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11/25/2010 10:12 pm ET | Updated Oct 05, 2011

How To Recover From Thanksgiving Excess (PHOTOS)

Just when you were settling back into your workout and healthy eating routine after the summer, the holidays are here to disrupt everything.

Holiday shopping, parties and the stress of the season create the perfect storm that can lead you to eat -- and drink -- in a way you hadn't planned.

Sure you could have a vegan turkey and wash it down with a nice wheat-grass smoothie, but that's not exactly what's on the menu.

So just like you did last year, you push away from the table, feeling more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey.

You gobbled. You guzzled. And then that holiday food and drink hangover kicks in, making you sluggish, tired, bloated, constipated and irritable. Now what? You need some relief, and fast.

These are a few things you can do after you've overindulged and want to start to remedy the mistakes you've made. Your body is capable of repairing itself, but you have to help it a little. You can try these steps for a couple or days, or two weeks, to help get you back on track and speed up the process of healing.

Thanksgiving 2010: How To Recover From Thanksgiving Excess

Now I'd like to hear from you ...

What do you take after Thanksgiving?

Are there any remedies or nutritional supplements that help?

Please let me know your thoughts by posting a comment below.

Best Health,

Leo Galland, MD

Leo Galland, MD is a board-certified internist, author and internationally recognized leader in integrated medicine. Dr. Galland is the founder of Pill Advised, a web application for learning about medications, supplements and food. Sign up for FREE to discover how your medications and vitamins interact. Watch his videos on YouTube and join the Pill Advised Facebook page.

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