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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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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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Winter is a tough time for maintaining a healthy diet. Apple pies, Oktoberfest, Halloween candy, Thanksgiving and pumpkin pies, Christmas cookies and cakes, one last New Year’s bash before your big resolution… And then you have fewer fresh vegetable, less sunlight/Vitamin D, fewer activities to help maintain bone density… It’s a lot for even a […]

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