Body Brushes: We recommend dry skin brushing with a natural bristle brush for all of our patients. Ideally, patients would visit a health food store or bath product store and feel the bristles on the available products; different patients will have different preferences for brushes. It should feel pleasantly scratchy, not abrasive. Earth Therapeutics has a good line of brushes that can be ordered from their website or from Amazon.
Coffee Pots: Coffee can be made in stainless steel or glass equipment. The coffee can be made by boiling the grounds in water and then straining the brew, but most patients prefer to purchase a stainless steel percolator, such as the very durable ones made by Farberware.
Grinder for 11-Grain Cereal: A small seed or coffee grinder is needed for preparation of the 11-Grain Cereal, an important component of the diet for most of our patients. Many such products are available; we have had good reports on the Braun and Cuisinart models.
Infrared Saunas: These saunas heat the body, promoting relaxation and detoxification, but do not heat the air, making it possible to have a sauna within the home. A full spectrum infrared sauna is preferable, but a far infrared sauna is acceptable as well. Possible sources include Sunlighten Saunas, Vital Health Saunas and SaunaBrokers.com. If you would like to try an infrared sauna, DTX Cellular Evolution on East 54th St in Manhattan offers one-hour sessions in a private setting with a sauna cabin and shower.
Juicers: All patients will need a juicer, which must separate the juice from the pulp. Any juicer that separates the juice from the pulp is acceptable; over the years, we have suggested the Champion Juicer for those who need to buy one. It is reasonably priced and easy to use. Some patients say that the Omega Juicer is easier to clean; others report that the Angel Juicer, which costs much more than the Champion, pays for itself over time by generating much more juice per carrot. The OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush is a handy tool to get pulp bits out of the juicer.
Juicers for Citrus: The Champion can be used for citrus, but the fruit must be peeled first. Alternatives include the Breville Stainless Steel Motorized Citrus Press or an old-fashioned hand-operated press.
Okabashi Sandals: Dr. Isaacs and some of her patients have found the flip-flop version of their sandals helpful when suffering from plantar fasciitis. They are available through Amazon.
Pinhole Glasses: These can be helpful for eye strain. Several different kinds are available on Amazon.
Timer: Most smartphones have timers and alarms that can be used to help keep patients on track. Other options include the Ultrak Vibrating Timer, available through Amazon, the Fitbit wristband, which can be used as a vibrating timer, and the line of VibraLITE watches, which can have multiple alarms set.
Water Filters: Patients need good quality water to drink, to cook with, and to prepare the coffee for coffee enemas. Spring water or filtered water can be purchased, but because of the volume of water involved, most patients buy a water filter. We recommend reverse osmosis filtration; such filters can be a portable unit, or a built-in unit under the sink. For built-in units, work with a local company. Ozark Water Service offers portable countertop units made by Nature's Spring, along with prefilters, water testing, and service for the units they sell. Once you get it, remember to follow its instructions for maintenance!