed into the category of “emergency radiation intervention” – but it is responsible for so much more. This simple nutrient is utilized throughout the entire body and assists in normalizing several biological functions. It is found in breast tissue, ovaries, testes, parotid glands, and salivary glands (to name a few).
Water containing halogens such as chlorine, fluoride, and bromine, utilized internally or externally, interferes with iodine molecules and causes your body to excrete the iodine it so desperately needs. Since chlorine exists in most city water supplies, unless you dechlorinate your water, you are exposed to thyroid-lowering gases whenever you bathe, shower, or have a drink of water. For those of you who have a hot tub or whirlpool spa, you most likely use chlorine or bromine as water purification agents, which both affect you in the same way.
Distinctive healing clays blended with supporting botanicals, Magnetic Clay Baths assist in the gentle removal of environmental burdens on the body. Clays are particularly known for their ability to remove toxic metals from the air, water, and soil because of their unusual structure of “pores” (channels and holes) that allows them to absorb huge amounts of contaminant materials. Toxic gases, chemicals, mold, heavy metals, and other toxins are drawn by the natural negative electrical charge into the crystal micro pores of the clay. The unique structure of clay provides literally millions of pores or sieves – “shape-selective catalysts” – that catch only molecules small enough to fit into the cavities while excluding larger molecules.
Hurom’s patented Slow Squeeze Technology uses an auger to squeeze out juice (similar to how you would hand-squeeze an orange) instead of shredding fruits and vegetables with high-speed blades like other juicers and blenders. This natural motion keeps natural taste and nutrition intact.
Centrifugal juicers and blenders heat up and oxidize juice with high speed blades, reducing nutrients and breaking down the form and color.
The chemical fire retardants used by most mattress manufacturers are toxic, suspected to cause organ toxicity, hair loss and other neurological damage. Avocado Mattress uses a special fire barrier protectant of 100% natural hydrated silica — the same compounds as the gemstone opal — to protect both sides of your mattress. They also use 100% natural New Zealand wool, which chars but does not burn, as an additional fire barrier. Avocado mattresses exceed all federal flammability and CPSC standards without using chemical flame retardants.