Can you believe this weather? 2014 has started in a very memorable way! Hopefully the bitter cold is well behind us now, and we can have opportunities to get outside and enjoy some winter activities! I do not make resolutions, but I do reflect and plan for my future at this time of the year. Not being a winter person, I plan to step outside of my cocoon and do one outdoor winter activity this year. What are you doing?
For many unfortunately, this is the time of year they get the “blues”. It could be due to the holiday let-down, or cabin fever, or perhaps they have the condition known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), when the days are short, people tend to stay indoors and do not get adequate sunlight. Vitamin D deficiency can be a factor in mild depression this time of year.
If this is you, you may want to boost your intake of Vitamin D, either in supplement form or by eating the following foods: salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, egg yolks, cod liver oil to name a few. Eating these foods or taking a few Vitamin D drops each day can boost your mood. Of course, going outside for 20 minutes with exposed skin (can be face only in the winter weather) will give you the Vitamin D you need. Just make sure it is not too cold to cause frost bite – use your common sense!
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Astaxanthin….powerful antioxidant and more! Those who have been reading my newsletters for a while have seen my previous posts about this amazing supplement from the sea. Below is a quote from an article written by Dr. Mercola on his website:
“Astaxanthin is believed to be the most potent antioxidant nature has to offer. In terms of antioxidant power or potency, astaxanthin is 550 times stronger than vitamin E, and 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C.
While it is related to other carotenoids like beta-carotene, lutein, and canthaxanthin, it has a unique structure, and works in some very unique ways. It acts on at least five different inflammation pathways, and can handle far more free radicals at any given time.
The combination of its high-potency antioxidant- and anti-inflammatory properties allows it to address a vast array of health concerns, including joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow; protection from UV radiation; improved athletic performance; heart health; brain health, including protection against age-related dementia; and protection against age-related macular degeneration—the most common cause of blindness in the US.”
Pretty impressive!! Don’t be without it – I’m not!