Dec 17 2017

Cancel Holiday Travels to Family if not feeling well

Published by at 2:23 pm under General,probiotic supplements

‘Tis the season for giving, but some things are not meant to be passed along
This holiday, if you are not feeling well, be kind and stay home!

 All it takes is one bad case of the flu or a nasty cold to ruin your holiday. And boy, it seems everyone is sick! How does it happen so fast and why can’t people stay home and not keep giving this gift that keeps on giving us aches and pains!

We have become a society of workaholics and pressure cookers. Go, go, go, all the time and it can be very unhealthy. Of
telling ourselves to slow down this time of the year seems preposterous, but it might be the one thing that saves your holiday season. So what are you doing to stay healthy this holiday season?

First of all, I’ll say it 1000 times…keep your gut healthy. Taking Body Biotics™ Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™ daily is your first line of defense to ward off illness. During this crazy time of year, up your dose to ensure you stay healthy. Keeping your gut
in turn keeps your immune system healthy, which in turn helps protect you against those that are coughing and sneezing around you.

Speaking of those who are coughing and sneezing around you…avoid those who are sick. If they are at work, send them home. Plan another time to get together with an ill friend, or simply move away from them to another part of the room if someone is sick near you. I was at a party recently and the woman standing directly behind me was coughing straight at the back of my head. Aghast, I simply got up and excused myself to the powder room. I’m not letting her inconsiderate coughing ruin my holiday! If your kids are sick, keep them home from school. It is just not worth spreading these things around. If you are sick, nurse yourself back to health in the privacy of your home and just don’t share it!

Wash your hands! Be very conscious of washing your hands regularly. If you shake hands, use door knobs, public transportation or a , (you never know where germs may be lurking). Wash often, and wash for at least 30 seconds.

Know if it’s the flu or just a cold. Flu activity peaks between December and February, so be aware. Whether you choose to get the flu shot or not is up to you, but if you do get the flu and catch it within 24 hours, you can shorten it dramatically with …but it is a prescription and you need to make that fast trip to your doctor. So listen to your body and make that determination early on.2*

“…Short sleep equals a short life…”according to sleep expert Matthew Walker, who released a new book called “Why We Sleep: Unlocking The Power of Sleep and Dreams. According to Walker, we need at least eight hours of sleep each night to ward off serious illnesses. Those who get less than 6 hours of sleep each night are at a markedly higher risk of developing serious health issues later in life to include cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease. In the near term, lack of sleep means you are setting yourself up for catching whatever bug is going around. According to Walker, we need to rethink how we, as a society, look at sleep…it is not being lazy, it is being smart and healthy. We will explore Walker’s research more in a future blog early in the new year. 3*

Stress less. You sometimes have to accept that you can’t do it all…dovf overload yourself and take time to really enjoy the sights, the lights and the sounds of the season. Stress wears you down and takes the fun out of Christmas.

Know when it’s time to see the doctor…don’t develop pneumonia or worse. Many things can be cured with some chicken soup and lots of rest. But if you develop a high fever and deep chest congestion, or a sinus infection that won’t go away, you best seek the help of a professional. Some things do require antibiotics, but take them only if absolutely necessary.

Don’t share drinks or food…even if others are healthy, they may be carrying something that could make you sick later!

Eat right and exercise regularly. Get some fresh air. Food is the healthiest medicine for our body if you choose the right ones. So choose carefully! Eat those foods that healthy bacteria love, like high fiber vegetables and fruits.

Celebrate the holidays in a healthy manner…don’t over indulge in alcohol or load your body with sugar. Both these things create an environment for disease. So enjoy, but with moderation!

This time of year, it is important to remind ourselves of these things as we get busy and can get off our health track. I hope you find this helpful, and inspiring to stay healthy this holiday season,

With warmest wishes,





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