Health & Wellness Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Bio Energy Medical Center’s Health and Wellness Holiday Gift Guide is back!! This year we are featuring an organic skin care line, the best CBD oil, mobile himalaya salt lamps, therapy dough, IV packages, blue light glasses, supplement recommendations, and SO much more! 

Have other suggestions we should add to our list? Let us know!

 

1. Dr. Alkaitis skincare products

Price varies based on product 

 

Give the gift of glowing skin this holiday season! These products are truly skin transformative - anyone looking it improve the appearance or feel of their skin will love any these products. Dr. Alkaitis skin care line is 100% raw holistic organic skin care, meaning the ingredients are never heated above body temperature. This allows all these beautiful ingredients to remain full of enzymatic activity and in turn give full therapeutic benefits to your skin. This line does not use any chemicals or synthetic materials. Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel is the base of each product, instead of water or alcohol which is usually used in most skin care lines. For years, patients at BEMC have been asking for skin care recommendations and our providers really couldn’t give a great recommendation - until now! 

Our favorite product? The organic soothing gel - a moisturizing gel that leaves your skin soft, supple and refreshed (without the sticky after feel). It is an anti-bacterial tonic. Ideal for inflammatory conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea will also benefit from this treatment gel.

Skip on the shipping fee by purchasing at Bio Energy Medical Center Monday-Thursday! 

2. Ion Biome

 

 

Price varies based on size

 

Formally known as Restore, Ion Biome was created to balance gut health, combat environmental exposures, promote immune function, enhance mental clarity, and promote hydration. If you read the 2018 gift guide, you might remember that I put this product on there. That’s because this product is one of the best out there, and virtually ANYONE you know can benefit from Ion Biome. Purchase a bottle via the website, or save yourself on shipping by stopping into BEMC. In our office, we carry the 3oz (travel size, AKA the perfect stocking stuffer), 16oz, and 32oz bottles. #cheerstoguthealth 

3. Therapy dough

$15.00

Like plato, but for adults. Yes, you read that right. Therapy dough is a grown-up version lets you relive that childhood fun, and provides adult benefits: stress relief and aromatherapy. The colorful putty was inspired by art therapists who use it to help patients manage depression, anxiety, and difficult emotions. (Clay play is also used occupational and physical therapy.) By adding essential oils, the creators, Cammie and Kip, developed a dough that helps fight the fidgets, ease tension, and brighten your day. Choose from lavender for calm, peppermint to increase energy and awareness, or orange to improve mood

 

4. IV package

Starting at $100.00

If whoever you are shopping for is like the majority of us, they probably don’t consume their daily dose of vitamins and minerals, let alone experience their valuable benefits. Luckily, our team at BEMC specializes in nutrient IV therapy and age management solutions to help people feel young and healthy. These IV's are a safe and effective way to get natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream. BEMC has a ton of different IV options - fitting for anyone on your list. Plus, you have the option to buy just one or do a package to get the ultimate benefits and save money. Win, win.

5. Digital detox challenge cards 

 

 

$8.00 

 

We ALL could use a smart phone detox! Give your brain, fingers, and eyes a much needed break with the help of these cards. Designed to help encourage you to step back, breathe, and remove yourself from technology for a bit, they are a simple way to switch off and become more present. Pick a card each day and take on a new challenge to break your digital addiction. Prompts include activities such as take an early morning walk, challenge yourself to a 24 hour digital break, and even simply refrain from using your device on public transportation for the day. Over time, you may even find that you scroll with intention, and not just to kill time. 

6. UltraCell CBD oil

$120.00** (discounted price when purchasing direct from a distributor)

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is the newest supplement trend on the market. Countless people are reporting improvements in their health. As with any new craze, the market becomes saturated with products that are of lesser quality - which is why it is important to make sure you are getting a high quality and pure product. So, what makes UltraCell different from other CBD oils? UltraCell is Full Spectrum Hemp Oil. This means that it is made from the entire plant; not just a cannabidiol isolate like so many other CBD products on the market. Because it is made from the whole plant, UltraCell contains more than 100 phytocannabinoids. It also contains all 10 amino acids, omega 3&6 fatty acids, B-vitamins in the right ratios, vitamin A, magnesium and other minerals, flavonoids, and terpenes. The synergistic effect is one thing that makes a big difference. When discussing phytocannabinoids, these synergistic effects are referred to as the entourage effect. When seeking the maximum benefits of this plant medicine, full spectrum is the best way to go.

Most CBD/Hemp oils are a CBD isolate mixed with a carrier oil (usually olive oil or coconut oil). Oil-based supplements are not well absorbed in the body. Many of these CBD oils have huge amounts of cannabidiol (up to 5,000 mg) because in order to get any kind of absorption rate, there has to be an excessive amount of cannabidiol in the product. The absorption rate for these oil based supplements typically averages 3-6%. UltraCell has a 94% absorption rate, because the body can absorb it MUCH better. UltraCell has gone under third party testing analysis through Mayo Professional Research Lab. The absorption rate is documented at 83-94% after 45 minutes (the soonest it was tested), and bioavailability remained at that level for at least 12 hours (the latest they tested) after a single dose.

What can UltraCell help with?

- Promote a normal, stable mood
- Reduce stress & frustration
- Help relieve muscle pain following exercise, over-exertion or over-use
- Support the body’s immune system
- Promote relaxation
- Help support cartilage & joint function

A 1oz bottle will last the average person 1-2 month depending on the dosage used per day (recommended starting dose is 1/2ml-1ml per day). Email bethanywojnar@gmail.com to get more information or to purchase a bottle.

 

7. Weighted blanket

 

$249.00

 

These have gained popularity over the years and for good reason. According to Tuck.com, ‘the sensation of sleeping beneath a weighted blanket releases ‘happiness hormones’ that can improve sleep quality and duration. Weighted blankets are also suitable for adults and children with certain mental health disorders, such as depression and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).’ You want to be careful about selecting the right kind of weighted blanket, as the kind of beads that fill these blankets can range from plastic to glass. The editor’s pick from Tuck.com was the Gravity blanket linked above, and these beads are deemed eco-friendly, non-toxic micro glass bead filling (probably best to avoid plastic). Who doesn’t love a good cozy blanket, especially one that may bring extra health benefits? Use the code limited time discount code HOLIDAY2019 for 25% off! 

 

8. Rearview Mirror Essential Oil Diffuser Himalayan Salt Car Accessories


$18.00 

Take the benefits of himalayan salt mobile! Himalayan salt lamps have been found to:

 

This product may have similar benefits of a salt lamp when the Himalayan salt is warmed naturally by the sun. Pair this with your favorite essential oil, and you’ve got yourself a great gift! 

9. Ozone sauna experience

 

$TBD

If you’re looking to give an experience gift, this is the play. Ozone Therapy is one of the most effective methods of whole-body detoxification. It is used to help with a variety of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, AIDS, herpes, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many more. 

Additional benefits: 

- Improved Circulation

- Cell Energizer, skin purifier

- Clean Free Radicals

- Increased focus and energy

- Calms Anxiety

- Helps with Depression

- Fights Infections

- Prevents Allergies

 

10. Windowsill garden kit

 

$24.99

I got the herb set as a gift a few years ago and LOVED IT! Everything you need to plant a full windowsill garden and grow organic basil, cilantro and mint. This is ideal for your apartment living friends and family who may not have the luxury of a yard to grow fresh herbs! 

 

11. Blue light blocking glasses

$19.68 

Blue light glasses are yet another gift that almost everyone on your list can benefit from, especially for those who work on screens five days a week and spend free time on screens. Too much blue light exposure can put you ask risk for macular degeneration (the leading cause of vision loss), and also contributes to eye strain, blurred vision, and poor sleep. 

Don’t love the frame above? Amazon has TONS of stylish options, just type in “blue light block glasses” and boom - tons of choices. 

 

12. Sensa Rock

$139.00

I seriously had such a hard time picking just one product from from Autism-Products.com for this post. If there is a child with autism that you’re shopping for this holiday season, this site has so many different products for every need, including toys, clothing, learning, communication, furniture, equipment, sensory products, safety, therapy accessories, and more. I went with the Sensa Rock ultimately because it is ideal for children with sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Inside are dozens of colorful balls for autistic kids to visually track and makes a gentle rhythmic swooshing sound as it rocks. Colorful panels on the inside add to the visual appeal. There are also six handles on the top to help those with gravitational insecurities. And, because it’s inflatable, it will store in a small space when not in use.

 

Stocking Stuffer Ideas:

13. Lume 

$12.99

Anyone who has made the switch to a natural deodorant knows how hard it can be to find one that actually works and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients. Lumē deodorant is a doctor-developed, dual-purpose, aluminum-free, deodorant for underarms & private parts. It has been clinically proven to provide you with 72 hours of odor protection on your most sensitive skin. Great for all ages and a lovely stocking stuffer!

 

14. Badger Sleep Balm

$6.75

The gift of good sleep is always appreciated. This Sleep Balm from Badger is the perfect gift to keep on a nightstand. A calming, soothing blend of essential oils promotes a sense of well-being so sleep can come naturally. 

 

15. Vitamin D 

$30.00

If you live in Michigan and are not taking vitamin D regularly you need to immediately rethink that decision. Vitamin D supports optimal bone, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and immune health. We like the high dose, once a week two year supply from Bio Tech. Purchase at our office!  

 

 

 

16. BEMC gift certificate

Health is not an expense, it is an investment. BEMC gift certificates can be used on office visits, supplements, an acupuncture session, BEMER treatments, IV therapies, ozone sauna visits, etc. 

Author
Bethany Wojnar, EMT-B Bethany has been working with Bio Energy Medical Center since 2017. With a background in advertising and social media, she handles all things marketing along with administrative tasks. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2014 and is certified by National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

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