Resources and Product Recommendation
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Fullscript.com Online Dispensary
I chose to use this dispensary because the company has an extensive and thorough vetting protocol before they permit any brand to be sold on their site. I trust the products and their customer service is perfection. Using my link will allow purchasers to receive 20% off of MSRP prices. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FULLSCRIPT
Feel free to email me at NutritionNowCounseling@gmail.com for personalized recommendations. I definitely have my go-to brands and supplements.
(FYI they also offer personal care items, some food items like chia seeds and nuts, and some essential oils)
Fueling Male Fertility Guide
I am an accidental author. I set a goal to sort through the research regarding male fertility and nutrition/lifestyles to make a handout for clients, and ended up with enough information to warrant publishing a book! This is for the “other half” who is trying to conceive. Whether he is trying naturally or undergoing assisted reproduction, this guide will give easy tips to incorporate into his life. Buy it here
Ritual Prenatal Vitamins
These vitamins have me sold because they are easy to take. There are lots of great prenatals out there, but if they are horse pills or require tons of doses, I find that women get pill exhaustion and then dont take them every day. These are easy to tolerate, are small, and can be taken on an empty stomach! They provide the essentials: DHA, methylated folate and B12, iodine, magnesium, etc. A separate choline supplement should be purchased separately because these don’t contain enough of that important nutrient IMO. Buy Ritual prenatal vitamins here!
Non-toxic, non aerosol dry shampoo
I can not live without my dry shampoo, but was always thinking about the junk and aerosol spray that I was breathing into my lungs (and putting into the environment). BUT I just couldn’t do without my dry shampoo. After an extensive trial-and-error, I found the answer to my prayers.
This brand also makes DEET free bug repellant, amazing natural deodorant, and tons of other very cool and very safe personal care products. Check it out here! Use Code Lauren10 for 10% off first order
Regular Girl prebiotic and probiotics
These little sachets are perfect for traveling or when you are on-the-go. They are a prebiotic/probiotic blend that helps, well, keep you regular. It literally tastes like nothing, which is just fabulous IMO. Use code NUTRITIONNOW10 for 10% off. Buy them here
ZING Energy Bars
These bars are the perfect snack to keep in your bag. They provide prebiotics, protein, fiber, healthy carbs, and healthy fats. Best of all they taste awesome! Use code MANAKERZING for 10% off. Buy them here
Healthcare Provider Handouts for Male Fertility
Using the research I did to write the book Fueling Male Fertility, I created a handout bundle for health care providers to share with clients who are trying to become fathers (or wives of these men). The bundle has five handouts with quick nutrition/lifestyle tips, followed by evidence-based supplementation regimens. Topics include IVF, high percentage sperm DNA fragmentation, low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology, low sperm motility. It is available on RD2RD and here.
TTC friendly deodorant (that actually works)
Avoiding scented deodorants that contain aluminum is so important for way too many reasons to list (one being that it increases risk of developing breast cancer). Trying to avoid synthetic fragrances and potential hormone-disrupting chemicals can be a challenge when selecting deodorant. I have gone through way too many brands before I landed on this Primally Pure Tea Tree choices. This brand has different options, but the tea tree is my go-to due to the antimicrobial aspect of the tea tree. The smell also reminds my husband of Grateful Dead concerts (?!?). Buy it here and use code LAUREN10 for 10% off first purchase.
Trak: at home sperm test
Guys can collect a sample and get results in the privacy of their own home. It is an easy process and a great first-step to help men learn more about his body what he is working with. Knowledge is power, y’all! Buy it here