Vitamin B6, emotional sensitivity and nutrition

Many Empaths and Highly Sensitive People can suffer with high levels of emotional stress from time to time, so they have to consider their nutrient levels may be low. Some sensitive people go through some excessive introversion at some point in their life, especially around times of awakening, spiritual development or major life transitions. However extreme introversion may be a sign of major imbalance or even nutrition deficiency. These stressful times can deplete the sensitive and empathetic person of nutrients that help keep the body and mind calm and healthy.

Vitamin B6, zinc and Magnesium
Vitamin B6 and zinc are often stripped from the body when under a lot of stress. Also magnesium is sequestered and wasted via the urine in times of stress. That means you need more magnesium during stressful times too. Stress can cause magnesium depletion, and a lack of magnesium magnifies stress. In the Magnesium Miracle book the author explains that when you are under stress, your body creates stress hormones, causing a cascade of physical effects, all of which consume magnesium. If the stress continues and you don’t rest or replace your magnesium between stressful episodes, your magnesium stores become depleted. See these signs of magnesium deficiency

Pyroluria Questionnaire from The Antianxiety Food Solution

A questionnaire devised by Trudy Scott author of Anti-Anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings will help you identify whether you might have pyroluria, a social anxiety condition. The physical and emotional symptoms listed in the questionnaire are caused by deficiencies of vitamin B6 and zinc. When you experience high levels of stress, vitamin B6 and zinc will be further depleted, so you may notice worsening symptoms and more anxiety. See the questionnaire here

B Vitamins

B Vitamins are water-soluble and are needed on a daily basis. Collectively, they have many roles in keeping us healthy, such as immunity, hormonal balance, circulation, energy production and stress regulation. Many B Vitamins are made in the small intestine.

Pyridoxine(B6) is required for the balancing of hormonal changes in women as well as assisting the immune system and the growth of new cells. It is also used in the processing and metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, while assisting with controlling your mood as well as your behaviour

Food sources of vitamin B6:
Good sources to obtain pyridoxine from are brewer’s yeast, eggs, chicken, carrots, fish, liver, kidneys, peas, wheat germ, walnuts.

Magnesium

Magnesium works alongside calcium to maintain muscle and nerve impulses and bone density. It is also essential for the functioning of many enzyme pathways, and is linked with protein synthesis and the production of some hormones.

Magnesium is a vital component of chlorophyll and is present in all green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Zinc

This trace mineral plays a part in nearly every major disease, including diabetes and cancer. Its main role is concerned with the protection and repair of DNA, however, it is also required to make insulin, the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase, and to boost the immune system. Oysters are the highest dietary source of zinc, and it is found in higher levels in animals and fish than in plants.

Read more:

The Eating Plan for Empaths and HSPs: Change Your Diet Change Your Life

Anti-Anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings

Are You an Introvert Empath?

Could This be a Cure for Introversion & Social Overwhelm for Empaths?

How do You Know if You are an Empath or Simply Sensitive?

EMF & Harmful Radiation

EMFs are electromagnetic frequencies and include exposures to power cables, radio transmitters, Wi-Fi and x rays. In today’s society it is almost impossible to avoid potentially harmful Electromagnetic Fields within in our homes and work life. The chaotic waves of electromagnetic (EM) radiation pass through the body and interfere with cellular communication, brain activity, and nervous system function, making the body weaker, less able to balance, and more quickly fatigued. All is not lost because there are many ways to help you reduce exposure and diminish the effects of these frequencies. Below are some tips to help reduce exposure to EMFs as well as tools to block and diminish the effects of EMFs.

Tips to cut down on EMF exposure:

  • Avoid keeping ANY electrical items in your bedroom area, especially as the sleeping area where you spend up to 8 hours at a time is one of the most important places to keep clean. For example, radio clocks emit electric and magnetic fields. If you are particularly electro-sensitive, switch everything off at the fuse box for your bedroom.
  • Avoid metal bed bases and metal spring mattresses; they can magnetize ambient EMFs and can easily become magnetized.
  • Ensure, when sleeping, your head is not near large amounts of wiring or fuse boxes inside the wall your bed is against or on the other side of the wall.
EMF Tester
  • Consider buying an EMF tester if you are serious about checking for EMFs inside and outside your home.
  • Cordless phones have been found to be as dangerous as cell phones. Get rid of your cordless phones, switch to phones with cords; especially, ensure you are not keeping a cordless phone base in your bedroom at night.
  • Switch to wired broadband, or at least switch off your Wi-Fi at night (you can use timers that Christmas lights work from to do this automatically).
  • Check if you are within 500 meters of power lines and ideally avoid living near them. Generally, living within 500 meters is considered undesirable.
  • Smart meters measure electricity, gas, and water usage and send the information wirelessly, direct to the utility company. If you have a wireless “smart” meter, call your utility company and request a safe analog meter.
  • Be aware, house alarm systems, some music systems, games consoles, and baby monitors also use Wi-Fi – switch back to wired versions.
  • If you have dealt with all the internal sources of EMFs, but are concerned about your neighbour’s Wi-Fi, cell phone towers, or power lines, consider using EMF shielding wall paint, which contains EMF-absorbing carbon molecules. You can also buy window nets, which contain silver-plated copper to block EMFs.
  • You can also shield yourself further at night by buying a sleep canopy to hang over your bed; this is special netting made with the silver-plated copper to block EMFs.
  • Clothing that shields radiation is also available, with silver woven into the cotton. This may be of particular interest for pregnant women
  • Hairdryers emit high levels of electrical fields – avoid use at night and preferably use the wall-mounted versions.

Note: alongside cordless phone decks, cell phone and computer chargers are some of the highest EMFs emitting devices in our homes; keep 3-5 meters away from them when possible

Tools to help combat EMFs:
Crystals/ Minerals:

Shungite: used to block or diminish EMFs. 

Shungite: used to block or diminish EMFs. 

In today’s society it is impossible to avoid
potentially harmful Electromagnetic Fields. Shungite can be used to block or diminish EMFs. Pendants, mobile phone stickers, pyramids and other shapes are commonly used for this purpose. See more Shungite products for blocking EMF


Cati Cereus


Cacti plants really do absorb electromagnetic radiation, and it is a good idea to keep them around your computer. NASA concluded that the best ones were Cereus cacti – preferably with 5 heads. They are thought to have evolved self-protective mechanisms to defend themselves from the harsh radiation of the desert. 

Himalayan salt lamps emit negative ions and help balance the air in rooms with computers – keep them near your computer.


Blue light exposure has been shown to impact your body’s circadian rhythm (your body’s natural body clock) .  

Natural exposure to blue light during the daylight hours boosts people’s energy, alertness and mood. However, elongated exposure to the waves transmitted through screen devices during the evening can disrupt normal sleep schedules.
Exposure to artificial sources of blue light include energy-saving lamps, LCD/LED screens in computers and cell phones.
Tips to help combat blue light exposure:
– Use dim, red lights for night lights.
– Avoid looking at bright screens beginning two to three hours before bed, or at least download the f.lux software, which will gradually turn your screen redder as the sun sets.
– Expose yourself to lots of bright light during the day, which will boost your ability to sleep at night, as well as your mood and alertness during daylight.


blue light-blocking glasses

– If you work a night shift or use a lot of electronic devices at night, consider wearing blue-blocking glasses available online here

More resources

Can BioGeometry Protect You From EMFs?:

Aromatherapy

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is the use of Essential Oils in holistic treatments to improve physical and emotional well-being.

EAromatherapyssential oils, extracted from plants, trees, shrubs and grasses possess distinctive qualities beneficial to healing and in promoting positive health.

These natural plant oils can be applied in different ways such as, massage, inhalation, compresses, oil burners and in the bath.   They can also be added to gels, lotions, creams and face masks and customised to suit the individual’s complaint.  Essential oils are absorbed into the skin and have gentle physiological effects.   It is especially good for treating stress-related conditions as well as other disorders.

The Olfactory system (the sense of smell, the oldest sense that unlocks memories….) plays a very important part in our lives and is the reason why smells often induce an emotion or past memory.

The term “Aromatherapy” dates back to the 1920’s and was coined by a French chemist called René Maurice Gattefossé although the use of oils goes back much further than this.  For centuries, both the Egyptians and the Romans have used plants and herbs for religious, medical and cosmetic purposes, as well as in rituals, embalming and preserving.

The Greeks travelling to Egypt gained important knowledge in this area.   Hippocrates, the great Physician and father of medicine used plants in medicine and documented it, helping others to understand the useful properties of plants and herbs.  The Romans who had conquered many countries had access to their plants and oils and the use of oils was very much part of their culture.  One of their most famous uses for Essential Oils was in the Roman public baths.

Benefits of Aromatherapy: 

  • Reduction in stress and tension
  • Feeling of well-being, balance and calm
  • Antibacterial effects of oil help the body to heal and support the immune system
  • Beneficial effect on many different systems in our body
  • the Vascular system e.g. helping with Low/high blood pressure
  • Skeletal/Muscular systems e.g. easing joint and muscle pain
  • Lymphatic system helping remove excess tissue fluid and cellulite
  • Nervous system e.g. acting as an analgesics, antispasmodic, sedative or stimulant
  • Endocrine system e.g. can help control under/over active production of certain hormones and can balancing the hormones of the reproductive system
  • Respiratory system e.g. used as decongestants, antiseptics and expectorants
  • Urinary system e.g. some oils have a diuretic effect helping to ease fluid retention

Lavender

lavander essential oil

Lavender

 True (Lavandula Angustifolia)  

This is one of the most commonly used Essential Oil.   It is a great “all rounder” and beneficial in treating many conditions.  It is effective for use on all skin types and conditions, wonderful for burns/sunburn, insect bites or stings and has healing properties for dermatitis and psoriasis.

It soothes muscle pains, lowers high blood pressure and other stress related conditions.   It balances emotions, relieves headaches and helps insomnia and anxiety.

It never ceases to amaze me that Mother Nature has given us this common plant which has so many therapeutic properties!

geramium

Geranium

Geranium
(Pelargonium Graveolens) 

This is wonderful oil with a very distinct aroma, It is emotionally uplifting, balancing both mind and body. Geranium stimulates the circulation thus preventing chilblains, helping to heal bruises, broken capillaries and eczema.   It stimulates the Lymphatic system and aids the removal of cellulite.

It helps to relieve anxiety, depression and stress and is beneficial in balancing the hormones, thus regulating PMT, Menopause and heavy periods.

There are many Essential oils to choose from and having such a variety enables one to choose an appropriate oil which resonates with them.

Joyce O’Reilly 

ITEC dip Aromatherapy 

ITEC dip Holistic Massage 

Reiki Master & Teacher 


Some essential items for beginning your exploration into essential oils below:

Essential oil diffuser:

Essential oil kit:

Crystals for prosperity

Everyone is looking to attract more good things into their lives. When we set our intentions we are creating the means to manifest our desires. Through using crystals we can support our intentions and strengthen our capability to create change in our lives. 

Aventurine

Aventurine attracts wealth and abundance through opportunity. Carry in your left pocket and be ready to accept the opportunity when it comes your way. It is the perfect gemstone for entrepreneurs and anyone who is self employed.

Aventurine Crystal

Green jade

Green jade

Green jade carries the energy of the Earth and nature, providing a wholesome, nurturing energy that uplifts and soothes the heart. It draws the abundance of nature into your life, helping you create physical prosperity and wellbeing


Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye brings good luck and prosperity to the user. Ancients used Tiger Eye as a talisman against bad luck and curses. Tiger Eye attracts abundance and can also stimulate the rise of Kundalini energies.

Tigers eye crystal

Citrine

Citrine is a gemstone of light, happiness and abundance. It is the most powerful gemstone for manifestation, helping you to achieve your goals. It is powerful for attracting wealth and prosperity.

Citrine stone

Pyrite

If you find yourself feeling like you’re not worthy of abundance, the crystal ally for you is Pyrite. Pyrite is that golden nugget of wisdom, and it literally looks like gold. It also has this shiny-mirror like quality that encourages you look at yourself and say, I am worthy.

Pytite stone

This is one of the most popular crystals for money because it is known to remedy financial hardship and attract wealth. It aids you by ushering wisdom and confidence into your financial decisions. Through these properties, pyrite fosters wealth in both subtle and larger ways.


Quartz

Quartz- clear stone- Crystal quartz is a must have stone. By stimulating your crown and third eye chakras, paths to success and fulfillment become clear. Clarity of mind in financial matters is of the upmost importance. Especially in debt situations where one can often feel hopeless. Quartz lights the path to a plan that can further your financial goals as well as workplace success.

Clear quartz crystal

Attract Wealth into your life

There are many tools out there to help you become more receptive to wealth and abundance. Things like books, affirmations, music, angels and godesses all help you become more open to new avenues of income and receptive of new ideas that assist in your wealth and abundance creation.

Here are a few tools to assist and boost your wealth and abundance

Book – Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield-Thomas:


Book- Overcoming Underearning- Barbara Stanny:


Music and abundance subliminal messaging on Spotify

Essential oils for prosperity: Orange, Frankincense and Myhrr

Silver Dragons of Prosperity – Call on the silver Dragons of prosperity: Dragons Book by Diana Cooper


Grounding

Often during a healing session or card reading with a client the subject of grounding comes up. Some clients are aware what this is about as some have touched on it in their yoga practice or other energy treatments and some don’t quite know what I mean! Below I outline an introduction to what it might mean to be ungrounded and the tools to help grounded in this time and space.

What does it mean to be ungrounded?
When ungrounded you may be fuzzy-headed, forgetful, anxious, wired, excitable, and distracted. Your energy drifts like a balloon disconnected from a child’s hand, a bit lost and forlorn. We can see it as being energetically disconnected. We can detach our awareness from our body and the physical world which results in us being ungrounded.

How do I know if I am ungrounded:
You don’t remember half of your commute home or to work. You feel stressed out. You feel worried.

Why is it good to be grounded?

When you are grounded you can think clearly, you have less body aches. your emotions are stable, and you stop reacting to all of the chaos around you. We feel calm when grounded, we feel contented and safe.

Quick methods for grounding

  • Eating (hence sometimes weight gain) – healthy & balanced.
  • Drinking water
  • Walking, especially in natural surroundings
  • Sports, yoga, tai chi etc.
  • Gardening
  • Animals eg. walking the dog
  • Being purposeful
  • Visualization of roots/colour
  • Carrying/working with crystals

The importance of food in its role in grounding us.
Foods that have a high sugar content tend to unground us. Food that is metabolized quickly tend to make us feel ungrounded and give a quick sugar hit and spike in blood sugar levels. This can unground us and make us feel jumpy. On the other hand foods that take time to breakdown such as porridge and whole foods with a low glycemic index ( most fruits and vegetables, beans, minimally processed grains, pasta, low-fat dairy foods, and nuts ) give us a steady release of sugar are more grounding.

Oils and crystals that can help you ground

Crystals

Hematite

Hematite – Calming, balancing, grounding. A powerful stone to use when aiming to bring stability and grounding back into your world.

Black Tourmaline—can be used as a protective shield against any negative entities bombarding your energy field

Black Obsidian Protection, grounding

Jasper

Jasper: Grounding, stabilizing, healing

Bronzite: Spiritual transformation, grounding, certainty

Smoky Quartz: Protective, focus, grounding

Red Tiger Eye: Grounding, strength, protection

Myrrh Resin – Natural resin, grounding, calming and sensuous

Oils:

Petit grain Essential Oil Grounding, relaxing, sedative, stimulating / woody, deep, warm, musky

Vetiver Essential Oil  Grounding, protective, uplifting / earthy, smokey, dark, sweet

Patchouli Essential Oil  Grounding, relaxing, sedative, stimulating / woody, deep, warm, musky

Grounding meditation

Doing a quick grounding meditation in the morning or whenever you feel you need to ground can help you feel calm and centred and ready for the day. Try the quick grounding meditation below.

Root chakra and grounding

The root chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to grounding energies and empowers our life force. The root chakra is the energy centre that is at the base of our spine. The root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. When out of balance you may feel:

  • Restlessness.
  • Insecurity.
  • Excessive anger and aggression.
  • Impatience.
  • Greediness.
  • Obsession with materialistic matters

Grounding can be an easy way to balance your root chakra. So exercise, eat well, use grounding visualizations, use crystals and oils to get back into balance and feel safe calm and at peace once more!

References:

Importance of being grounded

Ask Angels 

Body, Mind, And Spirit: Physical Symptoms Associated With Being Ungrounded

Grounding in an ungrounded world

Online Appointments

Online appointments are now available from the Healing Room. If you cannot get to the Healing Room in person a great way to benefit from the services is to book an online appointment. Book a counselling session, distance Reiki Session or card Reading from anywhere in the world!

These type of appointments are with a real person, qualified and experienced. Find out more about Emma and the Healing Room