THE OVERSTRESS DIET

Keep Your Blood Sugar Steady. People who are OVERSTRESSED almost always begin to use sugar as a Pick-Me-Up. Their blood sugar goes up and down wildly. Thus, the most important dietary consideration is to keep your blood sugar from swinging high, or swinging low. In order to feel well, you must level out your blood sugar, avoiding the”sugar highs”, and “sugar lows”. Take your sugar in the form of complex arbohydrates, such as cereals, rice, pasta, bread and potatoes. These foods, comprised of tightly interlinked sugars, are broken down slowly by the body, releasing their sugar over a long period of time. Eating frequent small meals, instead of a few large ones, also helps keep your blood sugar stable. 

Eat More Vegetables 

Your brain’s production of one of the Happy Messengers, Serotonin, is sensitive to your diet. Eating more vegetables can increase your brain’s Serotonin production. This increase is due to improved absorption of the amino acid L-Tryptophan. (Vegetables contain the natural, safe, form of L Tryptophan. At the present writing, synthetic L-Tryptophan has been removed from health food stores due to probable impurities that were, in some cases, causing severe and even fatal illness). Meats contain natural L-Tryptophan also, but when you eat meat, the L-Tryptophan has to compete with so many other amino acids for absorption that the L-Tryptophan loses out. The net result is that you get better absorption of L-Tryptophan when you eat vegetables. 

In other words — eat a salad for lunch. 

You should also take a good multi-vitamin and mineral preparation. 

Here is a formula which is representative of such a vitamin. Such a vitamin is available at most any drug store. It is best to take such a vitamin once each day.

Vitamin A      5000 I.U.

Vitamin E      30 I.U.

Vitamin C      up to 250 mg

Folic Acid      400 mcg

Vitamin B1       (Thiamine)2.25 mg

Vitamin B2       (Riboflavin)2.6 mg

Niacinamide      20 mg

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)      3 mg

Vitamin B      129 mcg

Vitamin D      400 I.U.

Biotin      45 mcg

Pantothenic Acid      10 mg

Calcium      162 mg

Phosphorus      125 mg

Iodine      150 mcg

Iron      27 mg

Magnesium      100 mg

Copper2 mg

Manganese      5 mg

Potassium      30 mg

Chloride      27.2 mg

Chromium      25 mcg

Molybdenum      25 mcg

Selenium      25 mcg

Zinc      15 mg

Vitamin K      125 mcg