Apollo goLITE BLU Review

Apollo goLITE BLUAre the winter blues getting to you? If so, there’s a new, easy way to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD): the Apollo goLITE BLU.

As you can see, this light therapy box is extremely small and portable.

Use it at the breakfast table or in the bathroom.

Or, if you don’t have time for a morning treatment, toss it into your bag and take it to the office! It comes with a protective case for traveling. Continue reading…

Winter Warning: Less Sunlight Ahead

Here in Georgia, autumn leaves are falling from the trees and temperatures are dropping. Days are getting shorter, and nights are getting longer. Winter is just around the corner – and that means we’ll be spending less time outdoors and getting even less sunlight. A lack of sunlight can lead to fatigue and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of seasonal depression. Continue reading…

Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Naturally

I recently moved out of metro Atlanta to a cabin in a rural, wooded area. Since my move, I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors, and with increased exposure to sunlight, my mood has improved.

I’ve always been interested in seasonal affective disorder because I’ve certainly felt the “winter blues” a few times. After spending most of the cold months indoors, I’ve often felt like I have less energy and get tired more easily. This is actually fairly common; with less sunlight and heartier meals, most people naturally slow down a bit during the winter.

But the lack of sunlight during winter affects some people more drastically, leading to clinical depression. This is known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Continue reading…

Full Spectrum Lighting for the Office Environment

Full Spectrum LightingI’m very lucky. I love my job. I love writing about healthy indoor matters and helping people to make healthy choices.

But I haven’t always been so lucky. At some previous jobs, I’ve had to work in cave-like environments, totally cut off from natural sunlight. By the end of the day, after working under eye-straining fluorescent lighting for eight-plus hours, I always had worn-out eyes and a throbbing headache.

I no longer suffer from eye strain or tension headaches, thanks to full spectrum lighting. Continue reading…