Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 601
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HEALTHY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON, INVITE HEALTH PODCAST, EPISODE 601
Hosted by Amanda Williams, MD, MPH.
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Amanda Williams MD, MPH: [00:00:40] It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for people to overindulge and stuff themselves. But we want to be able to make it through this holiday season in a more successful way. I’m Dr. Amanda Williams, scientific director at InVite Health, and the holiday season is upon us, which means that people oftentimes overdo it. So we want to walk through some different key pointers to allow you to make your way, more unscathed during this holiday season. First, we don’t want to stuff ourselves. This is one of the most important holiday survival tips. I would say being mindful about what we are doing during the holidays is very important. We have to recognize that when we are full, we are full. We don’t need to continue to eat. And this can be a very challenging feat for many folks. So looking at, portion control, you can enjoy your favorite holiday foods, but just limit the quantities. Oftentimes people say, well, you know. People are bringing all these different dishes and I want to try them. I say, that’s fine, but we don’t need to have full servings. Take just a small little bit of that food so you can try it, but you’re not overdoing it. We can always look at, you know, how we can make healthier options available to us during the holiday time. There are so many different recipes out there nowadays that are definitely geared more towards the health conscious individuals. And certainly when it comes to healthy holiday eating, this is becoming more and more simplified. And we know of course, that we can be utilizing different nutrients to kind of create an environment where we’re not tempted to overeat.† [00:02:32]
[00:02:33]We can look at the Trim HX, for example, that is that wonderful combination of 5-HTP, along with the Grain of Paradise extract, and so this is one of those go to formulations during the holidays because it helps with the stress response, and clearly we know that during the holidays a lot of people do experience higher amounts of stress. Maybe it’s just because you feel like you don’t have enough time to get everything done, or maybe you just don’t really want to be hanging around your family and you’re forced into doing that, and we have to be realistic. This is a big issue for many folks. And when it comes to our adrenal response, not only does this create a problem with excess cortisol release, which can lead to excess weight gain, but then we add in the complications of overeating and overindulging in foods that we normally don’t eat. So by having the Trim Hx which gives you the 5- HTP, to really help that management of the stress helps with the healthy support of serotonin release, so we’re in a better mood. One could say. And then the grain of paradise in that formulation, which works as a thermogenic agent. So it helps with the fat burning. And if we have too many white fat cells, that kind of sit around and are stagnant and do nothing except continue to grow, then that’s a problem. We want our fat cells to act more like brown fat, that baby fat. And so this is what the Grain of paradise will actually achieve for us. Because it helps with that conversion of making white fat cells act more like brown fat cells. So this is a great thing to have on board for managing our stress, and any additional weight that we may put on during the holidays. Another thing that I think is often overlooked is the use of digestive enzymes and probiotics during the holidays. Of course, we want to bolster up our immune defenses, but when we are eating foods that are maybe higher in carbohydrate that we normally would not be eating, having those digestive enzymes on board will aid the body in better breakdown of those carbohydrates. So the Digestive Hx is a wonderful thing to incorporate into your supplementation routine, along with looking at something like Phase 2, which is that carb neutralizer,that carb blocker that contains white kidney bean extract, which has been shown highly effective in clinical trials, to blunt the impact that those high carb meals will actually have on us. And leading to a less likelihood of putting on that extra holiday weight. So digestive enzymes taking that before your meals with Digestive Hx of course, adding in the Phase 2. And then to mitigate the stress, we can look at the Trim HX formulation.† [00:05:31]
[00:05:32] We know there are many different foods that have natural digestive enzymes, things like pineapple, for example, papaya, and we can incorporate these into some of our recipes. But we can also yield the benefit from using Digestive HX, which contains the Bromelain, and the papain extract, probiotic, of course, would be incredibly advantageous during the holidays because not only is it beneficial for any pesky little bugs that we may get exposed to in our environment, either coming from foods that we’re eating as well as just things that we’re breathing in. It would be wise to take the Probiotic Hx during the holiday season to really benefit our overall digestive health as well as our immune health. And heck, we know with probiotic, we get that that good gut brain connection, so for your overall sense of well-being is also very, very beneficial. So it’s the holidays we know we can, you know, swap out for healthier foods. We can eat less, we can certainly incorporate in the nutrients that help lower inflammation in the body. Things such as the biocurcumin/5-loxin, would be incredibly advantageous. And the key thing also during the holiday season is to make sure that we are getting adequate sleep. So the utilization of L-THEANINE or 5-HTP would be incredibly wise to to consider or even the use of melatonin. So a lot of different things that we can do, to gear ourselves up for this upcoming holiday season. We know that when it comes to the holidays, many things are out of our control, but many things certainly are in our control and making better choices, trying to maybe play around with some recipes where you’re still getting that full punch of your holiday flair. But maybe in a healthier way. Would be a wise choice to be considering, and then, of course adding in those different nutrients, the Digestive Hx, the Probiotic Hx, the Trim HX, I absolutely love that product for the holidays because it’s work on both the thermogenesis, so having that fat burning property to it, along with the support for our mood and our stress, very, very important.† [00:08:05]
[00:08:06] And then of course, we can also look at adding in nutrients to target and combat inflammation, I had mentioned the Bio curcumin w/5-loxin and but also, hey, take some extra Krill oil or Fish oil during the holiday season as well would also be a very good idea. So that is all that I have for you for today. Just a little insight on making it through the holidays in a healthier way. I want to thank you so much for tuning in to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast. Remember, you can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts, or by visiting, invitehealth.com/podcast. Do make sure that you subscribe and you leave us a review. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at InViteHealth. And we will see you next time for another episode of the InViteⓇ Health Podcast† [00:08:06]