It’s Time To Amp Up Your Pre-Vacation Season Self-Care – Dr. Kellyann

For many people, November 1 marks the start of the vacation season. Halloween is over and we shift from ghosts and goblins to turkeys, timber, presents… and an entire lot of stress. So earlier than we get too far into the vacations, I wish to remind you the way necessary it’s to handle YOU.

Sure, you’ll be purchasing. Sure, you’ll be entertaining. Sure, you’ll be cooking, wrapping, adorning, touring, visiting… doing all the vacation issues. However inside all that busyness, I would like you to vow to handle you. As a result of as I discussed in one other latest put up, you’ll be able to’t handle all of the issues (and other people) it’s worthwhile to handle if you happen to’re not caring for your self.

So moreover telling you all of the stuff you’d anticipate to be instructed — get loads of sleep, transfer your physique ultimately daily, eat nutritious meals — I’ll additionally share a couple of sudden methods so that you can sneak in some self-care so that you’re prepped for the vacations… and past.

Maintain Your Every day Routine…

All through the vacation insanity, and even if you happen to’re touring, I would like you to do your finest to maintain up your common day by day routines. It will assist your physique and thoughts really feel secure and safe, and discourage it from feeling frazzled… and trying to find self-soothing mechanisms like snacking and napping as a substitute of consuming properly and figuring out.

… However Make Some Wholesome Additions

Sure, I simply instructed you to maintain your day by day routines. However you may additionally contemplate including some wholesome habits and dietary supplements to your routine to be able to actually improve your well being. 

As a board-certified naturopathic physician, it’s been my mission to deal with the entire individual, not simply the signs. So I’ve developed an entire array of merchandise to assist folks obtain their finest well being. Listed here are just some of my favorites:

Bone Broth

Bone broth is my secret weapon for what I name “concentrated therapeutic.” Why? As a result of bone broth isn’t simply broth, and it isn’t simply soup. It’s one of many world’s oldest and strongest medicinal meals. And since it helps your well being at a mobile stage, I flip to this nutrient-rich “liquid gold” a number of instances per day. I’ve urged numerous sufferers and followers of my packages to do the identical, and I invite you to, too. 

Sipping on a mug of bone broth on the finish of a harried day is enjoyable and centering. Sipping on it in the beginning of the day might help set the tone for the way you’ll eat the remainder of the day. And having fun with it as a noon snack might help fill you up so that you eat much less all through the day — together with indulging in too many wealthy or unhealthy vacation treats.

You may make your personal broth along with your leftover turkey carcasses. Or, for comfort, you’ll be able to select my ready-made liquid bone broth and even easy-grab packets of powdered bone broth. Any type that works for you and your way of life is nice. Simply do your self a favor and sneak this nutrient powerhouse into your day, by some means, a way. 

Dr. Kellyann Bone Broth

Sipping Swap-Outs

Espresso, sizzling cocoa, cocktails, mocktails… all of those drinks are vacation season staples, for positive. However they will also be exhausting in your system. They’re normally loaded with sugar, for one. And two, caffeine and alcohol should not your physique’s finest associates if you’re making an attempt to get a good evening of sleep or keep hydrated so you’ll be able to look and feel your finest. 

That mentioned, whereas I’ll counsel you restrict the “common” variations of those drinks, making a easy swap-out can a minimum of add a lift of wholesome elements to your sips. Right here’s what I like to recommend:


As an alternative of candy, syrupy lattes or your favourite brew combined with sugary creamers, strive my on the spot Collagen Espresso. It’s a easy, mild mix with delicate hints of chocolate, and enhanced with gut-supporting collagen. To make it festive, you’ll be able to prime it with a small dollop of coconut whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

Sizzling Cocoa

Commerce your common cup of sugar-laden cocoa for a ready-to-go pouch of my Collagen Sizzling Cocoa, which incorporates a whopping 15g of protein, no added sugars, and solely 2 grams of carbs. It tastes simply as wealthy and scrumptious as “conventional” sizzling cocoa, however has not one of the guilt. It’s a easy swap all season — and all winter — lengthy. 

Cocktails and Mocktails

Cocktails and mocktails, particularly the vacation variations, are infamous for sugary mixers and unhealthy components. If you wish to forgo the sugar and alcohol hangover, strive Lemon Sips or Orange Cream Collagen Cooler. Each of those drink mixes style indulgent and really feel fancy sufficient to sip at a celebration, and they’ve very actual well being advantages, like gut-nourishing collagen (within the Collagen Cooler) and beauty-enhancing SOD B® (within the scrumptious and hydrating Lemon Sips). In addition they make nice presents for the folks in your life who’ve glorious style however are exhausting to purchase for.

Don’t Overlook To Have Enjoyable

Whilst you work exhausting to handle your self and make an exquisite vacation season to your family members, don’t overlook to have some enjoyable. Enjoyable is necessary for each psychological and bodily wellness. It might assist stave off stress and remind you to be current within the second. In any case, being current is the BEST current… in the course of the vacation season, and all yr lengthy.

Strive This 15-Minute Physique Scan Meditation With Me

When it’s worthwhile to unwind and launch, however time is proscribed, this Physique Scan Meditation is simply the ticket. In 15 brief minutes, we’ll use a gradual sequence to concentrate to elements of the physique  from ft to move  and the sensations all through. I am going to lead you thru the entire thing, and I do know you are gonna find it irresistible. Do not overlook to share this reward of leisure with a good friend who might have it, too.


Dr. Kellyann Petrucci


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