Holiday Tips & Gifts, traveling tips during the holidays and stocking stuffer supplements
Holiday Tips & Gifts
What I wish for each of you this holiday is a joy-filled time with friends and family that warms your heart. Find time to sing songs, play games and take walks together. Everyone pitch in with cooking and cleaning up. And even as the holiday comes to a close I wish the very same for you each day of the year.
May the memories of this season bring a smile to your face that can easily be carried into the daily do’s that life brings us.
We get so excited during the holidays because we have hopes of experiencing and creating joyful moments to add to our memory banks. Yes, there are gifts, as well as the overeating, too many sweets and the occasional over-the-top stressful moment. With all these conditions present, it’s helpful to know how to increase moments of peace and joy through these Healthy Tips:
1. Dip the tip of a Q-Tip into some olive, coconut or jojoba oil and swab the inside of the nasal passages. This adds a thin protective layer that moistens the sometimes dry and cracked nasal membrane during the winter months. This same protective layer helps to reduce the airborne pollutants that are inhaled. I’ve used this for years when I know I’m going to board a plane. I’ve heard many stories from those that travel during the holidays that they find themselves getting sick after they return. In part I think this is due to the recycled air. It may sound funny, but please take the time to coat your nasal passages.
2. Take three (3) digestive enzymes 30-minutes before you eat. Of course, eating less too is helpful, but not many will adhere to such rules especially during the holidays. If after an hour or two and you continue to feel full, take 3 more digestive enzymes.
Why is it important to take enzymes? To ease the job of the pancreas and liver thus easing tension on the body’s digestive system, which, of course assists the other systems of the body to function better too.
Why am I telling you this? Because the majority of heart attacks occur within a few days following Thanksgiving and Christmas. Let’s minimize any possible trips to the emergency room.
3. Make no assumptions, breathe and drink a cup of chamomile tea. I love this one because when assumptions are made, judgments jumped in, which, in turn, sets in motion the reacting behavior in us. Once everyone is in the reacting and judging mode, it’s harder to find the reset button. Soooooooo, if you begin to make assumptions, remember the other person is wishing for a joyful and peaceful Christmas and Holiday Season too.
And if you must take a time out, go take a walk or go in the bathroom and breathe, breathe, breathe and ask: Who would you be if you didn’t believe you were stressing……
The beauty is you’ll return to center, which helps those around you to find their center too.
Healthy Holiday Gifts!
Now I’d like to take a moment to talk about fun and different gifts for the holiday that are healthy both internally and externally. The external side of it is buying local this supports our community. Consider buying from a co-op that carry wares from local artists, or find a fun and unique shop to your area.
In Austin we have many unique shops. Some that I like are 10,000 Villages, The Herb Bar, Tesoros, Nature’s Treasures, Mi Casa just to name a few. Then we have the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, which will run through Christmas Eve.
What about healthy on the inside? I like to fill stockings with vitamins, herbal teas, essential oils, and nuts. Here are some great stocking stuffers that I carry:
Velvet Antler helps the bone feel strong while increasing the libido;
Pomegranate Breast Oil is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe that improves the quality of the breast tissue;
Iodine removes heavy metals, helps the thyroid to function better, and improves the reproduction system; and
Bioenergetic Activators (BEA) are beautiful pendants that protect the body from harmful EMF’s while also shielding you from negativity. The BEA’s I have on sale through January 15th. They are discounted to $65 from $99.
What are some other healthy gifts? Many people seem to have problems sleeping, so a natural sleep aid like restful sleep, deep sleep, valerian root, melatonin are all very good.
I hope this newsletter helps you during this holiday season that is upon us. And be sure to call after Christmas to schedule your appointment so you know what this upcoming year brings to you.
My office will be closed from Monday December 19th through Christmas Day. I will begin returning phone calls on the 26th.
Peace, Love and Healthy Blessings,