Brooke, I'm a huge believer in the interplay between body and mind.... but in some cases... if there's an elephant standing in the living room you don't need to start mopping the floor. You dig?
Your close family member just had a stroke. Of course you're going to feel stressed, and if you don't process these emotions you'll start to feel depressed.
My mum was hospitalised a few years ago, and I know how terrifying it is. I also know how some of my family members went into denial: they couldn't process the enormity of what was happening. I remember my dad sitting on the couch eating tubs of ice cream - text book escapist behaviour!
It sounds like you're more concerned for your family members than you are for yourself. I think you should forget about supplements (it sounds like the holy basil is contributing to BS spikes?) and just talk to a friend / a nurse at the hospital / anyone really. In my case, a taxi driver was my first port of call, lol. I was coming home from a late night exhibition, and started to cry in his cab. Taxi drivers have saved my life so many times
And write here as much as you need to! It always makes me feel better. You're not dumping anything on anyone: we're all here cos' we like to be agony aunts Hugs to you.
Last edited by YogaBare; 07-15-2013 at 05:48 AM.
"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