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Lack of Sunlight and Depression

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Why do lack of sunlight and depression go together?  It’s because of the Vitamin D you don’t get when you aren’t exposed to the sun as well as the fact certain people (like myself) are predisposed to seasonal affective disorder.  If you walk in to my Plymouth chiropractic office at 7:30 in the morning you will wonder what that bright light is coming from my desk. It is a sunlamp. As any of my friends and family members will tell you, without sunlight I turn in to a grump. Three years ago I found a full spectrum light on craigslist, thought I would give it a go and picked it up. Now that I know it works great, I bought a new one, two actually, one for work and one for home. The brand I use is Nature Bright. Costs $89 off Amazon. I use it for 30 minutes in the morning and in desperate times, the beginning of December, I use it in the afternoon as well. Everyone around me can tell when I have missed it. Give it a shot. You don’t have a lot to lose!

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