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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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Get Ready, Here Come Fall

August 29, 2016

When it comes to taking care of our health, prevention is worth its weight in gold. So here’s looking forward to what’s coming up, and how you can prepare for fall and winter care. While the official start of flu season is a month or two off, animals are already spreading their own strains. Swine […]

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Get Ahead of SAD

September 2, 2015

If you got lots of time outside this summer, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) probably isn’t on your mind right now. But about 1 in 5 people will get SAD once the season starts charging (or get straight up winter depression!). There are lots of beautiful things to see and do during the fall and winter, […]

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Between current headlines, the coming onset of short winter days, holiday stress and a national trend toward depression, it might be a good idea if we all take some preventative steps against SAD this year. First: try not to let your Vitamin D levels drop as the seasons change. If it’s too cold to go […]

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What Is Depression?

December 29, 2011

Depression is a mood disorder that can have a number of causes and symptoms. We often deal with depression more often during winter months, as holidays remind us of lost loved ones or as seasonal changes (and related nutrient deficiencies) affect our mood. Symptoms for depression can affect eating and sleeping habits, as well as […]

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