The Non-Bullshit Christmas List

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The Non-Bullshit Christmas List

 

Bullshit (also bullcrap) is a common English expletive which may be shortened to the euphemism bull or the initialism BS. It is a slang profanity term meaning “nonsense“, especially in a rebuking response to communication or actions viewed as deceiving, misleading, disingenuous, or false.

I personally refer to poor choices in food and lifestyle to my clients as bullshit.

Another area bullshit comes up for me is when I’m trying to do holiday shopping. I always find myself utterly exhausted by the end of a few hours seeing bullshit gift after bullshit gift in the mall. In addition, the florescent lighting feels like it sucking the divine  life-force fro my eye sockets having his live force sucked out.

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When I shop I generally see three things: high cost, low quality and poor construction. It’s rare while browsing through a store do I see something that really sparks my interest. There is nothing worse than a bad gift.

  • It depletes the planets pool of natural resources.
  • It will probably sit in a box unused for the remainder of it’s life.
  • It is a waste in every sense of the word.

With all the problems in this country and people in need the last thing you want to do is throw your wallet at some piece of crap no one needs, wants, or uses.

Terrible.

More on gift giving guidelines, let’s work this out together…

My focus for the holidays is as follows: family, homecomings, growing older, health, snow covered trees and festive cheer and chicken wings. It’s easy to get caught up on  the extreme amount of money we spend on tokens of affection.  I  started writing this article for the holidays….but maybe I should wait to publish until the dreaded christmas debt weighs on your soul. 

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  • Can you feel the weight and length of your Christmas credit card totals?
  • Is it heavy?
  • Does it make your pants sag?

When I think back on any  holiday memory I can say without pause, there was no lasting joy gained by a single present I received. What I do remember are the moments with my family. The smell of my grandmothers kitchen overflowing with an abundance of hearty food. Playing endless hours of pool in the basement with my cousins and of course cut throat ping pong!  I remember my brother and sister squished against me, side by side,  in the back seat of our dodge crew cab singing grandma got run over by a reindeer, mom and dad navigating the snowy roads in the front. So do I think we should give gifts? If one is so inclined, I say go for it! I do! Whatever makes you happy! That being said, in this changing world I do think the focus could be shifted to a purchasing platform focused on functionality, the health of the planet and of course the greater good of the receiver.

My Plan

Here are 5 items that will benefit your loved one in ways that will grow their energy, health, and vitality. Unlike an ugly sweater made in a sweat shop or that over-priced rapidly outdated electronic device…these gifts will never wain in value.

What do you value you most? For me it’s The time spent with family in good health. For me this is profound. There is nothing better. Why not give a gift that supports your truth. The added bonus? These following gifts will increase cognitive function and  a heightened level of awareness.

I give you: The Non-Bullshit Gift List

Everything Listed Below is under 30$

 

1.The squatty Potty: A moderately priced assistant to making the perfect poop. There is not much more I can say, besides the fact that healthy bowel movements are in direct correlation with vitality. This subtle designer poop stool sits under your favorite dumping spot and slides out for the act in times of need. In short it perfectly aligns the rectum for smooth exit of the desired waste products. 35 deg. Is the ideal angle for pooping as opposed to the standard 90 deg. Seated position used by most Americans. The healthiest and age old tradition of squatting to do number two is alive and well in the western world with this perfect holiday gift.

  •  Dr. recommended
  • The reduction of straining will help to heal and prevent Hemorrhoids
  • Speed up the elimination process therefore reducing the risk of toxic build up
  • Discretely tuck under your toilet bowl when not in use
  • Full refund offered if not happy with the results

Cost: 20-30$

It will last more than a lifetime. 

Buy it

2.The LifeStraw: I have to say this one is just freaking cool. For the survivor in all of us, this simple straw allows for direct water consumption from streams and natural bodies of water….without being contaminated with parasites, chemicals or bacteria. For the family member who is into hiking the outdoors and still bares the primal streak of survival. For the frequent traveler dipping into foreign water supply. This one is awesome. Don’t get me wrong, anyone would benefit from this little lifesaver traveling outside our U.S. borders and not longing to return with the liquid poops from hell.

Here are the details:

Award-winning LifeStraw has been used by millions around the globe since 2005
Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria  and surpasses EPA standards for water filters
Removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites  and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns
Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals
Comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergencies

Approximate Cost: Under 20$

Buy it

3.Blue blocking Lenses – Solar Shield

Do you have that person in your life who is a troubled sleeper. One simple change that will assist their zzzzzz’s and counting sheep is a boost in melatonin production.  And the easiest way to do this is allow the body be exposed to natural light at the correct times of day. See where I’m going with this? One thing that shuts down melatonin production is exposure to blue light. The short list is your phone, your computer, and your big 40” flat screen television all produce similar light to the sun throughout prime hours of the day. Blue light wakes you up, creates an alertness, and hence is bad for night time sleeping habits.

These blue blocking shades do the trick, block the bad light, and actually create a feeling of calm. I have them. They work. they are sexy. You’ll look like Bono….but be well rested and more effective in the day. Check your ego and grab them for yourself or a stocking stuffer.

Cost:12$-20$

Buy it

Interested in reading more on the science behind this?

http://chriskresser.com/how-artificial-light-is-wrecking-your-sleep-and-what-to-do-about-it

 4.Vitamineral Greens:  What is the main factor in natural healing of the worlds most sever chronic conditions? Vegetable consumption. Antioxidants. Dr. Terry Wahls who “reversed” a wheel chair bound  diagnosis  of M.S. and now rides her bike “MILES” to work…….consumes 9 servings of greens and dark leafy veggie and color fruit. This is what I try and coach my clients towards and it’s what I do. That being said, it’s not always possible with relation to time, $Money$, or convenience. So bring forth our next super gift….(drum roll)…..The ultimate superfood  and one of my favorite products. Vitamineral Grasses. Here’s the skinny:

100% Naturally Occurring Whole Food Nutrients.

Greener Grasses™ is an incredible combination of green grasses. It provides healthy alkaline elements and a large amount of 100% whole food nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace minerals including those that are naturally colloidal and better, chlorophyll, fiber, phytonutrients, and more.) It contains 5 different forms of 100% pesticide free grown grasses: Whole leaf : Wheat Grass, Barley Grass Pure Juices : Alfalfa Leaf, Dandelion Leaf, Barley Grass, Oat Grass These grasses have incredible nutrient profiles due to the unique, nutrient-dense soil, multiple growing locations and harvesting just before the “jointing stage” of the grasses. Greener Grasses™ actually tastes good! It is not “too sweet” like fresh grass juice due to harvesting the mature, rather than immature, grasses. It actually has a pleasant “Malty” flavor that really adds nice flavor to carrot-based juices and even citrus juices.  Bio-available and non-toxic vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, chlorophyll, phytochemicals, and more!

Bonus: Vitamineral Green is Actual Food.

Buy it

The green supplement will take your favorite uncle or grandparent who just needs the gentle shove into next level nutrition they need. This will help any human to excel in the greens department. Once the wave of additional energy and glow is present, the door is open.  Other Healthy choices will follow. “Getting the needle pointed in the right direction is the hardest part”and this is a great way to start.

 

5. The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine

Alright, I can’t mention one of the most inspiring influential people in my reading right now and not give them a slot on my Christmas wish list.The title pretty much sums up what is going on here.

Dr. Terry Wahls beat M.S. She used food and basic medical diagnostic testing. It’s beyond uplifting. The story of someone overcoming incredible odds and getting back into the drivers seat in life. I can’t imagine why I related to this one?  She used food as her main disease weapon! If you are looking for a good inspirational read or  a way to incorporate some next level eating tweaks into your life, this book is perfect. Its also a great introduction to the world of functional medicine. This book is informative and a great tool for learning.**drops mic**

Cost: Under 20$

Kindle: $ 11.99

Buy It

 

It’s time for your surprise free gift! You have been such a good little reader and I sincerely wanted you to part with something amazing and free!

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun.

f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. As time ticks by you will slowly notice the light from your laptop or desktop becoming  softer and softer. Not yet available on phone. :-(

f.lux  makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look sexier in night time hours. Either way i have used it for over a year and I love it. Here is the link for you today to grab this for free. Cheers.

Download F.LUX for your free blue blocking computer filter

 

Enjoy and happy gift giving. I’m so happy you could drop by and share in my thoughts on holidays shopping. Please have a wonderful time with family, friends, and coworkers. Keep in mind you really don’t have to buy anyone shit. It’s more likely cooking a friend a meal or taking a walk and doing some  bonding would be just as good as anything you could purchase. I know you know this. :-)

Until next time….Freddie-Set-Go.

 

 

 

 

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