beating the winter blues with vitamin d
|January 17, 2012||Posted by simply stephen under depression|
First and foremost. Happy New Year. I’m a little late and excited to be back.
I’m hoping to post more than once a week as a permanent thing this year. One quick article and one with a bit detail. My focus for the next couple months will be depression and fatigue.
This time of year is hard for many of us, especially those that suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (a.k.a. SAD). Truthfully, my energy has been very low and it has taken an extra week to get back in the swing of writing. Fortunately, I am not sad or depressed, only fatigued. That’s probably from all the visiting and poor eating habits over the holidays.
There are many things you can do to beat the winter blues. Diet, exercise and light (vitamin D) should be your primary focus.
A friend sent me an article just after the holidays. A very nice gesture. It shows people listen. They care. It discussed the benefits of vitamin D and how “overloading on them” has eliminated this persons depression. Interesting. (DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT GUIDANCE FROM YOUR DOCTOR). While I certainly try to get extra fish and vitamin D in foods, especially over the winter I am not going to take supplements or go too crazy with this simply because I have found a relatively good balance of diet and am living on a tight budget.
Here’s the article: High Dose Vitamin D Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D)
Hope you enjoy it. More on vitamins and foods later. Next week I will recap some past articles and external resources available to help you battle your winter blues.