Life has been throwing a lot at us. In this period of uncertainty, tension and stress can mount very quickly. Here are some tips to battle anxiety and depression during the Quarantine. First, be sure to take a 30 minute walk every day and avoid using sunblock and sunglasses. We are not in the summer months yet that have a high exposure risk and we need all the sunshine and Vitamin D we can get! Vitamin D is helpful for our mental health. The retina needs to be exposed to 20 minutes of sunshine in order to send a message to the brain to turn on happy feelings.
If you are looking for a natural food to fight the blues, try adding saffron to your diet. In the ancient Persian language, saffron is called “the flower of laughter” and the benefits of saffron as an anti-depressant are well documented.
Ashwaganda is a wonderful herb for reducing anxiety. I recommend Innate Tranquil Response (Innateresponse.com) to help you sleep. Ashwaganda is well known for its stress-reducing effects and lowers the likelihood of insomnia in people who are experiencing stress and anxiety.
I hope I have given you some useful tips to keep your mental composure as you turn on the news.