We all experience anxiety at some points in our lives, however when it begins to take over your life and prevents you from doing the things you once enjoyed or if the worry and fear physically wears you down then it is time to take a closer look at your anxiety.
Anxiety can express itself as pure anxiety or it can present itself with depression. Those with anxiety tend to be perfectionists who may experience self -doubt, panic attacks, phobias, insomnia, and digestive issues and may avoid persons or places because of their anxiety. If you have anxiety you may live in fear, predicting the worst.
It may start out as worry and fear in certain situations and avoiding certain situations but gradually it consumes you and start to avoid more and more social situations and spend your days worrying.
A nutritionist will take a holistic approach to your anxiety and may recommend specific tests and nutrients as well as dietary changes. Food can significantly affect our mood and behaviors. Reducing caffeine, sugar and processed foods in the diet is a good place to start while adding in more vegetables, dark leafy greens and quality proteins and fats.
A healthy body, a healthy mind.
If you come to see me for depression and also have anxiety (and/or ADHD), don’t worry, this too will be addressed.