As another year comes to an end, many of us use this time to look back at the year we just lived through and reflect on all that we have experienced. From new projects to new relationships; from new products to new ideas, each year we grow, change and evolve to a new version of ourselves.
One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is share with you all my list of favorite things. But not just any favorite things—specifically favorite natural things. As we continue to journey along the path of optimal health and wellness, taking into consideration all things green, holistic and natural, it is important to know which products really fit this criteria. Many products today are marketed as “healthy” or “natural”, but only a small percentage of them are optimally healthy for us, or truly natural. This is where I like to share with you what I have researched, found or come across through my experience to highlight really superior and valuable, natural and healthy products.
Any of the following favorite things mentioned can make great gifts that are equally valuable and meaningful, as they are practical. The natural foods can be put together into personally catered-for-the-receiver and created by you—the giver—gift baskets. We know today that every dollar we spend shows direct support for a particular product, company or person. Therefore if we are going to spend our money, whether on gifts or things for ourselves, may we make those dollars count and show our support for that which is a true representation of ourselves and our current values. May environmental sustainability, green practices, ethical practices, fair trade, local economies and optimal health guide your shopping decisions whether it be at the holiday time, or beyond.
Favorite Natural Food Products for 2011
Favorite Natural Personal Care for 2011
Favorite Holistic Book for 2011
An excellent book to support our wellness journey and introduce the basics of a whole being detox. Practical, motivational, empowering and inspiring for a complete holistic health transformation.
Favorite Holistic Movie for 2011
An outstanding film that presents in a simple way the science of what it means to eat plant-based and why this is the number one health choice for healing and prevention. It educates us, and inspires personal change.
Favorite Workout DVD for 2011
An easy to follow along with cardio DVD workout, which accommodates various levels. Most importantly it is fun and energizing making you want to go back to do it again and again!
Favorite Alternative Cancer Treatment Resources for 2011
Book: Embrace, Release, Heal
Video: The Beautiful Truth
Oldies, But Goodies
Aside from the new additions, some tried and trusted favorites remain:
My favorite natural cleaning product is still the Original Zielinsky Universal Stone.
My favorite natural birth control product is still the Pearly/Lady-Comp devices.
My favorite kitchen appliance to make optimally healthy meals is still the Vitamix blender.
My favorite natural personal care, local company is still Green Beaver.