We hope that this newsletter finds you merry and bright! In this month’s newsletter, we are bringing you tips on how to stay happy and healthy during the season of overeating and under sleeping. We have also included our favorites in a holiday gift guide. Be sure to check out our giveaway opportunity, too! We sincerely hope that your holidays are filled with magic and cheer!
Staying Happy and Healthy this Holiday Season
We have waited all year, and Christmas is finally here! But so often, the holidays leave us feeling overstimulated both physically and emotionally. We want you to enjoy this season to the fullest, so this month, we are continuing our series on staying happy and healthy during the holidays. Last month we delved into hydration and talked about the importance of providing your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs in between all of the sweet treats. This month, we are focusing on the value of rest and mindfulness.
It’s tempting to stay up decking the halls and preparing the holiday ham, but make sure you are getting enough rest. While you sleep, every part of your body resets. Without proper sleep, your body will not function at its highest level and even one night with less than 6 hours of sleep can affect everything from your mood to your body’s ability to fight off that common cold.
Sleep offers a long list of health benefits including an improved memory, a boosted immune system, and an enhanced mood. Did you know that sleep is even an important factor for maintaining a healthy weight, lowering stress levels (hello holiday to-do list!), improving blood flow and decreasing inflammation? Hey, they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!
If you have trouble sleeping, try these tips:
-Go to sleep at the same time every night so your body gets used to the routine.
-Make sure you are sleeping in a dark and comfortable environment with little to no noise.
-Do not overstimulate yourself before bed with activities such as exercise, watching TV, or spending time looking at a computer/phone screen.
-Take supplements such as melatonin, magnesium, and fish oil to naturally help your body fall asleep.
-Limit your intake of caffeine and carbohydrates before bed.
While the holidays are generally time of happiness and cheer, you can wear yourself out emotionally if you are not careful. Practicing mindfulness can help you remain both mentally and emotionally healthy during the craziness of this season!
So what exactly IS mindfulness? According to Psychology Today, mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with intention. This means not missing out on the joy of the holidays because of the stress of finding the perfect gift or making your house look perfect for your guests. Psychology Today also notes that mindfulness helps controls our responses by taking pause and choosing how we act. Through mindfulness, you can learn to confront your emotions in a more positive, effective manner. The ritual of mindfulness can have a major impact on our bodies as well. Mindfulness can boosts the immune system, lower stress levels, help decrease inflammation, and increase concentration and productivity.
And just how do you practice mindfulness? According to Dr. Josh Axe, “meditation is like exercise for the brain.” So the more you practice mindfulness, the more you will benefit from its effects. Some people chose to exercise their brain through the use of prayer and meditation. For others, time spent in guided consciousness or exposure to nature help achieve a healthy level of mindfulness. Whatever method you chose, don’t let the stress of the holidays get you down. Be sure to make time for yourself so you can stay happy and healthy this season!
Gift-guide from Elizabeth Adams, MD
This year, you can give the gift of gorgeous when you shop at Elizabeth Adams, MD. From stocking stuffers to gift sets to gift cards, we have you covered. Because who doesn’t want the gift of health?
Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen packs make great stocking stuffers. These little collagen stick packs not only help your skin, hair, and nails, but also support healthy digestion and joints from the inside out. Both flavored and unflavored varieties can be added into everything from hot tea to smoothies to your favorite baked good! What’s even better? These convenient stick packs are gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly!
Need a great gift on the go? Beauty Chef’s Holiday Boost gift set is the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
The Holiday Boost gift set includes a sample of each of the three Inner Beauty Boost products- COLLAGEN, ANTIOXIDANT, and HYDRATION. The COLLAGEN booster naturally increases the production of collagen in the body and fights cellular damage resulting in firmer, more radiant skin. The ANTIOXIDANT booster contains “gut-boosting prebiotics and probiotics” that help repair cellular damage from the inside and protect the skin from future damage. The HYDRATION booster works to combat dry, dull skin that results from dehydration while also addressing total skin health through increased circulation, blood oxygenation, and gut health.
Give your friends and family what they really want this year- a gift certificate to Elizabeth Adams, MD. With a gift card to EAMD, you can help that special person in your life look and feel healthy. There is no better way to start the New Year than with glowing skin!
If reading through this guide has YOU wanting some of these products, we feel you. When it comes to your health, you don’t have to feel guilty about gifting yourself! So go ahead, say Merry Christmas to others and Merry Christmas to yourself this year at Elizabeth Adams, MD.
A Few Fun Extras This Holiday Season
• Write a Review and Win
Help make us beautiful at Elizabeth Adams, MD by writing a review, and we will help make you beautiful! Write a review on Facebook, Google, or Yelp and you will be entered into a drawing for a free 10oz of Vital Proteins’ Collagen Peptides! Did you know that collagen is great for inner and outer beauty? Collagen aids in digestion by providing a strong line of defense for your gut, helps enhance your hair, skin, and nails, and works to improve your joint health!
• Referral Program
Don’t forget about our referral program! When you refer a client who books a procedure, you will receive $50 towards any product or service!
• Office Closed on Christmas Day
Monday, December 25
A Word From Dr. Monte
Dr. Monte, HMD would like to prescribe a word for your every day life. Use this Monte Mantra prescription as needed for a daily dose of splendor.
Don’t settle for anything less than magic!