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2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness + Health Nuts

Consider this your go-to 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

Whether it’s for a family member, friend, workout buddy, coworker, study buddy, or a white elephant surprise, I’ve got the perfect holiday gift guide + some awesome ideas for you on fitness and health products that will help make the favorite people in your life feel the love.

I’ve divided these items up into a few categories: Household, Supplements, Body Care and Fitness Gear. Happy shopping! ‘Tis the season!

Accessories

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses

For your gaming friend or family member that is always glued to their phone/ TV. Blue light blocking glass help reduce eye strain, improve sleep, and help regulate sleep/wake cycles as they filter out blue light (which negatively impacts the pineal gland).

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Sunski Polarized Sunglasses

Sunski is a Sunglass brand that gives back, has the sleekest frame designs, and are incredible reasonably priced compared to their competitors. They are staples for us; we have 3 pairs! The Taravals (pictured above) and Treelines are our favorites.

Household Gifts

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Hurom Masticating Juicer

Juicing is a movement that has taken the world by storm because of the immense health benefits. Especially in regards to juicing vegetables and low-sugar fruits (lemons, limes, etc), juicing daily can completely turn your health around. I’m a great example of this (helped my skin, hormones, athletic performance, sleep, recovery) and this is the juicer I use.

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NutriBullet Pro

The easiest way to get some healthy nutrition into the day? Smoothies! The Nutribullet Pro is so simple to use, clean and even pack for traveling. The Pro comes with various cup sizes and portable options that are best for blend + go.

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Portable Berkey Filter Water Bottle

For your favorite jet-setter, adventurer or traveler! The portable Berkey Filter Water Bottle provides optimum filtration; making clean water accessible wherever their adventures take them.

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Big Berkey Water Filter

Tap water is a haven for impurities of many kinds, including pharmaceutical drugs, toxic chemicals, fluoride, etc. The Big Berkey is an absolute beast at removing 99% of these pollutants from your drinking water. We have used this filter for many years and have not looked back. It’s the single-most useful item in our kitchen.

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Nesco Home Coffee Roaster

For your favorite coffee lover; a home coffee bean roaster is the perfect way to encourage them to take their java love to the next level. And then, the place to go for green coffee beans is Burman Coffee Traders!

Beauty + Body

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Osmia Organics Soap

This is the soap that dreams are made of. The range of organic, fresh, rejuvenating scents that Osmia makes will be sure to suit and of your gift recipients this season. Check out their special holiday releases for something more festive.

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Primally Pure Non-Toxic Dry Shampoo

Ladies, ever checked out the ingredients on your trusty dry shampoo? They are likely reeeeeal suspect. Here’s a cleaner (still super effective!) option that won’t introduce unnecessary toxins to your hair/scalp.

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Pixie Cup Luxe Menstrual Cup

Changing from tampons to this menstrual cup has completely flipped many negative aspects of my monthly cycle. No more panicked trips to the drug store when my period starts and I’m out of tampons, no more string, and no more potential health risks of long term tampon use (i.e. toxic shock syndrome). Total game changer for your girlfriend or menstruating woman in your life.

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NOW Foods Peppermint Essential Oil

By now (no pun intended!), you’ve heard of essential oils right? Their therapeutic and aromatherpapy benefits are awesomely real and palpable. A great starter EO gift for your friend or family member that could use some non toxic love in their home is peppermint. It’s rejuvenating, soothing for sore muscles and mentally stimulating.

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Estroblock for Acne

Know someone suffering with stubborn acne? They need Estroblock. Suitable for men + women alike, this natural supplement works by clearing out the bad estrogens in the body that cause cystic acne. I’m passionate about this product and love when others finally get clear skin by addressing the root cause of their skin problems. I was that person: frustrated and at wit’s end for many years. This bottle will last about a month and get your loved one on the road to healthy skin.

Supplements + Food

Laird Superfood Coffee

Know a coffee drinker who always aims to sip on the most scrumptious cup o’ joe? This Laird Superfood blend has been formulated by world-renowned waterman, surfer and Hawaii native, Laird Hamilton. He’s been deemed the best athlete on the planet many times over, so why not be fueled by the same stuff Laird is?

CACAO ELIXIR™ Raw Chocolate Powder blended with Superfoods

Medicinal Foods Cacao Elixir

For your favorite superfood nerd, this blend is truly in a league of it’s own. With alkalizing greens like spirulina and hemp, paired with the adaptogenic powder of chaga, maca and cacao, this Cacao Elixir is a delectably nourishing treat. I love pairing this with a drop of peppermint essential oil for a minty hot chocolate drink!

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Vital Proteins Marine Collagen

All the hype around collagen lately, am I right? For good reason, though folks! Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in the body. Responsible for the integrity of your hair, skin, nails, and even gut health, collagen is an awesome gift for anyone looking for a beauty boost or digestion enhancer.

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Sprout Living Protein

Vegan protein is the most alkaline form of protein powder that you can consume. Since alkalinity promotes detoxification, healthy internal pH, etc, it’s a great choice for omnivores and vegetarians, alike.

Fitness Gear

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Manduka Cross Strap Bra

Manduka, the maker of my fave yoga mat, also has a mindfully curated spread of activewear. This bra holds you in, provides a stylish flare in the back and doesn’t cut in or pinch on the sides. Dream bra experience if you ask me.

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Lululemon Define Jacket

Lululemon has been making a version of the Define Jacket for years now and it’s a staple in my closet. It’s thick enough to wear over a tee for temps around 40-60, but also breathes and wicks moisture away from the skin. The fit the super flattering and hugs you around your narrowest part and covers the bum slightly in the back.

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Adidas High Rise Reversible Tights

Everyone knows this brand, but you may not know they make a bomb pair of High Rise Reversible Tights. As a tall gal that is ALL legs, I live in and need the high rise. Made for high performance activity, these are perfect no matter what your exercise style is, be it hiking, yoga, Crossfit, pilates or lifting!

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prAna Foundation Wrap

During the winter, you can almost always find me layering with a wrap over my outfit and under my winter coat. This foundation wrap is a beautifully festive green that goes with any color outfit (black, brown, tan, red, navy…you name it). Super versatile and made with sustainable fabrics, this a holiday gift you can feel extra good about.

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Feetures Hi-Performance Socks

Workout socks that don’t wiggle down, prevent blisters and wick moisture as you sweat? These are those! I’ve worn Feetures for over 5 years now and they do not dissapoint. They come in various sizes, so you’ll be sure to find the sock that suits your hooves perfectly.

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Manduka Recycled + Thick Yoga Mat

To me, this is the gold standard for a yoga mat. It’s made of recycled materials, provides grip for no slippage and is thick enough to provide cozy cushion for your practice. I have this same mat in purple. It’s the backbone of my home workouts!

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Brooks Women’s Levitate Running Shoe

Over the last year, I’ve tried 4 different brands/styles of running shoes. These took the cake! The comfort and overall package is unmatched. I have them in the grey/black combo (with a super cool shiny strip of material around the sole), but how this pop of color is totally rad as well. P.S. There’s a men’s version of this shoe as well!

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Xero Shoes Daylite Hiker

Love hiking but don’t love most of the clodhopper boots available on the market? The Daylite Hikers by Xero Shoes are a more minimalist take on a hiking boot; suitable for your favorite adventures and time spent outside.

How to Detox Fast from Holiday Eating & Drinking

Each of us have our own version of indulging: whether it’s once a day, once a week or only during holidays + celebrations. Regardless of the frequency, everyone can benefit heaps from adopting a detox routine. During the holidays, these detox aids can help you cleanse fast from holiday eating, drinking and overindulging.

Detoxing doesn’t have to mean some expensive, elaborate juice cleanse or a raw foods diet (even though i LOVE green juice and it’s great for detoxing). Cleansing the body can be simple, easily affordable and useful if you have a hangover, if your energy levels are down or if you just want a metabolic edge.

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Check out these 4 ingredients and their applications for detoxing:

Apple Cider Vinegar

-Acts as a digestive aid and encourages a healthy + vital GI tract

-Improves your complexion, aid internal cleansing, makes bowel movements more regular

-Consume by taking a shot or diluting it in a 12oz glass of water or fresh juice

Activated Charcoal

-Binds to toxins, heavy metals and chemicals in your systems and expels them through the GI tract

-Consume by combining with water in a shaker bottle

Bentonite Clay

-Similar to activated charcoal, bentonite clay pairs with harsh toxins in the system and helps your body get rid of them

-Consume like activated charcoal: in a shaker bottle with water to avoid clumpiness

Baking Soda

-Quickly adjusts stomach pH, increases alkalinity

-Great for neutralizing a pained or sour stomach (after acidic foods like alcohol or fried foods

-Consume by stirring into a 12oz glass of water

Take it Up (Several) Notches

Combine all 4, let the fizz settle (the apple cider vinegar and baking soda react when combined) and throw it down the hatch. It’s not going to taste awesome, but focus on the benefits and chase it with something like juice or lemon water. Hello detox party!

A Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe that Doesn’t Suck for your Health

This healthy recipe and nod to the seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte will tackle your sweet tooth and give you a boost without all the sugar and artificial crud.

🍁but tastes so major

🍁is paleo friendly

🍁has no added sugar

🍁contains only simple, real ingredients

⌛️INGREDIENTS:

-8oz fairtradeorganicfreerangenaturallocal coffee (hehe)

-1 tbsp pumpkin purée (I used bpa free canned pumpkin from Trader Joes)

-1 tbsp coconut cream (once again from TJ’s)

-8 drops liquid Monkfruit 

-1 capsule Immune Renew mushroom blend

-1/2 tsp cinnamon

-1/2 tsp nutmeg

-1/4 cup unsweet almond milk

⌛️PREP:

-combine all ingredients with coffee in whatever the heck kind of order you want.

-for medium awesome, stir them in.

-for large awesome, blender them in with an immersion or fave blender.

**i personally never measure in the kitchen. can you believe i did the legwork this morning to give you exact numbers? 😄you’re so welcs. supes welcs.

Discount for HealthTestingCenters.com: Hormone + Metabolic Testing

This post is sponsored by HealthTestingCenters.com. All opinions are sincerely my own.

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The only thing that came up abnormal or “high” is the MHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) which seems to be a potential indicator of anemia (which my mom has). It basically means that my vitamin b12 and folate levels are low, which effects red blood cells. I’ll be looking more into why that may be the case and how I can aid my body through diet and supplementation to get into a healthier range.

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Instagram GIVEAWAY for Pixie Menstrual Cup!

I’ve partnered with Pixie Cup for a menstrual cup giveaway over on my instagram page!

Check out this instagram post to enter:

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