Hi, please may a non-Pagan ask a question?
For about as long as I can remember, I've suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder, which has only got worse over the years. I'm not talking Winter Blues, I'm talking "I am about to cease to exist, I'm in a black hole of utter despair".
Last year, I happened to read an article that said the human body is programmed to want/need more carbs during the winter months. I decided to stop fighting something natural, upped my carbs, get a daily walk in the light and - wonder of wonders, barely a flake of depression since I first felt its nasty little fingers in around October.
I've just been posting on another thread about what my WoE is and why, and found myself deciding to stay with the higher carb until the Spring Equinox, then lower the carbs again until the Autumn Equinox.
So my question is: Is there research on Eating/Dieting and the rhythms of the earth? Or did you read it here first
?? Probably not. If anyone knows of anything I could read on this, I'd love to know.
And ps, what's the difference between a solstice and an equinox?