Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 03, 2007

This is the first reference I’ve come across to mention zinc for calming the nervous system.


The health of the autonomic nervous system is a important key to healing that is often overlooked. Most people today have some degree of sympathetic nervous exhaustion. It is, in fact, a major cause of disease that should receive more attention. On a brighter note, nervous exhaustion can also cause a person to begin searching for answers deep inside. This can lead to changing your lifestyle and eating habits, and developing your inner potential. As more people become willing to change their thought patterns and lifestyles, they will experience a state of contentment and bliss that comes with having a balanced autonomic system.

The nervous system must be properly nourished to function correctly. Animal protein is particularly helpful for the brain and nervous system as it contains fats and proteins essential for the nerves. These include the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Excellent foods for the nervous system are eggs, meats, nuts, root vegetables and oily fish such as sardines and salmon.

Supplemental nutrients that calm the sympathetic system are calcium, magnesium, and zinc in particular. Most everyone should take these supplements today, as their dietary intake is often low. B-complex vitamins are also most important, and are primarily obtained from nutritional yeast, meats and eggs. High doses, however, are rarely needed. Other calming nutrients are GABA, L-taurine and L-carnitine. Herbs that calm the nervous system are valerian, passionflower, skullcap and hops, among others.

I’ll add 30 mg of zinc twice a day and because there is an important ratio with copper, I’ll add 3 mg a day as well.


February 3, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , , , ,

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