Tips for Holiday Overindulging

We’ve now had our practice run on a holiday focused on overeating, drinking, and lots of family/social exposure, we know what we’re in for over the next month. How did you do? Have you gained a few pounds already? Do you feel sluggish and slightly more irritable than usual? These are clues that you may need to watch yourself in the coming weeks, if you want to get through the holidays with your usual energy and positive spirits. You might want to focus on some detoxing soon, and reset your body for the next binge. And of course, these tips are helpful when the inevitable delicious and not so healthy food and drinks tempt us this month! Enjoy!

Here are some suggestions:

  • Take 2 capsules of activated charcoal daily

  • Eat lots of fermented foods and fresh fruit and vegetables

  • Make and eat soups with good vegetable or bone broth

  • Get to the sauna to sweat out the toxins

  • Take Epsom Salts baths a few times a week.

  • Do some sweat exercise—Vinyassa yoga, walking, running, Zumba, dancing, etc…..

If you’re not on a constitutional remedy already, the remedy Nux-vomica is great for detoxing from overindulgence of rich food and alcohol. Take the 30c potency for five days once a day for more general detoxing. If you’ve just had a night of overeating and/or drinking, take this remedy every 3 hours for 12 hours.
And if your liver is still suffering, with feeling sluggish, digestion off, and a weakened immune system, come see me for a homeopathic consultation.