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I wish we could give a whole thread a thumb's up! I will give it five stars instead!


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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I wonder If I was depressed?  Yet I feel so much more enthusiastic about participating in living, since I (stopped years ago to use white sugar )

and now, as of late, taking two spoons of oil twice a day.. (1 hour away from food for diet purposes) does take incessant thinking of food away...

I think the ability to change how my body and my stomach functions is making me much more sure of who I am, and so .. some hopelessness is no longer there.

I think as I am solving my body issues I am much more able to enjoy life.

I have been successful in treating bad shoulder damage with prolo-therapy, the same for chronic back issues.

I have had success with occasional use of 5HTP.. to develop a emotional backbone to stand up for ME.

Recently when I lost my brother, I took (right away) some 5 mg Valium (I always keep a few around for just such occasions) .. I just did not wish to become overwhelmed while I had to talk to all sort of people.  I had plenty of time to 'feel' the loss, at other more convenient times.  I think (in my case) planning ahead for such once every few years need of emotional support, helps ME.

I also have some other item from my doctor for when I know I will encounter a person or incidence which will be very unpleasant. Like planning for a job evaluation.  (sorry I forgot the name and just now can not remember where I might have them, but that also helps to not get caught up in what I call 'circular' thinking.

One other mayor support system comes in the form of ondamedworld - look it up.   Taking away cramps, and or supports many other body issues, feeling supported in body and mind, reduces stress greatly.  

In talking to others, I am coming more and more to the conclusion, that besides attending 90 meetings in 90 days at any AA meeting place will teach anyone willing to learn how to cope.  It is valuable, yet, cheap therapy, and available even online.

Depression is a horrid feeling -- I (by my nature) always taken the 'active' participation as my best way out.  Just to get up and wash dishes helps, taking a walk, or calling a friend, or volunteering makes all the difference.  

Sorry all those things require some money-- I feel for those who have none-- a whole different experience, when the only food on their table might be form the food pantry or the soup kitchen.. (ours feeds 1-200 daily) and we are a small community. I have no idea how those poor people cope.  A neighborly cup of coffee might mean a great deal.  

I do appreciate the friends who stand by when there is a momentary need for a voice to know that I can reach out.   (and, most of the time I am not even depressed) even small sadness needs a friend.

Finally... people who are critical just because they can be, or think they have a right to be, or have a self righteous need to be critical... Well, never give them space in your head-- let no one rent space in your head --, unless you take pleasure in them.  Better to be alone, then be aggravated or put down.

Many have a need, their need, to fulfill in their own lives and they lash out.. But you/I do not have to take them serious, nor attach much importance, most often it is their own 'needs' that make 'them'critical or act 'superior' -- all the while they risk losing a friend.  Their loss.  

Never hang with those who have a need to annoy your inner Self.. Leave ugly on the side of the road.

gee.... this became a long post - despite my feeling well. Might be I was depressed here and there?  Yes, but mostly when feeling like a victim.

(Self inflicted or real) victims are lethal to ones Mental Health.. coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other used to be the way people solved the need to do 'something' ...Stay away from them..

The antidote is : Proper food (BTD) most of the time, or a good piece of chocolate! and on old movie or a good book.  

OK enough.... this is a serious discussion.. yet I am serious also.        





        
      


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!

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Quoted from Lola
do you have a juicer?

beet, celery,carrot and ginger will speed up your digestion! )
And raw green leafy veggies incl. parsley and/or cilantro + celery stalks juiced in the morning will give you a good mood for long hours.


Does it sound too simple?

Guess what, it is.




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Goldie, for you.

Quoted from Victoria
I lived with depression all my life and it's such a terrifying, hopeless dark hole! When I got into the BTD, I realized that I was living on a diet of 90% avoids!  No wonder my body chemistry was upside down!

The BTD immediately helped, but it wasn't until I completely eliminated wheat and actually all gluten, that I discovered life without depression.  And yes, as others have said, sugar (even in small amounts) will kick my emotional legs out from under me.




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Yaeli and Victoria.. Yes there was a Doctor who said 80% of mental institutions/prisons could be emptied with proper diet.  

I believed that from the first day I read that ...
With BTD we have choices for us and the next generations..  

It is wonderful to have found what works.. and makes the world a better safe and healthy place.

[b]I read a fab story recently in the Jan Feb 2013 issue of utney magazine..(beyond the Brain, and Whole Earth Mental Health page 38 through 45) on how psychiatry screwed up by blaming refrigerator moms on all that went wrong with kids..  *** added info call 800 678 5779 and request a copy, they are happy to send one by email.. worthy of a Pulitzer.. I called 5 minutes ago and now have the copy on my computer!! Great service..

The articles also mentions many other good things,.. worth getting hold of a copy somehow.. especially for families who suffer so much..

I feel for those in 'back-wards' sitting on benches stuck in their own world of deep mental illness. More than one of such a person was a victim of 'mom was at fault'..  and shock treatment did nothing to change that.  SAD.  
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Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!

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Uridine taken with the Membrosia cocktail works as well if not better then prozac--

I keep beating the drum--- http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200503/better-prozac


MIFHI

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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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l'tyrosine...

and sorry Goldie this isn't in the interest of our business world...as long you're going to identify in *I have this or that....or I am  this or that* so they're going to make money upon your health!....
Awareness about those issues and also about the appearing of our so called *persona*
might lead to freedom.....


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Funny enough, when I was seeing my therapist a few years ago for clinical depression, I had to grab lunch/dinner on the way to an appointment and it caused me to be a few minutes late (and I had to bring my lunch with me). It was a turkey chili from Panera (which was one of my only safe options there except for salad). I brought it in with me, apologized for it, and my shrink said, "Oh, what did you get?" I said, "turkey chili, it's pretty good." She said, "Oh, glad to know about it. I just started this blood type diet and turkey is pretty much the only meat I can have." She turned out to be an AB+. I joked that we were total opposites.

I did tell her that BTD was one of the things that really helped my depression, specifically cutting out the gluten. She was definitely interested.




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"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them." Anatole France

"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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I think the reason Dr. D. doesn't recommend fish oil for Os is that it can cause unfavorable mood changes.


Unless a hunter or explorer, which is a majority of people with O blood type.  It is highly beneficial for these types.  Also herbs that are cooling and energizing and relaxing at the same time help these types. Heating herbs can cause excess stimulation and aggravate the mood of hunters and explorers.  For gatherers heating herbs can be used as well, and gatherers should not use fish oil.  They should use the omega 3 stated in the gtd book.
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When energy returns a little start to exercise outside too.
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I thought the fish oil avoid was because it can thin the blood too much, and O's already have blood clotting problems? For my family, we all have MTHFR issues, so we need the fish oil's ability to keep us from clotting.

For me, fish oil is a huge tool in my arsenal against depression. HUGE. When I take it consistently, my nervous system is a lot calmer (I have a history of seizures, so I need all of the help I can get calming my nervous system down). I have fewer migraines on fish oil, so I'm sure it helps my depressive tendencies in a similar manner.




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Depression Success Stories Wanted...


I am only addressing the headline..

I spoke to someone with ADHD and middle aged.  He is taking a MOOD stabilizer and not anti depressants any more, as they made him very manic with a unreal sense of something not real..

The mood stabilizer seems to be helping way more.. Just reporting.. all the best to all who suffer..


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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