Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

Sunshine as an Antidepressant? : The link between vitamin D and depression

by Samoon Ahmad • January 20, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today, Like all vitamins, vitamin D is integral to several bodily functions. It helps the body absorb calcium, which makes it important for bone health. Those who do not receive adequate levels of vitamin D may suffer from weak bones—a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults—while older […]

The Link Between BDNF and Neuroplasticity: How this lesser-known neurochemical can boost brain health

by Samoon Ahmad • January 10, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. The human brain is by far the most complex and intricate organ in the body. Apart from regulating our most basic biological functions, the brain is also the seat of consciousness. When something is not right, either due to an irregularity in neurochemical signaling or because of structural deficits caused […]

Let There Be Light: How Light Therapy Can Treat Depression and SAD

by Samoon Ahmad • January 3, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Many individuals struggle with low mood and lack of motivation during the late-autumn and winter months. For some, these symptoms may be indistinguishable from depression. When this happens, the condition is known as seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (appropriately named SAD). One may think that the reasons why these […]