Monthly Archives: May 2017

Vitamin B6 Supplementation

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is a supplement that very few people ever think about adding to their regimen.  In the past, most  people obtained enough B6 from their diet, but that is not always the case today.

Those who consume little or no meat, may be deficient in B6. Also, people over 50 have less B6, so supplementation might be a good thing to consider.

Certain medical, emotional, and hormonal specific issues have been improved with specific amounts of vitamin B6.

Some physical conditions that might be helped with B6 supplementation:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Impaired renal function
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Cognitive function
  • PMS
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Hormone control
  • Other: skin, eczema, dandruff, acne, hair loss, dry skin, melanoma and psoriasis.

 

Visit the National Institute of Health for more information, keeping in mind that the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is extremely low. Most people supplement with 50 or 100mg tablets.

 

Some testimonials supporting the addition of Vitamin B6:

 

…the added benefit that I felt after a few days was that a large amount of the anxiety I felt during the day was either diluted or non existent. don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I’m cured of anxiety or anything like that but its a lot more manageable. I doubt it was a placebo as I didn’t even know about how it can allegedly help anxiety until I looked it up a few days after taking it, and what prompted me to make the post was that I neglected to think about taking it this morning and felt my old fear return and didn’t put it together that I forgot to take it until I got home this evening.

 

“I was prescribed Pyridoxine (VItamin B6) 25 mg for nausea during pregnancy and I am absolutely amazed. I honestly didn’t think it was going to work and not only does it work, but it doesn’t cause drowsiness so I am a happy camper! I give the medicine a 9 rating.”

 

I always keep B6 on hand because it is helpful when under any kind of stress (and I have plenty of that). I take a B complex, but add extra B5 and B6 when under extra stress.

 

Disclaimer: The above information and references are not intended to be used as a substitute for doctor prescribed medications or treatments. Always consult with your medical practitioner before making any changes in your daily regimen.

 

How to End Procrastination

Procrastination plagues most people at some point in their lives. It is definitely a problem for those suffering through depression and anxiety. However, there are sometimes some little steps one can take, even while living with depression, that can make you feel better about yourself.

Conquering procrastination for just one thing or for just one day, can lighten one’s mood and help you feel as though you are proactively doing something to improve your situation.

Honestly, procrastination has always remained with me, even though I often take steps to end it. It seems as though I can only end it for a set span of time, or for a particular project, but every step forward counts – it’s better than standing still.

The article linked below provided a good tip on how to end procrastination.

Simply place yourself in the future and imagine how you feel if you conquered procrastination and experienced the rewards of that.

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Now…

Place yourself into a future where you have continuously procrastinated and therefore NOT received any benefits, only regrets.

You may be thinking that this is not relevant to you because you are depressed, or because your anxiety level is just too high.

I would ask you to consider it a bit further.

For instance, have you been wanting something that you can honestly get for yourself, but you simply cannot muster up the strength and will to actually get it?

It could be something as simple (or as complex) as having a milkshake or a smoothie.

You may not feel up to making one yourself, and that’s okay.

Here’s the thing.

If you have access to a car, drive yourself to McDonald’s and get a milkshake or a smoothie (their’s are gluten free). You can pick it up using the drive-through window, so it does NOT matter what you wear, or how you look. Put on some sun-glasses and go.

If you are worried about the menu choice, then check it out online before you go.

Google it. chocolate-mccafe

If you don’t have access to a car, then the next best thing is to ask someone to pick one up for you. Again, check the menu online, so you can be specific when you ask,

The art of asking for something you want is often lost when one is depressed. So force yourself to ask for something you want – something within reason, of course.

Maybe it’s not such a big deal if you don’t get the milkshake. But maybe it is a big deal if you would like a milkshake and do nothing about it. That’s the real issue.

Maybe you can’t go today, but how about plan to go tomorrow or even next Sunday?

Set a goal. Make arrangements to get something you want – either on your own, or by asking someone for a small favor.

Every change you make can change your future for the better.

I know which future I prefer – no regrets.

What say you?

 

Do you have dreams and ambitions but never seem to take action? Do you have work to do and deadlines but just can’t seem to get motivated until the very last minute? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you probably have procrastinated.Now we all do procrastinated to a certain extent, no one is […]

via Start Today & Stop Procrastinating — Jay Colby

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