A simple, 2-step plan that CURES the “winter blues”
It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see people suffer for no reason at all.
Yet it happens EVERY winter.
And some docs… despite their best efforts… can inadvertently make it worse!
They make it worse because they can’t always sort seasonal affective disorder (SAD) from other forms of depression.
Instead of prescribing the one simple and proven drug-free treatment that can end SAD within a week or two, they put patients on meds…
Meds that may not work, and could also cause a chain reaction of side effects that add a NEW level of MISERY.
So today, I’m going to shine a little light on SAD, aka the “winter blues.”
And I’ll give you what too many docs miss: The easy, drug-free CURE that’ll help ensure you can enjoy the holiday season for a change.
Step INTO the light to beat the DARK times
I’ll admit it: I’m not exactly what you’d call a beach bunny.
My favorite time of year is winter, when the sun sinks below the Berkshire Hills a little after 4 p.m. I can head outside… enjoy a crisp, cool walk under the stars… and be home before dinner!
Of course I also make sure to get out under the sun each day. But given the short days and low sun, it’s easy to miss out.
And when you miss out, you miss out on the benefit. You need the sun to make vitamin D, activate certain hormones, ensure your circadian rhythm stays on track, stimulate nitric oxide and more.
When you fall short, especially this time of year, you can experience SAD – which can sap the joy out of the holiday season and make winter days even darker.
The key warning signs can include:
- Appetite changes, including cravings for junk
- Weight gain (due to the above)
- Sadness (as the SAD name implies)
The problem with mood disorders is many people never mention them to a doctor at all.
They think it’s just something you’ve gotta “deal with.”
And when they do… some docs mistake it for ordinary depression and offer SSRI drugs instead of this two-step, drug-free plan that’s PROVEN to work:
Step 1: Get a light box. These desktop/tabletop units cost about $50 and mimic the effects of midday sun. Spend about 30 minutes in front of one – feel free to read a book, do a crossword puzzle or a few rounds of Sudoku– and you should start to feel better in days.
Step 2: Get out more, and get moving. Not only will that give your exposure to some real-deal sunlight, but a little exercise can help release “feel-good” chemicals in the brain such as serotonin, which often sink as SAD sets in.
Overall, this plan should have you feeling like yourself again in a week or two—or plenty of time for Christmas if you start now. If you’re not feeling a difference, visit a naturopathic doc who can check you out and run some tests to figure out what else might be going on.