How to heal after the holidays

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Feeling bloated, lethargic and like you've indulged a little too much this holiday season? Me too.
After coming back from traveling from the holidays, I am slowly healing and getting myself back on track. Since I’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, my health has taken a bit of a toll when it comes to traveling. While I am mindful of what I eat, the outer stressors can also have an huge impact on me leaving my energy depleted. Find how I heal after the holidays in the following below:

  1. DRINK WARM WATER WITH LEMON - Warm lemon water alkalizes your body, revs up your metabolism, and curbs cravings throughout the day

  2. DRINK warm Fennel tea - relieves digestive problems such as indigestion, bloating, flatulence, constipation, intestinal gas, heartburn, and even irritable bowels. This beautiful herb stimulates digestion and has carminative effects that soothe the digestive tract and prevent the formation of gas.

  3. Focus on nourishing your body with nutrient dense meals. Think fruits, veggies, dark leafy greens and plant-based proteins! NO foods high in sugar and low in a wide variety of vegetables

  4. Essential oil usage - Cleanse from Saje is wonderful! Otherwise, you can rub your belly with peppermint, lemongrass, geranium and frankincense oils boots inflammation to the door!

  5. NO Antibiotic use, frequent use of NSAIDS (ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, etc.)

  6. DO NOT over-exercise, try something restorative like Hatha Yoga.

  7. AVOID chronic stress, find mindful ways to de stress. I love to meditate, get massages, doodle/color or even read.


SUPPLEMENTS THAT I USE (please consult your medical practitioner whether this works for you)

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
As someone who does not absorb nutrients fairly well, this is key towards your well being! I love Pure Encapsulations. Though, please ask your medical practitioner whether it works or not.

PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC

Pop a morning capsule (or three) to aid digestion + rebalance your gut.

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

Take activated charcoal powder or capsules when you eat out at restaurants, drink bad quality coffee, when you travel, when you feel moody or tired, and when you drink alcohol. Charcoal binds to certain poisons, heavy metals, and other toxins and flush them from your body, making it a wonder substance for general detoxification, digestive health, gas, bloating, heart health, and anti-aging.


HEALTHAlice Chen