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In this article, Dr Simoné gives you 5 really practical tips of how to beat your post-holiday blues, get into a great routine & boost your 'happy brain chemicals' to give you the kick you need so you can finish the year well and catapult you into the New Year! 1. Fast/Detox out the holiday toxins to beat the holiday blues Foods high in sugar rapidly raise your levels of insulin and then quickly lower them leaving you with a crash-and-burn effect. Not to mention that once your body is accustomed to regularly consuming sugar, it craves it more. The same goes for alcohol, which is also a depressant and will leave you feeling flat. To hit the reset button, opt-out of high-sugar/fatty foods, processed foods, sugary snacks, and alcohol for the month of October and see how you feel. You can even try ‘Sober October’ as a great pre-Christmas detox. Chances are your mood will level off and things that bothered you

Finding Chocolate That Isn’t Totally Terrible for You: Need help to negotiate the Easter candy minefield next week? Dr Simoné spoke with Marianne from InStyle.com to give you lots of tips on how to make some good choices.   InStyle.com Article A Guide to Finding Easter Candy That Isn’t Totally Terrible for You MARCH 31, 2017 @ 3:00 PM BY: MARIANNE MYCHASKIW, FEATURING DR SIMONÉ LAUBSCHER That aisle of Easter candy at your local drugstore can be an especially tricky territory to navigate. Although we wait the entire year for our fair share of Peeps and Mini Eggs, it’s easy to go overboard, so consider alternating the sugar rush with a few not-so-terrible options for balance. “It’s not fun to abstain from Easter candy all the time, but you can be savvy and make a good decision rather than going in blindly thinking you don’t have a choice,” says nutritionist Dr Simone Laubscher. “Around Easter, the main kind of candy people will be eating will be chocolate,