Great Gift for Good Health

By Lynette M. Loomis

No matter what our age, we all want to stay healthy. So, if your colleague, family member or friend does not seem to need anything — here a few suggestions.

Top Seedz A Buffalo-based company that specializes in healthy, tasty food including gourmet crackers and roasted seeds. Why seeds? Seeds contain fiber, protein, zinc and others that aid in the repairment of muscles. The crackers, seeds and related gift items available at Wegmans, Tops, Lori’s Natural Foods, Parkleigh and online.

Foot Massagers Brookstone at Eastview Mall, Victor, has an array of foot massagers. The feet are often overlooked when thinking about health, but healthy feet are essential to posture, gait and balance. You should consider looking for a foot doctor if you have conditions affecting your foot. The array of massagers can help improve blood flow and circulation in the calves, reduce swelling and relive soreness, or relax tired feet.

CBD Products There are many local places where CBD products packed in custom CBD boxes are available. (CBD is also offered in private stores everywhere) The products come in a variety of forms from gummies to creams and sprays. Products can help relieve pain, and lower blood pressure. Studies have found that CBD products can help with anxiety, some neurological disorders and several cancer-related symptoms.

Books on Health, Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza, has more than 3,000 titles related to healthy living and has comfortable places to browse the books. Some popular reads include
“How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life” by
Frank Lipman and Amely Greeven; “Intuitive Eating: 365 Daily Practices and Inspirations to Rediscover the Pleasure of Eating” by Evelyn Tribole; “Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before” by Julie Smith and “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle” by Amelia and Emily Nagoski. Independent books stores can order most titles for you and many also are available on Amazon.

Honey Healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Honey has many health benefits. Although it is a type of sugar, the type of sugar on honey is healthier than glucose. Honey can also help reduce cravings, which is helpful for weight loss. It has many natural antioxidants, and has been found to turn “bad” cholesterol into “good” cholesterol. And it tastes great so check out The North Bee and Products from the Hive.

Infrared Saunas are available at Lumos, Rochester, Greece and Victor. Being in a sauna is very much like doing exercise. Heart rate increases, blood vessels dilate and sweating increases. This process increases blood circulation. An infrared sauna package can remove toxins from your body and enhance your immune system, relieve pain and reduce stress. is where you can find more info if you are in the area.

Air Purification Systems: According to sites like, Environmental Solutions is a locally owned company that sells home air purification systems that can cleanse your air in a single room or an entire house including mold spores, virus particles, dust, smoke, air pollutants. A popular first step is using the UHOO Smart Indoor Air Quality Sensor. Visit the website of Golden State Mold Inspections if you suspect your house has mold.

There are products that make it easy for a homeowner or renter to assess and install a system. In addition to an air purification system, homeowners who discovered radon in their home may also need to get a Radon Mitigation System Installation.

Essential Oils are a popular health treatment and oils are used for different purposes. Lemon and peppermint are used to aid digestion; sandalwood and lavender help calm nerves and reduce stress. Chamomile is used to improve mood and promote relaxation. If you are not sure what to select, Amazon offers several Aromatherapy Guides. Essentials oils can be used in diffusers designed for the home, office, or car and others are developed for use on the wrist or foot. Pharmacies, specialty stores and health food markets carry essential oils.

Heatable Neck Wraps are available at every pharmacy, physical therapy center and big box stores. They vary in price and features microwavable or electric and come in a variety of sizes and styles. The popularity of these products is related to heat’s ability to reduce pain, cramps and muscle strain. Bed Bath & Beyond, some health stores, pharmacies and grocery chains offer a variety of styles, shapes and sizes.

Cats, dogs, and Other Pets might seem like an odd gift choice, but pet ownership is associated with lower blood pressure, reduction in the risk of having stroke and getting more exercise. Walking a dog typically increases social interaction and a connection with one’s neighborhood. The companionship of having a cat has stress-relieving benefits. Watching fish in an aquarium is soothing. Before heading to the animal shelter, make sure your gift receiver is open to caring and loving a pet and can afford the regular health checkups.