Keep Warm & Happy this Winter with HealthCare4All

First of all, let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a very healthy and happy 2019!!  Even though the days are starting to get slightly longer now, unfortunately its still dark in the mornings and by 4pm,  also the weather here in the UK is predictably going to get worse!

The Met Office issues snow warning as ‘Beast from the East’ returns this month. A SPELL of bitterly cold weather nicknamed the “Beast from the East” could impact Britain with snow and sub-zero temperatures by the end of January.

I suggest taking a look at

The Beurer mp70 paraffin wax bath

 

  • For smooth and soft hands, feet and elbows

  • Promotes the absorption of nutrients and moisture

  • Conditions rough, dry or stressed skin

  • Increases blood flow

  • Adjustable temperature

  • Operating/Heating display

  • Including 2 x 450g paraffin wax (orange flavour)

  • Includes 30 plastic sheets

  • Mains powered

  • £69.98 with free delivery

There’s a way to go until the warm, sunny weather of spring. It’s hardly surprising that some of us suffer from a winter-associated condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

As the NHS informs, this “winter depression” comes and goes in a seasonal pattern, with symptoms tending to be more apparent and severe during the winter.

The symptoms associated with this seasonal disorder include a persistent low mood, being void of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, moodiness, feeling of guilt, worthlessness and despair, weight gain and craving carbohydrates, feeling reluctant to get out of bed in the morning and sleeping for longer, as well as feelings of lethargy and being tired during the day.

Whilst not fully understood, the causes of SAD are linked to a reduction in sunlight during winter, which can prevent a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus from working properly that has been linked to affecting the production of melatonin and serotonin hormones in the brain.

As the NHS advises if you are suffering from the symptoms associated with SAD you should consider seeing your GP. Your doctor will assess your mental health and ask questions related to your lifestyle, mood, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and other elements that may be affecting your mood.

The NHS lists several treatments for SAD, including making changes to lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, going for counselling, taking antidepressant medication, and light therapy.

SAD Lamps

The theory behind SAD lamps, is that the white light produced by the lamp “effectively replicates sunshine.” By replicating the sun’s rays, users of sad light therapy can find they have a positive response when using SAD light boxes.

When asked which SAD lamp I recommend I always suggest the Beurer TL30 if you are traveling or the ‘all singing and dancing’ Medisana LSC.

Lets take a closer look at both of these…

Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp £52.99 (inc VAT)

Beurer TL30 SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All
Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp from HealthCare4All

Light – well-being for body and soul
Ideal for your desk or on the way
Compact size through LED technology
For use in case of light deprivation symptoms in the winter months: e.g. low mood, lack of energy and drive
Simulation of sunlight: Intensity of light approx. 10.000 Lux (at a distance of 15 – 20 cm)
Exceptionally bright and even illumination
Illumination surface approx. 20cm x 12 cm
Flicker-free and UV-free
Light box with daylight
With adjustable stand
Horizontal or vertical orientation
Convenient one-button operation
Certified Medical product
Includes mains adaptor and practical storage bag

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light £149.99 (inc VAT)

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light
The Best SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All

The Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is a phototherapy unit with full-spectrum light. As well as having energy-saving bulbs, the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is flicker free.

The best time to use SAD light therapy and SAD lamps like the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit is between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Such units can be used for up to two hours a day. Treatment is typically most effective when the lamp is used for at least five consecutive days.

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Summer has officially ended! Its time to start thinking about SAD Lamps From HealthCare4All

Unfortunately Summer of 2018 has officially ended. The days are getting shorter and the weather here in the UK is predictably miserable, and only going to get worse!

There’s a way to go until the warm, sunny weather of spring. It’s hardly surprising that some of us suffer from a winter-associated condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

As the NHS informs, this “winter depression” comes and goes in a seasonal pattern, with symptoms tending to be more apparent and severe during the winter.

The symptoms associated with this seasonal disorder include a persistent low mood, being void of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, moodiness, feeling of guilt, worthlessness and despair, weight gain and craving carbohydrates, feeling reluctant to get out of bed in the morning and sleeping for longer, as well as feelings of lethargy and being tired during the day.

Whilst not fully understood, the causes of SAD are linked to a reduction in sunlight during winter, which can prevent a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus from working properly that has been linked to affecting the production of melatonin and serotonin hormones in the brain.

As the NHS advises if you are suffering from the symptoms associated with SAD you should consider seeing your GP. Your doctor will assess your mental health and ask questions related to your lifestyle, mood, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and other elements that may be affecting your mood.

The NHS lists several treatments for SAD, including making changes to lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, going for counselling, taking antidepressant medication, and light therapy.

SAD Lamps

The theory behind SAD lamps, is that the white light produced by the lamp “effectively replicates sunshine.” By replicating the sun’s rays, users of sad light therapy can find they have a positive response when using SAD light boxes.

When asked which SAD lamp I recommend I always suggest the Beurer TL30 if you are traveling or the ‘all singing and dancing’ Medisana LSC.

Lets take a closer look at both of these…

Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp £52.99 (inc VAT)

Beurer TL30 SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All
Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp from HealthCare4All

Light – well-being for body and soul
Ideal for your desk or on the way
Compact size through LED technology
For use in case of light deprivation symptoms in the winter months: e.g. low mood, lack of energy and drive
Simulation of sunlight: Intensity of light approx. 10.000 Lux (at a distance of 15 – 20 cm)
Exceptionally bright and even illumination
Illumination surface approx. 20cm x 12 cm
Flicker-free and UV-free
Light box with daylight
With adjustable stand
Horizontal or vertical orientation
Convenient one-button operation
Certified Medical product
Includes mains adaptor and practical storage bag

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light £149.99 (inc VAT)

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light
The Best SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All

The Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is a phototherapy unit with full-spectrum light. As well as having energy-saving bulbs, the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is flicker free.

The best time to use SAD light therapy and SAD lamps like the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit is between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Such units can be used for up to two hours a day. Treatment is typically most effective when the lamp is used for at least five consecutive days.

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Are You Suffering With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) ?

It’s still winter and the weather here in the UK is predictably miserable, especially the past couple of weeks! Despite the nights getting slowly lighter, there’s still a way to go until the warm, sunny weather of spring. Yes, it’s hardly surprising that some of us suffer from a winter-associated condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

As the NHS informs, this “winter depression” comes and goes in a seasonal pattern, with symptoms tending to be more apparent and severe during the winter.

The symptoms associated with this seasonal disorder include a persistent low mood, being void of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, moodiness, feeling of guilt, worthlessness and despair, weight gain and craving carbohydrates, feeling reluctant to get out of bed in the morning and sleeping for longer, as well as feelings of lethargy and being tired during the day.

Whilst not fully understood, the causes of SAD are linked to a reduction in sunlight during winter, which can prevent a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus from working properly that has been linked to affecting the production of melatonin and serotonin hormones in the brain.

As the NHS advises if you are suffering from the symptoms associated with SAD you should consider seeing your GP. Your doctor will assess your mental health and ask questions related to your lifestyle, mood, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and other elements that may be affecting your mood.

The NHS lists several treatments for SAD, including making changes to lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, going for counselling, taking antidepressant medication, and light therapy.

SAD Lamps

The theory behind SAD lamps, is that the white light produced by the lamp “effectively replicates sunshine.” By replicating the sun’s rays, users of sad light therapy can find they have a positive response when using SAD light boxes.

When asked which SAD lamp I recommend I always suggest the Beurer TL30 if you are traveling or the ‘all singing and dancing’ Medisana LSC.

Lets take a closer look at both of these…

Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp £52.99 (inc VAT)

Beurer TL30 SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All
Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp from HealthCare4All

Light – well-being for body and soul
Ideal for your desk or on the way
Compact size through LED technology
For use in case of light deprivation symptoms in the winter months: e.g. low mood, lack of energy and drive
Simulation of sunlight: Intensity of light approx. 10.000 Lux (at a distance of 15 – 20 cm)
Exceptionally bright and even illumination
Illumination surface approx. 20cm x 12 cm
Flicker-free and UV-free
Light box with daylight
With adjustable stand
Horizontal or vertical orientation
Convenient one-button operation
Certified Medical product
Includes mains adaptor and practical storage bag

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light £149.99 (inc VAT)

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light
The Best SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All

The Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is a phototherapy unit with full-spectrum light. As well as having energy-saving bulbs, the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is flicker free.

The best time to use SAD light therapy and SAD lamps like the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit is between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Such units can be used for up to two hours a day. Treatment is typically most effective when the lamp is used for at least five consecutive days.

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Here are HealthCare4All’s top 4 tips to help alleviate SAD Symptoms

The shorter, darker days of Autumn and Winter make waking up a struggle for many of us. Summer has gone and Autumn is here which means its getting darker earlier and earlier. It’s hardly surprising that some of us suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Around 21% of the population experience a less intense form of SAD, which is often referred to as ‘winter blues’, while 8% of the population experience severe symptoms, which can prevent normal function without the right treatment.

SAD is caused by the lack of bright light. Daybreak light is the signal for the pineal gland to stop producing the sleep hormone melatonin but in winter the light level is insufficient to trigger this process.

As a result many people find their body clock moving forwards during the winter, making it harder to get up and get going in the mornings.

The symptoms associated with this seasonal disorder include a persistent low mood, being void of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, moodiness, feeling of guilt, worthlessness and despair, weight gain and craving carbohydrates, feeling reluctant to get out of bed in the morning and sleeping for longer, as well as feelings of lethargy and being tired during the day.

Whilst not fully understood, the causes of SAD are linked to a reduction in sunlight during winter, which can prevent a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus from working properly that has been linked to affecting the production of melatonin and serotonin hormones in the brain.

As the NHS advises if you are suffering from the symptoms associated with SAD you should consider seeing your GP. Your doctor will assess your mental health and ask questions related to your lifestyle, mood, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and other elements that may be affecting your mood.

The NHS lists several treatments for SAD, including making changes to lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, going for counselling, taking antidepressant medication, and light therapy.

Here are HealthCare4All’s top 4 tips to help alleviate SAD symptoms

1. SAD Lamps

The theory behind SAD lamps, is that the white light produced by the lamp “effectively replicates sunshine.” By replicating the sun’s rays, users of sad light therapy can find they have a positive response when using SAD light boxes.

When asked which SAD lamp I recommend I always suggest the Beurer TL30 if you are traveling or the ‘all singing and dancing’ Medisana LSC.

Lets take a closer look at both of these…

Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp £52.99 (inc VAT)

 

Beurer TL30 SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All
Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp from HealthCare4All

Light – well-being for body and soul
Ideal for your desk or on the way
Compact size through LED technology
For use in case of light deprivation symptoms in the winter months: e.g. low mood, lack of energy and drive
Simulation of sunlight: Intensity of light approx. 10.000 Lux (at a distance of 15 – 20 cm)
Exceptionally bright and even illumination
Illumination surface approx. 20cm x 12 cm
Flicker-free and UV-free
Light box with daylight
With adjustable stand
Horizontal or vertical orientation
Convenient one-button operation
Certified Medical product
Includes mains adaptor and practical storage bag

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light £149.99 (inc VAT)

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light
The Best SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All

The Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is a phototherapy unit with full-spectrum light. As well as having energy-saving bulbs, the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is flicker free.

 

The best time to use SAD light therapy and SAD lamps like the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit is between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Such units can be used for up to two hours a day. Treatment is typically most effective when the lamp is used for at least five consecutive days.

 

2. Exercise

The boost of endorphins you get when exercising could help you feel better by flooding your body with those feel-good chemicals.

What better reason to keep active this autumn and winter (preferably outdoors in natural light, rather than the gym)?

 

3. Eat more Healthily

We know how the foods we eat can affect our weight but did you know they can affect our mood too?

Make sure you are providing your body with a healthy, balanced diet, and both your weight and your mood could see the positive effects.

 

4. Try to avoid Stress

High stress levels will only heighten any depressive feelings you’re having.

Where possible, try to avoid stressful situations and take steps to manage the stress levels.

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Suffering From Winter Depression? Try an SAD lamp from #HealthCare4All

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It’s still winter and the weather here in the UK is predictably miserable, especially the past couple of weeks! Despite the nights getting slowly lighter, there’s still a way to go until the warm, sunny weather of spring. Yes, it’s hardly surprising that some of us suffer from a winter-associated condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

As the NHS informs, this “winter depression” comes and goes in a seasonal pattern, with symptoms tending to be more apparent and severe during the winter.

The symptoms associated with this seasonal disorder include a persistent low mood, being void of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, moodiness, feeling of guilt, worthlessness and despair, weight gain and craving carbohydrates, feeling reluctant to get out of bed in the morning and sleeping for longer, as well as feelings of lethargy and being tired during the day.

Whilst not fully understood, the causes of SAD are linked to a reduction in sunlight during winter, which can prevent a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus from working properly that has been linked to affecting the production of melatonin and serotonin hormones in the brain.

As the NHS advises if you are suffering from the symptoms associated with SAD you should consider seeing your GP. Your doctor will assess your mental health and ask questions related to your lifestyle, mood, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and other elements that may be affecting your mood.

The NHS lists several treatments for SAD, including making changes to lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, going for counselling, taking antidepressant medication, and light therapy.

 

SAD Lamps

The theory behind SAD lamps, is that the white light produced by the lamp “effectively replicates sunshine.” By replicating the sun’s rays, users of sad light therapy can find they have a positive response when using SAD light boxes.

When asked which SAD lamp I recommend I always suggest the Beurer TL30 if you are traveling or the ‘all singing and dancing’ Medisana LSC.

Lets take a closer look at both of these…

Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp £52.99 (inc VAT)

 

Beurer TL30 SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All
Beurer TL30 Ultra Portable Daylight SAD Sunlight Lamp from HealthCare4All

Light – well-being for body and soul
Ideal for your desk or on the way
Compact size through LED technology
For use in case of light deprivation symptoms in the winter months: e.g. low mood, lack of energy and drive
Simulation of sunlight: Intensity of light approx. 10.000 Lux (at a distance of 15 – 20 cm)
Exceptionally bright and even illumination
Illumination surface approx. 20cm x 12 cm
Flicker-free and UV-free
Light box with daylight
With adjustable stand
Horizontal or vertical orientation
Convenient one-button operation
Certified Medical product
Includes mains adaptor and practical storage bag

 

 

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light £149.99 (inc VAT)

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light
The Best SAD Lamp from HealthCare4All

The Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is a phototherapy unit with full-spectrum light. As well as having energy-saving bulbs, the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is flicker free.

 

The best time to use SAD light therapy and SAD lamps like the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit is between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Such units can be used for up to two hours a day. Treatment is typically most effective when the lamp is used for at least five consecutive days.

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Beat the autumnal blues with a SAD machine

The kids are back to school. The summer holiday in the sun is quickly becoming just a memory and the air has taken on a slightly brisker feel. Yes, it’s safe to say that autumn is approaching and, for some, this means the autumn blues.

The sun has often been viewed as being a great healer. Since ancient times cultures have worshipped the sun, recognising the important role the sun’s rays play in helping us feel energised and happy. Without the sun we can tend to feel less energetic, moodier and less productive.

Whilst we can all feel a little apprehensive about the cooler weather of the autumn and the prospect that we’ve got the long, cold and dark months of winter ahead, some people suffer from a serious condition that can cause them to sink into a depression in the colder seasons.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition that brings on depression, which generally occurs at the same time each year, usually from September to April.

As Bupa informs, if your sleep, appetite and mood alters each year during the winter months, you may be suffering from SAD. Also known as the ‘winter blues’, SAD affects approximately two in every 100 adults in Britain.

Whilst anybody who believes they are suffering with SAD should visit their GP, there are devices on the market designed to combat the symptoms caused by this seasonal condition.

SAD light therapy is a treatment designed to help treat the symptoms of SAD. In fact, SAD light therapy has been proven to be effective in more than 85% of diagnosed SAD cases when the patient is exposed to 30 minutes to several hours of light each day.

SAD light therapy mimics the natural benefits of the sun. The sun helps assist certain bodily functions, such as regulating our mood, patterns of sleep, digestion, appetite and energy.

It is generally advised that a SAD light box should be used each day during the winter, beginning in early autumn.

SAD lamps come in different versions but all have a similar effect – they reset our body clocks and help our bodies produce more active, energy-enhancing hormones, staving off the suppressive, negative hormones a lack of sunlight can produce.

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light

One effective SAD lamp is the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light. This LSC phototherapy unit provides sufficient amounts of light to effectively treat SAD, compensating for the lack of sunlight we are forced to live with during autumn and winter without having to rely on anti-depressant drugs.

The Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light can help counteract negative symptoms associated with SAD, including fatigue, mood swings, sleepiness, listlessness, lack of concentration and lack of appetite.

You can purchase the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light from Healthcare4all for £124.99, excluding VAT.

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Helping to tackle Seasonal Affective Disorder with a SAD light

It’s mid-winter and the weather here in the UK is predictably miserable. Despite the nights getting slowly lighter, there’s still a long way to go until the warm, sunny weather of spring. Yes, it’s hardly surprising that some of us suffer from a winter-associated condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

As the NHS informs, this “winter depression” comes and goes in a seasonal pattern, with symptoms tending to be more apparent and severe during the winter, most notably December, January and February.

The symptoms associated with this seasonal disorder include a persistent low mood, being void of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, moodiness, feeling of guilt, worthlessness and despair, weight gain and craving carbohydrates, feeling reluctant to get out of bed in the morning and sleeping for longer, as well as feelings of lethargy and being tired during the day.

Whilst not fully understood, the causes of SAD are linked to a reduction in sunlight during winter, which can prevent a region of the brain known as the hypothalamus from working properly that has been linked to affecting the production of melatonin and serotonin hormones in the brain.

As the NHS advises if you are suffering from the symptoms associated with SAD you should consider seeing your GP. Your doctor will assess your mental health and ask questions related to your lifestyle, mood, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and other elements that may be affecting your mood.

The NHS lists several treatments for SAD, including making changes to lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, going for counselling, taking antidepressant medication, and light therapy.

SAD light boxes

According to SAD.org.uk, the theory behind SAD light boxes, also referred to as SAD lamps, is that the white light produced by the lamp “effectively replicates sunshine.” By replicating the sun’s rays, users of sad light therapy can find they have a positive response when using SAD light boxes.

As Sad.org.uk writes:

“Sad.org.uk recommend both White Light and blue Light products in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder.”

Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light

One SAD lamp that comes recommended to help counteract the symptoms associated with SAD is the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light. This SAD light is a phototherapy unit with full-spectrum light. As well as having energy-saving bulbs, the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit SAD Light is flicker free.

The best time to use SAD light therapy and SAD lamps like the Medisana LSC Photo Therapy Unit is between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Such units can be used for up to two hours a day. Treatment is typically most effective when the lamp is used for at least five consecutive days.

 

 

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