Happy Post Thanksgiving! How are you feeling? A little bloated, foggy, achy, or just exhausted? If you ate one too many pieces of pumpkin pie this year or simply overindulged, here are a few tips to get your mind and body back on track.
Movement - Exercise increases blood circulation which helps flush inflammation from the body. I aim for at least 30 minutes of targeted movement a day. This could be a long walk, a weight lifting session, barre, jogging, etc.
Anti-Inflammatory Foods - Thanksgiving foods can be highly inflammatory to many people. Consider eliminating dairy, added sugar, and gluten for the next few days to give your system a rest. I also love taking Curcumin and 4 Gut Repair any time I know I ate something inflammatory.
Anti-Inflammatory Treatments - When I am feeling achy or inflamed, I religiously use the infrared sauna to flush out inflammation and toxins (including things like alcohol, heavy metals, nicotine, and more.
De-Stress - Holidays can be stressful for any number of reasons. This year in particular, maybe they were stress-inducing because you were unable to gather with loved ones as you normally would. Whatever the cause, take some time with yourself to let those emotions out. Journal, go on a long walk alone and talk it out with yourself, call a loved one, and get it off your chest, practice meditation.
I always talk about how important it is to release negative emotions. Not beat them down and pretend they don’t exist, but let them flow through you like water. And for those needing a little extra emotional support, consider booking a counseling or EVOX session here at Cancer Center for Healing/Center for New Medicine. My Perfectly Healthy Tranquility Formula is also a patient favorite for helping reduce stress and anxiety.
Your Partner in Health, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy