A Guide to Stress Support, Weight Loss and Other Seasonal Challenges
Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556)
The holiday season is one of the busiest times in clinical practice as a result of an increase in patients suffering from acute illnesses ranging from stress-related illness, colds, flus, bronchitis, pneumonia, anxiety and depression, gastrointestinal symptoms and even cardiac complaints.
Certainly the single biggest concern from November through spring is avoiding contracting the influenza virus that can be so devastating for young and old alike. Because techniques for boosting immunity are covered in another article in this newsletter (Surviving Cold and Flu Season) the clinical pearls shared in this article are designed to help anyone who wants a guide for overcoming the other challenges many of us face around the holidays, from depression to weight gain to increased alcohol consumption.