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Ann Louise’s Favorite Things

40+ Picks for the Body, Mind & Soul

‘Tis better to give than receive, so my gift to you is a round-up of all the greatest healthy lifestyle products that I use personally and have researched this year. Plus, for a little extra fun, I’ve thrown in some personal favorites that may not be nutrition-based, but are definitely food for the soul!


Eat Fat, Lose Weight
The Smart Fat primer everybody needs–whether they are low fat, no-fat, Paleo, Primal, Ketogenic, vegan, or simply focusing on cleansing.


This is my favorite way to exercise because it has so many different but fantastic benefits. Light bouncing will not only give your lymphatic system a complete cellular cleanse resulting in a more toned body with fewer cellulite deposits but rebounding also balances the right and left hemispheres of your brain. As a bonus, rebounding fires up your metabolism and increases your heart health, all with no harmful side effects.


glasses-favoritesLow Blue Light Glasses
These glasses block more than 95% of the blue light which suppresses melatonin affecting sleep and well-being. I love their low blue light glasses and their low blue light bulbs and nightlights.

watch-alg-fvPhilip Stein Sleep Watch
My good friend Dr. Nan Fuchs told me about these unique watches and bracelets. They draw in natural frequencies to promote relaxation and better sleep. They are especially great while traveling.


sandra-favoritesSandra Gittleman’s art
Sandra is my oh-so-talented sister-in-law with the highest quality exquisite prints available in giclee—a high quality form of print commonly found in galleries and museums. “Her Covered in Red” and “Love Doves” are my favorites. I’ve given these for gifts – graduation, wedding and holidays.

music-favoritesIl Divo
Heavenly harmonies, pick up any of their CD’s. I wish I could adopt these four.

Plant Positivity. Grow Inspiration
Products and gifts to inspire daily. Created by author Amy Wise and artist Kathlene Cadiz, these products are a great reminder to start the day on a positive note.


A very helpful resource to trace your ancestry and identify genetic strengths and weakness!


I love the silk/cotton camisoles this company sells. They are pricey but last a very long time and provide just the right touch for those of us with sensitive skin.


defender-favoritesDefender Shield Cellphone Protection
This company offers protective radiation covers against EMFs emitted from your iPhone, iPad, and laptop. I am impressed with their research and would encourage all the moms and dads out there to consider these for all children under the age of 18. The non-ionizing radiation emitted from these wireless devices can change DNA, negatively impact the brain, and raise cortisol levels.

emf-clock-favoritesDigital Clock that protects against EMFs in the bedroom
This revolutionary Ultimate Comfort Clock incorporates the most advanced quantum theories to block the harmful effects of EMFs while you sleep.

grounded-beauty-pillowGrounded Beauty
This grounded pillowcase helps enhance circulation and eliminate acne while you sleep. Healing electrons from the earth act as natural anti-inflammatories to reduce redness and inflammation. This silver pillow case makes a lovely gift for the individual who has everything.

Perfumes & Skincare

nectar-by-amiNectars by Ami – Essential Oil Perfumes
I love these natural perfumes sourced from around the world with no phthalates. My favorite is Angel Wings—vanilla, sandlewood, bergamot, cacoa, and raspberry make a heavenly blend. One drop will last the entire day. I’ve even been known to use this as a deodorant.

lipstick-favoritesVegas Gabriel Lipstick
Of all the “natural” lipsticks on the market, this brand offers the very best color selection. The lipsticks are moist and glide on easily. My favorite is “Vegas” because it has a gold sheen and looks good for those of us with warm coloring.

burts-bees-favoritesBurt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Sticks
One of the best blemish zappers on the market, all you need is a little bit, and blemishes-be-gone. It has 10 wonderful herbal ingredients that work their magic including Tea Tree and Juniper oils.

beau-cle-favoritesBeauCle Natural Skin Care
A perfect gift to yourself, this skin care line offers a high quality, natural product for radiant, youthful looking skin without petrochemicals, sulfates or synthetic fragrances. The trio, including the BeauCle Purifying Cleanser, BeauCle Ultra Hydrating Moisturizer, and BeauCle Overnight Corrective Cream, offers purifying and beautifying botanicals from around the world to help eliminate wrinkles, banish age spots, diminish crow’s feet, and plump up collagen. The line contains the legendary “Austrailian Gold,” sea buckthorn, camelina oil, and unusual cosmeceuticals that tighten, lighten, and protect!

This FDA approved laser can help regrow hair for both men and women. I have many clients who use this and swear by it.

wink-favoritesWink Cosmetics
Wink Natural Cosmetics might give faux-lashes and mascaras a real run for their money. This product promises to pump up your lashes naturally—conditioning the skin in on your eyes and brows with the Omegas 3, 6, and 9 to make them fuller and stronger.

Tamanu Oil
Tamanu oil has been thoroughly researched, and the conclusive evidence on its ability to heal damaged skin is overwhelming. Its benefits are notable for scarring, stretch marks, minor cuts and abrasions, rashes, sores, neuropathic pain and much more.


female-multi-favoritesFemale Multiple by UNI KEY
I formulated this copper-free, female multivitamin to help reset hormones and block hormonal weight gain. The Female Multiple also reduces fatigue, depression, hair loss and skin problems. The diverse blend of over 30 key vitamins, with a unique 2:1 ratio in favor of magnesium to calcium, helps with blood sugar, digestion, thyroid support, immunity, and overall brain and body health! The formula works for women 18 – 108.

Body Ecology’s Fermented Protein Shake
Fermentation makes protein easier to digest and removes certain anti-nutrients, like phytates and tannins, which bind to key minerals. Look for a blend of pea protein balanced with complete plant-based protein sources like amaranth and quinoa. I especially like the immune-boosting impact of the mushroom blend.

pastilles-favoritesRescue Remedy Pastilles
The Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is my psychotherapy in a bottle when I am dealing with grief, bad news, emergency situations, or a dental appointment. It’s also terrific when driving in stress-inducing heavy traffic, or when you are emotionally out of sorts due to any type of trauma.

ultra-favoritesUNI KEY Ultra H-3
This premier anti-aging remedy introduced by UNI KEY in 2000 is unparalleled for improved mental clarity, increased energy levels, decreasing joint pain, and enhancing libido! From word of mouth alone, it has become a daily best-seller ever since the Health Science Newsletter featured it in their new year cover story.

Dr. Ron’s Bovine Tracheal Cartilage
Decades of research by Dr. John Prudden, provides fascinating evidence about the efficacy of bovine tracheal cartilage (BTC). With colleagues at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Prudden initially demonstrated that BTC dramatically accelerates the healing of wounds, reduces inflammation and stops collagen based diseases like nothing else.


44-farms-favorites44 Farms Organic Beef
I just love the Angus steaks that come out of this organic Texas farm. They are absolutely delicious and I trust them to provide high quality steaks, jerky, ground beef and prime rib.

Epic Bars
EPIC bar is a 100% grass fed animal based protein bar. Paleo friendly, gluten free, and low in sugar. Grass-fed animals are loaded with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are better for both cardiovascular health and contain anti-inflammatory properties.

Way Better Snacks
Bursting with gluten-free goodness, Way Better Snacks has unlocked the powerful nutrients found in perfect, unprocessed ingredients. Still good & crunchy. Still great with salsa. Just better for you.

Choco Perfection
Take the finest, gourmet European chocolate and sweeten it with sugar-free natural plant fiber that tastes exactly like sugar, and you get ChocoPerfection. The best tasting weight loss chocolate… ever.

Xylitol-mintsXylitol Mints
A healthy alternative to Altoids! Xylitol mints are sweetened with—you guessed it—xyliotol, which is the healthiest of the sugar alcohols and keeps your mouth feeling clean.

oils-favoritesLa Tourangelle Artisan Oils
The most lovely and tasty roasted nut oils on the market. The roasted walnut oil makes a heavenly dressing for salads and sides.

ginger-cookies-favoritesPamela’s Ginger Cookies
I am in love with ginger snaps. Pamela’s version are simply the best I’ve found! They are gluten free and flavorful, and the best part is they aren’t loaded with all the sugar that cookies normally have these days. The only sweetener is molasses and the cookies are fragrant with ginger, cinnamon, and allspice.

pasta-favoritesAncient Harvest.com
The only gluten free pasta I’ve found that is also organic, and rice and corn free. This high protein blend of lentil and quinoa is delightful and comes in many shapes and sizes! These pastas offer twice the protein of any other pasta!

chestnuts-favoritesGalil Foods (sold through amazon though…)
This is my source for organic chestnuts, which are a gluten-free yummy addition to soups, sides, and stuffing. Perfect for year round eating when you are grain-free.

horseradish-favoritesBubbie’s Horseradish
Bottled horseradish was my mother’s prized “secret” ingredient in all her meatloaf recipes and special sauces. Need I say more?

crackers-favoriteRW Garcia
Their Sweet Potato 3 Seed Crackers are insanely delicious! Made from non-GMO stone ground corn and high fiber flax, chia, and sesame seeds, the sweet flavor of sweet potatoes really infuse every crunch. Gluten, dairy and rice-free, what could be better? I also would highly recommend the 3 Seed Kale and 3 Seed Harvest crackers.

sauce-favoritesMom’s Sauces
Truly the best tomato sauce I’ve ever had! I searched high and low for a brand of spaghetti sauce that didn’t contain sugar—even the most “natural” organic brands do—and I was so pleased to find Mom’s! It’s also GMO-free, certified organic and made in Fredericksburg, TX by the Fischer and Weiser Company.

sea-salt-favoritesSelina Naturally – Celtic Sea Salt
I prefer Celtic Sea Salt to any other type of salt out there. I am especially fond of Selina’s Makai Pure Deep Sea Salt, It is rich in minerals like magnesium, zinc, selenium, and chromium—many of which are not found in surface sea water. The Makai Pure Deep Sea Salt has the highest quantity of potassium of any salt out there.


bioresource-favoritesBio Resource
This company carries the most potent detoxification and regeneration remedies from Germany. They are the exclusive distributor for the most powerful lines of German made biological medicines. The Pekana line is my favorite. I especially like the cold/sinusitis remedy (Ricura), radiation exposure remedy (Radinx), and the natural topical anti-inflammatory/remedies for pain and inflammation (Inflamyar)—for both topical and internal use.

These folks carry the finest rhodiola products on the market,. Designed to balances the adrenals and act as an “adaptogen,” this brand of rhodiola was the one used in the case studies in The Rhodiola Revolution book.

carnosine-favoritesCarnosine Eye Drops
These eye drops contain N-acetyl-L-carnosine, which helps to eliminate cataracts, glaucoma, and reduce glare as an alternative to laser surgery.

lda-therapy-favoritesLDA – Immunotherapy for allergies
One of the most effective ways I’ve ever found to neutralize inhalant, chemical and food allergies. These gentle homeopathic shots provide protection for two months, and can be administered all over the country. See website for list of physicians in your area. http://drshrader.com/lda_physicians.htm

I have two of these and try not to leave home without one because my mouth has never felt so clean, nor my gums so pink.

alg-fav-pics-oliveleafOregon’s Wild Harvest Olive Leaf
Olive Leaf is one of my favorite broad spectrum anti-herbals. I like this brand because it contains the 18% standardized extract – which is just the right strength to ward off viruses and keep them at bay.

Let me know how you like my picks of the year, and have yourself a splendid holiday season!

Comments (6)

  • Teresa December 19, 2015 - 9:50 am Reply

    I love thee picks of the year . Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge . 🙂

    • Ann Louise December 21, 2015 - 7:10 pm Reply

      Thanks, Teresa 🙂

  • Natalia December 19, 2015 - 10:05 am Reply

    Great info, some of my personal favorites and many things i’ll deffinitely like to try! Thank You)

  • Paula December 19, 2015 - 10:53 am Reply

    Thank you! Always learn so much from these, already ordered new items to try.

  • Amy December 19, 2015 - 11:37 am Reply

    Thank you! What fun to sort through later and look for new products and ideas. I rely on and appreciate your knowledge, care and insight very much, Ann Louise.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Kathleen December 21, 2015 - 2:22 pm Reply

    Bless you, Ann Louise for sharing your favorites!!! Thank you very much! Have a blessed New Year!

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