The Post-Halloween Crash

I’m not one for fortune-telling, but if you were to fast forward to next week and ask me how people in my practice are doing I could easily give you that answer today.

Although every year I feel a little bit like the scrooge of Halloween, my experience proves to be consistent every year, and since my job is to lead people to healthier choices in their life, I will share my reminder about sugar with you right here.

Sugar…tastes great, but is horrible for your body. 

Does this mean you should never consume it? Not necessarily, it just means be more mindful of the impact it will have and be prepared for the potential consequences.

The week after Halloween what I see most often are children who are full of coughs, colds, congestion, sore throats, or any form of immune compromise. In the adults, I’ll often observe the same thing, however many will also complain of increased joint pain.

There is no coincidence in this timing!

Nothing suppresses the immune system quite like sugar does, and one of the biggest sources of inflammation is…SUGAR.

Of course it’s not good for other systems in your body either.

So, all that halloween candy in your home? Be mindful of your consumption, and remember that how you feel and function depends on the care you give your body. Choosing the right foods to nourish you and your family, and finding better alternatives for sugar is a good starting place.

If you’re not sure where to get started, ask me on your next visit!

This podcast episode is also a good summary of the recommendations I start most people with.

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