Feeling the Winter Blues?
- Been sleeping a great deal more?
- Is your energy low?
- Anxiety increased?
All of the above symptoms can sprout up from many things — including LACK OF NATURAL SUNLIGHT.
Some might tell you that you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, or seasonal depression.
According to the NEW YORK POST,
“SAD was formally recognized as a condition by the National Institute of Mental Health in 1984 following studies by Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and author of the book “Winter Blues.”
He claims one-fifth of the population residing on the US’s light-deprived Northeast Coast displays at least some of SAD’s symptoms, which can also include increased appetite, social isolation and cravings for sweets and starch.”
Dr. Rosenthal recommends:
- Using a light therapy box
- Taking a multivitamin with Vitamin D
- Using a dawn simulator lamp
- Moderate to vigorous exercise
- Seeing a mental health professional
What does Freshlife recommend?
No one at Freshlife would suggest you abandon your medically supervised treatment for depression or any illness. We agree with Dr. Rosenthal — consider increasing Vitamin D, exercise, and even light therapy.
Did you know far-infrared sauna therapy can help with SAD? Along with detoxification, pain relief, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and improving circulation, our Sunlighten Far-Infrared Sauna is a perfect way to beat the winter blues.
There’s also a popular supplement for pain and inflammation sold at Freshlife that has also been shown to fight back against the blues.
Studies have shown Curcumin to increase the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, resulting in mood elevation. A recent study has shown that BCM-95 Curcumin is as effective as Prozac and Tofranil, without the side effects such as weight gain and loss, increased depression, and suicidal tendencies. The BCM-95 Curcumin formulation from Europharma, available at Freshlife, might just be an alternative remedy for you or someone you love.
Need some help deciding what’s best for you? Come into Freshlife and talk with one of our Wellness Coaches, maybe even schedule a Wellness Consultation.
Everyone could use a little help with blues once in a while.