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40 Healthy Holiday Gifts for Women 2018 – Dr. Jolene Brighten

I love the holiday season. And I'm a sucker for a great holiday gift guide. I can remember checking out magazines when I was younger just to see what they had in the lineup. These days, the gifts guides live on the internet, which makes it so easy to something special for the people you love. And with that in mind, I set out to create a healthy holiday gifts for women list that will help support that special gal's health.

I know there are a lot of gift guides out there so I wanted to create one that was more health centered. In this guide you'll find that I've created several categories to make this guide digestible.

Skin Care Gift Sets
Gifts for Better Sleep
Gifts for Hormone Balance
Gifts for Women with Thyroid Disease
Gifts for New Moms or Moms to Be
Food Is Medicine Gifts
Must Have Kitchen Gifts
Uplifting, Inspirational & Motivational Gifts

40 Healthy Holiday Gifts for Women 2018

Skin Care Gift Sets

annemarie skincare gift setAnnmarie Skin Care

Xenoestrogens in skin care products do our hormones no favors. And girl, you’re exposed to a redic amount of hormone hating chemicals in your personal care products.

The good news is there are companies trying to do right out there. One company that I use and recommend to patients is Annmarie Skin Care. Link in bio @drjolenebrighten to check them out.
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They are a legit company and a leader in pure, chemical-free skin care. And I love that they have organic, wild-crafted herbs in their blends.

You can use this link to get over $50 of skincare for less than $10. It makes a perfect stocking stuffer!

The Spa Dr Essentials Kit

The Spa Dr kit is formulated by a naturopathic physician who has been consulting for spas on their skin care products for years. She has not only designed her own, but has also become EWG certified, which is a pretty big deal.

Gifts for Better Sleep

true dark stop junk lightTrue Dark Amber Glasses

These glasses are stylish and can support a great night’s sleep. Amber glasses promote healthy hormones, like melatonin and promote better sleep. The super cool thing about True Dark is that you can give a full days worth of protection from the type of light that breaks down melatonin and can make it difficult to fall asleep. 

Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant that offers protection for our brain, ovaries and other organs, which is why it is important to engage in lifestyle practices that support its natural production.

I definitely recommend these if you enjoy a movie night. That blue light can mess with your hormones big time, but you don’t want to miss out on life! Check out the different styles here.

WholeTones Better SleepWhole Tones

Know someone desperate for a good night's sleep? If they've tried everything from fancy new pillows and mattresses to counting sheep to sleeping pills, yet they are still miserable every night, then just may be the solution. It's not a pill or anything you eat. It's a little device that plays music tuned to special frequencies found to promote sleep. Check out this amazing little device. I mean, how much is someone going to love you if this you give them the gift of better sleep? Um, a whole lot!

 

 

 

Avocado Mattressgreen matress

The Avocado Mattress is a natural mattress that features 100% natural latex rubber, natural wool, certified organic cotton and up to 1,414 pocketed support coils. No polyurethane foams or toxic fire retardants. They even have a vegan option!

And they are having some awesome deals this holiday season. Cyber Monday you can grab a mattress for $175 off!

Gift Avocado Mattress Here. 

Hormone Supporting Gifts

Cruise this section, but also be sure to check out the others because blood sugar balance, relaxation, and practicing self care are all part of creating amazing hormones.

For the woman who needs help balancing her hormones and ditching unwanted symptoms…

Ditch The Pill Beyond the Pill

A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill.

In my new book, Beyond the Pill, I teach women to locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone, while giving them solutions beyond the typical hormonal birth control prescription. In it, you'll discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill

I also provide guidance to help you detox your liver, support your adrenals and thyroid, heal your gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood

You'll also get the exact steps you need to care for your health on birth control and as you transition off using my nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes.

Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, Beyond the Pill, is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.

See Beyond the Pill on Amazon.
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Balance by Dr. Brighten

I formulated this product for all around great hormone support and to balance estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Plus, it has adrenal supportive nutrients to make the holiday a little bit easier! Learn more here.

period supplementsPeriod Problems Kit

This comprehensive hormone support protocol will help you say buh-bye to PMS, while supporting increased energy, mood, and libido. Balance your hormones naturally and ditch the bad moods, bad skin, and bad periods for good with our Period Problems Kit™.

Each kit contains Balance – A Comprehensive Women's Support Formula, Adrenal Support and MegaSpore.

Gift the Period Problems Kit here. Shh…she never has to know it's called Period Problems if you don't want her to.

For the person in your life who could use thyroid support…

Thyroid Support Kit 

Thyroid Support was formulated to supply the nutrients needed to make thyroid hormone and support its conversion to the active form (T3). Adrenal Support was created to optimize stress hormone production and energy, while balancing cortisol. Omega Plus contains 1,000 mg EPA per serving, which supports cellular health, inflammation, and immune system balance.

Autoimmune disease is the number one cause of thyroid disease and affects mostly women. In fact, women are 5 to 8 times more likely to develop thyroid disease. In addition, women who have just had a baby, are transitioning into menopause, are on hormonal birth control, or are living in a stressful environment can be more susceptible.

The most common treatment of hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto's is synthetic T4. Synthetic T4 is the inactive hormone and requires nutrients like selenium and zinc to convert it to active thyroid hormones, T3. T3 is involved in energy production, mood, regulating the menstrual cycle, fertility, growing hair, and healthy digestion. Check it out here. 

hashimotos protocol izabella wentz

Hashimoto's Protocol

Discover the groundbreaking program that's helped thousands already. Hashimoto's Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back.  Get access to fundamental and advanced protocols that can help you eliminate your symptoms in as little as 2 weeks.

Gift a copy of Hashimoto's Protocol here.

 

 

 

Berkey Shower Filter

This shower filter reduces exposure to harmful chemicals like chlorine, while also filter bacteria, molds, and algae. Learn about it here.

autoimmune solution cookbook amy myers

The Autoimmune Solution Cookbook

The number one cause of thyroid disease is autoimmunity. The Autoimmune Solution Cookbook delivers more than 150 grain-free recipes designed to prevent and reverse the full spectrum of autoimmune diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, fatigue, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Graves’ disease, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. As our food and environment becomes more toxic, the health of millions of us have been impaired.

Gift a copy of The Autoimmune Solution Cookbook here.

Gifts for New Moms or Moms to Be

Mama Bear Mug

Ok so this is just cute. And mamas will feel this. While you're at it, grab her Pique Tea crystals to add to her mug. It is so important for moms to hold onto their rituals and a cup of calming tea can be everything to starting the day right.

Grab the mama bear mug for that special mama in your life here.

fourth trimester bookHealing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth: The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester

In this comprehensive and warmhearted guide, Dr. Jolene Brighten, a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and mother, shares her tips, natural techniques, and over 30 herbal and nutritional recipes to support healing and the transition into motherhood. Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth provides answers and solutions to common postpartum conditions, including: Breastfeeding support and natural solutions to enhance milk supply. Herbal preparations to heal vaginal tissues, cracked nipples and more. Natural approaches to elevating mood and easing anxiety. Autoimmune thyroid, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, digestive support and many other conditions that can arise from childbirth.

 

Foot Massage Ball

Got a special someone who always asks for a foot massage…oh wait! That’s me always asking! Maybe that’s why I love this item so much. At the end of the day you can treat yourself to a special foot massage. See massage ball here.

prenatal plus dr brightenPrenatal Plus Vitamin

A complete women's formulation with active B Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support women wanting to become pregnant, currently pregnant or nursing. This formulation was designed to provide comprehensive thyroid support with the perfect balance of iodine and selenium. This nutrient dense formula provides the best support for nutrient depletions caused by hormonal birth control and is a great choice for women struggling with Post-Birth Control Syndrome. Gift the Prenatal Plus Here.

 

 

 

Trigger Point Foam Roller 

This little guy can help roll out those aches and pains in no time. Perfect for working out those tight spots and getting back to feeling better in no time! Check it out here.

wellness mama book

The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox Book

Katie Wells, author of The Wellness Mama Cookbook and founder of wellnessmama.com, finally shares the secret of how she manages six kids, a company, and a career without sacrificing a healthy lifestyle with this step-by-step, comprehensive guide to clean, natural living.

By following her simple detox plan, you'll be able to implement a system for better living by reducing toxic exposure, transforming your diet, and regaining control over your health. Katie provides practical tips for slowly incorporating this rewarding lifestyle into an already busy schedule, giving you the option to choose what area of life you'd like to work on first. You can detox your body with whole foods and natural medicines; clean up your beauty regime with all-natural moisturizers, cleansers, hair products, and makeup; get rid of toxic household products that include bleach, ammonia, and acids; try a digital detox for you and your family; or learn how to de-stress by adopting healthier sleeping habits and finding time for yourself.

Gift the book here.

Food Is Medicine Gifts

 

Pique Tea crystalsPique Tea

Antioxidant loaded, sustained energy, and tasty! These teas are some of my favorite. There are several varieties so you can choose an energy boosting blend or one to get your relaxation. And every tea can be put in hot or cold water making them super convenient.

Plus they screen their teas to ensure they are pesticide, heavy metal and mycotoxin free. Mycotoxins are common in teas and have been linked to a wide range of harmful effects for regular tea drinkers.

They have some special holiday blends that will be going away in the new year, so definitely grab those for your favorite tea drinker on your list. Give the gift of antioxidant power here! 

paleovalley beef stickPaleovalley

There beef sticks make the perfect stocking stuffers! I also like to tie them on the outside of presents as a bonus treat. The are 100% grass fed, naturally fermented and you won’t find any sneaky health sabotaging ingredients in these! Plus, they are great travel companions so the hangry monster doesn’t hit!  

Use the code: drbrighten10 to get 10% off your order!

 

 

SuperFeast Lion’s Mane Powdered tea

A regular in my house, Lion’s Mane can be mixed into beverages to help give your brain power an added boost! This nutritious herb has been used for thousands of years by traditional herbalists to support the brain and nervous system, improve cognitive function and boost digestive health. Use the code Jolene10 to get 10% off your first order.

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Elixir

Mushrooms support hormone, adrenal and brain health! These tasty beverages are a great gift for the health minded, tea lover, or adventurous foodie. Use this link to get an additional 10% off (they are offering as much as 50% this weekend!).

butcher box baconButcher Box

A month’s worth of 100% grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door will have one lucky person thinking about you all month long. When I send a Butcher Box I generally opt for the Classic Box as a gift option. And from Friday, November 23rd to Monday, November 26th they are gifting 2 Ribeyes, 2 NY Strips, and 2 Filet Mignons in their box purchase – a $70 value all for FREE!

There are several options to choose from and the box is delivered directly to you or the person you’re gifting it to. It arrives frozen and can be stored away to be used at your convenience. And check out their FREE bacon for life promotion too! Um, yes please.

Kettle & Fire Bone Broth 

I send bone broth to my family members every holiday season because it is a winter staple in my mind. 😉   Kettle and Fire uses 100% grass-fed, organic and pasture-grazed marrow ones from cows, along with organic vegetables, salt and herbs to create a delicious and healing broth. Check out their new flavor here.

Desert Farms Camel Milk

Not just for the adventurous foodie, camel’s milk is actually what I gave my son when we found out he had a dairy sensitivity.Turns out there are many people who report they can enjoy camel’s milk when cow’s dairy causes sensitivity.  Check out Camel's Milk here.

Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil

This is a fun try for the coffee lover in your life or anyone looking to up level their coffee game! It is also a great addition to those wanting to up level their mental performance. Check it out here.  

Kombucha Kit

Get your fermentation on! I find this is a great gift for just about any age because who doesn’t love making their own tasty beverage? This kit makes it easy to brew.

Must Have Kitchen Gifts

Berkey Water Filter

One of the best all around filters for home or office. This is what I keep in my home! Check out Berkey's travel model too!

slow cookerVitaClay Organic Multicooker

Want a healthy meal quick? Get in and get out with the VitaClay. In a VitaClay pot, your food is always free from added non-stick chemical glazes, lead and aluminum. The VitaClay is good for bone broth, yogurt, stews and more. Learn about it here.

Nutribullet

Obsessed. That’s pretty much the word I’d use to describe the people in my life who love their Nutribullet. It really does make life in the kitchen a little easier. See Nutribullet here.

Blendtec Blender

I love this blender because it makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas and more! Check it out here.

Imperfect Produce affordable Imperfect Produce

They may call that avocado too ugly to head to the local grocery, but it tastes just as good, if not better! For real! Our mutant grapefruits 😉 that arrive in our Imperfect Product box are so unbelievably tasty. If you follow me on Instagram then you've seen me share this…a lot! I'm a huge fan of making sure we eliminate food waste, pay the farmer fairly, and get produce for an affordable amount. For my family of three, one box of produce for a week is less than $40…and we eat 6+ servings of vegetables per day in my house.

This is an incredible gift for anyone in your family, friends or social network. Gift Imperfect Produce here.

ketotarian will cole

Ketotarian Cookbook

A new twist on keto: The fat-burning power of ketogenic eating meets the clean green benefits of a plant-centric plate

The keto craze is just getting warmed up. The ketogenic diet kick-starts your body's metabolism so it burns fat, instead of sugar, as its primary fuel. But most ketogenic plans are meat- and dairy-heavy, creating a host of other problems, especially for those who prefer plants at the center of the plate. Dr. Will Cole comes to the rescue with Ketotarian, which has all the fat-burning benefits without the antibiotics and hormones that are packed into most keto diets

Gift a copy of Ketotarian here.

Spiralizer

Anyone in your life that needs to kick gluten will love you for this. Zoodles!!! Yes, please!  Learn more here.

Uplifting, Inspirational & Motivational Gifts

muse meditation deviceMuse Meditation  

Taking bliss to a whole new level! The Muse Meditation device helps you get dialed in on your meditation quick. Got someone in your life who is need of a little more Zen? This is a their present! See it here.

The 5-Minute Journal

Start your day with 5 minutes of freedom! Doesn’t that sound good? This is a great gift for anyone on your list! Check it out here.

 

 

Car Essential Oil Diffuser

I love this gift because you can turn it on and feel a whole lot more chill in the car within minutes. See it here.

 

the soul frequency shannaThe Soul Frequency

Inspirational and deeply illuminating, The Soul Frequency takes you into the unseen world of energy and emotion, which is the birthplace of every physical manifestation in your body and life. Step by insightful – and oftentimes, humorous – step, frequency alchemist and personal coach Shanna Lee will show you how to align your energy to manifest any darn thing your little heart desires.

The Soul Frequency is an energetic wake-up call for those who are craving more authenticity, who want to release negative patterns, feel great in their bodies, and live a truly healthy and awakened life.

Gift The Soul Frequency here.

 

Adult Coloring Books

I must admit…I LOVE these. This is a little chill time that helps lower stress hormones and get you exercising the creative side of your brain. See designs here.

yoga mat mandukaManduka Yoga Mat

Get your flow on, drop stress and show the rainforest some love at the same time! You won’t find health harming PVC or harmful plastics in this yoga mat! Read about it here.

Essential Oil Diffuser

This is a great gift for just about anyone since it helps promote relaxation and health. My favorite oils during winter are cinnamon, frankincense, eucalyptus, and peppermint. Learn more here.

 

radiance box by manifest box

Radiance Box from Manifest Box

This is for the woman who wants to work on self-love and self-compassion, is feeling stuck in a creative or energetic rut, searching for some confidence and clarity in her life, and wants to find alignment with her purpose

Your magic is more powerful when you’re confident, focused, and in total alignment with your purpose! Radiance Box is a ritual that will leave you feeling gorgeous from the inside-out and ready to take on the world.

 

Use these potent magical tools to harness the energy of self-love, confidence, clarity, and boundless beauty, all while digging deep into what you’re here to offer the world.

Gift the Radiance Box here.

 

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with joy and gratitude!

Dr. Jolene Brighten

 

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Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Dr. Jolene Brighten is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the founder of Rubus Health, a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in women's hormones. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long-term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is the best selling author, speaker and regular contributor to several online publications including MindBodyGreen. She is a medical advisor for one of the first data-driven apps to offer women personalized birth control recommendations.