With so much talk about mental health, I thought I'd write a post on anxiety. Not that I know the answers and certainly no expert. It’s such a complex matter and takes many things into consideration. It can be myriad of many factors - which is where the complexities come in, to heal, recover & evolve from it. I’m going to share a few things from my little nutritional corner that can help the wide tapestry, but certainly not fix alone. So... Anxiety can be experienced in many ways (panic attacks, irritability, stress) it depletes the nervous system energy reserves. During which, we find ourselves in sympathetic mode (fight or flight). Meaning, when we experience an attack, our body's resources rush to replenish the nervous system leaving other systems depleted.
Some Nutritional support
𝐓𝐫𝐲𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐧 Is the precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, which helps to balance mood and promotes a senses of calm and helps sleep. 𝘍𝘢𝘣 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴: 𝘛𝘶𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘺, 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘴, 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘴𝘦, 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘬, 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴, 𝘴𝘰𝘺, 𝘰𝘢𝘵𝘴 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐮𝐦 Low magnesium levels are associated with nervous system dysfunction (sleep disturbance, anxiety, muscle twitching). Most people these days are hugely deficient in magnesium, because when we’re stressed our bodies use up magnesium at a fast rate. So it’s important to replenish to help calm us. 𝘍𝘢𝘣 𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴: 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘺 𝘷𝘦𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘰, 𝘱𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘬𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐁 Vitamin B is a co-factor to assist metabolise tryptophan to serotonin 𝘍𝘢𝘣 𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴: 𝘉𝘦𝘦𝘧, 𝘗𝘰𝘳𝘬, 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘺 𝘝𝘦𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴, 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘴, 𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘴, 𝘦𝘨𝘨𝘴 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧 Helps production of neurotransmitters and noradrenaline 𝘍𝘢𝘣 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴: 𝘛𝘶𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘺, 𝘧𝘪𝘴𝘩, 𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘰, 𝘦𝘨𝘨𝘴 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞 Exercise Meditation Salt baths Wellbeing therapies, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Counselling amongst others. 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬: • Liquorice – at lunchtime • Ginseng – Siberian form Hope this helps alleviate just a little what we all experience is different ways and different levels 💞
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