115: My 5 go-to supplements

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Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having a great one so far. I’ve got a new solo podcast episode up this morning and I’m sharing my five favorite everyday supplements. I take a handful each day for various reasons, but these are my top choices for everyday.

Take a listen here!


115: My 5 go-to supplements

Friendly reminder that I’m not a doctor and I’m not telling you to take these; I’m simply sharing which ones I like and what work for me. If you have any questions about supplements, check with your doctor, as some supplements can be contraindicated with certain medical conditions and medications.

Studies referenced in this episode:

Benefits of collagen and how it can potentially improve skin texture.

How aloe vera can encourage collagen synthesis. 

Safety of creatine.

How magnesium binds to GABA receptors.

My favorite sources:

*I have discount and affiliate codes below because I’ve used these products for years and have worked with many of the companies in some capacity. Happy to share the love if you’re looking for some recs 🙂

Collagen is from Thrive Market

Protein powders: I like DNS (FITNESSISTA10), Truvani, and NOW Foods (FITNESSISTA) the most right now

Magnesium spray

Creatine: I like NOW Foods and Legion

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Gynaecological problems are being left for 10 years+ with no solution

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A new study from period and sexual wellness brand ohne shines a light on the glaring gender health gap

Gynaecological problems are being left for 10 years+ with no solution

Those of us with uteruses will likely know that things can get complicated when it comes to gynaecological health, but due to a lack of education and an abundance of taboo and shame, problems are often left unresolved.

According to new research from period and sexual wellness brand ohne, 80% of those with uteruses live with period, gynaecological and sexual wellbeing problems, with 49% saying they’ve been living with symptoms for more than 10 years. A similar pattern was noticed with sexual wellbeing, with 42% admitting to unresolved symptoms.

A number of survey respondents said they hadn’t sought help for their symptoms; 33% of those experiencing sexual wellness issues and 44% of those aged 16-34 with menstrual symptoms. The reasons for this included feeling that GPs don’t understand female health properly, being offered medication rather than dealing with the root problem, feeling ashamed or embarrassed and not knowing where to turn for help.

The research also found a lack of education in this area, with over a quarter of Brits over 16 saying they weren’t taught about reproductive health at school (rising to 50% in over 55s). On top of this, an incredible 97% said they weren’t taught about conditions like endometriosis, adenomyosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, despite these conditions affecting 1.5 million people in the UK.

Over half of those who menstruate also say they don’t properly understand their cycle, with a quarter noting that they weren’t taught about periods at school.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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With all the flavors of pumpkin pie stirred into a creamy bowl of oatmeal, this quick and easy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is our favorite fall oatmeal.

It’s hard to beat a hot fragrant breakfast that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Vanilla Whipped Cream - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

We enjoy topping our bowls of oatmeal with a swirl of freshly whipped cream to make it even more like pumpkin pie.

The whole family enjoys this oatmeal and the kids have requested this again every single day this week; I think I’m safe to say that it is a hit.

It’s been ten years since we first made pumpkin spice oatmeal and this is still my middle son’s favorite oatmeal. He happily makes this oatmeal throughout the year.

There’s nothing better than having a terrific breakfast that the kids can make on their own. Especially when they make enough to share with me.

Top your bowl of pumpkin pie oatmeal with whipped cream and transform your breakfast into something absolutely craveable.

Oatmeal Ingredients

  • rolled oats
  • water
  • milk
  • pumpkin puree
  • brown sugar
  • pumpkin pie spice mix
  • kosher salt

Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring constantly until the oatmeal has thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat, portion into serving bowls, and top with whipped cream or a drizzle of heavy cream.
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2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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It can be so hard to shop for the guys this holiday season! Sharing gift ideas for Him at all price points and for anyone in your family you’re trying to cross off your list. 

Hi friends! How’s the week treating you? I have a podcast interview this morning and am looking forward to a Yin yoga class later tonight.

For today’s post, I’m sharing a gift guide for the guys since it can kind of be impossible to shop for them. Sharing some gift ideas here, but I always love to hear if you have any awesome guy gift ideas! Please share the goods in the comments section.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

For the fitness fanatic:

The best sports headphones. We both have these and love them!

A classic metal vent tech tee.

The Pilot’s fave workout shorts.

New weights or even a bench set with squat rack.

A wall-mounted massage roller.

New running shoes.

For dads/uncles/brothers/guys who are tricky to shop for:

Funny golf socks.

Customized pet portrait.

Waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker. <— this one is the best and has a great price right now with Prime shipping

A smartphone sanitizer.

The perfect bowl for chips and salsa.

Customized face socks.

Pajama pants.

New slippers.

Made to order personalized song. Love this for an idea for your partner if you’re having trouble thinking of ideas!

Stanley camp mug.

Brown Sugar Ice Cream

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The smooth creamy texture of brown sugar ice cream with its rich caramel, toffee-like flavor makes this the perfect ice cream to take me into fall.

brown sugar ice cream in white bowl

Brown Sugar Ice Cream

Creamy vanilla homemade ice cream is my absolute favorite. But I like to mix things up a bit every once in a while. Creating a slighting richer ice cream with brown sugar is one way to do that.

Why brown sugar instead of white sugar? Brown sugar is simply white sugar with the addition of molasses. The molasses in brown sugar gives a deep caramel or subtle toffee flavor.

Note: I did not put additional molasses in this recipe. However, feel free to add a teaspoon or so to your liking. Depending on my mood I have been known to sneak it in.

Brown sugar changes up the ice cream for something a bit richer tasting. Plus if you are out of white sugar and still want to make ice cream, you can! It is always good to have options.

Mixing up the ice cream base couldn’t be easier. Place all your ingredients in a bowl and whisk. It might take your brown sugar a bit longer to dissolve, so a little extra whisking might be needed, but worth it.

ice cream in bowl

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Ice Cream

You can add in so many delicious things to ice cream. Cinnamon and cinnamon chips pair perfectly with brown sugar. You may recall just how much we love cinnamon ice cream – we love it so much we have 5-minute cinnamon ice cream recipe and a french-style custard too.

Caramelized almonds, candied walnuts, or cinnamon-roasted pec