For The Horse Lover
Here is a diverse selection of useful, healthful items that support human health. These are things that Cate has tested, uses, and recommends to all people.
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Culinary Habana, which is owned by Kimberly Batarse and located in California, is the USA distributor for the very high-quality French cookware company, Sitram. I recently purchased their pressure cooker and can highly recommend it. Read about my experience using the SitraPro Pressure cooker in this month's blog post.
Authentic European kitchenware designed and delivered. Efficient, technologically advanced production methods create more durable products with finer finishes and greater durability. The highest European standards have been consistently met since 1944.
Clean Indoor Air is Possible With Foust Air Purifiers
Indoor home air pollution is often a common reality – between the dust, dander, mold spores, chemicals off-gassing from furniture and carpets, etc. It is comforting to know that you can diminish this common environmental stressor to your body with a highly effective air purification system. We have been using the Foust Air Purifier model 160R2 (made in the USA!) for several months and have noticed a marked decrease in my husband’s tendency toward nasal congestion and phlegm in general.
These units are constructed of metal so that they do not have any plastic or glues off-gassing into your room! They are especially good for those with environmental/chemical sensitivities. They are stoutly constructed workhorses. I feel good to walk into a room where it has been running because I know that the air is cleaner because of its function.
Here is the Foust Air Purifier we use at our home: “The E.L. Foust 160R2 Room Air Purifier was specifically designed for people with multiple chemical sensitivities or MCS. That means no plastic and no glues. The all-metal construction does not allow it to absorb odors or off-gas volatile organic compounds like plastic. The all-metal construction also means it won't be taking up space for 1,000 years after it has reached the end of its lifespan.
The 160R2 contains 7 lbs. of activated carbon mix and controls particles with an optional HEPA rated at 0.1-micron efficiency. It has performed well in independent lab tests, and is used & recommended by allergists & environmental doctors nationwide.
Very quiet operation and can be used in homes, bedrooms, classrooms, offices etc...
Decibel rating is 18 @ 3 feet.
Please Note: The alpha stat pre-filter is not necessary for normal household or business use. The alpha stat is only needed for extreme dust particles, dirt, and pet dander. Normal cartridge life is 6-9 months in typical indoor air quality.” Reference: foustco.com.
Cate's feeling is that while it is a most wonderful air purification device, it is not that quiet in her humble opinion. She just does not leave it on at night!
BWC For Horse Lovers is a Foust dealer for our patients. If you are interested in purchasing one, you may contact our office at [email protected] and we can place the order for you. Or, you can contact Foustco.com directly and place your order. Your body will thank you for breathing clean air!
Be Safer While Using Your Cell Phone: The R2L Shield
Erchonia Laser Company has developed the R2L (Radiation to Light) device which is capable of transforming 70% of the electromagnetic radiation which is emitted from cell phones and computers into harmless light. This markedly cuts down your radiation exposure from daily use of these devices. The R2L has a small, thin adhesive shape which easily sticks to the back of a cell phone (under the case) or computer monitor. It helps to protect your health while you use these devices. To order this please contact [email protected].
They cost $29.00 each + shipping. BWC For Horse Lovers will mail them out to you quickly. They are very lightweight, so shipping cost is minimal. I think this is a smart investment that most everyone needs in this digital era. They are made in the USA, too! Please check out R2L.com.
Protect Your Eyes from the Blue Light of Digital Devices - Reticare Eye Protection Screen
Here is another super important discovery I made – the Reticare Eye Protector! This is a very thin, transparent film that you place over the clean screen of your cell phone or computer monitor screen. It is the only scientifically proven device designed to protect your eyes from the blue light that is emitted from these screens. Children’s eyes are more susceptible to the damage from blue light than are adult eyes, but everyone is susceptible to the damage from blue light. This is a very practical way to protect your eyes and the eyes of your family members.
This device was invented at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain. The researchers there have linked the ongoing use of cell phones and computers without protection from the blue light they emit to an increased incidence of several degenerative eye conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration (the most common cause of blindness in the world) and other eye diseases.
I have been using the Reticare Eye Protectors on my digital devices for a few years. I have spent a great deal of time at my computer over these last few years. I just had a thorough eye exam by an Ophthalmologist and he found no degenerative changes in my eyes! That was exciting. I believe that partly this is due to my diet and lifestyle, but also I believe it is partly due to always having a Reticare Eye Protector Screen on my devices. They last for the life of your device and are inconspicuous. This is an easy, inexpensive way to help protect your eyes in this modern world. Please visit Reticare. You may use the promo code: Whinny to receive a 5% discount on the Reticare Screens you purchase. You get free shipping on orders over $100. They are a great company! If you spend hours looking at blue light screens, you need to protect your eyes with a Reticare Screen!
Safer Watering Hoses: Water Right Hoses
Did you know that most garden hoses that we use to water our vegetable plants, or fill our horses’ water buckets are leaching toxic chemicals such as phthalates into the water, and therefore these chemicals may be absorbed by your organic vegetable plants, or absorbed by your horses? I did not realize this until 2 years ago myself, and it was down-right shocking to think about. That is when I found Water Right Hoses. They are American-made, polyurethane drinking water safe hoses which are free of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, and lead. Reference: waterrightinc.com
I completely switched over all my watering hoses to Water Right Hoses and I am very glad I did this. I use their 5/8” regular garden hose: 1) as a delivery hose to my Water Right soaker hoses in the garden and 2) as a general-purpose hose for watering the horses. I use their Water Right 1/2” soaker hoses for my garden. They are long-lasting, very resistant to the Texas heat, and excellently made. Also, the company is very nice to work with! Bravo to them for making this excellent, important product!
Protect Your Brain (and Optimize Brain Health) with Cover Three
A while back I had a head injury (occurred while working with my horse). I do not remember what happened, but my husband, Ron, saved my life. I am so grateful to him! Amidst the stress of trying to help me, he remembered to give me some Cover Three! What a great combination – Hero Husband and Cover Three!
Cover Three was designed by Dr. Wdowin, NMD, (aka Dr. Cover Three) to help the brain heal when it is injured. It is an easy to take liquid packet filled with scientifically proven food-derived brain support. I have been taking it every day since my injury to help my brain fully heal. It must be working as I am having a remarkable recovery!
Since these types of surprises can occur when we least expect them, I highly recommend that you make the commitment to have Cover Three on hand, for those unexpected moments. Cover Three is used by many athletes and it is recommended also for optimizing your child’s brain health as it is filled with key nutrients for the growing brain! By having a supply of Cover Three at home (and keeping some with you when on-the-go, too), if you or a loved one gets injured, you most likely will experience a speedier and easier recovery with Cover Three.
As horse people, we may be at higher risk for a head injury. It is essential to be prepared to provide your body with the right nutrients so that you have the best opportunity to recover fully. You are welcome to use this referral link: https://coverthree.com/?rfsn=4524247.edd206 to secure your supply of Cover Three: Defend Your Brain!
As Dr. Cover Three says:
Millions of people in the United States leave their brain unsupported each year. Cover Three was created to redefine brain health and is the only product specifically created to support the brain on all three levels. Physical. Mental. Emotional.
Do your Brain a Great Service and Defend it with Cover Three!
Protect Your Back With a Serola Belt
As a horsewoman, I especially like to wear a Serola Belt when trimming my horses’ hooves to protect my entire back. Here is what Serola.net says about the Serola Belt.
“Because of the stability the New Serola Sacroiliac Belt gives to the base of your spine, strength is increased throughout your back, hips, and legs, and your chances of injury are lessened considerably during work or play:
- Designed to compress and support the sacroiliac joints
- 3" wide SI belt supports the sacroiliac joints relieving stress and instability
- Breathable, moisture-wicking, and hypoallergenic
- The Serola Belt is worn around the hips, not the waist.”
Pro-Set (Go Edition) for humans!
"WHAT IS BEMER?
Healthy circulation is vital to optimal health. Stimulating healthy muscles and temporarily increasing blood circulation in healthy leg muscles is the primary goal of BEMER, to support muscular health and optimize performance.*
BEMER devices use a pulsed electromagnetic field – abbreviated as PEMF – to deliver a patented therapeutic signal.
*BEMER does not provide any medical advice or services. This device is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It should not be used for any purpose other than as described in the user manual. Please consult your own healthcare provider if you have any medical issues."
I am an Independent BEMER Distributor. Here is a link to my BEMER website: catherine.bemergroup.com/en-US
Spread Your Toes with Correct Toes!
Designed by Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM, Correct Toes help the foot rehabilitate from the negative effects of conventionally-shaped footwear. The device, made of soft, flexible silicone, encourages the toes back into their natural alignment found at birth. With progressive and consistent use while active and weight-bearing, toes align and feet strengthen, restoring your foot’s original position and function.
What Makes Correct Toes Unique
- Designed to restore original toe splay and alignment
- Created by sports podiatrist Dr. Ray McClanahan
- Made of durable and flexible medical-grade silicone
- Naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic
- Promotes balance and optimal foot and toe circulation
- Can be used in foot-shaped footwear for maximum corrective effect
- Easily modifiable for unique feet and toes
- Can be used on bare feet, over toes socks or in healthy footwear
- Is a reasonably-priced alternative to orthotics or surgery
- Designed to prevent or address many foot and toe problems
Reference: Correct Toes