• Natural Solutions

    Start with lifestyle changes – a healthy, anti-anxiety diet includes plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, as well as good quality protein. Protein in our diet provides amino acids, which help optimize levels of important neurotransmitters in the brain. You should also include healthy fats such as olive oil and coconut oil. A very important natural treatment for anxiety attacks and panic attacks is to eliminate caffeine from your diet, because caffeine (from coffee or chocolate) over stimulates the adrenal glands, which causes stress. Also try to cut down on sugar and processed foods.

    Getting plenty of exercise is another important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise has a calming effect on the mind as it helps to release the “feel good” hormones in the brain. It also promotes overall health and well-being and reduces stress.

    One of the simplest, yet most effective natural remedies to cope with anxiety is to learn relaxation techniques. These techniques help to reduce the stress that contributes to anxiety and panic attacks. Breathing exercises and progressive relaxation both help to calm the mind.

    Effective natural remedies for anxiety include herbal, homeopathic and Ayurvedic remedies. Some of the best herbal supplements for anxiety include valerian, passionflower, lemon balm and skullcap, which have a calming effect on the brain.

    Natural treatment for anxiety and panic disorder can also come in the form of nutritional supplements. Some nutrients and vitamins are especially beneficial for those experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. These include omega 3 fatty acids, certain amino acids such as L-theanine, GABA and L-tryptophan, minerals like magnesium and calcium, and vitamins B and C, which help the body deal with stress.

    Another way of coping with anxiety is to learning meditation. Meditation is scientifically proven to elicit a “relaxation response” by lowering blood pressure and heart rate, reducing the level of stress hormones in the body, slowing the breathing rate, and increasing the intensity of alpha waves in the brain, which produce a calm and relaxed yet alert state.

  • Roflatu

    Virtually any cardio work out will help. At least 20 minutes a day most days of the week. And it should be a "rigorous" work out meaning it’s difficult to speak and your pulse reaches its maximum healthy level. Try running, swimming or virtually any sport. However circuit training is probably best.

  • Susan M

    Have a bottle of lavender oil to smell or geranium oil.
    Cut out caffeine and sugar, any junk food. It weakens you.
    Take enough magnesium. Calcium and magnesium must be in balance. You need enough vitamin D intake to use the calcium and magnesium. Magnesium is the mineral that relaxes spasms and calms you.
    Valerian tincture is calming but don’t overdo it.
    Put 2/3s potassium salt (No Salt) in the shaker with 1/3 sea salt or pink salt.
    Do yoga and learn breathing from a yoga teacher. You can calm yourself so well with breathing.

    Most important: know that the attacks are feelings in your body that are scary, but they will not hurt you. What they mean is that you are holding too much of your feelings inside and not dealing with what is going on.

    Start walking, swimming, biking or whatever gets you going and you enjoy!
    Get past this low point. You deserve it!

  • c_kangaroo

    Here is a good article you might find helpful. Also a link to an ebook.

    Good luck!

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