It is said that when we turn our clocks back that it’s time to take more Vitamin D, I know that every simple natural strategy that I can add to improve the way I feel during the winter months I am willing to try. You can too.
I think the combination of the holidays ( a season that is particularly hard for me) and shorter days tests my ability to cope. I am a “light” person. I require light and immerse myself in it during my day to day. I walk early morning, read and enjoy the east with my tea, work where the most light is in the south windows of my home, and when the sun is setting I am creating my evening meal. I am very ceremonial and very connected to the days light.
In the winter the light is less. I recognize myself well at this time of year and respect my inclination to go internal, to perhaps feel anti-social and moody, and have strong desires to make soup and bake cookies (!) Isn’t that what most folks do in the winter time? I think it’s OK to do what comes naturally
I also know that as I get older my moodiness become deeper. This is where again I give myself the nutritional tools to help
Our exposure to Vitamin D from the sun has shifted, this is showing up in folks disposition, their immunity, cell health, their heart health and in their bones. 80% of Americans levels of Vitamin D are insufficient.