We’ve had an amazing holiday season with our friends and family, and hope you have too. Now that we’ve moved into the New Year, it’s a great time to remember that there’s still a lot that you can do to keep yourself active, happy, and healthy.
In this new video, Dr. Morrison shares his tips for thriving in the wintertime, which can be a time when people struggle with energy and mood.
Stay healthy this winter season! Here’s how:
Eat warm foods when it’s cold outside, like Dr. Morrison’s mom’s chicken soup. Chicken soup may be good for the soul, and it’s a natural immune booster and so easy to prepare.
Avoid “cold” and mucus-producing foods, like citrus, sugar, and dairy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, citrus and sugar are “cold” foods, so best to avoid during the wintertime.
Stay active in the winter, even though it’s tempting to stay home. Movement is so important for overall health and presents an opportunity to socialize. Why not gather a few friends and take a class together?
After the holiday season is over, many people feel fatigued and sometimes a bit down. If that sounds like you, here are some supplements to consider:
Ginst15 Elixir is Korean ginseng to help your body deal with daily stress. It may improve energy, mood, and immune function. We recommend taking one or two dropperfuls either directly in your mouth in the morning or putting a dropperful or two into warm water and drinking it as tea.
Vitamin D3/K2 is great for keeping your vitamin D levels up, which is important in the winter to keep your immune system strong during cold and flu season.We recommend having your doctor do a blood test to determine the correct dosage for you.
Omega Benefit- Anti-Inflammatory Fish Oil is very similar to Omax3 Fish Oil (which is only available to our patients), and it has the highest level of purity, potency, and stability. This form of fish oil supports mood, cardiovascular health, as well as glucose and insulin metabolism. We recommend taking one softgel daily.
Dopaboost provides your body with the precursors to dopamine, the motivational neurotransmitter. We recommend taking 1 or 2 in the morning with food for improved mental focus.*
ProDHA Fish Oil is very high in DHA fish oil which is great for the brain and calming to the nervous system. We recommend taking 2 capsules in the morning.
5-HTP is a great option if you’re feeling anxious or blue because it offers the precursor for serotonin. Serotonin is a calming neurotransmitter, which contributes to feelings of well-being, happiness, and calm. It can even help manage food cravings. This can be taken in the morning, or at night to help with sleep.*
We hope that you enjoyed the holiday season and are entering winter with lots of great ideas for staying well and active.
Have a happy and healthy New Year,
The Morrison Center
*Be sure to consult your physician before starting any new supplements, especially if you take medication, as some ingredients may be contraindicated.