Would you like to beat anxiety ? Let’s face it. A certain amount of anxiety is a normal part of life. Extreme anxiety or feeling anxious for no reason can be devastating though. If you experience insomnia, tiredness, headaches, inability to calm yourself down or reason with yourself and/or a number of other maladies, you may be a candidate for some natural remedies to help you get your life back.
There is some good news though! Be sure to read to the bottom of the post where I reveal a surprising discovery I recently made that’s helping my stress level.
The following natural remedies to help you beat anxiety:
- Passionflower – Long used to treat anxiety and insomnia, passionflower has been found to cause fewer side effects than frequently prescribed drugs like mexazolam (marketed as Melex and Sedoxil). Don’t take passionflower with other medications however, without consulting your health care professional. This is a good general rule of thumb when incorporating natural remedies into your daily life.
- Breathing techniques – Deep breathing exercises associated with yoga and other forms of meditation have been shown to positively affect anxiety issues. Research various techniques to find out which is best for you. I’ve personally been interested in Tai Chi lately.
- Valerian – The herb, Valerian, is often used effectively to treat insomnia and promote calmness. As with passionflower, don’t use with prescription medications until you’ve checked with your health care professional or pharmacist for possible interactions.
- Aromatherapy – Massage oils added to baths or infusers can be very relaxing and can help anxiety. Some essential oils derived from plants for aromatherapy treatments are lavender, geranium, cypress and jasmine.
- GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) – GABA is an amino acid that helps ease anxiety symptoms by positively affecting brain receptors
- B-Vitamins – Vitamin B12, in particular, helps your body ward off stress and anxiety. Try taking a B-Complex multi-vitamin supplement each day.
- St. John’s Wort – Often used as an antidepressant, St. John’s Wort can also lessen the symptoms of anxiety. Don’t take this remedy with other prescription drugs, especially with antidepressants like Paxil.
Most anxiety is caused by stress, both emotional and physical. It’s a sign your body and mind are in distress. You are well advised to seek balance in your life by taking steps to reduce stress, get enough sleep and take better care of yourself.
One thing that helps reduce stress and anxiety is simple and hard at the same time. It’s caffeine, and it’s important you reduce your caffeine intake and attempt to work some type of daily exercise into your schedule.
Here’s my personal recommendation:
If you just can’t give up that morning cup of coffee but want to reduce or eliminate caffeine, the decaf Starbucks Caffe Verona gets my Major Seal of Approval! It’s really good! It actually tastes like real coffee, and this is coming from a hardcore coffee lover. I drink it strong and black. No one could ever slip decaf by me, and believe me, people have tried. This decaf Caffe Verona…I can’t tell the difference which absolutely amazes me!
If you’d like to get control of your caffeine intake, I highly recommend this product. Because being mindful of our budget is always important in healthy eating, this is the best pricing I could find for you.
Try one or two of these suggestions and see what works for you. My favorite is my new decaf discovery!
Helping You Achieve Major Wellness!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC
P.S. If you’d like to read my success story of freedom from chronic depression through eating, please check out my book, “Eat Your Blues Away”. You can get the paperback or the Kindle version. You do NOT need a Kindle device in order to read it, as the Kindle Reader has always been available. Check the book out here: http://CherylLoves.me/EatYourBluesAway