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Posted by: Mickey, Friday, August 3, 2012, 12:20am
I've been extremely stressed lately due to unemployment, financial difficulties, etc....

Is there anything i can check on swami so it can recommend specific stress foods, supplements i can emphasize to get through this stressful time?.  As if the stress isn't enough i just started getting a cold (don't know if i've ever had one in the summer before), of course this must be from all the stress and the fact that my BF has been leaving the swamp cooler on at night!.
Posted by: Joy, Friday, August 3, 2012, 2:31am; Reply: 1
Breathing techniques are "free" so do research on alternate nostril breathing.  We've certainly talked about it enough on this forum.  

Also look into Bach flower remedies.  There is a remedy for whatever stresses you the most.   It's a little bit of a cost but well worth it as many people on the forum have attested to in time of need.

Stress is very difficult to manage.  So just take it one day at a time and don't look too far back or too far forward.

Good luck.

Joy
Posted by: Amazone I., Friday, August 3, 2012, 5:09am; Reply: 2
best for O's always is rhodiola rosea and some B-vits and magnesium ;) :D....and move...move..move..... ;D
Posted by: marjorie, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 3:07am; Reply: 3
Hi Mickey

I here you on the stress management! Generally, the only thing that works for me is exercise, b-vitamins and as much sleep at night as possible.

Breathing helps too!

I also recommended contant reminders to yourself that all is well and focus on all the wonderful things in your life which leaves little room for the stress to take over.

Be Well:)
Posted by: Susan, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 1:44am; Reply: 4
For your cold: Take 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily for three or four days (or until the symptoms are mostly gone - maximum seven days). I discovered this by accident a couple months ago when I increased my daily dosage to 10k IU (although I'm taking 6k IU currently). Right after doing so, I came down with a cold. Instead of my usual 2-week cold (always), this one was very mild (no cough!) and lasted only three days. Simply amazing.

For your stress:
Make your mind more at ease by focusing your job search. I highly recommend the site http://www.AskTheHeadhunter.com. Take an afternoon and read this Web site, sign up for his free newsletter, and check out his blog. If you like what you see, find his first book at a library or online. I finally got this book the last time I was out of work (total of 15 months, two years ago). It really helped me to focus on what I want. The book's title is Ask the Headhunter: Reinventing the Interview to Win the Job by Nick Corcodilos.  (book2)

~ Best of luck to you!
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 5:35am; Reply: 5
Thanks for all the great ideas everyone!!!

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Also look into Bach flower remedies. [/quote
Joy,
I actually have this i think it's the original, got it a couple of months ago but obviously keep forgetting to use it!!!.   :B

[quote]best for O's always is rhodiola rosea and some B-vits and magnesium  ....and move...move..move.....

Amazone,
I forgot to mention that i don't have alot of money to spend on supplements.  But i do have b-12 since my BF takes it and magnesium, though i realized it's got potato starch in it so i'm leary about taking it.

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I here you on the stress management! Generally, the only thing that works for me is exercise, b-vitamins and as much sleep at night as possible.

Marjorie,
I just starting working out again (just got diagnosed with plantar fasciitis) and was doing pretty good until i got this cold.  I was also staying up pretty late and getting up early for a few days up to the time i got the cold, so i'm sure lack of sleep had something to do with it.

Susan,
Thanks for the great ideas!.
I have been taking vit. D3 for a few months now because my levels are low, i've been taking 5,000 IU daily.  I'll up my dose and i'll be keeping my fingers crossed that it works.  I have an annual camping trip coming up this week that i don't want to miss, but i also don't want to got camping if i even have a slight cold since it gets soo cold at night.  Thanks for the job search link, i'll look into i when i'm feeling better.  I know that if i could get a job it would definitely help my stress level!.
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 5:05pm; Reply: 6
Exercise..:)

Circulates lymph fluid...and lymphatic system does not have it's own pump.  We must move our bodies to keep that lymph fluid in circulation. It's function is to help remove toxins and metabolic waste...
and if it's sluggish, it will negatively impact our immune system.

Also exercise helps to relieve stress...raises endorphins.

I like to rebound.  Mindless but effective!~
Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 6:41pm; Reply: 7
Chloe,

I have a rebounder but haven't used it in awhile because of my P.F..  I usually try to incorporate it into my exercise routine somehow, like at the beginning or after for 5-10 minutes to help cleanse my lymphatic system.

Thanks!
Mickey  ;)
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Monday, August 6, 2012, 2:14am; Reply: 8
Sugar & fruit based carbs (not grains) help reduce stress a lot; even a Coke may be a good choice if you are really stressed.  Salt, aspirin, coconut oil and exercise are also good.  Be sure to eat enough and spend time outside; sunlight is anti stress.  Go to sleep before 10 in a dark room and use a sleep mask.  Bach flower essences are also great to help detox and shift moods.  
Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, August 6, 2012, 2:57am; Reply: 9
Quoted from 14442
even a Coke may be a good choice if you are really stressed.


Caffeine + levels of phsophoric acid that eat away your bones + sugar may be a "good choice"
What the  ??) !
Posted by: JJR, Monday, August 6, 2012, 7:06pm; Reply: 10
Wow, I don't recommend sugar for stress.  At least for me it doesn't help.  It makes me more stressed.  Caffeine too.  Although on the other hand, they say chocolate has some of those feel good chemicals in them.  But too much sugar would just get my heart rate up even more.  Bananas have tryptophan in them, which helps your outlook, but they are also very high in sugar.  Some good turkey meat might be the best deal going.  But I'm not sure if that's the best choice for you BTD/GTD.  But it's got tryptophan in it.  I'm not sure what else does.  

Anyways....  Holy Basil might be a good thing to use, or, my doctor makes a homeopath for anxiety and it's under $20.  Of course I don't know with shipping.
http://shop.elementalshealthfood.com/SPD/aor-2oz-vibrational-remedy-gb---8542986468346396415.jsp
But you're unemployed and probably don't have any extra cash.  

If you're a Christian, Matthew 6 is a great text.  But I know what it's like to be stressed and not always have the answers and help.  Maybe if you have someone close you can talk to.  If not, talk to us on here.  I pray your life becomes a little calmer.  I do know this, a lake view, or a woods setting, if you can go sit for a while, is a great calmer to the soul and body.  IMHO.  And a good book you enjoy.  Also some things that can make you laugh, like goofy old shows.  

Hang in there.  It will get better and this too shall pass.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, August 6, 2012, 9:15pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Mickey
Chloe,

I have a rebounder but haven't used it in awhile because of my P.F..  I usually try to incorporate it into my exercise routine somehow, like at the beginning or after for 5-10 minutes to help cleanse my lymphatic system.

Thanks!
Mickey  ;)


Even 5-10 minutes is good for you!~


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