It is incredibly sad to read tragic stories of individuals who are so overcome with their anxiety they have opted to take their own life. If you read these stories and can relate to them it is important for you to know that there is hope. There are positive steps that can be taken to make yourself feel better.

Yes there are drugs for anxiety and for depression but are these really addressing the root cause of the problem?

For the body to run efficiently it needs vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids.  A deficiency of specific nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium, amino acids can cause anxiety, nervousness and a brain that cannot knock off. This is great news because it means that there is something positive that you can do to make yourself feel better.

You mind find it difficult to see your GP and to explain that you have a mind that simply will not shut off, you are over thinking, over analysing, you feel different to everyone around you, you struggle to get to sleep; you are self absorbed; you live in your head, you are sensitive to what others say about you. You may feel unattractive and are obsessed that you are ugly or fat, too tall or too small. It can be difficult to explain how you feel and also to feel like you are being understood.

If you can relate to these feelings what positive steps can you take to make yourself feel better?

5 Positive Steps

Step 1:  Many of these feelings can be attributed to blood sugar imbalances.  Simple steps to take are to eat fat with each meal and never to eat sugar/fruit/alcohol/carbs on their own. For example eating eggs on toast with half avocado is a far better start to the day that drinking fruit juice, toast and tea.  Having cheese in a sandwich and eating nuts instead of crisps. Fat balances blood sugar and can make an incredible difference to how you feel in a very short time.For some it can stop anxiety within a few days.

Step 2: Avoid caffeine. Give coffee and tea the big heave ho. Do not touch energy drinks that are created for people with little intelligence. In reality these drinks exhaust your adrenal glands causing your body to produce excess hormones which use up all your vitamins. Caffeine may give you the lift you need but how do you feel 30 minutes after drinking it? Caffeine increases anxiety.

Step 3: Buy some magnesium, take 300-600mg magnesium morning and night and see if this helps you to relax. Magnesium relaxes the mind and the body. If this reduces your anxiety you can increase your intake. Magnesium is safe to take.

Step 4: A deficiency in amino acids can cause an overactive mind which can cause extreme anxiety. There are many amino acids on the market aimed at body builders but in reality amino acid deficiency is an epidemic. Try taking a high strength amino acid for a week and see how you feel. Amino acid deficiency can cause blood sugar imbalance, depression and anxiety.

Step 5: If these steps make little difference in maybe that you are deficient of a specific vitamin or mineral. In this case it is worth purchasing a hair test from Trace Minerals and if you are unsure how to read this to contact the clinic for advice.

Always remember that there are other people who feel the same as you. You are not alone. How you see the world and how you feel living in the world isn’t often the reality it is just how you feel. It is amazing how different we can feel when our bodies have the right nutrients.

 

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