Losing your shit? Swinging from depressed to anxious to moody and generally can’t think clearly?
Not sure what to do? Or you’ve visited your local doctor out of desperation, now you’ve got a piece of paper with an antidepressant written on it.
I worked for 20 years dispensing those anti-depressants and people weren’t getting any happier. That’s why I jumped the counter and now I’m offer empowering, long term solutions as a naturopath, that clean up at the beginning and not the end.
Consider this concept before you go any further…..did you know your gut affects your mood? Ever heard of the gut-brain connection?
Heart pounding, dry mouth, rising heat, doom gripping you in a vice…..we’ve all experienced these feelings….it’s anxiety.
Sure, there’s all shapes and sizes, it can come and go quickly or hang around like a bad smell. Maybe the intensity is ramping up or it’s happening way to often for your liking and at times for no apparent reason.
Yes, anxiety can be the result of unhealthy thought patterns, disempowering meanings and poor focus. But, it can also come from our biochemistry. And we can have multiple things going on at once.
So, if anxiety’s striking way too often and it’s out of proportion with the trigger or for no apparent reason. Here’s eight questions to ask yourself:
10 Cold-Fighting Remedies – How to Cure a Fever Quickly From Grandma
You know the feeling when a cold’s brewing – sore throat, stuffy nose, tight in the chest, energy drops. Just want it all to go away, so you can get on with living……now you’re secretly wishing you’d etched grandma’s sure fire concoction to memory…. it really worked. Well, I’m hearing you. Here’s How to Cure a Fever Quickly with ten ingredients your grandma would’ve used. Try one or many.
And remember, use these tips in addition to a whole food diet. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and fish, seafood and meat (if you’re not vegetarian) to help my body repair quickly. It’s fundamental for a strong immune system and being able to bounce back after being sick.
Here are ten food hacks (sourced from grandma’s all around the world) to annihilate that cold pronto:
Stress. No big surprises here!
We’ve all lived it…..that cold sore, sore throat or flu after a big stress challenge.
Many of my autoimmune condition clients have noticed their health declining during a stressful life event.
Research has confirmed this stress-autoimmune connection. A 2001 study found that autoimmune thyroid patients had more stressful life events before their diagnosis compared to control groups. And a 2012 study published in Psychosomatic Medicine found that childhood traumatic stress increased the likelihood of being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease later in life.
Undeniably chronic stress is deeply ingrained and entrenched in our busy, modern world. Few escape it.
In fact, if you looked around at most of the population, you’d think that being stressed, anxious, depressed, irritable, addicted to caffeine and craving salty or sugary foods was normal human behaviour. But just because something is common doesn’t make it normal.
A recent Harvard and Stanford study suggests that work-related stress is as detrimental to your health as secondhand smoke!
Did you know over 75% doctor’s visits are stress related, yet only 3% doctor’s visits include a discussion on how to reduce stress?