How to Have A Healthy and Enjoyable Holiday Season
By Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D.N., Sc.



• Does the hustle bustle of the holiday season stress you out?

• Do you catch the flu or a cold easily during the holiday season?

• Would you like to have a healthy and enjoyable holiday season?

If so, read on!

Many people get physically sick or emotionally distressed during the holiday season. The following are some common reasons why:

Physical and Mental Overload
During the holiday season, you might 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 represents a test of your willpower. If you yield to temptation and deviate from your healthy eating habits, the little enemies (yeasts and parasites) in your body will be well fed by their favorite foods (including sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and chemicals). They then have a rock ‘n roll party. After they have a good time, they deposit their eliminations (toxins) in your body. This is the major reason you get sick easily during the holiday season.

Unfinished Business
Old life events might replay like old tapes in your head if you have not worked through certain emotional issues from your 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 because you live in the past.
Can you combat the holiday blues and have a healthy and enjoyable holiday season? 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 a year. If you don’t make it “special”, there won’t be special meanings attached to it!

2) Create your own gift-giving schedule.
There is no rule dictating you can only give your presents on certain days of the year. Create your own schedule for holiday gift giving. Tell 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.” Most likely your thoughtfulness will be appreciated!

3) Maintain a good daily routine
Keep a good daily routine of rising, exercising, sleeping, resting and eating. 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
Prevent adding toxins to your body during the holiday season!  Avoid feeding your little enemies, yeasts 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) Remove physical toxins
If your body is already infested, you need to consider using potent herbal formulas designed to remove excess yeasts and parasites simultaneously. Yeasts and parasites are like Siamese Twins. They go hand in hand. Therefore, you must remove both of them from your body simultaneously in order to give your body a chance to heal!

6) Meditate daily
Meditation removes the clutter in your mind, and enables you to become a creative problem solver.  You will enjoy increased mental clarity and creativity. 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 devoted to ten-minute meditation, which is particularly helpful during the holiday season if you don’t have time to sit still for more than ten minutes!

7) Remove mental toxins
If the holidays remind you of unpleasant life experiences in your past, and cause depression, it’s time to clean house! Consult with an experienced therapist who specializes in spiritual psychotherapy. Emotional traumas resulting from life events that occurred in the past of this life, or in previous lives, can be released or reprogrammed. Therefore, you can continue your life with a clean slate.

Life is merely a series of tests. Allow yourself to “graduate” from each level of “schooling” that you encounter. Look at the silver lining of each cloud, and ask yourself, “What can I learn from this experience?” 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) is a leading expert in weight, addiction, and yeast and parasitic infection control, former UCLA professor in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, president of Dr. J’s Holistic Healing Center, Inc., and 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. Website:

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