AcuBliss' New Year Healthy Tips:
First and foremost, AcuBliss would like to wish you a splendid new year filled with prosperity, health and love! We hope that these healthy tips will bring you more joy in the new year.
Tip #1- Rest and Relax more in the New Year!
Now that the holidays are over, everyone is scramming to get back to their busy day to day lives. For some that means continuing to be as productive as possible at home, work or school. We forget that it's important for us stop what we're doing and just breath. So carve out some time in your day to rest and relax. Studies have shown that this simple act will help reduce stress levels. According to NIH.gov, acupuncture is also shown to help reduce stress, depression and anxiety significantly.
Tip #2- Focus more on your Gut Health this New Year!
Our immune system is located in the gut (small and large intestines) so it's important to keep it flourishing.
How do we do that? We eat foods that promote the natural healthy bacteria in our gut which keep us from getting sick. Weird I know, but there are plethora of studies that are specifically geared toward understanding the many microbes in our intestines.
Studies have found that half of these microbes are good and some are bad. However, eating fermented foods such as sauerkraut or Kimchi(fermented cabbage dish from Korea), Tempe(fermented soy), Miso soup, Yoghurt and Kefir, will increase the good bacteria thus making you healthy.
On the other hand, eating foods that are acidic in property such as fried foods, processed sugary donuts, or baby back ribs will surely increase the bad bacteria thereby making you susceptible to getting sick easily.
Tip #3- Eat more plant-based whole, nutrient dense foods this New Year!
This is pretty self explanatory, just eat food in its natural state. Apples, berries, oranges, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes avocados, nuts, seeds, chicken, fish, and grass fed beef are all examples of whole foods. Eat them and feel good for life! Don't forget to drink your water too! I recommend drinking half of your weight in ounces, for example a 150 lb. person should drink 75 ounces of water daily. This enables your body to flush out toxins more easily. Sounds good to me! I hope my tips keep you healthy in the new year.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Amorette LaFranchi, L.Ac., DACM