Staying Healthy While Enjoying Holiday Festivities

The wonderful aroma of apple pie, the delicious holiday cookies that your kind neighbor drops off, the great-tasting wine at a holiday get-together… It is so tempting to be around holiday foods and treats and want to get a taste of everything.

And of course, there is an abundance of fatty, high-carb, and sugary foods that you can’t seem to get away from. Here are some suggestions to help with cravings, temptations, and the aftermath of overindulgence.


My favorite supplement to help curb excessive carbohydrate intake is CarbCrave by Pure Encapsulations. Taking this supplement may help reduce your cravings for unhealthy foods in the office, at home, and when going to holiday gatherings.

*This product contains phenylalanine which should be avoided if taking Levodopa and neuroleptic medications

CM Core

CM Core by Ortho Molecular Products contains alpha-lipoic acid and berberine which are two important ingredients that help support blood sugar and cholesterol levels.


Glucothera by Klaire Labs is a powerful mix of nutrients and botanicals that may support normal breakdown of sugar and maintain insulin sensitivity. It contains key ingredients such as chromium, vanadium, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl-L cysteine, banana extract, and gymnema extract.

Liver Detox

Too much alcohol, acetaminophen, certain medications, and diseases as well as environmental toxins can cause liver problems and raise your liver enzymes.

Liver Detox by Protocol for Life Balance is a blend of herbs and nutrients designed to support healthy liver function. It contains milk thistle extract, which has been shown to favor healthy liver function, N-acetyl-cysteine, and methionine, two amino acids known to enhance the production of glutathione by the liver. Glutathione plays an important role in liver detoxification mechanisms.

Other herbs in this supplement include schisandra and scute that have been shown in non-clinical studies to support healthy liver function.

Gluten/Dairy Digest

If you need help getting relief from occasional bloating or gas due to dairy or gluten consumption, you may want to consider taking Gluten/Dairy Digest by Pure Encapsulations. This product contains a blend of digestive enzymes that may help breakdown gluten and some components of dairy.

UltraFlora Control

This is a popular product regardless of the season. UltraFlora Control by Metagenics is designed to help support body weight. It contains a specific probiotic, bifidobacterium lactis B-420™, which has been shown to help control body fat and body weight.

Healthy Holidays with the East Valley’s Premier Compounding Pharmacy

Feel free to call us with any questions regarding your supplements or specific recommendations. Some supplements may interact with your medications or health conditions. You should always check with your doctor or healthcare provider before using a supplement.

Personal note: My favorite beverage for the holidays is homemade wassail which contains hot cider and spices. I have made it in a slow cooker for many years and I love the smell and the taste of it.

What is your favorite holiday food or drink? Please leave a comment below or drop me a line and share a recipe. Happy holidays!