How The Holidays Affect Your Health

The holiday season is here, and that means there’s much to celebrate. From celebrating with friends and family to enjoying all the sweet treats that come along with it, the holidays can affect your health in a number of ways. 

Abnormal Diet

One of the ways the holidays affect your health is by the diet you eat. While you may be strict when it comes to the meals you prepare at home, it can be hard to follow those standards when you’re eating in someone else’s home. While you may eat a sugar-free and whole food diet, your grandma may slip an extra cup of sugar into that pumpkin pie. A sudden increase of sugar and inflammatory foods into your diet can cause a myriad of symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Irritability
  • Digestion Issues

While it’s impossible to eat the way you usually do while traveling or eating in someone else’s home, there are some measures you can take to stay on the right track. Try offering to cook one of the main dishes. This way you have some balance to what you’re eating and it’s not all out of the ordinary. You can also offer up some of your favorite recipes, and maybe all of the other guests will enjoy them too! Balance is vital in life, and that comes to food too. Don’t be afraid to enjoy your grandma’s cherished pie, but be mindful of everything you’re eating during this season.


It’s no secret that the holidays can be stressful. Whether your flight has been delayed for the 5th time, or you’ve been standing in line at the store for an hour and a half, stress happens. Chronic stress can cause weight gain, fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, and depression, among other things. This is why you need to make sure that during this season you plan accordingly so you’re not living under stress through the end of the year. 

Plan ahead for gifts this year so that you don’t end up in line on Christmas Eve. Hate the thought of flying? Maybe take a road trip with some friends instead. Don’t wait till you’re dying of hunger to eat a meal. All of these things can tip the scales of stress in your body and send you further down the hole of feeling unwell. Here are a few tips for having a stress-free holiday season.

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Drink water regularly
  • Plan gifts ahead
  • Don’t be afraid to delegate
  • Eat regular meals
  • Take time to enjoy those around you
  • Regular exercise
  • Spend time in the sun

It’s a no-brainer that the cold season brings illness along with it. People spend more time indoors and eat more unhealthily than they usually do throughout the year. Keep your family healthy by eating nutrient-dense foods and reducing added stressors this holiday season. There’s much to enjoy around the people we love most during the holidays. Balance in all aspects of your life can help you enjoy a more fulfilling holiday season this year.


Taking steps to clean up your lifestyle, no matter how small, will always be beneficial. At Intuitive Health Restoration, we work on any issues the body may have during the healing process your body is making. A well-rounded program works the best. One that cleans the gut, the organs, promotes drainage and handles the neuroendocrine system. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take a positive step towards health restoration.

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