Your Healthy Holiday Gift Guide for 2018

December 18, 2018
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

Even the person who has “everything” will love these healthy holiday gifts!

Black Friday has come and gone, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. Long lines and big crowds at all of my favorite stores were making me feel less than merry and bright, so I opted to head home and shop online. As I was ordering my last few gifts while curled up on my oh-so-comfortable couch in front of a crackling fire last night, I put together this list for you of healthy holiday gift ideas that would even put a smile on the Grinch!

For the Book Lovers

In Iceland, the best Christmas gift is a book. They celebrate “Jolabokaflod,” or “Christmas Book Flood,” which is a national tradition where they give books to each other on Christmas Eve, and spend the night reading. I love this idea! Add a pair of warm socks and these healthy titles and your loved ones are sure to embrace the tradition, too.

We all have that friend who we’ve watched over the years try every diet, follow it religiously, and not lose a single pound. I’ve got good news for them – it’s not their fault! Our world has become so toxic that it’s affecting our bodies and turning our once healthy metabolisms sluggish and toxic. No diet works without detox, and Radical Metabolism is the full package, a lifestyle that ends the “battle of the bulge” once and for all!

The best part is you don’t have to do it alone. My Radical Metabolism Facebook group is active, encouraging, and starting a new cleanse and reboot in January, to get the new year off to a great start with weight loss and renewed health and energy. There’s plenty of time to get the book, make a plan, and join us in January!

My New York Times bestseller has taken the stigma out of the midlife changes and made hormone havoc a thing of the past. I was out to dinner with family last week and was seated next to a group of ladies who were having a “Girls Night Out.” It wasn’t long before their conversation drifted to all the symptoms they were suffering with since they’ve reached middle age – weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, hot flashes, loss of libido, and so much more. How I would have loved to have turned around and said, “Ladies, it doesn’t have to be this way!” and given each of them a copy of my Before the Change book. Every woman over the age of 30 needs this book!

Who doesn’t love a great cookbook? Full of delicious and healthy recipes, this one is sure to please, whether you’re paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, or a devoted Fat Flusher. This cookbook has the latest and greatest in nutrition research and is a great introduction to healthy eating for someone looking to upgrade their diet with slimming superfoods, boost their energy, and learn the basics of losing weight and feeling great.

This classic book has become a perennial favorite, and for good reason. Despite all the research being done on our fatigue epidemic, up to 80 percent of people still struggle with chronic exhaustion, insomnia, difficulty getting out of bed, midday slumps, mood swings, anxiety, hair loss, and so much more. For many, it’s not their thyroid, adrenals, or even anemia causing it – it’s a simple mineral imbalance that’s easily discovered with a simple hair test. This is a must-read for anyone struggling to regain their energy and get their life back again.

The Best Coffee and Tea

What goes better with a good book than a warm cup of coffee or tea? And as my recent research has revealed, both are slimming superfoods, and great additions to your weight loss regimen. What makes or breaks their health benefits, however, is quality and purity, and I’ve done the research for you to find the cleanest brands available today.

It can be such a challenge to find good coffee that is rich in antioxidants but free of molds, pesticides, and chemicals. It’s not enough for it to be fair trade or even organic. Improper storage can lead to mold growth, and over-roasting can denature the powerful antioxidants, destroying their health benefits. Purity Coffee is the best I’ve found, with high levels of antioxidants and free of chemicals, mycotoxins, and molds.

There are so many health benefits to drinking a good cup of organic tea – reduced inflammation, weight loss, and a boost in energy, among others. But tea is like a sponge and readily absorbs heavy metals from the soil and water, not to mention chemicals and pesticides. Pique Tea is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, and is free of heavy metals, pesticides, and mycotoxins. The Ginger Citrus flavor is my favorite.

Healthy, Natural Skin Care

I searched for years to find skin care and beauty products that were free of harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, yet were still effective. I wasn’t satisfied with the products available and created my own nourishing and cleansing, yet gentle and natural BeauCle skincare line through UNI KEY Health. I have used these products for many years now and my skin is hydrated, glowing and youthful. I recommend these products for all ages.

Beautiful and Convenient EMF Protection

There is so much background radiation from cell phones and WiFi in our environment now, EMF protection is a great gift for everyone on my list, but I especially like to give it to the teenagers in my life. It seems they always have a phone, laptop, or gaming system in hand. The girls love the EMF-protecting shungite jewelry my friend Val at Shungite Queen makes, and Aulterra is my go-to for whole house protection and cellphone EMF blockers.

Give the Gift of Clean Water

Contaminated water is an epidemic in our country now. Municipal water supplies that we have trusted to be clean have consistently been found contaminated with everything from heavy metals to dangerous bacteria. Boiling our water isn’t enough to keep it clean; filtration has become essential for our health and wellbeing. Whether it’s for the showerhead, bathtub, kitchen sink, or whole house, water filtration makes a great gift for everyone. UNI KEY Health offers state-of-the-art filtration options to fit every need, and partners with Dr. Roy Speiser and Clean Water Revival, Inc. to ensure that what you invest in is appropriate for your specific clean water needs.

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

For a FREE daily dose of tips and strategies for maintaining healthy weight, conquering insomnia, and much more…check out my Radical Health Tips.

I’d like to meet and greet you on my Facebook groups, so won’t you check us out at the Radical Metabolism RevolutionFat Flush Nation, or my Inner Circle!


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