Yes, you read it right. A doctor is prescribing a cocktail. Your health cocktail mix: 1 part detox, 1 part vitamins, 1 part nutrition, and 1 part exercise and stress reduction. Just follow the instructions below.

Healthy Steps for the New Year:

1) Cleaning up your gut- Time for a detox!
Participating in a post holiday 14 day detox program allows your body to rest and recover from the every day stress and toxins we put in our bodies, especially after the holidays! Detox helps with weight loss, increased energy, eliminating inflammation, normalizing digestive function, improving sleep, and reducing pain, headaches, and other chronic disease symptoms.

2) IV cocktail of vitamin and mineral replenishment for a post holiday jump start.
The “Myers Cocktail” is a well known IV nutrient formula which includes concentrated doses of magnesium, B-vitamins, and vitamin C. This vitamin cocktail is the perfect “cellular drink” to help replenish depleted vitamins and minerals after partying hard. IV nutrients bypass the digestive system and 100% are absorbed directly into your cells. IV’s have been shown to improve fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, respiratory infections, and seasonal allergies. If you’re not ready to take the plunge and get a full IV, weekly B vitamin injections are a quick and easy way to reduce stress, improve energy, and boost your immune system.

3) Ring in the new year- find out what the best nutrition plan is for you.
A core pillar of health is an optimal nutrition plan tailored for you. Most people struggle with knowing what the best diet plan will work for them. There are so many different diets out there (South Beach, Blood type, Paleo, Anti-inflammatory, Atkins, etc.) enough to make my head spin. The best way to find out what diet plan really works for you is to get a nutritional panel evaluation. That way, it takes the guess work out of your nutrition and saves time and money at the grocery store.

4) Daily Exercise and Stress management plan.
Movement every day is a significant part of stress management. Exercise can be in the form of walking, yoga, pilates, hiking, cycling, going to the gym, zumba, jazzercise, dancing, whatever wakes your body up and makes it happy. Just scheduling time to exercise your heart and the rest of your muscles reduces the risk for a multitude of health problems, not to mention it helps with sleep, weight, energy, hormone balancing, bone health, and STRESS. Deep breathing and meditation during your exercise time helps clear your mind of the clutter going on in your brain the rest of the day. Stress reduction can come in many forms. I personally like to read while using my elliptical after a busy long day in the clinic. It helps me clear my mind and get rid of all the pent up energy in my body. The main thing is, do what works for you, but just do it. Cheers to your health.

Dr. Sonja Fung is a primary care holistic doctor at Live Well Clinic. She offers B vitamin injections, IV nutrients, medically supervised cleanse and HCG weight loss programs, and specialty nutritional lab tests for a personalized health plan. For more information, call us at 760-771-5970.