Anxiety and Diet

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Diet and exercise should be two of the cornerstones of any comprehensive treatment plan for coping with anxiety. The right diet and fitness program can completely eliminate troublesome anxiety symptoms in mild cases and actually change the amount and/or type of medication required in more severe cases. On the other hand the wrong diet combined with a less than acceptable amount of exercise can and likely will have the opposite effect.
 
There is solid evidence that anxiety can in fact be produced by certain foods and beverages. The most noteworthy biochemical disturbance recognized in individuals with anxiety is an elevation in blood lactic acid levels of which nutrition seems to play a prominent role.
 
There are at least six nutritional factors that may be responsible for the abnormally high lactic acid levels:
 
*Caffeine consumption
*Sugar consumption
*Alcohol consumption
*Deficiency of the B vitamins niacin, pyridoxine, and thiamin
*Deficiency in calcium and magnesium
*Food allergens
 
Many of the culprits listed above can be identified from personal experience. It is like picking a culprit out photo lineup that has been stealing your happiness; you may not realize it was him/her till you see them. Let's look at an example. Our routines are filled with food products that have the potential to induce anxiety. For example that sugar laden high carbohydrate birthday cake that your friends and family insisted you have along with that fresh brewed cup of coffee.
 
By avoiding caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and food allergens, people struggling with anxiety can dramatically improve their chances of managing and possibly overcoming anxiety. It is just human nature to assume that a complicated biological problem such as anxiety which is rooted deep in the neurotransmitter function of your brain might be eliminated or managed by taking a few simple steps that only require some planning and willpower.
 
Additionally, many people are choosing to combine diet modification for anxiety with natural herbal remedies. Herbal remedies for anxiety have proven to be a safe, affordable treatment option worth considering. If you have been searching for a natural way to address anxiety without prescription medications herbal remedies combined with diet modification is a good place to start.

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Robert D Hawkins has 1 articles online

R.D. Hawkins is an enthusiastic advocate of alternative natural health products and supplements with over 10 years experience. To learn more about homeopathic natural health visit Purchase Remedies.com

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This article was published on 2010/04/01