The holiday season, often seen as a time of joy and celebration, can also bring its own set of challenges. While we look forward to the festivities, it's important to acknowledge and address the top four issues that many people face during this time: stress, indigestion, energy, and sleep. Understanding these issues can help us navigate the holiday season with more ease and enjoyment.
1. Stress: What Causes Holiday Stress?
- High Expectations: The pressure to create a perfect holiday experience can be overwhelming.
- Financial Strain: Gift-giving, travel, and festivities can strain budgets.
- Busy Schedules: Balancing work, social commitments, and holiday preparations can be exhausting.
The ‘fight-or-flight’ state is the release of a cocktail of hormones from the adrenal glands, including cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones redirect blood flow to large muscle groups, increase our breathing and heart rate, and give us a boost of energy. This response is meant to help us survive when we’re threatened.
STRESS FX is formulated to lower cortisol levels and promote a state of calmness and relaxation. STRESS-FX is formulated to help us maintain our healthy rest-and-digest state. It helps us alleviate stress by lowering cortisol levels, and it promotes relaxation through boosting our calming hormone, GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid). STRESS-FX may help improve:
- Mental clarity
- Memory, brain fog, concentration
- Improve sleep
- Support healthy digestion
2. Indigestion: Why Indigestion Peaks During the Holidays
- Overindulgence: Rich holiday meals and sweets can upset the stomach.
- Irregular Eating Habits: Skipping meals and then overeating can lead to discomfort.
- Stress: It can directly impact your digestive system.
Overindulging during the holidays often leads to consuming rich, heavy foods and larger portions than usual, which can overwhelm the digestive system and cause discomfort. This sudden change in eating habits disrupts the body's normal digestive process, leading to issues like indigestion, bloating, and acid reflux.
Gallexier Bitter herbs can be helpful in people with:
- Indigestion, bloating, gas, or cramping
- Irregular bowel movements
- Nausea, heartburn or stomach aches
- Low stomach acidity, commonly seen with aging
- Sugar cravings
- Sluggish liver, liver disease, or during a detox
- Low appetite, or challenges with recognizing hunger signals
3. Energy: The Holiday Energy Drain
- Overcommitting: Trying to do too much can leave you depleted.
- Lack of Routine: Disrupted daily routines can impact your energy levels.
- Emotional Fatigue: The holidays can evoke a wide range of emotions.
Iron plays a crucial role in energy production as it's a key component of hemoglobin, which helps transport oxygen in the blood, ensuring that all body cells receive the oxygen they need to produce energy. During the busy holiday season, maintaining adequate iron levels can help prevent fatigue and ensure sustained energy levels, keeping you more alert and active amidst the festive activities.
- Easily absorbed, gentle combination of iron
- B vitamins
- Nutrient-rich food extracts to enhance the absorption, digestion, and effects of iron in the body
- Gentle, won’t cause stomach upset
- Sugar cravings
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4. Sleep: The Foundation of Well-Being
- Stress and Anxiety: Can make it hard to unwind and sleep.
- Social Engagements: Late-night parties can disrupt sleep patterns.
- Stimulants: Alcohol and caffeine can interfere with sleep quality.
Lack of sleep during the holiday season can significantly impact our emotional well-being, often leading to heightened irritability, anxiety, and a reduced ability to manage stress effectively. This heightened stress can, in turn, adversely affect our digestive system, as stress is known to disrupt gut function and exacerbate digestive issues. Additionally, sleep deprivation can disrupt the balance of key hormones that regulate mood and stress, further compounding emotional instability and digestive discomfort.
SLEEP-GREAT is a complete formulation that helps you:
- Fall asleep quickly
- Stay asleep
- Achieve deep restful sleep
Unlike medications that may assist with falling asleep but limit your body’s ability to enter into a deep sleep state, SLEEP-GREAT works by enhancing the body’s natural sleep hormone pattern so that you enter all five stages of a healthy sleep, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed every day.(CLICK HERE)
In summary, the holiday season is undoubtedly busy, but with a little help, we can smoothly and comfortably handle all the challenges it brings.