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Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 1:51pm
what supplements are good to take for an A for depression, low energy and insomnia?
Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 2:59pm; Reply: 1
I would start with food, what are you eating?
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 3:24pm; Reply: 2
i'm suffering from insomnia as Eliana doesn't sleep well especially since the surgery 2 weeks ago.  and the depression has been around since I got pregnant with her.  low energy from the insomnia and depression.

yesterday I had

breakfast
oatmeal
rye toast
cranberry juice

dinner
turkey
brussel sprouts
pineapple
green tea

supper
chicken
carrots
mashed potatoes

snacks
apple
handful of walnuts


Quoted from lkpetrolino
I would start with food, what are you eating?


Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 3:35pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Mommy_to_Eliana
i'm suffering from insomnia as Eliana doesn't sleep well especially since the surgery 2 weeks ago.  and the depression has been around since I got pregnant with her.  low energy from the insomnia and depression.

yesterday I had

breakfast
oatmeal
rye toast
cranberry juice

dinner
turkey
brussel sprouts
pineapple
green tea

supper
chicken
carrots
mashed potatoes

snacks
apple
handful of walnuts






Why are you eating potatos?
I would eat protien in the morning and not all those grains
you also need alot more veggies
what types of fats are you getting in your diet?

are you taking any supps right now?
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 3:44pm; Reply: 4
mashed potatoes are my downfall.  
protein meaning meat in the am?
how much more veggies?
what do you mean by fats?

no supplements right now.  guess it'll be a long time before I get BTD down  :( thought I was doing better.  will I ever get BTD?

Quoted from lkpetrolino

Why are you eating potatos?
I would eat protien in the morning and not all those grains
you also need alot more veggies
what types of fats are you getting in your diet?

are you taking any supps right now?


Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:03pm; Reply: 5
It is really not difficult

protien- eggs, meat, fish, something
veggies- just start adding you need a lot more this should make up the mass of your diet
fats- ghee, fish oil, avocado, small amounts of olive oil, nuts, flax seed and oil
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:05pm; Reply: 6
hi mumele :D ;)
what's about a little bit of melatoninintake....some lecker 3 mg's just before bedtime...would also boost your serotonin and a help for your circadian rhythme ;)
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:05pm; Reply: 7
Thanks!
Quoted from lkpetrolino
It is really not difficult
protien- eggs, meat, fish, something
veggies- just start adding you need a lot more this should make up the mass of your diet
fats- ghee, fish oil, avocado, small amounts of olive oil, nuts, flax seed and oil


Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:06pm; Reply: 8
Thanks!  

Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
hi mumele :D ;)
what's about a little bit of melatoninintake....some lecker 3 mg's just before bedtime...would also boost your serotonin and a help for your circadian rhythme ;)


Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:09pm; Reply: 9
agreed with T. also fish oil in the morning
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:10pm; Reply: 10
Thanks!
Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:17pm; Reply: 11
also why don't you replace your potatos with mashed turnips (my fav) or cauliflower add  some ghee to these and some sea salt, you couldn't ask for anything better
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 4:32pm; Reply: 12
I can handle cauliflower its one of my favs.  the thought of turnips makes me cringe guess cuz the way it looks.  i've never been big on salt or butter type foods

Thanks!

Quoted from lkpetrolino
also why don't you replace your potatos with mashed turnips (my fav) or cauliflower add  some ghee to these and some sea salt, you couldn't ask for anything better


Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:00pm; Reply: 13
Oh, turnips are divine. They can be eaten raw or cooked. I haven't tried them mashed, but will.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:01pm; Reply: 14
I didn't much like butter for most of my life - bad incident with butter when I was a child - but since I've been making ghee, I eat it almost every day. And ghee is good for the digestion.
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:04pm; Reply: 15
interesting...I have a food issue...if it looks weird or I don't know what it is I won't eat it LOL
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:34pm; Reply: 16
lifestyle adaptations are important, too.
exercises according to your type....breathing, relaxation , yoga.

st john s wort has beneficial effect on As.
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:54pm; Reply: 17
Thanks!  
but who can breathe, relax and do yoga with a 2 year old running around? LOL

Quoted from lola
lifestyle adaptations are important, too.
exercises according to your type....breathing, relaxation , yoga.
st john s wort has beneficial effect on As.


Posted by: 312 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:58pm; Reply: 18
My favorite substitute for mashed potatoes is pureed celery root, or celeriac.  There's a recipe in the typebase.  It is
an ugly looking root, but tastes wonderful.  It's neutral for all types....
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 5:59pm; Reply: 19
hmm interesting

Quoted from paulam
My favorite substitute for mashed potatoes is pureed celery root, or celeriac.  There's a recipe in the typebase.  It is
an ugly looking root, but tastes wonderful.  It's neutral for all types....


Posted by: Gumby, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:04pm; Reply: 20
If you have trouble with turnips, try cooking and mashing them with carrots at first.  Helps get used to the strong flavour more gently.  Or add them to soups.  I find soups are a great way to get in lots of beneficial veggies AND to disguise/mellow out the flavours of the ones that I am not used to eating LOL.  As my tastes change, I find I actually like these veggies more...but the soup is so good that I still do that too.

Also, it is nice in the morning to heat up a bit of your veg soup and toss in some tofu or beans and grain...warm, easy, delicious, and gets lots of goodies into you early in the day.
Posted by: Gumby, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:05pm; Reply: 21
Oh, also, if you use compliant veggies for both A and O in soups, it is great for your little one too.  Just add some 'O' protein to hers instead of the A stuff.  :)
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:05pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from Mommy_to_Eliana
interesting...I have a food issue...if it looks weird or I don't know what it is I won't eat it LOL


Too funny! We could have been sisters! I remember a discussion like this a while ago where it was 'discerned' that this was a BT A trait.

I've gotten a lot better in my thirties and forties about food (I kind of had to to get my health back on track).
Posted by: MyraBee, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:44pm; Reply: 23
This is too funny---most All of the A's I know are like this!  ;-)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:46pm; Reply: 24
I agree: both my auntie, cousin and Emma´s dad was the same - all A´s :-D
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:48pm; Reply: 25
oh great an A trait LOL.  thanks for all the suggestions girls
Posted by: Gumby, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:53pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from MyraBee
This is too funny---most All of the A's I know are like this!  ;-)


Me too!  I've always had issues with foods...mostly texture, I just don't like the way some things feel in my mouth.  And smells...if they smell funny, I can't eat them.  Looks...well that is what might make me not buy them LOL.  I am getting over a lot of it though, slowly but surely.  since the btd I've also discovered that some of the things that I won't eat because of my 'issues' are actually avoids, so it's not all bad!  :D
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 7:14pm; Reply: 27
I don't like any of my food touching on my plate either...is that an A thing too?
Posted by: Alia Vo, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 7:29pm; Reply: 28
Stick to the Tier II foods in LR if you're trying to overcome stress or an illness.  Or adhere to only beneficial foods for the time being.

The Fatigue Health Series book may be helpful for you.

Please remember that blood type A's already have elevated basal levels of cortisol, thus take advantage yoga, alternate nostril breathing, a calm/relaxing lifestyle, peaceful time for yourself.

Alia
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 7:33pm; Reply: 29
Thanks!

Quoted from Alia_Vo
Stick to the Tier II foods in LR if you're trying to overcome stress or an illness.  Or adhere to only beneficial foods for the time being.

The Fatigue Health Series book may be helpful for you.

Please remember that blood type A's already have elevated basal levels of cortisol, thus take advantage yoga, alternate nostril breathing, a calm/relaxing lifestyle, peaceful time for yourself.

Alia


Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 8:20pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Mommy_to_Eliana
I don't like any of my food touching on my plate either...is that an A thing too?


No, that's just weird!  ;D ;) ;D :K)
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 8:35pm; Reply: 31
GEEE  Thanks!!! :P :P
Quoted from outdoordrea

No, that's just weird!  ;D ;) ;D :K)


Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 8:49pm; Reply: 32
You are definitely doing better Jeannette!  :-)  Now, keep on tweaking your program to make it better and better!

If you don't get enough Omega 3's, depression can be one of the effects.  
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 9:01pm; Reply: 33
Thanks!

Quoted from Victoria
You are definitely doing better Jeannette!  :-)  Now, keep on tweaking your program to make it better and better!

If you don't get enough Omega 3's, depression can be one of the effects.  


Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 9:25pm; Reply: 34
Hi Jeannette,
we are a large majority of As and I like every new or ethnic food or nearly (as a grown up probably), my mother hates them, my nephews are exactly so, the older eats a lot in qualtity and variety, the younger is picky and loves only his routine  food. My brother is similar and despises ethnic food.
It's good however to propose the largest number of foods to the children, when they are ready to digest them. They should become less picky and have a better panel of nutrients.
Nostril breathing was for me a saviour also in the bus travels.
From April I too could not arrange my schedule for yoga lessons. I realy miss it; if you'll find the time in the future try it !
Maria Giovanna
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 10:01pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from Mommy_to_Eliana
GEEE  Thanks!!! :P :P


You know I'm kidding, right? ;)
Posted by: 972 (Guest), Thursday, January 25, 2007, 12:24pm; Reply: 36
Yes, I do  ;)

Quoted from outdoordrea

You know I'm kidding, right? ;)


Posted by: 972 (Guest), Thursday, January 25, 2007, 12:26pm; Reply: 37
I've always been a picky eater.  If you think I'm bad now you should have seen me at age 2 LOL.  Occassionaly I try new foods but I need to know what it is before I eat it.  I hope to one day fit yoga in.  I do have a yoga video I bought for 50 cents at a yard sale last summer.

Quoted from Maria_Giovanna
Hi Jeannette,
we are a large majority of As and I like every new or ethnic food or nearly (as a grown up probably), my mother hates them, my nephews are exactly so, the older eats a lot in qualtity and variety, the younger is picky and loves only his routine  food. My brother is similar and despises ethnic food.
It's good however to propose the largest number of foods to the children, when they are ready to digest them. They should become less picky and have a better panel of nutrients.
Nostril breathing was for me a saviour also in the bus travels.
From April I too could not arrange my schedule for yoga lessons. I realy miss it; if you'll find the time in the future try it !
Maria Giovanna


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