I've been my own guinea pig my whole life. Going in and out of periods where I was a supplement junkie, to trying every beauty product on the market - I swear sometimes my cupboards could give Shoppers Drugmart a run for their money!
From cheap to luxury brands, from loaded with synthetic to all natural ingredients. I've been to naturopaths, homeopaths and Dr.'s of Chinese Medicine.
At one point, all this money and effort leaned more towards the vain part of myself. I wanted to SEE the results I wanted to see.
More research, more trying and testing, more awareness and understanding. I realized that I pour so much into this obsession now because I value my body and my health
I want to FEEL good.
It's such a radical yet simple shift, and when it can happen, everything changes - it's that profound.
We THINK that by looking good, we'll feel good. When in reality, it has to happen the other way around for us to ever be happy and fulfilled. Why do you think a woman can spend thousands and thousands on cosmetic surgeries and STILL be unhappy?
I also want to know that the things I'm putting IN and on my body are
healthy, not harming the earth or other animals in the process.
Not to mention there are so many mediocre products we waste
money on thinking we're saving money, when in reality, we're literally wasting money. Saving money on cheaper fish oils might mean they're production of this product makes it less available for the body to actually absorb. If the company doesn't give a rat's ass about where the fish comes from, we've now got a toxic product on our hands that not only isn't good, is actually doing more harm than good.
What's in my cupboards?
The below are my tried and true highly recommended fav's. The vitamins come in reg (for those that aren't prego!) and the Belly Jelly - is just an awesome body lotion, you could use regardless. If you are pregnant - this is an amazing product to keep any stretch marks at bay! Plus I just love the feel and smell of it.
1. Perfect Prenatal by New Chapter Organics
NutraSea fish oil
3. Pure Encapsulations
4. Substance Belly Jelly by Matter Company
5. Dr. Alkaitis
Skin Care - LOVE!!!!! and have been using for years.
6. Cocoon Apothecary
Skin CareWhere can you find?
The vitamins, belly jelly and Cocoon skin care can be found for a great price at Well.ca
Popeye's Supplements carry the fish oil. Saffron Rouge
is amazing for Organic Beauty and Skin Care products. I buy Dr.
Alkaitis from here as well as lots of other goodies! they send you
samples with orders, which I LOVE. Holistic Nutrition Nature's Apotheke in
Waterloo is where you can buy the probiotic, this is special order
because it's a bit higher priced. For a good probiotic that's dairy and
soy free, without the FOS - it's a must!
Questions about the above? let me know! xo jodi renée
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