September 2017, Volume 6, Issue 9

Happy September, SynerLINK Community Member,

SynerLINK is back after our summer hiatus!  I hope you had a lovely time of rejuventation.

Fall is almost here, and it’s time to talk about the effects of light on our health and well-being. This is such an important factor in that we’re re-visting Foundation 1 for Health and Happiness this month – Rest. This month’s top article is a great review of the evidence for light therapy on mood. Definitely check out Dr. Phelps’ whole site – it’s full of excellent, easy-to-understand explanations on this important topic.

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Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Heermann, MD

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”
– Robert M. Pirsig

Link of the Month:

This is an excellent series of podcasts reviewing the effects of light on health (#190 and #213 in iTunes store feature interviews with Dr. Richard Hansler on the topic, or #30 and #52 on the original podcast site):

For those using light therapy to manage bipolar symptoms, here’s an interesting article of mid-day light therapy for bipolar disorder:

Sleep deprivation is impairing your performance. And, if chronic, may be causing damage to your brain long-term.

A lighter look at insomnia

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