As a Naturopath and Nutritionist I am always searching for the best products and services that I can use to help my clients improve their health, and as a health and fitness nut myself I am always trying new things to optimise my own health.
This is a short collection of products and services that I have personally tried and found to be great quality, and have had great results with many clients.
I have been practicing meditation for 25 years and tried many techniques, including Transcendental meditation (TM), Vipassana meditation 10 day silent retreats, and the latest brain wave technology.
While a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat maybe the best option to get a deep meditation experience, for many people this is not practical. The options that I am recommending give you the physical and mental benefits of meditation without the need to live like a monk for 10 days.
The best meditation program is going to be one that you can incorporate into your life on a daily basis. A good idea is to try a few different techniques and then settle on one style of meditation for at least a few months to assess the benefits.
This is the perfect program for beginners and people who think that they can’t meditate (everybody can) as it uses the latest in brain wave technology to meditate for you. It only requires 12 minutes a day to practice, and because it just requires you to listen to some relaxing music or sounds it is easy for children, teenagers and adults to practice meditation without any effort.
Everybody can spare 12 minutes a day to meditate (and if you can’t then you need to meditate more than anybody else), to listen to a free Zen 12 meditation go to Zen 12 Program.
Headspace is a meditation program that you can use on your iPhone or Android device and it teaches you how to practice mindfulness meditation. It only requires you to practice for 10 minutes a day, so it is easy to fit into a busy schedule and this is best suited to people who want to understand the different techniques of mindfulness meditation.
There is a free 10-day trial that I would encourage everybody to give a try, and if you like this style of meditation you have the option of buying the full program.
This is not your typical meditation program but I have to include the Wim Hof Method because this is the type of meditation that I do every morning. The Wim Hof method involves special breathing exercises to not only give you the stress reduction benefits of meditation, but it also helps to boost your immune system, reduce inflammation and give you more energy.
Anybody can do the Wim Hof Method as it is an easy technique to learn, but it does require commitment and effort so it may not be for everybody. The best way to learn the Wim Hof Method is by doing the 10 week course, this teaches you in a step by step way so that anybody can follow along and experience the benefits. Find out more about this technique at Wim Hof Method.
If you are having health problems, or you simply want to optimise your health then supplements can help you fast track your progress. Nutritional supplements are not a “magic” health pill that will solve all of your problems, they do not replace a healthy diet or give you a free ticket to make poor lifestyle choices.
If you are having health issues I encourage you to schedule a consultation, this will give you a plan of what supplements would be the best for you, as well a diet and lifestyle plan.
Bulletproof coffee is fast becoming the go to performance enhancer and weight loss hack for many people around the world, and something that I occasionally enjoy to help experience the benefits of ketosis. Bulletproof is more than just coffee and they have many products to help improve mental and physical performance, my favourite product in the Bulletproof range is “Brain Octane Oil” which as the name suggests is fantastic for mental performance.
Optimoz is a fantastic Australian website which stocks all the Bulletproof products, plus many more supplement, specialised foods and accessories. Besides the brain octane oil one of my favourite products at Optimoz is Prescript Assist which is one of the best probiotics available.
In Australia, I use and recommend the best quality brands like Metagenics, Research Nutrition, Biomedica and Orthoplex. These products can only be prescribed by a practitioner after a consultation, if you are interested in these products you can book a consultation here
Thorne Research is my go to resource for products with clients in North America, U.K and Europe. The quality is very high and they are at the cutting edge of research.
Allergy Research Group have many excellent products, I mainly use them when treating digestion infections like H.Pylori, parasite or bacteria infections
Jarrow Formulas and Now Foods are other companies that I recommend, especially if you are looking for quality products that are also good value
In the U.S, Canada, U.K and, Europe the quickest and easiest way for many people is to buy from Amazon.
Another great place to buy great supplements and health food products is www.iherb.com as they ship to most countries around the world, and have amazing prices.
For a discount on your www.iherb.com order use the code MKW930.
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