iHeartRadio Interview – Holiday Hazards to Your Health

Mama Bear Cancer Support Radio will host me LIVE for a 30 minute interview on Friday November 2, 2018 at 11:30am.  Donita Wheeler is not only an amazing talk show host, but also a cancer coach who has helped navigate multitudes of cancer patients through their journeys to total wellness.  A cancer survivor herself, Donita understands what it is to be a patient and survivor and her show’s audience can listen in on what top experts (I’m one of them!) in the field have to say on various aspects of treatment care and life after cancer.  Set your calendars and mark the date!  Please share this information with anyone you know who is a patient, survivor or caretaker….or just want to listen to my fabulous voice for 30 minutes! 🙂 

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HOLIDAY HAZARDS TO YOUR HEALTH

It’s November and the holiday festivities are about to commence.   This is the time of year when many people fall into ‘food traps’. A ‘food trap’ is when you attend a holiday celebration and you are ‘guilted’ into eating and drinking items that are not good for you.  The results can be any of the following:  a day or more of feeling so ill you cannot get out of bed, 5lbs gained that you worked so hard to take off, painful joints because you ate and drank the prohibited items that aggravate an inflammatory disease, or in extreme cases – you had to be taken to the hospital because you have congestive heart disease and you just HAD to eat all those salty foods.

Folks, the holidays do not have to be a giant food fest.  Of course we all want to eat, drink and make merry, but we also must be smart about our choices.  Be mindful of what you choose to eat or drink at the office holiday party.  You can have a great time and walk away feeling good.  If you are at “Aunt May’s Annual Thanksgiving Eatathon” where all the foods you shouldn’t eat are ‘guilted’ onto your plate and into your mouth; here’s a solution….prior to the eatathon… call ‘Aunt May’ and tell her that although you love her wonderful cooking, you have a health condition and if you eat certain recipes, you will become very ill and ‘Aunt May, you wouldn’t want to make me ill, would you?’.  I assure you, whoever the ‘Aunt May’ is in your life will take this to heart and no doubt cook a few items just for you, so you can still participate and stay healthy.  Don’t be surprised if everyone else at the table wants your ‘special dishes’ as well.

When it comes to desserts, you don’t have to taste everyone’s famous cookies or cakes.  It’s ok to say no thank you.  In most cases, the holidays bring out the ‘weekend warriors of baking’ and the results aren’t worth the calories or health risks.  If there is a special treat that you wouldn’t normally indulge in, have a modest slice and enjoy it.  If you are trying to stay on a healthy eating plan, I do suggest the Weight Watchers app.  It’s a simple points system that  allows you to substitue certain foods for others and keep you within your daily calorie budget.

Very often, we let our exercise regime slide into the background during the holiday season.  Stay with your workout routine.  Plan your exercise classes and treat yourself to a yoga class once weekly to help lengthen and strengthen your muscles and center your mind to keep you focused.

This holiday season, be thankful for the good things in life and remember – if you have good health, you have everything you need going forward.  If you would like to share the gift of good health with a colleague, friend or loved one, contact my office and inquire about our gift certificates.  I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and hope you’ll listen to me LIVE on iHeart Radio!

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