The Holiday-Gut Connection

Did you know that 70% of your immunity is in your gut? And...it's the time of year for holiday cheer-often accompanied by over indulgence, stress, and lack of sleep. This is also the beginning of cold and flu season-do you think there's a correlation there?

Care for your immune system by drinking lots of pure water, and eating an anti-inflammatory diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. These tried and true tips work: eating a salad or healthy meal before a holiday party, making at least one of your drinks club soda or sparkling water with lemon and lime, or a splash of fruit juice or wine. Be sure to work in your "work outs" and exercise. Every little bit helps. Yoga is my favorite, with the added benefit of relaxation.

You may also consider taking extra care of your digestive system by using any or all of the following: high quality digestive enzymes, probiotics, fiber, and liver detox and support products. The immediate benefit is to help you feel more comfortable by reducing bloating and fullness. The long term benefits are many, including detoxification, better absorption of nutrients from your food, and improved immunity. Happy Holidays!