LET’S TALK TURKEY – The Real Leftovers
Try a platter of fatigue piled as high as it will go, with a dozen sides of exhaustion and even depression. Somehow, “It was wonderful”, The food was to die for, it was so good seeing everyone” doesn’t translate into ecstatic joy and contentment. So what’s to incriminate? Dish duty? Done. Clean up? Now there’s a monster. Crumbs have crawled into every nook and cranny. It’s mayhem behind the sofa pillows. You’d rather torch the house rather than vacuum. (Not really, but at this point, no one else jumps up to help.)
GERD IS OUT TO GET YOU
You looked forward to it for weeks. Months even. And now that it’s over, it seems your body is besieged. Migraines, body aches. It’s like a torrent of wild turkeys went wild running you over. Your mood is low and you have trouble sleeping. (Unless the acid in your stomach is keeping you up popping antacids.) And you were hoping the annual Thanksgiving rite of passage would pass uneventfully. You think that every year. And feel as beaten up every year. It’s over, you can relax now. You certainly deserve it Your body is crying for it. Close your eyes…think positive thoughts…try to meditate if only for a few moments. You try. Oh, you try. But every time you try to enter an OMMMMM state, your mind wanders to the foil topped towers of leftovers in the fridge. STOP! RESET! Let your mind replay the gratitude the day is really about. It has been shown that this can cause a large reduction in cortisol (a stress hormone), and a huge increase in DHEA, a positive hormone regulator. Just think this; you did it. You were a huge success. People can’t wait to come back until next year. (Oh, and about that…time you thought about being the guest, and not the host.)
HARK! ANOTHER ONSLAUGHT COMING
OMG! It’s Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving (or often now the night before) that is the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. You’ve been inundated for weeks about the miracles of money-saving by getting out there and battling the hordes who feel they are going to beat you to that $298 huge smart TV. It used to be that the stores all opened around 6 a.m. Friday morning, but now they are open all Thursday night. (Thus the early exit of some guests.) Who isn’t drawn to Door Buster Bonuses? So you have to stand in line for hours. It’s part of the Thanksgiving tradition, like football. Only in this case, the wins are for you. What happened to getting a good night sleep, or even sleeping in to recharge? Another helping of stress, please. And, of, course, the countdown to the next big event is around the corner. Christmas. Can’t avoid this one. But we’ll get more into that next month.
HORMONES ARE YOUR BODY’S SECRET WEAPON. THEY KEEP YOUR HEART THUMPING, YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM CHURNING, AND YOUR BRAIN SHARP. WHENEVER YOU FEEL “OFF”, YOUR HORMONES COULD BE THE CAUSE. THEY CAN GET OUT OF KILTER WHEN YOU’RE STRESSED, TIRED, OR EATING POORLY, AND CREATE ALL KINDS OF HAVOC. ONCE TURKEY TIME IS OVER YOU END UP IN A FATIGUE FUNK WHERE’RE YOU’RE SURE THANKSGIVING IS THE OFFENDER. BUT FATIGUE IS A TELL-TALE SIGN OF HORMONAL IMBALANCE IN WOMEN. THESE HORMONAL IMBALANCES CAN ALSO CAUSE MOOD SWINGS, INSOMNIA, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. ONE OF THE MOST IMMEDIATE RESULTS OF BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY IS INCREASED ENERGY AND RELIEF FROM DEBILITATING FATIGUE. FORTUNATELY, HORMONAL IMBALANCE IS HIGHLY DIAGNOSABLE AND READILY TREATABLE. BUT FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH, IT’S VITAL TO CHOOSE A HORMONE REPLACEMENT SPECIALIST WHO UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF HORMONAL BALANCE AND HOW IT IS UNIQUE TO EACH INDIVIDUAL. IN THE DENVER AREA, THAT EXPERT WOULD BE DR. STEPHEN A. GOLDSTEIN, M.D, F.A.C.S. AT DENVER HORMONE HEALTH. AFTER REVIEWING YOUR HEALTH HISTORY AND CONDUCTING AN EXAM, HE CONDUCTS A FEW SIMPLE LAB TESTS TO DETERMINE YOUR CURRENT HORMONE LEVELS. THIS INFORMATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR CREATING A CUSTOMIZED HORMONE REPLACEMENT COMPOUND TO TREAT YOUR UNIQUE PROBLEM.
SO CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT NOW.
YOU’LL BE EXTREMELY THANKFUL YOU DID.