That means shopping, entertaining, cooking, traveling,
gift wrapping, card writing...and EATING.
People joke about packing on the pounds over the
holidays, but what's worse is the overgrowth of the
wrong kind of bacteria in your gut that cause pain and
make you sick.
You see, many of the rich, scrumptious holiday foods we
love are loaded with sugar and refined flour (which
basically turns to sugar in the body).
And bacteria that you DON'T want inside you LOVES sugar--
they gorge on it and multiply faster than rabbits.
That can lead to constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas and
increased attacks of diverticulitis, colitis and IBS.
Plus when you have harmful bacteria overgrowth, that
compromises your immune system and makes you susceptible to
colds, flu and infections like bronchitis or sinusitis.
There's no bigger bummer than being sick on a holiday, and
if that has happened to you, your gut microbes are most
likely the reason why.
So what is the answer?
Do you really need to avoid enjoying all those wonderful
Of course not. Just take better care of your gut and it
will keep you from getting ill during "the most wonderful
time of the year."
Here are the best ways to do this:
I know this can be tough during the holiday season, but
lack of sleep encourages harmful bacteria overgrowth. If
you need to choose between baking one more batch of cookies
or getting a good night's sleep, let the cookies slide.
(Or get some at the bakery.) Your health is worth it.
Stress turns your insides OUT. Just do what you can, and
be happy with that. Who cares if there's a ring around
your tub or if you didn't attend every single party you
were invited to. Set limits and stick to them.
3- Eat PREbiotic foods
Balance out holiday indulgences by eating foods loaded
with PREbiotics. Prebiotic foods are nourishment for the
beneficial bacteria in your gut. These include vegetables,
fruits, whole grains and legumes.
4- Take a potent probiotic supplement
Probiotic supplements give you a much-needed boost of the
same beneficial bacteria that are naturally found in your
Here are just a few of the vital functions your army of
beneficial bacteria performs:
- Probiotics keep your digestion smooth by helping to
break down foods and enhance nutrient absorption. So you
get LESS gas, bloating and constipation, and no more
constantly feeling famished...because you'll be better
- Probiotics line your colon wall and keep it from
becoming "leaky"--so any toxins that you ingest are
surrounded and eliminated with your feces instead of
leaking into your system and making you sick.
- Probiotics keep your immune system strong, making you
less susceptible to sicknesses of all kinds.
- Probiotics help reduce cholesterol and enhance your
- Probiotics help ease allergy symptoms.
I recommend Super Shield pharmaceutical grade probiotic
formula. You can compare it with any other formula on the
market. Nothing even comes close to Super Shield. It
contains the world's most heavily tested and researched
strains of beneficial bacteria.
We hand-picked the strains in Super Shield because we
wanted it to be more effective than any other probiotic
and wanted it to help the widest variety of health
No corners were cut with Super Shield.
And even better, it's only about half the price other
companies would charge given the high cost of the raw
Yes, it is vastly underpriced.
Because that is the mission of Blue Rock Holistics...
Research-grade supplements at store-brand prices.
Can't beat that!
Super Shield can help YOU feel good from Thanksgiving to
New Year's, and from New Year's all the way to Thanksgiving
1 large white onion, diced
3 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra virgin)
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and diced
3 cups broccoli florets
2 cups diced zucchini or yellow squash (or a mix of both)
2 large tomatoes, diced (or 1-14 oz. can diced tomatoes)
1-14 oz. can Great Northern or cannellini beans, rinsed
3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
10 cups vegetable broth
3 tablespoons basil pesto (there's a great recipe for
basil pesto in the Great Taste No Pain recipe book)
1 1/2 teaspoons Spike (or other seasoning blend of your
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add
onions and sauté 5 minutes.
Add carrots and celery; sauté 2-3 minutes. Stir in
potatoes and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. (Be
sure to stir frequently so the potatoes don't stick to the
bottom of the pan.)
Add vegetable broth, tomatoes and fresh peas (if using),
bring to a boil and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
Stir in broccoli, squash, frozen peas (if using), beans
and Spike; simmer for another 8-10 minutes or until all
vegetables are tender.
Remove from heat. Stir in pesto; taste and add salt and
pepper if needed (or more pesto if you'd like).
About the Author
Sherry Brescia is a natural health researcher, president
of Holistic Blends, Inc. and author of the mega best-
selling Great Taste No Pain Health System.
She has over 20 years experience in the medical research
field, and cured herself from IBS in 1992 by changing her
diet and eating the way she now teaches in her Great Taste
No Pain system.
Sherry has made it her life's mission to help others with
digestive challenges by educating them about the role of
diet in overall health and the importance of an alkaline pH.
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