My top tips for staying balanced this festive season!

As the festive season is upon us, here are some bang for your buck tips to keep you all balanced!

Supplements

Milk thistle contains the active ingredient Silymarin that helps protect your liver from toxins and the effects of alcohol.  

Glutathione is shown to reduce acetaldehyde toxicity - the cause in hangover symptoms.  Include an array of raw, fresh, organic fruit and vegetables in your diet for natural sources of this antioxidant.

Magnesium helps you to relax and keep stress and headaches at bay.  Take it at night as it has the ability to send you to lala-land within minutes!

Probiotics, fermented vegetables and lots of yoghurt or kefir for a healthy gut and regular poo!

Sleep

Schedule at least 8 hours of sleep a night regardless of what parties are going on.  No amount of supplements and therapy can replace the lack of sleep in its abilities to provide healing and regeneration to the body's tissues.

Food

Chew, taste, smell and even hear your food!  Eat slowly and consciously.  Studies have shown that those who listen to themselves eating tend to eat less.  Try it!  

Make a bee-line for the most nutritious, colourful foods, and get full on protein.  You can fill the belly with the rest of it later, if you still have space!

Water

Drink lots of clear filtered water.  Bring a water bottle with you.  You may even spice things up by adding cinnamon, Orange peel, star anise and cranberry juice for a real Christmassy twist!
 

Wishing everyone a beautiful Christmas and fabulous New Year!

See you in 2017!