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Jan 14, 2015

Treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) naturally with homeopathy

Do you or someone you love experience sadness or depression during the winter months? Homeopathic remedies can help.snowstorm and darkness

True seasonal affective disorder coincides with a decrease or absence of sunlight in a person’s life. This can be caused by the shorter days of winter, stormy weather, a switch to working the night shift, dwelling at latitudes far from the equator, or living/working in windowless or subterranean spaces.

Anti-depressants can treat the resulting sadness by relieving symptoms, but they don’t necessarily cure them and can have undesirable side effects. Homeopathic remedies, on the other hand, treat the symptoms and address the underlying susceptibility to depression. Because they are specifically matched to the individual in order to promote the body’s ability to heal itself, there are few side effects when taken at the proper dosage and time.

If you notice any of the following symptoms of SAD
• Asocial behavior (wanting to isolate)
• Difficulty concentrating and focusing
• Disrupted sleep patterns (either sleeping too much or insomnia)
• Fatigue, lethargy
• Lack of motivation, particularly towards things that are usually enjoyable
• Overeating, especially carbohydrates, or decreased appetite
• Suicidal thoughts or feeling overwhelmed by life
• Weakened immune system with frequent colds
ask your homeopath about a remedy to match your symptoms including
Aurum metallicum for stress with sadness from overzealousness and over-responsibility
Ignatia for anxiety, particularly from grief, with intrusive and rapid thoughts
• A light box to simulate the sunlight your body needs (10000 lux at 1 ft. distance for 20-30 minutes in the morning)
Melatonin to help your body reestablish its natural rhythm
Natrum sulphuricum for depression, especially if you react to changes in weather
Pulsatilla for anxiety with sadness, weepiness and feeling isolated
Sepia for the exhaustion from responsibilities you may experience with SAD
Vitamin D and/or foods that are fortified with this vitamin to combat depression  (the dosage need is better determined checking your blood levels)

If your SAD symptoms are severe or prolonged, seek professional help. Temporarily improve your mood by engaging your senses with
• Aromatherapy, including using aromatic herbs and spices in your food and beverages
• Turmeric and ginger are very helpful anti-inflammatory herbs
• Daily exercise, outdoors if possible, for 30-45 min three times per week.
• Healthy food choices that do not focus on fat and carbohydrates
• Beautiful images around your home and office, including on your screensavers
• Relaxing music
• Warm, comfortable clothes, outerwear, and sheets on your bed
• Good conversation with positive people

Are you ready to beat SAD?

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