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It’s Time To Amp Up Your Pre-Vacation Season Self-Care – Dr. Kellyann

For many people, November 1 marks the start of the vacation season. Halloween is over and we shift from ghosts and goblins to turkeys, bushes, presents… and a complete lot of stress. So earlier than we get too far into the vacations, I wish to remind you ways essential it’s to deal with YOU.

Sure, you’ll be buying. Sure, you’ll be entertaining. Sure, you’ll be cooking, wrapping, adorning, touring, visiting… doing all the vacation issues. However inside all that busyness, I would like you to vow to deal with you. As a result of as I discussed in one other current publish, you may’t deal with all of the issues (and folks) you must deal with in case you’re not caring for your self.

So in addition to telling you all of the belongings you’d count on to be informed — get loads of sleep, transfer your physique in a roundabout way every single day, eat nutritious meals — I’ll additionally share just a few surprising methods so that you can sneak in some self-care so that you’re prepped for the vacations… and past.

Maintain Your Day by day Routine…

All through the vacation insanity, and even in case you’re touring, I would like you to do your finest to maintain up your common each day routines. This may assist your physique and thoughts really feel protected and safe, and discourage it from feeling frazzled… and trying to find self-soothing mechanisms like snacking and napping as an alternative of consuming nicely and understanding.

… However Make Some Wholesome Additions

Sure, I simply informed you to maintain your each day routines. However you might also think about including some wholesome habits and dietary supplements to your routine with the intention to actually improve your well being. 

As a board-certified naturopathic physician, it’s been my mission to deal with the entire individual, not simply the signs. So I’ve developed a complete array of merchandise to assist folks obtain their finest well being. Listed here are only a few of my favorites:

Bone Broth

Bone broth is my secret weapon for what I name “concentrated therapeutic.” Why? As a result of bone broth isn’t simply broth, and it isn’t simply soup. It’s one of many world’s oldest and strongest medicinal meals. And since it helps your well being at a mobile degree, I flip to this nutrient-rich “liquid gold” a number of occasions per day. I’ve urged numerous sufferers and followers of my applications to do the identical, and I invite you to, too. 

Sipping on a mug of bone broth on the finish of a harried day is enjoyable and centering. Sipping on it originally of the day can assist set the tone for a way you’ll eat the remainder of the day. And having fun with it as a noon snack can assist fill you up so that you eat much less all through the day — together with indulging in too many wealthy or unhealthy vacation treats.

You possibly can make your personal broth together with your leftover turkey carcasses. Or, for comfort, you may select my ready-made liquid bone broth and even easy-grab packets of powdered bone broth. Any kind that works for you and your life-style is nice. Simply do your self a favor and sneak this nutrient powerhouse into your day, one way or the other, a way. 

Dr. Kellyann Bone Broth

Sipping Swap-Outs

Espresso, scorching cocoa, cocktails, mocktails… all of those drinks are vacation season staples, for positive. However they may also be arduous in your system. They’re normally loaded with sugar, for one. And two, caffeine and alcohol are usually not your physique’s finest pals once you’re attempting to get a good night time of sleep or keep hydrated so you may appear and feel your finest. 

That stated, whereas I’ll counsel you restrict the “common” variations of those drinks, making a easy swap-out can at the least add a lift of wholesome components to your sips. Right here’s what I like to recommend:


As a substitute of candy, syrupy lattes or your favourite brew combined with sugary creamers, strive my immediate Collagen Espresso. It’s a clean, gentle mix with refined hints of chocolate, and enhanced with gut-supporting collagen. To make it festive, you may high it with a small dollop of coconut whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

Scorching Cocoa

Commerce your common cup of sugar-laden cocoa for a ready-to-go pouch of my Collagen Scorching Cocoa, which accommodates a whopping 15g of protein, no added sugars, and solely 2 grams of carbs. It tastes simply as wealthy and scrumptious as “conventional” scorching cocoa, however has not one of the guilt. It’s a easy swap all season — and all winter — lengthy. 

Cocktails and Mocktails

Cocktails and mocktails, particularly the vacation variations, are infamous for sugary mixers and unhealthy components. If you wish to forgo the sugar and alcohol hangover, strive Lemon Sips or Orange Cream Collagen Cooler. Each of those drink mixes style indulgent and really feel fancy sufficient to sip at a celebration, and they’ve very actual well being advantages, like gut-nourishing collagen (within the Collagen Cooler) and beauty-enhancing SOD B® (within the scrumptious and hydrating Lemon Sips). In addition they make nice items for the folks in your life who’ve glorious style however are arduous to purchase for.

Don’t Neglect To Have Enjoyable

When you work arduous to deal with your self and make a beautiful vacation season on your family members, don’t neglect to have some enjoyable. Enjoyable is essential for each psychological and bodily wellness. It will probably assist stave off stress and remind you to be current within the second. In any case, being current is the BEST current… throughout the vacation season, and all 12 months lengthy.

Strive This 15-Minute Physique Scan Meditation With Me

When you realize you must unwind and launch, however time is restricted, this Physique Scan Meditation is simply the ticket. In 15 quick minutes, we’ll use a gradual sequence to concentrate to components of the physique  from toes to go  and the sensations all through. I will lead you thru the entire thing, and I do know you are gonna find it irresistible. Do not neglect to share this present of rest with a good friend who might have it, too.


Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

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