Here Comes The Sun
Sunlight helps regulate the nervous system by helping the body produce vitamin D.
You can also get vitamin D from certain foods. Salmon, tuna, milk, eggs and fortified breakfast cereals are rich in vitamin D. You can opt to take a supplement, after consulting your doctor.
When the sun shines on the skin, the nerve endings absorb energy and send it throughout the entire body. This calms the nerves. We’ve all experienced how a few hours spent playing at the beach or working in the garden can make you feel like taking a nap.
Calcium soothes the nervous system—this is why anyone suffering from insomnia or sleeplessness would greatly benefit from twenty to sixty minutes out in the fresh air and sunlight daily. Sunlight is one of the greatest sleep inducers, especially when you combine it with any form of physical exercise.
If you were to spend ten to twenty minutes out in the sun gardening every day, your entire being would show favorable changes. You always sleep better at night when you spend enough time in fresh air and sunshine during the day.
Magnesium’s benefits can include reduced symptoms from conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia. Magnesium may also provide protection from a number of chronic diseases, especially those associated with aging and stress.
Recently re-discovered as an overlooked key to good health, a number of medical researchers are recommending increases to the RDA for magnesium — sometimes suggesting as much as double the current recommendations — to ensure protection from diseases such as osteoporosis and hypertension.
Essential to life, necessary for good health, and a vital component within our cells, magnesium’s benefits help our bodies maintain balance, avoid illness, perform well under stress, and maintain a general state of good health.
Walking barefoot on moist earth, soft grass or a sandy beach for about 30 minutes daily can greatly benefit your nervous system and overall health.
When you walk barefoot, the Earth’s surface electrons transfer into your body, promoting physiological changes and improved health.
There are many benefits of earthing, such as improvement in blood viscosity, heart rate variability, inflammation, cortisol dynamics, better sleep, autonomic nervous system balance and reduced stress level.
Walk barefoot on grass, particularly in the morning, to balance your nervous system.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
To reduce the risk of a weak nervous system, start eating foods rich in omega-3.
Omega-3 fatty acids – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – are important for the development and functioning of the central nervous system. These fatty acids are necessary for proper neuron functioning and improve nerve transmissions. They also assist in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative conditions and acute neurological injury.
We recommend you include foods rich in omega-3 in your diet, such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, sardines, salmon, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spinach and canola oil.