If you want to really know where the weight begins to increase during the holidays, this is one of the main root causes. The majority of weight gain and symptoms that occur during the holidays are resultant from “inflammation.” Basically when we eat sugar and refined foods, this creates extracellular fluid retention. This leads to inflammatory weight gain, usually by about 5-10 pounds. It also causes our immune systems to go haywire, having to deal with these inflammatory foods. This can lead to fatigue, joint pain and flu-like symptoms.
As summer comes to a close, we are all gearing up for the fall and winter months ahead. Here in Phoenix that means a much-needed reprieve from the stifling summer heat – finally! Elsewhere, colder temperatures and drier weather and flu and cold season are right around the corner. Similarly, the ever-dangerous Ebola virus has made its way into the United States and Enterovirus is wreaking havoc all across the country as well. How can you protect yourself from contracting any of these illnesses and what can you do to treat these conditions naturally?