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How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder Naturally
Jan 18

How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder Naturally

This is a condition that is usually found in the winter time as there is less light which can affect the circadian rhythm or ebb and flow within the body. The loss of sun light can also affect the levels of vitamin D in the body which is also important for the immune system and overall wellbeing.

During the holidays is also a time of increased stress and demands on the body. The increased stress usually taxes the adrenal glands which may be overburdened prior to the increased stress of the winter months. Without appropriate adrenal output, the body becomes sluggish, the interaction between the thyroid and the adrenal glands slows down and there is an overall diminishment of well being. Even the stress of decreased temperatures can tax the body.

SAD is in reality a diminished endocrine function. The hypothalamus ultimately becomes swollen and inflamed causing a condition of Hypothalmitis. The hypothalamus is a part of the brain that control the endocrine system. As it becomes less able to function properly, the whole endocrine system overloads and SAD appears.

Hypothala is given to support the hypothalamus, Thyroiden to support the thyroid, Adrenix to rebuild the adrenal glands, Pituiten to support the pituitary.

Adjust the upper cervical vertebrae to open the autonomic nervous system.

Full Transcription

Hi, my name is Dr. Troy Giles. I’m a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Natural Internist. Today I wanted to talk to you about S.A.D., I’m feeling a little bit sad today. Now there are two kinds of sad that I’ve been talking about. One is the Standard American Diet. It’s not that one. S.A.D. is Seasonal Affective Disorder, which means it’s basically the loss of sunlight during the winter time. But there’s other things that go along with it. Generally speaking in the winter we’re more stressed because we have Christmas. We have all the holiday seasons. We have a lot of, we’re usually in school. We’re in amongst a bunch of other kids at school, our churches, add a lot of stresses to us. We also have loss of sunlight, sunlight coming in because it’s more in the southern hemisphere. If you’re up in Alaska, sometimes you don’t even have sunlight, just a little bit of sunlight, you know, towards that equinox. Now we’re starting to head back out. Today’s the 17th, or 18th, what’s the date? It’s the 18th of January and now we’re starting to get towards more daylight coming in. So I have patients that I’m seeing, who are normally really active, happy people, during this winter time they start to become saddened, depressed, and literally not knowing why they don’t have any desire for movement. They, you know, they think the greatest thing that they could do, go on a cruise or go to Hawaii, doesn’t even phase them. If I gave them a ticket they wouldn’t be happy about it. So with that, there are some things that come that we need to work with. One of them is vitamin C, helping to support the overall immune system. The next one is vitamin D. Vitamin D from the sun, usually we get enough vitamin C during the summer months when we’re out in the sun. we’re transforming that and we get enough. Being in the winter, I recommend 2000-3000 mg of vitamin D during the winter. That helps as well, more energy, it works with your immune system as well. Also, the adrenal glands become fatigued. The thyroid becomes fatigued and the hypothalamus, which is part of the brain. It’s the brain that controls the pituitary. The pituitary is the master gland of all hormone function. So in reality I feel that it’s more of an issue of two things, sunlight and weakness of the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the hypothalamus. So support-wise for supplementation, we use the Adrenix. The Adrenix supports the adrenal glands, gets them more ability to produce normal adrenal function, more normal adrenalin, that gets us up that gives us energy and excitement. Thyroid, we’d give you Thyroiden. Thyroiden supports overall thyroid function, increasing the metabolism and giving you more ability to burn. For the brain function, and the hypothalamus, we’d give you Hypo-Thala. Hypo-Thala, again repairs the part of the brain that controls then the pituitary. We find that people, when they’re stressed and over a long time, they get hypothalamic burn out, or hypothalmitis, or inflammation of that. So we give ¬†Hypo-Thala and that helps to regulate that part of the brain that then controls the pituitary function. Likewise we are able to adjust you. One of the major areas for adjustment, that we need to work with would be up at the very, very top up here at C1. C1 works with the autonomic nervous system and controls function to all organs. So getting this adjusted, either with somebody that does the Pro Adjuster. Here at my office we use a gun that has the ability to sense which vertebrae are stuck and with the same unit, we are able to adjust that back into position, increasing motion. But just getting a regular adjustment of the C1, the Atlas, can open up neurologic flow in your autonomic system, so you’re having more sympathetic and para-sympathetic reaction. It’s open and it’s enlightened so your organs are working the way that they should. It gets that information back down to the adrenal glands, getting you up. But S.A.D. is a big deal. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a big deal and it’s crippling. It’s debilitating. It causes such depression that people just, a lot of suicide from it. So there’s an answer to it. If you have a question, you can call here on the screen, the number that you see on your screen. I in the office.

 

 

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