1) Light Therapy - Light therapy is based on the theory that increasing exposure to bright lights will increase the levels of melatonin.
2) Physical Activity – Increased cardiovascular output can elevate the body’s serotonin levels.
3) St. John's Wort – This herb has traditionally been used to treat a variety of problems, including depression. St. John's wort can interact with medications for other conditions, especially antidepressants – please talk with your doctor before beginning a course treatment with this herb.
4) Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Omega-3 fatty acid supplements can help relieve depression symptoms in addition to having many other health benefits. Sources of omega-3s include heavy fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring. Omega-3s are also found in certain nuts and grains and in other vegetarian sources.
5) Vitamins – Especially B-complex vitamins, which are generally associated with energy production, and vitamin C which helps boost your immune system.
6) Minerals – Magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron supplementation can aid in reversing the effects of seasonal depression.