The winter and early spring season initiates a time of cooler temperatures, shorter days and longer nights. With that, some may experience mood changes, but not to worry as there are many natural interventions that may improve one’s mood, sleep and energy.
Below are some natural interventions that may help.
1. Sunlight – spend time outdoors when it is sunny and open up windows so light can shine into the house.
2. Light Therapy/Phototherapy – Studies have shown that light therapy can be equally effective as medications for SAD or depression. Speak with your doctor to see if light therapy is a good option for you.
1. Reduce simple sugars, which may be inflammatory for the body.
2. Reduce food additives such as MSG, aspartame, artificial additives, and high fructose corn syrup.
3. Increase fermented foods such as kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt and kimchi. These produce beneficial bacteria for the intestines, which have a positive effect on brain health.
4. Increase healthy fats such as avocados, walnuts, seeds, and omega-3 eggs.
5. Increase organic fruits and vegetables; the more colorful the better.
1. Do what you enjoy as long as you are moving: bike, jog, hike, stretch, take walks, do yoga.
2. Spend time in nature, whether it be at the beach, in the forest, or in the mountains.
1. Teas – there are excellent teas that can improve mood such as lemonbalm, tulsi, passionflower, ginseng, peppermint (do note, that if you are on medications, some of these botanicals, may interact with your medications).
2. Essential oil – inhalation of lavender, bergamot, and frankincense are examples of some oils that can help improve mood.
In Office Treatments
1.Nutrient injections are a quick, simple, and effective way of getting vitamins and minerals into the body. Studies show that vitamin and mineral deficiencies can contribute to or exacerbate symptoms of depression. Some of the nutrient injections that are offered are: B12, B-complex, glutathione, taurine, magnesium, and various amino acids.
2. We also offer nutrient IV pushes and nutrient IV drips. These treatments are great for those who would like more hydration and require larger doses of vitamins and minerals.
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