Bright Light Treatment for SAD Winter Blues

Bright light treatment (BLT) is usually thought of as only being helpful for SAD syndrome winter blues, however this is mistaken for it is useful for any type of depression. There is solid scientific evidence that the BLT has a mild but possibly more reliable antidepressant effect than standard antidepressants. Two things stand out with bright light therapy that make it a genuinely useful tool for treating depression:
  • Firstly BLT is far quick acting than regular antidepressants drugs producing antidepressant effects within days as opposed to weeks.
  • Secondly BLT is certainly side-effect free.

BLT stimulates the cells in the eye that stimulate serotonin production in the brain, as I've said elsewhere antidepressants drugs are not the only way to boost serotonin and it is a travesty that this particular method is so underutilised. If you suffer from depressive illness do not hesitate to invest in this safe effective antidepressant
This page is [UNDER CONSTRUCTION] I'll have a lot more to say about using BLT in combination with other approaches to create powerful and effective antidepressant treatments. For now however please see the Free E-book Bright in Your Life by Kripke
WARNING: Anything that has an antidepressant effect may induce mania in a person with bipolar syndrome, BLT is no exemption and there is a small but real risk of inducing a harmful manic episode. A high dose of BLT will reliably induce a hyper-mania condition in me, and when I want to test the efficacy of a new potential ant-mania remedy/approach I use an excessive dose of BLT on myself and then experiment with the new antidote, if it doesn’t work a can always shut the mania down with tried and tested techniques.  
If you have bipolar syndrome BLT can be used as an effective antidepressant but ONLY AFTER YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED WELL HONED TECHNIQUES TO SHUT DOWN MANIC PHASES.
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Hi my name is Peter Smith I specialise in treating and coaching people how to live well with mental health problems, digestive health problems/IBS, sleep problems and type II diabetes using natural therapies.
I used these techniques to overcome and live well with my own bipolar disorder and IBS. I've been in practice as a natural medicine practitioner since 1988.

What I Treat

  • Brain Chemistry and Mental Health problems (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction, OCD)
  • Digestive Health: IBS, bloating, SIBO (which can be the cause of  60% of IBS) and parasites (with external lab testing)
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Detoxification (with external lab testing)
  • Addiction (by balancingbrainchemistry, supporting healthy dopamine levels etc.)
  • Meditation and Relaxation brain-training for mental health problems, and adrenal exhaustion (individual and small classes)
  • Cognitive hypnotherapy and NLP
  • Drug-Free better Sleep
  • Insulin resistance, pre- and early type II diabetes
If you’d like treatment for any of the issues discussed in this article I specialise in treating and coaching people how to obtain better mental health with natural remedies and self-help techniques. If you would like me to look into your individual case and develop a tailor-made programme of natural remedies, dietary advice and brain training exercises I’m available for private consultations and I’m available for private consultations at my London clinic and online for people that live too far away.
I also run regular meditation classes in London and online.
I’m passionate about treating mental health and I’d be very happy to work with you.
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At my London clinic please call the Hale clinic reception:
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As a general rule improvements are seen within 2-3 appointments so you can quickly know if the treatments are helping you and you are making a good investment.
For a more information about me and what the conditions I treat click here: About About Peter Smith
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