How to Prevent After-Holiday Blues
By Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D. N. Sc.



Do you feel sluggish, anxious, stressed, depressed, or catch the flu and cold easily during or after the holiday season? If so, read on!

Many Americans get physically sick and/or emotionally distressed during the holiday season for many reasons. The following are some common ones:

Physically and Mentally Overloaded
During the holiday season, people tend to take on more of a workload or more activities (such as shopping) than usual in order to prepare for holiday gatherings and celebrations. This puts your body, mind and spirit into “overwork mode”. An overworked machine needs down time; so does your body!

Overgrowth of Yeast and Parasites
The availability of junk food during the holiday season presents a series of tests for your will power. As you know, most people fail these tests and spoil their healthy eating habits. Once the little enemies (yeast and parasites) in your body are well fed with their favorite foods (including sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and chemicals), they have a rock ’n roll party. After they have a good time, they deposit their eliminations in your body. This is the major reason that you get sick during the holiday season.

Your liver and kidneys are particularly vulnerable when your body is loaded with toxins, for they act like oil and air filters in a car. What happens when the oil and air filters in your car are dirty? You know the answer!  Most people keep a routine maintenance schedule for their cars, but not their bodies. They usually wait until there is a major “wake up call” such as cancer or heart disease to make a lifestyle change.

Unfinished Business
Old life events might replay like old tapes in your head if you did not work through certain emotional issues from the past. When you live in an unpleasant past, your feelings of love, joy, and gratitude are blocked. Regardless of the current life situation you are in, you cannot appreciate and enjoy the here and now. You feel depressed for no apparent reason.

Can you combat the holiday blues and claim victory? Yes! You can. Here are some recommendations for you:

1) Treat every day like a holiday! Get together with your friends or relatives on a regular basis, so there is no need to cram a lot of gatherings into the holiday season. A holiday is merely one of 365 days in the year. If you don’t make it “special”, there will not be special meanings attached to it!

2) Give your presents before or after the holidays. There is no rule dictating that you can only give your presents on certain days of the year. Create your own schedule for holiday gift giving. If you wish, you can say to the recipient of your gift, “Here is my Christmas gift for you. I am giving you the gift early (or late) this year to avoid the holiday frenzy. I hope it’s okay with you.”  If the recipient of the gift expresses disenchantment over this, then give your gifts to someone who appreciates and deserves your thoughtfulness!

3) Maintain your daily routine. Keep your ordinary schedule of arising, sleeping, exercising, resting and eating at certain times. Avoid changing your schedule drastically to get into the holiday frenzy. Your metabolism is at its optimal level when your body follows a harmonious biological rhythm!

4) Follow an Anti-Yeast Nutritional Program. Keep your body clean of toxins especially during the holiday season! Avoid feeding your little enemies, yeast and parasites, their favorite foods. If you would like to know what you can or cannot eat, read my books, “Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing,” and “Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.” Both books are available in Southern California public libraries.

5) Control the Overgrowth of Yeast and Parasites. When you control the overgrowth of yeast and parasites in your body, you will minimize the amount of toxic waste deposited in your body, and allow your body’s innate intelligence to function at its optimal level. As a result, you will enjoy heightened energy and mental clarity to handle holiday-related stress.

One of the best ways to achieve this state is taking potent herbal formulas designed to control the overgrowth of yeast and parasites simultaneously. Yeast and parasites are like Siamese Twins. They go hand in hand. You must remove their excess growth in your body simultaneously in order to reclaim your health!

6) Meditate daily to ensure quiet time for yourself. Meditation removes the clutter in your mind, and enables you to become a creative  problem solver. You will have more mental clarity to effectively handle holiday-related stress. If you don’t know how to meditate, read my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing. There is a chapter in the book devoted to teaching you how to do ten-minute meditation. Ten-minute meditation is particularly helpful during the holiday season since you may not have time to sit still for more than ten minutes.

7) Remove mental toxins in addition to cleansing physical toxins. If the holidays remind you of unpleasant previous life experiences and cause you depression, then it is time to clean house!  Consult with an experienced therapist who specializes in spiritual psychotherapy. Emotional traumas associated with life events which occurred in the past, or in previous lives, can be reprogrammed. Therefore, you can start your life with a clean slate.

Remember, life is merely a series of tests. Allow yourself to “graduate” from each level of “schooling” you encounter. Always look at the silver lining of a cloud, and ask yourself,” What can I learn from this life event?”  As you have heard before, “God never gives you more than you can handle!” When you feel alone, frustrated, tired, or depressed, just drop on your knees and pray for solutions. Always P.U.S.H. ? Pray Until Something Happens. Whether you believe in God or not, it does not matter!  It’s free of charge. What have you got to lose?

Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) has been a teacher and student of A Course in Miracles for years. She is a leading expert in weight, addiction, and yeast and parasitic infection control, a former UCLA professor in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, the owner of Dr. J’s Holistic Healing Center and Dr. J’s Healthy & Tasty Restaurant, and a cable TV Producer & Host: The Holistic Approach to Health and Success. She is also the best selling author of “Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing” and “Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.”

For more information, please contact: Dr. J’s Holistic Healing Center, 17000 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 206, (818) 986-4551, or Dr. J’s Healthy & Tasty Restaurant, 1303 Westwood Blvd. (two blocks south of Wilshire),
(310) 477-2721. 

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