Funny, cos' today after taking my prog stuff, I got this wave of rage over me. Directed at myself! I practically rubbed my skin raw with the loofah in the shower! But then it changed into a feeling of power. I know that all sounds very abstract, but I feel great right now. Strong: like I can do what I need to do. Not manic in any way.
I know the progesterone contributed to the energy surge, but I wonder if talking about the rage this morning gave me the courage to identify and let out such a strong emotion. Then once I released it, it just became strength. Interesting.
I was thinking more about the stress-illness connection. Sometimes stress can cause the physical illness, but something it could be that when you are in a stressed state, you end up attracting more stressful situations. So, you attracted that destructive relationship because you were in a destructive mode, and then either the stress of that made you sick, or else you continued to put yourself in perilous situations where you contracted something.
Like attracts like...
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat