Posts filed under Healthy Living

Ways to cure that festive hangover!

Whether it’s a company Christmas party or just a weekend soiree, here’s how to take part in the festivities without suffering with that painful post-drinking aftermath. It's the food we eat after drinking that gets you into trouble, also consume wisely and prevent a hangover.

1) Limit yourself to two drinks. Anymore, and there's a good chance you'll begin eating badly. 

2) Sip, don't swing.

3) Never drink on an empty stomach.

4) Alternate each alcoholic drink with a glass of water or Diet Coke.

5) Avoid sugary cocktails; they're desserts disguised in a glass.

6) Choose red wine over white, you won't drink it as fast.

7) Combat an increased appetite the morning after (alcohol causes unstable blood sugar the next day) with protein-rich and low-carb foods.

Julia Knightley’s Top Tip: First of all drink responsibly, second take 2 Forever Lean capsules and 60ml Forever of Aloe Vera Gel before you go out and when you get home = NO HANGOVER! For more information just visit http://www.foreverjulia.flp.com/

How your diet shows up in your skin

Can your face reveal what's going on in your digestive system?

Yes, according to practitioners of naturopathic medicine, who performed face readings at a recent launch event. Studies show the skin to determine underlying health issues and you see a lot of dairy face, wine face and gluten face or hormonal imbalances in the gut which show up in  of bloating and dark circles (dairy), dehydration, pronounced lines and redness (wine) and all over puffiness (gluten). Dermatologist, see all of these in their practices, in addition to salt sensitivity. Some individuals are more sensitive to foods/ingredients than others and it can manifest as dryness, lines, shallowness and dullness. Redness is common among those sensitive to foods high in histamines, and more commonly, swelling. We remind my patients not to ingest salty foods at least 24 hours prior to fillers, and while we've all woken up with dark circles after a late night drinking wine and probably didn't look so hot the day after that Christmas Party, either it's when these symptoms become chronic that you want to consider seeing a nutritionist for blood work and food intolerance tests.

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