The Holidays are upon us. From now until the end of the year we will be surrounded by an endless stream of sweets, alcohol, social events and stuffing ourselves to the max. The weather is getting colder. The days are getting shorter. We become less physically active, over spend and over indulge. Our stress level is on the rise along with our blood pressure. Winter is a time to rest. Everything else is nature is taking a break except us. We are busy running around until we run out of out of steam.
Sugar is the most acidic food you can eat. Sugar, alcohol and indulgence leads to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation leads to aches and pains. Chronic inflammation is the leading cause of disease. The consuming of so many sweets results in more colds and flues. Sugar weakens the immune system. Getting sick will force you to slow down, but there is a better way to escape the rat race. Walk and talk slower. Chew your food. Take a break, put your feet up and relax. Do some deep breathing and meditation. Take time off from work. Walk during your lunch break. Eat more leafy greens and hearty soups. Sip a nice cup of hot tea slowly. Eat less and move more. Take a hot bath with lavender oil. Get a massage. Practice portion control. Increase your vitamin D3 and Vitamin C levels. Stay well hydrated and enjoy a happy & healthy holiday season.