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SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder...Surviving Shorter Days

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Rain, rain go away! As we transition into the fall season, it's essential to address a common concern that affects many individuals: seasonal depression disorder, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition can dampen our spirits and impact our overall well-being. However, fear not, for nature provides us with an array of solutions, including the therapeutic power of essential oils. All thanks to our wise creator. We will explore natural strategies to combat SAD and harness the benefits of essential oils.

Understanding Seasonal Depression Disorder

Seasonal depression disorder typically occurs during the fall and winter months when daylight hours decrease, leading to a disruption in our circadian rhythm and a decrease in serotonin levels. Symptoms may include low mood, lack of energy, increased appetite, difficulty concentrating, and a desire to hibernate. While it's essential to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis, natural remedies can be used alongside conventional treatments to alleviate symptoms.

Embracing Natural Solutions

1. Light Therapy: Light therapy involves exposure to bright artificial light that mimics sunlight, helping to regulate the body's internal clock. Consider using a light therapy box for 30 minutes each morning to stimulate serotonin production and reduce SAD symptoms. Cost-effective ones can be easily found. Think about using this therapy for little ones as well.

2. Outdoor Activities: Make the most of the available daylight by engaging in outdoor activities. Take a walk in nature, go hiking, or simply spend time in a nearby park. Exposure to natural light and fresh air can have a positive impact on your mood and overall well-being. Even in the colder months, there is so much benefit from being outdoors.

3. Exercise and Movement: Physical activity releases endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. Engage in regular exercise or find enjoyable activities such as dancing, pilates, stretching, and deep breathing. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day to combat SAD symptoms. A great deep breathing exercise can be found on my YouTube Channel: Wim Hof Breathing Technique with Essential Oils.

4. A Balanced Diet: Opt for whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals to support your overall well-being. Incorporate foods such as fatty fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables into your diet. Consider consulting a nutritionist to ensure you're getting the necessary nutrients to combat seasonal depression. A Zyto Insights food scan can also be done in order to narrow down the specific needs of the body.

Harnessing the Power of Essential Oils

Essential oils offer a natural and aromatic approach to support emotional well-being. While they are not a substitute for professional medical advice, they can complement your overall wellness routine. Here are a few essential oils known for their uplifting and mood-balancing properties:

1. Bergamot: Known for its citrusy aroma, bergamot essential oil can help alleviate feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress. Diffuse a few drops in your living space or add it to a carrier oil for a relaxing massage.

2. Lavender: With its calming and soothing properties, lavender essential oil can promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. Diffuse it in your bedroom or add a few drops to your bathwater for a serene experience.

3. Citrus Oils: Essential oils derived from citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, and grapefruit are uplifting and refreshing. Their vibrant scents can help combat fatigue and uplift your mood. Diffuse these oils or create your own invigorating blends.

4. Ylang-Ylang: Known for its exotic and floral scent, ylang-ylang essential oil can reduce stress and promote emotional balance. Add a few drops to a diffuser or blend it with a carrier oil.

Supplements for Support

1. Ningxia Red: A whole food antioxidant drink. Young Living NingXia Red Study Found to Improve Sleep, Stress, and Physical Health. The results of the NingXia Red study conducted by The Franklin Health Research Center shows the impact this product can have to improve people's quality of life. Consuming 2 oz daily significantly boosts overall health in areas such as sleep, cognitive wellbeing, physical function, and immune health.

2. Mineral Essence: Mineral Essence is a daily liquid supplement that combines the benefits of minerals with premium essential oils of Lemon, Cinnamon, and Peppermint. It provides essential ionic minerals, which are the most fully and quickly absorbed form of minerals available. It’s an excellent source of magnesium in a convenient, easy-to-use bottle.

3. Super Vitamin D: Super Vitamin D supports the immune and respiratory systems with 250 percent of the daily value of vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a key function in respiratory health through innate and adaptive defense mechanisms. Super Vitamin D also supports bone growth and healthy muscles. This highly absorbable, vegan-friendly tablet is made with lemon balm extract and Lime and Melissa premium essential oils, which support mood and hormone regulation.

This can be an extremely difficult season. If the weight feels too heavy, don't hesitate to reach out. Seek help because you are worthy and so loved. Start now by putting these suggestions in routine. When things become a habit even on the hardest days, it will be easier to stay consistent.

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