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Share with your friends and family the gift of health. To assist you in your holiday shopping, here are our top recommendations. Usually during the month of December, these will also make great white elephant gifts. These food & herb based formulas require little to no education and almost all family members and friends can benefit.

Liver support and toxin free family & friend gatherings.

This year, I’m giving Betafood & SP Green Food to my relatives because they barely eat any green leafy vegetables to support their liver’s natural detoxification processes when undergoing Phase I & II liver detoxification. I have family members who are firefighters and are around, fumes & fire retardant chemicals all year round. The beets and beat leaves in the Betafood are rich in methyl donors to fuel methylation. The SP Green Food is rich in Cruciferous vegetables that aid with glucorination, glutathione conjugation and methylation. Do you have any family members with a low intake of vegetables?  These would make the best gift ideas for them especially if they are exposed to chemical toxins from perfurmes, colognes, air fresheners, scented candles, cosmetics  & processed foods.

Uncover where holiday toxins are coming from!

According to researchers, many chemicals found in common households have endocrine-disrupting properties, including bisphenol A, organochlorines, polybrominated flame retardants, alkylphenols, and phthalates. These compounds have gradually been elucidated as risk factors for many health challenges, such as reproductive, neural, and metabolic diseases. 

Great news is that the betaine, richly found in beets and beet leaves can support methylation and the liver’s natural ability to metabolize and detoxify chemical toxins.  Isothiocyanates, found in cruciferous vegetables such as kale and brussels sprouts have been found to support the liver’s glutathione elimination pathways. Order Betafood, SP Green Food  and Livco for your family members in need of liver support.

Help with Digestion

Giving the gift of healthy digestion is key to enjoying all the food relatives have put forth in time and love to prepare.

Your uncle doesn’t have to silently pass gas while you hold your breath anymore. Go fix those awkward hugs. EnzycoreZypan and AF Betafood are our favorites for restoring healthy digestion. 

If you or your family is dealing with intense sugar cravings, we always recommend 4-6 Gymnema tablets a day to calm it down so you can get back to eating healthy protein and fats.

Bolster Immune Defenses

Echinacea Premium by Mediherb provides immune support with levels of alkylamides high enough to make your tongue tingle – without the mistletoe. Leave it on your tongue for a 30-60 seconds and you’ll be able to taste and feel the alkylamides taking their effect. Once you have it, you’re body will be salivating for more.

Echinacea has been traditionally used in herbal preparations support healthy immune system function. Mediherb’s Echinacea Premium combines the roots of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea for the right amount of alkylamides. Read the official quality report HERE

Brain Rebuilding Blocks

Tuna Omega-3 Oil is rich in Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) enriched in phospholipids found in the brain and retina. It is known to play multi-functional roles in brain and eye health.

I usually give out “brain food” for that friend or family that could use a little more help. My children have been taking Tuna Omega-3 Oil since birth, so no issues there. Some of my family members really need Neuroplex or RNA but they know what “Omega 3’s” are, so I start there. For those that require more fats to nourish the myelin sheath, we also recommend Super-Eff.

Did you know you can book on behalf of your friend or family member?

For those that require customized guidance in their health, we recommend booking an Initial Consultation with one of our Functional Nutrition Consultants where we uncover the root causes and create a designed Natural Health Improvement program specific to each individual. Book an Initial Consultation HERE.

References

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2. Rehman A, Mehta KJ. Betaine in ameliorating alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis. Eur J Nutr. 2022 Apr;61(3):1167-1176. doi: 10.1007/s00394-021-02738-2. Epub 2021 Nov 24. PMID: 34817678; PMCID: PMC8921017.
3. Vanduchova A, Anzenbacher P, Anzenbacherova E. Isothiocyanate from Broccoli, Sulforaphane, and Its Properties. J Med Food. 2019 Feb;22(2):121-126. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2018.0024. Epub 2018 Oct 27. PMID: 30372361.
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