In my house, Thanksgiving involves family and friends gathering for a mega cooking event and the once-a-year pie baking contest. This Thanksgiving, more than ever, we will pause and appreciate our good health and many blessings.
As we begin this holiday season, I also want to take a moment to thank you, my readers. I am so grateful that my work gives me the opportunity to connect with you and all women (and men too) on their path to better health. You challenge me every day with your experiences and thoughtful questions, which I really appreciate.
I am also grateful for your openness to new ways to bring health and joy into your lives. With this in mind, I invite you to try some more ideas that will help you maintain well-being in body, mind and spirit this holiday season. The simple tools below will help you prepare holiday meals, deal with the frenzy of the season, or think about New Year’s resolutions.
Find wellness at Thanksgiving
1. Choose healthy products. Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) creates its Buyer’s Guide to Pesticides in Agricultural Products known as dirty dozen (fruits and vegetables with the highest amount of pesticide residues) and the Clean Fifteen (fruits and vegetables with the lowest pesticide residue). After looking at this list, you may want to include extra sweet potatoes in your Thanksgiving dinner.
2. Reduce worry. Many of the women I talk to feel a little out of control. Meditation is a way to relax and also alkalize. In this 8 minute meditationI guide you through the alkaline breath detox exercise.
3. Test your vitamin C levels with this new free tool I developed! This winter, more than ever, we need to actively support our immune system, and two of the most effective ways to do so are by administering therapeutic doses of antiviral medications that boost the immune system. vitamin C ascorbate, and taking an adequate amount of vitamin D. The good news is that you can test your vitamin C level with the simple, free tool I developed. However, detecting your vitamin D level is a little more complicated. Your doctor may order a blood test or you may purchase our vitamin d at home test kit.
4. Take 10 steps to follow to build bone naturally. With this free brochure you can learn the same 10 steps I use with my clients at the Center for Better Bones. I wrote this booklet to empower women who are concerned about bone loss, osteoporosis or osteopenia. There is too much information designed to create fear and doubt. Instead, I believe women should be encouraged to take positive steps to increase their self-care programs. You have more power than you think!
Sending you my warmest wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
-Dr. Dr. Susan Brown