Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects an estimated half a million people every winter. December is national awareness month for SAD. Consider trying natural and alternative therapies to help lift you during the dark winter month.

 

Acupuncture: has been shown to help lessen the effects of SAD https://www.pacificcollege.edu/acupuncture-massage-news/articles/439-seasonal-affective-disorder.html

Aromatherapy: Using uplifting blends of essential oils can lift your spirits http://www.positivehealth.com/article/aromatherapy/aromatherapy-for-seasonal-affective-disorder-sad

Nutrition:  SAD can increase your craving for carbohydrates. To keep a balance level of serotonin (your happy hormone D levels checked) limit your intake of sugary carbs and favor healthy fibrous carbs, whole grains, and lean proteins. Also consider taking a vitamin D supplement if your levels are low.

Exercise: Exercise regularly for at least 20minutes a day . Physical exercise helps relieve stress and anxiety, both of which can increase seasonal affective disorder.


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