You may have heard of Season Affective Disorder or SAD for short - a medical condition defined by the Mayo Clinic in America as a form of depression that is directly affected by the seasons. But what if it is actually not a form of depression? What if it is actually a natural and normal occurrence that can be harder for those who are prone to stress related conditions like depression and anxiety.
We are energy beings one of some millions of species on this planet who are naturally connected to the ebb and flow of all life on this planet, including the seasons. Just as we need day and night, we also need the seasons. It is natural for our vitamin D levels to rise in the late spring / summer months and begin to deplete in the late autumn and winter months.
I wonder do we even get enough natural sunlight and daylight in most European countries to enable us to produce sufficient levels of vitamin D to help us boost our immune system and regulate our calcium levels, etc?
We can help ourselves do this by sourcing and taking good sources of vitamin d, like salmon, mushrooms, egg yolk and some dairy products. If you are like me and are intolerant to dairy, you might need to consider taking a vitamin D supplement. This is best taken as an oil and over food.
Check out my live video on Face Book on SAD and prepare yourself to be winter wise. If you can, book yourself a wee holiday in the sun or try and get outside during the day for some brisk exercise, either walking or running. Eat plenty of fruit and veg and try to rest more in the winter time, as the season encourages us to do with its darker and colder nights.
book an appointment with a Systematic Kinesiologist near you and find out exactly the best nutrition for you, to help you manage this winter. A Kinesiologist will also help you bring your whole being - body, mind and soul into balance enabling you to live through the winter with ease.
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