GUIDE TO HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING

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The Honest Company – This company prides itself on what it doesn’t sell, namely the potentially toxic chemicals that are commonplace in most products. They offer a wide range of products from beauty products to diapers to household cleaners. And it was also founded by the talented actress, Jessica Alba.

Dr Bronner’s Peppermint Soap – This versatile soap is great for washing your hands, dishes or even your hair and body.

Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry Detergent Free and Clear – A natural soap for doing laundry without any harmful dyes or fragrances. This is also available in Blue Eucalyptus and Lavender scent.

Genuine Joe Anti-Fatigue Mat, Beveled Edge, 2 by 3-Feet, Black – If you’re spending five hours per week in the kitchen (and you should be!) this mat will help that time pass with less discomfort.

Mini Storage Containers – These little containers are great for storing your razor blades with desiccant or spices.

Silica Gel Desiccants Packets – Great for keeping your expensive razors dry. You can just reuse the ones you get in other packaging or supplements.

Thera Cane Massager – For the itch you can’t scratch, but now you can!

Surgical Steel Type 2 Diabetic Medical Alert Bracelet – This could be a life saver if you’re unable to communicate your medical needs in an emergency.

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Contoured Sleep Mask – Good sleep is very important for diabetics to get. This mask helps ensure darkness or just helps for sleeping while travelling.

Memory Foam Pillow – Improve your sleep and reduce your neck problems with a pillow that uses NASA cushioning technology.

Blackout Window Curtains – Prevent sunlight from disturbing your sleep. These are even more important for those folks who do shift work.

Mirror 12X Magnification – This mirror is not listed here by error. Placing a mirror, at eye sight, on your fridge has been shown in studies to cut impulse cravings. It’s a way to control your subconscious.

Dr. Tung’s Tongue Cleaner – The proper tool for cleaning your tongue. The gentle stainless steel helps to remove bacteria, improve your taste buds and cut bad breath. It cleans easily and one should last you a lifetime.

Diabetic Socks, Black – These looser socks are designed for those suffering from neuropathy problems. The extra padding at the bottom helps care for the foot and aids circulation. Also consider these diabetic socks in white.

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ELECTRONICS

HDTV Digital Indoor Antenna – If you disconnect your cable, this affordable antenna will allow you to get the free local channels in HD quality.

Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser – This affordable device can be used with lavender essential oil to produce a calming effect or with peppermint essential oil to suppress your appetite.

Sonicare Electric Toothbrush – The toothbrush from the future. This thing works wonders.

Sonicare Electric Flosser – For those who have a hard time flossing or just flat-out dislike the conventional means of flossing.

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale – This scale makes it easy to track your weight by securely syncing to fitbit’s website. And what gets measured, gets managed! If you’re trying to lose weight, start by weighing yourself everyday. Weight limit is 350lbs.

Digital Precision Scale with 440 lb Weight Capacity – Another smart scale with a higher weight capacity.

Philips Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock – This is one of the smartest designed alarm clocks sold in the world today. Instead of that horrible blaring of conventional alarms, this one gradually brightens the room with light to simulate your own personal sunrise. At the end of those 30 minutes, a gentle sounding alarm goes on.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Lamp – Technically you do not need to be diagnosed with SAD to reap the benefits of this handy little device. It’s most effective in the winter time when our natural exposure to sun is at the lowest. Typical dosage is 30 min per day in the morning hours. It’s also quite effective for resetting your internal clock from jet-lag or from working the night-shift.

LED Light Bulbs, 6 Pack – The future of the light bulb is through light emitting diodes (LED). These last longer, reduce landfill waste and use substantially less energy over time. LED bulbs cost a bit more than incandescent but you will earn that money back over time. Philips Dimmable 10.5W (=60W) Soft WhitePhilips 10.5W (=60W) Bright White

Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off – Winter can also lead to quite dry internal climes in our homes. Dry air can adversely affect coughs and other respiratory ailments. This device can also be used with eucalyptus essential oil or lavender essential oil for a relaxing scent.

Luxe Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment – After a trip to Bali I became a big fan of the efficient tidiness of a bidet. This is helpful for young children and those with mobility concerns (and everyone in between). The kit tees into your existing water line for your toilet in just a few minutes.

Laptop Lap Desk – This is ideal for those who spend hours with a hot laptop on yourself. Using this will keep you and your laptop cooler.

Battery Tester – The easiest way to save money by prematurely tossing batteries in the trash.

Rechargeable Batteries AAA – These batteries will save over the long run and greatly lower the amount of toxic waste that comes from conventional batteries. These also are sold as AA’s with the charger.

Bluetooth Headset – A must own for any smart phone user. Using a headset means that your head will incur less cellular radiation over your lifetime. The signal from your phone might be invisible but it is quite strong – think about how far it needs to transmit to connect to a cell tower that is usually far away enough to not be seen.

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FRANK FALAT

I am the resident Diabetic Lifestyle Advocate at Five Hour Diabetic. Here I debunk conventional thinking about nutrition and exercise. My purpose is to enable diabetics to take back control of their health. And make simple recipes that honestly don’t suck.

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