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Watch out for holiday stress!

5 Tips for Beating Holiday Stress

Chiropractic Solutions Newsletter – December 2017

holidayFrom the Doctor

Oh, how I love the Holidays, the parties, the food, and family time.  It is easy to create too much stress for ourselves and our families during the holiday season.  When stress builds up in our bodies, it’s like creating a monkey on our back, and chiropractic adjustments help to alleviate this stress on the body.  Get the monkey off your back, and get adjusted.

In addition to chiropractic care, here is a list of 5 steps to reduce stress and get the most out of your Holiday Season.

  1.  Tell everyone you love that you love them and that they are special to you.
  2.  Give experiences instead of gifts. (Ask about a gift of health in the office)
  3.  Slow down and tune into the sights, sounds, and smells of the Holiday Season.
  4.  Be open to changes and opportunities to grow emotionally, mentally, and physically over the season and into next year.
  5.  Have grace and gratitude for the blessings we have.  It is an amazing time to be alive!

Growing into the person you want to be physically, mentally, and emotionally takes both discipline and hard work, but also requires letting go of things that do not work and do not serve us.  Enjoy your quest for a wonderful holiday and new year with your friends and family, and remember that you are special and you are loved.

Here are some additional tips to beat holiday stress that Dr. Matt shared on Facebook.


Give Your Gut the Gift of Digestive Enzymes
Enzycore, Multizyme, and Zypan are great products to help give your digestive system extra support, especially as we tend to eat and drink heavily and richly during the holidays. Check out Dr. Matt’s video for more information!holiday


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Monday, December 25 for Christmas and Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day
Please plan accordingly.


Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressingholiday
Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 Minutes
From Once Upon a Chef

For the Thai Peanut Dressing

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from one lime
  • 3 tablespoons oil of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1-inch square piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves

For the Salad

  • 4 cups chopped Napa cabbage or shredded coleslaw mix (I like to toss in a little shredded red cabbage for color)
  • 1 cup prepared shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked and shelled edamame
  • 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro
  1. For the dressing, combine all the ingredients except the cilantro in a blender and process until completely smooth. Add the cilantro and blend for a few seconds until the cilantro is finely chopped. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. For the salad, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. If serving right away, drizzle the peanut dressing over top and toss; otherwise, serve the dressing on the side so the salad doesn’t get soggy.
Matt Kingston
About the author

Dr. Matt Kingston is a licensed Chiropractor who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa. Dr Matt can be seen at Chiropractic Solutions in Madison, WI.

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