Creating a healthy lifestyle requires some effort at first, sometimes it can even feel like an uphill battle in the beginning. I’m familiar with the struggle, I’ve been there. The beauty of hanging in there with this process, is experiencing a healthy and energized daily life with ease. It’s having a way of life that supports you in all your endeavors, and gives you the gift of living life to the fullest.


I’m not a fan of clutter. For me, it’s always quality over quantity, and I have listed the items below because they can truly make a difference when it comes to building a healthy life and healthy body.

These are the items, after decades of research, that made a tangible difference for me in creation of my healthy habits. In other words, they’re worth it.

In fact, they’re worth their weight in gold. Great for gifts, too!


In all of my years of work with health, digestion, energy, inflammation, etc. I have found it’s invaluable to gather the information that we cannot see. These two tests have by far exceeded all the rest in the way the information they access and their corresponding recommendations.

VIOME: Ideal if you are looking to heal digestion and inflammation, find your healthy weight, and identify the foods that love you back, as well as those that are doing more harm than good. $179, Use code “Vanessa10” for $10.00 off.

CBH FULL SCAN: This is the most co health scan I have discovered. It reveals the performance scores for every major system in the body, as well as the pathogens, hormones, and food sensitivities that are impacting each one. Learn more here.


Having the proper tools has made learning to cook healthy foods — on healthy products — fun and easy. Even if you are buying the healthiest foods, if your cookware has chemicals, you’re doing your body a disservice. These items help make the kitchen clean, fun, and even stylish.

Green Pans — non toxic nonstick. My favorite pan sets of all time. Clients rave about them!

VItamix blender — of course, because if I have a blender, I want it to be able to do all the things.

Marble wine holder — because it’s lovely for kitchen utensils or chilled wine.

Glass straws — perfect for lemon water and smoothies.

Lemon press — making morning lemon water effortless.

Glass kettle — because plastic is out and my tea lattes are a daily delight. Glass Tupperware, too.

Kaari foods plant based dressings — they make every veggie taste divine! Use coupon Code: Wellnessa for 20% off your entire order. My favorite is the vegan caesar.

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Women are exposed to thousands of chemicals every day. What goes onto your skin goes right into your blood and should be taken seriously. Here are some products that achieve both health and performance.

Rosewater spray — A clean refreshing toner. I keep mine in the refrigerator for a cool morning spritz.

Dry brush — Brushing the skin supports our entire lymphatic system. This one feels good, too.

Tongue scraper — Once you use one, you’ll never go back. I like this toothpaste, and soap, too.

Mineral Epsom salts — A great way to up your magnesium for relaxation and muscle health.

Mineral Fusion — My favorite clean beauty brand, and it’s affordable!

Jade Roller and Gua Sha — helps keep the skin circulating and supports lymphatic drainage. Feels good, too!

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These items help you, help you. I’m so thankful for them!

This water bottle — for home, and I have one in my car. I drink 2-3 a day.

Water bottle filters — for above bottles, as well as travel, so I can have alkaline, filtered water no matter what. Tastes great, too.

Fanny pack — for nice long walks listening to a book, or a run listening to music. It doesn’t hold much but great for a phone, headphones, key, chapstick, etc. This one is cute, too.

Cute visor — to protect your beautiful face and skin.

Healthy sunblock — always important! Tinted is nice, too.

Clean plant-based protein powder — my favorite, I have one close to every morning.

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Tea is a special ritual in my life. I have found that most of my clients see improved energy, mood and sleep once switching from coffee to tea. All of these taste great, too!

Blue Lotus Chai — the cleanest and tastiest chai powder on the planet. I love the Turmeric blend. I also like this chai on the go.

Teecino — no caffeine with a roasty chocolatey flavor, plus fiber! Great hot or iced. I like to add some oat milk creamer.

Malama Reishi Cacao Mix — creamy with big benefits for relaxation, vitamins, minerals and anti-viral properties. Tastes like hot cocoa. Harvest by hand and comes in compostable packaging. Use code Wellnessa for a discount.

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These books made a huge impact on my overall wellness!

Food Rules, An Eater’s Manual

Do Less, A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear into Faith

The Gift of Our Compulsions: A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Acceptance and Healing

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

The Empowered Woman Series Book 3 (read about my story here).

A cute, simple, lightweight journal.

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Planted Table Meals — The best quality and taste, with all organic, plant-based foods fully prepared and deviled to your door Delivery is limited to the SF Bay Area. Local, woman-owned, small business bringing healthy, prepared meals to hundreds of homes. Your family won’t even know it’s plant-based.

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