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Posted by: marjorie, Thursday, October 25, 2012, 9:41pm
I need some advice here... I just received my midterm grade and I did not do so well.However, this was during a stressful time and I did not eat much meat at all and I am wondering if any o' s have felt better mentally when they incorporate meat back in their diet. I am starting to question alot of things about how smart I am, but I know something is lacking in my diet.... could it be just that I need more food overall or is it the meat?

I am so tired of analyzing and then being stressed.:(

Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:14pm; Reply: 1
If you haven't been eating the appropriate food for your own body, it will definitely affect your clarity and memory.  Many people have talked about how their brain fog lifted when they changed their diets.
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:20pm; Reply: 2
I need protein, for a clear mind and to retain information.  I tried the oatmeal breakfast thing, I felt fine, and was usually full till lunch, found I couldn't remember scriptures that I should have. So I went back to eggs and veggies for breakfast, as well as salmon, sardines, or left over meat or poultry for lunch. I keep veg. protein for dinner. My mind is much clearer, My swami gives me 5red meats, 4fish, 2 poultry and 7eggs weekly. The key to my mental health is definitely protein, and red meat or eggs seem to help me the most. I usually have them on my bookwork or studying days.
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:28pm; Reply: 3
I should add, beef is only neutral for me, but is what I eat most often. I do get lamb three or so times a month and will be enjoying (hopefully) bison for the first time tonight. Lamb and bison are diamonds
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11:24pm; Reply: 4
I don't function well at all without red meat. On a daily basis I need to make sure I get enough protein, but over the course of a week I also need to make sure I'm getting enough red meat specifically.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, October 26, 2012, 12:43am; Reply: 5
Quoted from marjorie
I need some advice here... I just received my midterm grade and I did not do so well.


You are starting a new academic program.

Often times in academic programs are intentionally designed to make people feel stupid in the beginning.

There are a number of reasons why this is done. I will just mention two.

1) Sometimes it it is necessary to be really tough in the beginning so students get the idea that they really need to study. And not just blow everything off and assume they can just get by by sitting through lectures or looking at the book for half an hour prior to the exam.

2) Sometimes there is a need to weed out people that should not be in a program.  So you are tough in the beginning and then when the crowd thins out a bit you can slow down a bit and focus on the remaining students and what they are struggling with.  

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, October 26, 2012, 1:20am; Reply: 6
Quoted from marjorie
I need some advice here... I just received my midterm grade and I did not do so well.However, this was during a stressful time and I did not eat much meat at all and I am wondering if any o' s have felt better mentally when they incorporate meat back in their diet. I am starting to question alot of things about how smart I am, but I know something is lacking in my diet.... could it be just that I need more food overall or is it the meat?

I am so tired of analyzing and then being stressed.:(



From my own experimenting I find that the following help with study for O's

eating right for your type including
half a teaspoon of ghee personally I have a teaspoon every day with my breakfast and cook with it when ever I can.
olive oil, half a teaspoon of flax oil and or fish oils for omega 3.
an egg a day - DHA
protein turkey, beef
very little grain.
very little sugar.

good sleeping habits, good exercise habits (walking a lot at the very least) healthy surroundings trees, beach, greenery, sunlight. kind thought sand actions.

I should point out that the response is pretty quick and works from 4 year olds upwards.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Friday, October 26, 2012, 2:03am; Reply: 7
More stress=increased need for protein
Posted by: marjorie, Friday, October 26, 2012, 3:05am; Reply: 8
Thank you everyone for the support.

I am going to stop working part time and this might help with my anxiety about time management.

Also, I am back to the more protein lifestyle, and just have to go with it. I did hot yoga this evening and then had a HUGE piece of cod with veggies, but was still hungry, so I had a small piece of salmon. Finally.... I felt satisfied. However, I only ate a small greens salad with 1 egg today and I bet that is why I felt so out of it and drained.

I also have not had any meat since last Saturday, so this was a big deal. PC- you are correct, I need more sleep for sure... working on it.

As far as the program itself, this makes sense, however, I am going to believe I will do well and I can make it through regardless. I am tough. I am going to focus on all the positive things and not get weighed down by the negative.

Hopefully, the more beef and fish I eat, the better I will feel. Done with sugar for now, in my  case, this was fruit. Never grains.... or at least not until I get more stable to try them again.

Off to bed now and thank you all for being so supportive, I really need this right now.
Posted by: yaeli, Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:49am; Reply: 9
Quoted from yaeli
My experience, there's NOTHING better for copious mental energy throughout the day like starting your day with juiced greens...  and a portion of freshly cooked beef!!!! .... There's nothing else like it.
I'd like to share a specific experience of mine of 30 years ago. In October 1982 I was about to attend what was a very popular encounter weekend at that time, named 'the EST training', which contained tremendous amounts of input and required the highest power of concentration. I had then Adelle Davis' book "Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit" (1954), which gave me the idea to start the day with a beef steak in order to gain the mental power I needed. At 6:00 AM, before going to the gathering, I prepared steaks for me and my partner (no harm done, he was an O as well  ;) ) , with stunning and unforgettable results. My mind was exceptionally clear throughout the day, no brain fog, and I very easily understood what it was all about with a better sense of humour then ever. What better could I ask from life?  :)

Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10:43am; Reply: 10
EAT RIGHT and the rest will follow.. you have the answer.. learn from it.. you will not regret it..

You are not the only one to question.. that is a good thing.. but when the answer stares you in the face.. then it is time to learn and follow through..

Good luck, /// one failure is not worth fretting.. //do the next right thing and all will be OK.. all the best!!

You might wish to try Trehalose Complex (Dr D) to clean up brain debree and make you feel better.. take it for 3 month.. or more..
Posted by: marjorie, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 11:02pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Goldie
EAT RIGHT and the rest will follow.. you have the answer.. learn from it.. you will not regret it..

You are not the only one to question.. that is a good thing.. but when the answer stares you in the face.. then it is time to learn and follow through..

Good luck, /// one failure is not worth fretting.. //do the next right thing and all will be OK.. all the best!!

You might wish to try Trehalose Complex (Dr D) to clean up brain debree and make you feel better.. take it for 3 month.. or more..


Hi there

Thanks for the post. I am trying to learn and do one thing at a time.. no regrets, just listen to myself.:) Hard though.
Posted by: marjorie, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 11:03pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from PCUK-Positive


From my own experimenting I find that the following help with study for O's

eating right for your type including
half a teaspoon of ghee personally I have a teaspoon every day with my breakfast and cook with it when ever I can.
olive oil, half a teaspoon of flax oil and or fish oils for omega 3.
an egg a day - DHA
protein turkey, beef
very little grain.
very little sugar.

good sleeping habits, good exercise habits (walking a lot at the very least) healthy surroundings trees, beach, greenery, sunlight. kind thought sand actions.

I should point out that the response is pretty quick and works from 4 year olds upwards.


Well, I wish I was 4 again:) Thanks for the advice, my friend.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 10:55pm; Reply: 13
Hot yoga is not good for your joints.

I like Dr. D's "antentia" and take it every morning along with 'cortigard' (which is for As, I'm sure there is something similar for Os).

It's been a really rough semester here too, not just for me but also for many of my friends. Hang in there!

Eat the foods you need!

I'm glad I'm not 4!, but I wouldn't mind being 35 :)
Posted by: marjorie, Friday, November 2, 2012, 3:13am; Reply: 14
Quoted from grey rabbit
Hot yoga is not good for your joints.

I like Dr. D's "antentia" and take it every morning along with 'cortigard' (which is for As, I'm sure there is something similar for Os).

It's been a really rough semester here too, not just for me but also for many of my friends. Hang in there!

Eat the foods you need!

I'm glad I'm not 4!, but I wouldn't mind being 35 :)


Hi
Thanks... I have not heard anything except good things about yoga... interesting.

I am trying and doing the best I can do:) What are you studying or are you a professor?

Posted by: Eric, Friday, November 2, 2012, 4:11am; Reply: 15
I find that academics, as opposed to education, is extremely stressful... which, in turn, shuts my brain down.  Hope your case isn't so dramatic, but don't forget to get plenty of exercise & take time for things you enjoy :)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:29am; Reply: 16
catechol for Os
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP005
Posted by: Jane, Friday, November 2, 2012, 2:08pm; Reply: 17
I see Goldie already recommended Trehalose Complex.  That might help and the Catechol will definitely help with the stress.  B12 might help too.
I still struggle with the sleep.

Good luck.
Posted by: cajun, Friday, November 2, 2012, 4:47pm; Reply: 18
Yay! Jane and Eric are safe!!!!(woot)
Thank goodness! Hope to hear soon from Chloe and Ruthie!!!
Posted by: wanthanee, Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:13pm; Reply: 19
:D Hello everyone, this link is interesting.  ;D

http://articles.mercola.com/videos.aspx
Posted by: Drea, Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:16pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from cajun
Yay! Jane and Eric are safe!!!!(woot)
Thank goodness! Hope to hear soon from Chloe and Ruthie!!!


And Mayflowers :D
Posted by: marjorie, Friday, November 2, 2012, 10:14pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Eric
I find that academics, as opposed to education, is extremely stressful... which, in turn, shuts my brain down.  Hope your case isn't so dramatic, but don't forget to get plenty of exercise & take time for things you enjoy :)


Hi
Thanks! I am trying to step back away from campus and breathe.... kind of hard but much needed. I do alot of research so I constantly in the library.

What are you studying? I went to Hunter College and I lived in Astoria, originally I am from NY.

Glad to hear you are doing well and I am sorry to hear about the effects of Sandy.

M
Posted by: md, Saturday, November 3, 2012, 1:09am; Reply: 22
Quoted from cajun
Yay! Jane and Eric are safe!!!!(woot)
Thank goodness! Hope to hear soon from Chloe and Ruthie!!!


And Andrea and Goldie!

Posted by: marjorie, Saturday, November 3, 2012, 2:49am; Reply: 23
Quoted from md


And Andrea and Goldie!



I am so glad you are all doing well, but we still have not heard from Ruthie, right?

:(
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, November 4, 2012, 12:55am; Reply: 24
Ruthie's last post was Oct 28:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1349105790/s-291/#num291
Posted by: Patty H, Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:31am; Reply: 25
Quoted from marjorie
I need some advice here... I just received my midterm grade and I did not do so well.However, this was during a stressful time and I did not eat much meat at all and I am wondering if any o' s have felt better mentally when they incorporate meat back in their diet. I am starting to question alot of things about how smart I am, but I know something is lacking in my diet.... could it be just that I need more food overall or is it the meat?

I am so tired of analyzing and then being stressed.:(



Marjorie, what are you eating?  Protein is critical for O's (I actually think everyone needs protein but just in different forms) but it doesn't always need to be red meat.  I love fish and eat a lot of it, but I do eat red meat (beef and lamb mostly that I buy from a local, grass fed farm) and poultry (free range from the same farm).  Eggs are good too!  You should consider, if you are not already doing so, having protein for your first meal and some source of protein for every meal.  I eat a lot of walnuts as well.
Posted by: marjorie, Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:32am; Reply: 26
Quoted from Patty H


Marjorie, what are you eating?  Protein is critical for O's (I actually think everyone needs protein but just in different forms) but it doesn't always need to be red meat.  I love fish and eat a lot of it, but I do eat red meat (beef and lamb mostly that I buy from a local, grass fed farm) and poultry (free range from the same farm).  Eggs are good too!  You should consider, if you are not already doing so, having protein for your first meal and some source of protein for every meal.  I eat a lot of walnuts as well.


Hi
I started incorporting more protein back in, slowly... now I am at least eating more fish and some poultry. Still have not gotten into eating red meat, but working on it.

Thanks... I need all the encouragement I can get:)
Posted by: TJ, Sunday, November 4, 2012, 4:18am; Reply: 27
I think brains are an avoid for all blood types except type Z. ;)
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:32pm; Reply: 28
oh no ruthygirl.. you must be in a shelter or with friends.. come to me if need be I am good now..

I will pm or email her.. for all of us,!
Posted by: Jane, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:50pm; Reply: 29
There was a post on the FS thread that Ruthie's OK, no power but has gas stove and heat.  She went to the library and posted on FB.
I don't think anyone has heard from Chloe though.  Hope she's OK.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8:03pm; Reply: 30
Not heard from Chloe, but this is what she said Oct 29:

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Our power originates from a vast line of above ground wiring that is
predominantly attached to huge utility poles. This above ground infrastructure has been in place for decades.

Those poles for the most part are made from wood....Given we're surrounded by huge old trees, all it takes is for one tree to hit one power line and bring it down and it suddenly affects thousands of people at once.....If this happens many places along the grid or if if a transformer is hit by lightening or needs to be replaced, it's not like the power company has one sitting around for installation.....It's always a slow process....If we lose power, we call an #800 where a recording asks us to put in our phone number so they can look up our address...The recording usually tells us if there are known power outages in our area or if this is the first one reported....I'm always one of the first people to call and report because it's not like anyone in the power company knows when we slip off the grid.  It's not like they're able to monitor us to see who lost power...Once reported that we've lost power, they send someone to assess the damage we've incurred....and then in slow motion,  and in order of what it takes to fix the problem, they will first restore the people who live in the largest communities.....give the largest group of people possible their power back.  Given we're only 1,000 people who live off a 3 mile main road, and given we are at the very end of the grid, we are the very last group of people who get our power back.  It's frustrating for us living this way, but this is the way it all works....

Some areas of our county never lose power.  It's just because we are so rural and have so many
huge trees that can fall on utility wires.
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