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December 5, 2019

9 tips to have the healthiest holiday season ever


Prep for all the hosting and toasting ahead with these super-simple rituals for a healthier, happier you.


Lunch al fresco, a weekend bushwalk, a dip in the ocean - we’ve all experienced the refreshing benefits of time spent in nature. And science confirms what we know to be true: that immersing ourselves in the great outdoors (or even just the local park) works wonders on our mental and physical wellbeing. It’s easy to bump these moments from the calendar when life gets hectic, but once you commit you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.


‘Tis the season of indulgence, which means it’s more important than ever to show your gut some extra love. Rich food, alcohol and lack of sleep all contribute to poor gut health, but incorporating probiotic-packed foods into your day can help to bolster your microbiome (which means a more resilient gut) and promote skin radiance. Our cult faves, GLOW™ and COLLAGEN, are the perfect pair for maintaining the health of your gut and skin throughout the party season. Plus, save when you shop them together in our Skin Renewal Kit.


The party season is all about food, fun, family and frivolity, but it can leave some of us a little overwhelmed or out of sync. If you’re feeling off, reach out to a friend or loved one or get journalling. Studies show that those of us who suppress our emotions are more likely to experience anxiety and depression.


Despite the joy that it brings, the holiday season can often feel a little manic. Simple, grounding rituals are the key to maintaining a healthy mind, glowing skin and a happy gut. Whether you’re a daily GLOW™ + COLLAGEN drinker, a fan of morning meditation or you’re partial to a twilight stroll, it’s important to continue carving out time for the rituals that you enjoy.


Jetting off for a long-awaited end-of-year vacay? Understandably, the gym is probably the last thing on your mind. Cue: incidental exercise, your body’s BFF. Making a conscious effort to take the stairs, alternating between standing and sitting, carrying your groceries and walking to meet up with friends are all simple ways to incorporate more movement into your day. A little goes a long way!


One of the best ways to maintain your health throughout the festive season is to prep your gut, as your microbiome can easily become compromised with the increased consumption of sugar, alcohol and heavy foods. Maybe we need to explain how the gut can become compromised at this time with all the sugary foods and alcohol? A tablespoon of GUT PRIMER™ every day will help to strengthen the lining of your small intestine, which is key to supporting immune health and keeping inflammation at bay.


Planes, trains and buses are notorious when it comes to the spread of pathogenic bacteria and viruses. One of the best ways to prevent invasion from these unfriendly bugs is to bolster your immune system with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal herbs, like those found in WELL SPRAY. Our travel-friendly oral spray fits easily into your handbag or pocket and is packed with powerful, immune-boosting ingredients like sage, peppermint, elderberry and olive leaf.


Heading out for drinks with friends? Munch on a protein-rich snack beforehand to help delay alcohol absorption. This delicious Yum Chai Smoothie, which is rich in bio-available plant proteins, will do the trick.


You don’t need to cut out alcohol altogether, but it pays to commit to a few booze-free nights a week. It’ll not only do your liver a lot of good, but also prevent potential imbalances in gut bacteria. We love a dash of ANTIOXIDANT Inner Beauty Boost™ with sparkling water or kombucha for a luxe mocktail that’s just as delicious as the real thing.