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    #MentalHealth #selfhelp
    What books have you read
    That have helped you on your journey as Christian and help you with your physical and mental health.
    Of course the Bible 😀
    I am currently reading
    Kill the Spider by Carlos Whittaker
    It's about bad choices and destructive thought patterns in our lives and how to replace them with God's life giving truths.

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    Story Time

    <p>Story Time</p>
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    Update to Physician Heal Thyself


    I found out that chicken soup can help me. While it does not increase white cells, it does slow down the neutrophils1 (the type of white blood cells2 I'm deficient in) keeping them in the body longer to do their work.

    So, while I wait for the Sho-saiko-to herbs3 to work to increase neutrophil production4 in my bone marrow, I can use chicken soup to help the ones I do have in my body to their work more efficiently.

    So, I bought 30 cans of chicken soup to eat one a day. I'm also sharing a tablespoon of the broth from each can with each of the cats; because, they have symptoms of having the Fusarium in their sinuses and they refuse to eat Fish Oil (which is the best thing to boost cat's immune systems). My cats are weirdos.

    I'm also going to purchase some Thyme Essential Oil5 to use when I run out of Sho-saiko-to herbs. I'm hoping that, by the time I run out of the herbs, they will have done a good enough job to get me out of neutropenia and, then, I can kill the Fusarium with the help of the improved immune system.

    Recovery from neutropenia is essential in treating Fusarium.6

    Now, I have an improved plan!

    1Chicken soup inhibits neutrophil chemotaxis in vitro


    3Herbal medicine "sho-saiko-to" induces in vitro granulocyte colony-stimulating factor production on peripheral blood mononuclear cells


    5Essential Oils and Their Natural Active Compounds Presenting Antifungal Properties

    6Current antifungal treatment of fusariosis

    #DisseminatedFusariosis #Neutropenia #TreatmentResistantFungi #selfhelp

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    What are some techniques you are doing on this healing journey?

    Inner child work.
    Shadow work.
    Self-Help Books

    What are some advice, pointers, & suggestions you'd give someone who is on the journey who feels hopeless. Clueless. Weak. Unmotivated. & any other "negative" adjective.

    Pinterest is only doing so much.
    Therapy is helping yet some days sessions feel pointless.

    Any & all help is greatly appreciated.
    #Anxiety #Depression #Migraines #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #undiagnoised #MentalHealth #Insomnia #Grief #Healing #Therapy #selfhelp #ShadowWork #innerchild #PTSD #Trauma

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    Narrative Medicine

    <p>Narrative Medicine</p>
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    What depression looks like?

    Depression is a disorder defined as I don’t care what it is defined as . It is like you are in a pitch dark room crawled under a bed with no beam of light. Where your brain is full of curled-up wires that look impossible to untangle, it seems like there is no future out there, no life, everything is a waste. There are clouds over the head of hopelessness and worthlessness. Feeling of sinking in the water, trying to learn to float but still sink deeper and deeper, the more you try to move your hands and legs to come out, the more you sink. It’s the body that has given up with the mind as well. Your body has no energy, your hands feel like they aren’t capable of anything, and your feet feel like there is a world out there where they don’t want to go. It’s the feeling of being stuck one moment and the emotion of running and dying the other second.
    It will pass. You keep patience. How should we keep patience when our life is stuck and we want to die. We have been through this. They say it’s not a disorder; it’s just a bad phase. Okay, so when will this phase end? When will this life stop? These thought chains dragging me under the bed aren’t horrifying; don’t they look like a disorder rather than a phase. It’s in your head. You have to come out of it. Of course, it will be in my head. When it’s the disease of the brain, where else is it supposed to be? Drugs will make you dependent, they say, but they make us sane while our therapist untangles our cluttered wire. These drugs and therapy are useless and a waste of money. You are totally fine. No, they are the ones opening the windows of my Dark pitched room, sending beams of sunlight once in a while. It is not useless. It shows me hope some days, and it’s solving my issues other days.
    And if you still want to know what is the definition then depression is a common mental disorder with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, decreased energy, feelings of guilt or low self esteem and worth, disturbed sleep or appetite and poor concentration. Moreover it comes with symptoms of anxiety.
    #MentalHealth #ChronicDepression #selfhelp #Selfcare

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    What are you reading?? 📚📖

    <p>What are you reading?? 📚📖</p>
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    The Comfort Book

    <p>The Comfort Book</p>
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