Rain or Shine! Spending time outside has a significant impact on the brain's ability to focus and overall mood. Bundle up and head outside. It will make a difference.
Supplement Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2
Taking Vitamin D3 helps to compensate for the reduction in sunlight and is critical for the body’s production of mood enhancing hormones. Vitamin K2 allows for the absorption of D3 and directs calcium to the proper tissues.
Optimize Gut Health
Your intestinal health has a tremendous impact on brain function. Furthermore, the digestive tract creates more serotonin (the feel-good hormone) than your brain so it is incredibly important to keep it working well.
- Eat healthy—We follow Eat Right For Your Type by ND Peter J. D'Adamo.
- Limit sugar, wheat and dairy—Start small if you must, but work these bad boys out of your daily routine
- Take a quality probiotic (we carry Standard Process Prosynbiotic)
- Take a quality digestive enzyme (we carry Standard Process Multizyme and Zypan)
Exercise also enhances brain function which is essential to feeling well. Research has shown time and again that exercise has better outcomes than depression medications treating depression. We are fans of yoga, weight training and attending cardio classes. We have also had fun working out along with clients in our small group personal training sessions. Figure out what works best for you and get sweaty!