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Products Michael Uses

Below is a list of products that we frequently use at the Kummer household. I’ll keep updating this list, so check back from time to time. I have discount codes for many of the brands below, so make sure to check out my discounts page before making a purchase.

Biohacking

We use the gadgets below to optimize our health, fitness and sleep.

Apollo Neuro

Apollo Neuroscience wearable

Apollo Neuro helps your body recover from stress, so you can relax, focus, sleep better, and feel better.

Biosense Ketone Meter

ketone device reading

Biosense is a clinically-validated breath ketone meter that I use to measure my state of ketosis.

BLUblox Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses

BLUblox

BLUblox Sleep+ are blue-light-blocking glasses that I wear after sunset to reduce my exposure to artificial blue light and improve the quality of my sleep.

Eight Sleep Pod Pro

The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep is a temperature-controlled smart mattress that we have used to dramatically improve the quality of our sleep.

Eight Sleep Carbon Air Pillow

Carbon Air Pillow by Eight Sleep Review

I’ve spent years looking for the perfect pillow — one that provides enough support and doesn’t get too hot. The Carbon Air Pillow by Eight Sleep is my perfect pillow!

Muse S

Muse S Brain Sensing Headband

Using advanced EEG technology to respond to your mind, heart, and breath, the Muse S is a comfy brain sensing headband that helps you understand and track how well you focus, sleep and recharge so you can refocus during the day and recover each night.

TouchPoints

TouchPoints Devices

TouchPoints use gently haptic micro-vibrations clinically proven to reduce stress by over 70% in 30 seconds.

WHOOP Fitness Tracker

WHOOP is my favorite recovery and sleep tracker. I’ve used it for over two years to better understand what my body is trying to tell me.

Dietary Supplements

We use the following supplements on and off to fill any potential gaps in our diet, and to fulfill our bodies’ increased demands (caused by our active lifestyle).

MK Supplements

MK Supplements Grass-Fed Beef Liver (Freeze-Dried, Non-Defatted, Non-GMO, 100% Pasture-Raised, 45-Day Supply

My grass-fed beef liver is from 100% pasture-raised New Zealand cattle. Unlike other manufacturers, we use a gentle freeze-drying method (instead of heat) to turn fresh liver into a powder before filling it into gelatin capsules.

Bubs Naturals Collagen

Bubs Naturals Collagen Protein

My wife and I regularly supplement with hydrolyzed, grass-fed and pasture-raised collagen peptides from Bubs Naturals to satisfy our bodies’ increased demands.

Enviromedica Probiotics

TERRAFLORA SYNBIOTIC

Terraflora Synbiotic contains spore-based probiotics that help balance the intestinal microbiome, home to large parts of the immune system.

Equip Beef Protein Powder

Equip Prime Protein Powder

Equip Prime Protein is my favorite beef protein powder, and I occasionally mix it with MCT oil as post-workout fuel.

Natural Force MCT Oil

Natural Force MCT Oil

Organic pure C8 MCT oil is a product that I occasionally mix into my morning coffee on days that I don’t fast but need additional fuel.

Mindbodygreen Collagen

Mindbodygreen grass-fed collagen+

My wife loves this grass-fed collagen powder and she adds it to her coffee every day as an alternative for traditional creamers.

Sovereign Laboratories

Sovereign Laboratories Colostrum-LD

I supplement with bovine colostrum to further support my immune system and to improve my athletic performance.

Electronics

I’m heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem and I use the gadgets below to optimize my productivity.

APC Uninterruptible Power Supply

The APC Network UPS keeps all of my equipment running for hours when the power goes out.

Apple iMac Pro

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The iMac Pro has been the primary workhorse I use to get most of my work done.

Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Chip

Apple MacBook Pro with M1 chip

I absolutely love my 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip because it offers unbelievable battery life and excellent performance.

Apple AirPods Max

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I use the AirPods Max over-ear headphones when I need some quiet time, because they do an excellent job of blocking out all ambient noise.

Apple HomePod

We have several HomePods and one HomePod Mini to play music and to act as our central command hubs for all HomeKit-enabled devices, including light switches, door locks, garage door openers and more.

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

I use the AirPods Pro in-ear headphones for phone calls and when listening to music and podcasts when I’m on the road.

Apple iPhone

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max is my current smartphone of choice. I love the big screen, battery life and camera system.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i

Canon EOS Rebel T7i

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i (combined with a 35mm f/1.2 prime lens) is the camera I use for shooting all of my YouTube videos.

mikme pocket

mikme pocket studio-grade wireless microphone

The mikme pocket is a compact yet powerful wireless audio recorder and transmitter that connects directly to your smartphone and delivers studio-grade sound to all of my projects.

Plantronics Office Headset

Plantronics W745-M Savi Office Wireless PC Headset

I use the Plantronics W745-M Savi Office Wireless PC Headset for my calls while I’m in the office. It’s comfortable, features a hot-swappable battery and suppresses background noise.

Synology DS1520+

The Synology NAS DiskStation DS1520+ is my secondary file storage solution, which I use for redundancy reasons.

Synology RS1219+

The Synology RackStation RS1219+ is my primary file storage and backup solution.

Ubiquiti Networking Equipment

UniFi-Bits

All of my networking infrastructure at home is powered by UniFi equipment. I like UniFi because the equipment is enterprise-grade yet reasonably priced.

Fitness Gear

My wife and I do CrossFit five to six times per week, and we rely on the gear below to optimize our performance and recovery.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch S

The Apple Watch Series 5 is my smartwatch of choice. I haven’t upgraded to the Series 6 because it doesn’t have any features I need or want.

ExoGun Massage Gun

We use the ExoGun percussion therapy gun to relieve tension and reduce soreness after intense workouts.

Insulated Stainless Steel Filtered Water Bottle

Both my wife and I use it in the gym, restaurants, and more..

Power Dot Muscle Stimulator

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Power Dot is an electric muscle stimulator we use to relieve pain and to improve our recovery after intense workouts.

Reebok Nano CrossFit Shoes

My wife and I use Reebok Nano CrossFit shoes for weightlifting because they have a slightly thicker sole than the Nike Metcons.

Victory Grips

My wife and I use the Tactical CrossFit grips from Victory Grips because they’re the best-performing grips we’ve ever had.

Nike Metcon CrossFit Shoes

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Both my wife and I wear the Nike Metcon 5 CrossFit shoes.

Food

We follow a fairly meat-heavy ketogenic paleo diet. These are some of the brands and products we use to prepare meals.

Anthony’s Monk Fruit Sweetener

We use Anthony’s erythritol and monk fruit sweetener as a paleo and keto-friendly, zero-calorie sugar alternative.

Anthony’s Psyllium Husk

Anthony Organic psyllium husk powder

We use Anthony’s organic psyllium husk powder to bake keto-friendly bread rolls.

Chosen Foods Mayo

Chosen Foods makes mayonnaise with avocado oil instead of the unhealthy canola oil most other brands use.

Carnivore Crisps

Carnivore Crisps Brisket

Carnivore Crisps is a delicious alternative to conventional snacking. We use these grass-fed meat snacks mostly for traveling but occasionally at home.

Desert Farms Cooking Fat

Desert Farms - Camel Hump Fat

Desert Farms’ camel hump fat is one of our favorite cooking oils.

EPIC Provisions Cooking Fats

EPIC Provisions Beef Tallow

While we occasionally render some of our own oils, we also rely on EPIC Provisions’ grass-fed and pasture-raised cooking fats.Desert Farms’ camel hump fat is one of our favorite cooking oils.

Florida Sun Kefir

I use these organic water kefir grains to brew my own water kefir because it contains beneficial probiotics, is super low in carbs, and tastes delicious.

Nature’s Greatest Foods Coconut Milk

We ferment our own yogurt using this coconut milk (and occasionally make pudding with it).

Kasandrinos EVOO

Kasandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Kasandrinos is our favorite extra-virgin olive oil brand.

Redmond Real Salt

Redmond - Real Salt

Most of the salt you can find in grocery stores is highly processed, stripped of beneficial trace minerals and occasionally spiked with sugar. That’s why we exclusively use Redmond Real Salt.

Primal Kitchen Ketchup

Primal Kitchen - Sauces

Primal Kitchen makes organic ketchup without any added sweeteners. We mix it with mayonnaise to make pink sauce our kids love.

Food Storage

Most plastic food storage containers have endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can leach into food. That’s why we’ve replaced all our plastic food containers with non-toxic alternatives made from glass or stainless steel.

Bee’s Wrap

Sustainable and Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps with Jojoba Oil

Instead of toxic plastic wraps, we use these sustainable and reusable beeswax wraps for food.

BlueHills Glass Containers

Borosilicate Oven Safe Glass Meal prep containers with Bamboo Lids.

BlueHills glass meal prep containers have replaced most of our plastic food storage containers, which leak estrogenic chemicals into food.

EZOWare Glass Containers

We use these glass jars in our pantry instead of the toxic plastic containers we used before.

Leaves and Trees Glass Containers

Large Glass Jar with Airtight Lid Set of 2 93 FL OZ(2750ml) glass canister set, Glass Food Containers Wooden Lid Suit for Kitchen Pantry for Flour, Tea,...

We use these glass jars in our pantry instead of the toxic plastic containers we used before.

LunchBots Containers

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We use these food containers inside our kids’ lunchboxes to hold sauces, fruits and other foods.

LunchBots Lunch Box

LunchBots Food Storage Large Cinco Stainless Steel Lunch Container

This is one of the two stainless steel lunch boxes we use for our kids.

PlanetBox Lunch Box

PlanetBox

This is one of the two stainless steel lunch boxes we use for our kids.

Pura Sport Bottle

Pura Sport Vacuum Insulated 22 OZ / 650 ML Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Silicone Sport Flip Cap & Sleeve

I love Pura because it’s the only brand I’ve found that’s convenient to use (as a sports bottle) without using a plastic lid or straw.

Pura Kids Bottle

Steel Kids Sport Bottle with Silicone Sport Flip Cap & Sleeve

The Pura kids bottles are made from stainless steel and feature silicone lids and spouts. What’s great about Pura is that the different lids the company offers are interchangable.

Qinline Silicone bags

Instead of toxic zip-lock bags, we now use silicone freezer and food storage bags from several brands.

Senhai Steel Straws

Stainless Steel Straws

We use these straws when eating out to reduce both plastic waste and our exposure to the chemicals found in most plastic straws.

Stasher Freezer Bags

Instead of toxic zip-lock bags, we now use silicone freezer and food storage bags from several brands.

Urban Green Glass Containers

Glass Containers with Bamboo Lids

In addition to BlueHills, we also use Urban Green food storage containers (which are made out of glass).

Weetiee Pastry Bags

Reusable Silicone Piping Baking Cookie Cake Decorating Bags

These reusable silicone piping bags are non-toxic and easy to use and clean.

Kereda Cups

We use these stainless steel cups for the kids to drink and to brush their teeth.

Food Suppliers

We try to buy as many of our groceries as possible from local farms that leverage regenerative agriculture practices and that care about the quality of the food they sell. Below are some of the farms and companies we buy our food from.

Carlton Farm

Supplier of pastured meats, dairy and organically-grown produce.

Thrive Market

Supplier of many of the pantry items that we used to get from Whole Foods.

White Oak Pastures

Supplier of pastured/grass-fed meats and organically-grown produce. We love White Oak Pastures because the family-owned business focuses on regenerative agriculture.

Kitchenware

Much like with plastic food storage containers, we’ve replaced most of our plastic kitchenware with non-toxic alternatives.

Bear Electric Yogurt Maker

We use this yogurt machine to make our own fermented yogurt with coconut milk and organic probiotics. Unlike other yogurt makers, this model features a glass container and stainless steel body (instead of plastic).

Ember Mug

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Both my wife and I use this temperature-controlled coffee mug to keep our morning coffee hot.

Jura Espresso Maker

The Jura A1 is an automatic coffee machine that uses non-toxic ABS plastic.

Kyvol Air Fryer

We use the Kyvol air fryer to reheat food (we don’t have a microwave), fry bacon and make sweet potato fries. We like this model because the ceramic coating is non-toxic.

14-Stage Biocompatible Water Purification System

Radiant Life 14-Stage Biocompatible Water Purification System

The drinking water in the U.S. is often contaminated with chemicals that can make you sick over time. That’s why we filter and remineralize our drinking water using this reverse-osmosis water filtration system.

Temp.fi Temperature Sensor

We use this mini wireless temperature and humidity sensor for our freezer chests to notify us if either the temperature or humidity rise to dangerous levels (i.e., after a power outage).

OXO Mixing Bowl

We use these stainless steel mixing bowls to bake, prep and store food.

Redecker Brush

We use this fiber dish brush with an untreated beechwood handle to wash dishes.

Royal Craft Wood Cutting Boards

These organic bamboo cutting boards with a juice groove have replaced all the plastic cutting boards we had in the past.

Zulay Ladle

Zulay Premium 12 Inch Stainless Steel Ladle with Comfortable Grip - Soup Ladle with Long Handle and Ample Bowl Capacity Perfect for Stirring, Serving Soups...

This stainless steel ladle has replaced the plastic version we had in the past.

Zulay Utensils

This silicone utensil set features authentic Acacia hardwood handles and has replaced the plastic set we had in the past.

Smithey Cast Iron Pans

Most pans and pots leach toxins into the food when heated up. That’s why we only use castiron and stainless steel pans and pots. Smithey is our go-to brand for castiron skillets.

Mauviel Cookware

Our Mauviel cookware is made of 5 layers, combining stainless steel, 3 successive layers of aluminium, and an exterior layer of ferritic stainless steel. This alloy ensures a perfect conductibility, thanks to a rapid and uniform distribution of the heat, all over the product.

Personal Care

Personal care products are another infamous source of toxins and, in particular, estrogenic chemicals that disrupt your hormonal balance. That’s why we use the following products, which are safe and non-toxic.

Babo Botanicals Sunscreen Stick

We use this non-toxic mineral sunscreen stick for the kids.

Babo Botanicals Sunscreen

One of the few truly non-toxic sunscreens that applies easily and is non-greasy. I hate applying sunscreen (I don’t like applying lotion when I feel hot and sweaty) but I’m OK using this mineral-based sunscreen.

Goodwell Oral Care

We use these sustainable oral care products, including their toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Hello Toothpaste

We use this non-toxic and fluoride-free toothpaste for the kids.

Kinder by Nature Wet Wipes

Most wet wipes contain plastic and other harsh chemicals. So we use these water-based wipes instead.

Kirk’s Bar Soap

Most soaps contain estrogenic chemicals. That’s why we switched to these non-toxic bar soaps.

Native Deodorant

Most deodorants are packed with neurotoxins (e.g., aluminum) and endocrine disruptors (fragrances, parabens, etc.). That’s why we use these deo sticks, which perform well but don’t have any toxins.

Original Sprout Hair Gel

Much like other personal care products, gels are sources of toxic chemicals. Original Sprouts offers a product that performs well but doesn’t have any toxins.

Original Sprout Detangler

My wife and daughter use this detangler after washing their hair. It works and is free of toxins.

Original Sprout Styling Balm

I use this balm in combination with the company’s regular gel to style my hair.

Plaine Products

Plaine Products is the only brand we’ve found that offers non-toxic personal care products that come in a reusable aluminum container.

TreeBird Dental Floss

Most dental floss comes in a plastic container and has toxic chemicals. TreeBird is 100% recyclable and performs relatively well.