Holiday Gift Guide

With all the sales going on everywhere, I thought I’d share with you some healthy options that I can really stand behind. These are perfect gifts for those you love, or for yourself!




The X-iser allows you to do a number of other exercises besides the standard (and brutal) burst of one minute stair climbing. You can hold weights in your hands. You can do push ups on the steps. You can do all sorts of things, all of which basically come under the heading of “interval training” which I now believe is the most effective way to get in shape, lose fat and increase energy.



Most people know sugar is bad for them, but few people know the sugar impact of seven common foods can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet will revolutionize how you think about (and eat) sugar. This two-week, low-sugar diet helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, rev up metabolism, and promote rapid weight loss.


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Forget P90X and Insanity and all that other stuff that doesn’t apply to real people. Metabolic Aftershock introduces you to “intelligent” exercises that are short, fun, thrilling, and can be done anywhere without weights or gym equipment. This is the smartest, most effective fat burning program on the market, designed by my friend, exercise specialist and naturopathic physician Jade Teta. It’s a tested program of interval training, science-based, and it only takes 15 minutes three times a week. Highly recommended.



This is my new favorite morning drink. I make it from scratch every day. Aside from tasting awesome, it makes you feel lean, focused, and energized. It’s made with high quality unsalted grass-fed butter, so it tastes great and provides important fatty acids like CLA. Bulletproof Coffee has some terrific and attractive gift packs and starter sets. Once you try this, you’ll never go back to “regular” coffee.


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Vital Choice sells wild Alaskan salmon from pristine Alaskan waters, shipped to you perfectly packed and frozen in dry ice. I’ve been eating their salmon for years— as well as their other seafood products, organic berries, nuts and teas. I’ve known these guys for years and I think they’re terrific. The owner, Randy Hartnell, is a third generation Alaskan fisherman who really cares about both health and sustainability. The foodies on your list will think this is the most creative and original gift ever!



This is a fascinating film that eloquently makes the case for the critical relationship between our food supply— and what’s happened to our health— and the condition of the planet. The filmmaker, Dr. Pedram Shojai, took his crew to Africa, and worked his way back to the US where he interviewed a baker’s dozen of the best (and most controversial) people in the health field. Full disclosure: I’m in this film, but honestly it’s really terrific.




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