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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Fixes?

Ever hear of SAD? It's basically when you're buried under 5 feet of snow, it never gets above 25 degrees, the sky is perpetually overcast and grey, and it lasts 5 fricken months. It's physiological explanation is the lack of vitamin D that you would normally get naturally from sunlight.

I definitely have it pretty bad this year. I don't feel like doing a damn thing. Just wondering if anyone up here in the Northeast has any good remedies. If so, lay um on me!
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Take 2 Vitamin D gummies daily. Each one is 1,000 mg. Also, Look into those lights that people in Alaska use. You need 20min. of daylight each day. Just enough can get through the clouds. The vitamin D supplements will help big time. Studies show many Americans are deficient..especially night shifters like me. Also, laughter stimulates the good neurotransmitters in the brain like Seratonin. Watch comedies and engage in funny and crazy activity. Go sledding off a deep ravine. Also, eat lots of turkey.

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Ever hear of SAD? It's basically when you're buried under 5 feet of snow, it never gets above 25 degrees, the sky is perpetually overcast and grey, and it lasts 5 fricken months. It's physiological explanation is the lack of vitamin D that you would normally get naturally from sunlight.

I definitely have it pretty bad this year. I don't feel like doing a damn thing. Just wondering if anyone up here in the Northeast has any good remedies. If so, lay um on me!
I take a vitamin D supplement and believe it or not a tanning bed makes you feel better also if you can live with the risks from uv light,if you don't want the "fake bake" look,wear sunscreen while in there,and force yourself to get outside if you have to.I have to make myself get out lately.I know how you feel and I'm in KY.

Look at the weather channel ,the Gulf coast has winter storm warnings ,you can also laugh at them trying to drive in snow,just sayin!!

And let's not forget there is a blessing hidden here,We haven't had to look at Al Gore's face or put up with his "global warming " garbage for a while now.




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Ever hear of SAD? It's basically when you're buried under 5 feet of snow, it never gets above 25 degrees, the sky is perpetually overcast and grey, and it lasts 5 fricken months. It's physiological explanation is the lack of vitamin D that you would normally get naturally from sunlight.

I definitely have it pretty bad this year. I don't feel like doing a damn thing. Just wondering if anyone up here in the Northeast has any good remedies. If so, lay um on me!
I lived in New England for 45 years and now live in Portland, OR (no sun from November - May). So, I am very familiar with SAD.

First, avoid the constant TV, snack food and beer routine (not that there is anything wrong with the beer part), since it feeds on itself and makes things worst (not to mention increasing weight). The more you sit, the worse you feel, the worse you feel, the more you sit........

Surviving the winters in New England means developing new interest and activities that only take place during that period.
  • Outdoor activities: down hill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, skating, hiking (when there is no snow)
  • Indoor activities: hitting the gym, organized indoor sports, book clubs and hobbies like modifying a VN750
  • Volunteering: church, civic groups, charities, etc.
All of these ideas have 2 things in common; they stimulate the mind through planning, commitment and anticipation and stimulate the body through physical movement. Basically, stay busy and physically active (this is key) and spring arrives before you know it. Meetup.com, Cragslist, church bulletins, local coffee shop bulletins are great places to find groups that share your interests. Also, daily vitamin D and fish oil supplements do help a lot.


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also a good time to plan out riding trip for the next summer!
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Take 2 Vitamin D gummies daily.
Better off getting the Vitamin D spray from Dr. Mercola (mercola.com). When sprayed under the tongue, it absorbs into the body quicker than pills or the like. It's also an all natural product. Been using it for about 6 months now.

I have nothing to do with his site, btw. I just trust his articles, because he does research, and backs up his writings with data.

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Poppin some caps at the range does sound like some good anti SAD treatment.

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Better off getting the Vitamin D spray from Dr. Mercola (mercola.com). When sprayed under the tongue, it absorbs into the body quicker than pills or the like. It's also an all natural product. Been using it for about 6 months now.

I have nothing to do with his site, btw. I just trust his articles, because he does research, and backs up his writings with data.
!s it a metered dose on the spray vitamin D? How much does it cost,is it comparable in price to the Gelcaps? They're like 5 bucks per 120 CT bottle.I may try it.




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Move to CA. I know, not much help...

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Move to CA. I know, not much help...
I would love to visit CA., but I would never live there. too many goofy laws!
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