What Causes Anxiety? medicalnewstoday.com
“Anxiety disorders may be caused by environmental factors, medical factors, genetics, brain chemistry, substance abuse, or a combination of these. It is most commonly triggered by the stress in our lives.
Usually anxiety is a response to outside forces, but it is possible that we make ourselves anxious with “negative self-talk” – a habit of always telling ourselves the worst will happen. …
Anxiety And Worry In Women – Causes, Symptoms And Natural Relief womentowomen.com
“…Caffeine affects brain chemistry by raising levels of dopamine; in sufficient amounts coffee and other caffeine-laden drinks can bring on panic attack symptoms. The jitteriness you feel from a shot of espresso comes from elevated dopamine. The neurotransmitter imbalances that cause anxiety are related to those in children with ADHD and ADD (conditions also associated with high dopamine); in fact, what may look like ADD in some children may actually be related to severe anxiety. The symptoms can be very similar. Read more about caffeine in our Detoxification section…”
9 Foods That Help or Hurt Anxiety, By Beth W. Orenstein | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH everydayhealth.com
7 / 10 Food to Avoid: Coffee and Caffeinated Drinks
Some people drink coffee and other beverages that contain caffeine (tea, cola, and hot chocolate) to help boost their energy levels. The problem is that caffeine has been shown to inhibit levels of serotonin in the brain, and, when serotonin levels are suppressed, you can become depressed and feel irritable. Caffeine is also a diuretic — it makes you go to the bathroom more often. Even mild dehydration can cause depression. Caffeine also can keep you awake, leading to stress and anxiety. Remember that you need to sleep well to be in a positive mood.
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13 Foods That Fight Stress
By Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN prevention.com
While it does contain caffeine, green tea also has an amino acid called theanine. Researchers at the University of Illinois say that in addition to protecting against some types of cancer, this slimming food is a brain booster as well, enhancing mental performance. Drink two cups each day…”
Helping Kids Cope With Stress – KidsHealth kidshealth.org
“..But it’s not always easy for parents to know what to do for a child who’s feeling stressed.
Here are a few ideas:
Notice out loud. Tell your child when you notice that something’s bothering him or her. If you can, name the feeling you think your child is experiencing. (“It seems like you’re still mad about what happened at the playground.”) This shouldn’t sound like an accusation (as in, “OK, what happened now? Are you still mad about that?”) or put a child on the spot. It’s just a casual observation that you’re interested in hearing more about your child’s concern. Be sympathetic and show you care and want to understand.
Listen to your child. Ask your child to tell you what’s wrong. Listen attentively and calmly — with interest, patience, openness, and caring. Avoid any urge to judge, blame, lecture, or say what you think your child should have done instead. The idea is to let your child’s concerns (and feelings) be heard. Try to get the whole story by asking questions like “And then what happened?” Take your time. And let your child take his or her time, too…”
Sal: I have a calendar that I write do my daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly goals. This gives me “purpose” and motivates me to get up each day, which making “goals” as describes in the video above helps improves brain chemistry (serotonin). Plus, making goals (planning ahead) reduces stress caused by “last minute” unexpected events in life.
Also, I stopped drinking pop/soda (caffeine) many years ago due to dental health, which I’ve seen positive health results.
Can you relate?
Anxiety And Worry In Women – Causes, Symptoms And Natural Relief, womentowomen.com
“…Anxiety relief: natural treatments for anxiety
Relief from chronic anxiety comes from restoring your body’s natural, healthy equilibrium. You can do that through change in a number of factors: lifestyle, diet, allergies, exercise levels, hormonal balance, general physical health, and your emotional history.
At our practice, we treat anxiety with nutrition and nutritional supplements, some prescription medications, emotional work and bodywork. Let’s review these methods for anxiety relief in detail…
Physical activity is the single best anxiety medication I know. It’s essential to hormonal balance. In one study, people who engaged in 30–60 minutes of moderate exercise every day reported less anxiety than a similar group on anti-anxiety meds who did not exercise….”
19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety by Robert A. Barnett health.com
“…There are many safe nondrug remedies for anxiety, from mind-body techniques to supplements to calming teas. Some start working right away, while others may help lessen anxiety over time…
Hold your breath!
Ok, let it out now. We’re not recommending that you turn blue, but yoga breathing has been shown to be effective in lowering stress and anxiety. In his bestselling 2011 book Spontaneous Happiness, Andrew Weil, MD, introduced a classic yoga breathing technique he calls the 4-7-8 breath.
One reason it works is that you can’t breathe deeply and be anxious at the same time. To do the 4-7-8 breath, exhale completely through your mouth, then inhale through your nose for a count of four. Hold your breath for a count of seven. Now let it out slowly through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat at least twice a day. …”
Sal: I learned some of these breathing techniques during my first theatrical play I did last weekend. In fact, there was one scene that I added this to help with my anxiety and stress.
“..Meditation as well as relaxation strategies? These are proven efficient approaches in taking care of anxiety strikes. With meditation and relaxation strategies such as breathing techniques, the mind will certainly be able to control the physical body. Meditation as well as leisure techniques could be utilized during an anxiety strike to reduce the heart beat, control breathing, as well as draw away the mind away from the source of anxiety strike. Although these approaches need practice, as soon as you learn the appropriate techniques, they are very effective.
Diet? The food we consume plays a big part in our total wellness, including our mental health and wellness. A well-balanced diet plan as well as healthy eating promotes a healthy and balanced brain as well as a healthy physical body. It is recommended to prefer all-natural or natural foods as opposed to refined foods or those with chemicals and also chemicals. If the source of anxiety attack is weight issue, adjusting a diet that assists you reduce weight can solve the problem.
Workout? Besides diet regimen, an additional crucial element that aids promote a healthy and balanced health is workout. Researches suggest that as little as 30 mins of workout, 3 to 5 times a week could have excellent results to the physical body along with the mind.
Natural treatments – St. John Wort, Hyperforin, 5HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), Melissa officinalis, Ginkgo Biloba, passionflower, valerian, scullcap, California poppy, hops and lavender are made use of as an option to prescription medicines to deal with anxiety. Organic herbs can be made as tea, yet some of these are currently offered non-prescription as powder, fluid, capsule, oil, tincture, tablet computers as well as tea.
Pray? If you think in the power of prayer, pray. Many researches show that prayer is an effective way to alleviate stress as well as anxiety as prayers have calming and also comforting effect both on the physical body as well as on the mind.
Laugh? Laughter still holds the title as the very best medicine. This is because when you laugh, your body releases endorphins or “pleased chemicals” that help you to really feel excellent as well as better.
Identify where anxiety is originating from? Often, anxiety strikes happen for no evident factor. However that doesn’t mean that there is actually no reason. Nevertheless something could not happen from absolutely nothing. Therefore, if you experience an episode of anxiety assault, there must be a trigger (it could be directly linked to the strike or it may originate from another thing, completely aside from the occasion).
Once you identify the reason of the strike (which is as essential as identifying that you are having one), it is very easy manage it straight as well as refine your condition using the natural methods stated above or via medicine as well as therapy.
*see Health & Fitness: “Holistic” Biblical Scripture Meditation and Prayer goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
Feeling Stressed? Create Your Own Meditation Garden – Circle + Bloom circlebloom.com
“..4 Tips for Creating Your Own Meditation Garden
Thankfully, it doesn’t matter whether we live in an apartment or a rural farmhouse, anybody can find a peaceful sanctuary. Whether you create an oasis inside our out, the following ideas can help us design a meditation place for our own homes, backyards, or decks:..”
Sal: I visited this garden outside of this city (St. Cloud, MN) one summer day during a 2-day conference break. I recently bought this DSLR digital camera and wanted to practice (“playing”) with it at this beautiful city garden..
Being indoors during a beautiful summer day during a 2-day conference can really get “boring”, so this was a great way to “get out” and enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
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