A Tip for Raising Your Mood
I was recently inspired by a research article I read on how early-morning sun exposure can help elevate mood. I started recommending this practice to a wide range of patients that were concerned about some level of low mood. The results have been so compelling in my own practice, I wanted to inspire and motivate those of you out there who struggle with depression or any low mood issue to try this! You would want to spend at least 20-30 minutes in the sun before noon (so you don’t have to be a super “early bird” to try this). It has also been shown to support proper sleep patterns and even encourage weight loss. Although it may not be a fix-all, it can certainly be a key part of a comprehensive plan.
If you struggle with low mood, the Naturopathic approach can be powerful. We have wonderful practitioners at Nourish that can help support your mental health. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Dr. Christina Martinez and the Nourish Team