As another year comes to an end, it is time for the 3rd annual edition of Evita’s Favorite Natural Things. This is a great 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. As we change, we always want to make sure that all that is in our life represents our current needs, desires and information in the best way.

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.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things.

Favorite Natural Food Products for 2011

  1. Manna Organic Sprouted Bread

  2. Navitas Organic Raw Cacao Powder and Cacao Nibs

  3. Simply Organic Herbs & Spices

Favorite Natural Personal Care for 2011

  1. Badger Natural Unscented Sunscreen

  2. Real Purity Make-Up (Mascara and Lipstick)

  3. Annmarie Gianni Organic, Natural and Wild-Crafted Skin Care

Favorite Holistic Book for 2011

Favorite Holistic Movie for 2011

  • Forks Over Knives

    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

  • Bob Harper’s Ultimate Cardio Body

    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

  1. Book: Embrace, Release, Heal

  2. 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.

My favorite natural superfoods, still include coconut butter and hemp seeds.

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Evita’s Health Resources

This year was an extra exciting year for me as I published my first book, and on a topic that as you know is very near and dear to my heart—our health and nutrition.

I therefore wish to invite you to check out my new book Healing and Prevention Through Nutrition as gift for yourself, or someone you care about who could greatly benefit from nutritional guidance for optimal health. The book provides the foundation for how to eat, what to eat and why for optimal health in an easy and friendly format that everyone can understand and apply in their life.

Thank you for supporting my work, and I trust that the resources shared will prove very valuable on your journey of health and wellness.

Wishing you optimal health, joy and inner peace at this time—and always!