Additional support for holiday stress
In addition to the overconsumption of rich foods and alcohol, the rush of the holiday season can place a great deal of stress on your patients and tax the adrenal glands. Adrenal hormones cortisol and adrenaline may reach elevated levels, leading to symptoms of exhaustion and fatigue, as well as cravings that perpetuate the cycle of holiday overindulgence. Adrenal support using bovine extract may be recommended as an adjuvant treatment to support patients through the holidays and into the new year.
Recommendations for nutritional support of the gastrointestinal and adrenal systems, as well as a detoxification program, should be based on individual patient needs. While some patients will adhere to good eating habits over the holidays, others may indulge and find themselves in need of your help and guidance--be prepared now with a holiday wellness and recovery strategy.
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