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Light Therapy – Not just for SAD

Many people believe that light therapy is only used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), however, there are many uses for a light box. The most common use is for depression. A light therapy box is used to create a chemical reaction in your brain that aids in the production of serotonin. Serotonin, also known […]

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Benefits of Sunshine

Sunshine is a very important part of everyday life and many people don’t get enough of it. No matter what the weather is like, getting outside for at least 30 minutes a day can provide many health benefits. One of the¬†obvious health benefits provided by the sun is vitamin D. When someone has a vitamin […]

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Preventing SAD

When the seasons start to change, Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms start to present themselves. For someone that suffers from SAD, you’ll want to make changes before symptoms start in order to prevent your depression from setting in. Here are some depression prevention ideas to ward off those unwanted seasonal depression symptoms. Light Therapy – a […]

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Foods To Boost Your Mood

When suffering from depression, like Seasonal Affective Disorder, boosting your mood with natural mood enhancers is very important. Light therapy is a great way to give you more energy in order to combat those SAD symptoms, but eating right is also key. Here are the best foods to boost moods: Chia Seeds Walnuts Salmon Seaweed […]

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The Many Names of SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that tends to hit during the short cold days of winter or the long hot days of summer. There are many different names for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Seasonal Depression Winter Blues Winter Depression Spring Depression Summertime Sadness Summer Depression No matter what you call it, Seasonal […]

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