I just discovered that ACV, baking soda, and cayenne produces an almost instantaneous state of euphoria! I have been taking acv for years, more recently acv and baking soda, but never with the cayenne. I always felt very energized from acv, but didn't feel like it was adjusting my brain chemistry. This remedy does. This is going to sound strange, but it makes me feel closer to God. I don't know how else to explain the sensation.
This is what I do:
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar,
1/8th teaspoon of baking soda and
5 shakes of cayenne pepper
in a glass of hot water.
Be careful not to stand too close to the glass after adding the cayenne or you will inhale it, especially once those acv and baking soda bubbles get activated. Sip slowly, stirring the cayenne every so often. When the drink cools down, add more hot water. Drink on an empty stomach, if possible. I usually take it in the late afternoon, when I am feeling sleepy.
I hope others will try it to and let me know if they are experiencing the same results. It might also be a very effective PMS remedy, I don't know. Will send an update later on in the month!
(Ocean City, Md)
I began using acv a few weeks ago at a small dose of 1 tsp. per day. After two weeks I noticed I was sleeping better and that my dreams were better. Rather than dark and heavy, my dreams were becoming more and more light-hearted. I actually woke myself up laughing the night before. I don't know if I can attribute this to acv, but I suppose it's possible...
Hi, I started to put a bit of Cayenne pepper, along with some lemon juice into my morning tea, as an immune booster, but, I must say, I have found that I have been in an extremely energetic and jovial mood. I had not noticed this until yesterday, my 3rd day doing this regimen---just thought I would share.
I was at Trader Joe's last week and was browsing through their line of supplements. One supplement in particular caught my eye - sublingual folic acid, b6 and b12. I had been seeing some good information on the web about the b vits, so I decided to buy it. (cheap by the way.) The one thing I noticed immediately is I am in such a darn good mood after I take it! I forgot to take one pill 2 days ago and some pms irritability set in. Took my vitamin and within half an hour, my mood improved. I think this may be a great supplement for those with depression or anxiety. Here's some info about folic acid on Dr. Mercola's site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/07/06/folic-acid-part-two.aspx. So it may be the folic acid that is enhancing my mood, I don't know.
I have noticed that when I drink strong green tea with both ginger and cayenne, I do get a mild, mellow burst of euphoria. I usually use a little lemon or lime in it, and I drink it hot, sweetened with xylitol. I actually get a sense of wholeness and balance. Ginger + cayenne works better together than either alone...that goes for pain relief as well as the mood elevation.
I'm taking Kava Kava (the Natrol brand) at 200mg at about an hour before bed at night. I am taking it for sleep because I wake up 3-4 times a night. I've just been taking it for about a week, less than, and I didn't realize it, or what it might be..but..I am having some feelings or a sense of well-being lately. I never felt this way at all except when I took a pill for neck pain. It was Tramadol and I didn't like the other side effects so opted out of taking it. I then found EC and started really looking for alternative medicines to help me with different things. I can't be sure it's the Kava Kava, but I am sleeping so good, still waking up only 2 times, but when I get back in bed, no race-brain and falling right back to sleep. No groggy, ill feeling in the a.m. either, in fact, I get kind of excited about getting up. I know someone out there is laughing.
I'll keep you posted if you're following.
(New England, USA)
I am a big fan of nutritional therapy to correct disease/disorder, including mood problems. Just correcting a deficiency can create elated feelings.
Niacin is probably my favorite thing to take when I'm feeling blah. Just take about 100 mg or more of niacin (not niacinamide or flush-free niacin - you want the flush). If you can only find the time-release kind, open up the capsule and chew the beads. Reduce dosage next time if the flush lasts more than an hour. Niacin may be taken multiple times a day. The flush may be uncomfortable at first, but I've learned to love it - it's like I can feel my blood delivering delicious nutrients all over my body.
Iodine therapy also helps if you are deficient. Bromide detox is a pain, but salt loading helps, as does taking it slow.
Magnesium is also a good one to make sure you're getting enough of if you're feeling blah.
Mood Cure by Julia Ross is an excellent resource that includes a recommended list of vitamins and supplements for varying degrees of stress, depression, or just blah. I highly recommend it.
DoctorYourself.com is also a great resource for DIY nutritional therapy.
I will also add that there is no high like ketosis high. Fat-burning rather than sugar-burning gives this constant energy and euphoria that just doesn't quit (once you get past the detox - salt helps). I love a good fat fast. Though if you're not overweight, paleo might be a better option.
re: euphoria remedies -- I have found that after eating pink salmon, followed by green veggies and then 1/2 cup of blueberries, I get extremely happy, almost giddy. The first time it happened, I didn't realize that it was from what I ate and forgot about it. Then on another day, I ate the same thing and it happened again; and found that it repeatedly works for me. I don't know if it would work for everyone, but for me it is a depression cure!
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