30 Days to Amplify, Simplify, Detoxify, Optimize! Resources

 

My 30-Day program for family health is a rebut of your children’s health.  It is a simple guide to adding, removing, substituting and detoxifying your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom to the bedroom.  By adding certain foods, you will amplify health, minimize nutrient deficiencies, affect behavioral and physical disorders.  By switching and substituting higher quality foods, you will reduce allergies, gut issues, auto-immune disorders and tummy issues.  By revamping your child’s social, sleep and home life, you can prevent physical, emotional and long-term health conditions.  By detoxifying every aspect of your home, you will minimize exposure to carcinogens, hormone disruptors and allergens.  4 weeks to better health, behavior and life-long preventative health and vitality!  This course will start at the beginning, taking you through SIMPLE steps to make big changes in your children’s health and habits.

If you haven’t check out this course yet, go here for more information.

Below are my Easy Links for all the products I recommend, use and LOVE. Note: most of these links are affiliate links.  These products are ones that I have used, love and highly recommend.  

 

Fermentation

Fermentation kit with own jar:          

Fermentation kits to use with wide-mouth Mason jars:    

Fermentation crocks:           

Fun kits:     contains the pounder to press the chopped veggies into container:        

Kombucha Jars, with lids and cheese cloth:  

I use a spout jar like this for continuous brew Kombucha:   You will need cheese cloth for this set up.

I have not used a jar like this but it looks cool:   

This complete starter kit is a great way to start from scratch:     

If you know of someone who has a SCOBY to give you, this is a good idea, but starting from scratch is the cleanest, best way to go since SCOBYs can get old.

Kombucha Camp is a GREAT website for How-To.

 

Week 2- Substituting and Tweaking Foods to Optimize Nutrient Value of Your Favorite Foods!

One of my FAVORITE tweaks is this bread!  It is yummy, makes pretty good sandwiches and I feel good about feeding it to my kids, if not daily, then a few times a week:
 It comes in several flavors and SHOULD be kept cold if not frozen.  Also available at Raley’s, Whole Foods, and most higher quality grocers.

A few other Sprouted Grain Products to try:

 

Sourdough

As for sourdoughs, this is a tricky one.  It is VERY difficult to find REAL sourdough at the store.  The trend is so on the rise, that companies are using gimmicks to suck you in.  So I have done a LOT of research and it is still hard.  But here is one:  (expensive and comes in a pack of 6- but at least you get the idea):

Berlin Natural Bakery Sourdough Spelt bread is Healthy Home Economist-Approved!

Here are some Sourdough Rules of Thumb from Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist:

Sourdough Bread Rules of Thumb

Here are some rules of thumb to identify authentic sourdough bread:

  • A handful of ingredients
  • No yeast
  • Cultured flour starter
  • No sweetener
  • Made using whole grain flour
  • Dough is fermented before baking for at least 4-6 hours
  • {my additions:  NO VINEGAR AND NO CITRIC ACID FOR “SOUR FLAVOR”}

After examining the label, if you are still unsure, a phone call or email to the company is a good idea. Ask how long the sourdough is allowed to rise (double in size) before baking. A true sourdough is going to rise for a minimum of about 4-6 hours and even as long as 10-15 hours depending on the temperature. If the whole grain dough is properly fermented, no yeast is ever needed and sweeteners should never be used.

 

Although it is time-consuming, making your own sourdough bread is the best way to have authentic fermented bread.  It is worth trying once.  This company provides the starter culture and LOTS of instruction.  The starter comes with great instructions and their website is also great:
My suggestion if you try this at home is to stick to organic WHITE WHEAT FLOUR.  The fancier flours just don’t make a nice, light, fluffy bread.   I once tried organic red fife flour, and the bread turned out like a brick.

 

WEEK 4- Detoxify!

Here are the best brands according to the Environmental Working Group.  The rating is: #1 is best, cleanest, least toxic; the higher the number, the worse it is.  I stopped at 3-4.  Check them out  here and enter any brand you are wondering about and see the rating!  Most of these brand’s products will all fall under the ratings I’ve listed below.  For example, all of Dr. Bronner’s Castille soaps are a #1-2 Rating.  However, if you use Burt’s Bees lotion with fragrance, you will likely have a worse rating than the Fragrance-free Shampoo I reference below.  Fragrance is a BIGGY that brings these products Down the list. Natural, Essential Oils as fragrance are ok. Anything in the ingredients list that just says “fragrance” is a NO-NO.   Play around searching your favorite products!

Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Washes

 

Cleaning supplies

DIY Laundry Detergent with Essential Oil by famousfarmgirl.com

  1. 3 bars Fels Naptha Soap
  2. 3 cups Borax
  3. 3 cups Washing Soda
  4. 1 cup baking soda
  5. 4 1/2 cups oxygen bleach powder
  6. 2 cups kosher salt
  7. 40-45 drops of your favorite essential oil (recommendations: Purity (doterra), lemon, citrus, lavender)

Instructions: grate the soap in a cheese grater or food processor into small pieces. Mix all ingredients together until homogenous and not clumpy. Store in a sealed container.  Use 1-3 TBPS per load.  Makes a lot!

WellnessMomma’s Borax-Free washing powder

  1. 2 TBS Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
  2. 1/4 cup baking soda OR 2 TBS Washing soda

Added at the beginning of the wash cycle.

Toothpastes, powders and rinses- see this resource

 

Sunscreen

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Rating of  1: 

All of most of these lines is a 1 Rating except Aveeno and Neutrogena.  Check EWG for ratings.

 

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 MOST NEUTROGENA ARE NOT A 1 RATING!!

 

Go here for RATINGS and ALWAYS CHECK!!!

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