As the leaves change colour the acorns fall and the days become shorter. This time is a beautiful restructure in nature and we are also a part of it. With the coldness and the reduction in daylight we have to pay extra attention to our bodies needs.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
For some people this time of year can highlight feelings of sadness, low mood and energy. Homeopathy can offer a range of help and support short and long term emotional issues. Also taking some Vitamin B with Folic acid can help boost mood (1). Vitamin D can also be taken to boost energy levels and mood. There is also a decrease of Vitamin D during the winter months, so taking an external adequate amount of Vitamin D may lift your mood and your energy levels (2).
Colds and Flu
This is a very common time to catch a cough, cold or flu. The contrast from the heat inside to the cold outside can attack our immune system and chest. Having herbal teas daily or weekly are a great way to keep your bodies natural defences high
- Nettle Leaf with Red Raspberry Leaf, Alfalfa and Peppermint, make a powerful immune support combination.
- Elderberry is well known for supporting the body, especially during flu. Elderberry also contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties and may help prevent damage to the body’s cells. (3)
- Manuka Honey, lemon and ginger teas are great for killing bacteria reducing fevers and helping sinus pain.
- Turmeric and honey combined is a lovely natural antibiotic, anti inflammatory. It will help to kill off bacterial and fight infection (4).