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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2019 + Coupon Codes!

Happy 2019 Holidays, team! It’s been a big year for us between becoming homeowners, getting ENGAGED and planning our wedding. I am abundantly grateful for all of it.

This will be the 2nd year that I’ve put together a Healthy Holiday Gift Guide for you guys that’s geared towards your favorite health nutty family member, friend, coworker, significant other or white elephant recipient!

I am so proud to recommend these products and I personally love nothing more than gifting my family and friends presents that can help them live a long, beautifully healthy life. Heck, I truly did shop many of these products this year for my gift giving! I’m such a product user with everything I recommend; so feel free to reach out if you have any questions about any items on here!

Without further delay, let’s get to the good stuff! Don’t forget, there are coupon codes to use below!

2019 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Accessories

Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Copper Tongue Scraper

Code SDG314 for 10% off

Produce Bag

Code SDG314 for 10% off

Household Items

Hurom Slow Juicer

Berkey Portable Filter Water Bottle

Power Coffee Frother by Laird Superfood

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 20% off

Superfoods

Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 20% off

Medicinal Foods Coffee Break: Herbal Coffee (Caffeine Free!)

Sunwarrior Sol Good Vegan Protein Bars

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 20% off

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Collagen + Protein

Vital Proteins Collagen Shots

Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Collagen

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 20% off

Bulletproof Collagen Bars

Sprout Living Real Sport

Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Starter Pack

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 15% off

Sunwarrior Clean Keto Protein

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 20% off

Green Superfoods

Real Source Water Lentil Green Superfood Powder

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 30% off

Supplements

Seed Probiotic Gift Box

Code FEELMOREGOODER for 15% off. Includes a 30-day supply, free travel vial, complimentary postcard set and $25 credit towards the first refill.

Skin + Hair Care + Beauty

Now Foods Charcoal Mask

Code JesNow10 for $10 off orders $40 or more

Annmarie Skincare Probiotic Tremella Bio Facial Elixir

Primally Pure Dry Shampoo

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Peppermint Shave Cream

shave bronners

Zum Sandalwood Body Spray + Room Mist

Get an extra 20% off your first order with the above link

Apparel + Gear

Outdoor Voices: Doing Things Bra

Outdoor Voices Activewear 20% off Link ^

Palm Beach Athletic Wear Super High Rise Leggings 

Code FMG10 for Palm Beach Athletic Wear

Manduka Yoga Pocket Cardigan

Manduka Yoga Essential High Line Legging

Xero Shoes: Style – Vienna

Manduka SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat

Flat Resistance Bands

Get an extra 20% off your first order with the above link

Thank you so much for checking out my Healthy Holiday Gift Guide! Drop a comment below if you have any questions or need specific recommendations.

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Veo Active Probiotic Surface Cleaner Review

This is a review of Veo Probiotic Surface Cleaner.

We have been home owners for about 9 months now and we love having friends + family over for parties + get togethers. Also, we don’t have a dishwasher in our home, so I spend a good chunk of time cleaning!

My Belief in Non-Toxic Cleaners

Keeping the ingredients in our household cleaners, detergents & soaps non-toxic is vital to me. It’s just another extension of health and self-care. And you guys know I’m big time proponent of gut-health & probiotics. You already know probiotics are good for you when taken internally, but what about for our household? I didn’t even realize that probiotics in home cleaning formulas were a thing until recently. That’s why I love Veo Cleaner and how they harness the good bacteria-promoting characteristics of probiotics to keep your digs fresh!

What makes VEO Cleaner different?

-VEO works at the microscopic level for a deep hygienic clean in the cracks of your surfaces
-VEO keeps biodegrading hidden dirt & grime in cracks, grooves, and crevices for up to 3 days
-99% Biodegradable Formula
-VEO is free from Chlorine Bleach, Formaldehyde, Phosphates, Quats
-VEO is made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic

My Experience with Veo Cleaner:

The most important thing to be is that our household cleaners don’t introduce an abundance of chemicals into our home. The second most important thing is that, of course, the product works. Third would likely be the smell.

It’s been so enjoyable using Veo Cleaner this first week because not only does it perform great (an effortless clean), but it smells sublime. The Apple & Jasmine scent is so refreshing and fruity. And–as their name suggests, the formula brings active probiotics onto all surfaces we use it on–which is such a neat perk.

I see us using this on almost any surface in our home, from the kitchen countertops, to our kitchen & coffee tables, and also our bathroom. Overall, very impressed with this brand, what they stand for, how they’ve changing how consumers view household cleaners and their passion for & belief in probiotics.

Learn more about Veo and shop their range of products here. Also, go check them out on Instagram for probiotic knowledge and non-toxic living inspiration! Veo is such an easy swap to detoxify your home cleaning ritual.

GIVEAWAY! Sunwarrior Vegan Protein Bars

Hey FMG people! Coming into your inbox on a Friday with a Sunwarrior Giveaway! They have reformulated their Sol Good Protein Bars and they were not messing around. They’re SO delicious. Just like all other Sunwarrior products, these bars are also vegan, organic, non-gmo, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free.

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:

-Head over to and follow the Sunwarrior + Feel More Gooder Instagram pages (we check! the handle are @sunwarriortribe and @feelmoregooder, or just click the links above)

-Leave a comment (on any social platform: this blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and tell us WHAT KIND OF FITNESSING you do!

-The winner will be chosen and notified on 11.11.19 (it’s a Monday).

**You can always use my coupon code FEELMOREGOODER to save 20% at the Sunwarrior Site.

GOOD LUCK + and thanks for entering!

 

 

 

 

How To Be More Confident In Yourself

In my first Instagram TV video, I’m sharing my own personal journey with improving self confidence through overcoming all of the obstacles that life has presented me.

How To Gain More Confidence in Yourself, your Body and Boost Your Self-Esteem

Gaining more confidence in your life’s direction, your physical body, your positive attributes and what you have to offer this world: it’s totally attainable to anyone, regardless of your background.

Head over to my Instagram page to watch the entire IG TV video + be sure to let me know about your own personal experience with this journey! I love creating a sense of community, especially on this topic.

The actionable steps that you can take to work towards this personal development goal just requires some consistent, dedicated work to bringing more awareness into that facet of your life. Elevating your self-awareness, ability to self-reflect and proving to yourself that you can do hard things will result in a more confident version of yourself.

This benefits not only you, but everyone who comes into contact with you in your life. They get a more grounded you, and you get to experience life with more enjoyment. Confidence allows you to get out of your own way and squeeze even more happiness out of your own life experiences.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting?

Hey feel more gooders! This post will touch on various aspects of Intermittent Fasting. Not sure what that is, keep reading! What are the benefits of intermittently fasting?

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting (also commonly referred to as time restricted eating) is a method of eating in which you only eat within an 8-hour window. The most common window is eating in between 11am-7pm and fasting from 7pm-11am.

What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

  • Increased hormone function
  • Decreased inflammation in the body which contributes to chronic health conditions
  • More thorough recovery from rigorous activity (ex: Crossfit, marathon training, etc.)
  • Can reduce insulin levels + blood pressure
  • Helps brain function
  • Benefits neurons on a way that protects memory + learning
  • Reduction in visceral body fat
  • Increase in lean body mass alongside consistent exercise

Source: An Intro to Fasting

Second to thermoregulation (if you were to jump into an ice-cold ocean and your body is fighting to maintain warmth), digestion is the most taxing bodily process that it participates in. And think–we do this on a daily basis, several times a day. It’s no wonder why our energy lags and we feel less than 100%.

How Do You Start Intermittent Fasting?

This can look different for everyone, depending on your chosen window of fasting,  what your schedule is like, etc.

A good entry point to fasting is to wait until 11am to eat your first meal. Making sure you are hydrating upon waking (lots of water) will help your body facilitate detox and feel full.

I like to describe fasting as a spectrum. On one end, you have the most extreme, exact way of IF fasting in which you don’t have any fluids besides water until 11am, and then eat like clockwork starting at 11am and ending precisely at 7pm.

Modification:

On the other end of the intermittent fasting spectrum, you have the approach that I’ve found works well for me: drinking a morning coffee (i add a few tablespoons of Laird Superfood powder), water and some elixirs in the morning.

I’m not doing a by-the-book fast here, but it’s somewhere on the spectrum. It allows me to be giving my digestive tract a break from digesting meals while also allowing me to have a little fuel in me for morning workouts (some days I do 5am Crossfit workouts at our gym).

Is Intermittent Fasting a Fad, or is it Here to Stay?

From my understanding, knowledge accruing and anecdotal lectures from a few professional athletes I follow, fasting is a practice of our ancestors. At that time, it was just how daily life was, as they didn’t have a pantry a few feet away for frequent snacking. They often hunted + foraged for their meals and they only ate after they sought out and located that food.

So, they were forced by the limited availability of food to eat this way. Turns out, there are a a lot of positive health implications to giving your digestion a break during a chunk of the day.

I can see how and why this would be viewed as a fad, but I see it as an ancient practice that is surfacing again, as we look back to our ancestors for some insight on wellness.

Is There Anybody That Should Not Fast?

Totally! Remember that the way you eat is your decision; and it’s one that should be made based on what feels best to you. If you adhere to the parameters of your MD, naturopath or functional medicine practitioner, you should discuss this with them, consider their feedback and make the best decision for your unique genetics, goals,