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The Holiday Season is upon us and it’s time to Get Ready, Get Set and Party!
Only to Regret, Reset, and Refocus in the New Year.
How can we enjoy the Holidays, manage our expectations and our stress levels? Here are some tips from Dr. Anna and Team:
Stress management is a learned skill. Don’t count on a little pill to help you deal with anxiety, insomnia or feelings of sadness.
Routines are important. Set your alarm to a set time in the morning and take time for yourself to meditate, relax with a cup of tea or coffee and read a paper, or go for a walk. Breathe. You are good. You are enough.
This is one of the busiest seasons for injectables like Botox, lip and cheek fillers, and laser skin resurfacing (Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant and CO2). These treatments will help you look and feel great, but don’t forget your internal health and managing your emotions and expectations. During the cooler winter months, hydrate your body inside (by drinking water) and outside.
Every chocolate (100 calories) and glass of bubbly or Chardonnay (120 calories) can add unwanted calories very quickly. Pay attention to the mindless snacking and dipping veggies in fatty “dips” that can add an extra 100 calories per tablespoon (full of fat with very little “spinach”). Every piece of “square” or Nanaimo bar contains an extra 270 empty calories.
Make a date with a friend to go for a brisk walk.
Take 10 minutes to breathe deeply and meditate.
Make healthy life choices part of your everyday habits. We call this lifestyle “management.”
We have more control over our outcomes than we think. As Dr. Shaunna (Physician and Radiologist) says, “70% of everything she imaged as a radiologist could’ve been prevented with a healthy lifestyle”.
Your environment is just as important as your genetics. To quote Caldwell Esselstyn (former Olympic rowing champion, and director of Heart Disease Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic) “Genetics loads the gun, but lifestyle/the environment pulls the trigger”. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34005032/
A great person to follow is David Sinclair (Australian biologist and professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School), known for his research in longevity and epigenetics:
Learn to advocate for your own and your loved ones’ health, be proactive, and ask critical questions regarding your healthcare and prescription drugs. Keep track of your health history – click on this link to sign up to access your medical records:
Thank you for your ongoing support and belief in our mission of “less is more”, product elimination diet (“Beyond Soap”), and toxin-free vitamin-based refillable skincare. Happy Holidays to all our wonderful Clients!
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