2018 Holiday Gift Guide | Ann Shippy MD
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My patients and readers often ask me for recommendations to help them ​on their journey to health. Here are some items I find very useful and supportive, and they make great gifts for someone you know-- or for yourself! 

I have sorted these into price ranges, going from low to high. Enjoy-- and please share with us on our social media channels in the comments if you have found some of these useful. I'd love to know that you liked it.

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Health Supporting Gifts Under $25

Nut Butter Mixer

Many of us enjoy quality almond or cashew butters, but the separated oil can be a mess to stir into the jar. Problem solved-- this gadget really earns its space in the​ ​kitchen drawer!

Glass Blender Bottle

​Most blender bottles for mixing up protein powders and other shakes are made of plastic. I'd prefer my patients use glass containers for anything they are ingesting. This glass shaker is perfect!

​Beeswax Food Wraps

​I love the idea of reducing plastic use, both for environmental reasons and for health reasons. These wraps come in different sizes, are pretty and cheerful, and ​are great for covering bowls or wrapping food.

​Nut Milk Filtration Bag

​​Making your own almond milk is very easy, especially if you have the right tools. You can use cheesecloth to strain it, but it doesn't work near as well as this organic bag. This is the best one I have found.

​​Epic Salmon Fillet Strips

​This set of 10 portable snack strips of wild-caught salmon makes for great stocking stuffers for your family. I ​recommend people always carry snacks to make it easier to stay on track with your plan.

​​Zulu Atlas Glass Water Bottle

​​​For everyday water drinking, this water bottle is easy to use and clean, and the sturdy glass is reinforced with a silicone sleeve to protect it from breakage. I like the flip-top lid that locks.

Health Supporting Gifts Between $25 - $50

​​​Placetiles for Food Labeling

​When entertaining, you can support your guests in knowing what each dish contains by labeling with these lovely ceramic tiles. They are also useful as placecards for formal seating arrangements.

​​​Gift Certificate for Paleo Food

​For busy people it can be challenging to prepare your own food, so Paleo On The Go solves that problem by delivering ready-to-eat, delicious food that meets all of the right criteria. ​Set your own amount.

​​​Meal-Prep Glass Containers

​​A smart strategy is preparing your food for the week in batches, especially lunches. These 2-part containers are safe for oven, fridge, and freezer, and have leak-proof lids. This set of 10 is perfect.

NutriBullet Blender

​This small blender is perfect for ​mixing protein powder drinks quickly and is even small enough to travel with if you need to make shakes on the road. Does a great job and it's easy to clean.

Health Supporting Gifts Between $100 - $200

​Muse Meditation Device

​I love my Muse... it gives me real-time feedback on my brainwave patterns, helping me train myself to get into the right state for ideal meditation. I also enjoy tracking my practice with the statistics.

​Nima Gluten Sensor

​For those who must be meticulous about their intake of gluten, this device can be a lifesaver. Take it with you to restaurants and when traveling to make sure you don't get sick eating unfamiliar food.

​​Cuisinart Toaster Oven

​I advise my patients to avoid microwaves and heat their lovely, organic, life-giving food with natural radiant heat instead. A toaster oven makes this much faster and simpler, and I think ​it tastes better, too.

​​Instant Pot ​​10-in-One

​​​The Instant Pot is a craze for a good reason... it is not only a pressure cooker that dramatically speeds up cooking time of meats, etc., but it also is a slow cooker, yogurt maker, and steamer.

Health Supporting Gifts ​Above $400

​​​Vitamix 7500 - 64 oz. Blender

​Vitamix blenders are heavy-duty, "buy-it-for-life" items. They can make nut butters​ & sorbets and grind coffee-- they even grind up strawberry seeds, making the smoothest of smoothies.

AquaTru Water Purification

​AquaTru is the only water purification system ever recommended by Erin Brockovich. It's a compact, countertop system that uses their own patented ultra reverse osmosis technology.

IQAir HealthPro® Plus Purifier

​IQAir ​has a line of air filtration systems that remove airborne allergens and pollutants. ​The HealthPro® Plus has received more top reviews and awards than any other air purifier.

Austin Air HealthMate Purifier

​This air purifier specializes in the reduction of harmful chemicals, VOCs, formaldehyde, and sub-micron particles for reducing allergy symptoms & aiding better sleep and detoxification.

​​​​​​Please see a physician before making any medical or lifestyle changes. ​Items in this ​post may contain affiliate links that could provide me with a commission if you choose to purchase. My readers and patients know that I recommend things very carefully and with great consideration, and affiliate relationships are never my primary motivation.

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