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To: MonaMars
Has it occured to you that in certain climates, spending an hour outside every day in freezing winter temperatures isn't the best option, particularly when you have certain medical conditions like reynaud's syndrome?

Yes. Has it occurred to you that I don't need a professor and chairman of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, supported by taxpayer money, to tell me that sunshine (that would be "broad spectrum light") is good for us? This has been known since the days of Columbus, for crying out loud.

By the way, I think it's called Raynaud's Syndrome.

12 posted on 04/22/2005 3:34:25 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Peace through Ignorance)
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To: ScreamingFist

"Has it occurred to you that I don't need a professor and chairman of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, supported by taxpayer money, to tell me that sunshine (that would be "broad spectrum light") is good for us? This has been known since the days of Columbus, for crying out loud."

I never said anyone needed a professor to tell him/her that sunshine is healthy. I took issue with your suggestion that people who use light boxes are rubes. Some people, for a variety of reasons, can't get outside every day for an hour in winter. For those SAD sufferers, light boxes are what stands btwn. them and depression.

"By the way, I think it's called Raynaud's Syndrome."

Since you know how to spell it, you surely know what cold does to their extremities. and, yes, I do know someone with both disorders.


13 posted on 04/22/2005 4:01:59 PM PDT by MonaMars
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