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More than 280 million people worldwide suffer from irrational anxiety

More than 280 million people worldwide suffer from irrational anxiety

More than 280 million people worldwide suffer from irrational anxiety

Anxiety is fear – and fear is a tool for coping with danger. But what happens when there is no danger, so to speak, everything is fine – and yet anxiety skyrockets? It feels like the end of the world. If you've never had a panic attack before, it's hard to figure out. According to world statistics, 3.8% of the world's population suffers from anxiety. Of these, 4.1% were women and 2.7% were men.

If you think prescription medications are the only option for panic attacks, you'll be happy to learn that there are very effective natural solutions.

If you've never experienced anxiety or panic attacks, it's hard to imagine how uncomfortable they can be. More than 20 million Americans suffer from anxiety — medically defined as "an unpleasant emotional state ranging from mild discomfort to intense fear." While fear is a rational response to danger, anxiety often lacks a clear or realistic cause. Severe anxiety will often produce panic attacks – intense feelings of fear. These feelings increase in crowded public places or closed spaces.

First things first: a little test

Before you put the "solution" in your mouth. Ask your doctor for a blood test to make sure you're not deficient in vitamins and minerals, which are the cause of anxiety. Maybe just a mineral needs to be supplemented. You know, instead of blindly going into a treatment that misses the problem and treats only the symptoms – not the root of the problem.

Anti-anxiety medications – increase anxiety

Getting into the adventure of prescription tranquilizers (especially from the benzodiazepine group) will often lead to increased anxiety in the long run and create physical and mental dependence. I really don't understand it, that we are in 2022 and still, there is not a single natural remedy for anxiety and depression in the Israeli pharmaceutical clinic market. I think plants like iboga root, magic mushrooms and ayahuasca. These are the most powerful tools for introspection, changing thought patterns and focusing on the root of the problem – which originates from the spiritual dimension. Such treatment can be received in many places around the world, not in Israel.

These were medicines of the distant past – and they will also be medicines of the future. As can be seen today, the amount of developments and investors in the field has soared. The first spray containing the active ingredient found in magic mushrooms has been approved for depression and anxiety.

The reason most doctors ignore it

High levels of lactic acid in the blood are one of the most significant biochemical factors.

When the body lacks oxygen, lactate is the end product in breaking down blood sugar. In fact, injecting anxiety sufferers with lactate can produce severe panic attacks. Conversely, for people who do not suffer from anxiety or panic, nothing happens. It can be concluded that people with anxiety may be sensitive to lactate. So, it makes sense that reducing lactate levels should be a priority, but most doctors ignore this.

What to do? Reduction of lactate levels

There are six dietary factors that may be responsible for high levels of lactate in people with anxiety:

  1. alcohol
  2. caffeine
  3. nicotine
  4. sugar
  5. DEFICIENCY OF B VITAMINS, NIACIN, VITAMIN B6 AND THIAMINE (B1)
  6. Calcium and/or magnesium deficiency
  7. Food allergies

Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and food allergens goes a long way toward relieving symptoms in people with anxiety. In fact, simply giving up coffee can, in some cases, relieve symptoms completely.

In one study, four men and two women with generalized anxiety drank between 1.5 and 3.5 cups of coffee a day. During the study, they avoided caffeine for a week, which significantly relieved anxiety symptoms. The degree of improvement was so noticeable that all participants volunteered to continue abstaining from caffeine even after the study.

The road to calm is accompanied by anxiety

Note: A sudden, non-gradual cessation of coffee/caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and even sugar will cause withdrawal symptoms of depression, weakness, headaches, and fatigue. Which would lead you to believe that this is your mental state in the default covenant, but this is a mistake, you have not yet regained yourself. Your brain has become accustomed to releasing more dopamine.

Once you are weaned the levels of the dopamine in the brain drop and you are left with your head down, emptiness and insecurity accompanied by anxiety and depression. If you were patient enough to get through the difficult stage. The body returns to normal, but this time without depending on the caffeine boost on the morning. As a psychoactive substance it alters consciousness. Without it, the world will look different literally.

Magnesium: the calming mineral

Magnesium is an essential mineral, involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body, and deficiency has been reported to lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, irritability, fear, insomnia, confusion, and memory loss.

Tip: In Israel, Magnox products, etc., that contain magnesium oxide, are sold , this is a form that is not absorbed by the body (about 4%) and causes a laxative effect. It's kind of like buying bread when only 4% of the bag contains bread, the rest is an empty shell on the inside.

Important tip when choosing effective magnesium

So for best results, use well-absorbed forms of magnesium such as:

Magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate. In a dual study, 264 people diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder were given either a placebo or 300 mg of magnesium. The magnesium group had a statistically significant reduction in symptoms.

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Omega-3 Fats – Not What You Thought

Anxiety also appears to be related to low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies using omega-3-rich fish oils for anxiety have shown impressive results. In one experiment, fish oil was shown to reduce anger and anxiety in drug abusers. In another case, 2.5 grams of omega-3 fats daily reduced anxiety symptoms by 20 percent.

Tips:

  • Do not purchase omega-3s in Israel. The price is 3 to 6 times higher than the average global price.
  • It is recommended to consume omega-3s that are not of fish origin, as it may cause nausea and heartburn. It is best to consume omega-3s from another source, such as flaxseeds and other sources.

Flaxseed oil, a vegetarian source of fatty omega-3s, has also been shown to help relieve anxiety. In one study, three out of four patients with a history of agoraphobia improved within two to three months of taking flaxseed (2-6 tablespoons daily, divided doses).

Ashwagandha root from the Ayurvedic tradition

In clinical trials, it has been shown that Sensoril, which is an extract from the ashwagandha plant, produces a considerable anxiolytic effect. In a dual-placebo study in humans, chronically stressed subjects taking Sensoril had significant reductions in anxiety along with positive changes in blood chemistry, adrenal hormone levels, energy levels, and overall health. The typical dosage is 125 to 250 mg per day.

There's much more to discover; Ancient traditions for treating anxiety stemming from spiritual origin

There are countless herbs and mushrooms that can help with these mental states. Traditions from all over the world bring us natural solutions to anxiety. We will go over all of these in the next article in the field of anxiety, and discover plants that we did not even know. These are plants that are offered for treatment and sold in pharmacies in planted countries to preserve the local tradition of healing with the help of medicinal herbs.

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