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Staying Healthy in December – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

December can be a challenging month with the excesses and stresses of Christmas festivities



There is no healthy way to eat ALL the food associated with Christmas in one day.

Too many rich foods leave us feeling bloated, heavy and sluggish over burdening our digestive systems.

Why pig out at Christmas and then suffer for two months to lose the excess weight!

  • Always eat breakfast  
  • Eat regularly, preferably little and often  
  • Eat raw salads for lunch regularly, even in winter 
  • Enjoy some “treats” without Christmas being a constant treat 
  • Pause between courses or seconds: It takes 20minutes for the brain to hear the stomach 
  • Get outside for walks in the fresh air to avoid binge eating on the couch  


We tend to celebrate the festivities with extra alcohol

  • Never drink on an empty stomach 
  • Have savoury snacks with any pre-meal drinks  
  • Preferably drink alcohol with a meal 


Avoid Hangovers

  • Drink water alternately with alcoholic drinks at parties 
  • Keep well hydrated; drink water before going to bed 
  • Pace yourself! 



Christmas is promoted as a time of joy, yet can become a time of stress if you are not feeling joyous.

Several factors can affect our stress and nervous systems

  • Family and social tensions and worries; unrealistic expectations of self and others
  • Excess sugar and alcohol affect our adrenal glands, giving us a rush then dropping us down
  • Over burdened digestion can make the brain sluggish
  • Lack of sleep leaves us jaded


  • Nervous system with B complex
  • Immune system with Zinc, Copper, vitamin C, vitamin D, Echinacea
  • Adrenals with vitamin C, Ginseng
  • Liver with B vitamins (B12, Choline, Inositol), vitamin A, Cysteine, NAC, Milkthistle
  • Gut with Alkalising salts, Probiotics
  • Stress and muscles with Magnesium
  • Cell membranes with good Omega 3,6,9 oils
  • Self with positive, supportive people and activities
  • Everything with
    • Water to help eliminate extra toxins
    • More fruit and vegetables
    • Remember to BREATH!

We are happy to advise you on health matters and good quality nutrients tailored specifically to suit you.

Lin Bridgeford DO KFRP MSCC ICAK (UK) MSc
Registered Osteopath & Kinesiologist & Yoga Teacher

Aether Bios Clinic

Saltdean Brighton

Tel: 01273 309557
Mobile: 07710 227038

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