The holidays are a time of cheer and celebration, of giving and receiving, and of course enjoying the company of family and loved ones. They are also a time when most of us tend to binge on Christmas cookies, egg nog, big dinners, and other holiday treats. As enjoyable as the holidays can be, they can also be a time where we cut back on our exercise and health routines and build up a bit more weight and unhealthy substances in the body.
In this article, we’re going to share 7 ways to bring your body back into balance after the holidays, so you can start the new year off on the right foot:
Exercise and Sweat
Nothing helps us burn off those extra Christmas calories like a good sweat. Regular exercise is one of the most efficient ways of burning fat and detoxifying the body. Exercise strengthens your heart, improves your circulation, raises the oxygen levels in your body, and helps lower your risk of heart diseases such as high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, and heart attack. Exercise can also help the lymphatic system flow more effectively. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that helps rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Exercise stimulates the flow of this lymphatic system, which can improve our detoxification of the toxins accumulated over the holidays.
Get the Diet back into Balance
Laying off the cookies and switching back to a healthy diet is naturally one of the best ways to shed some extra pounds and bring your body back into balance after the holidays. The body has an incredible capacity for self-healing—provided that we have the right diet and lifestyle to support this process. Focus on eating nutrient dense whole foods, and ideally plant-based foods for the purposes of cleansing and restoring the body’s health. Prioritize organic and non-gmo foods, and avoid foods with chemical additives, pesticides, and preservatives. Eating fruit in the morning is a great way to cleanse the body and support elimination, as is eating plenty of high-fiber vegetables.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is nature’s great cleanser. It helps to flush toxins from the body, it nourishes our cells and tissues, and it also helps to keep the body hydrated so it can best carry out its countless functions. Water is essential for health, and drinking plenty of high-quality water is a great way to naturally cleanse the body and restore your health after the holidays. Ideally drink mineral rich spring water or water with reverse osmosis filtration and infused with trace minerals.
The liver is perhaps the most important and most underappreciated organ in the human body, and without it, the body could not survive. The liver performs an impressive number of tasks for the body, and one of the most important is the processing of toxins and everything else that we consume. Everything that we ingest is filtered and processed by the liver, and so, the liver takes on of the biggest hits during the holiday time with the added stress and excess junk foods. Performing a gentle liver cleanse after the holiday season is an incredible way to restore balance to the body, and we have an organic herbal Liver Detox Tonic that does just that. This formula features 7 wild crafted and / or organic regenerative herbs in a therapeutic extract tincture, all clinically studied to support the cleansing and health of the liver.
Fulvic acid is perhaps nature's most potent detoxifier. Fulvic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in soils, compost, and marine sediments. It is formed through the decomposition of organic substances by chemical and biological processes, such as the breakdown of food in a compost heap. Fulvic acid has chelating properties that allow it to bind to heavy metals and other toxins so they can be effectively eliminated by the body. Including some fulvic acid in your routine can give your body an extra boost in detoxification power after the holidays. Our Fulvic Acid & Trace Ocean Minerals Tonic also includes 72+ Trace Ocean Minerals that assist in the cleansing and nourishing of the body, and provide the body with essential trace minerals often lacking in the modern diet.
The importance of having sufficient quantities of B vitamins available to the body is vital for metabolic health, immunity, and brain function. B vitamins are essential vitamins that are water-soluble and must be replenished on a daily basis from the food that we eat. Our Co Enzyme B Complex makes it easy to get all of the B vitamins needed from the diet, in the quantities that are needed, so you can easily receive the many benefits B vitamins have to offer, without worrying about whether you are getting enough from the food you are eating. Modern foods are often lacking in the nutrients they once contains, and a co enzyme b complex is an essential supplement to consider for a daily regimen. High quality B Vitamins are a great way to get your health on track and to maintain consistent energy and immune function into the new year, but be aware, many b complex vitamins on the US market are manufactured in China and can do more harm than good.
Gut health is essential to our overall health and wellness, and the gut also takes some of the biggest hits during the holidays with the many sugary treats and festive meals. Restore your gut health and balance your gut microbiome with high-quality probiotics. Our probiotic formula features 30 billion CFUs and eight unique strains that promote the right ratio of gut bacteria, helping you to have a healthy gut, and therefore, a healthy body and mind. Similar to any popular vitamin, the quality of probiotic supplements on the market vary widely. Our medical team took a few decades of research to develop this formula which contains all the strains needed to recolonize the GI tract supporting immunity, gut health, detoxification, and longevity.
The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also be a strain to our physical and mental health. It’s important that we take the necessary steps to recover from the stress of the holidays and to bring our bodies back into balance after the holiday season. With these 7 steps, you can be confident that you are taking proactive measures to improve your health, cleanse your body, and prepare yourself for a healthy and happy new year. Cheers to the new year!