Dear Difference Maker,
Are you or a loved one noticeably more irritable these days? Maybe it’s due to the change in seasons?
Early in my second marriage, about this time of year I would start feeling a dis-connect with my husband as he seemed to be irritable with just about everything I said or did, I suggested a marriage counseling by Estes Therapy but he never agreed, reason why I think we ended up separating.
When I would ask him what was going on that he was being so irritable with me, he would just say he was feeling ‘dark’ inside. He was already on antidepressant medication that had been working just fine so that’s when we began investigating other possible causes.
Did you know Statistics show that ….
60-90% of people diagnosed with SAD are women and that older teens and young adults are most likely to suffer from this condition.
Further research indicates that geographic location plays a role as well, meaning people living in areas where there is still an abundant amount of sunlight during winter are less likely to be affected by this disorder.
Seasonal Affective Disorder begins to affect people as early as September through the first part of April.
There may be a very simple way for you to get yourself a mental boost. It’s worth learning about.
Reaching out …
Those Winter Blues Could Be Sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Excerpt from American Osteopathic Association
Even though you may not know it, the decrease in light during the winter can affect your well-being. Millions of Americans are affected by SAD, seasonal affective disorder.
SAD has been around for well over a century but has only recently been recognized as a disorder. Symptoms of SAD include:
Extreme fatigue, difficulty getting up in the morning, or sleeping much more than usual
Irritability with everyone and everything
Loss of energy
Increased appetite, weight gain, or craving carbohydrates
Decreased sex drive
Suicidal thoughts or feelings
Causes and Treatments
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have concluded that SAD is primarily due to sunlight deprivation. As a result of this finding, one option of treatment includes daily light therapy called phototherapy. During this treatment, patients are seated a few feet away from a full-spectrum fluorescent light, which is about 12 times brighter than a room’s regular light.
The cornerstone of treatments for SAD remains medications like antidepressants, therapy, increase in exercise and stress management.
If you’re feeling blue again this winter, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder. The important thing to remember is to seek an evaluation from your physician. It’s also important to note that there are treatments that can alleviate the symptoms of SAD.
Get yourself a healthy mental boost …
If you are already on antidepressants like my husband is, you may find as he has, that he was able to reduce the amount of medication he was taking by 50% since first starting to drink our Energy+Mind Coffee and FocusFusion Cocoa!
Unlike other coffees and cocoas our Energy+Mind Coffee and FocusFusion Cocoa are both infused with a potent blend of gotu kola and bacopa monnieri herbal extracts to provide maximum health benefits. People all over the world are raving about how they feel after drinking our herbally infused drinks regularly!
Bacopa Monnieri (also called Brahmi or Water Hyssop) is an Ayurvedic herb with a long and proven history of health benefits. It is said to enhance cognitive ability and is used to consecrate newborns in India to “open the gateway of intelligence.” Laboratory studies show it may improve memory and intellectual activity and it is also a powerful antioxidant which helps our bodies neutralize free radicals. Bacopa can also have a positive effect on anxiety.
Gotu Kola is a type of parsley and is a staple of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine which use Gotu Kola to help heal skin conditions, treat asthma, fever, stomach ulcers and provide mental stimulation. Scientific and medical studies also suggest Gotu Kola can help boost the memory and has a positive effect on anxiety and depression.
But don’t take our word for it, check the SCIENCE out for yourself!
I love sharing other people’s health improvement experiences because they give me confidence to, at the very least, give a health product – that’s easy to enjoy – a try! Here are just a few of the many coming in daily that apply directly to improvements in depression related experiences:
Life isn’t always a barrel of laughs, especially for someone who suffers from anxiety and depression. Thankfully, it is Emma who is enjoying the last laugh and has a new reason to smile thanks to her delicious cup of Energy+Mind. Check out her story…
“I have suffered with depression and anxiety for nearly 5 years. It has always been a daily struggle to even get out of bed.
I had no energy, feared the outside world and rarely ate. I soon developed anorexia too. Becoming pregnant helped me turn my anorexia around, but I still struggled to get through my day. I had little to no focus, terrible memory and a lack of energy.
Two months ago, I changed my coffee and started drinking Energy+Mind. Now I am happy to get out the door each day even when it is raining. I run out of THINGS TO DO do each day rather than the ENERGY OR HOURS to get them done.
My smile is real and I am enjoying life again, MEDICATION FREE. Best of all, instead of having an anxiety attack EVERY FEW DAYS, it has now been TWO MONTHS between attacks!
AND, I’m also losing the stubborn baby weight that I just couldn’t shed!” ~Emma
Like a beautiful phoenix rising from the ashes, checkout this wonderful testimonial from Elizabeth …
”I first started drinking Energy+Mind in January. Of course, I was skeptical and thought, ‘yeah right!’ Now before drinking Energy+Mind I was depressed.
I would sleep all day in my recliner. I battle Bi-Polar II, PTSD AND anxiety on top of being overweight.
Well after trying my FIRST box of Energy+Mind Coffee, I noticed I was no longer sleeping all day. No longer depressed. I had tons of balanced energy, and my family said I finally looked alive again!
My husband even told me that I was once again the woman he first fell in love with! I am so grateful and thankful for Energy+Mind that I shared it with my family and they are all getting healthier, smarter and skinny!!! I am in love with this product!!!
Thank you! No medication made me feel like myself! Now I’m kicking depression’s & Bi-Polar’s butt AND looking hot!!! Thank you !!!!!!!!” ~Elizabeth S.
WOW!!! This is one of the most powerful “Changing Lives” story we have every received. No words can describe how humbled we felt when reading it or how proud we are to share it with you. The results are true, the person is real and the hope Katie shares is genuine. It’s a lengthy read, but more than worth your time.
“For the last four years I have struggled tremendously with my health. I have had eight concussions that have all occurred since I was 15-years old. I developed a chronic illness called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) which basically means that my autonomic nervous system is not running properly.
POTS has taken over my life along with the chronic migraines, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I fainted nearly twice a week while I was in high school because my blood vessels are so enlarged that my blood wouldn’t reach my brain fast enough when I stood up. I lost my ability to play any kind of sports and I lost a lot of people who I once thought were my friends.
If you look at my attendance record from high school, I missed more days than I attended. I went into high school thinking that I had it all, but I left knowing that I lost one of the two things money cannot buy; my health. The only thing I had left was time and we all know that time is no guarantee.
I have been on several medications since the time of my first few concussions. I took Xanax, Wellbutrin, Methylphenidate, Gabapentin, Zoloft, and a series of twenty-five Botox injections in my head every three months. The hardcore medication list is one thing, but the Botox injections was just a symbol of how miserable I was. I felt as if I was in a prison inside of my own body. I wasn’t living – I was just going through the motions.
When other kids my age were laughing and hanging out with friends on the weekends, I was in bed at home and only getting up to go to the bathroom. I couldn’t even eat dinner with my family. I lost so much of my independence. It was torture. I lost all hope of ever regaining my health.
However, just over a month ago, my mom and I went down to Minneapolis, MN – from our home in Bemidji, MN – to go stay with my Aunt Jackie. When we arrived there was what seemed to be a party going on. I saw my cousin, Ross and my Uncle Doryal, but the rest of the faces were strangers to me. When I was introduced to Kimon Lee, however, it felt like I had known the guy forever. I instantly felt comfortable with him and was able to share a little bit of my story with him. Within seconds he had me on the phone with a friend of his in Albuquerque, NM who had suffered from migraines and when I listened to her voice, I could tell she had experienced the pain the migraines bring forth.
When I heard her say “Katie, I haven’t had one migraine since February 2015…”I was speechless. I couldn’t remember what is was like to not have a headache let alone not having a migraine. After we hung up the phone, I told Kimon “I need to try some of this cocoa.” My Aunt made me a cup of the FocusFusion Cocoa because I wasn’t a coffee drinker. I had one sip and fell in love with the taste. I had no idea that this first cup of cocoa was just the first step to getting my life back.
Since that day that I had the FocusFusion Cocoa for the first time I have experienced what I thought I never would; a complete recovery. I have not had one migraine since starting on FocusFusion Cocoa. I am completely off of my Xanax and down to taking 900 mg of Gabapentin daily when I was originally taking 2100 mg daily. My doctor and I are planning on weaning me off of more medication as well.
My ADHD has improved significantly – so much so that I have gotten A’s on my last couple of Math exams, which is a pretty big deal considering I have gotten a B on every Math test since my first concussion. My family has found relief from the stress of having an ill daughter and sister. My boyfriend has been able to take me out to dinner instead of bringing dinner to me.
FocusFusion Cocoa gave me my life back. It has changed my life and now the only problem I have encountered is having to remind myself that I don’t have to sit in bed all day because I feel better. I got so used to this routine of being sick that I forgot how to be healthy, but hey, if that is my worst problem, I’ll take it.
The FocusFusion Cocoa is what I started drinking, but now I am having everything – even the coffee. I just finished my first semester at Bemidji State University and I am feeling better and better every day. If you would have told me that cocoa or coffee would change my life I would have laughed in your face, but now I believe in Javita with all of my heart. I never thought this day would come. FocusFusion Cocoa has given me what I had once lost – hope. “
FocusFusion Cocoa truly helps people of all ages with a large range of health experiences going on. One of my all time favorites success stories comes from my friends’ mother …
Hello, my name is Dorothy, I am 79 years old and a recent stroke survivor. I suffer right side weakness as a result of the stroke and walk with the aid of a cane. I am thankful to be able to get around but would get very tired and sleepy during the day and had no energy to do basic house keeping.
I was introduced to Energy+Mind coffee and had remarkable results the very first day. I had so much energy that for the first time in many months I was able to mop the floor and do laundry that same day without feeling achy and totally worn out. It also helped with memory recall as I did suffer lapses also as a result of the stroke.
I have been on Energy+Mind coffee every since and added the Focus Fusion Cocoa as well. I have the coffee every morning and the cocoa every evening. I also notice better quality sleep at nights with my routine. These products are like my life blood and I never want to be without them as they have helped me so much in my recovery. If this information can be of help to someone else so be it.
Thank you for providing such fantastic products to help people such as myself live a more productive life.
Dorothy D. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
RU an emotional eater? Do you have a SWEET TOOTH you need to curb?
I just want to say that this IS as yummy as it looks and the crazy thing about it is that it really does dissolve cravings: low carb, good fat, gluten free, stevia sweetened, brain healthy herbally infused premium cocoa and whala! YUM! Who knew cardamom adds such a pop to the overall chocolately flavor? I’ve never used it before, in fact I had to order it online! Well you can do it with this recipe: