Anxiety - we have all experienced in some form or another. Some people experience it from time to time like when they have to public speak while others are in a constant state of anxiety. This can greatly disrupt an individual's life and quality of life.
Anxiety can stem from a multitude of reasons such as:
-preexisting health condition such as diabetes and hyper/hypothyroidism
-drug or alcohol abuse
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But those are just the physical. A lot of it can stem from the psychological such as stress from:
As well as other habits like:
-diet - lack of protein, deficient in key minerals like iron and magnesium and lack of essential fatty acids
-lack of sleep
The main issue is that being in an anxious state can wreak havoc elsewhere in our bodies. I know from personal experience, that my digestive system definitely takes a hit through periods of high stress. It's important that we take the essential diet and lifestyle steps in order to support our nervous system to decrease instances of anxiety and/or ensure our body is more prepared.
-protein - ensure you are getting all your essential amino acids in animal-based proteins and/or combining plant-based proteins
-probiotic rich foods and a probiotic supplement
-and other supplements (speak to a health care professional before taking supplements)
-sugar and alcohol
-coffee and caffeinated teas
-refined and processed foods and carbohydrates
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