DR. MICHELLE APPROVED

You shouldn’t be spending hours weeding through product reviews and online forums to find the best products for your WELLthy life. That’s why I’ve thoughtfully curated these items based on my experience and research over the years. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

FOOD + KITCHEN

The following items are not only my favorite tools to have in a fully functional kitchen, but they are also vetted for quality, environmental impact and overall toxicity. I recommend using what you have first and investing as you move forward on your healing journey.

THRIVE MARKET

Thrive Market is a membership community that uses the power of direct buying to deliver the world’s best healthy food and natural products to our members at wholesale prices, and to sponsor free memberships for low-income American families. Register for free to browse the Thrive Market catalog, see member savings, and receive 25% off your first purchase.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE

The CSA Directory provides a list of farms that deliver locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s) on a subscription or membership basis. This is a great way to support your local farmer AND get local, nutrient-dense foods!

NEW CASCADIA GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY

The BEST gluten-free bakery I’ve found. Plus, they deliver nationwide! New Cascadia Traditional® is a dedicated gluten-free bakery, specializing in hand-crafted artisan breads, pastries, cakes, and cookies, as well as pizzas and salads.

CAST-IRON SKILLET

Cast Iron is my FAVORITE cookware. It’s non-toxic and gets better with time. This classic set pairs a 10.25-inch Cast Iron Skillet with a 6.5-inch Cast Iron Skillet to amplify the possibilities in your personal meals, side dishes, and decorative desserts.

CHEESECLOTH

100% unbleached cotton. When using unbleached cheesecloth you don’t have to worry about the left over chlorine leaching out of the cheesecloth and into your food or skin.

COOKING STRING / TWINE

Use this for trussing poultry and forming meat, securing wrapped or stuffed foods, making sausages, curing meat, and charcuterie. Made in America from 100-percent all-natural cotton. Food safe and oven safe, biodegradable and fully compostable.

FOOD PROCESSOR

Voted #1 by America’s Test Kitchen. This large capacity food processor speeds all cooking–from quick, weeknight meals to weekend celebrations. With the large 14-cup work bowl, extra large feed tube and dishwasher safe parts, there’s more time to share the delicious results with family and friends.

CHEF'S KNIFE

If you’re not ready to splurge on a fancy chef’s knife, this 8-inch multi-purpose chef’s knife will do the job. It’s designed for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing, and the blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel providing maximum sharpness and edge retention.

STAINLESS STEEL SAUTÉ PAN

Ditch the non-stick pans ASAP! This pan is a classic design with a highly polished cooking surface with starburst finish offers stick resistance and easy maintenance, plus won’t react with food.

STEAMER POT

Simple and classic. This is a 3 QT casserole with lid and steamer insert – stainless steel.

STOCKPOT

Another kitchen staple voted #1 by America’s Test Kitchen. This is 4-Quart saucepan has a loop handle, and high, straight sides – perfect for making sauces or heating liquids.

DUTCH OVEN

You simply can’t beat Le Creuset. The superior heat distribution and retention of le creuset enameled cast iron with an advanced sand-colored interior enamel with even more resistance to wear. This model also has a larger composite knob that withstands temperatures up to 500ºF. The colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking. 

PASTA MACHINE

Think you’ll have to give up pasta for good? Think again! Paleo pasta is a thing, and Marcato’s Original World-Famous Atlas Pasta Machine rolls and cuts pasta dough for making traditional lasagne, fettuccine, and tagliolini at home. Made in Italy; includes Pasta Machine, pasta cutter, hand crank, clamp, complete instructions and 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.

PIZZA STONE

Paleo pizza is a thing! This baking stone creates restaurant-quality pizzas and breads. It bakes up multi-layered crunchy-chewy crusts and absorbs heat and transfers it evenly for a perfect bake. It’s durable, non-cracking and crafted from a blend of lead-free clays.

SALAD SPINNER

Voted #1 by America’s Test Kitchen. Easy, one-handed operation with patented pump mechanism and brake button. Soft, non-slip knob locks down for storage, and a non-slip ring and wide base keep bowl steady on countertop. Elegant, clear bowl is perfect for serving, and basket can be used separately as a colander

INSTANT POT

My love of the Instant Pot runs deep. It replaces 10 common kitchen Appliances – pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, egg cooker, saute/searing, steamer, warmer, and sterilizer.

HIGH-QUALITY CHEF'S KNIFE

If you’re ready to spend a few extra dollars for a knife that will last a lifetime, this is it!

HIGH-SPEED BLENDER

The Vitamix is hard to beat. This model has variable speed control, so you can easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of textures. The dial can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control. The size and shape of the self-cleaning 64-ounce container is ideal for blending medium to large batches.

IMMERSION BLENDER

Handbuilt in Switzerland with 3 stainless steel interchangeable blades: Aerating blade, Blending blade and Chopping blade to handle every kitchen project. Includes 2 1/2 cup beaker, wall bracket and 5-year warranty.

MICROPLANE GRATER

Ever used a microplane? I use these for fine grating of citrus, hard cheeses, spices, chili, garlic, ginger and more. This model has patented razor-sharp cutting teeth for effortless grating, a large grating area, non-clogging teeth, 18/8 stainless handle and frame and a non-slip rubber foot that holds the grater steady.

NON-TOXIC BAKING SHEET

Use Silpat® for any baking recipe (sweet or savory) that calls for parchment paper; Silpat® replaces the need for butter, grease, oils, and sprays. Made of fiberglass mesh (do NOT cut them) and the highest quality food grade silicone, which provides consistent heat distribution and promotes even baking and browning.

COOKING FOR HORMONE BALANCE

A breakthrough program with more than 125 tempting, nutrient-dense recipes for thyroid conditions, Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, breast health, PMS, PCOS, and other hormonal imbalances.

THE PALEO KITCHEN

Together, George and Juli have masterfully created daring flavor combinations that will bring your Paleo experience to a whole new level.  This beautiful cookbook offers full-color photos along with tips, tricks and anecdotes straight from the clever minds of these culinary mavericks.

MEDITERRANEAN PALEO COOKING

This cookbook showcases a wide variety of creative recipes that are Paleo-friendly—no gluten, grains, inflammatory oils, dairy, or refined sweeteners. These flavorful dishes combine traditional food from southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East with the healthful principles of a Paleo diet.

HERBS + SUPPLEMENTS

PURITY ORGANIC COFFEE

At Purity, we’ve brought together prominent coffee industry professionals, scientists, cuppers, and medical practitioners to help us base every decision on maximizing the health benefits of already high-quality coffees.

VITAL PROTEINS

A breakthrough program with more than 125 tempting, nutrient-dense recipes for thyroid conditions, Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, breast health, PMS, PCOS, and other hormonal imbalances.

MATCHA GREEN TEA

DōMatcha® is 100% authentic Japanese, directly from Kagoshima and Uji, Kyoto where Matcha originated and where the most premium quality Matcha is produced.  Our supplier is based in Uji, Kyoto and has been in the tea business for 300 years.

MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

Hyperion Herbs provides quality above all. Our priority is seeking out the finest and most effective supplements in the world and making them available to you. We create a source you can trust to obtain high-potency and full-spectrum health products.

GET HEALTHY STORE

Get access to Dr. Michelle-approved supplements, herbs and nutrients delivered directly to your door at a discounted rate. You can even subscribe and save even more time and money.

MOUNTAIN ROSE HERB

For all your herbal needs! Shop their vast selection of high-quality herbs, spices, teas & DIY supplies.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Snow Lotus essential oils are my absolute favorite oils. Being friends with Peter Holmes, LAc, MH, I know their quality, potency and therapeutic qualities. Other essential oil brands hide behind claims that are not third-party tested, and I simply cannot recommend them. 

SUPPLEMENT PACK

I use this 7-day pack religiously! It’s the only way I can stay on top of my supplements on a daily basis. It’s super convenient for day-to-day or travel.

BEAUTY + SELF-CARE

PRIMALLY PURE

Founder, farmer’s wife, mama bear, matcha lover and bath taker, Bethany McDaniel is the heartbeat and hard work behind the brand. Bethany began Primally Pure out of her passion for real, recognizable ingredients – not just on her plate, but in her skincare products.

ANNMARIE SKINCARE

We at Annmarie Skin Care are mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, just like you—so in addition to creating the best natural skin care possible, we are committed to creating a better, more sustainable—and in turn, more beautiful world.

W3LL PEOPLE MAKEUP

W3LL PEOPLE is an uncommon beauty dream team founded by an elite makeup artist, cosmetic dermatologist and treehugging entrepreneur. We’re passionate about making positive choices in life, particularly when it comes to self care.

AILA NAILS

AILA is constantly working to improve our products. Since its 2013 entry into the beauty and nail care space, AILA has been free of the most commonly found potentially toxic chemicals in nail polish.

CHECK YOUR PRODUCTS

Skin Deep is my favorite resource to crosscheck any brands I choose to use on my skin. EWG’s Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals.

BODY CLEANSING

This moisturizing bar soap offers organic and vegan ingredients for a rich, emollient lather. It is ideal for washing your body or face. With no synthetic detergents or preservatives, you can nourish your skin with every wash. The Citrus one is my FAV!

ARGAN OIL

With pure cold pressed argan oil, for all skin types. A true skin superfood! Incredibly rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and proteins, argan oil helps restore the appearance. I use this as a facial moisturizer, makeup remover and hair serum.

EPSOM SALTS

Epsom salt baths are one of my FAVORITE methods of self-care. Known for its amazing therapeutic qualities, an epsom salt bath can help to relieve muscle aches and pains, relieve aching feet, cleanse pores, flush out toxins, detoxify the skin. Mix with shower gel to create your own body scrub.

C.A.R.E. PACKAGE

The perfect WELLness gift for you or someone you love. This package is filled with hand-picked items from small businesses the Pacific Northwest who value your health, the environment and cultivating community. This purchase helps support small businesses.

UPLIFT BOX

Imagine receiving a small box each month that’s filled with thoughtful natural products like organic essential oil rollers, small-batch herbal teas and hand-drawn coloring cards with inspirational quotes and intentions. Our hand-crafted items are chosen in harmony with our monthly theme, reflecting seasonal and cosmic influences and providing some structured focus for your self-care rituals.

IR SAUNA

Equipped with seven 100% high quality carbon fiber far infrared heaters situated at the back, side and calf areas to maximize heating area.​ Made out of 100% top quality Canadian Hemlock Wood – No chemicals added.

HOME + OFFICE (or home office!)

WATER FILTER

One of the best filters on the market! The versatile Big Berkey system is the ideal system for use at home with small or medium sized families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies. This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water.

SQUATTY POTTY

The Squatty Potty helps you to eliminate faster and more complete by putting your body into a natural squatting position over your own toilet. Using the Squatty Potty during elimination will un-kink your rectum taking your body from a continent mode to an elimination mode.

AIR FILTER

Manufacturers of ordinary air filtration systems claim that their systems filter particles larger than 0.3 microns. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filtration is proven and certified to filter at least 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest that exist.

ESSENTIAL OIL NEBULIZER

Uses ONLY pure essential oil. NO WATER to dilute the scent or to grow mold. NO HEAT to change the therapeutic properties of your oils. NO PLASTIC to leach toxic chemicals. This model uses a whisper-quiet, ultra-durable air pump to naturally atomize pure essential oil.

LIGHT THERAPY

Verilux, the originator of the HappyLight, has been a leader in healthy lighting solutions for over 60 years. ‘Veri-lux’ means true light and reflects our commitment to using natural spectrum, safe, UV-free light to enhance your life.

CLEAN INDOOR AIR

Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere.

DIY CLEANING PRODUCTS

Forget about chemical cleaners and pricey “green” products–all you need are a few simple kitchen staples to make your whole house sparkle! The Organically Clean Home features 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients you can trust (and actually pronounce!).

SET THE MOOD

Salt lamps radiate a warm, amber glow, providing a calming atmosphere. Ideal for the center of a coffee table or desk. Great for meditation, yoga spaces, a night light, or on your bedside table. This model includes a dimmer.

PERSONAL GROWTH + DEVELOPMENT

OURA RING

The new Oura ring is all about you: it measures the physiological signals of your body, understands your lifestyle, and guides you to make your own optimal daily choices. Enter WELLTHY50 to save $50 on your order!

MUSE MEDITATION

Muse is the first tool in the world that can give you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. It provides motivational challenges and rewards to encourage you to build a regular practice.

EFFIC PLANNER

The Only Planner Backed By An Efficient & Proven Method To Strategically Plan Your Next 90 Days, Organize Your Work Week And Implement Strong Habits & Routines Into Your Entrepreneurial Life. Created By An Entrepreneur For Entrepreneurs.

GRATITUDE JOURNAL

Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life. Improve your mental well-being and feel better every day. It changes how you feel, alters the actions you take, and therefore the results you will create…negativity be gone!

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS - CHANGE YOUR LIFE

As Wayne says, “This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced.”

ESSENTIALISM

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

BREAKING THE HABIT OF BEING YOURSELF

In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

YOU ARE A BADASS

Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love.

THE BHAGAVAD GITA

For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach.

THE GO-GIVER

Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver is a classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb “Give and you shall receive.”

THE ART OF EXCEPTIONAL LIVING

You don’t have to be a super-achiever. You don’t have to be unusually creative. You don’t have to endure great obstacles. According to success expert, Jim Rohn, you don’t have to do exceptional things at all. Just do ordinary things exceptionally well. That’s The Art of Exceptional Living.

WARRIOR OF THE LIGHT

The Warrior of The Light: A Manual invites us to live out our dreams to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny.

THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF

The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology. Former medical school professor and research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information.

CRUSH IT!

In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.

HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK

You’ll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you’ll clearly see the path to personal success.

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