Why give your nearest and dearest those same old, same old Christmas presents that almost always seem specifically aimed at undermining their health?
‘A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’ - who needs that, really?
Limit the temptations. Bin the chocolates and mince pies, brandy butter, Stilton and copious amounts of alcohol and swap for something altogether more interesting
My Top 5 Fabulous (and healthy!) Gifts this Christmas
1 Biodynamic probiotics
Did you even know there was such a thing? Get them ready for the Christmas overload with one of the most comprehensive collection of microbes on the market. This is the ultimate gut re-conditioner, biodynamically grown and harvested. Naturally fermented, it should keep any gut healthy and happy over the festive period and give even the most overwhelmed microbiome a solvent-free, alcohol-free, GMO-free Merry Christmas of its own. Micromax is both gluten and lactose free. It is made from around 40 different Alpine herbs and contains more than 80 different microbes both anaerobic and aerobic so you can kick the ‘can they make it through the stomach acid safely?’ discussion into the long grass once and for all. And it even tastes nice too!
2 Brain Booster
Give them the cleverest present you can - a sharp clear brain to carry them through the fog of overindulgence that often lasts for days. Acilis by Spritzer is the newest healthy water kid on the block. Read the word backwards and you get to its core ingredient - Silica. Each and every bottle contains silica water taken from a water source in the middle of the Malaysian rainforest, over 420 ft under the ground, filtered and purified by the rocks and minerals through which it flows. Brain fog, memory issues? Proven to remove the aluminium build up that dulls the mind and addles the brain. Drink a bottle a day and three months later notice the difference.
3 The perfect skincare range
Winter dried, dull skin? Who amongst us hasn’t longed for the moister climes of summer? Solve most skin problems this Christmas and give them that springtime glow as a gift. Invest in the only alkaline skincare range on the market. Proven to improve blood flow which helps your skin to glow, Sond’s higher pH increases oxygen to the skin, allowing your cells to absorb and hold onto more water and allowing them to regenerate more effectively.
Find your friends with eczema, psoriasis,rosacea and all the other confidence sapping skin problems so many of us suffer from in silence and make their Christmas a Happy one. After only 6 weeks of Sond’s daily ritual of cleanser, moisturiser and supersonic serum, users report improved symptoms and soft and silky skin.
4 The ultimate detox
Warm the cockles of their hearts. Recover from any post Christmas hangovers and heat them to their very core with the gift of a far infra-red sauna session. Far infra-red saunas heat your body from the inside out; a normal sauna warms you from the outside in and makes you very hot and sweaty in the process. Just half an hour in these comfortable ‘pods’ at a very bearable temperature that causes you to merely ‘gently glow’ and the gift recipient will burn off around 600 calories of that Christmas feasting over-indulgence. Far infra-red saunas boost collagen production and release feel good endorphins, speeding up circulation at the same time. What’s not to love on a chilly winter’s day?
5 A silk pillowcase
Like the proverbial fairy godmother, give them the gift of ageing better as they sleep. Rosacea? Sensitive skin or eczema? Check out a silk pillow case. Choose a mulberry silk version, which is hypoallergenic and contains sericin, a protein that reduces irritating the skin. Buy the higher quality product that has a weight of 12-22 mommas and try not to regret the years spent sleeping on plain cotton. Silk contains amino acids that have the same pH levels as our skin but who knew? Where cotton apparently draws moisture from your face, silk does not. Onwards and upwards. Don’t look back at what might have been. Keep your natural moisture and keep those fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
Written by health advocate Sara Davenport, founder of one of the UK's leading breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Haven. With over twenty years' experience in holistic health, Sara's digital dose of wellness teaches you to listen to your body, tweak your lifestyle and improve your health.
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