by Dr. Jill Blakeway, DACM, L.Ac

Waiting for the Sun

dreamstime_6808555This weather makes it pretty hard for even the perkiest among us to maintain our energy. Many or our patients are telling us that they are hankering for second and third cups of tea or coffee in this weather and we understand.

dreamstime_5462199At times that’s a manageable quick fix but here’s something that may be a little more long lasting (and may also help you get through the gray days of winter): a little extra B complex vitamin. B vitamins are essential for metabolic function – we can’t make energy without them. And they are water soluble, so what your body doesn’t need it will excrete through your urine (often making it bright yellow). Here’s a brand we like.