Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) refers to a specific type of depression which is triggered by the changing of seasons and a lack of sunlight. While it can occur in summer, it is much more common during the winter months. Symptoms of SAD include carbohydrate cravings, weight gain, low energy levels, loss of interest in hobbies, low levels of serotonin, and other depression symptoms. SAD disrupts your circadian rhythm and impacts your well-being.
Even if you experience all these symptoms as the weather gets colder, you’re NOT sentenced to feel SAD all winter! In this free guide, I’ll reveal 9 scientifically proven ways to combat seasonal depression.
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The guide includes proven strategies such as bright light therapy, self-care, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral health strategies, and how to boost vitamin d levels with a vitamin d supplement. It also dives into the efficacy of certain treatments, such as antidepressants, melatonin, and the light box.
If you don’t think you can use this guide, feel free to send it to loved ones or a healthcare provider or mental health professional who can pass this link along to any patients with this health condition.
Dr. John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for culinary medicine and nature as part of your personal medical health, and an internationally recognized expert in nutrition and well-being. Dr La Puma is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, a professionally trained chef and an urban organic farmer. He is also a New York Times best-selling author twice, has lectured on culinary medicine at TEDMED and TEDx, and on how to use nature as medicine at the University of Chicago and Harvard University,
Dr. John believes that both food and nature are information for the body and the brain. The right foods, beverages, outdoor activities, and nature-based solutions can help you reboot your brain and your health.