Hello my name is Kasia Kines and I want to share some holiday festivities tips with so you can have a lovey holiday meal for you and your loved ones.
Kasia’s Holiday Festivities Tips…
I suggest that you take some B complex as you may be stressed and perhaps out travelling and taking a flight. My favorite is Nutrametrix Activated B Complex, which are methylated and absorbed fast. If you have alcohol, then you can use some B Complex to help you with hangover the next day; you lose B vitamins when you are stressed. If you see family and its stressful, I would take adaptogenic herbs that would block your adrenals from pumping extra cortisol, it’s like a break on the spike of the stressful behaviors, so if engaging in negative conversations, take these herbs. In our clinic we use a product called Bliss (adaptogenic herbs).
Don’t leave hungry for the holiday meal – don’t wait until the dinner to eat. Eat before. These are the pounds we gain. Consider eating throughout the day, but don’t let the dinner be the only meal of the day.
Everybody dreads the after effects of Thanksgiving dinner. It takes 20 minutes for stress receptors in your stomach to reach your brain. Eat 80% of your capacity so that you are filled but not stuffed – the brain will catch up in 20 minutes, so eat slowly. You don’t want to gulp your food: smile, nod and chew slowly. It slows things down for the digestive system.
Cold liquids with meals can cause gas or bloating: avoid cold drinks; drink hot liquids. If you overdid it, you can use digestive enzymes, especially travelling packets (that come in) boxes: you add the powder to liquid after dinner. It’s saved me from bad dinners, it saved my patients from distress, and so I would do a double dose for a heavy meal. I would also use Nutrametrix Aloe Vera: they have a packet in powder you can add to liquid. I got through food poisoning using it. Anytime you have indigestion or heartburn you can drink it.
If you are not in a position to buy supplements, get organic ginger root, keep it in the freezer, pour yourself hot water, grate ginger into the cup of hot water, make it spicy and delicious. It is a digestive stimulant and is anti-inflammatory. If you don’t have ginger, just ask for glass of hot water and sip it to help with indigestion.
Enjoy the holiday season and thank you for listening our holiday festivities tips!
Here are the products I mentioned in the video
- Activated B complex
- Aloe vera
- Digestive enzymes
- Microplane (my all-time-favorite kitchen tool!)
When I said 15 calories, of course I meant 1500!
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