I grew up with parents who used herbs and suppliments (my mom had an herb buisiness for a while) and lived with a sister and her husband for a couple years who took things a few steps farther. It didn't interest me in the least for a long time...
But after realizing my health is currently not near as good as I thought it was and seeing loved ones struggling with health problems as well; the more natural way of doing things has really peaked my interest.
Right now I am trying to scrape together the little bit of money I can to purchase informational books to study. I don't currently have enough income to buy the suppliments (vitamins, amino acids, etc) that I would like to and that I believe my body needs. So while I work on upping my income I am hoping to learn a LOT about the different vitamins, minerals, amino acids, green foods, herbs, and other nutritional, physiological, and psycological workings/needs of the body.
I eat fairly well but not as well as I plan to. Sticking mainly to organic, all natural, and whole foods. Also using mostly organic and natural care products (tooth paste, shampoo, lotions, etc.)
My current health issues are:
Right 'shoulderblade area' pain 24/7
Trubble sleeping/staying asleep/nightmares
Tired all the time
Debilitating mentsral cramps
Memory and consentration problems
I struggle with depression, panic attacks, and anxiety
(It has only been a few months since I was completely overwhemed with sadness, my health, and my family. I spent time in a stress ward after my 3rd suicide attempt. I am trying not get overwhelmed again.)
The prescribed antidepressents and anxiety meds did little to help and I have gotten off of them in hopes of balancing and healing my mind and body with things that arent as likely to cause even more problems than I already have.
I am eager to learn what natural things I can do to be able to enjoy living again.
I believe God will see me through this, and that since He created the intricate way our bodies and minds function that He knows how they work best and how they can be healed.
I am looking for good books that I can read and study.
The following are a few that are on my 'Wish List' for when I can afford them. Anyone recommend/ not advise these books?
Deadly Emotions, Don Colbert
The Devided Mind, John Sarno
Prescription for Natural Cures, Balch
Optimum Nutrition for the Mind, Patrick Holford
Heal with Amino Acids and Nutrients, Billie Sahley
The Brain Diet, Allan Logan
Nutrition and Mental Illness, Carl Pfeiffer
Idiots Guide to Vitamins and Minerals, Allan Pressman
Depression Free- Naturally, Joan Larson
Mental Health Naturally, Kathie Kemper
Any other recommended books? Information? Websites?
Sorry this is so long!!