Resources for a healthy life

Welcome to my curated list of resources designed to help you THRIVE!

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Scientific Research

Doing your own research? I highly recommend the two trusted resources below.


PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and bio​medical topics. 

Green Med Info

The world's most widely referenced, evidence-based, natural health resource with over 10000 health topics and 50000 peer reviewed abstracts.

Online Herbal Resources

Need to dive deep into antibacterial herbs? These are my go-to resources for herbal expertise. 


Budget friendly annual membership of herbal resources and video trainings. Excellent resource for up to date information on the safety and contraindication of an herbal based remedy or supplement 

Herbal Academy of New England

The Herbal Academy (HA) is an online herbal school that offers introductory to advanced herbal programs. Their programs are excellent, well respected, and an amazing resource for anyone looking to expand on their herbal knowledge

Books - Herbalism

Herbal Antibiotics

by Stephen Harrod Buhner - This book is an excellent review of some of the best herbal antibacterials known to man. If you only buy one book, buy this one!

Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief

A great guide to adaptogenic herbs, that counter the effects of age and stress on the body. A great beginner friendly reference for those focused on helping their body heal 

Medical Herbalism

A foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine. A great option for those who are seriously interested in using herbs for healing and want an excellent reference guide

Books - Essential Oils

Below are my favorite book on essential oils. From beginner to advanced these will help you understand how and when to properly use essential oils.  

The Healing Power of Essential Oils

Eric Zielinski, D.C., host of the Essential Oils Revolution summits, offers a user friendly guide to mastering essential oils for vibrant health and well-being, featuring dozens of recipes and formulations for restful sleep, reduced inflammation, balanced hormones, and more.

Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

This hefty textbook is THE comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils, including detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. A great resource for essential oil safety. 

The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils

Explores science’s new biological understanding of essential oils for improved immunity and treatment of degenerative diseases. Renowned aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt reveals how essential oils offer more effective and sustainable form of treatment for a variety of health problems.

Essential Oils

I provide details on the use of these and other products, supplements, and resources in my Guide, The Survive and Thrive Guide: Your 4 Step Recovery Roadmap to Conquering Bacterial  Infections, as well as in my premium one-on-one coaching.

The three brands I love and recommend

Rocky Mountain Oils

Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO) offers very high standards, performs thorough testing with results right on their website, has country of origin right on their bottles, and operates under a lot of transparency. They also list batch numbers on each bottle and offer the corresponding reports for that batch on their website. In my opinion they are truly among the best, if not the best. You can't go wrong with RMO.

Plant Therapy

Plant Therapy is another excellent choice for essential oils. They also offer testing results right on their website. Their countries of origin information is also listed clearly on their site (though not on the bottle). Plant Therapy also offers numerous organic options as well as a "Kid Safe" line which has been screened for child safety. I know most parents prefer the Plant Therapy line precisely because of this "Kid safe" pre-screening. Overall Plant therapy offer excellent oils at fair prices from a fantastic company. 

Mountain Rose Herbs

This herbal based company has been selling high quality herbs and essential oils, since 1987. The company focuses primarily on ethically wild harvested herbs and essential oils as well as certified organic essential oils, in that regard they are industry leaders. I feel the company has a proven track record of sourcing high quality products and putting in great effort to offer customers good value and quality.

Individual Essential Oils

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree oil is one of the ingredients in the, Lila's Topical Formula. This oil is widely known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. It's a real powerhouse in the fight against bacteria.  

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is one of the ingredients in the, Lila's Topical Formula. This oil is widely known for its ability to soothe inflamed and angry skin. It also is well known to help with small burns and sunburn. 

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense oil is one of the ingredients in the, Lila's Topical Formula. This oil has a long history of use. It reportedly contains antibacterial properties and is commonly used in anti-aging skin formulas for its ability to heal damaged skin. 

Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano oil is one of the ingredients in the, Lila's Topical Formula. This oil HIGHLY antibacterial (and antifungal) and is the most potent oil in the Topical Formula. Remember this oil should be used with care and caution. Never use undiluted.   

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil is one of my favorite oils for DIY household cleaning spray and DIY linen sprays. It is a great household disinfectant and the scent is very uplifting. 

Clove Essential Oil

Clove essential oil has a long history of use for tooth pain and oral infections. Make sure to dilute one drop to a teaspoon of carrier oil when applying directly to the gums or other area. 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Globulus is one of the world’s most familiar essential oils and is widely known to help with respiratory problems. Add one or two drop to a steam an with eyes closed inhale deeply for a handful of breaths before taking a break. Repeat for 5-15 minutes.  

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme essential oil is similar in chemical composition to oregano oil. It is also considered highly antibacterial and makes a good addition to a topical protocol and DIY cleaning sprays.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

This powerful essential oil not only smells welcoming but can help keep your house clean during times of seasonal illness. It is very strong and my preferred use is in diffusers. 

14 Singles Essential Oil Set

A great cost effective way to snag the most commonly used essential oils including lavender, tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus and several others. A fantastic starter set for any home. 

Wellness Essential Oil Set

A great set for those battling chronic infections. Plant Therapy has a variety of blends in this set including Germ Fighter (excellent for cleaning and sanitizing), Respir-Aid (great for diffusing), Immune-Aid (my go-to during cold/flu season) and oregano oil (my favorite antibacterial essential oil).

AromaFuse Diffuser

The AromaFuse ultrasonic essential oil diffuser features five timer settings, a dimmable LED light and a large water reservoir (380 mL) that allows up to 10 hours of continuous diffusion.
The AromaFuse requires no chemicals or heat, allowing the essential oils to retain all of their natural benefits and chemical profile. I recommend using the intermittent mist setting for a balanced diffusion. 

2 Ounce Glass Bottle with Dropper

Use this 2 ounce bottle to create the, Lila's Topical Formula recipe. Glass bottles are ideal for essential oils as plastic can corrode, and metal can react.   

Glass Spray Bottle

These glass bottles are perfect for making your own antibacterial linen spray or making your own natural cleaners. 

Small Stainless Steel Funnels

Use these tiny funnels to create the, Lila's Topical Formula recipe. They are tiny enough to fit within small glass bottles so you easily use them with the glass dropper bottles. 

Supplements and Foods

I provide details on the use of these and other products, supplements, and resources in my Guide, The Survive and Thrive Guide: Your 4 Step Recovery Roadmap to Conquering Bacterial  Infections, as well as in my premium one-on-one coaching.

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

This is the apple cider vinegar I prefer for antibacterials soaks, because it is both organic and raw. This means it remains some of the highly beneficial probiotics. I like to buy these large jugs as they are much more cost effective than the smaller food sized bottles.

Calcium Bentonite Clay Powder

This is the bentonite clay I prefer for helping to soothe infected skin. It's important to note not all clays are the same. There are concerns with molds and toxins in lower quality clays. This clay is third party tested for mold, bacteria, yeasts, and pathogens. 

Sovereign Silver Bioactive Silver Hydrosol

This is the only colloidal silver brand I'm comfortable using for serious bacterial infections. Their high quality products come in refillable 1 and 2 ounce spray bottles (perfect for on the go) as well as sinus spray for sinus infections and large 16 and 32 ounce bottles for more cost savings. 

Raw Manuka Honey

Manuka honey has proven antibacterials properties. It's very important you use raw honey, otherwise it will have lost its antibacterial properties. For this purpose I recommend only UMF 15+ certified honey. Labels like "k-factor", "bio active", and "honey plus" are unregulated marketing terms. Only "UMF" denotes certifiable bioactive compounds unique to manuka honey. 

Oregano Oil Capsules

Oregano oil is highly effective at killing a variety of bacterial species.  This is one of my core components in the antibacterial toolbox. Do make sure you thoroughly check for contraindications before using this or any of the recommend products. 

Oregano Oil Liquid Drops

Capsules are easy to take but the dose cannot be lowered. This is liquid oregano oil already diluted that can be added to water and taken easily. Perfect for those who can't swallow capsules or need a lower dose. 

Stabilized Allicin

Allicin is a natural substance released when garlic is cut. It is very antimicrobial and can be quite effective against a variety of bacteria. Stabilized allicin is a concentrated source of this antibacterial powerhouse. 

Health Ranger Turmeric

A premium formula that's rich in curcumin, one of the most widely-regarded plant nutrients for healthy living. These liquid drops are one of the few types of turmeric I buy because this company does extensive testing for toxins and contaminates. Turmeric has been known to be contaminated with arsenic and lead. That's why I'm so picky about what I buy and recommend. 

Pure Vitamin C capsules

Vitamin C is indispensable to the body. Abundant clinical research confirms Vitamin C's fundamental support for the brain, eyes, heart and circulation, immune system, and all organ systems. I personally take 2000mg - 6000mg of vitamin C daily. 

Multi-strain Probiotics

This is a great high potency probiotic formula with a variety of strains including the lactobacillus family. I also like that it's non-gmo certified.

Kid's probiotic

5 billion CFU across 14 species and all designed by Dr. Perlmutter, well known for his work on the microbiome. This is the probiotic formula I give my own daughter.

Saccharomyces Boulardii

Saccharomyces Boulardii is a probiotic yeast known to help rebalance the gut flora. In particular it is often used in patients with clostridium difficile (C. difficile or c. diff.).

D-Mannose Powder

D-mannose is a naturally occurring sugar that is found in a number of fruits. D-mannose is the reason that cranberry juice has been commonly recommended as a UTI treatment. D-mannose actually attaches to E. coli bacteria, preventing them from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract. (source)

Homeopathic Sulphur

Homeopathic sulphur has been one of the most effective remedies against the intense itching that can accompany bacterial infections. In itself it's not an antibacterial but it has been effective against the symptom of itching. Scratching at infected skin can make things much worse so it has been a great option to have on hand to alleviate that itching.


Quercetin is one of the supplements I take daily. It has many benefits and promising research including the potential for reducing blood pressure, alleviating colds, and compelling anticarcinogenic activity. (source) Medicinally I also use it to calm inflammation as it has natural antihistamine properties. (source)

Propolis Spray

 Bee propolis also has antibacterial properties and this travel friendly spray is the one I use to boost my immune system. Bee propolis is also one of the known substances that can help fend of radiation damage emitted from cell phones and computers. 

B. POWERED Superfood

B.Powered combines ALL the superfoods of the hive to fuel your mind and body. Our healing blend includes immune-supportive propolis, brain-nourishing and skin-beautifying royal jelly, energizing bee pollen, in a base of raw enzymatic honey. This one superfood I take daily.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a simple but power tool in the antibacterial toolkit. If you suspect food poisoning, or even just simple gas, this supplement can help bind together the toxins emitted by harmful bacteria and give you some relief while you get help. Make sure to drink plenty of water as charcoal is also dehydrating. 

Food Grade Avocado Oil

This oil is my favorite, for both cooking as as the base to my signature, Lila's Topical Formula, antibacterial recipe. This oil is 1st cold pressed and naturally refined using a no-heat centrifuge extraction process to preserve the oil's true properties, antioxidants and vitamin E. It also makes an amazing body moisturizer!

Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil is one of the ingredients in the, Lila's Topical Formula. This oil has antibacterial properties and have been shown effective against staph bacteria. You can also take this oil as a supplement. It has many amazing beneficial properties and one of my core supplements. I personally take the capsules daily. 

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a great all purpose oil. It is very heat stable making it great for cooking. It is a fantastic body moisturizer. Make sure to buy high quality oil that does not use chemical solvents, deodorizers, etc. 

Collagen Peptides

Collagen peptides are an excellent way to get nourishing gut healing collagen in a quick easy package. The collagen peptides are produced from grass-fed and pasture raised cows. Add a scoop to your coffee, smoothie, or soup for a boost of collagen.  You can get some great recipes for your collagen peptides here and here

Premium Gelatin

This is my preferred beef gelatin. Mixed with berries or fruit juice it makes a healthy base for gut healing home made gummies. This recipe is super easy and only uses juice, but you could substitute tea as well. This great recipe uses fresh raspberries and lemon juice for a nourishing and tasty combo. 

Beef Liver Capsules

This may be my all time favorite nutritional supplement. Pasture raised beef live is FULL of nutrients, b-vitamins, amino acids, vitamin A, and more. In most cases actually prefer this to a multi-vitamin. Combine with vitamin C and you have a mega superfood combo. 

Hi I'm Maya!

I've been a health coach and wellness writer for four years but it wasn't until my little one became infected with an antibiotic resistant type of staph infection that I truly understood how dangerous bacterial infections can be.

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