Good diet for bipolar ppl

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yana
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Any good foods that help ppl with bp .I want to share with my bf (without sharing where i got from....secret shhhh)

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sukay
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi yana,
 
How considerate of you to ask that question. Yes there are many foods that are good for people how have bipolar:
 
Ice cream cones, milk shakes & sundaes in their favorite flavor tongue
 
A favorite candy bar tongue
 
Pizza with their favorite toppings tongue
 
These are just a few. yeah
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     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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yana
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
hehehehehe ... sukay that's so sugary will make him hyper ,we need to get the roof repaired!!!lol..u made me smile sukay!

jokes apart does diet have any effect on bipolar in case you know?

yeah
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
~Marian Wright Edelman~


I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
~Blaise Pascal~

Post Edited (yana) : 4/28/2008 6:36:50 PM (GMT-6)


sukay
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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi yana,

I'm glad you smiled. That was my intention. I know they are sugary but ice-cream always makes me feel better. tongue

But in all seriousness I haven't found anything in my diet that triggers anything for me or helps me and I haven't heard/read anything talking about diet being an issue.

Lets see what others have to say.

 


~sukay~
Diagnosed Bipolar - August 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
 
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loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 4/28/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always heard that nitrates and caffeine are trigger foods that exacerbates and keep BP's from stabilizing. My S can not have any caffeine or it throws his meds right off. And nitrates I hear will cause havoc for some. Also, some BP's are low in EFA's and it causes trouble for them. They do much better when they are not deficient. LFW

serafena
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   Posted 4/29/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
What is an EFA? How do I know if I'm deficient?
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loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 4/29/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It is Essential Fatty Acids. Look up Essential Fatty Acid Deficienty on the web. I just pulled this from one of the pages about it where it talked of the signs. I heard that if you have EFA in balance, you have a better shot at controlling and stabilizing BP better too. Given the list below...that makes sense to me. You need to speak with your dr. of course, but I am starting to give it to my whole family. I buy it at Trader Joes. LFW

Signs of Fatty Acid Imbalance (from the book "Smart Fats")
Dry skin
Dandruff
Frequent urination
Irritability
Attention deficit
Soft nails
Alligator skin
Allergies
Lowered immunity
Weakness
Fatigue
Dry, unmanageable hair
Excessive thirst
Brittle, easily frayed nails
Hyperactivity
"Chicken skin" on backs of arms
Dry eyes
Learning problems
Poor wound healing
Frequent infections
Patches of pale skin on cheeks
Cracked skin on heels or fingertips

quietpain
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   Posted 4/29/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a book Food&Mood by.somer
Suger is particularly bad for bipolars because the digestion response is also cyclical up from initial consumption followed by a crash.

12 omega 3 fatty acids (3 per week from fish, pills from BriteLife are the best online)
B6 vitmin (plus a multi)
Also a multi-vitamin containing folic acid, b1, b2, b12, & vit.c & E
I also take a Fiber/cakcium wafer, 6 day

Otherwise my diet is yogurt and cereal w/ my husband bringing me little treats sometimes to cheer me up.I also drink whey shakes to keep my calories up. I'm still fat but I don't like food anymore.
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