AUTOMATIC DISCOUNTS

Discounts are automatic

You will receive a discount on nearly all products (amount clearly shown on product page). You do not need a discount coupon.

Shop by Price
Shop by Brand
Get 15% off your first order.

Click here to make sure you get newsletters and future offers and get 15% off your first order. You can unsubscribe at any time. , ,

FREE DELIVERY IN UK

FOR ALL ORDERS OVER £40.00

Does the weather play with your mind?

Saturday, 15 October 2016  |  Editor

Does the weather play with your mind

SIGN UP for free newsletters and make sure you are kept up to date with new health articles (and get 20% of your first order for health supplements).


(From Nutrigold)

It is easy to feel happy and uplifted by a bright sunny day, just as a dark and gloomy day can worsen lethargy and fatigue.  Our relationship with the environment is complex, and scientists are still unravelling the mysteries between our moods and the weather.

Some research shows people are more likely to feel generous and altruistic on sunny warm days – even hitchhikers are more likely to catch a lift when the sun is out compared to cloudy days!

The opposite effect of this is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which strikes many people from October onwards, as the days get shorter and we experience colder, duller weather.  SAD is characterised by low mood, depression, anxiety and extreme fatigue that is relieved by sunshine and natural light and the return of spring.

Nutritional factors can influence SAD: vitamin D deficiency is common in the winter months and this nutrient is required for mental wellbeing and serotonin production.  Serotonin is our ‘happy’ mood chemical, and levels can rise in response to bright light. 

Extra B-vitamins and magnesium may also be required to support energy levels.  Feelings of low mood and anxiety can trigger sugar cravings and a reliance on processed refined foods to get a quick energy fix.  Such foods are poor sources of B-vitamins and magnesium and will exacerbate mood swings.

As well as the weather having an influence on our emotional health, the benefits of being outdoors in Nature are incredible for mental wellbeing.  Ecotherapies like gardening and nature walks are proven to strengthen emotional resilience, confidence and self esteem.

Optimum nutrition is part of the holistic jigsaw of health and wellbeing and we must always remember to enjoy time outdoors in fresh air and natural surroundings too, in order to complete this picture.

Further Reading:

MIND (n.d.) Ecotherapy Available at http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/ecotherapy/benefits-of-ecotherapy/
Mercola.com (2016) [Online] How the weather can affect your mood available at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/03/31/weather-affects-mood.aspx

New Products

Pharma Nord Bio-Ubiquinol Active QH 100mg£52.75  -  £95.90

NEW
Udo's Choice Digestive Enzymes GOLD

Udo's Choice Digestive Enzymes GOLD£29.99

A blend of 9 plant based digestive enzymes each having a specific action on food

SALE
CannabiGold Balance Oil (10g)

CannabiGold Balance Oil (10g)£65.99

Top-quality gold CO2 hemp extract rich in naturally occurring cannabinoids.

SALE
CannabiGold CBD Oil Classic (10G)

CannabiGold CBD Oil Classic (10G)£29.99

Top-quality gold CO2 hemp extract rich in naturally occurring cannabinoids.

SALE
CannabiGold Intense Oil 30% 3000mg

CannabiGold Intense Oil 30% 3000mg£219.99   £199.99

Top-quality gold CO2 hemp extract rich in naturally occurring cannabinoids.

SALE
CannabiGold Smart Capsules (100mg) (10)

CannabiGold Smart Capsules (100mg) (10)£9.99

top quality, state of the art diet supplement rich in phytocannabinoids naturally present in Hemp.

SALE
CannabiGold Smart Capsules (300mg) (30)

CannabiGold Smart Capsules (300mg) (30)£26.99

Hemp seed oil capsules containing hemp extract with naturally occurring phytocannabinoids.

SALE
Elixinol CBD Cinnamint (30ml)

Elixinol CBD Cinnamint (30ml)£19.99  -  £35.99

The Respira CBD Oil contains our newest and most advanced formula for a CBD supplement

 

Favourite Brands: A Vogel  |  Biocare  |  Higher Nature  |  Optibac  |  Nutri  |  Lamberts  |  Solgar  | Viridian  |  ALL 40 BRANDS