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A list of items and advice to people who look for natural and integrated health information.
Physical Health Products
Oxygen and Pulse monitors: or Pulse Oximeters
A pulse oximeter is a small, lightweight device used to monitor the amount of oxygen carried in the body. This noninvasive tool attaches painlessly to your fingertip, sending two wavelengths of light through the finger to measure your pulse rate and how much oxygen is in your system. Once the oximeter finishes its assessment, its screen will display the percent of oxygen in your blood coming from your heart—as well as your current pulse rate.
Sleep Monitor App: Pillow
Since we have MAC based products (laptop, IPhone and IPads) we love this app. It tracks your sleep patterns (like REM, light and deep sleep and awake times) using you IWatch and provides detailed sleep stage analysis and heart rate monitoring. Great interface with historical data too. App by Neybox.
Since we are nasal congestion suffers, meaning we have alot of allergies especially in the Springtime, and moist environments. We discovered Neti Pots. They works wonders to relieve nasal congestion and sneezing by clearing out mucus and reducing inflammation in the sinus cavities.
BiotaZone has discovered a product NOSE by Boku Superfoods based in Ojai California that combines a probiotic and ayurvedic herbs and oils to flush out and maintain a healthy nose. During these times of high viral infection rates, we love using NOSE on a daily basis.
Ojai Energetics Hemp (CBD THC Free) Elixir:
Another GREAT find on our travels to California. Ojai Energetics products are created using organic ingredients and regenerative farming practices. They have a proprietary process to deliver more bio-availablity of their CBD (NO THC) products and are third party triple tested for contaminants. Use our code for a 15% discount. Enter HEMPHOW.
Yes…PREbiotics and not PRObiotics. Prebiotics are helpful in increasing the helpful bacteria already in the gut which supports immunity, digestive health, bone density, regularity, weight management, and brain health.
We love using Bulletproof’s Innerfuel that contains a plant-based prebiotic called Larch Arabinogalactan.
Liposomal Vitamin C:
There are many brands on the market. We are experimenting with several and our current favorite with best results is from the brand QuickSilver.
What is Liposomal Vitamin C? Well, it has a better absorption rate in your body. What happens when you ingest Vitamin C is much of it doesn’t get absorbed by your cells, which then gets excreted in your urine. Hence, smelly or bright yellow colored urine. This is why liposomal absorption is a better delivery mechanism. Liposomal Vitamin C delivers more into your blood circulation system to be utilized by your body compared to traditional vitamin C supplements in tablet or gummies.
Under these evolving times of the novel Covid-19, maintaining personal hygiene is super important to stave off infection. Washing hands with good cleansers (even just a soap and water) will help. We are using a protocol of Hebiclens and a hand sanitizing gel.
The active ingredient in Hibiclens is Chlorhexidine. It is a broad-spectrum antiseptic skin cleanser that is proven effective against a wide range of bacteria, fungi, viruses and yeast. Washing with chlorhexidine kills bacteria by disrupting the cell membrane.
In addition to regularly washing your hands, BiotaZone likes to use a moisturizing hand sanitizer afterwards or when water is not readily available.
Let me tell you that hand sanitizers are NOT my favorite. I have been avoiding them due to their excessive drying nature to my hands (especially in drier climates). By Robin Creations has created some amazing, animal free products. Using 60% Grain Alcohol and natural moisturizers, BRC’s natural hand sanitizer is a must-have item in our life.
Air filtering devices can come in all different sizes and prices. BiotaZone has begun to use an AirDoctor brand in our smallish RV and in our cabin. We have had previous experience with this company when we were in a friend’s home after the Thomas Wildfire in 2017. Very impressed by the filtered particle size, removing particulate size of 0.003 microns, multi stage filters (UltraHEPA filter, carbon-gas trap-VOC filter), Air Ionizer, and a very quiet operation. Easy to start up and maintain.
Mental Health and Self-Care Resources
Focus and clarity to relax, or to be productive is often in short supply in times of too much media and channels of information. Being able to care for your mind is as important as your physical surroundings.
If you have heard of binaural beats, this takes that concept and builds in a little more scientific research. They focus on DTA or Dynamic Attending Theory to modulate perception and attention to expected regularities in the brain. Their studies continue using both EEG and MRI to evaluate music and results for listeners. Personally, it is our go to source for Focus on a day when we want to deep work. Brain.fm is a minimal subscription accessible across multiple devices. Try one month free and get ready to enjoy. It works best with headphones and has options for Focus, Relaxation, Meditation, and Sleep.