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DR JAMES LIDDELL
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Your best way to get vitamin D - food and supplements - on NOT SUN

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95% of my patients have low levels of vitamin D - supplement please

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Artificial sweeteners can have a negative effect on gut bacteria and aggravate insulin resistance

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Festive Season Tips
 
How to feel like a daisy and prevent that mother of a hangover
 
•         Drink lots of water – it prevents dehydration
•         Supplements: take probiotics & liver meds (before & after)
•         Don’t drink on an empty stomach
•         Don’t go out on an empty stomach – eat protein
•         Healthy snacks – low GI/GL
•         Responsible drinking and no drinking and driving
•         No sugary alcoholic beverages
 
Symptoms of a hangover
 
·         Headaches
·         Nausea
·         Fatigue
·         Dehydration
·         Weakness
·         Dry Mouth
·         Mild Depression
 
Cause of hangovers
 
·         Overindulgence
·         Dehydration
·         Toxins: sulphur, histamines, congeners and acetaldehydeis not the culprit –Dehydration
·         Blood sugar drops - alcohol also causes glycogen to be converted into glucose and excreted along with minerals – that makes you extremely tired
 
How to prevent your hangover - before you go out
 
·         Don’t go out on an empty stomach: eat almonds, peanuts, fish, chicken or a protein shake
·         Don’t drink on an empty stomach – have healthy snacks
·         Take a probiotics– Bifidus detoxifies acetaldehyde (a digestive byproduct of alcohol)
·         Support your liver with Milk Thistle before you go out
·         Water – try to drink a glass of water for every alcohol beverage
 
Your hangover – the morning after
 
·         Hydrate
Drink 500ml electrolyte solution( Rehydrate or Ceralyte) or Coconut water before you go to bed and again when you wake up.  You can also make your own electrolyte solution: a dash of salt and sugar in 500ml water.
·         Multivitamins, minerals, Milk Thistle and Probiotics
Probiotics will restore your flora and assist with acetaldehyde
·         Banana smoothie – drink frequently till you feel better
Mix one banana, 10 strawberries and 150ml apple juice in your blender.  If you can add some WW yoghurt with probiotics
·         Tomato juice
The fructose in tomato juice assists in metabolizing the alcohol quicker
·         Tiger Balm
Apply it on the back of your neck and temples and massage it in – after a few minutes your headache will melt away
·         Have a bath in Epsom Salts
Epsom salts will help to clear the cells of toxic waste
·         Mustard Bath
Mustard will also assist in clearing toxic waste from the cells
·         Reflexology – do it yourself
Stimulate the outer edge of the right foot, about halfway between the middle of the foot and the little toe – this will stimulate the liver
·         Exercise
Exercise will assist the body to get rid of toxins
·         Activated Charcoal
Take one tablet for every drink.  The charcoal tablet will absorb the impurities of the alcohol
 
Festive season eating tips
 
Remember the following:
 
·         If you go overboard the one day – the next day or more you need to do some repair – follow the after party tips
·         Drink mint tea – it will aid with digestion
·         Remember to avoid snacks that are high in transfats and preservatives
·         Preferably eat fruit and veggie snacks
·         Eat snacks that are low GL/GI
·         Do not starve yourself before you go out for a meal – have a light snack.  Remember overeating and cravings will follow
·         Don’t drink on an empty stomach – your self-control will diminish
·         Water – drink one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage
 
General Holiday HEALTH Tips
 
·         H for healthy fats
Remember the healthy fats – avocado, nuts, fatty fish this holiday
·         E for exercise
Exercise – Yes, Yes, Yes – walk far and breathe deep – it is good for the soul
·         A for Acceptance
Accept yourself for whom you are and what you look like – the most important relationship is the one with yourself
·         L for laughter
Laughter is still the best medicine – laugh lots and long
·         T for tea
Go for green tea.  Green tea contains many antioxidants – which you need in the summer sun
·         H for Hot
Remember the sun protection cream every hour, hats, sunglasses and lots of water.  Eat carrots, mango, spanspek, apricots – these fruits contain beta-carotene and that will assist in protecting your skin
 
 
Please eat and drink responsibly. I hope that you will benefit from my tips and remember if the symptoms do not improve please contact your healthcare practitioner.
 
References:
 
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangover
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