It’s that time of year where we all start slowing down, just before the pressure of the year gets too much. While our bodies and workload may be going into siesta mode, our diet and lifestyle tend to go into over-drive.
I love the holiday vibe! The smell of a summer braai, cheesy Boney M songs on the radio, lazy days in the sun, cocktails by the pool…it’s called the the festive season for a reason. While living the carefree life is amazing, come the New Year, don’t you feel like you are seriously lagging with a food & alcohol hangover from one too many slices of cake and G&T’s by the pool?
Now I wouldn’t pass up a good “kuier” with the friends, I write-off December as my “cheat month” lol. While usually I keep drumming on the importance of a clean diet, you do need to live a little bit and take in ALL of the season. So, I went on a mission with the VitaSoul ladies to find the most natural remedies that will allow you to be naughty while still feeling nice!
Argh! How much did I drink?
What is it with December, suddenly non-drinkers want the odd glass of champagne or the wine snobs ask for a cold beer (gasp!)? Mixing drinks is never a good idea, but while you are knocking back your third drink you don’t think further than the now. And if you are like me, it only takes 2 drinks to make you feel whoozy (cheap date!). Well now, there’s a little blue packet of magic, that will take all your pain away – Sfera Hangover Remedy! This remedy is packed with zeolite, a core mineral aiding in the metabolism of alcohol which lessens the amount of toxins the liver has to process. Abracadabra, hangover gone!
Diet? What diet?
Once all the fun is done, and you are regretting shot no.4, and that second piece of cake (out the door went banting), it’s time to really love your liver – it’s the least you can do seeing as it handles over 500 functions in your body. Holiday time is synonymous with rich food and alcohol which puts extra pressure on your liver. Consider taking a natural supplement such as AMorganic Love your Liver, a blend of liver-loving herbs to help your over burdened liver cope with processing all the nasties.
Do not disturb, “hanging” by the pool!
So while you are recovering from your “big night” the next day by the pool, you fall asleep on your deck chair and wake-up like a roasted red tomato. Holiday time, means a lot more sun exposure and here comes in the great sunscreen debate, to use or not to use? Just take a bottle of sunscreen off the shelf and read the ingredients… and then google those ingredients. Personally I believe we are better off without it and just being sun-wise is good enough…. but that was until I was introduced to Bene-Vita Sunberry Natural Sunscreen – 30 SPF. This natural sunscreen is water resistant, paraben free, cruelty free, smells divine and best of all no more lugging around different bottles of sun protection for yourself and kids, as the whole family can use it.
It’s a good idea to take extra precaution and add a supplement as well, which will strengthen your skin to the sun. The summer must-have is Viridian SPF Factors, it is a top-quality supplement which is specifically formulated to assist in the maintenance of healthy skin; but it does not mean you can get away without wearing any sun protection unfortunately.
Not the party-pooper!
…all that sun has now left you feeling just plain old tired (vicious circle isn’t it!?). You probably thinking I better get my Vitamin B jab before I let my hair loose…rather don’t, get your hands on Lipolife Liposomal B12 instead. This stuff is amazing, it’s MAGIC in a bottle! After having my second daughter I was feeling pretty run-down and completely exhausted (she was the worst sleeper ever). This saved me! It is the best quality, most absorbable European liposomal vitamin B12 product on the market today and it does what it’s supposed to do…. you will be feeling like a happy, bouncy, social energizer bunny in no time! Wide-eyed and bushy-tailed for your next party lol.
You may not plan on being naughty at all, but sometimes it just kinda happens! This “nice list” of remedies will definitely make the repercussions feel a lot more bearable. And just because it’s the holidays, it doesn’t mean you must slack off completely from living healthy, the key is that everything must be in moderation… but a little splurge now and then during this time will be forgiven.
…December we are ready for you!
Wishing all the VitaSoul clients and blog followers a happy, healthy and eventful holiday xoxo…
Analita Farelo (VitaSoul Blogger)
Photo’s by Project Flash Photography