Happy Monday Warriors!
Happy December!! Only one month left in this year!!!🤯
I hope you enjoyed last month’s topic about healing in the holiday with your nervous system! We are going to continue on this month talking amount nutritional and emotional tips to help you walk out of the holiday season healthier than when you entered!
The holidays can be a time where you are literally surrounded by temptations! From work parties, to holiday parties to Christmas cookies, ect. Everything is always in moderation, but sometimes you can ruin your whole progress in a year with going crazy all month! So, just like we need to prep our brain and nervous system, we also need to help prep our gut or (second brain). I don’t even want you to say DIET! That’s assuming food is bad. DIE is not a word we should be discussing when it comes to food. Food should bring life, right?!
It’s ok to eat food, food gives you life. The right food I should say! We just need to change from low frequency food to high frequency living food. I promise when you start viewing food as a frequency giving you life, it’s not hard to say no to bad choices. But, if you aren’t there yet, here are some tips:
1. Prep your gut.
With all the bad holiday choices of food, something you can do NOW is prep!
Prepare your digestive system to be more efficient so it can digest quickly all the toxins you will be consuming!
I suggest three different supplements to take to re-acidify the gut so that it can digest things quickly and effectively, and gallbladder support to help break down your food better! ( If you read on down below about traveling I also recommend this triad as well! )
If we have stagnation within our gut and poor elimination patterns, you will constantly be reabsorbing what you are trying to get out, which includes toxins.
Most individuals with acid reflux and digestion problems don’t have an acidic stomach and intestinal tract that’s WHY they aren’t digesting their food!
2. Food Prep.
One thing you can do is also to prep your own food! There are so many keto and paleo friendly food choices out there that taste the same or better than traditional holiday sweets and carbs.
I recently brought a couple favorite dishes to thanksgiving and they were awesome!
Here is a great resource for many different holiday recipes.
3. Portion Control. Try and keep your portions small. Believe it or not if you can eat smaller meals more frequently, you will do a lot better than eating ginormous meals all holiday season.
TIP: If you eat a little too much, grab some Doterra Celery Seed Essential Oil to help soothe and break down your food a little easier.
4. Liver Support. During the holidays you will probably end up consuming a few beverages as well, which puts a stress on your liver. Thinking ahead and supporting your liver your own unique needs is key. I do this in my genetic based nutritional protocols, but you can also just add in a little liver detox support if you know you will be consuming more than usual.
Which brings me to my next point.
WHY DIETS DON’T WORK!
Many people experience with diets that they DO end up losing weight for a certain period of time. But generally what happens is that individual can no longer take such restrictions, falls off and ends up gaining it back quickly. This is the time of year where new years resolutions will come up as well, so it’s important to prep your mind for what’s ahead. The point is as I mentioned above. You have to change your mindset around food. Does it give you life and raise your energy or not? WE ALL WANT MORE ENERGY!
I mean, that’s like a GIVEN day to day request of most of my patients.
In order for me to accomplish that, you also need to eat foods that give you life!
A lot of people need to really make a lifestyle change. It’s not about dieting. And one HUGE factor many don’t address is toxins. If you have ANY plans to lose weight, then you need to detoxify your body FIRST. FAT holds on to toxins so it will make losing weight impossible when you are loaded with them. Again my genetic based nutritional protocols can help get your body detoxing better to set you up for success.
Sometimes a little jump start with a ten day cleanse can be helpful as well, but the goal here is to make a lasting change right?!
5. Probiotics. Not the pill kind. Pill probiotics don’t actually re-populate the bacteria. I will say that again. In research, it’s shown that probiotics (the pill kind) don’t actually repopulate the gut. But, they DO create an immune response, which is good. Taking probiotics in a pill is transitory, meaning they go right through your gut. A better way to help support those bacteria is to actually feed the good ones you got! Increase your fiber, eat fermented foods with lactic acid (which they eat)! This will strengthen the gut, and your immune system!
If you are one of the lucky ones that get to travel somewhere tropical for the holidays, I also have some tips to help prep you!!
In the winter we don’t see as much sun (Well some of us!). Back in the 1940s there was documentation that calcium is needed by the skin and needs a fatty acid to shuttle it.
When there is sufficient calcium in the skin, the skin can withstand the stress of the sun, and not get damaged i.e. sunburn!!
So if you want that nice tan, and to not burn and damage the skin you need a GOOD source of calcium and a fatty acid to take with you!
The ones I like are whole food sources. You CANNOT just use any calcium. Most on the market are INSOLUBLE and are Toxic!
You have use whole food forms which I can offer you.
Calcium lactate is the form of calcium that the body prefers in the bloodstream. It is extremely bioavailable. it converts only once in the stomach, and once this happens it’s in a form that the body can pick up and use. But you always want to take it on an empty stomach!!
You also want to take a fatty acid to shuttle it to the skin!! Cataplex F or flax seed works really well for this.
Take a dosage in between meals 8-10 calcium lactate and 5 cataplex F, every 4 hours you are in the sun!
Calcium is water soluble, so you can’t overdo it, you will be using it up while you are in the sun. So you have to keep replenishing it. You literally won’t burn!!
*These are products you can only get through my care.
2. Digestive Support. These are ones you should always take with you….
You hear of people always getting sick in Mexico, or some island so always make sure you have Hydrochloric acid, it’s your best protector against food poisoning. When your gut is acidic, it will kill them quickly.
Digest forte and AF Betafood. Are two digestive supports I HIGHLY recommend and take every meal I eat while traveling.
3. Alcohol. When you’re in the sun you aren’t as hungry, but the third thing to bring is liver support. You might have an alcoholic beverage right?
But your liver will take a hit when you do that! Take some milk thistle to protect the liver.
SUPER TIP! If drinking wine gives you pretty bad side effects…. I have a tip for you! (No I don’t recommend drinking a lot of wine haha, but here is a TIP). If you can’t break down wine well, that is because of the preservation that happens with wine. You have a genetic component in the SULFUR pathway that doesn’t allow you to break them down. Here’s the HACK:
Use one drop of FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide in your cup of wine.
It breaks the bond of the sulfites and tannins.
OIL OF THE WEEK
On the spotlight this week is DoTerra’s Celery Seed oil! A great one to have for the holidays and digestion support!
Celery was used as early as the 5th century by the Chinese, and is widely used in Indian Ayurvedic practices today. Conventionally grown grocery store celery looks nothing like the celery seen at local farmers’ markets. The celery plant grows up to three feet tall, is bright green, and radiating with life. Celery has a complex, strong, sweet, and spicy aroma. The plant takes two years to fully mature and produce its small fruit, which are tan to brown in color. The seeds are the primary repository for essential oil. Limonene, the dominant constituent, puts Celery Seed oil in the same league as the refreshing citrus peel and fir needle oils. Soothing digestive issues is one of the many benefits of Celery Seed essential oil.* Experimental research suggests that it may soothe muscles and help joint discomfort when taken internally.* The oil creates a calming, relaxing, and positive environment while providing cooling and soothing effects.
- Consume one to two drops morning and night to promote healthy digestion.*
- Soak in a relaxing, sleep-inducing Epsom Salt bath adding three to four drops to warm bath water.
- Blend with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing massage.
- Diffuse to promote a positive and uplifting mindset.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid or use in a veggie cap.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with a carrier oil, then apply to desired area. See additional precautions below.
That is all for now,
Have a happy and healthy week.