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11 Tips for Holiday Season Survival

6.  Drink more water. Your body is largely water.  When you don’t drink enough to replenish naturally-occurring losses none of your bodily systems work as effectively.  You feel tired, headachy, achy or can’t fend off seasonal viruses.

7.  Schedule some time for yourself. Take a hot bath, read, relax or just do something for you.  It is easy to forget about our needs for personal time when there are so many demands on our schedule.

8.  Have a cup of green tea. It keeps energy stable by balancing blood sugar levels.  Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) found in green tea improves insulin use in the body to prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes that can result in fatigue, irritability and cravings for unhealthy foods that typically occur during the holidays.

9.  Grab a healthy snack. It’s too easy to neglect healthy eating habits at this time of year in favor of the decadent treats at parties.  Healthy snacks reduce cravings for junk and keep energy levels stable throughout the day.  Some good choices:  celery sticks with almond butter, raw unsalted walnuts or almonds, a handful of unsalted sunflower seeds, a glass of vanilla coconut milk with green powder or a crispy organic apple.

10.  Get outside for some fresh air. Fresh oxygen-rich air is the body’s energy-booster.  We need it to live.  At this time of year it can be easy to forget to get outside for a dose of fresh air.  Even if it’s only for ten or fifteen minutes, a walk outdoors can perk up your energy and mood.

11.  Eat some holiday season superfoods. Check out my blog 7 ‘Tis the Season Superfoods.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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6:39AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

I work retail and at this time of the year I seem to absorb all that crazy energy from the people shopping. So I do some deep breathing through out the day.

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2:19AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thanks for the information.

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12:49AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

All helpful advice gratefully received. Thanks.

4:49PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Thank you. I am always amazed at how many be get stressed over the holidays...something I have never experienced.

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