Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Depression and Christmas Crazies

I used to get Holiday Depression bigtime. I called it the Christmas crazies and it started around Thanksgiving with a vague feeling of anxiety and escalated through the month of December, reaching a crescendo of sadness and lethergy on Christmas Day. I always breathed a big sigh of relief on New Years Day. I thought it had to do with the emotional stress of Christmas but it turns out I was wrong.

A few months ago, I read that decreased Vitamin D due to less sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere actually might have something to do with my Christmas crazies. So at the beginning of November, I started taking 1000 milligrams of Vitamin D along with 1000 milligrams of fish oil and 1000 milligrams of vitamin C every day and the results have been amazing.

I know this is not scientific evidence, but this December I'm a different woman. I'm filled with energy and loving the hope and joy and traditions of the season. I look forward to the lights, candles, shopping and parties, not to mention the real joy and hope of the Christmas story. To think I thought all those years that I was an emotional basket case when it turns out I was just vitamin deficient.

I am so grateful and full of FaLaLa I can hardly bear it. Oh yes, and I am not selling anything and don't work for a vitamin company either. I'm just sharing what happened to me and wishing the whole world a happy healthy Holiday season.

Hello Christmas and Goodbye Bah Humbug.

3 comments:

Steph Hicks said...

This is so perfect! I totally agree that the darkness is depressing on a number of levels. No Christmas crazies this year! :) Best to you,

Steph

JamaGenie said...

Great article, PPR! Vitamins can cure a ton of ailments, but BigPharma-dependent physicians don't want us to know that because...vitamins are cheap and can be had without a prescription.

pinkpackrat said...

This year I'm singing fah-la-la and full of energy-- I swear it must be the vitamins:-)