Incidences of anxiety diagnosis are on the increase. But there are ways to reduce anxiety naturally. It is quite challenging to find you are diagnosed with anxiety and the only solution that is offered is to take medication that has many side-effects, side-effects that could be worse than the anxiety.
Take this example. Remember a time when you were at your wits end, the kids were out of control, hubby was away and everything was left to you to cope with. The only way you could describe what you were feeling was ‘anxious’, so off to the doctor. The doctor is time poor and they do the best they can but he does not have the time for you to tell him the whole story of what is happening in your day to day life. There is simply not the time.
You blurt out all is on top of you and you feel; well anxious!
You are now diagnosed with anxiety and you are told there is anti-anxiety medication you could take. You take the script as there is no alternative. And you have to do something, don’t you?
You get the script filled and read the side-effects. The first few paragraphs get you questioning if you should take it.
There are other options. Changing your nutritional levels on a daily basis helps you find a stepping stone into wellbeing recovery. These following 8 tips come from the book Fruits and Vegetables as Medicine and have been recommended to many clients within a clinical setting
Tip 1: Introduce apples into your diet, either juiced or whole, making sure that the peel is also included.
Tip 2: Introduce half an avocado into your diet every second day. This is particularly effective if mixed with apple.
Tip 3: Introduce broccoli into your diet.
Tip 4: Introduce corn into the diet.
Tip 5: Introduce eggplant into your diet
Tip 6: Eat rolled oats for breakfast.
Tip 7: Drink oat-milk daily made by mixing 1 cup uncooked rolled oats to 1 litre of water and leave in the fridge to infuse for a few hours. Shake the contents and strain. Drink the milk over the course of the day.
Tip 8: Last but certainly not least ensure you are consuming adequate low fat protein with every meal. Protein assists to restore the body and by including protein at every meal you are providing fuel to move into recovery. Without fuel your body goes into crisis and that affects you mentally and physically.
It is just as important to address lifestyle changes as part of the healing process and mixing and matching the list above you have the specific nutritional elements to provide wellbeing recovery.
If you are interested in other solutions to many common ailments or chronic illness, you may be interested in the book Fruits and Vegetables as Medicine by Dr Sandi Rogers.