Holiday Gift Guide 2022
The holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time to start thinking about those special gifts for your friends and loved ones. Show them you care by giving a gift that encourages physical and mental health and wellness. You may have noticed that self care is trending, but we’re here to tell you that taking care of yourself is not all about bath salts, sheet masks and the newest, fanciest yoga mat on tiktok. In this guide, we’ve gone beyond standard bath bomb, foot massager and weighted blanket self care gifts. We’ll share our tried and true self care gifts that actually make a difference – from high quality vitamins to water piks. Look no farther for the perfect gift for the health enthusiast in your life!. True self care gifts are more than just a thoughtful gesture. They show someone you really want the best for them. Now take some deep breaths, relax, and read on.
Vitamin C Powder
The ultimate catch-all supplement for minimalists who want to keep it simple or for those who don’t know where to start with supplementing. GMO-free, without fillers, colors, flavorings or unnecessary ingredients, and usable by the whole family, this high quality, pure vitamin C powder is as clean as it gets.
Vitamin C is anti-viral, anti-oxidant, antihistamine, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antipyretic (anti-fever) and analgesic (anti-pain.) In addition to being needed for proper immune system function, vitamin C is also required for the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
We need a substantial baseline amount of vitamin C in our bloodstream every day for our bodies to function properly (especially our immune systems) and the sad reality is that it’s almost impossible to achieve this level through food alone. Even if you eat a diet packed with vitamin C rich foods like spinach, strawberries and red peppers, due to mass production of food through mono-agriculture practices, soil is usually depleted of essential nutrients, leaving our vegetables looking beautiful but nutritionally lacking.
If you’re looking for immune system support, faster healing, more energy, better glucose control, improved appearance of skin and better sleep, vitamin C is the right place to start. The perfect addition to a skin care routine (yes, taken internally!) or simply a self-care gift for someone who, let’s face it, needs it all.
Dr. Mary's Mag Powder (Mixed Berry)
Do you know anyone who has trouble sleeping? Of course you do. It’s 2022 and we live in an overstimulated world! This is a great gift for that person in your life who just can’t get that rest they so desperately need. We could all use a little help relaxing these days and this brain and body focused magnesium does just that by combining the most powerful targeted types of mag for relaxing and promoting a good night’s rest.
Are you still buying magnesium oxide from the grocery store? It’s time to level up your mag. Our powder combines magnesium threonate (best for brain health, cognition and memory), magnesium glycinate (best for muscle relaxation) and magnesium malate (best for energy production and detoxing metals and environmental toxins out of the body). These forms of magnesium are superior to others because they’re able to travel inside your cells for maximum biological effect and across the blood brain barrier to access the neurological benefits of magnesium like calming the mind and preparing the body for deep sleep.
Relax the nervous system before bed, relieve muscle cramps, soreness and twitching, calm stress and anxiety, prevent headaches, lower blood pressure and regulate the bowels- all with one combo mag!
This is hands down the best magnesium supplement out there. One to two scoops of this purple powder at night before bed and your loved one will be thanking you in no time.
Argentyn 23 Professional Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol
Do you have a family of little ones (or bigger ones) who are getting sick or coming home with scrapes and bumps all the time? This high quality bio-active silver is a must have for your natural medicine cabinet.
Made up of 99.999% pure silver and purified water meeting FDA requirements for pharmaceutical-grade, this liquid is a unique mixture of the most active and effective species of silver – positively charged silver ions and particles of an unprecedented size as small as 0.8nm. When it comes to silver, the more pure and the smaller the particles, the better, and Argentyn simply has all other competitors beat.
The use of silver for medical reasons is nothing new. Throughout history for more than 2,400 years, silver has been used to improve human health. From silver vessels to preserve drinking water used by ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Phoenicians, to “the father of medicine,” Hippocrates himself, describing silver’s antimicrobial benefits and anti-disease properties, and to silver’s antimicrobial and wound healing properties being applied on battlefields and in hospitals since the 1800’s.
Still don’t believe in the power of silver? Fine silver wires were used for sutures to help with faster healing and to prevent infection, and silver nitrate was used to treat wound and skin ulcers. Silver was also used to treat infection during the Civil War, and in the 1880s, silver nitrate began to be used to prevent infections in the eyes of newborns.
Today, silver is used in medical devices such as catheters and endotracheal tubing to prevent the spread of infections. Silver-based water purification systems are installed and
used on the International Space Station. You may have even recently seen the craze for threads of silver in sheets and pillowcases for their antimicrobial effect to help with face and body acne.
If you’re a household with frequent bruises, insect bites or stings, diaper rash, eczema, acne, boils, shingles, itching, burns, cuts, inflammation, redness, skin infection, wounds, rashes, razor burn, scrapes, sunburn or ulcerations, we recommend you keep this bottle handy for easy, pain-free topical use.
Argentyn Silver can be taken orally for GI symptoms, immune system maintenance, or acute immune system support, or topically to fight minor skin infections, calm skin inflammation, reduce topical pain and promote the healing of skin.
Safe, effective and easy to use- the perfect gift for the natural momma.
Choose Health Vitamin D Testing Kit
Knowledge is power, and knowing your Vitamin D level is an absolute must when it comes to optimizing your immune system and overall health. Give your loved one the gift of getting to the root cause.
Low vitamin D is associated with poor moods, low energy, a weak immune system, restless sleep, low sex hormones, brittle bones and more. For the person who feels like they’re “always getting sick” this at-home test kit is the greatest “gift set” you could give.
This “vitamin” is now being recognized for its rightful place as a hormone in the body. Identifying vitamin D deficiency and replacing it appropriately is often a powerful and life-changing step in a patient’s healing journey.
In 10 years, it will be standard and normal for every person to know their vitamin D level at any given time. Be ahead of the curve and get yours and your loved ones checked today.
Aquatru Water Filter
Clean water is one of the most important, yet most overlooked foundations to good health. Many people are unknowingly poisoning their bodies daily with chlorine and other contaminants and toxins in their drinking water like heavy-metals, pesticides, peiro chemicals, pharmacological compounds, endocrine disruptors and PFAs. Here in New Orleans, it’s especially important that we filter our water before using it for drinking or cooking.
Choosing a water filter can be overwhelming so we’ve done the work for you. This reverse osmosis countertop filter is the perfect solution for someone who isn’t ready to install a whole house or under sink system– No plumbing or installation required.
Having access to clean water is essential and necessary for us to stay healthy. With this Aquatru water filter, your loved one can feel confident they’re getting the purest water possible when they fill up their water bottle.
The perfect gift for someone who is on the journey of gradually making shifts to improve their diet, lifestyle and habits for a healthier and more vibrant life. Help them graduate from that Brita once and for all!
Keto Mojo Meter
Help your loved one stop guessing when it comes to their diet! Real data helps us hone our efforts so we don’t waste time and energy on food changes that aren’t helping.
Use the Keto Mojo Meter to easily test your ketones and glucose at home, so you can know exactly how different foods and drinks affect your health, and focus on the changes that make the most impact. Imagine if you were drinking a coffee drink every morning, thinking it was a healthy choice but through using your keto mojo, realize it’s causing a massive blood sugar spike and thus hurting your body!
For those friends and family who are making changes to their diet or who are practicing intermittent or block fasting, this Keto Mojo Meter is a game changer. Empower your loved one with information so they can make the changes that matter.
This affordable and accurate tool for measuring glucose and ketones is simply a must have for a fasting or keto lifestyle.
Waterpik Water Flosser
What do you think is more important– Brushing your teeth or using a waterpik daily? We’re here to rock your world and tell you that we think using a waterpik daily is even more important than brushing!
Water flossing is the best way to remove food debris and particles from in between your teeth and gums where they get burrowed and accumulate problematic bacteria.
Most diseases can be tied back to the mouth, which is the first opening of our gastrointestinal system- the portal into your whole body! Maintaining exceptional oral hygiene can play an important role in the prevention of diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer.
Take your wellness routine and disease prevention to the next level with daily water flossing or show someone you really care about them by gifting this powerful tool for health. Feeling weird about giving someone a waterpik for Christmas? Just think– Do you really think they need another sweater?
Give the gift of knowledge this season with one of our top recommended educational resources. Each of these books has been hand selected by Dr. Mary, and has served as a resource for her and her own clinical practice.
Know someone struggling with cancer? Gift them a book that could change their perspective on everything, and open them up to new options in their care.
How about a loved one dealing with thyroid issues? What if you could end their confusion about thyroid with a powerful book that will tell them everything they need to know?
Click the link to browse through the collection of Dr. Mary’s favorite books and choose the one that’s best for your loved one.
More than just stocking stuffers, books make for ideal self care gifts as they can provide valuable information that can change someone’s life. Beyond just knowledge, these specific books help readers actually understand and build habits that promote self-care in the long term. Whether it’s about elevating day to day nutrition, changing attitudes for improved self-love, understanding the truth about cancer, finally learning to eat for your thyroid, or something else, these health and wellness books are unique self-care gifts that are sure to be appreciated!
The holiday season is a great time to show your loved ones how much you care about their health and well-being. With so many different self care gift ideas to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect present for everyone on your list. And what could be better than giving the gift of good health? Shop now and get everything you need to make this holiday season the best one yet.
Out of all the holiday shopping you have to do, don’t forget to get something for yourself too. You deserve it! These self care gifts will help you stay healthy throughout the hectic holiday season and beyond. So go ahead, treat yourself – your loved ones will thank you for it. From our family to yours, happy holidays!