My Favorite Things!

Updated: Mar 24

So, I think most of the answers are within us and the most healing things we can put in our bodies are almost always found in nature, not in a package. HOWEVER!!! There are most definitely some things that don't fit into either of these aforementioned categories.


Because healing and true wellness so infrequently come in a package, you won't find shelves full of supplements and potions for sale in my studio or on my website. Instead, when I find something I just can not live without, I will share it with the people around me via links through text and Facebook. So, I decided create a list of all my favorite things in this one place for a couple of reasons. First, so that I can just start directing people to this page when they have common questions like "is there a protein supplement you would recommend?" Or, "what kind of workout pants do you wear?" Second, to introduce other great products to said people." And, third, to create affiliate links because, well, because I'm a business person. That being said, as of today's date (3/4/21) I've made exactly $1.48 from affiliate links. My point of sharing this is to emphasize that I will never recommend a product just to make a little money. That's why I'm also posting pics of myself with these products to prove that I actually use them myself!

This page will be a work in progress because my plan is to add links as people ask for them so, if there's something in particular you are interested in trying (supplements, workout clothes, etc), message me and let me know. If I don't have any good suggestions, I will tell you so and I'll direct you to a scholarly link to do your own research!


Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am not qualified to give medical advice! The information I am presenting below is based solely on my own experience and opinions and you should do exactly what I've done when it comes to your health....trust no one source for anything! Educate yourself! Knowledge is power!


Collagen Protein


A quality collagen supplement has been shown to improve skin elasticity, slow down the aging process, less skin dryness, relieves joint pain, possibly aid in the prevention of bone loss and boost muscle gain (not a lot of good studies done on this one yet), promotes heart health, weight loss, hair and nail growth and strength and, my favorite....improves gut health!!


This one is huge! Our gut lining is made up more of collagen than anything else. We do so many things to break down our gut lining and collagen (the right kinds!!) can help restore this lining which not only improves our overall health but can even reduce the symptoms of mild food intolerance. For instance, when I've been doing everything right for my gut health, I can eat some dairy and even wheat (two foods I generally have to avoid altogether) and not have adverse effects.


These are the two brands I feel very confident recommending to others as well as putting in my own body and the bodies of the people I love. I use two different ones because they are different types of proteins and you need different types to attain all of the aforementioned benefits. I generally alternate them every other day.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides contain both Type I and III which are good for skin, hair, nails, joints, ligaments and tendons. It's also Whole30 approved!!


Vital Proteins is one of those rate brands that I truly trust any product they put out. I encourage you to look into the company as a whole! They sincerely seem to value solid science of ethical production and distribution.


Ancient Nutrition Multi-Collagen Protein

One of the main reasons I recently added this protein to my rotation is because it contains a type of collagen found on the inside lining of egg shells. This particular type of collagen is showing promising evidence that it can really help heal gut lining! Good gut health improves everything from brain function to the ability to lose weight. This last time around I decided to treat myself to the vanilla flavor. I've been adding it to a cup of organic decaf coffee with a little bit of Organic Unsweetened Almond Milk in the early afternoon and using it to break my fast. So yummy!




Pre-Workout

Okay, first, let's get real about something....ANY pre-workout drink, other than maybe organic black coffee and maybe some beetroot powder, isn't exactly a "superfood health cocktail". HOWEVER! Here in Tammi-land, I'm living in the real world where I have real vices and one of them is a tasty, tingly pre-workout! It just makes me feel peppy and powerful. Sooooo, instead of trying to deny myself of every single pleasure, I've found all kinds of ways to minimize as many negative effects as I can while still enjoying my favorite things.

Enter, OMG Pre-Workout!




First, for any pre-workout enthusiasts, I think you'll be excited at how well this one compares to some of the ickier ones of C4 (one of my biggest addictions until a few years ago)!

I like that OMG has much cleaner ingredients (some flavors are actually certified organic) and it's sweetened with Stevia. So, definitely not saying that a pre-workout is an ideal health food but if you're gonna pre-workout, you should OMG....





Foam Rollers

I am a huge fan of foam rolling tight muscles, especially in my thighs. You really don't need anything fancy so I'm just suggesting the two I use. The smooth one is for your really tight spots that almost h