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Holiday Season: Find Your Herbal Support

Lisa Kilgour, Nutritionist

The holiday season, with its twinkling lights and family gatherings, isn’t just about cheer – it’s also a time when we might face some unexpected hurdles. It’s a season when our usual routines are disrupted, we eat and drink more than usual, and emotions can be triggered. This can lead to increased stress, a noticeable dip in energy levels, and the possibility of a very unhappy liver. 

Wouldn’t it be amazing to feel healthy and relaxed in January, instead of drained and exhausted? Let’s take a look at a few herbal helpers that can help you navigate all of these challenges so you can enjoy this holiday season. 

How Does the Holiday Season Affect Our Health?

December often brings with it a mix of excitement and stress. It’s “normal” to feel overwhelmed by the endless to-do lists and social commitments. But, is it really normal to let our health suffer as a result? Absolutely not. This is where understanding the impact of the holiday season on our health and finding the right support becomes crucial. 

Herbal Support for Liver Health

During the holidays, our liver works overtime processing rich foods and perhaps an extra glass of wine or two. ‘Tis the season for an unhappy liver.  

This is where Milk Thistle steps in as a true holiday hero for liver health. Known for its ability to protect the liver, Milk Thistle supports the liver’s very important role of detoxification. Every night, while you sleep, your liver is working hard to detoxify everything you’ve encountered in the day. 

Milk thistle is like a gentle, nurturing hand for your liver, helping to support and repair it during these times of excess. If you’re feeling unusually sluggish, experiencing digestive discomfort, or a general sense of being unwell after an indulging meal, these symptoms could be your body’s way of letting you know that your liver is struggling.  

Incorporating Milk Thistle can be a proactive step in helping your liver, making sure that you can continue to enjoy all of the fun gatherings while supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes. Whether you choose the convenience of capsules or the quick absorption of the liquid herb, Milk Thistle is a great choice for keeping your liver healthy during the festive season. 

Herbal Support for Stress

I don’t have to tell you that stress can escalate during the holidays! Most of us are dealing with the extra burden of more social events, present buying, and the pressure of the holiday preparations. If you’re already feeling tired and burned out before coming into the holiday season, this extra stress can feel impossible. 

This is where Ashwagandha, a revered ancient herb, becomes your valuable ally. Ashwagandha is known for its adaptogenic properties, which means it helps your body manage stress more effectively 

When you’re feeling worn out and overwhelmed, Ashwagandha works by regulating your body’s stress response, promoting a sense of calm and resilience. It’s like a soothing balm for your frazzled nerves, helping you navigate holiday stress with a more centered and balanced approach.  

When you make Ashwagandha a part of your daily life, you’re doing more than just warding off tiredness; you’re helping your body deal with stress in a much healthier manner. It’s all about listening to what your body is telling you and providing the nurturing it craves, so you can enjoy this holiday season. 

You can take Ashwagandha as a potent liquid capsule or liquid extract. Or, if you need some additional support, add a scoop of Perfect Protein Elevated Adrenal Blend to your smoothie. It provides a full dose of Ashwagandha, along with Reishi mushroom and Vitamin C. It’s full-spectrum support for your adrenals during the holidays.  

Better yet, make a batch of these delicious Rice Crispy Protein Bars, using our Perfect Protein Elevated Adrenal Blend. 

Herbal Support for Low Energy

The non-stop pace of the holiday season can lead to a significant drop in energy and focus. Rhodiola, available in both capsules and liquid herb forms, is known for its energy-boosting properties. It helps combat fatigue and can help with mental focus 

But, if you need a sustained energy boost to carry you through the holiday hustle, a scoop of Perfect Protein Elevated Energy Booster is your go-to. This isn’t about a fleeting energy spike; it can give you steady, sustained energy, giving you the energy to enjoy every party and event.  

Which Format is Best for My Lifestyle?

Choosing between powders, capsules, or liquid herbs depends on you; your lifestyle and preferences. Powders are versatile and can be easily added to your daily routine. Capsules offer the most convenience and are perfect for busy days and busy schedules. Liquid herbs are known for their quick absorption, ideal for those who prefer immediate effects. 

  • Powders: Daily nutrition that incorporates therapeutic doses into your regular habits. Great for those who enjoy integrating supplements into their meals or drinks. 
  • Capsules: Higher concentrated dose and is best for on-the-go people who need a quick, hassle-free supplement. 
  • Liquid Herbs: Fast absorption that gives immediate benefits and is easily customizable for sensitive and reactive systems. 

This holiday season doesn’t have to be a time when your health takes a backseat. With the right herbal support, you can navigate this festive season with your health in check.  

Listen to your body and find the herbal solutions that work inside your life and your lifestyle. Here’s to a healthy, happy holiday season! 

About the Author

Lisa Kilgour, Nutritionist

Lisa Kilgour, Nutritionist

Lisa is on a mission to teach people how to heal themselves, to restore balance to body and well-being through whole food. A specialist in...

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