Originally Posted by averysmomma05
Well the having 2 jobs thing didn't work out great as I had a breakdown last week and quit the grocery store. I feel much better but really need to get into my dr because I am depressed and need to start my meds again. Anyways, hope everyone else is doing well.
When I finish the certification I'm obtaining now I'll be working on my master's degree in nutrition. I've been teaching myself about nutrition and the role of vitamins and minerals over he past year, to the tune of over 80 books read, by leaders in the field from the 70s, to today. Even a few from the 1800s on scurvy and the importance of Vit C, believe it or not. Anywa, I used to suffer from regular depression and occasional anxiety attacks also. I HIGHLY suggest everyone here visit the Traditional Foods board here on MDC.
For depression and anxiety you MUST supplement with Magnesium, and add zinc if you are stressed. The zinc and magnesium with protect your body from the effects of stress (inflamation leading to heart attacks, for instance, graying and/or thinning/receding hari, etc.). Vit D is essential, also to protect your body from the effects of the stress, and Vit C, as well. If you have any signs of gingivitis, for instance, you are not getting enough Vit C (NO, it is NOT because you don't floss and/or brush often enough, no matter what your hygenist told you!) It's a mild form of scurvy. There is a LONG old thread here on MDC about finding the right amount of Vit C for you, and it's much higher than you'd think.
Anyway, again, you need a highly bioavaiable form of magnesium, NOT citrate. Citrate is next to useless, thus the low price tag. Go for malate if you have any indication of fibro (pain, fatigue, etc), oxalate for a general, or go with one that contains several different types for a "broad-spectrum" effect. If you take 500 mg at a time it will be absorbed, most helpful before bedtime (it's a natural muscle relaxant). Start with 500/day, going up to 1000 or more, but do NOT take it all at once or you will get diarrhea. It will do WONDERS for your mood. If you can do them and a quality cod liver oil (not fish oil, COD LIVER) then you will most likely not need any antidepressant.
Lastly, do whatever you can to encourage the growth of friendly bacteria and discourage the growth of yeast. MOST sinus infections are NOT due to bacteria, but due to overgrowth of yeast. Find a Grapefruit seed extract nasal spray, or a neti pot filled with neti pot salt water, for about a day, rather than an ABX and you will find your sinus infection disappears and you will have none of the generalized problems caused by the die-off of all of your good bacteria. There is verifiable evidence, in the mainstream media even, now, that shows that seratonin, for instance, is produced IN YOUR GUT, by your beneficial bacteria, not in the brain. The receptors are in the brain. No beneficial bacteria, unhealthy life. That's why the lecture on the dangers. Not because your use might cause superbugs for others, but because it seriously damages YOUR health.
Hope my long "lecture" helps somebody. Feel free to ask questions and I'd be happy to post links to the Health sections of MDC I referenced, if you'dd like.
Originally Posted by maciascl
We have our bankruptcy court date tomorrow morning. I am nervous even though several people have told me it is no big deal. I think I am more worried about the fact that DH is still no where close to selling a house ans we need to have a serious talk. The only way for us to survive is for him to close a sale just about every month. I just don't see it happening. I don't know what to do when the IRA is gone. I am terrified!
BTW does anyone know how it works with food stamps and taking money out of an IRA? I am really worried on top of everything else, that we will lose our food stamps and my kids Medi-Cal because we have taken money out. I think we re-cert for MC in Oct and I know the quarterly report with come in Oct for FS.
BK really is no big deal. It scares the crap out of you, and then it's over so fast you hardly know it happened. Just start working on credit repair RIGHT AWAY, and realize that credit is not an extension of your income, and you'll be back on your feet in a year or 2.
I believe the IRS and/or state treasury will send your worker an unearned income letter next year after your taxes are filed. Depending on the amount and your fin situation, they may or may not reduce your benefits in order to recoup an overpayment. Or that may just be in my state... But if you call your worker they can tell you for sure.
And was it also you that's trying to deal with dh self-employment not bringing in enough money? We had the same problem. Dh was a self-employed painter. We were just out of BK, gave up the house to foreclosure, living in a family member's home, too poor for dh to buy enough gas to drive to give a bid. It's very hard to admit that you're "failing" and give up on that dream. Extremely hard. But, once you do, and take some menial job that's beneath you, and the steady pay starts rolling in, and all the worry is on the boss' back instead of yours, etc, it gets SO much easier. I had to have several talks w/dh, finally crying and telling him that his kids and pregnant wife were going to be HOMELESS and they don't give homeless people food stamps. But he went out and got a regular job and now look at us. It's a talk you really have to have. There's nothing saying he can't do RE on the side, but he's GOT to get regular work. Just HAS to. GL!
Now, a question for everyone ~ Can anyone tell me more about food stamps and full time students? I remember reading something about that here, but can't remember now. My mom is living with us (unofficially, atm, since that would violate our lease) and used to receive FS. She's a FT student, now, w/no income and she thinks she wouldn't qualify because of that, but I can't remember what I read.
Edited by gabbyraja - 9/9/11 at 6:03pm