Rebel Health Tribe (RHT) was founded in late 2014 after co-founders Michael Roesslein and Joe Rignola met in an online forum for Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners (FDN-P), an intensive training program they’d recently completed.
It’s that time of year again… albeit a little bit different this time around! Holiday shopping has considerably shifted towards online shopping over the last decade, but now we’re likely to be buying all our gifts (for others and ourselves!) via the web.If you’ve got some health-conscious friends, family, or co-workers to shop for – this guide will help make your shopping quick, easy, and completely painless! We’ve put together our favorite healthy holiday gift ideas into one spot – and even have some discounts for you on many of them!Holiday season (especially this one) can be the most stressful time of year, so we’ve got several recommendations that can help calm the nervous system. Also, we tend to put a little more potentially toxic wear and tear on our bodies during the holiday season. Therefore, we’ve gathered several product options to reduce your toxic exposures on every level! Staying on top of cooking and shopping can become even more difficult this time of year, so you’ll find a few ideas to make that much easier (without losing the quality or delicious flavors!).Finally, we’ve put together a list of our “game changers”… for those who are the most serious about their health. The technologies and products that have made the absolute biggest impact in our own lives!First things first, let’s get started with stress.
Give the Gift of Stress Reduction, Mindfulness, or Heart-Mind Coherence
The HeartMath® system empowers people to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices. This enables people to break through to greater levels of personal balance, creativity, insight, and health. Over 300 peer-reviewed or independent studies utilizing HeartMath® techniques or technologies to achieve beneficial outcomes have been published over the last 3 decades.
The pioneers in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) research and training, Heartmath® has several different handheld (or ear clip) devices which pair with an app to help you learn to maintain a high level of heart-mind coherence in your everyday life. HRV is one of the most important biomarkers when it comes to overall wellness and all-cause mortality (death)!Click Here for a free Heartmath® Experience (eCourse) or click here to head over and start shopping right away! They’ve currently got a 25% off Sitewide holiday sale going on!
Note: The lead researcher at the Heartmath Institute, Rollin McCraty, PhD is a featured presenter in our upcoming Brain & Nervous System Masterclass. If you’d like to have your mind blown (and learn all about the research behind mind-body coherence for optimal health) – headover and reserve your seat at this free upcoming event!Next up in this category is BrainTap®, which uses a proprietary neuro-algorithm of light (optional) and sounds – proven to relax, reboot, and revitalize your brain and body. BrainTap® is an app (with optional headset) that is a powerfully effective tool designed to help achieve balanced brainwave states that enhance production of all the necessary neurotransmitters needed for optimal function of the body and mind. I started using it a short time ago, and have been very impressed with the results! Combining binaural beats. isochronic tones and spoken language utilizing principles of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), BrainTap® produces fast, powerful results for people looking to provide their mind and body with countless benefits!You can even try BrainTap® for FREE for 15-days before deciding whether it’s a good fit for you or someone in your life! CLICK HERE to start your free trial today!Note: The founder of BrainTap® is also a featured presenter at our upcoming Brain & Nervous System Masterclass, so if you want to get the full education on the power of sound, light, and frequency to positively impact brain states and the balance of our nervous system, I highly suggest you sign up to catch his presentation.One more option when it comes to stress reduction and nervous system balancing is Muse™, a brain sensing headband that improves your meditation practice. It can become your personal meditation assistant by providing EEG-based real-time neurofeedback – which allows you to take the guesswork out of your meditation practice!There is nothing that has a bigger impact on our ability to focus, handle stress, and navigate life in an easier way than a regular meditation practice. If you are interested in making 2021 the year you finally develop that practice, Muse™ might be your ticket to success! CLICK HERE to check out their offers!NOTE: Muse™ has been tested to be very low in EMF output. (I know this is something our audience is especially concerned with, as am I.)
Toxicity Comes in Many Forms – Our Favorite Ways to Reduce Them All
“Detox” is probably the most used catchphrase (and marketing slogan) in the entire online health & wellness industry. No, we’re not going to suggest our favorite green smoothies or miracle boxed “detox” kit (because those are gimmicks and even harmful for some people). What we are going to do is share some of our favorite non-toxic alternatives, and products/technologies that can help reduce our overall exposure to toxins – whether they be chemical, environmental, electrical (electrosmog), or light (yes, artificial light is “toxic” to health).Let’s start with beauty products – often the most egregious offenders when it comes to toxicity. There are literally thousands of questionable chemicals and other ingredients in commonly used skin and beauty products. If you’re looking for a couple lines who ditch the toxins without losing effectiveness or quality – we have these two suggestions for you:Beautycounter has a collective mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Their motto is “formulate, advocate, & educate” – which they follow in creating products that truly perform while holding themselves to unparalleled standards of safety. A full line of skin care, beauty, and makeup – including an entire line for men, Beautycounter offers affordable pricing, high quality, and ingredients you can pronounce!CLICK HERE to check out their Holiday Sale – 15% OFF Sitewide + Free Shipping over $50! (Ends 11/29)I met the founders of Annmarie Skincare (Kevin & Annmarie Gianni) a few years ago, and found them to be incredibly warm, heart-centered, and high-integrity people. That’s why it came as no surprise that their products are of the absolute highest quality and the company itself operates at the highest level of transparency and accountability. Of all the companies we’ve partnered with over the years, Annmarie Skincare is one of our absolute favorites across the board.CLICK HERE to take advantage of their amazing current offer: You’ll get a two-piece Sample Kit tailored to your skin type and our 21-day Skin Detox, plus a FREE Illuminating Pearl Mask sample to soothe, brighten, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Oh, and we’ll even include a $10 OFF coupon and free shipping*, plus a money-back guarantee.
This year we’ve experienced unprecedented wildfires in the United States, with many parts of the country experiencing longer periods of dangerous air quality. The only positive I can possibly think that may come out of this is the fact that many more people have now placed air purifiers in their homes.
If you or anyone you know lives in/near a city, airport, or industrial center, has painted in the last few years, has any new furniture (aside from organically-made non-toxic furniture which is very expensive) and/or any kind of pulmonary issues, chemical sensitivities, or impaired detoxification – we’d highly recommend jumping at this discount from AirDoctor. My wife and I have one in our bedroom and have also gotten several members of our families to place one in their homes due to the fires this year!
CLICK HEREto check out the incredible $300 OFF discount they’ve made to the RHT community!
Did you know that laundry detergent and conventional dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products we use in our day-to-day life, and that we absorb anything that touches our skin? Or that they often use toxic perfumes and fragrances? If there’s one thing to switch in your life, it may be your laundry and cleaning products.An excellent one-stop shop for laundry and other cleaning products is MyGreenFills. Not only are their products cleaner without losing effectiveness – you can also sign up for cheap, convenient refills to show up at your door every month, which helps reduce the amount of plastic and waste created.CLICK HERE to get 2 Free Hand Soaps & Save Over 50% Off on your MyGreenFills order.Let’s switch gears to a different type of toxic. Electrosmog, or EMFs put off by cell phones & towers, “smart” utility meters, routers, and other devices and appliances is an invisible presence with unknown and (very likely) unwanted health consequences. But what can be done, aside from moving to the woods in the middle of nowhere (which sounds lovely, but…)? If you have kids or someone in your life who you’d like to help out by lessening their exposure to potentially harmful EFMs – we have two companies for you to check out, each with a variety of offerings.First, AiresTech is a company that has spent millions in research and development to create patented, independently tested protection, built with nanotechnology. They make protection for singular devices (such as cell phones, computers, smart meters, routers, and smart TV’s), personal protection (put it in your wallet, purse, car, or wear it around your neck), and area protection for the home or office.We’ve personally got the Aires Shied Pro on our phones, and an Aires Defender Pro in our car (newer cars w/ computer systems and Bluetooth tech are rather high EMF) – and you can check these out HERE.Another well-tested and proven company when it comes to EMF protection is DefenderShield. They are known as the trusted expert in EMF shielding and education – and have been for quite some time. I personally have their Airtube earbuds (low/no-EMF earbud option), and they also have high-quality laptop and phone shields – along with many other products, and a wealth of education!CLICK HERE to browse their site, get your learn on, and find some protection options for the people in your life!Finally, let’s talk about a third and most-overlooked form of “toxin” or “pollution” in our lives. Artificial light! Did you know that exposure to artificial lighting and screens (particularly blue light) at night can destroy our production of melatonin, throw our natural circadian rhythm out of balance, negatively impact our sleep, and have a disastrous effect on our overall health?In fact, this was probably the single most-mentioned risk factor for neurological degeneration and diseases related to the brain & nervous system between all the presentations for our upcoming Brain & Nervous System Masterclass. At least six of the presenters specifically brought up the dangers of disrupted circadian rhythm regarding brain health and function.So what are some gift options for the people in your life who you’d like to have optimally functioning brains (or for yourself… because, well, your brain is also important!)?Glasses.Yes, blue-light blocking glasses can have a huge impact on the amount of disruption we experience from artificial lighting and screens. There are even daytime (for the office/workplace/sitting in front of screens all day) and nighttime (to cut out all blue light) options – both with their time and place for usage.Personally, we use TrueDark glasses in our home – which you can browse HERE.Another excellent brand is Swanwick Sleep, which you can check out HERE. Regardless of which option you go with – this can be one of the most impactful gifts you can give anyone who cares about their sleep, brain health, and overall well-being!PRO TIP: Download f.lux for your computer and the Twilight app for your (Android) phone. These can be game-changers for reducing blue light exposure and… they’re free!
Let’s Eat! Taking the stress out of holiday cooking (and eating) for the ones we love. (Including ourselves!)
We’ve got many options in this section, ranging from wine to high-quality organic meals pre-cooked and delivered straight to your door. As the goal here is to save you (and your loved ones) time, we’ll do our best to get them through all in a concise manner.First things first.Wine.If you’ve got a wine-lover in your life (we won’t tell anyone if it’s you…), Dry Farm Wines curates only the highest quality natural wines from small family farms – which all meet strict standards of purity. Unlike today’s commercialized and processed wines, this is real wine. Nothing added, nothing removed. Pure, artisanal, and delicious – with low natural sugar content (which equals less hangover). CLICK HERE and get an extra bottle of wine for a penny with your 1st subscription order. (Regular wine delivery – the gift that keeps on giving!)Do you have a chef in your life who likes to make homemade soups, stews, and sauces? Do you know about the health benefits of high-quality bone broth? If yes (to either or both), we suggest you check out Kettle & Fire. Their bone broth is made with all organic ingredients and bones from 100% grass-fed cows. Simmered for over 20 hours, Kettle & Fire makes bone broth convenient, delicious, and nutritious!Order today and use code RHT for savings of up to 20%!If you have a baker in your life who is gluten free and looking for replacements that actually taste good, we couldn’t be more impressed with Legit Bread Company. Their breads, bagels, pancakes, and other mixes are, well… LEGIT! My wife and I have tried two bread mixes and two bagel mixes – all excellent! I also personally know the founder of this company and vouch for her genuine desire to produce high-quality, clean, and delicious baking mixes for those who love to bake, but who’s bodies don’t always love the results of eating conventional baked goods!CLICK HERE to shop and use code FREESHIP for free shipping on orders over $75! Your favorite baker will be thanking you! (And you’ll be thanking us if you get to eat what they bake…)Know someone who likes to cook, but hates to shop – or wants to avoid going to stores given the current global health situation? Sun Basket is a solid option for delicious chef-crafted meals full of organic produce & delicious flavors. Recipes in a box, essentially – everything you need to make fast, healthy, and incredibly good-tasting meals arrives at your house once a week. You can customize your boxes based on dietary preferences, size of family, and # of meals desired.We’ve used this service on-and-off for the past few years, whenever we find ourselves especially busy. Meal planning made easy – put it on autopilot and eat well all week with Sunbasket! Great for individuals, couples, or families!Get $35 Off + 4 FREE Gifts with your first order from Sun Basket – CLICK HERE to check out all the options!Finally, for the ultimate in done-for-you meal delivery – we have two options.One, a little more economical, and the other of the absolute highest quality.First, Factor_ is a weekly subscription no-hype, no-hassle meal delivery servie for busy people who want to eat well and perform their best. With paleo, keto, and gluten-free meal plan options – there’s something for everyone, regardless of their specific dietary needs.Factor_ meals show up pre-cooked, refrigerated, and just need to be warmed up. Super simple and easy! Great idea for the college student or health-conscious elderly relative who wants to avoid the stores!CLICK HERE to shop and save $25 off the first week with code: FACTOR2020Another option for full service meal delivery is Paleo on the Go. They are an award-winning paleo and autoimmune protocol meal delivery service, providing AIP chef-prepared frozen paleo meals – shipped across the United States! Ingredients are all organic, grass-fed, and of the highest possible quality – and the meals are delicious.Another great option for those people in your life who don’t have a full kitchen (college), hate shopping (most everyone), or want to avoid stores due to health reasons… especially fantastic for those with autoimmune conditions or other specific dietary needs!Did I mention the meals are delicious?Use Code: RHTGOODEATS to save! SHOP NOW.
Game-Changers: Invest in the health of your favorite people. (The biggest needle-movers)
As you may or may not know, my wife and I have been through the ringer the last few years with serious, terrifying, painful autoimmune flare-ups. (She has AI conditions, I’m the frantic caretaker/health detective)We’ve tried a lot of different therapies, treatments, technologies, products, and services – and we’ve invested a vast majority of our income into our health. It has been a painful lesson along the whole “if you don’t have your health, nothing else matters” line of thinking.That said, we realized we’re extremely fortunate to be able to afford to spend money on our health, and to have these amazing technologies and products in our lives. As an “influencer” (I honestly can’t stand that word…), I do get discounts on many of these products/technologies…. Which makes them more affordable.I’ve also been able to leverage the size of the RHT community to get you discounts as well (on most of them) – so I hope that helps if you’ve got someone in your life who you’d like to really invest in this holiday season. Giving the gift of health is something that never gets old, goes bad, or becomes boring…I’ll start with my personal favorite first. Our infrared sauna from Radiant Health Saunas.We’ve had our sauna for 3 years, and I’d estimate I’ve used it at least 150 times in those 3 years. As someone with a very toxic background (smoking, drinking, unhealthy food, tattoos, mercury fillings/dental work, etc… etc…) – the enhanced detoxification benefits of an infrared sauna are an essential part of my own health optimization. Considering the role of toxins (chemical, metal, mold, etc…) in the development and flare-ups of autoimmune conditions – the sauna is also a key component of my wife’s ongoing health recovery program.When I was working as a producer on the Human Longevity Project film series, we did a deep dive into infrared sauna companies to find the absolute best option with the lowest EMF, lowest (none) VOC off-gassing, and highest quality materials. This led us to Radiant Health Saunas, a company centered in Vancouver, Canada – founded by my (now) friend, Randy Gomm.If you’d like to learn (much) more about infrared saunas, and “meet” Randy, watch this webinar I recorded with him where we learn about his own inspirational story, why he founded Radiant Health Saunas, and what to look for when choosing a sauna for yourself or someone you care about.You’ll also find their website & phone number there, along with a huge ($500!) discount for the RHT Community! CLICK HERE to go straight to their website. (Don’t forget to mention RHT if ordering, to claim your discount!)From far infrared (sauna) to near-infrared with red light photobiomodulation…Red Therapy Co. makes excellent, high-value, affordable red light/NIR devices for home use. Did you know that red light and near-infrared have been shown beneficial for the skin, collagen, mood, metabolism, eyes, exercise and injury recovery, hormone optimization, and inflammation reduction – among other benefits? A completely non-toxic anti-aging option that is much safer than many things people put themselves through to look (and feel) younger! If you know an athlete, anyone into looking (and feeling) younger, or anyone dealing with any sort of chronic inflammation, hormone imbalances, or depression – this might be the perfect gift!CLICK HERE to watch a webinar I recorded with Eric James, the founder of Red Therapy Co. and learn much more about this amazing technology!You can also save between $25-$45 on their RedRush360 (what we have) and RedRush720 (what we wish we had!) devices using the Code: RHT at their shop HERE.As far as the biggest overnight (literally) impact of anything we’ve added into the mix the last few years, that award would go to the grounding mat we have on our bed from Earthing.com.“Earthing” is a fast-growing movement based upon the discovery that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy is essential for vibrant health (go figure!). This can be done outdoors (obviously), or by using one (or more) of the various types of mats, blankets, and pads from Earthing.com. This was something we believe really helped Mira turn the corner in her latest flare, and it had an immediate noticeable positive impact on our quality of sleep (even for our dog, Nica!). Several doctor friends of mine have made this a required addition for their patients who live in cities, being always bombarded with WiFi and EMF, and who rarely ever get in contact with the ground.I’ve read hundreds of testimonials from people who claim better sleep, more energy, increased focus, less brain fog, reduced pain, and many other benefits from using this technology. Know anyone who’d like that?CLICK HERE to learn more (a TON of education available on their site) and check out their assortment of products.Finally, for those who are serious about their EMF mitigation efforts – is a device that can reliably mitigate the unwanted influences of EMF/5G radiation, geopathic stress, psychosomatic zones, and other electro-smog related issues. It can even “structure” water, for those who are familiar with that concept and/or the work of Dr. Gerald Pollack. (4th Phase of Water – book). I have my Somavedic sitting on my desk, right next to my giant monitor – and I always have my water sitting next to it. I did notice a slight shift in the overall energetic feel of our home after acquiring it – and it did coincide with an improvement in Mira’s most recent flare… but we were doing a ton for her, and I don’t want to make any crazy claims without knowing what was doing what, etc…That said, I have several friends and colleagues who experienced major shifts when introducing the Somavedic into their home or homes of their clients. If you know anyone who’s interested in energetics, electrosmog, and high-level tech around these things, Somavedic is a perfect gift for the home, office, dorm, or other workplace.You can learn more and shop HERE. Make sure to use the Code: RHT to save 10% on any purchase.Alright, that about wraps up our holiday shopping guide! (Get it? Wraps?!)We hope you’ve found this resource to be valuable, and that we were able to take a little bit of the load off your shoulders this holiday season. There are dozens of gift options here for your health-conscious friends, family, co-workers or… perhaps most importantly, for yourself! If you decide to try something out, please let us know – we’re always looking for feedback on health-related products and services, especially those we’re recommending!From our family to yours – we wish you a happy, healthy holiday season and new year. Thank you for your continued support – without our RHT community, nothing we do here would be possible!DISCLAIMER/TRANSPARENCY:Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we do earn a small commission on some purchases from some of these companies. If you’d like to check out a full list of our recommended products, services, and other offerings, click the “Wellness Vault” tab on our website. We do not base our recommendations on commission payments – but on the quality and value offered. There are many competitors to these products which have far more lucrative affiliate programs, but inferior products (in our opinion)… so you won’t see them listed or recommended by RHT.