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I’m one of those nosey people who discretely peek into people’s shopping carts. You can tell so much about a person from the things that they buy without the need to ever look them in the eye. So if you’re also nosey, like me, then here’s a little glimpse at some of things we bought this week!
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1 // I don’t think I’ve read a book for a solid 8 years. Until I picked up one of Colleen Hoover’s books and was HOOKED. Like really hooked. I’m a sucker for romance and her books certainly deliver. Always with a plot twist to keep you on the edge of your seat. I got this book a few days ago, and finished it within 12 hours.
2 // One of the most common questions I get asked when it comes to non-tox cleaners is…. help!! I can’t seem to find a toilet cleaner that works!! Well, my friends, let me introduce you to the one and only. Bon Ami 1886 formula. I only get the red kind (make sure its the 1886) which has just 2 squeaky clean ingredients. The other versions contain C10-C16 Alkyl benzene Sulfonic Acid which is not anaerobically degradable and high chronic toxicity to aquatic life according to the European Union Ecolabel program.
3 // This is hands down our favourite ketchup. Weird that I’m blogging about ketchup, but I’m passionate about what goes into my kids bodies. And your bodies. And we don’t need sugar or high fructose corn syrup in our ketchup. Primally Pure is a brand that I always trust (and bonus points for coming in a glass bottle).
4 // We introduced these Bioray supplements to our kiddos when we noticed one of them was having difficulty regulating big feelings. I did a little research and learned more about the effects of varying toxins in the body and how it can manifest into some of the symptoms we were noticing. Here’s some info from the BioRay website for the NDF Happy
“Kids are exposed to environmental toxins everywhere they go. These toxins accumulate in the body over time and can disrupt their ability to learn, interact and function at their best.
Bioray Kids has developed a line of whole food dietary supplements that naturally removes these harmful toxins so parents don’t have to worry so much.
Every Bioray Kids product contains NDF (Natural Detox Factors) micronized chlorella, a specially processed, green algae that safely binds to toxins and carries them out of the body.”
NDF Happy helps to:
- Remove unwanted organisms
- Reduce angry outbursts
- Help kids deal with stress
- No more teeth grinding
- Stop itchy rectum
- Decrease sugar cravings
5 // I finally upgraded my Vivobarefoot shoes (they were getting a little long in the tooth). And I chose these geo racer knits which I’m absolutely LOVING! You can use code ‘THEWELLFAM’ for 10% off your order!
6 // We just added this inulin powder to our routine and have been throwing in 1-2 scoops in our morning smoothies. Inulin is a soluble prebiotic fibre from chicory root that nourishes gut microbes. I’ve read a lot about the gut-brain connection especially in higher-need kiddos. Neither of our kiddos have been diagnosed with ADHD but occasionally we’ll notice some traits on the behaviour spectrum / sensory stimulation axis that might be deemed as ‘red flags’ by some providers. This is one of the reasons we’re extremely selective of the foods they eat (avoiding inflammatory foods and sugars) and keep up with a pretty tight supplement protocol. Here’s a great blog article from a functional doctor explaining some of the dietary and functional changes he implements in kids with ADHD
7 // And last but not least, we stocked up on our favourite Redmond Real Salt. You might be thinking – what? Salt? Really? Many salts contain anti-caking agents, even dextrose (sugar). And others have been heat processed and stripped of their natural
trace minerals. We love Real Salt because it is unrefined and full of natural minerals and flavour. Trust me when I say the flavour is SO different!
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