Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gifts of Health and Wellness - part 4

Lindt Gift CardsIf there is a chocoholic on your shopping list this holiday season, yet you don't want to contribute to the over consumption of unhealthy treats, you can still give him/her a bit of guilt-free indulgence.  According to recent studies, dark chocolate may lower blood-sugar, lower LDL (bad cholesterol), and raise HDL (good cholesterol.)  It also contains serotonin which acts as an antidepressant.  Chocolate, in moderation, can actually be good for you!  

All chocolate is not created equal though.  There are several chocolate manufacturing companies who's business practices are highly unethical.  Fortunately, there are companies that you can feel good about buying from.  My personal favorite is Lindt which, also owns Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.  Just click on the image above and you can get your chocoholic a gift card so he/she can choose from a variety of decadent confections!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gifts of Health and Wellness - part 3

Books can make great gifts.  My most favorite of my expansive collection are easy to spot on the shelf because their bindings are nearly unbound from being read so much.  Below are a few books that I believe anyone could benefit from having on his/her shelf.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gifts of Health and Wellness - part 2

While dedicated tea drinkers will enjoy their favorite beverage any time of year, I find a hot cup of tea especially enjoyable during the cold winter months.  If there is a tea enthusiast on your shopping list then you can count on Mountain Rose Herbs to provide a superior selection of teas and tea making supplies for you to choose from.  I have been buying my supplies from them for at least ten years and I have never been disappointed!  Just click on the banner below and enjoy your shopping experience!

Mountain Rose Herbs

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gifts of Health and Wellness - part 1

The gift-giving holiday season is upon us once again!  When I purchase a gift, I like to buy things that will be useful or enhance the quality of my loved one's life in some way.  This generally isn't expensive yet is always very appreciated.  

Throughout this holiday season I will be writing a series of posts called "Gifts of Health and Wellness," in which I share information about products, publications, and services that you can feel good about giving to your loved ones.

The first product which I fully endorse is "Dr. Christopher's Cayenne Heat Ointment."  This is a product which has a permanent home in my refrigerator.  I honestly don't remember the original reason I purchased this ointment.  It sat in my refrigerator completely untouched for many months.  Then I got one of those nasty colds where all your muscles ache.  The muscles in my back hurt so bad that I couldn't lay down to go to sleep.  My Herbalist brain went on auto-pilot and I went to the refrigerator and slathered myself in Dr. Christopher's Cayenne Heat Ointment.  It was amazing!  It brought me such instant and long-lasting relief that I slept like a baby.

Dr. Christopher's Cayenne Heat Ointment can generally be used in the same way as any over the counter ice/hot type ointment.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Special - Gift Certificates Available

For the remainder of 2012, Digestive Enzyme Evaluations are available at a significant discount!  While this is generally a $50 service, until the end of this year, they are only $35.  Getting a Digestive Enzyme Evaluation helps to determine which formula(s) of digestive enzymes would serve your unique digestive needs the best.  For example, I take one multi-enzyme formula for my slow digestion and another which has extra herbs added to strengthen the respiratory system because I have asthma.  I hardly ever have gas or wheeze now thanks to these amazing digestive enzymes!