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Health Conditions | Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Everyone gets “the blues” from time to time. But the winter months are more blue than usual for those with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). While we all regret losing those daylight hours, those with SAD are particularly sensitive to a lack of exposure to sunlight. The good news is that naturopathic medicine relies on many natural ways to alleviate the effects of SAD, including light therapy, supplements that boost serotonin and nutritional foods that support a positive mood. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also help to restore balance and to boost mood.

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