4 Secrets for a Healthy Xmas
The silly season will soon be in full swing
And you know what that means.
It's a time for being around those that you care about and love, for giving and for sharing.
It's also about celebrating with food - usually somewhat excessively which can cause unwanted:
- Poor digestion
- Weight gain
- Blemishes and eczema
- And worse...
I'm not here to rain on your festive season parade, but I just want to help you get through this period with your health and energy intact, so that you can hit the new year with a bang!
Believe it or not, the symptoms listed above are very common during the festive period because of the excessive burden so many folks place on their digestive systems during their multiple days of celebration.
It blows my mind that as a society we've become accustomed to stuffing ourselves with DEAD foods which contribute to toxic overwhelm in our bodies.
Again, I want you to celebrate this holiday season, but please just be aware of a few simple steps that can help you get through Christmas still feeling energised and nourished, rather than like you've been hit by a bus!
Here are my top 4 tips for a healthier Christmas:
1. Add more wholefoods
Particularly early in the day when your body is still in it's elimination and digestive cycle, support the process by drinking fresh juices, fruits and plant-based foods that are light on your system.
As the day goes on feel free to have a heavier meal, just try to add some plants (e.g. a raw green salad) during the same sitting. You'll find that you'll get fuller, quicker and are less likely to overeat, plus these higher water content wholefoods will aid digestion.
I also make a habit of having a little PULSE on hand over the festive season, which you can add to organic yogurt mid morning or just munch on whenever you feel like a wholesome, nourishing snack to keep you energised.
2. Help digestion with extra fibre
Now speaking of uncomfortable toilet trips, there is nothing like a lot of heavy, dead foods to clog up your tubes (as I like to call them).
You've probably heard me say before that your colon is either a river of life or a river of death, depending what you choose to float down the river.
And even though the festive season is only a short period, if you're going to celebrate with excess food and drink, there are things you can do to ensure that you're staying regular and avoiding feeling weighed down.
That's way we handcraft "Get Things Moving", it's a wonderful blend of plant-based fibre that's there when you need it.
This amazing little mix contains psyllium husks, flax seeds, chia seeds and flax seeds, and it's designed to kick your digestive system into gear on those days when you need it most.
So if you want to pig out over Christmas, you're going to appreciate having access to "Get Things Moving", because the concentration fiber will help release built-up toxins and blocked waste from your colon if you're feeling bloated or backed up.
3. Get plenty of water and sun
Pure, clean water and a daily dose of sunshine is literally mother natures medicine.
So if you do start to feel tired, fatigued or sluggish, make sure you hydrate and head outside to spend AT LEAST 15 minutes in the sun.
Make sure your water is pure, and if it is filtered make sure you remineralise by adding a sprinkle of salt and letting it sit in the sunshine for 10 minutes.
When it comes to sunshine, please do not apply chemical sunscreen - believe it or not, that stuff actually CAUSES cancer. Instead, just apply a little cold pressed, organic coconut oil and only spend as long as your skin tone can handle out in the sun...don't over do it, your skin will be nourished and you'll be fine.
Also, ditch the sunnies and let as much light into your eyes as possible because this helps stimulate the emotional molecules of happiness and joy.
4. Move your body
To help your body stay flexible and strong and to kick-start the digestive process, it's important to move your body, whether you walk for 45 minutes, or play a game of cricket in the back yard with your kids.
Whatever it is, your body needs movement to kick all the important processes into gear.
In addition to this, if you can manage to work up a sweat you will be detoxifying at an even higher rate and getting rid some of the nasties you might have picked up along the way from that Christmas pie!
And there you have it...
Please just be conscious of how much you over load your body during these next few weeks, because bloating and fatigue not only send your body into chaos, these symptoms also wreak havoc with your emotions - and who wants to head into the New Year with the blues!?