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Alleviate seasonal affective disorder with vitamin D

February 28, 2016

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Alleviate seasonal affective disorder with vitamin D by Karen Langston —  Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter months when sunshine is reduced. The cause is unknown but can be treated with phototherapy (a type of bright light), antidepressants and supplementation, including vitamin D. When it comes […]

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Imbibe sunshine for a natural high

December 21, 2012

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by Wayne Purdin —  What is it about the setting sun? We have all seen it countless times in movies, read about it in novels and, perhaps, experienced it in our own lives. Two lovers drink in a gorgeous sunset, then turn to gaze into each others’ eyes — the perfect moment for a first […]

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Vibrational color healing

August 15, 2012

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by Jill Mattson —  Energies affect us on all levels: from our genetics, people we interact with or pass on the street, the energy of nature, a storm or sunny day, the food we eat, to what reaches us from the heavens in the form of low-level electromagnetic energy. What do these things have in […]

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Brighten your outlook with light therapy

March 5, 2012

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  Scientists have a knack for discovering what people intuitively already know. One such discovery is that bright light improves our moods and lack of sunlight, for extended periods of time, causes depression. Lack of sunlight might not be a problem for Arizonans, but in some parts of the country, it […]

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D is for depression

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  Many people are aware that vitamin D is important for bone health. Research is emerging that confirms the importance of vitamin D for prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and a variety of other diseases. Recent studies also have shown that vitamin D deficiency may increase your risk of depression, […]

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