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6 Great Gifts for the Health Conscious

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6 Great Gifts for the Health Conscious

Make this holiday season a healthy one with gifts that will inspire joy and health for everyone on your list.  Here are some holiday gift ideas:

Great Book:  Wild Fermentation

Did you know that fermented foods can improve digestion and even help fight or prevent cancer?  True.  Sandor Ellix Katz, the self-described “fermentation fetishist” has created the ultimate book on fermenting foods.  This is an amazing gift for anyone who wants to learn how to make her own yogurt, beer, miso, tempeh, sourdough bread, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, wine, and more.  I love this book and keep going back to it to discover more great fermented foods that promote health.  I think the foodie on your list will love it too.


Food Basket:  Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Food Basket from Allergic Solution

Whether you’re trying to appeal to the gluten-free eater, the diabetic, the person with the peanut allergy, or someone just trying to eat healthier, Allergic Solutions has the answer.  Tammie Sarra–a nutritionist—was looking for prepared cake, waffle, pancake, and bread mixes that were vegan and free of the top 10 allergens (wheat, gluten, corn, soy, dairy, casein, eggs, peanuts, tree-nuts .  She wanted mixes that could be whipped up in a pinch and that she could feel comfortable recommending to her allergic clients.  Unable to find them, she created them.  You’ll find vanilla cake mix, carob cake mix, pancake and waffle mix, and a yeast-free bread mix.  All of Allergic Solutions’ products are vegan, kosher, low in sugar, and diabetic friendly.  And, they are suitable for a weight loss program too.  You’ll find the “Bread Lovers Basket,” “Cake Lovers Basket,” “Waffle Lovers Basket,” “Cupcake Lovers Basket,” and even a “Pizza Lovers Basket” at the company’s site.


Makeup for the Healthy Woman:  Bellaphoria Cosmetics

One of the most common questions I’ve heard from my clients over the last two decades is, “What makeup do you recommend?”  To be honest, for many years, I couldn’t find one that was sufficiently toxin-free enough to recommend.  More recently though, I came across Bellaphoria cosmetics.  These cosmetics are free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), petrochemicals, liquid plastic (yes, that’s in many cosmetics!), silicone, nano-particles, and MSG.  Their cosmetics are also gluten-free, corn-free, preservative-free, and free of synthetic chemicals and FD & C dyes of all kinds.  And, of course, they are never tested on animals.  Bellaphoria cosmetics come in a huge variety of colors so you’re certain to find something for the makeup-wearing women on your list.  If you’re not sure which shades will work, they offer gift cards too.

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2:07PM PST on Dec 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing

5:10PM PST on Dec 25, 2012


If someone had given me the stuff to start sprouting I would've been jumping for joy. Is that weird?

3:09PM PST on Dec 25, 2012


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6:48PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

thanks for the info on fermented foods.

6:48AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

thank you.

12:50AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thank you.

8:02PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

The link for the Bella Cosmetics was a link to a company this is in Great Britan. The charge for shipping and handling from there will be very high for me. I clicked on the link "to find a store that sells it". It asks for the distance in "how many MILES". There aren't miles in Great Britan.

1:10PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Dzięki za pomysły.

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