Top Ten Holiday Survival Tips
We hope you are enjoying the season and taking good care of yourself. Below are some holiday survival tips to adopt this season.
First, be aware of the temptation to overeat. If you find yourself bloated and stuffed try a cup of hot water with the juice of ½ of a lemon before bed and upon awakening. This alkalizes the body and helps with inflammation.
Second, don’t skip your exercise during the holidays. Exercise increases the metabolism and assists digestion, hormone balance and mood while burning off those extra calories.
Third, Choose more alkalizing foods such as vegetables and whole grains. The white flour, sugar and fatty fast foods cause acidity in the body which can lead to colds and inflammation. Acidity in the system impacts immunity, digestion, bone strength, hormones and joints.
Fourth, when traveling, take your main supplements along – minerals, omega 3 oils, Vitamin C and probiotics. Peppermint tea helps digestion. I take along digestive enzymes, Extra Vitamin C, tea bags and protein powder as well. Start your morning with a protein drink which helps boost energy and will tide you over until you can have breakfast or lunch. I make myself an extra shake in the late afternoon. 3:00 PM is the time when our adrenals ( stress glands) need help.
Fifth, take time to de-stress by taking a hot detox bath in Dead Sea salts with a few drops of Lavender essential oil before bed.
Sixth, choose to accept a certain number of invitations and not stress yourself by going to every event. Do what feels right for you and your family. When we follow our intuition and gut feelings, things usually work out for the best.
Seventh, be grateful. Living in a state of gratitude actually changes the DNA! Our feelings impact everything…researchers have found that our DNA changes and elongates when we experience feelings of gratitude, love, joy and appreciation. Conversely, it tightens and becomes shorter when feelings of frustration, fear, anger and stress are present. So, remember your mind gems, deep breathing, yoga practice, and meditation – whatever works for YOU. Of course the Biofeedback is magical when it comes to rebalancing the stressors in the body. Make an appointment and experience relaxation.
Eighth, on the eight day of Christmas my true love gave to me… eight maids a milking. For some reason, that just came out… so I will go with it. Organic raw milk products and raw milk cheese include some healthy enzymes that are not present in pasteurized products. If you are going to eat dairy make it raw and organic. Try goat cheese.
Ninth, be good to yourself and get enough rest. Get to bed early a few nights. We tend to keep different hours over the holidays and this disturbs our bio-rhythms. Pay attention to your body’s individual needs- you will be glad you did!
Tenth, laugh a lot. Laughing burns calories and boosts the immune system.
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God Bless, Louise