Showing posts with label SAD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SAD. Show all posts

This Is why you have seasonal depression and 8 foods to fix it

(Real Farmacy) It happens every year and despite what you’ve been told, it is NOT in your head. People from all over the world suddenly find themselves severely depressed. It’s not a coincidence. This is a very real chemical disorder called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) no pun intended. It has baffled scientists for years but now a team of researchers may have finally answered the age old question.

Factors that may increase your risk of seasonal affective disorder include:

-Being female. SAD is diagnosed more often in women than in men, but men may have more-severe symptoms.

Modern science validates light and color therapies in promoting full-spectrum health

The ancient practices of phototherapy and chromotherapy are gaining momentum as valid science. Researchers are now able to study how light and color not only affect psychological behavior, but also physiological systems of the body. An article in The New York Times explores how color and light influence well-being in a variety of circumstance; from prison cells to neonatal units, coal mines to classrooms.

Early use of light and color for healing

Phototherapy (utilizing full-spectrum white light for healing) and chromotherapy (using specific colors to influence health) have been used since 2000 BC. Ancient Egypt, Greece, China, and India all practiced light therapy while the Egyptians and Greeks also embraced color therapy. In the hermetic traditions of Egypt and Greece, colored stones, minerals, and crystals were used in chromotherapy. Treatment sanctuaries were also common. These spaces were painted in specific colors recognized for their healing qualities.