Winter Blues Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Every winter the way we may feel, seasonal affective disorder or SAD. During winter months with less sunlight in addition to a depressed mood, sad, includes cravings for carbs, inability to concentrate, irritability, weight gain etc. Sunlight stops melatonin production in the body, and darkness starts it.

Sunlight is usually missing in the winter months, when light is absent, the pineal gland activates two of its natural enzymes to turn the hormone serotonin into melatonin. Serotonin keeps us from being depressed, stops craving sweets & carbs. when melatonin kicks in, normal serotonin activities are reversed, the pineal gland gets insufficient sunlight.

Dietary Remedies: Apricots,apples, pears, grapes, plums, grapefruits, oranges , Avocados, Brown Rice, dates, bananas, papayas, plantains, pineapple, tomatoes, cottage cheese, turkey, fish ,eggs, ice, shellfish.

Herbal: Teas  Chamomile, peppermint, cinnamon

Lifestyle Remedies: Curtains Open, Exercise in the Sun outside or near a sunny window, walking, aerobics, swimming, biking, light therapy, vacation in sunny climate during winter months

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Women Fall Has Arrived.. Got Tips?!

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Fall has arrived !!!

Ditch the soap, they leave your skin dry, switch to a soap-free hydrating cleanser.

Put away Gels, bring out the Creamy Body wash & Oil-based scrubs. Summer may have left your skin dry.  Start Fall off with a full-body exfoliation session. Oil-based scrubs are to exfoliate and hydrate.

Switch Lotions to Creams. The air becomes drier, the skin needs thick moisturizers. Creams provide stronger barrier, meaning it will reduce  water loss from the outer layer of skin,  providing hydration to the layer of skin.

Lips. Protect them, Start moisturizing to prevent dry, cracked lips,  use a non-petroleum based lip balm.

Hands. Invest in Hand creams. Hands become dry and cracked during fall & winter, prevention really is worth the cure. Start moisturizing your hands now.

For High School Students

Good High School Students are more likely to have success down the road. If your a High School Student. Be Great! It will pay off, Big Time.

Tips: Be responsible. Have good behavior at crucial times & difficult situations. Be interested in school. Be good in reading & writing. These highlights have long-term consequences for your life in the long run. Good luck! Most important believe in yourself always, even if no one does.

If there is Success in High School, There is success later in life. Make it count Ladies & Gentlemen.

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