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Apollo goLITE BLU Review

Posted by John on November 7th, 2008

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.

Apollo BLU goLITEsOr, 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. Read more about Apollo goLITE BLU lights

Is Your Office Literally Making You Sick?

Posted by John on November 6th, 2008

Forbes reports that your office may be making you sick – literally. From poor indoor air quality to unhealthy lighting, workspace woes can lead to chronic illness, stress, and depression. Read more about environmental illnesses at work

Winter Warning: Less Sunlight Ahead

Posted by John on November 6th, 2008

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. Read more about seasonal affective disorder

Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Naturally

Posted by John on August 12th, 2008

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. Read more about natural treatment options for SAD

Full Spectrum Lighting for the Office Environment

Posted by John on July 19th, 2008

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. Read more about full spectrum lighting