In the last post, we talked about Fun Mom. And though Fun Mom likes her rosé wine, Fun Mom also wants to be able to kick ass professionally and athletically—whether it is on the yoga mat, tennis court or Peloton. Plus, Fun Mom is not so fun when she feels bloated or over-served.
So I have compiled a list for Fun Moms, as well as anyone who wants to continue to feel healthy and happy during the dog days of summer.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the term “dog days of summer” does not refer to the fact that, from July 3 to August 11, the weather is so oppressive it is not fit for a dog. It is actually a reference to the fact that, during this time, the sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of earth and part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. This is why Sirius is sometimes called the Dog Star.
As an added bonus, I have also found these products to be helpful for two of my friends going through cancer treatment, as well as for my picky nutrition clients who want something quick and easy to help them with their health goals. (NOTE: I linked to each of the sites but all products are also available on Amazon.) So, without further ado, here you go:
Kettle & Fire
I stumbled upon Kettle & Fire and have loved everything I have tried. This company, which was started by brothers Nick and Justin Mares because they saw a need for hastle-free, health-inducing, grass-fed bone broth. All soups are free of additives, preservatives, antibiotics, hormones, artificial flavors and colors, and extra sodium.
Laird Superfood® Instafuel
Big Wave surfer Laird Hamilton and his kick ass athlete, model and sports announcer wife Gabby Reece exemplify longevity in the world of sports and beauty and vitality. Hamilton’s Laird Superfood® line offers an array of adaptogenic superfoods and his Instafuel should be a mainstay for anyone who wants a daily dose of energy and a nutritional steppingstone to help achieve his/her wellness goals by just adding water.
SuperFat Nut Butter
Do you remember the fat-free craze? Well, nowadays healthy fat is where it’s at. Healthy fats like nut butters can be a great tool to curbing cravings (especially sugar and carbs), providing your body with sustained energy and boosting brainpower. SuperFat Nut Butter products are gluten-free, Kosher, Keto, vegan, Paleo, and non-GMO and the nut butter packets are a great way to get a pre-portioned pick-me-upper.
A client turned me onto this product and (combined with a probiotic) my digestion has never been better. According to the company, “ION*Gut Health is a gut-strengthening, brain-boosting mineral supplement sourced from 60-million-year-old soil that naturally supports microbiome balance. The active ingredient, Terrahydrite®, has been shown to support the integrity of tight junctions in the gut lining, even in the face of damage from toxins such as glyphosate.” According to my belly, it’s happy and I no longer experience afternoon bloating.
St. Regis Cabernet Sauvignon
The St. Regis Cabernet Sauvignon is described as “An alcohol free selection that is medium-bodied and well balanced displaying aromas and flavors of black currant and cherry framed with toasty oak, spice, mint and herbs,” this is my go-to booze-free wine. Over the years I have tried SO many different alcohol-free wines and this is one of the few I actually enjoy.
—Becca Edwards, founder of Female IQ