Metabolic Minute™ – 5 Tips for Keeping the Winter Blues at Bay

If you experience the “winter blues” rest assured you’re not alone. Many people experience mood shifts during the long winter months. However, here are some proven ways you can boost your mood and make the most out of the winter season!

1. Vitamin D and Sunshine: 
If your Vitamin D levels are under 50 it would be beneficial to take a quality supplement. The minimum is 30, but at 50+ is actually where you get an all cause benefit from the nutrient, which helps support your metabolism overall. If the sun makes an appearance, bundle up and take a walk outside, even for 15minutes of sun and fresh air will help you feel refreshed. 

2. Powerhouse Nutrients to Help Alleviate Stress and Overeating: 

If you feel stressed out and anxious in general, and/or if you turn to food in times of stress and find yourself overeating we have some powerhouse nutrient recommendations.

RELORA: This nutrient helps target stress induced cravings patterns by calming feelings of stress and anxiety. 

THEANINE: If you’re always making lists and checking them twice, you feel stressed or anxious throughout the day this nutrient helps the body relax by optimizing the natural “chill” neuro-chemical GABA.

AVIAN ALBUMEN: This nutrient helps regulate cortisol in the system and also stimulates serotonin production. 

3. Moderate Exercise: 
Find a way to get moderate exercise in each day. A brisk walk outside, treadmills, stationary bikes, yoga, anything that will get your blood moving. There are plenty of online/streaming resources now available that can be done from your living room.

Exercising really acts as an antidepressant, it helps burn off excess cortisol in the system and stimulates serotonin production at the same time. 

4. Breathing & Meditation: 
We often reach for our phones before we even open our eyes, we are bombarded with requests, emails, news and other external stressors. There has been a lot of research done on the benefits of starting your day off by taking a few moments to center yourself through breathing and meditations. There are many apps and online free resources available to help guide you in the process. Even a simple box breath for 5 minutes will do the trick. You can use this throughout the day, whenever you are feeling overwhelmed. 

Breathing in certain ways helps calm your nervous system. It signals to your body that you are safe and that it can switch out of fight or flight and into rest & digest mode. 

Box Breath Example: breath in for 3sec, hold the breath in for 3sec, breath out for 3sec, hold empty for 3sec. Repeat until your timer goes off. 

Start with a 3-5 minutes a day and build up from there. 

5. Connection & Community: 

Now more than ever we need engage with others and build community. 

Don’t be shy about just calling a friend to chat, organizing a group zoom for your friends, family, or co-workers. Join an online community that resonates with you and really commit to engaging and getting to know the people in the group. 

Metabolic TRIADS® to Pay Attention to:

When TRIAD 1 is unbalanced, a person feels fatigued and has a greater risk of being overweight or obese. When TRIAD 1 is balanced, a person feels vital and healthy.

When TRIAD 2 is normal, the person feels organized and secure within themselves and their environment. When these systems are out of balance, the person can become jumbled and unpredictable.

Find out how your five Metabolic TRIADS stack up by getting a Metabolic Code® assessment and report done with one the practitioners in our nation wide network. This will give you honest insight into where your health is today, and where you’re headed in the years to come. Click here to get a sample report.

Diet & Lifestyle Recommendations:

If you change your diet, you can change your life. Our Metabolic Code® Diet programs have been crafted by our in-house dietitians to help you reset your metabolic systems and get your looking good and feeling better in as little as two weeks. Curious? Get some free resources to help you get started.

These Supplements Support Proper Detoxification:

Quality supplements, that work, and are backed by research. These supplements are available only through a Metabolic Code® Practitioner. 

Vitamin D-3 5,000 UI

Supports issues that also supports immunity, neurological and bone health and is used in vitamin D Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion (DIND) and trending low or low vitamin D serum levels.

QUICALM

Advanced nutraceutical and botanical formulation designed to reduce the feeling of stress and anxiousness as well as reduce stress related food cravings. Contains Relora.

Suntheanine®

Suntheanine® is a proprietary fermentation extract that produces L-theanine.

L-theanine is a unique amino acid found in green tea that supports anxiousness and helps the body relax by optimizing the natural “chill” neurochemical GABA. L-theanine helps improve the relaxing alpha waves of your brain without feeling tired or sluggish. L-theanine also supports cognitive and focus, immune function and blood pressure health. 

ADPT Cell Signal

Composed of Avian Albumin Extract (AAE) from a Norwegian source, Organic Aloe 200:1 extract and Sunfiber®. AAE is thought to help maintain homeostasis. AAE also has hormonal modulating activity by managing cortisol balance and having a positive effect on reducing beta adrenergic stimulus in the periphery. Aloe Extract provides immunomodulating activity as well as gut restorative function.

Practitioners:  You will find these products in the supplement store on this site. Learn more about these products in depth by visiting the Pro Resource Center.  You must be logged into your account this page as well as the store. Log into your practitioner portal here. Once logged you will see the appropriate links in the main navigation.

Consumers: Think you could benefit from these products? Talk to your Metabolic Code® practitioner today or reach out to us to get connected with a practitioner in our network.