I receive emails, DMs, and messages daily asking about various healthy products that I recommend, so I thought it would be helpful to put them all in one list for you!
Rest assured that I only recommend products that I love and actually use in my home and none of the info is sponsored. So let’s get started!
Coconut Oil: For cooking, baking, to moisturize the skin and much more! I always have a jar of coconut oil in the pantry. I like Nutiva, Tropical Traditions (I love the flavor and texture of this one!), and Dr. Bronner’s.
Arrowroot Flour: This flour helps give a lightness to gluten-free and grain-free baked goods.
Almond Flour: I always use finely ground almond flour because it works much better in baking recipes.
Coconut Flour: Different brands of coconut flour create different textures when baking, so I always use Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour.
Almond Extract: Frontier Almond extract is one of my favorites. I love how this stuff can take a dessert to a whole new level!
Tapioca Flour – This is a great thickener for sauces and also helps add lightness to grain-free baked goods.
Grass-Fed Collagen: This dissolves immediately in liquids so it’s great to add to smoothies, soups, and salad dressings.
Fermented Gluten-Free Tamari: Ohsawa is the only brand I know of that makes it in the traditional way. It’s also delicious!
Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Chips: Enjoy Life has the best allergen-free chocolate chips!
Sea salt: I keep a bag of coarse grain and fine grain Celtic Sea Salt in my pantry. The coarse grain is great for cooking, the fine grain is ideal for baking.
Coconut Vinegar: I use this in place of rice vinegar for stir-fry. It has a very pleasant taste.
Epic Bars: These are great when you’re out camping, hiking or on a long road trip.
All-Purpose Organic Seasoning Blend: Herbamare the best all-purpose organic seasoning. I use it for grilled meats, fish and vegetables. It takes burgers to a whole new level!
Maple Sugar: Dehydrated maple syrup that is ground into a powder makes a wonderful sweetener to use in chocolate desserts.
Chocolate Bars: No soy or fillers. Just great dark chocolate.
Stevia: If you’re looking for a completely unprocessed Stevia, this is the one!
Raw Honey: This one has a nice, mild flavor so it’s great for baking.
Vegetable Powder: I can’t say enough about Dr. Cowen’s vegetable powders. They are great to have on hand to add to smoothies or dressings.
Yogurt – Some of my favorite brands are Stonyfield, Kalona, Nancy’s, and Strauss.
Kefir – This probiotic drink also lasts for many weeks in the fridge. I recommend looking for one that does not contain any preservatives or sugars. Wallaby is one of my favorite brands.
Healthy Cookware, Bakeware, Kitchenware and Small Appliances:
1 Gallon Glass Jar: This is the container I use to brew kombucha in.
13×9 Baking Dish: A staple baking dish in my kitchen. Perfect for casseroles!
4-inch Paring Knife: Everyone needs a good, sharp paring knife in the kitchen. The 4-inch Henkels paring knife is my favorite!
Mixing Bowl: I have 3 of these and use them for all of my mixing. It’s a great bowl!
8-inch Chef’s Knife: I only use a few knives in the kitchen. A chef’s knife, paring, and bread. That’s all you really need!
8-Quart Dutch Oven: This dutch oven is worth every penny and will last a lifetime. I’ve had mine for 18 years and it’s still going strong!
9-inch Pie Plate: This is the best pie dish. It bakes evenly and is very sturdy.
Stainless Steel Cake Pans: These are the perfect size and won’t leach anything funny into your cakes.
Sauté Pan: A 12″ pan is the perfect size for all kinds of cooking. This one will also last a lifetime.
Adjustable Measuring Spoons – Compact and easy to clean.
12-Quart Stock Pot: I think this is one of the best all-clad deals out there – a 12-quart pot with 2 steamer baskets! I use this pot to make chicken and beef stock each week.
3-Quart Saute Pan: A workhorse in the kitchen. Great for simmering, sauces and sautéing.
Butter Warmer: I don’t use a microwave so this pot is ideal for heating up all those little things in the kitchen.
Roasting Pan – It’s big enough for a thanksgiving turkey and costs 1/2 the price of the all-clad roasting pan.
Sturdy Glass Jars: I use these jars in my pantry to store dry foods such as nuts, flours, seeds, etc. They are very sturdy and can even be used in the freezer!
Ceramic Pie Weights: Perfect for par-baking pies. You can use them over and over!
Ceramic Salt Grinder: We use this to grind coarse sea salt. It’s on our dinner table every night.
Knife Sharpener: Using dull knife is very dangerous, especially if the kids are cooking in the kitchen. This sharpener ensures sharp (and safer) knives. It’s worth every penny!
Coffee and Spice Grinder: The best coffee/spice grinder I’ve found. The top and little bowl detach for easy clean-up.
Cooling Racks: I use these daily to help foods cool quickly.
14-Cup Food Processor: This was the first kitchen appliance I bought and would have a difficult time cooking without one. I’ve tried the “fancier” food processors and just don’t like them. This basic one is all you need!
Ice Cream Maker: So easy to use! I keep my bowl in the freezer so I can make ice cream whenever needed. (I’ll admit…I own two of them!)
Glass Loaf Pan: Glass loaf pans bake evenly and are incredibly sturdy.
Hand Immersion Blender: This is one of my favorite tools in the kitchen. I can puree a soup or make a quick smoothie without all the mess. It also makes for a great gift.
Slow Cooker: I’ve had this 6 1/2 quart slow cooker for 2 years now and love it! It’s big enough to make large meals and the ceramic coating doesn’t contain any lead (no no need to worry about heavy metals leaching into your food!).
Standing Mixer: KitchenAid mixers are the powerhouse of the kitchen. I bought mine 18 years ago and it’s still going strong!
Meat Grinder: For those days when you need ground chicken and all you have is whole breasts…this is the answer.
Microplane Zester: Another little tool I use daily.
Tongs: I own 3 of these and I always feel like I need to pick up another.
8-inch Glass Baking Dish: It’s inexpensive, sturdy, and bakes evenly.
Glass Food Storage Containers: These containers freeze well (no cracking!) and are great for storing leftovers.
Stainless Steel Colander: A heavy-duty colander will last a lifetime!
Stainless Steel Cookie Sheets: I have several of these that are in constant rotation in my oven. I love the larger size.
Wide-Mouth Mason Jars: Wide-mouth mason jars are great for freezing foods. I store my weekly batch of chicken stock in these jars.
Glass Food Storage Containers: I use these daily!
Insulated Thermos: Perfect to take to school or work. It keeps the food hot for many hours.
Kombucha Brewing Kit: If you’re intimidated to make homemade kombucha, then this kit is for you! It comes with everything you need to get your first batch going and comes with clear and simple instructions.
Soda Stream: This a super fun gadget! We don’t use the flavor packets, but instead make up our own combinations with fresh juices.
Yogurt Maker: I make homemade yogurt once a week using this yogurt maker. It’s very easy to use!
Stainless Steel Dehydrator: Almost all dehydrators are made of plastic, so this is a great safer alternative!
Kitchen Scale: When I make sourdough, I always use a scale for measuring. This one is very easy to use.
Near-Infrared Faraday Sauna: If you’ve been looking for an at-home sauna that also shields you from 100% of all EMFs, this is the one for you! I use this sauna several times a week and have found it incredibly helpful for stress reduction and restful sleep. There isn’t another company on the market that makes a sauna like this. It’s truly an amazing product! Use the code ORGANIC10 to save 10%.
Near-Infrared Lumanati Sauna: This sauna provides the full-spectrum of healing and detox wavelengths. It uses herapeutic grade near infrared mitochondrial stimulation and up to 89 mW/cm2 irradiance on your entire body. The difference between the Lumanati and the Faraday is the EMF shielding. Use the code ORGANIC10 to save 10%.
Castor Oil: This is the castor oil that I use that’s free of solvents and is cold-pressed. Castor oil packs are one of my favorite economical ways to gently detox the body. Click here to read all the different ways they can be used.
Cotton Flannel for Castor Oil: This cotton flannel is very large, so you can cut it into smaller pieces if you need to do castor oil packs on various parts of the body.
Hot Water Bottle: I prefer to use a hot water bottle instead of a heating pad when doing a castor oil pack so I don’t expose myself to any extra electrical currents.
Epsom Salt: This is the most economical price I’ve found so far for Epsom salts.
Organic Sesame Oil for Oil Pulling: This is the sesame oil I use for daily oil pulling. It’s a great way to whiten your teeth and help prevent tooth decay!
Healthy Home Products
Countertop Water Filter: I highly recommend the Berkey water filter. I have both the regular and fluoride filters on our filter. When it comes to size, I would purchase the largest one you can afford. I have the Royal Berkey and it’s find for day-to-day, but if we have family or friends over we run out of water very quickly. My daughter has the Travel Berkey to use at college.
And, to save yourself some frustration, definitely get the PrimeRite to help you prime the filters. You’ll thank me later!
Whole House Water Filtration System: The Pelican house filtration system is a great choice if you want filtered water for drinking, cooking and bathing. It’s very easy to use and maintain.
Under-the-Sink Reverse Osmosis Filter: The Pelican reverse osmosis system is a great go-between if you don’t have counter space for a Berkey, but don’t want to install a house filter. You can also take it with you when you move!
Hand Soap: Kosmatology is a wonderful non-toxic hand soap.
Pelican shower filter: A great tool to use to eliminate bathing in chlorine and other contaminants.
100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper: Made from eco-harvested rubber. No chemical additives. And it’s SOOO soft!
Laundry Detergent: Molly’s Suds is completely non-toxic and gets the job done.
Austin Air Purifier: is a great air purifier and you only have to change the filter every 5 years!
No VOC Paint: I’ve used this paint numerous times for our home and it goes on beautifully. No strong odors or VOCs to be concerned about.
All Natural Cleaner: Branch Basics is the only cleaner I’ve used in my house for the past 8 years. It can also be used as a soap and stain remover. I use this to clean everything! Use the code ORGANIC to save 10%.
Healthy Charcoal for the BBQ: Coconut charcoal briquettes are a much healthier alternative to petroleum-based charcoal.
Organic Towels and Sheets: Pottery Barn, West Elm and Target have great quality organic towels and sheets. These stores have sales pretty often, so when I need to grab some, I just wait until they go on sale.
Mattress: I’m a big fan of the Intellibed mattress. It’s made of non-toxic materials, and they last for 30 years. Use the code DeliciouslyOrganic10 to save 10% off of any mattress.
My Favorite 16-Hour Diffuser: This one lasts all day!
Laptop EMF Shield: I use this when I use my laptop, well, on my lap! It provides protection from laptop radiation and laptop heat.
EMF Protector Blanket: The Defender Shield Blanket is the only EMF radiation protection blanket with multiple layers of advanced shielding to block up to 99% of ambient wireless EMF radiation. It’s helpful to use if you’re pregnant, or to shield yourself if you use your laptop on your lap.
Laptop EMF Case: I use the DefenderShield radiation sleeve because it doubles as a cover and a lap pad. My daughter is in college and she loves the simplicity of this case.
EMF Phone Cover: While there’s not really the perfect remedy to protect yourself from all EMFs from your phone, the Defender Shield phone case or a faraday pouch are both good options. I’ll admit, they aren’t very attractive, but at least they help reduce your exposure!
Earbuds or Headphones: I don’t recommend the Airpods because they emit EMFs right into the ears. These earbud headphones are a safer option.
Wireless Remote Control Outlet – This is one of the easiest and most economical tools to reduce your daily EMF exposure! All you need to do is plug your WiFi router, tv, computer, Apple TV, etc., into one of these outlet switches and then at the end of the day, tap “off” to turn off everything plugged into that outlet. How easy is that?!
EMF Meter – This hand-held meter measures the magnetic field, radio frequency, and electric fields.
EMF Home Assessment – If need help figuring out exactly what you need to do to protect you and your family from the EMF exposure in your home, I highly recommend booking a home assessment with Brian Hoyer from Shielded Healing. He came and did an assessment at my home last year and the information I learned was invaluable. Use the code CARRIE100 to save $100.
Vitamin D and K2: It’s important to always take Vitamin D3 and K2 together because they work synergistically in the body. My two favorites are Thorne D3 with K2 and D-Synergy Max, which contains all the vitamin D synergists (K2, A, B6, chromium, magnesium, zinc and boron).
Multi Vitamin: Catalyn from Standard Process is a great option and there is also a Catalyn Chewable for children. It contains vitamins A, C, D, thiamine, riboflavin, B6 along with their co-factors and other whole foods-derived nutrients to support the body. You can purchase this at our office. I also highly recommend Biosuperfood F1.
Calcium: Calcium Lactate from Standard Process is the best because it contains the proper 5:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium.
Cod Liver Oil: A high-quality cod liver oil contains vitamins A and D as well as EPA and DHA. This is a great supplement to add in the winter time when we aren’t getting as much sunshine. My two favorite brands are Green Pasture and Standard Process.
HCl: Making sure your stomach produces enough stomach acid is fundamental to good health. Without the right stomach acidity, your body cannot break down your food and utilize the nutrients. My favorite brands: Thorne Betaine HCl & Pepsin or Biotics HCl-Plus. You can also use Moonshine Bitters or apple cider vinegar before each meal to help increase HCl.
Iodine: Iodomere and Promoline Iodine from Standard Process are two of my favorites. Iodomere contains less iodine than Promoline Iodine. Nascent Iodine is also a good option and comes in liquid form. You can also get added iodine into your diet with Dr. Cowan’s Sea Vegetables Powder. If you have thyroid disease and are concerned about consuming any form of iodine, watch this video.
Iron: I prefer Vital Proteins Liver capsules, because liver contains not only iron, but also folate and vitamin B12 – these three nutrients work together. Also, remember that grass-fed beef is rich in iron and easy to add to your diet.
Magnesium: One of the cheapest ways to get extra magnesium into our systems is with an Epsom salt bath. Put 1 cup of Epsom salt in a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. The magnesium will soak into the body via the skin. If you’re looking for extra magnesium in pill form, I recommend Dr. Ron’s Mag Max.
Prenatal: Cyrofood, Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil with Butter Oil, and Vital Proteins Liver Capsules together make a nice combination for a wide variety of nutrients needed by mother and baby (always consult with your practitioner before taking any supplements). Of course, a nutrient-dense diet overall is paramount!
Probiotics: It’s a good idea to rotate between different probiotics each month to get a variety of probiotic strains for immune system support. My favorites: Ther-Biotic Complete, BioKult, Gut Pro, and ChampPro.
Selenium: Selenium + E from Genestra is a good selenium to choose.
Thyroid Support: If you’re struggling with thyroid disease, it’s best to get a personalized supplement protocol, but a general supplement I really like and personally use is Thyroid Complex from Standard Process. It contains the synergistic herbs bladderwrack, ashwagandha and bacopa and well as iodine.
Zinc: Standard Process Zinc Liver Chelate is a good choice. Remember, zinc and HCl work synergistically together, so if you find you’re continually deficient in zinc, ensure your body is making enough stomach acid.
Bodycare, Skincare, and Beauty Products
Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Gloss: This is a natural lip gloss that comes in lots of different colors. Not sticky and lasts for a long time.
All-Natural Deodorant: I’ve tried them all, and Primally Pure is the BEST! Use the code ORGANIC10 to save 10%.
Non-Toxic Blush: I’ve been using this all-natural blush for 6 years and love it.
Non-Toxic Bug Repellant: We live in the South and this is the best non-toxic bug repellant I’ve found!
Eyeliner: I’ve tried a lot of more natural eye liners, and this one is the best I’ve found so far!
Bar Soap: Dr. Bronner’s is great for bathing and hand-washing.
Powder Foundation: This foundation from 100 Percent Pure gives great coverage and is free of paragons, petroleum, mineral oils, propylene glycol or sodium laurel sulfate.
Hairspray: Innersense has a great non-toxic hairspray that actually works!
Lip Balm: Completely non-toxic and very soothing. Use the code ORGANIC 10 to save 10%.
Body Butter: Any of the choices from Primally Pure are wonderful. They go on thick, but soak in quickly. I particularly love the Almond variety. Use the code ORGANIC 10 to save 10%.
Light Day Facial Cream: I’ve been using Evan Healy Rose and Vetiver face cream for years. It smells amazing! We also carry Evan Healy products at our practice, so if you’re a client, you have the option to add on some of the products to your supplement order.
Body Oil: I live in the South, so I like something moisturizing but not too heavy and this fits the bill.
Facial Beauty Cream: This blue tansy cream is really amazing. It makes for a wonderful gift! Use the code ORGANIC 10 to save 10%.
To Help Combat Hormonal Breakouts: Zendocrine essential oil blend works really well for this issue. Place 1 drop over the liver 2x daily. It’s the only thing that I’ve found that works for me and many of my clients have said it has helped clear up their skin as well!
Shampoo: I’ve been using Liggett’s shampoo bars for years now. It’s economical, and can also be used as a face and body wash when traveling.
Mouth Wash: My holistic dentist recommended this all-natural mouth wash and it’s a great one!
Books and Online Resources
The Grain-Free Family Table: All 125 nutrient-dense recipes are grain-free and each recipe has a Paleo/dairy-free adaptation to fit all health and cooking needs.
Cure Tooth Decay: A book about well, how to cure tooth decay!
Dirty Electricity: If you’ve been wanting to learn about how EMFs affect the body and what you can do to protect yourself, this is a great book.
Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It: This book will help you understand the importance of iodine for the entire body.
Deep Nutrition: One of the better books on nutrition that I’ve read. She helped me understand just how imperative a nutrient-dense diet is for a child’s development. A must read!
Radical Medicine: An incredible book that discusses getting to the root cause of disease.
Eat Fat, Lose Fat: A wonderful book to help understand why we need healthy fats in our diet.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: This book provides the information you need to heal a damaged digestive system.
Nourishing Traditions: The “bible” of traditional foods, cooking and health. A must have in every kitchen!
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You: Everything we’ve been told in the mainstream media about stomach acid is wrong. This book helped me understand the need for proper stomach acid for good digestion. It’s a great read
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth: This is a must-read for all expecting moms!
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: An epic study demonstrating the importance of whole food nutrition, and the degeneration and destruction that comes from a diet of processed foods.
The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: If you want to understand how essential oils work, this is the book! It’s the best book I’ve read so far that explains exactly how essential oils work in the body.
50 Tips and Resources to Help Support Your Thyroid: This list is for anyone with any kind of thyroid disease and even includes lots of tips if you’ve had your thyroid removed.
3 Keys to Thyroid Hormone Balance Free Online Class: I put this class together to help give you some key steps to help you reduce your symptoms and get on the right path to thyroid health.