We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. It is the annual time of the year which is looked forward to all year, when we get over-stressed with all the preparation, anticipation, and over-consumption–both financially and calorically. It is the latter I address today.  ‘Tis the season when we eat and drink way too much with more unhealthy fats and sugars than most we would normally consume in any other thirty day period. Cookies, cakes, candies, egg nog, rich meals and, for many, too much alcohol.

This is not a good recipe for your sex life or any other area of your life.

While this is the season for parties and family festivities, have you ever noticed it is followed with a major cold and flu season typically starting in the first week of January? Why do you think that is? It is because our adrenaline is pumping during this time of year to get us through it. Once all the parties are over, the presents have been opened and we all shout “Happy New Year!” our adrenaline drops precipitously sending a signal to our bodies that we’re now “relaxing” which, of course, in actuality, we’re not.

We get sick when we have too many toxins in our bodies. Our adrenaline, medications, and other modalities may ward off illness for a time. However, have you ever noticed that when you go on vacation, you often get sick? The accompanying adrenaline getting you ready for a vacation gives way to the relaxation of starting our time off. The body picks up on this and it’s as if it is saying, “Oh, we’re resting now. This is a good time to get rid of this extra gunk.” Then here comes the sneezing, runny nose, coughing, fever and flu.

So, what to do?

This month, monitor your intake! Moderation! Moderation! Moderation! It is always good to approach consumption of all types with moderation. Don’t have every dessert. Limit yourself to just a glass of wine or two. Don’t have a cookie every time someone puts out a platter. Pick your poison, so to speak. Unless you want to get sick. Do you? Didn’t thinks so!

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