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Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Dr. Gabrielle FrancisExpert
Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist

Herb of the Month: St. John's Wort


Botanical name: Hypericum perforatum L.

Part used: the herb

General Description:

St. John’s Wort shrub is a perennial plant with numerous bright yellow flowers. It is native to Europe and the United States.

Chemical Composition:

Pseudohypericin,... (More)

SAD suggestions please!

I think I've seen this mentioned on here but can't find the post, I am insearch of any and all recommendations to combat Seasonal Affect Disorder. I start to really struggle when Daylight Savings hits, and just don't want to... (More)

In search of: A SAD Lamp!

Hi everyone! With the colder weather settling in on New York this week, and the sun setting earlier and earlier, I'm already getting anxious about my (self-diagnosed) season affective disorder. People are always recommending SAD lamps, and I figured I'd... (More)

Kylene BogdenExpert
Registered Dietitian Specializing in Functional Nutrition

Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. Symptoms typically start and end at about the same times every year, beginning around fall and continuing into the winter months.

While genetics... (More)