Health July 2013

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

Kristan Morley

Around the World

Have you been looking for a healthy and exciting way to expand your family’s dinner menu? Destination Dinners offers you exotic dinner kits. Each kit includes all the spices and sauces you need from around the world and a shopping list to take to your local market for fresh items. Don’t worry about allergies because the chef for the night selects exactly what goes into each meal. Not only will your family get to try new types of food, but also your children will get to learn about fascinating places while eating healthy. Take your family around the world tonight and visit www.destinationdinners.com for more information.

Eco-Performance

Jump start your eco-friendly, healthy living with a brand of products devoted to exercise and wellness called Gaiam. The Breathe Racerback tank-top is an eco-performance blend of recycled polyester and spandex. It includes a built-in bra and mesh back. Purchase in black, bright rose, bright violet, and harbor blue at www.gaiam.com.

Barefoot Summer

Vibram FiveFingers is launching a new line of shoes for children this month. These new lines offer all the joys of being barefoot but with added protection while running around outside. The Youth Speed and EL-X LS are unisex, while the Youth Alitza are for young women. Available in many colors, the kicks may be found at www.vibramfivefingers.com.

Beat Caffeine

Do you start and end your day with coffee? Overcome caffeine cravings with a new app called DTOX. This groundbreaking app monitors cravings, tracks the number of days a person has gone without coffee, and offers visual proof of one’s achievements. DTOX is available for Apple and Android devices. To download it, go to www.dtoxapp.com.

Ten Minutes Flat

Finding time to exercise with a new baby at home is not easy, but with The Dia Method’s 10 Minutes Flat Postnatal, nine-DVD, workout system it just got easier. This revolutionary system helps new mothers get their bodies back in a safe and effective way. There is no need to make time for the gym because this system helps you feel like you have a personal trainer at home. Take ten minutes for yourself during naps or before your baby wakes up and purchase this program at www.thediamethod.com.

Nut-Free

Peanut allergies are common in many families and in schools today, which is why The Sneaky Chef Foods has created a healthy alternative to peanut butter called No-Nut-Butter. It is made with golden peas and is an 100-percent peanut- and tree nut-free spread. You may be easily fooled by the look and taste, but it is also sans soy and gluten. Substitute No-Nut-Butter in any recipe and learn more www.thesneakychef.com.

Portion Control

Healthy eating involves portion control. Precise Portions has a line of tableware perfect for those who are dieting and trying to eat right. Each plate and bowl helps size your favorite food to the right portion for consumption. All tableware is dishwasher safe and microwaveable. There are also cups, travel sets, and disposable sets that are 100-percent compostable. Control your nutrition and check out www.preciseportions.com for more information.

Add Whole Grains

Freekeh Foods gets you the whole grains missing from your meals. Featured in flavors like Original, Rosemary Sage, and Tamari, all-natural Freekeh Foods are packed with B vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. They help kids maintain their health, as well as build muscles and important cognitive skills. Check out www.freekeh-foods.com to locate a store with Freekeh Foods and see recipes.

Stress Relief

There is a new, all-natural way to help release built-up tension right from the comfort of your own home. Aculief is a small clip that applies acupressure to the LI4 on your hand between your thumb and forefinger. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this pressure point has been known for centuries to relieve the rough results of stress, fatigue, and sickness. The clip comes in a universal design to fit men and women. Restore your body’s natural flow of energy while laying in bed, making dinner, or watching television. Check out www.aculief.com to learn more.

Nutritional Snack

If you are worried you’ll never find a way to let your children eat what they want while gaining nutrients and vitamins, there is no longer need to worry. ZonePerfect has a new line of nutrition bars called Kidz ZonePerfect that are great for school lunches or snacks. The three available flavors, Caramel Crunch, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Yellow Cupcake, have 23 vitamins and minerals, five grams of protein, and three grams of fiber in each bar. To read about all of the nutritional facts, get a coupon, and see where to purchase Kidz ZonePerfect visit www.zoneperfect.com/products/kidz-zoneperfect.

This column appeared in the July 2013 issue.