by Jessica House, GNC, Naturopath Nutritional Therapist
A top issue for many of our clients at the nutrition & naturopathy clinic is how to move through the Christmas festive period with as little side effect as possible. So here are our top 3 simple processes you can follow to ensure lots of gain with as little pain.
1) Eat clean
Simply put, clean eating is meat & diary, free high in fruits and vegetables, nuts, & seeds with some grains. Keep your breakfast vegan – so opt for smoothie with added flaxseed and almonds for protein. Can you squeeze in a three day vegan plan? Between parties and social gatherings? The more you can detoxify in between social occasions; the more you can take the onslaught of toxins and other festive joys like alcohol and the odd sugar binge-office treat -here and there. For a quick and easy solution to clean eating try out the offerings at www.mydetoxdiet.com.
2) Support you liver
The master detox organ is the liver, and works closely with the gut and kidneys to get toxins out of your system. Supplementing with milk thistle herbal supplement to support the liver, psyllium husk to support the gut and fresh cold pressed juices to support the kidneys will keep you in a favourable balance of toxins OUT: nutrients IN. So no matter how late a night you have, You and Your skin are glowing.
3) Tackle the hang over with the following combo:
For each glass of alcohol you drink take an equal quantity of water (this can be later when you get home – so try to keep count ; ).
4 hours after your last meal take activated charcoal – this binds to 4 times its weight in poisons and noxious substances to remove them from the body.
Take 4g of vitamin C
Wake up feeling as fresh as a daisy. Well sort of.
At the GNC, we don't believe in deprivation, diets or counting calories. Take these steps to ensure a fun and festive period with as little side effect as possible. For further advice, or to book a food intolerance screen or health & nutrition MOT for the best possible start to your year pop on over to our website for a range of solutions to support you optimizing your health & wellbeing.
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