Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal Affective Disorder2020-02-25T21:55:46-08:00

Lack of Sunshine

“SAD” is an acronym that perfectly describes the symptoms of this disorder. When it’s gloomy outside, we tend to feel gloomy inside. When the grey skies prevail for days or even weeks, some of us end up in a real funk! It gets depressing and can really mess with your outlook and disposition.

If you live in an area that is prone to long, overcast periods (usually winter in northern countries), it can be a chalenge to deal with on a daily basis. But you can’t change the weather! If moving to another, sunnier location is not an option, here’s what you CAN do to feel better:

Vitamin D

Vitamin D can help increase your energy, brighten your mood and boost your immune system. The best source of Vitamin D is sunshine! Without sunshine, you need to get your Vitamin D from other sources:

  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Mushrooms
  • Supplements

Supplements will provide the greatest amount of Vitamin D as you should should aim to consume between 1,000 – 5,000 international units per day.