11 Tips for Staying Out of the Doctor’s Office

  1. Increase your vitamin C intake from berries, peppers, and citrus fruit, eat 1/2 cup of these per day
  2. Take an additional 500 mg of vitamin C twice per day with food
  3. Get outside – to lower cortisol (stress hormone) and produce vitamin D
  4. Take an additional 1000 – 2000 IU of vitamin D per day
  5. Lower your sugar intake, cut out sugary drinks
  6. Get at least 8 hours of good quality sleep per night
  7. Exercise daily – a brisk walk will do
  8. Eat an apple a day – it truly does help by helping the liver detoxify
  9. Take an Epsom salts bath – it helps detoxify, restore tissue magnesium levels and lower cortisol levels
  10. Socialize!  Enjoy time with family and friends
  11. Reduce your stress level through yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, meditation, walking, delegating, learn to say “no”, take “me time”, exercise, laugh and be silly.
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