Beat The Winter Blues

S.A.D. or Seasonal Affective Disorder is a winter depression that affects millions of people each year but you can beat the winter blues.

Did you know S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) may be related to the foods you eat?   White breads, refined flour and pasta together with saturated animal fats, hydrogenated vegetable oils, sweets, soft drinks and canned goods.

  • Manufactured (processed) food products deplete the body of B vitamins, which are very important in fighting any form of depression. Those foods create an acidic environment in the body leading to diet-related diseases, including depression.
  • Choose to replace manufactured/processed foods them with whole , natural and raw foods. Eat plenty of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains (avoid whole wheat), beans and fish.

You’ll feel better, look better and it’s a terrific step toward a balanced body.

S.A.D. or Seasonal Affective Disorder

S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a type of winter depression that affects millions of people each year.  It typically occurs in late autumn through early spring and is at its peak during December to February.

  • It is caused by a biochemical imbalance in the hypothalamus due to the shortening of daylight hours and the lack of sunlight in winter.
  • For some people, SAD is a seriously disabling illness, preventing them from functioning normally.
  • For others, it is a mild but debilitating condition causing discomfort but not severe suffering. We call this subsyndromal SAD or 'winter blues’.

Depression can be a disease in itself, or a symptom of another mental disorder.

Major Depression

Major depression occurs in 10-20% of the world’s population in the course of a lifetime.

  • Women are more often affected than men, by a 2 to 1 ratio and they seem to be more at risk in the period prior to menstruation or following childbirth.
  • Symptoms may include change of appetite and weight, change in sleep habits, loss of interest in usual activities, poor concentration or thoughts of a negative nature.
  • Regulated by sunlight and geomagnetic fields, the pineal gland plays an integral role in the body cycles, controlling metabolism, behavior and physiological function.
  • In addition to its intimate relationship with the pituitary or “master gland, the pineal gland also has a direct effect upon the adrenal glands when the body is under stress and threatened.

Alfalfa is a combination ‘food plant /medicine plant’ that has been cultivated for thousands of years.  It is the best herb to feed glands, in particular the pituitary and pineal glands which are responsible for our moods, feelings of depression and anxiety, S.A.D. and winter blues.

Alfalfa means “Father of all Foods”.

Natural Herbal Supplement Product Recommendations That Can Help

Alfalfa  (32-7):

Alfalfa has proven to be the best food/herb to feed the pituitary and pineal glands which are responsible for our moods, feelings of depression and anxiety, seasonal affective disorders and blues.

Alfalfa aids in the digestive process because it contains the enzyme betaine. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, thiamin and niacin. Contains natural chlorophyllins, the green pigment in plants.

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AD-C (1035-7):

With 5,000 years of proven tradition, this Chinese combination is used to relieve depression, anxiety, relieve pain and inflammation.   Nutritionally supports the nervous system and encourages an overall sense of well-being.

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STR-C (1871-0):

A Chinese herbal combination that has been used for 1000’s of years to calm the mind, body and emotions.  A sedative formula with natural sources of calcium to calm the nervous system. Relieves muscle spasms often associated with anxiety.

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As one of Canada's top Holistic Natural Health Practitioners (a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Master Herbalist & Clinically Certified Iridologist), Diane and her team of practitioners have helped thousands of people successfully address a wide range of problems naturally from her wellness centres in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada).

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