In case you're in the market for some inspiration as to what to add to the wish list or, if you need to buy for someone else, I thought I'd jot down some of my all-time affordable favourites for making healthy living that bit easier. Use this holiday gift guide as a hint or to buy for someone you know who deserves a healing treat.
THINGS I OWN, USE AND LOVE (in descending price order)
Breville Food Processor - I use mine at least twice a day, every day
Excalibur Dehydrator - many hours of fun to be had with this - think fruits, veggies, jerky, leathers, wraps ...
Inspiralized Spiralizer - the best out there, my previous brand broke on a rutabaga - not this one!
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet - healthy breakfast (and more)
Instant Pot - need I say more? Where would the AIP community be without this. You NEED one!
Amola Bacon or Truffle Salt - Vancouver-made heaven in a stylish black box
Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Griddle - cooking multiple things means no more cold food for the cook
Lodge 3 Quart Cast Iron Combo Cooker - a convertible combo to see you through all cooking options
Lodge Cast Iron Baking Platter - aluminium-free baking, roasting etc
Glass Dharma Straws - no toxic ingredients in these, unlike the pretty plastic ones
Pyrex Glass Food Containers - safe food storage that's both freezer and oven proof
Great Lakes Grass-Fed Collagen - optimal healing for the gut, joints, skin, hair, nails and more
Gummy Moulds - in a multitude of different shapes and sizes
Chocolate Bar Moulds - for making my homemade Carob "Chocolate" Bars!
Chocolate Chip Moulds - for making my homemade Carob "Chocolate" Chips!
Kitchen Sprouting Kit - grow your own superfoods in a matter of days!
Sprouting Broccoli Seeds - massive nutrient density. Ten pounds of these hold the equivalent cancer-protecting compounds as 1/2 ton of mature broccoli
My ebook! - but of course!
Rebounder - get those lymph glands doing some gentle detoxification
Heartmath - improve brain function, decrease stress levels. Because this is visual, your kids will use it too. Win-win!
Annmarie Skin Care - my all time favourite, super clean, wildcrafted, US made skin care
EMF laptop Protection Pad - shield yourself and your loved ones from unnecessary dangerous exposure
Egyptian Magic Cream - cult, minimal and healthy ingredients make this wonder balm
Himalayan Salt Lamp - purifying the air, fighting EMF radiation and aiding restful sleep
ReMag Liquid Magnesium - the magnesium I swear by. This Pico-Ionic formulation gets direct to the cells, rather than causing a laxative effect (aka way less absorption)
Swell Stainless Steel Travel Mug - I use my Onyx flask for hot drinks on the go
Swell Water Bottle - mine is the White Birch colour-way, but there are heaps of others to choose from
Culligan Shower Filter - the wall mounted filter shower head we put into both our shower rooms. The replaceable filters last around 6 months and you can really tell the difference
Jade roller and Gua Sha set - relaxing, firming and reduces any puffiness as it drains the lymphatic system
Five Minute Journal - stylish gratitude and an important part of healing
Dry Skin Brush Set - silky smooth skin in days and a treat for your overworked liver
Calm app - supporting relaxation and sleep habits, lowering anxiety
Gift card for an Infrared sauna - gentle and safe detoxification
Gift card for a lymphatic massage - see Rebounder below
Bulletproof Sleep Induction Mat - once you get used to the needle-like probes, this is great for sending you into relaxation mode and the land of nod
Serenity Oil - I swear by a couple of drops of this on my pillow at night
Saje "Shut Eye" Eye Mask - the best I've tried for blocking out light
Amber Glasses - a more stylish take on the workman-like version we're used to. It is the Holidays after all!
Go To Bed - Sarah Ballantyne's ebook is guaranteed to get you into the land of nod
Paleo Principles by Sarah Ballantyne - the epic Paleo bible
Younger by Sara Gottfried MD - reset your genes and turn back the clock
Why Stomach Acid is Good for You by Dr Jonathan Wright - classic reading that everyone needs to know about
Your Body's Many Cries for Water by Dr F. Batmanghelidj - prepared for your eyes to be opened!
Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox by Kate Rheame-Bleue - the definitive guide to one of the most important nutrients for driving calcium into the bones, which is where it belongs
ON MY WISH LIST (thanks so much Santa!)
Two tickets to NYC to see Hamilton (I'd take my son who's obsessed!)
Two tickets to NYC to see Beetlejuice (I'd take my daughter who's obsessed!)
Now it's your turn! Let me know what's on your wish list?