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Vitamin B and SAD

Vitamins B12 Vitamins B6 and B12 affect and help regulate your mood, and might help alleviate SAD. A Finnish study reports vitamin B12 helps reduce depression. Vitamins B6 and B12 Vitamins B6 and B12 promote healthy blood cells, and help regulate the nervous system. ¬†They affect mood and brain functioning. The B Vitamins and SAD […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – Support Groups

Here are a few support group links! The Seasonal Affective Disorder Association: http://www.sada.org.uk/ Daily Strength – Seasonal Affective Disorder Support Group: http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder/support-group Mental Health America: http://www.nmha.org/go/sad Facebook group for Seasonal Affective Disorder: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seasonal-affective-disorder/106176212746152

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Advice for Family & Friends

Other people can be a great source of support and comfort to those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. The top 5 things to do: 1. Understand the problem – You need to recognize that SAD is a real problem and affliction. ¬†Someone who suffers from SAD may look okay but can be having major […]

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What is LUX anyway? lux Pronunciation: (luks), ‚Äîn., ‚Äîpl.¬†luces Pronunciation: (lOO’sEz). A unit of illumination, equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle and equal to the illumination produced by luminous flux of one lumen falling perpendicularly on a surface one meter square. Symbol: LX. Also called meter-candle. Basically, it’s a unit of light measurement. Higher the number, brighter […]

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Proper Usage of North Star 10,000

Bright light therapy consists of sitting close to the light box with eyes open so the light shines on the user’s face. Looking directly at the light is not necessary. One is free to read, write or eat a meal while staying oriented towards the light. Sitting within the 10,000 lux range, or 24 inches […]

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