Smorgasbord Health – Seasonal Affective Disorder – Part Three – Tryptophan and winter blues

SAD affects most of us to varying degrees, so this post by Sally Cronin is well worth the read!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life


In the last two posts I explored what I believe to be the reason that millions of people around the world  have a clear seasonal, mental and physical change when winter arrives.  Our bodies have not evolved sufficiently yet to cope with our modern lifestyle of year round levels of activity and the modern technology that gives us light, sound and stimulation 24/7. It is lagging behind by about 9,850 years and really wants to curl up in a cave, wrapped in a bear skin and eat sweet and fatty preserved cakes. Unfortunately, a DNA mutation that would enable us to deal with our modern world does not happen overnight but in around 10,000 years.

Also the lack of sufficient Vitamin D in our diet to enable our bodies to maintain a healthy immune system and to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder.

An essential winter additive.

In this post I want…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

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