Health January 2015

The latest healthcare options for your clan's well-being.

Samantha Chan

Keep your immune system strong and sugar levels healthy with Orgain's Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shakes. The shakes boast 23 vitamins and minerals, as well as a blend of 10 organic fruits and vegetables. www.orgain.com

If your life is touched by mental illness, read Wendy Parmley's Hope After Suicide: One Woman's Journey from Darkness to Light (Cedar Fort, Inc.). The tome attempts to reduce the stigma of illness and suicide, making it easier for patients and loved ones to ask for and give help. www.amazon.com

Enjoy a tasty burger year round with healthy burger company Cluck 'N Moo. With a variety of flavors, the company's half-chicken, half-beef burgers are full of flavor and juiciness. www.clucknmoo.net

Take care of your mouth with the Supersmile Gift Set, a whitening system that brings together Supersmile's best-selling Professional Whitening System with the Advanced Sonic Pulse Toothbrush. Strengthen teeth, kill germs, and whiten without harsh abrasives. www.supersmile.com

Rooibee Red Tea Company's drinks include antioxidants that help fight against heart disease and cholesterol, aid with digestions, and are naturally caffeine free. www.rooibeeredtea.com

One way to stay healthy is with easy-to-make, nutrient-rich smoothies! Black and Decker's FusionBlade offerings include three technologically advanced blenders that are durable, dishwasher safe, and convenient for quickly whipping up treats. www.blackanddecker.com

The most cost-efficient way to heat a home has many families using a wood stove. Curb wood-burning and other household pollution with AirFree, a new purifier that sterilizes the air while safely and effectively eliminating dangerous dust particles. www.airfree.com

Combat the problems created by sitting in a traditional office chair every day with the Classic Balance Ball Chair from Gaiam. The colorful addition to your office provides ergonomic support for your spine and keeps your core activated. www.gaiam.com

When you're heading to the gym, stay hydrated with the nutrient- and electrolyte-rich Coco Joy. Made from 100-percent pure green coconuts and excluding added sugar, Coco Joy's the perfect addition to your gym bag. www.cocojoy.com

Runners everywhere love RockMyRun, an awesome app that provides music mixes for any routine to help you to keep going. The app allows your device to monitor your movement and adjust the tempo of the music so that it stays in tune with your routine. www.rockmyrun.com

This column appeared in the January 2015 issue.