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?:

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

Suggested Reading List

Here is a list of some books that I have read, love and enjoy that relate to counselling, metaphysical maters and practical spirituality.

Creating Money: Attracting Abundance. This step-by-step guide to creating money and abundance was given to Sanaya and Duane by their guides, Orin and DaBen. These wise spirit teachers have successfully helped thousands of people to manifest prosperity, find their life’s work, and fulfill their life purpose. This book is infused with Orin and DaBen’s consciousness of abundance that is available to you as you read to increase your ability to create money and abundance.

 

  Witches, Midwives, & Nurses (Second Edition): A History of Women Healers An essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today’s changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches. Women have always been healers, and medicine has always been an arena of struggle between female lay practitioners and male professionals. This fascinating account explores two important phases in the male takeover of health care: the suppression of ‘witches’ in medieval Europe and the rise of the male medical profession

Colours of the Soul: Transform Your Life Through Colour Therapy  

Colours of the Soul” shows how tuning into the colours of our auras and chakras can help us find balance and harmony in our lives

 

 The Shaman in Stilettos – When celebrity journalist Anna Hunt takes a break from her glamorous, high-powered and fast-paced job to live in Peru for three months, none of her friends take her seriously. A burn-the-candle-at-both-ends 29-year-old with a love of stilettos, chocolate, fast cars and Sauvignon Blanc, she seems to have it all, including a wealthy boyfriend and a comfortable pad in Marylebone. How will she manage in a Third World country? … more

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate

Harriet Lerner focuses on the challenge and the importance of being able to express one’s “authentic voice” in intimate relationships.

 

The Way: Using the Wisdom of Kabbalah for Spiritual Transformation and Fulfillment

The spiritual way of Kabbalah has grown from a hidden treasure into a widespread mainstream movement that has helped people from every walk of life, all around the world, to improve their lives. In this bestselling book, Michael Berg of The Kabbalah Centre–the world′s leading educational institution teaching the wisdom of Kabbalah–shows you how to recognize and understand the key spiritual laws in order to improve your life and the lives of everyone around you.. more

 

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time

In simple, straightforward terms, Beattie takes you into the territory beyond codependency, into the realm of recovery and relapse, family-of-origin work and relationships, surrender and spirituality. With personal stories, hard-won insights, and activities, her book teaches the lessons of dealing with shame, growing in self-esteem, overcoming deprivation, and getting past fatal attractions long enough to find relationships that work

 

  Angel Detox: Taking Your Life to a Higher Level Through Releasing Emotional, Physical and Energetic Toxins
Angel Detox shows you that detoxing with the help of your angels is a gentle way to release impurities from your body, fatigue and addictions.

 

 

Past Life DNA: An Incredible Journey from Anger to Forgiveness

Every experience has molded who you are today. They’ve defined you and have shaped your reaction to lifes circumstances. What matters most is that your new life, the one you were to meant to live, can start now.

 

 

Knowing ourselves: What does the body want to tell us with diseases?

The body talks and communicates with us, and provides information to others. Body language is a reflection of the emotional conditions of the person. Unexpressed emotions, lived in solitude, affect our health and are expressed in the body through pain and/or disease. Paying attention to the voices of the body and contacting our emotions and internal conflicts are necessary steps to enjoy health and wellness.

 

The Magic Mala

The Magic Mala: A Story That Changes Lives An inspiring novel that transforms the lives of its readers, this book will leave you fascinated and educated about the universal laws that govern our lives..

 

 


The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

The Untethered Soul, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us