Why Waiting to Get Healthy in January Is a Bad Idea

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I’ll get healthy in January…” this story is for you…

Recently I was helping a client get rid of a rash that kept popping up around her eye.

We filled in some missing nutrients to better support her body’s natural detox process so she could better breakdown histamine. We focused on improving her sleep, and most importantly – she got some rock solid habits in place.

And get this — her rash completely 100% cleared up to the point she didn’t even think about it anymore.

And the part I really want you to hear — she told me never felt like she had to be extreme about it. 

She didn’t eliminate any food groups, or anything completely at all. She even had a beer which usually she’d expect a flare up the next day…


Imagine if she waited to get healthy in January…

She’d still be suffering!

I’m sharing this story with you to dispel the myth that something has to be extreme to work, to get results, to be worth it…

The myth that you have to wait to get healthy in January….

We’ve been told for so long that health is black and white…
either you’re sick or you’re not.

That healthy has to be all or nothing…
either you’re on a diet, a protocol, or you’re not…

When nothing could be further from the truth.

It’s a lie that keeps us stuck.
Waiting for the right time to start.
Or worse, never getting there.

There’s never a right time.

There’s always going to be a reason not to do it… whether it’s I’ll wait till after the holidays…
or, my birthday’s in a month, I’ll start after that…
then it’s spring break, maybe after that…
summer travel… can’t do it then.
If we wait for the ideal time, we know what happens… it doesn’t happen.

So what’s the answer then?…

Forget the all or nothing.

Choose small changes instead.

Don’t underestimate the power of the little things you do every single day. 

Drink water.
Eat your veggies.
Drink more water.
Breathe. (just breathe).

Especially when those changes are targeted and specific to precisely what your body needs…


  • Balancing electrolytes/minerals for better cellular hydration = less puffiness, swelling, better skin health
  • Replenishing missing nutrients (eg. ones desperately needed to breakdown and detox histamine that’s causing skin flare ups)
  • Addressing sources of physical stress to reduce PM cortisol and improve deep sleep
  • Supporting better digestion to alleviate bloating, gas, constipation and improve nutrient levels
  • Using specific probiotic strains to degrade histamine in the gut, calm the immune response (autoimmune issues), or alleviate constipation or diarrhea
  • Optimizing overall nutrition to improve ATP synthesis (eg. better energy!).

One last thing…

The stress, the indulgences, the go-go-go-ness of the holidays is A LOT.

Remember to take care of yourself, .
And that it doesn’t have to be extreme. 🙂 

And if you’re thinking of waiting to get healthy in January…

Consider what these next couple of months might be like if you didn’t wait….

If you let go of needing to do it “right” or “perfect” and just started what you can start now…

What if that’s all it took to clear up a pesky skin issue, give your energy a boost, feel better in your body, get rid of headaches, or bloating, or whatever it is that’s making you feel less than joyful.

What if you could feel better AND enjoy the holidays too? 

What if it didn’t have to be either or…

I’m telling you it’s true.

Don’t wait to get healthy in January.

Start now.

You won’t regret it. Promise.

And if you want some help honing in on those simple changes that’ll get you feel better NOW, let’s chat.

Megan Adams Brown

P.S. “Healthy” doesn’t have to be perfect to get results. That’s a lie we learned from diet culture that keeps us feeling like crap through the holidays. Why wait till after the most joyful season to feel like yourself again?… that makes no sense! What if instead of waiting until January to get it together, you could hone in on a few simple things that would give you more energy so you can really enjoy the holidays? Click here and let’s chat about it.


The content in this post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical advice.

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