What Is The "Body Blues" Syndrome?
given time, one in four women may be affected, making it one of
the most severely underdiagnosed conditions among women today.
of women don't feel their best and don't know why. They're not
outright depressed, but they aren't really happy either. They
eat too much or have gained weight lately. They find it hard to
concentrate or have trouble sleeping. They feel tense, anxious,
or irritable, or they're highly sensitive to criticism. They're
tired and not very interested in sex (or even everyday life).
The answer lies in biology. Too little sunlight and exercise,
combined with shortages of certain vitamins critical to
feelings of well-being, cause this all-too-common constellation
of symptoms known as subsyndromal depression. Once dismissed by
doctors as "nervous depression," the syndrome has recently
been reexamined and renamed the Body Blues by Marie-Annette
Brown, Ph.D., R.N., and her research team at University of Washington.
The new book,
When Your Body Gets the Blues, offers a clinically proven
solution. A simple, drug-free treatment called the LEVITY program
(Light, Exercise, and Vitamin Intervention
TherapY) can help women think clearly, sleep soundly,
cope easily with stress, reduce anxiety and depression, and lose
unwanted pounds in 8 weeks or less!
easy-to-follow program includes self-quizzes, tips for increasing
exposure to light and getting mood-elevating exercise even on
dark or rainy days, and information about the Levity vitamin supplement
proven to relieve the Body Blues.
tested the LEVITY program on real women, and they improved significantly
- far more than women who took placebo pills. In fact, many participants
cut their feelings of depression in half.
underwent the LEVITY program also reported:
- Fewer problems
with cravings and weight control
- More vitality
- Less anxiety
- Less anger
- More self-control
- Less irritability
- Less tension
who completed the LEVITY program said, "I know that if I
ever feel blue again, I have my own way of feeling better - I
won't have to run to my doctor for a prescription."
Dr. Marie-Annette Brown, Jo Robinson, authors of When Your
Body Gets The Blues, are independent researchers and are not
employed by Geneva Health & Nutrition, nor do they benefit
from the sales of the Levity vitamin formula. Geneva provides
information about the Body Blues and the Levity Program with their