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    Thiamine is excellent. I have been taking 100mg plus alongside a standard B Complex. Yes, it really calms me down. One of the best supplments out there, with very few side effects or contraindications.

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    Vitamin D supplement daily especially in the winter helps with the blues....
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    Dennis, I've had personal experience and good benefit from milky oats (https://theherbalacademy.com/oats-be...-avena-sativa/), as a tincture and oatstraw in a herbal tea blend (equal parts oatstraw, chamomile, and spearmint). It actually works to repair the myelin sheath associated with the nervous system.

    Quote Myelin is an insulating layer, or sheath that forms around nerves, including those in the brain and spinal cord. It is made up of protein and fatty substances. This myelin sheath allows electrical impulses to transmit quickly and efficiently along the nerve cells.

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    Nature, take a walk in nature, naked feet if posible. As much as posible. That will discharge your body pooring negative energy out and wellcoming nature's vibes. Grounding. Please accept some healling energy coming your way, allow yourself to recive. Thank you.
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    Hey Dennis, you do us all a community service asking this question, thank you .. It maybe the drab end of winter but how about making yourself a good fire outside and handing over all your thoughts into the flames ?

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    After that, some perfect company. Animal medicine to bring out the big smiles ...

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    aaaaah there you are!

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    Minor tweak. Cool, Lady Z



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    As it happens:

    The Health & Wellness Show: Stress and the compromised Adrenal system

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    Are you stressed? Suffering from extreme tiredness? Need stimulants to get going in the morning? So dead tired at the end of the day that sleep seems like a dream that will never come true? Many suffer silently from a seemingly nebulous thing called adrenal fatigue. Prolonged physical, mental, and/or emotional stress, lack of rest, poor diet, antibiotics, and continual stimulation of the nervous system via electronics contribute to adrenal compromise.

    Today on the Health and wellness show we discussed the good and bad aspects of stress and its effects on the adrenal system. The adrenals may be small and misunderstood, but in essence, there is no quality of life if they are not functioning properly. What steps can we take to provide the adrenals with adequate nutrition, supplements, herbs, lifestyle changes and alternative modalities such as meditation and bodywork.

    In Zoya's pet health segment, adrenal issues in doggies are also covered. Listen to the show below.

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    Doc John Waterman gives his explanation of how junk DNA is tightly wound from stress(ors) and gives suggestions on how to counter it. The full story begins around 58 minutes, and @ 1:02:00 (quick link here) Waterman jumps into the junk DNA part. The topic runs for approximately eighteen minutes. It’s worth a listen.

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    Quote Posted by Marianne (here)
    Dennis, I've had personal experience and good benefit from milky oats (https://theherbalacademy.com/oats-be...-avena-sativa/), as a tincture and oatstraw in a herbal tea blend (equal parts oatstraw, chamomile, and spearmint). It actually works to repair the myelin sheath associated with the nervous system.

    Quote Myelin is an insulating layer, or sheath that forms around nerves, including those in the brain and spinal cord. It is made up of protein and fatty substances. This myelin sheath allows electrical impulses to transmit quickly and efficiently along the nerve cells.

    I order organic spearmint by the pound through Amazon. That's how much of the stuff I drink. People roll their eyes when I tell them that I can actually feel my brain absorbing the stuff as I drink it. I'll have to look into some of the stuff you are talking about here, because I can personally attest to spearmint having a brain healing quality to it.

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    Hello, i wanted to answer fast to Dennis and when i did post i did not read all the posts in the thread, now i have done it....
    ..... This is so fantastic, so much loving caring people, if Avalon were real/physical it would be paradise.
    Dennis, i loved the song, very special...
    Ok, why dont you try to laugh out the streess. Try with this

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    Then, there is the "charging" of one's own "self" in the same manner as people charge crystals or water (Emoto) or whatever with an intent/intention/emotion/etc...

    ... like “Everyday in every way, I am getting better and better”

    ... and a pinch of Ho'oponopono...
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    Hey Dennis, this has given me a break through. Skyheaven posted in "surfing with wind" thread. Give it a try please!

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    I'm sure most of us here know that feeling, Dennis!
    Being awake and aware carries its own load of stress-making factors, though they will differ from person to person.
    I do so many things to keep myself from stressing out it would take too much time to list them all here.
    ( The "regular folks" who know me would probably all think I'm a hypochondriac if they knew, but I know better!)
    But I've listed some of my best, ongoing ones on one of Mike's recent threads here: https://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...=1#post1065265

    Some things I didn't mention:
    Juicing regularly with fresh organic fruit in the AM and vegies in the PM.
    I'm very susceptible to cold and damp, but I try to walk in the woods near where I live as often as possible and spend at least an hour there cozied up to my favorite old Oak tree on the mattress I made of bubble wrap (my bones are too old to lie directly on the ground, though I would if I could).
    And the walk down there and back, which is on a hill, gives my heart and lungs a good workout.
    I dress in layers of warm clothes and take a woolen blanket with me on cold days, a sheet on hot days to keep the mosquitoes off.
    I think just being outdoors keeps me sane more than anything else...
    If I could pitch a tent down there (I can't because it's not my land), I would, and would keep a warm sleeping bag for napping in.
    If I had a screened in sleeping porch, I would sleep there a lot and spend as much time as possible in other activities.

    Birdsong and squirrel chatter is music for my particular soul (plus an occasional fox "yip").
    When I'm indoors I listen to music combined with Nature sounds like these:





    There's nothing better than a restful night's sleep.
    I always read for awhile before trying for one (nothing too heavy--usually fiction), and take L-Tryptophan and a homeopathic remedy, Aconitum Napellus (I've used several different homeopathic remedies over the years for insomnia--they change periodically, and different ones work differently for different people, but when you find the right one(s), they're great!
    (There are some specifically for nerves.)

    Hot baths before bed are great.
    Another life-saver for me, though it's kind of a catch-22 because I'm sensitive to EMFs, is my TENS unit.
    I have tendonitis in my neck, shoulders, knees and hips and it causes a lot of chronic pain.
    Using the TENS unit relaxes the tendons and muscles relieves the pains accrued during the day enough to allow me to sleep deeply--I use it while reading, and it's a good combination--both relaxes me and gets my mind off the things that tend to worry me.

    As we get older, different supplements become more essential.
    One I've found that really helps is reduced coQ10/Ubiquinol.
    For joint pain, I take astaxanthin and curcumin with coconut butter.

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    Quote Posted by Dennis Leahy (here)
    For whatever reason(s) in our lives, many of us have experienced times where it is obvious that our nervous system is stressed... maybe even pushed beyond the breaking point.

    Nervous system "overload" can be from emotional factors that are creating physical (and subsequent emotional) effects, physical causes (trauma, neurochemical or electrolyte imbalance, toxins, dehydration, etc.), or from externally applied energy (microwaves, etc.), or combinations of those vectors. So, treatment should take into account all factors involved, which may be different for different people... or even different times in someone's life.

    If someone is (for example) dehydrated, a physical cause for an acute condition, then meditation or hiking or getting away from WiFi isn't going to fix the problem. A checklist of "the obvious" (such as hydrating, or getting away from stressors) is a good idea. Bearing in mind the more obvious things we might do if our "nerves are shot", what are your own tried-and-tested-true remedies for chronic nervous system sub-optimal functioning? (a.k.a. "my nerves are shot")

    Thanks in advance for whatever you're willing to share.
    I had a 'complete' breakdown about twelve years ago.

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    Thank you so much dennis for this thread.Long ago i found quilting to be my outlet and my expression.All of us have different "outlets".There are alot of fellas taking up crocheting these days.I suddenly remember a picture of rosie greer aboard an air plane knitting.Sometimes i find myself choking my thread(too tight of stitches)and that helps me realize that i'm tense.I'm retired and keep a very low profile with people.It's very hard to stay centered and calm when others bring drama and trauma to you.The powers that be love to keep us in that nervous state.In the work force,day after day of constant bonbardment would make anyone feel nerve shot.You must find your way of bypassing the cercuit.I really love avalon,,and to all of you"never lose sight of how wonderful and powerful you are".

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    Hi Dennis,
    I don't know if it has been mentioned but I can attest to some things that may help you, here goes:

    1. Lavender Oil - Place a few drops on a face towel and place it on your pillow before you go to sleep. It will calm you down and relax your body and allow you to sleep.

    2. Techniques:

    Vacation - Simple lay down clear your mind and have a nap, get up when you feel refreshed.

    Distraction - Doing anything which allows you to distract you from your thoughts, for example gardening whilst gardening completely immerse yourself on the task at hand you could use this technique for anything you do even enjoying a shower or a ice cream.
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    I hope those for whom this thread and all the good suggestions might be helpful are gaining some ideas.

    Everything I've tried helps, but nothing has restored vibrancy, yet.

    On Saturday, I drove (a couple of hours of country driving) to the homestead of dear friends. On the way, I listened to some instrumental music and tried to experience the notes sort of "reprogramming me." After a while, I started singing the notes, vibrating my head like I was chanting. Entering my friends' unusual northern Minnesota home is always an experience. I slid past the fig trees in their entrance-way, past the 10 foot tall bird of paradise, turned left at the 15 foot tall banana plant, and into a couple of bear hugs. The day was spent leisurely - just being together, and included walking through their large (agricultural tunnel) organic gardens, sitting by a calm beautiful lake, watching mallards and dragonflies, examining luthier wood, doing a tiny bit of luthier work, checking out their latest incredible artistic projects, playing and listening to my friend's latest guitar, sharing a couple of meals together (I made black bean noodles tossed with sauteed tempeh, baby portabellas, onions, garlic, and red pepper - and frozen berry smoothies.) It was a total decompression day, and I was reluctant to leave.

    Today was gorgeous outside, about 65°F and mostly sunny with white, puffy, real (!) clouds. I hiked along a creek and sat on a large, ancient crystal of basalt, overlooking numerous small waterfalls. And I breathed. I breathed in the negative ions. I was conscious that I was sitting on a big crystal that is outcropping from billions of years-old volcanic bedrock. You can't get more grounded than that! hahaha

    I walked barefoot on the soil for the first time this year. I even climbed a rocky hill barefoot to stimulate my feet. I listened to the breeze. I watched 5 red-tailed hawks soar. I ran down the trail for a short downhill section, bouncing from one side of the washed-out trail to the other, trying to use rapid action to force a "no thinking" zen state (something I loved to do, back when I lived in Colorado, as a 20-something kid.)

    I felt invigorated but also wobble-headed and woozy at times. I noticed that when walking on flat pavement, some muscles in my legs seem to be firing randomly, making me feel twitchy and not completely under control. Several times I felt as if I was inside a body, just sort of getting used to my new body or something. Of course, we are inside a body, but I don't normally feel like I'm piloting a meatsuit avatar.

    I know there are spiritual and emotional components, but there is a physical component to this as well - and I still think I need some sort of a real "nerve tonic" or missing nutrient. So far, B vitamins, multi-vitamins, eating light (like organic fruit), drinking extra water, epsom salt soaks, extra sleep... are not enough. Something is still missing.

    I'm going back through the thread looking for your suggestions for herbs and such. I have ordered some Lion's Mane mushroom powder. I think Herve is onto something with the "adrenal fatigue" and I'm also reading about that.

    Be well, my friends, and when you are well, celebrate it! (and maintain it!)

    Dennis


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    Royal Peruvian Maca is very good for adrenal fatigue. It helps to balance and rejuvenate all the glands. I started taking it when I was going through "the change", and was a member of a women's group that were all around the same age, and we all started taking it around the same time, with amazing results.
    (No more hot flashes, mood swings, depression, rage, etc., that are common symptoms.)
    I've been taking it consistently (about a tablespoon per day) for over 12 years now, and it really helps me stay grounded and gives me energy and emotional stability.
    But it's not just good for women-great for guys too!
    There is an online company called Raw Food World that has several varieties, great prices and lots of information about it.
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    Hurray Dennis, yes, camaraderie with good friends and direct contact with the mother ship is the best fix!

    As to the something physical that you still feel is needed...... I'm telling you it's pork! Sausage, bacon, more sausage! As well as that nector of the gods, at least on the weekends, ....... margaritas! Not to excess mind you, just to balance and lubricate the nerve endings!

    All is good........

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    Default Re: My Nerves Are Shot. Now what?

    I am reluctant to offer any advice because your approach seems so very balanced and insightful as it is already. So, anything I may add is just a small part of the mix of the love that is returning to you that you have sent out. I'll add a little to the mix on the physical level but it seems that your search and sharing here may have the journey's quest within it own steps.

    I see that you are very aware, obvious from all you share here anyway, of the balance of connecting with nature and movement. Sometimes I see we have left a portion of our natural movement, as you did in your 20's, out of our weekly routines because of our past experiences and the expectations we connected to as the reason for doing them, now seen as self-inflicted ageism. It is not only okay to get lost at times in the mindless enjoyment of movement, exercise, whatever it is called, it is required to stay sane and balanced.

    There is not much that compares to daily exercise when it comes to remaining inspired and focused. It is an important component in living a vibrant life. I have always used movement as a means not to focus on the physical body, but as a way of transcending it and it's limitations. It also is a precursor to being able to control the breath, as breath control assists the mind in being directed and surpassed.

    When you need energy the easiest way to increase it is to practice this one breath control method that involves pulling the lower locks:

    Inhale and exhale slowly 3 times.
    On the last exhale keep the air out and contract the lower abdomen towards the spine. Explore the feelings and watch the mind. This is Prana, Energy. Practice variations of this by doing it whenever you are low in energy. When you are well versed in it you can pull the lower locks, then the upper locks, while doing most anything.

    Beyond that, the awareness of your subtle bodies comes into focus and the exercise becomes the opposite of what most think of, becoming hard and contracted internally and very loose and flexible externally. The connection to controlling internal body fluids shows itself and energy is rarely missed. It is all a natural process and simply needs your daily practice to explore it. I share this as the subtle energies are a good way to connect to the driving forces of how we live our lives, our inspirations and even highlight those habitual hidden energies that we no longer need.

    As a balance to this exercise, when you feel a different kind of being stuck without internal movement, the use of this exercise that has you hold your breath after a deep inhale, while you contract your inner organs, back of the neck straight, chin slightly tucked in,... this is UhPaanuh (apana), the removal of disease, unwanted thoughts, and elimination functions.

    For now, focus on the simplicity of how well this internal exercise rejuvenates your energies.

    Also, playing with cold water, ishnaan, to revitalize and oxygenate the skin and the internal organs has always energized me:

    Going in and out of cold water, extremities first, in and out 3 x's each, then the back, 3 x's each, then the front of the torso, 3 x's each, then the face and head last.



    Try these as your experiments tell you to follow them. When used along with warm or very warm water, before or after ishnaan, warmth also works.

    All the best Dennis and Thanks for the Insights.
    Hymn
    Last edited by Hym; 4th May 2016 at 04:24.

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