Janssen Dental Clinic can help you minimize seasonal challenges 

The end of the year delivers a perfect storm of factors that can intensify feelings of anxiety and a general lack of energy for many people. As if the stresses that come with trying to meet multiple family and social commitments during the holidays aren’t enough, even Mother Nature conspires to make things a little more challenging this time of year.

Taking care of yourself should always be your top priority, regardless of the time of year. Eating the right foods, getting enough rest, and fueling your body with enough of the nutrients it needs are your best tools for winning the battle against general and seasonal anxiety. The good news is you can take action to overcome some physical and environmental challenges.

Dr. Craig Janssen and the Janssen Dental Clinic team provide appropriate, high-quality supplements to help your body and mind perform at a higher level regardless of external factors. The added benefit of reduced anxiety multiplies the positive forces of supplementation.

What to do when sunlight is in short supply

Fewer hours of daylight can result in never seeing natural light during the workday. You might find yourself going to work when it’s dark and coming out of work when it’s dark. That, in itself, can make for a gloomy attitude. But there is a physical side to this challenge as well.

Vitamin D is the primary nutrient we receive as a result of skin exposure to sunlight. It is an important nutrient because it triggers neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine that may be related to anxiety and depression. The lack of sunlight we experience around the holidays and throughout winter likely results in reduced levels of vitamin D and increased levels of anxiety.

Light therapy may help stabilize the chemicals in your brain that are link to mood, while some studies have shown vitamin D supplementation to be effective in reducing anxiety.

Magnesium – the underrated nutrient

Magnesium is another crucial nutrient that can affect your anxiety. Your body actually uses magnesium in hundreds of ways, including brain function. Some researchers believe magnesium affects anxiety through its ability to regulate neurotransmitters.

The refined flours found in many of our foods creates a magnesium shortage in our bodies compared to diets heavier in unrefined foods. Magnesium can help your body on many levels and is one of the most important supplements we recommend for our patients.

Make sure to ask us about appropriate supplements to reduce your anxiety. The same dosage is not appropriate for every person. You can browse our product catalog under the Patient Center tab of our website, or simply Click Here to go directly to that page. A member of our team will contact you to complete your order.

About Janssen Dental Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Janssen Dental Clinic features the dental expertise of Dr. Craig Janssen, a third-generation dentist serving patients in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. Dr. Craig and his staff specialize in oral health as a component of overall well-being, a philosophy of care known as biological dentistry. They have expertise in reducing the fear and anxiety that people of all ages feel over going to the dentist, with services ranging from routine cleanings to restorative and cosmetic procedures. Call (920) 983-8383 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.