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SAD: Tips for a Happier and Healthier Winter



SAD: Tips for a Happier and Healthier Winter At this time of year, as the days become darker, many of us find that we are travelling to and from work in the dark. This lack of sunlight can have a tremendous effect on us, affecting our mood and appetite, and creating a greater need for […]

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Light therapy & SAD: Look on the Bright Side



Could Light Therapy help beat your winter blues? While many look forward to the crisp and clear autumn and winter months, others find that they struggle through these months feeling tired and low. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that is brought on when levels of natural sunlight are […]

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Battling the Winter Blues



If the short, cold, dark winter days leave you feeling lethargic and energy-depleted, then you may be suffering from the winter blues, or its more severe form, seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Other symptoms include carbohydrate cravings, irritability, weight gain and the desire to avoid social situations. The winter blues are triggered by a lack of […]

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An Introduction to Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Winter Blues



About SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D., is now officially recognised as a medical condition thought to affect over 2 million of the British population. SAD can affect people of any age but most commonly it starts between the ages of 18-30. At one time it was thought that four times as many women as […]

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Trouble getting up in the mornings? A new symptom linked to SAD.



At this time of year, many people struggle to get up in the dark mornings. The lack of light on winter mornings affects sleep-related hormones, leaving many tired and unrefreshed. A new study, published in the October issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, has assessed individuals with symptoms of delayed-phase sleep phenomenon (DPSP) and […]

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Beat the winter blues: Supplements and SAD



In Parts 1 and 2, I wrote about the impact of light therapy and diet on managing the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and its milder form, the ‘winter blues’. In Part 3 we’ll look at further nutritional support for this common disorder. Vitamin D As there are fewer daylight hours in the winter […]

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Beat the winter blues: diet and SAD



Previously I have written about the benefits of light therapy in treating seasonal affective disorder. Light therapy is a popular choice with those looking for a drug-free approach to dealing with SAD or the ‘winter blues’. An equally important consideration is how diet affects mood and symptoms in those with SAD – and in particular […]

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Healthy skin the light therapy way



The health of our skin is often the first thing people notice when we speak to them.  It can tell the tales of the past whether it be sun damage or pigmentation from enjoying just that little bit too much sunshine, or wrinkles and age spots just because of the inevitable ageing process.  It can […]

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Healthy skin spotlight – Our top 5 supplements for skin health



This blog post looks at some of the key nutritional supplements for supporting and maintaining healthy skin.  Follow our top five tips and your skin will be looking healthy and radiant all through natural choices and healthy diet without the need for beauty products that contain harmful chemicals. 1. Fish Oils Fish oils are essential […]

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Sunrise alarm clocks may help us wake with energy during the dark winter months



This Autumn I wrote about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and light therapy.  Many people, myself included, find that waking up in the dark is difficult since the body doesn’t seem to have time to adjust to the start of the day.  In the spring and summer it seems easier to get up and start the day […]

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