Saturday, December 20, 2008

Twas the Day Before Christmas

To know me is to know that I am into being healthy. I love to eat healthy, exercise, and take my vitamins. I also believe in using non-toxic cleaning products in my house. So, when my Dad forwarded me an email with this healthy twist to "Twas the Night Before Christmas" I knew I had to share it! I love it!

Twas the Day Before Christmas

'Twas the day before Christmas, I sat down to write
About toxins and diet and cardiac fright,
As I put pen to paper I thought to myself
"I wonder what's sitting on Santa's med shelf?"

So rather than writing my letter to you
I e-mailed his wife and asked "How do you do?

I'm Stephen Sinatra, alternative doc
Inquiring 'bout Santa's own internal clock."
I told her I realized he'd lived a long time,
And asked if his secrets to life were like mine.

Did he eat lots of fish from the cold-water sea?
They're healthy and tasty and mercury-free.
If he cares not for fish in their natural way
He can swallow some fish oil just four times a day.
They'll keep his blood flowing and free of hard plaque
'Cause kids want their Santa to keep coming back.

I asked if his energy level was high
To make toys for tots and fly fast through the sky,
She said "yes, 'tis so " but I'm worried a tad
His CoQ10's dropping, is that really bad?"

It is, I replied, for as Santa's engaging,
His tissues and organs will just keep on aging.
He needs to replenish coenzyme Q10
To visit our houses again and again.

She leaned on her keyboard and wrote with a sigh,
"I really love Santa, he's just quite a guy.

But 'tween you and me, I'm concerned 'bout his girth,
He increasingly looks like the shape of the earth."
I told her a secret of some people's diet,
They eat lots of food but they never will fry it.

These folks live in Asia and some live in Greece
They tend to outlive us by quite a fair piece.
So I thought up a diet, I call it the PAMM
It's healthy, it's tasty, it isn't a sham.
If Santa stays with it, he'll soon come to see
His heart will beat longer, and stronger with thee.

Then Mrs. Claus asked me what I'd recommend
To get rid of toxins in Santa, our friend.

These poisons surround us, they live where we do,
We breathe them and drink them without any clue.
I said "Tell your husband to get in a sauna,
He'll sweat out the toxins like nobody's gonna.
Eat garlic and spinach and broccoli galore,
You can easily find them in an organic store."

And finally she asked me about Santa's stress,
"He worries and worries, he's really a mess."

My advice here was simple, the answer sublime,
"Get a dog, a massage, and a good glass of wine."
The mind and the body act really as one,
Each when upset robs the other of fun.

So practice some praying, some mind alteration,
When Christmas is over, go take a vacation.

Mrs. Claus thanked me warmly and wished me good-day,
To Santa I'm certain she had much to say,
And I ask all of you by your health to do right,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


Stephen Sinatra, MD is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and certified in anti-aging medicine, clinical nutrition, and bioenergetic analysis. At his New England Heart and Longevity Center in Manchester, Conn., Dr. Sinatra integrates conventional medical treatments with complementary nutritional and psychological therapies.


LisaShaw said...

I'll have to pass this one along!

Merry CHRISTmas.

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL! Loved it! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Melinda said...

Adorable! And fitting for me in my diet-restricted holidays! :o)


Mary Moss said...

Too cute! Thanks for the chuckle:-)

Pinkshoelady said...

I loved this!
Hey I wonder what the PAMM diet really is. If there is one I might be able to stick to that one since my name is PAM-ela! (giggling now)

Thanks this was so cute!


Chatty Kelly said...

That was so YOU!

I thought Santa lived on cookies & milk? My kind of guy! LOL!

Robert said...

I thought of you when I read the poem so I had to pass it along. Glad it got posted, besides being cute it evokes thought and discussion.

Sue J. said...

I did a bunch of medical writing in my old jobs, but some of those terms are new to me! Wow....poor Santa!!

momstheword said...

This was fun and interesting too! Happy holidays and don't eat to much, lol!

Spring Fricks said...

That's so great. I didn't know you were a health nut. We are too. Very much so. We'll have to exchange notes.