Welcome to YumaLite™’s blog
Here you’ll find updates on YumaLite™ as well as articles on light therapy and how it can help alleviate the low mood and low energy symptoms of light deficiency. Some of us feel severe forms of these symptoms during the winter and suffer from winter blues, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). However there are many reasons we might not receive adequate light all year long; rainy days, working inside at the office, jet lag and shift work can also make us feel these same symptoms. Seniors commonly suffer from not getting the light they need, as do mothers with newborn babies who can be awake at all hours.
Please note that we’re not medical experts and anything you read at YumaLite.com is not a substitute for medical or psychological care, or medical or psychological treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before following any advice or treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
Don’t let the winter beat you
When winter means SADness
For some of us, the winter doesn’t just mean the blahs, it means sadness. Severe Winter blues, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a type of mood disorder characterized by more severe forms of Winter Blues symptoms. It is recognized by medical professionals and experts as a common mood disorder that affects people during the fall and winter months. People with SAD may feel constantly down and extremely fatigued. Read More
Overcoming the Gray Days
Why We Don’t Like Winter
As winter approaches every year, and the days get shorter and darker, most of us slow down and find it difficult to wake up in the morning. Our energy level drops. We tend to eat more carbohydrates and put on weight. Our energy, enthusiasm and productivity may drop off as well. Read More
Why Light Therapy?
We’re not getting enough light
Light, preferably natural light, is important for our health. Sunlight is needed for us to feel normal and healthy. The lack of enough light, what we call ‘light deficiency’, can have a negative effect on both our mood and energy levels. Read More
At YumaLite™, we believe that a basis for wellness and good health lies in using our body in a functional way, the way nature designed it through evolution. This can be a challenge because some of the foundations to our wellbeing, like good nutrition, proper exercise and adequate sleep, can fall by the wayside in a modern world with its demands and conveniences. Read More