5 direct to market products I am LOVING

5 direct to market products I am LOVING

As the pandemic became more and more real last year I noticed more and more people gravitating to direct marketing businesses. Some joining companies because they were trying to figure out how to make ends meet, some because they had more time to focus during shuts downs and some I think because they always wanted to; however, with that silly stigma that goes along with it, they didn’t do it, but now seeing so many others doing it….well, they thought why not?

As I saw this happening I decided I was going to make a commitment to engage and support these businesses. It really is no different than buying from your local coffee shop, boutique or grocery store. This is a time where many people need help and if I can help by purchasing products then that’s what I’m going to do. I remember back when I tried out direct sales with a couple different companies and I honestly did not have support – most recognizably from friends and family. And you know what? That sucks! Over the last five or six months I’ve found many new companies and products that I really love! Here are just a few that I want to share with you all today.

1. Dream on Dreamer Journal

This was one of the first things I purchased. I knew I needed to have some sort of outlet to really just “brain dump” in the morning or evening. I had started on regular notebook paper and scrap paper here and there, but then it didn’t continue. When I saw this journal I was like okay, I am going to buy a dedicated journal, that’s pretty, and it will hopefully motivate me to keep writing. You know what? It did the trick! Sits on my nightstand to be grabbed at any time and it’s just a constant flow of writing. Aside from that – this company’s mission is just beyond amazing in my opinion.

2. Me+ology

This is the product that gave me the itch to give direct marketing one more go. Did you know you can get PERSONALIZED supplements? Yeah, me neither! I don’t know about you, but personalized anything really speaks to me – especially when it comes to health and wellness. Everyone’s body and mind is different, so it’s silly to think we should all be taking the same things. I took a quick quiz that a friend of mine sent me, got my recommendations, tried it for a month and I was hooked! I paired this with an adjustment in my nutrition – also recommendation from this same friend – and I can’t tell you how much better I have felt. Energy, mood, stress management, ease in ailments specific to me…. #winning

3. Ergonomic Toilet Brush

Yes, you read that correctly. A toilet brush made my list. But you all – this one is the bomb and here’s why. It dries quickly in it’s holder so no stagnant toilet water sitting at the bottom or on the brush, my bathroom doesn’t smell like pee any more because my brush isn’t gross , it has an extra little pieces built in to get up under the rim better AND it looks pretty darn good sitting next to the toilet. Now when you get your be sure to get one for each bathroom – it just makes sense. You’ll thank me later.

4. Super-Chocolate

Healthy habits are important to be, but so is chocolate!  This is why I rarely cut it out entirely from my diet, allowing myself to have that craving and satisfy it is actually what helps me stay on track.    Why is this chocolate special?  Because it is clean, includes components that could help with metabolism, lower in calories and most important,  it tastes good! Dark chocolate with mint, dark chocolate tangerine and milk chocolate peanut butter are ones to not miss!

5. Mineral Rich Peeling Gel

An exfoliating dream. As a person that has struggled with blackheads my entire life from a young age I’m always searching for a good exfoliating product. Also works great on my rough, disgusting feet! Why do I love this in particular? Natural, safe, non toxic chemicals. Never tested on animals and my favorite part? You can actually see it working. Totally legit – I need to get you all a video.

I have more on my list that I want to try – will be trying. I’ll be sure to share! Make sure you let me know if you try any of these – love to hear what you think. Happy shopping, supporting and trying new things!

with health and happiness – April😘

Why adding quality supplements is a good idea

Why adding quality supplements is a good idea

We all know supplements exist. But why are they a good idea? Do we really need them? What happened to getting our nutrients by eating a balanced diet – isn’t that we learned about in first grade through the food pyramid? I have found that even if we follow “the perfect” balanced diet – we probably still need to supplement some things. Here’s a few reasons why.

Lifestyle Factors

1. Our eating habits suck, leading to poor gut health

Raise your hand if you HAVEN’T heard about how important gut health it is. I mean – it’s everywhere, so I shouldn’t be seeing too many hands. When your gut isn’t in shape – nutrients cannot absorb into your body efficiently and effectively.

2. More stressors out there than ever before

Hello life in a pandemic! See number one. Stress can cause poor gut health. Aside from that – it is possible that stress lessens the amount of vital nutrients in your body such as calcium, magnesium and zinc.

3. Not so great habits

It has been found that smoking and drinking alcohol may reduce the amount of vitamin C that is in your body. Smokers actually need twice as much vitamin C as a non-smoker

4. OTC and Rx drugs

If you take aspirin on a semi-regular basis you’re going to need more vitamin C. If you’re on antibiotics you’ll want to up your B vitamins and get some probiotics in you, if you don’t already. Doing hormone replacement therapy taking birth control pills? Add B6, B12, folic acid and zinc to your routine.

Environmental Factors

1. Not all soil is created equal

If foods grow “just okay” in a type of soil or if they’re grown in land that has been farmed a million times over, they may have a reduction in nutrients.

2. Hybrid crops

You can find hybrid crops in many places including organic farms. Hybrid crops are great because they provide more food per acre – more food to feed the world, which is NEVER an issue. But it has been found that these type of crops have a lower volume of nutrients.

3. Fertilizer has changed

The fact is natural fertilizer has been replaced greatly by man-made fertilizers. Again , this is great because they include the right elements to grow a healthy plant; however, they do lack other nutrients that are found in things like manure that transfer to the foods we eat. Now – had I not read this I would never have known. Growing up and living in Wisconsin – manure is quite the staple. I have a farm directly behind me and I am here to tell you – my windows are NOT open a whole lot. Especially when it starts to warm up…fresh baked cow pie is not exactly what I want my kitchen to smell like!

Importance of Quality Supplements

Now we know that our body is missing out on essentials; this is where we make a change and support our body with the nutrition it needs through quality supplements. I will repeat that again because it’s SO important….take QUALITY supplements; not just anything you find on the shelf. Think about it…garbage in garbage out PLUS now you’ve spent money on something that’s done nothing or very little for you, then you get frustrated and try the next and the next…now you’ve just TRIPLED what you would’ve spent on something quality in the first place. (We are currently living this experience in the form of counter stools for our kitchen).

I hope this helped shed some light on why we should look at introducing supplements into our diet.

That being said there’s about 5 gazillion types and brands out there… it’s overwhelming. Because I have dug into this world already , I’d love to save you some time and money .

Allow me to help you understand which specific ones are right for you and why. I’m only an email or comment away!

with health and happiness … April 😘