I regularly get asked from clients what products I use or what supplements I recommend. Here’s a starting list of what I personally use. Remember to consult your doctor before taking any nutritional food products.
The Grid Foam Roller sold on Amazon: My top recommendation for those looking to maintain mobility in between sessions and really make a difference in their recovery.
Stick Roller: Great for travel and getting out trigger points, knots, and increasing circulation and recovery.
Yoga Strap: Use for stretching and increasing range of motion. Especially useful for hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, and shoulders.
Yoga Blocks: I recommend using at least one of these blocks for a supported bridge to release the anterior hips, core, and abdominal viscera while reversing blood flow due to being mildly inverted. Two blocks are useful for added stability during certain yoga postures.
Shoe Leveler: Just sprained an ankle or fractured a metatarsal and now wearing a boot for 6 weeks? Use this shoe leveler to even out the height difference between your feet in order to maintain even hips and minimize compensational patterns from affecting the rest of your body while you heal.
Altra Trail Shoes (My all-time favorite shoe for hiking and trail running. Has a wide toe box, so it allows for a more natural toe splay and can be used with the Correct Toes. Is also Zero Drop from heel to toe, so it encourages natural length through the posterior lower leg and Achilles Tendon. This is key for achieving myofascial balance in the lower leg compartments as well up the chain to the pelvis position and spine. I’m able to travel 15-20 miles without foot circulation problems, cramping, or squished toes!
Pain and Stiffness Cream for joint, muscle, and connective tissue relief from strains, sprains, and bruising. Great for self-massage!
Toe Spacers at a fraction of the cost of Correct Toes, although I haven’t personally tried these to test the quality, I can attest to the Correct Toes and how useful they are to highlight the differences between both feet. Caution, without toe socks on these, can cause significant abrasion and blistering while running/hiking. They do work great for around town walking and fitness training.
Organic Bone Broth Protein (my go-to for adding protein, fat, and collagen to smoothies for enhanced tissue repair).
Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate (for joint support and recovery). Add to smoothies or mix with water, vitamin C, and lemon juice for a connective tissue repair and electrolyte drink.
Yogi Tea is an awesome product that provides healthy natural herb formulas to supplement our lifestyle. Joint Comfort is designed to help improve joint circulation, healing, and integrity. Another great lightweight option for long-distance hiking.
Choice Teas offer some of my favorite herbal and medicinal tea blends including the Reishi Matcha and Shiitake Turmeric. Give your immune system a boost naturally and experience the many benefits of these ancient herbs..
Cod Liver Oil is an excellent addition for regular cell and whole-body health due to its highly available omega 3 essential fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin A, and vitamin E. I don’t recommend using this on the trail due to its obvious weight and need to stay cool.