When winter rolls around, we often turn to starchy comfort foods to feel warm, get less exercise and spend less time outside in the sunshine. We know, it does feel good at first, and hot chocolate and Netflix do sound especially tempting on a cold, rainy day. However, this can all take a toll on our gut health and immunity when it becomes our regular lifestyle for months at a time.
Every day, we are already exposed to toxins such as air pollution from vehicles and pesticides. While we are usually able to clear them and repair any damage, sometimes the extra stress from an unhealthy lifestyle can be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. Even if we eat a fantastic diet and get plenty of outdoor exercise during warmer months, we can still get sick from letting healthy habits fall out of practice.
Winter is also a time when it seems like everyone is catching colds or the flu. What starts at one end of the office building, hotel, clinic or other type or workplace can quickly spread, more so when working in re-circulated air conditioning. And if your family is sick, you won’t get a reprieve when you go home.
How do I know that I need help to get back on track? Besides abundant sugar and carbs in your pantry, and fewer fresh foods, there are some warning signs your body may send. These include poorer energy, weight gain and maybe a lower mood. Or, cold and flu season may have started for you already. A week or two of feeling miserable, with a headache, runny nose, sore throat and more, is never fun, especially when it keeps coming back.
Would you like to avoid these problems, and stay on track towards achieving or maintaining optimal health? With our help at The Health Suite, you can!
To get started, we have put together a cost-effective initial consultation package.
For $55 you receive an hour-long consultation, which includes:
•Full health evaluation
•Iris, Nail & Tongue Analysis
•Blood Sugar Analysis
•Diet & Lifestyle Advice
We also offer natural, safe and effective treatments which may include vitamins, herbs, minerals and enzymes, as well as nutrition and lifestyle advice.
Alexandra Preston is a degree-qualified naturopath located in Bundall on the Gold Coast. For any questions, including to book an appointment, click here.