Want to beat Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder on top of your Cabin Fever?
-- Eliminate wheat from your diet, as wheat gluten has been linked to digestive disorders.
-- Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, brown rice, millet and legumes. A diet too low in complex carbohydrates can cause serotonin depletion and depression.
-- Limit your intake of phenylalanine, as many people are allergic to phenol. It is also a major component in aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), which you should avoid anyway.
-- Avoid foods that are high in saturated fat, as they lead to sluggishness, slow thinking and fatigue.
-- Open the curtains and get some light! The pineal gland uses light to form melatonin which also improves your mood.
-- And of course, boost your vitamin D to help your immunity.