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2013 Healthy Holidays Gift Guide

My third annual Healthy Holidays Gift Guide for 2013 is live!
If you’re looking for some great gift ideas (of course you are), you’ve come to the right place.
As usual, there are some new discoveries and some old faves. Enjoy!


Jim Gaffigan Mr Universe DVD


Laughter is good medicine and you need it in high doses.

Not only is Jim Gaffigan hilarious, but unlike the majority of
stand-up comics out there today, he’s also super clean.
(If I had to rate this, I would give it a PG)

Buy one for yourself and ten copies for gifts.
You can thank me later.

Buy the Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe DVD here



OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Sliver


Early this year our friends D-Rock and Ginger Calcote (Shout out!) gave us an OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
after I coveted theirs.

This thing is the bomb.

It makes splitting, pitting and slicing avocados super easy.

Known to inspire “Why didn’t I think of that!” reactions.

Buy the XO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer here


Man Basket

Mens organic body care

For the man who would enjoy an assortment of cool healthy stuff…

Every Man Jack Deodorant $5 (Citrus makes my armpits smell delicious)

Weleda After Shave Balm $14.50 (Comes in a handsome blue glass bottle)

Herban Cowboy Shave Soap $6 (Great lather, and super manly “dusk” scent)

Giovanni D:tox System Facial Cleansing Towelettes $9 (Love these for travel)

Lifefactory Glass Beverage Bottle $21 (This one has sporty flip top, easier to drink from)

Living Raw Cacao Truffles $5 (Coconut Kharma and Kickin’ Cayenne were both exquisite)


Snapware Glasslock Food Storage Containers


We really really really love our  Snapware Glasslock storage containers.
They have an airtight lid that keeps food fresh and won’t leak or spill,
and they are dishwasher and oven safe. Goodbye tupperware.

Buy Snapware Glasslock here


Berkey Water Filters

IMG_5339_2Berkey Water Filters remove bacteria, cysts, parasites, and toxic chemicals to levels higher than 99.99%. Plus the fluoride/arsenic filter reduces 95% of fluoride.
The Berkey is portable, requires no power or water pressure, and will even filter pond water. And the two filters inside will purify 6,000 gallons of water before needing replacement.
If you drink 10 gallons of water a week, the filters will last over 11 years, costing only a few pennies per gallon.
Totally awesome to have in an emergency like Katrina, or Sandy, or zombies.
We even take ours on vacation with us.

I took this pic of my sister Lindsay after we put her Big Berkey together.

I also made a video about our Berkey you can watch here.

Get more info and price Berkey Water Filters here
(Use the coupon code “chris” for a little surprise at check out)


Showerwise Shower Filter

Clean up your shower water with a Showerwise Filter. It removes 95% of chlorine as well as iron, lead, mercury, hydrogen sulfide, and more. It also inhibits bacterial, fungal and mildew growth. I never thought my shower steam had an “odor” until I installed our Showerwise filter.

Afterward I noticed right away that the shower smell (chlorine and who knows what else) was gone.  It comes with a massaging shower head and the Chlorgon KDF-55 filter typically last 12-18 months.

Buy the Showerwise Shower Filter here



L’Equip XL Juicer

Faithful readers of this blog know I have a Champion Juicer ($300), but I think the best inexpensive juicer is the L’Equip XL Juicer ($119).

It has a has a 3″ feeding tube, stainless steel bowl, blade and basket, and it’s fast, easy to use, easy to clean up, takes up very little counter space, and comes with a 6 year warranty.

Get the L’Equip XL Juicer here




Nutribullet Pro 900Nutribullet Pro 900

The Nutribullet Pro 900  ($140) is a smoothie blender that performs better in side by side tests than the Ninja blender.

It has a 900 watt motor and it’s very compact, ideal for small kitchens. A lot of my health nut friends travel with it.

This a great gift or starter blender for someone on a budget.

Get the Nutribullet Pro 900 here


Vita-Mix 5200 Blender

And of course I have to close with the Vita-Mix 5200, the awesomeness of which cannot be overstated. It is Consumer Reports’ highest rated blender and the single most versatile kitchen appliance on planet earth.

Built in the USA with at least 70% American components and comes with a 7-year warranty and 30-day free trial.

Also includes 400 recipes for smoothies, blended veggie juice, nut butters, soups, salsa, guacamole, healthy ice cream, even how to churn fresh butter and mill whole grains.

And it comes in red, white, black and stainless. We have a red one which often travels with us.

This link will get you free shipping:

Buy the Vita-Mix 5200 Blender here


Ok so that’s the end of my list this year, hope it gave you some good ideas!

Be sure to check out my gift guides from previous years for more cool stuff.

2012 Gift Guide.

2011 Gift Guide.

What are your favorite healthy gift ideas? Post them in the comments below!


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  • Closing with the 5200 is pure genius!! :D Love my Vitamix!

    Thanks for a great list!

  • DT

    I own a Crystal Quest shower filter which does the same purportedly as the Showerwise shower filter, is there any real difference you know of between them? Which would you say is better quality?


  • Linda Heymans

    Chris thank you for sharing. We wish you God’s richest blessings and a wonderful Christmas season.

  • Charyle F

    Thanks Chris. Appreciate your personal reviews! Have been wondering about that avocado gadget. Now I know ;)

  • Holly Grenoble

    Hello Chris,

    thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving menu with all of us…. I am on the JJ Virgin diet, I have given up 7 foods, so far I have lost 44 lbs since August 1 2013 ! I am feeling wonderful!! For my Thanksgiving I had lima beans, sweet potato, turkey, small slice of ham, and my own pepper slaw, it was delicious and very filling for me! I did not need or want all the extras!!!
    So very happy to hear of your continued success with your health!!!

  • Ik

    Great Stuff Chris, I always waiting for your interview or post everyday and the day you get new testimonial or informative post it is kind of feeling like some one Starving and Hungary for whole day and suddenly you get your meal, I don’t know how you can get to the survivor and bring them live, it is so encouraging and the best Gift for us, and I really think if we can’t bring them live at least we should support you even starting with one dollar or 100 but it really make a difference. really looking forward for your interview with new survivor and hoping you will bring this as a Christmas gift to every one. Please keep doing Great work.It means a lot for us. Thank you very much for being so supportive. God bless you and your family and all who are fighting with C.

  • Susan Craig

    Love love love your work Chris! I am a faithful reader. Want to encourage you that I appreciate your inclusive, respectful attitude toward all humanity. What an amazing way to give glory to God! I wish you and yours the best during the holiday season and in the upcoming year!
    Kelp noodles are a great gift. And those little spirooly machines that make long thin noodle strips out of things like rutabagas and sweet potatoes and any solid vegetable .

  • Ms M

    Hi Chris:

    Again thank for all you do I am doing well have decided on a protocol which so far has worked for me I am working out as well and eating well I also have purchssed all glass cookware and gotten rid of the microwave. I steam or eat raw and believe me I have reversed 10 yrs ( i know u do:)) My Dr will see me this week and then we will know where I am headed

    Thank Chris your the man!

  • Linda

    We have the berkey water filter and 2shower heads both bathrooms, when we go out of town we take the berkey with us. and we have the champion juicer we love al of them. Thanks Chris for the suggestions. God Bless. It has been year since the dr told me I had breast cancer. No chemo, no radiation and no surgery, organic raw foods and organic juicing I never felt better in my life. No meat, no dairy, no sugar, All organic. And the green stuff to add to my juicing plus fresh ginger.

  • Trusting your recommendation, I bought the ShowerWise Shower Filter. It saves me the drudgery of having to locate it myself. Thank you for your time, your passion and your research, Chris Wark, (and your transparency), something I hold in very high regard.

    Donna Mills
    Neal’s Yard Remedies Holistic Health, Beauty and Aromatherapy Consultan
    NYR Organic-US

    • Thanks Donna, We’ve been very pleased with ours. I’m sure you will be too. :)

  • Joanna

    I’m looking to purchase the shower filter recommended in your post above.
    Is this the one you’re using?
    How long does it last? How often do I change the filter?
    Is it really effective?
    I’ve been using a different company for the past few years, however, I would like to try something different.
    Thank you.

  • Yausen

    Has anyone tried the Ninja blender? I saw a commercial comparing the Vitamix and the Ninja blender. They say the Ninja is 1/3 the price and the same horsepower and more blades. It seems like the Ninja is a better buy.

  • Just purchased the Big Berkey — can’t wait to taste the crystal clear water!

  • Monika

    Hi. My friend diagnosed with CML 3 weeks ago. He lost a lot of weight. I would like to bring his appetite back to normal. I read about lime could help taking it in with water or slice them up. However when I went into more research on it I found completely opposite articles about it:’ lime is perfect for wait loss’. Well that I really do not want to happen. Could you please advise me on. Many thanks.

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