People who normally feel healthy during the spring and summer suddenly don’t feel like themselves during the fall and winter.
New York, NY (Vocus) November 16, 2010
Patients Medical, a leading integrative medical center in New York City, gives practical and useful tips on beating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the holiday blues this fall and winter in the webinar, “6 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Blues” this Thursday, November 18th at 6:30pm Eastern Time. Dr. Gulati will discuss scientifically-proven methods of staving off SAD. Dr. Gulati will also be answering questions from participants.
“This is a very challenging time of year for overall health,” says Dr. Rashmi Gulati, Medical Director at Patients Medical. “Our immune systems may be dealing with seasonal colds and flu already, so SAD symptoms such as depression and insomnia compound the problem. People who normally feel healthy during the spring and summer suddenly don’t feel like themselves during the fall and winter.”
36 million Americans are affected by SAD, which is about 4-6% of the population. An additional 10-20% experience milder symptoms. 80% of the affected population is women, mostly in their 20’s to 40’s. There does not seem to be a particular ethnic or racial segment that is most affected, however those who live in Northern hemispheres tend to be more susceptible.
“These feelings of depression and sadness come amidst a season of festivities. Many different cultures celebrate during the fall and winter seasons. These activities can be difficult for patients with SAD. They don’t feel like joining in. If they do participate, they may feel like they are not genuinely a part of the group, which makes them feel worse,” explains Dr. Gulati.
During the webinar, Dr. Gulati and her staff at Patients Medical will talk about their 6 favorite recommendations for avoiding SAD. Dr. Gulati assures that these tips go beyond the standard light and melatonin therapies. “While these typical recommendations are effective for those who already experience SAD, I prefer to prevent the condition. After all, prevention is the best cure.”
Dr. Gulati is confident that these tips may surprise participants. “Most people have no idea that their diet and lifestyle habits have anything to do with how they feel, but we have seen a direct correlation between making simple shifts in these areas and profound improvement in overall health.”
With over a decade of experience, Dr. Rashmi Gulati is a leader in internal and integrative medicine, having appeared as a medical expert on Good Morning America, CNN, FOX 5 and WCBS in addition to a variety of national publications, speaking about thyroid disease, hormonal health, cancer and holistic medicine.
About Patients Medical
Patients Medical (http://www.patientsmedical.com) is a unique integrative medicine center in Manhattan that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine with modern technology to provide comprehensive care. Established in 1974, the center employs a multi-disciplinary staff including board certified internists, licensed practitioners and nutritionists. The practice specializes in diagnosing the root cause of an ailment, then healing the whole person with personalized protocols that draw upon ancient healing techniques alongside Western Medial perspectives. Patients Medical offers free seminars each month on bioidentical hormones, weight loss, thyroid, chronic fatigue, nutrition and more.