Hope and Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD Disorder
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Here are some of the Tips that I found help me and others I know with Seasonal Affective Disorder.
1. Light Therapy is possibly the number One thing you can do to Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. I believe it is worth the extra cost to purchase Quality SAD Lightboxes.
2. Vitamins – Again Quality Vitamins is the Key. Also, Liquid and Powder Vitamins may metabolize in your digestive tract more thoroughly.
3. Eating Properly – Avoid simple Sugars and Carbohydrates.
4. Plan your Vacation for the Worst SAD Disorder Months
See more details below.
1. Seasonal Affective Disorder Light Therapy Box – SAD Disorder Lightboxes
In my opinion after suffering many years with Severe Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD Disorder, I would give SAD Light Therapy a try to see if this not only helps to Stop Constipation but to also help lift your moods, your blood pressure and energy level. The Mayo Clinic recommends SAD Light Therapy for those who suffer from Seasonal Depression or severe winter blues.
I am not a doctor, so this is a personal opinion, but it makes sense to me that if your body is slowing down so much in the winter, fall and or spring that your blood pressure drops or you are so exhausted your heart pounds just to walk or move, (I feel as though my body is shutting down) and you get constipated because of this slowing down, than it makes sense to me that if Light Therapy helps you get more energy, I would sure hope it would help you to Stop Constipation as well.
80% of people benefit from SAD Light Therapy but Not everyone will benefit from Seasonal Affective Light Therapy. Since so many people do that I do think it is worth a try. You should know in about a week if it is helping you or not. I recently read that approximately 80% of people will benefit from SAD Light Therapy. It is usually recommended that you use a 10,000 Lux Full Spectrum Light box.
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There are many, many SAD Therapy Lightboxes on the market. This is such an important reason to buy the best SAD Light possible. That is why I would definitely spend more to buy a quality lightboxes and vitamins. If the lightboxes and vitamins don’t work, then the money you spent is thrown away. I you can’t afford to purchase an SAD Light Therapy Box, see if your insurance will cover some of the cost of the SAD Lightboxes if prescribed by your physician.
My Recommendations when using an SAD Light Therapy Box:
Start out Slowly – 15 minutes a day and work your way up to at least 1 Hour per day.
If you are so weak in the morning, have the SAD Light Box tilted toward your bed and lay toward the SAD Light Box but not Directly at it.
Setting it up next to your Computer will be really helpful too. The time will Fly by so much faster than when you lay in bed. I mostly used it in bed but I also set mine up by my computer off to the side. See the Mount for this which is sold separately.
There are so many degrees of Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD Disorder from Mild Winter Blues to Full Blown Depression, Lack of Energy to Difficult time even getting out of Bed. Unfortunately I had about as bad of Seasonal Affective Disorder as you can get. My blood pressure would just tank, down to 74/45 at times, mostly 80’s/50’s in the months that I suffered from SAD Disorder.
I read that many, many people get help from SAD Light Therapy.
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I wish so very, very much that I had found this ONLY MEDICALLY Approved Light Box before I was forced to move to Florida for my condition.
The financial cost to make such a huge move was gigantic to us. We had to sell property that was for our retirement, leave our family and the big cost of moving expenses took a real toll but I felt I had no choice. I knew about other SAD Light Therapy Boxes but the one I purchased for over $200.00 was not effective enough for me. I did feel some help from it but not enough.
This Light Therapy Box is the ONLY MEDICALLY Approved Seasonal Affective Disorder Light Therapy Box on the Market with even doctors using it for themselves. The testimonials are outstanding.
Fish Oil and Flax Seed Oil are often recommended to help with SAD Disorder and Depression. It is an all around good for you Supplement. See one of my favorite Fish Oil and Flax Seed Oil Brands Below. You can simply add it to your smoothie. (see my really delicious and healthy smoothie recipes on this site, one of the links is provided below)
Vitamin D3 may be the top recommended Vitamin not only for Seasonal Affective Disorder but also for general health. It was recommended to me to take it with a fat at the same time. Take it at the same time as your Fish Oil or Flax Seed Oil. I helps it to Metabolize better. Taking Vitamin D3 is essential for people especially those living in the Northern States but I am still taking that vitamin along with some other ones as well. Prior to taking Vitamin D3, my levels were low but now I am in the normal range. The doctor told me to take 4000 IU per day, which is way more than the normal recommendation so please ask your physician what amount you need to be taking. You may take more during the fall and winter months because the sunshine will provide any unprotected skin Natural Vitamin D.
Another vitamin that helped tremendously was B Complex Vitamins with B12. I have been taking this for years and hope to share the same one that I take with you but mean while, my friend is really happy and notices a big difference when he takes spray vitamins from Mercola.
I do believe that Liquid Vitamins and Spray are better at times than some tablet forms because they seem to break down and get into your system better. I am looking into finding information to share with you about the vitamins that I take but here are the ones my friend with Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD Disorder has lots of success with.
4. Plan your Vacation or House Sitting in the BAD Months
When possible, plan your vacation during the most difficult SAD Disorder months for you. It will help you get your much needed sunshine and also give you something to look forward to and plan. For me, I can start feeling more energy and happier after 3 Days of sunshine. In about 7 I fell as though I am enjoying the full benefit the sunlight. Remember to wear sunscreen on more delicate areas of your body. Vitamin D does not penetrate through Sunscreen so it is a bit of a catch 22 of wearing sunscreen or not because of skin cancer. I tend to keep it off my legs and let that absorb the sunshine but beware of the dangers of sun exposure too.
I am also of the belief that Seasonal Affective Disorder will benefit from Natural Sunlight coming in through the windows. Plan your desk or comfortable chair near a window that captures plenty of sunlight. I put my desk right by the southern window in our home even though it is not the prettiest location for it. If you are in the market to purchase a home, I would and I did, buy a home with southern exposure. I get natural sunshine bathing my home for most of the daytime. I was also open to having the backyard facing West or East but when the sun is directly over the house, you won’t benefit as much. If you have a northern exposure home, just make a point of going outside in the front yard and having your desk or sitting area at a different location.
Try doing Pet Sitting or House Sitting. You can get a free place to stay while caring for peoples pets and house. Typically you pay your way there and back and get a home to stay in. Caution, do your research and criminal checks. I had AWESOME experiences with this with beautiful homes in Texas and California and really nice people. If they love you, maybe they will even pay your way next time.
If possible, drag yourself outside tobriskly walk or some type of exercise to get even the far off sunshine and fresh air. Getting your circulation going is difficult. BELIEVE ME, I KNOW how HARD this is to do. I remember when it was 16 degrees outside and I would bravely take off my glove to expose bare skin to the sunshine. I am a whimp when it comes to cold. I get chilly when it is 70 degrees if it is not sunny.
While pet sitting, I walked the dog for miles to the beach and back.
When you live in the Northern States, in the winter, you may need 5 to 6 hours of sunlight to get enough sunshine per day (Summertime, 20 minutes may be enough. This is also an individuals particular need on how much sunlight time they need). That was not something that I could do or would even want to do. This is where the SAD Lightboxes could benefit you.
Pet Sitting to Help you deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder in the toughest months
here is another article I wrote on SAD Disorder – Seasonal Affective Depression
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I wish you a Wonderful and Happy New Year and Help and Hope for Seasonal Affective Disorder. My newest Web site should be up and running soon dedicated to helping you with Seasonal Affective Disorder. It will be at http://SadDisorder.Org