What are your resolutions this year? Is it to lose weight, to get fit, to be healthy, to live life to your fullest? For some of us it’s to live a less anxious lifestyle. Anxiety can cause havoc on your immune system, nervous system, and even your digestive system. We each handle stress differently, but anxiety attacks are a common occurrence in our country’s way of life.
WHAT IS AN ANXIETY ATTACK?
An anxiety “attack” is an indication that we’re depleting the essential fatty acids and other resources needed for brain hormone production, often because of immediate need for other hormone production in some system of the body — such as during excessive stress, during a woman’s monthly cycle, during pregnancy and childbirth, through adrenal exhaustion, etc.
Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are all made out of protein, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids. The brain hormones that give you a sense of happiness and well-being are also made of protein, cholesterol, and essential fatty acids. So, if you deplete your essential fatty acids making higher levels of reproductive hormones leading up to your period, for instance, you don’t have enough left over to also produce the brain hormones — resulting in feelings of anxiety, mood swings, and general brain fog.
It is important to have an abundant supply of these raw materials in order to produce both the reproductive hormones and the brain hormones. Most people make enough cholesterol, but getting complete protein and the essential fatty acids from what you eat is vital.
SUPPLEMENT PLAN FOR ANXIETY ATTACKS:
Here is a suggested program that will increase hormones through raw materials
When choosing your supplements, look for only whole food supplements that have been processed as purely as possible. Personally, we choose Shaklee, linked above.
Other Recommendations for Handling Anxiety:
Anxiety attacks may also be triggered by exposure to toxins in various household or commercial cleaning products, including something as simple as the laundry detergent you use!
Think of the toxins in your home. From the kitchen, to the bathrooms, to the laundry room, and the garage; we can be surrounded by toxins. This is why my family only cleans with Get Clean products. They cover every area of your home. I know they are safe for me and good for our environment. And they WORK!!
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When we put artificial flavorings, sweeteners, preservatives, chemicals, pesticides into our system, we alter the proper balance our body needs to heal and deal with life’s stressful moments. Sweeteners are on the top of that list.
It is well documented that Aspartame/NutraSweet, which is a neuro-excitotoxin, can trigger anxiety and even depression in many. While supplying the brain with an abundance of the right amino acids (protein) and essential fatty acids may greatly reduce a person’s anxiety response to environmental and dietary toxins, it would be highly beneficial to eliminate these from your diet, and see the difference!
ANXIETY AND OUR KIDS
Our kids deal with anxiety as well. The natural inclination for the general public is to run to a drug to help our kids deal with certain ailments. In 2010, it was said that over 25% of children are on some medication. I believe that number is even higher today. Having our kids addicted to drugs is not teaching them to seek out healthy options in the future or to be preventative in their mindset.
Consider this: Follow the plan to rid your home of toxins and your pantry of artificial non-foods first. Then, try the following supplement plan for your child.
- a Protein or Meal shake every morning for breakfast.
- a regimen of 3 Lecithin, 2 Omega, and 1 GLA per day. (This will also help ease a young girl’s passage into puberty and the beginning of her monthly cycle.)
- a good multivitamin and Vitamin B
For the supplements listed above, we chose Shaklee. Read here why my family chooses Shaklee over other supplement companies. But as mentioned before, if you choose to get them from your health store, make sure they are a whole food product and safe and effective and you have the clinical research and testing to back it up.
If you’re interested in further education about how many drugs are prescribed each year to our children, watch this documentary GenerationRX. Share it with your friends and let’s work together to give these kids a healthy option for living and a bright future!
Contact me if you’d like a further consultation regarding this issue or your own health journey. Make 2012 a new year for you physically and emotionally!
Disclaimer: The above is NOT a prescription, and should not be treated as such. This is simply a testimony of an individual who had a positive experience with the product(s) listed. These are personal testimonies and are not endorsed by Shaklee Corporation.