- January 1st, 2015
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects about half a million Americans. Although it’s more prevalent in women, men may experience more severe symptoms. The disorder is triggered by a lack of sunlight, which may mess with a person’s internal clock and disrupt the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that helps balance mood.
- August 31st, 2014
There is a common childhood game called “connect the dots.” To begin, there’s a page covered with many numbered dots in what appears to be a very random display. Children draw a line from one numbered dot to the next and, as they do, a picture emerges.How to reach optimal health with every body functionBy Nancy Angelini and Thomas Dadant
- February 1st, 2013
“Progress,” says futurist-physician Richard A. Swenson, MD, “is a one-way street. It thrives on differentiation, giving us more and more of everything, faster and faster.”Walking away from the Standard American DietBy Adam Swenson
- January 1st, 2011
Q: The holidays are supposed to be such a happy time, but last year I came down with a case of the “holiday blues.” How can I avoid that this year?
A: By David Kiefer, MD is a family practitioner and faculty member at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of ArizonaEvery month we ask top practitioners to address your health concerns. This month find solutions for "holiday blues," snoring, and acid reflux.
- January 19th, 2010
Every winter, thousands are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depressive mood condition that sets in during the dark, winter months and lifts in the spring.
- January 1st, 2009
It sounds like you have seasonal affective disorder (appropriately abbreviatedas “SAD”). The diagnosis requires that symptoms, which may include feelings of depression, hopelessness, loss of energy, anxiety, sleeplessness, difficulty concentrating, and carbohydrate cravings, be present for two winters.I can barely get out of bed on winter mornings. What’s wrong with me?By James S. Gordon, MD