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Editor’s Picks: Tools to Improve Your Health

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Editor's Picks: Tools to Improve Your Health

The management of diabetes comes with a toolbox of sorts: lancets and lancing devices, test strips, blood glucose meters and continuous monitoring devices, pill bottles and insulin vials, insulin pumps, and more. But beyond the more obvious accoutrement, there are a variety of products that can help you improve your health in a number of ways, from upgrading your sleep to ensuring you stay hydrated to keeping snack time wholesome and beyond. Interested in learning more? This roundup can provide some inspiration.

The Republic of Tea People’s Green Tea

Colder days and nights are here, and what better way to warm up than with a nice cup of tea? Green tea, in particular, is thought to be especially healthy, as it contains compounds called catechins and epicatechins, believed to help with halting inflammation and reducing plaque buildup in arteries. Green tea may also lower LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease. The Republic of Tea People’s Green Tea has a delicate, refreshing flavor. 

Read the full review of The Republic of Tea People’s Green Tea here.

RESTCLOUD Cervical Traction Pillow

With so many of us spending our days (and nights) hunched over a computer, tablet, or smartphone, it’s no wonder we’re plagued with stiff necks and sore, achy shoulders. What if you could get relief from that stiffness and soreness in just 10 minutes? Now you can! RESTCLOUD’s cervical traction pillow can soothe your neck and shoulder pain — and even your headache — within a matter of minutes. 

Read the full review of RESTCLOUD Cervical Traction Pillow here.

STABILicers Winter Traction Cleats

The thought of slipping and sliding on icy roadways and sidewalks can quickly derail any plans of going out for your daily walk or running errands. But never fear, STABILicers are here! STABILicers are cleats that easily fit over shoes or boots to give you traction and security when you’re out in icy or snowy weather, reducing the risk of falls. 

Read the full review of STABILicers Winter Traction Cleats here.

Dr. PAWPAW Multipurpose Soothing Balm

If your skin, hands, lips, or hair are looking and feeling parched, it’s time for some moisturizing relief. But forget about a drawer full of products that take up space and cost a lot of money. Switch to a multipurpose balm that can do it all. Dr. PAWPAW Multipurpose Soothing Balm is not just any balm.

Read the full review of Dr. PAWPAW Multipurpose Soothing Balm here.

Figrol Portable Mini Humidifier

Cold winter weather often means dry, cracked skin; dry or burning eyes; congestion — even a higher risk of colds and the flu. You might have a humidifier in your bedroom for sleeping, but what about during the day when you’re working or driving in your car? Answer: The FIGROL portable, cool mist mini humidifier. 

Read the full review of Figrol Portable Mini Humidifier here.

Bob’s Red Mill Almond Protein Powder

Feeling like you need some more protein in your life? One way to boost your protein intake is to try a protein powder. But with so many protein powders to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you? A trusted source is Bob’s Red Mill. The latest addition to the family is Bob’s Red Mill Almond Protein Powder. 

Read the full review of Bob’s Red Mill Almond Protein Powder here.

Mellanni Microfiber Sheet Set

Having the right bedding is a key ingredient for a sound sleep (and we all know that getting quality sleep is a big factor when it comes to health). But when it comes to sheets, prices for cotton, sateen, or temperature-regulating versions can run you in the hundreds of dollars. Should buying quality sheets mean taking out a second mortgage? No, not if you buy Mellanni microfiber sheets. 

Read the full review of the Mellanni Microfiber Sheet Set here.

Moliy Wooden Spurtles

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your favorite cook (maybe yourself?), consider a spurtle. What is a spurtle, you ask? A spurtle is a wooden tool that originated in Scotland. The newer, American version is a cross between a wooden spoon and a spatula, and it’s a must-have for every kitchen. The Moliy four-piece wooden spurtle set is made from 100% beechwood, and is free of paint, stain, or varnish. 

Read the full review of Moliy Wooden Spurtles here.

Arm & Hammer Simply Saline Nasal Mist

If your nose is dry, irritated, or congested, it’s time to give it some much-needed TLC with Arm & Hammer’s Simply Saline Nasal Mist. This easy-to-use, drug-free saline spray provides instant relief by flushing out dust and other irritants from nasal passages and clearing up congestion. 

Read the full review of Arm & Hammer Simply Saline Nasal Mist here.

Foot Health Cold/Hot Therapy Socks

Sometimes having cold feet is a good thing! If your feet are aching or sore from neuropathy, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, sprains, or just from being on your feet all day, give Foot Health Cold/Hot Therapy Socks a try. These comfy unisex socks do more than just feel good on your feet. 

Read the full review of Foot Health Cold/Hot Therapy Socks here.

 
Think JerkyThink Jerky

If you thought jerky was just some packaged salty snack sold at gas stations and convenience stores, you haven’t given Think Jerky a try! Think Jerky is a gourmet snack crafted by a combination of Food Network hosts, Michelin star winners, and even James Beard Award winners. 
Read the full review of Think Jerky here.

 

Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal

Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal

If life as you know it has gotten you down, a great way to help you think more positively, beat stress, and enjoy a sense of well-being is to keep a journal. But before you think, “Journaling isn’t for me,” take a look at Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal. 

Read the full review of Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal here.

Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

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A Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Good Measures, LLC, where she is a CDE manager for a virtual diabetes program. Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition & Meal Planning, a co-author of 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet, and has written for  publications including Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes Spectrum, Clinical Diabetes, the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation’s newsletter, DiabeticConnect.com, and CDiabetes.com

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