It is that time of year again, time for the 4th annual edition of Evita’s Favorite Natural Things, where I share with you highlights of some of the best, most valuable, or optimally healthy products or services that have come to my attention over the year.

As we near the end of each year, it is a great time to reflect on how the year went, what we learned, what new discoveries we have made and what good habits we will be carrying over to the new year. The end of the year also marks the winter holiday season, which has many celebrating Christmas and the season of gift giving.

Whatever your personal journey may be, and however you choose to celebrate at this time, may we always stay mindful of doing things for the love of doing things, rather than doing things out of any obligations. The more we awaken on a personal and global level, the more mindful we become of the importance of minimizing materialism and consumerism, while instead increasing our investment in high quality, healthy and sustainable options to meet all of our needs.

And so it is my pleasure to share with you this year’s version of my favorite natural things that may also be of value or benefit for your life, whether for you personally, or for someone you know.

Favorite Natural Food Products for 2012

1. Artisana Organic Raw Nut Butters and Coconut Oil

2. Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

3. Noble Bean Organic Tempeh

Favorite Health Enhancing Supplements for 2012

1. Vegetarian Iodine Drops

2. Sovereign Silver Mineral Supplement for immune system

3. Hyland’s Homeopathic Cell Salts

Favorite Holistic Book for 2012

  • Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

    An excellent book that teaches and helps us take our health and everyday ailments into our own hands, and learn how to treat them effectively and safely using homeopathy, as well as herbs, nutrients and healthy lifestyle habits.

Favorite Recipe Book for 2012

  • Let Them Eat Vegan!

    Newly released in 2012, this cookbook from author Dreena Burton provides over 200 plant-based, whole, natural food recipes in every meal category for the whole family to enjoy.

Favorite Holistic Film for 2012

  • The Cure Is…

    An outstanding film that unveils one of the most profound, ancient health formulas to help with any disease or ailment, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes type 2. By acknowledging the power of our mind and heart, it invites us to seize the potential of our innate health within.

Favorite Nutrition Film for 2012

  • Hungry For Change

    This leading edge nutrition documentary teaches and inspires us to make effective changes in our own life when it comes to the food we choose to nourish our bodies with. Entertaining and educating, it makes for a highly valuable resource.

Favorite Kitchen Appliance for 2012

  • Jay Kordich Power Grind Pro Juicer

    This versatile juicer from the Father of Juicing – Jay Kordich, makes outstanding quality juices, retaining high nutritional integrity thanks to its innovative technology. It is also capable of making nut milks, easy to clean, and a pleasure to use.

Favorite Children’s Resource for 2012

  • Vegan is Love

    Author and illustrator Ruby Roth has put together this great resource for kids, to help them understand compassionate lifestyle choices, by expanding love and conscious awareness.

Favorite Holistic Treatment for 2012

  • Ganbanyoku Rock Bathing

    This healing, detoxifying, relaxing and health promoting treatment is valuable for health maintenance, prevention of disease, and aids in healing of various conditions. If you do not have a Ganbanyoku Rock Bathing facility in your area, like the Iyashi Bedrock Spa in Toronto, consider hot yoga at a Moksha Yoga studio.

Oldies, But Goodies

I invite you to also check out the previous versions of Evita’s Favorite Natural Things as well as the newest editions for more ideas, products and valuable items for optimal health:

Evita’s Health Resources

I would also love to share with you at this time about my new health course that was released this year—The 5 Pillars of Optimal Health on the Udemy virtual teaching platform. This course can be taken by you, or given as a gift for anyone who is interested in understanding the essentials of healthy living. It is an online, video course that includes over 3 and a half hours of video lectures, as well as several downloadable print resources. The general topics cover how to understand and cultivate healthy eating, sleeping, movement, environment and thinking in your life for optimal health. Check it out here.

To celebrate the holiday season, you can enjoy the course for the introductory price of only $15 (regular $45) using your discount link here: Optimal Health Holiday Special

And for those of you who may enjoy a specific focus on nutrition only, I invite you to consider my book Healing and Prevention Through Nutrition. It 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!