I have noticed that in reading the blogs, many times the words tired, depressed, not sleeping and other words describing our physical health are mentioned. So, I thought I would share a few thoughts about nutrition, and supplements.
I am not a nurse, doctor, or nutritionist. I am and have been aware of my health, and for years I have actively read and participated in a good diet, and nutritional supplements. I am gluten free because I have allergies and food allergies, I also am lactose intolerant, and have issues with chocolate, and most nuts, soy, and msg.
I live in N.J. where the winters are gloomy. I started taking vitaminD and it quickly helped to uplift my mood. I also added a B complex with a stress reliever. When we are under stress (like going through divorce) the body creates a cortisone that causes the body to hold onto fat. Exercise also helps to block this process.
I recently listened to a PBS show on Probiotics. I eat greek yogurt everyday, but it is not enough to do what the body needs. Taking a probiotic gives us all of the good bacteria we need for good digestion, as well as aiding the body in may other positive ways. I started taking a good probiotic and noticed that I sleep much better.
When I felt tired and had insomnia, and I knew I was in need of help, one of the members here reminded us to take our vitamins, and to take care of ourselves. I had let go of that for a while, and I was seeing what stress can do.
Thank you, for reminding me. It has made a big difference in my attitude, and my energy levels. Just thought I would share.