How to Prevent 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!

You may get physically sick and/or emotionally distressed during the holiday season for multiple reasons. The following are some common ones:

Physically and Mentally Overloaded
During the holiday season, you may take on more activities than usual (such as shopping) 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 tests for your will power. You might fail these tests and spoil your 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 these filters in your car are dirty? You know the answer!  

Unfinished Business
Old life events might replay like old tapes in your head if you did not work through certain emotional issues. 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 because you focus on what you don’t want, instead of what you want.

Can you combat the holiday blues and attain the state of peace, love and harmony? 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 that 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. Make it simple and useful. I usually mail a check to my gift recipients before the holidays. Therefore there will be no unwanted gifts. Many of my clients order and drop ship books and herbal formulas to their loved ones. Nice and easy, and your thoughtfulness will be appreciated!

3) Maintain your daily routine.

Keep your ordinary schedule of arising, sleeping, exercising, resting and
eating at certain times. Avoid the holiday frenzy. Your metabolism is at its optimal level when your body follows a harmonious biological rhythm!

4) Follow a Yeast-Free Nutritional Program.

Keep your body clean of toxins especially during the holiday season!  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. They 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.
The best way to achieve this state is taking potent herbal formulas designed to remove excess yeast and parasites simultaneously. Yeast and parasites are like Siamese Twins. You must treat yeast and parasitic infections simultaneously in order to reclaim your health!

6) Meditate daily to ensure quiet time.

Meditation removes the clutter in your mind, and enables you to become a creative problem solver. 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, which 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’s time to clean house!  Consult with an experienced therapist who specializes in spiritual psychotherapy.
Emotional traumas occurred in the past of this life or in previous lives, can be reprogrammed. Therefore, you can start your life with a clean slate.

Remember, life is a series of tests. Allow yourself to “graduate” from each level of “schooling” that you encounter. Always ask yourself,” What can I learn from this life event?”  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) is a leading expert in yeast and parasitic infection, weight, and addiction control, a former UCLA professor in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and a managing partner of Dr. J’s Healthy & Tasty Restaurant. Currently she is the President of Dr. J’s Holistic Healing Center, Inc. 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, Inc, 17000 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 206, (818) 986-4551
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