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The medical community, and society as a whole, are coming around to the generalized importance of gut health. But since it’s probably been a long time since any of us have taken 8th grade biology, you may not even remember how the gut functions.

Health insurance is expensive. Doctors, expensive. Surgery, expensive. Buying supplements you read about online and letting them languish in your medicine cabinet, expensive.

The Science of SADness

Before we talk about what seasonal affective disorder (SAD) isn’t, let’s talk about what it is.

Seasonal affective disorder is a varietal of depression confined to the fall and winter months. 

It affects primarily women, and primarily those with other psychiatric conditions, like manic depression or bipolar disorder. (This doesn’t mean that men aren’t affected, or that you have to have another condition to experience SAD systems. Just that you’re more likely to if the previously mentioned criteria are met.)

As of 2019, it affects 10 million Americans, with a separate 10% of the population experiencing milder symptoms of a junior SAD disorder.

Sugar and the Gut: Avoid a Halloween Horror Story

Can you think of anything spookier than a haunted house? Scarier than a zombie attack? More soul shaking than Frankenstein’s monster?

What about…

An unhealthy gut?

Not scared yet?

Well, get ready… Americans are projected to spend $2.6 billion on candy this year. That’s between 160 million Americans. During Halloween season, the amount of candy sold weighs about as much as six Titanics.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.