There is so much to look forward to about wintertime – cosy nights by the fire, hot cocoa, winter fashion, and Christmas markets. Unfortunately, the short days and gloomy weather mean many people feel tired, unmotivated, uninspired, and depressed.
If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as the winter blues.
Many people depend on over-the-counter antihistamine medication and nasal sprays to treat summer allergies. But these come with side effects and can create dependence. Plus, they don't get to the root of the problem, which is an overactive immune system!
Instead, try these natural biohacks.
The easiest way to get your daily dose of vitamin D (often referred to as the 'sunshine vitamin') is to head outside into the sun, which we're seeing an unusually pleasant amount of here in the UK right now, but under the current lockdown regime this may be limited. The restrictions only allow us to leave home once a day for exercise, so if you don't have a garden then thats your lot!
However, there is another way to get your daily dose - through your food.