What's wrong with cereal for breakfast? According to Dr. Fuhrman (Eat to Live, p. 37), "Many whole-grain cereals are so processed that they...have lost most of their nutritional value." Here's another surprise: "..ingesting processed foods can subtract nutrients and actually create nutritional deficiencies, as the body utilizes nutrients to digest and assimilate food." He recommends whole-grain hot cereals which are less processed. Some recommended ones are Roman Meal, Steel cut oats, Wheatena, Ralson High Fiber, and Quaker Multigrain. Or you can just have berries or fruit salad or a smoothie. That's more appealing to me.
Should I use a therapeutic light? Yes. I never knew this is not just for depressed people. Plus how many of us really are a bit depressed and just don't want to admit it? It has many other benefits too, such as improving your sleep patterns and hormone levels. It's discussed on this site where Dr. Fuhrman is selling one. I'm not saying you should buy from him, though I did out of convenience since I trust his recommendation. But I'm just linking to it so you can see some of his reasons for why it's good for you. It's also discussed in his March 2006 newsletter, but you have to be a member to see it.