Letter to Santa: ‘Tis the Season to Get Healthy’

Dear Santa,

I don’t know if you can remember me or not. It’s been many years since I have written you – Marie from Jacksonville, Florida, AKA Marie from Center Point, Alabama back then. First, I want to apologize for not staying in touch. I guess the transition from a little girl, to college student, then to a married woman with a family of my own has kept me preoccupied.

Back then, my Christmas wish list was pretty simple: A Cheer Bear (Care Bear), a new bike with a banana seat, and my favorite doll- Suzie – would have made my day. Life back then seemed much more carefree. Suffice it to say – running a busy marketing office, keeping up with my kids, social and other family responsibilities have finally gotten the best of me. I find myself older, stressed out, irritable, not sleeping well, and overweight. Please help.

I need:

  •    A sprinkle of joy
  •    To lose weight around the middle
  •    A good night’s sleep
  •    More energy

Love, Marie xoxox

Dear Susan,

Ho-Ho-Ho! Happy to hear from you after all these years. Of course, I remember you. How could I forget those fresh baked chocolate chip cookies left by the fireside or those cute hearts, hugs, and kisses at the end of every letter you wrote. I do agree, life seemed simpler back then.

Throughout these years, I have kept my eye on you and I’m pleased to report I am very proud of the woman you’ve become. It’s not easy, as you say, balancing all the many facets of adult life. Throw in trying to find time to take care of yourself and you’ve got a real quandary.

Rest assured, no need for an apology. It’s not unusual for my ‘adult children’ to touch base with me about this time of life. In this ‘pedal to the metal’ world of ours where there’s little time for yourself, your hormones and metabolism can be thrown off leaving it hard to find your way back to wellness without help.

Fortunately, I have just the right gift in mind. It’s in the form of advice.

Call the folks down at Carrington Medical Spa on Highway 11 in Trussville. I’m sure they can get you on the road to a new you. You’ll find the staff and Dr. Liliya Slutsker friendly, experienced, and passionate about helping patients reach their health goals.

Dr. Liliya is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Obesity Medicine and member of the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. She has years of experience helping women such as yourself.

Toni Falls, a licensed esthetician, is trained in a host of beauty including skin care and rejuvenation to certain ailments such as acne, melasma, rosacea, hair loss, and hair removal.

Carrington Medical Spa’s Bioidentical Hormone Balancing, Metabolic Weight Loss programs, and aesthetics should be just the remedy you need to get your Christmas started off with that ‘Sprinkle of Joy.’

So good hearing from you again. Must go now to attend my reindeer. Stay in touch!

To Your Good Health!

Santa