Issue #87: Our favorite apps to improve your health - Heart & Soil Supplements

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Issue #87: Our favorite apps to improve your health

Hello Radical Health Seekers,

Before we get into this week’s topic, a necessary word of warning:

There’s a dark side to the device you’re most likely reading this newsletter on.

Smartphones, and specifically the popular apps we install on them are highly addictive.

They eliminate boredom, solitude, presence, reflection, and the old ways.

And many of us would be best served by keeping them in airplane mode and the car glovebox a lot more often.

But if we can learn to control our phones instead of letting them control us, then we can reap the benefits they bring.

In this week’s newsletter, we’re sharing some of our favorite apps that will help you do just that.

Let’s dive in:

#1 The Heart & Soil Community App

The Heart & Soil Community is THE place where radical health seekers can connect, learn, and thrive together.

The community is very active, with questions, controversial discussions, animal-based recipes, and weekly challenges:

You can join us in the Heart & Soil Community by downloading the app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

#2 Dminder

This is a fantastic app that estimates how much vitamin D you can synthesize from the sun while preventing sunburn.

It uses your location, cloud coverage, skin type, and the clothes you’re wearing, and will even notify you when the optimal time of day to get outside for Vitamin D is.Download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

#3 Cronometer

Most people like MyFitnessPal, but we think Cronometer is better, because it gives you a better picture of the quality of your food, with a bigger database and more in-depth analysis of the micronutrients, amino acids and fatty acids.

And that’s what matters far more than calories. Best of all, You’ll find all our supplements in the database. Download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

#4 Spotify / Apple Podcasts

Tuning in to your favorite health podcast is a great way to expand your knowledge and explore health-related topics that are most relevant to you.

We’ve got to give an honorable mention to our very own podcast Radical Health Radio. 

Here at Heart & Soil, the team is pretty evenly split down the middle in preference for Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Just remember, knowledge is great, but it must be combined with action in order to move forward on your health journey!Subscribe to Radical Health Radio on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

#5 Insight Timer-Meditate & Sleep

Much more than a free meditation app, Insight Timer is really helpful in reducing anxiety, stress and improving sleep.

It’s got a timer for each session, will track your progress, and is ideal for beginners and advanced practitioners.

Many of us on the team have found it super useful.Download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Honorable non-App mentions:

#6 Block blue light after dark

You’re probably familiar with the problems of excess blue light exposure after sundown.

It prevents us from getting restorative sleepdisrupts our circadian rhythms, and can cause mitochondrial dysfunction.

And it’s why it’s so important to reduce screen time before bed or to block the blue light on screens.

One way is to pick up a pair of blue light blocking glasses (we like Bon Charge and RA Optics)… 

Or another way is to block the blue light on your phone entirely.

If you’ve got an Android phone, check out the Twilight app.

Or if you’ve got an iPhone, check out this cool hack from that lets you create your very own circadian panel:

Full instructions are here – it only takes a couple of minutes to set up and is a game-changer!

And finally:

#7 Airplane mode

Putting your phone in airplane mode will probably do far more for your health than any app ever will.

Besides reducing WIFI and EMF exposure, airplane mode allows us to disconnect from the neverending stream of notifications and the constant temptation to fill every empty second with an injection of dopamine from social media.

It creates a quiet space where we can think, reflect, focus, and yes, even be bored.

Try using airplane mode during specific times of the day, like family time, workouts or during meals, and of course right before bed.

Airplane mode is a powerful tool that will help you achieve radical health in the digital age.

This week on Instagram:

This week on Radical Health Radio:

Q&A: Root Canals, Sourdough, Plant Medicines, and Pregnancy Tips

This week on the blog:

The Beginner’s Guide to Plant Toxins (Why Antinutrients Matter)

This week in customer reviews:

“I have been taking these every day since I had my daughter (5 months ago). I have felt amazing! I don’t nap, and have the energy to keep up with my 5 year old, my baby, and work. When I had my son 5 years ago I felt like I was hit by a bus the weeks after. This time around I have felt amazing! I recommend these to everyone I know!” – Megan Gonzalez (Female Vitality Stack)

That’s all from us this week…

Keep thriving!

The Heart & Soil Team

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