"And yet another emerging theory is that our diets are having a biological impact on our anxiety levels: “A diet high in sugar and saturated fat can disrupt brain functioning,” says Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, Ph.D., a professor of neurosurgery and physiological science at UCLA, who researches the effects of diet on mood disorders. “That contributes to mental disorders, particularly anxiety.” *http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39335628/ns/health-mental_health/#.UT4IhxymiAg
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Passionflower has been used for anxiety and insomnia. Passionflower works to increase GABA, a neurotransmitter that aids in relaxation.
Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, lorazepam, diazepam, clonazepam) have been used for anxiety and insomnia. Benzodiazepines work to increase GABA.
Choices Exist: Natural vs. Modern.
Individualized, educated, and empowered choices fall within every realm of prevention and treatment. Find out more....To your health!
One of the most common questions I am asked at the pharmacy by young women is "what can I take for anxiety that is natural?". There are options. People do ask. Listen to you body. You are not the only one. Simple diet and lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Then if you still require medication, at least you have explored your options. Anxiety medications can have side effects, drug interactions, dependency, and contraindications. Know what you are putting in your body. More to come...
Dr. Jessica Lewis
A Balanced Life