Seasonal Affective Disorder( SAD)


Seasonal Affective Disorder( SAD):is characterized by SYMPTOMS OF depression that develop in the dark winter months and that lift with the onset of spring and summer.


  • Weight gain
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Fitful, unrestful sleep
  • Fatique and lethargy
  • Cravings for sweets and other carbohydrates

Root Causes

Lack of natural sunlight

Food to avoid

Try to resist your cravings for sugar, bread, and other simple carbohydrates. Although these foods may temporarily lift your mood, your blood sugar will soon crash, leaving you feeling even worse than before.


One way to maintain a good mood is to keep your blood sugar levels steady. Vegetables and lean protein will stabilize blood sugar.