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It’s cold outside, and some parts of the country are huddled up inside away from freezing temperatures and piles of snow. Perfect conditions for Vitamin D deficiency. Most Americans are already low on Vitamin D, and with less sunlight during the winter and storms keeping us in, Vitamin D levels are likely starting to bottom […]

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Are You At Risk for SAD?

December 10, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are those depression like feelings that crop up during the darker fall and winter months. With less light, our circadian rhythm gets messed up, we get less Vitamin D, and we can feel down. But some people are more at risk than others—are you at risk? If you’re further north, at […]

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When the New Year comes in, most people feel exuberant: it’s a clean slate, and the next big thing to look forward to is Spring! But for people with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t close enough. Cold and flu season is still straining immune systems, the weather […]

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Feeling SAD?

November 17, 2016

If every year around this time you start feeling down, depressed, or moody, sleeping too little or too much, if you feel irritable and unsociable, if your appetite has changed and you’re eve gaining weight, you might have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. The good news is it’s not permanent, and a few simple changes […]

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Fighting Off SAD

October 11, 2016

Full blown Seasonal Affective Disorder affects 4-6% of Americans each year, and another 10-20% get SAD mildly. How bad winter is influences that range; the further north you go, the more people are affected. You might already know that you get a little blue during the winter months, or it might be an unnamed dip […]

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