NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY
Healthy Alternatives to Drugs
5 Natural remedies for anxiety...
Do you suffer from "high anxiety"? You may know well the sheer terror of acute anxiety attacks or the life-draining habits of chronic anxiety & excessive worry. People who don't suffer from anxiety disorders can't fully appreciate how scary and tiresome it really is. Even your closest loved ones may tire of it and tell you to just "snap out of it"!
Our aim with this report is to give you the tools to do just that!
There has been a lot of research in recent years that has shed more light on the causes of anxiety. Although we still don't know exactly what causes it to "run rampant" in some individuals (it does seem to run in families), there are ways you can learn to deal with it.... and ultimately eliminate it from your life.
Below, we bring together some very effective natural remedies for anxiety. Easy and simple things you can do to make your life much more bearable. Although I am a nurse, I strongly advise you to avoid anti-anxiety medications if at all possible, and I offer some much safer alternatives below.
Take the time to give our strategies a try. They may seem simple on the surface, but if you commit to trying them religiously for one month, I guarantee you will see a big decrease in your stress, anxiety and worry levels.
Ahhhh.... blissful calm
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DO NOT let the word "meditation" scare you away. Meditation is not about Indian swamis or zoned-out hippies... it is about emotional survival. It is one of the easiest and best tools for stress-reduction I know. Practiced regularly, it provides calming serenity and enhances your quality of life.
Meditation is a medically proven technique which provides physical stress relief. It decreases your heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure. It lowers anxiety levels and can help with insomnia.
The benefits are profound... physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. And yet... it's so simple to do and easy to learn. So what exactly is meditation? Quiet relaxation... you close your eyes and quiet your mind... gently returning your thoughts again and again to a simple focus of attention. That's it! It only takes 20-30 minutes a day, and the repercussions will astound you.
How can you learn to meditate? Get some guided imagery tapes or instructional books at the bookstore, or follow our easy to understand (and free) guide at
Learn To Meditate. Make meditation a part of your daily life... you'll be glad you did.
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Exercise can be very beneficial when you are feeling stressed out. Often when you are laid low by anxiety, worry or emotional pain, exercise takes a back seat. This is a big mistake! If you can exercise even a little (a brisk walk around the block) it can help clear that accumulated fog and tension. Exercise gives you the strength to manage stress with less energy loss. It is nature's tranquilizer and also helps you to sleep better.
You don't have to sign up at an expensive gym to accomplish this. In fact, exposing your flabby, sweaty body to strangers could even increase your anxiety level!
Unless you are used to total gym workouts, start at home, by walking, jogging or bicycling. Get outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Find what's comfortable for you and do it for half an hour, every other day. Try to get your heart rate up a little, even for a short time. As you exercise, try to be conscious not to replay negative thoughts and worries. Just for now, focus on your breathing and the beautiful day that you have been handed!
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DIET, WATER & VITAMINS
Natural remedies for anxiety...
What you put into your body can most definitely affect your stress and anxiety levels. Why? Food, water and minerals control your metabolism in many interrelated ways. We won't go into the complicated chemical processes, just know that sugar and stimulants are major players, as is hydration/dehydration.
- WATER: It is a little known fact that keeping your body well-hydrated can help reduce anxiety. One of the most easily implemented and effective stress-busters is plenty of fresh water! Why? It helps distribute important hormones, chemical messengers, and nutrients to vital organs, including your brain. Try to drink 6-8 glasses of fresh water daily. Simple. Effective. Not soda or tea*. Water.
[*Try to cut way down on coffee, tea, and cola for your trial month. Caffeine can push you into an anxiety attack all by itself!]
- DIET: It is well known that proper nutrition can also help combat excess stress and anxiety in your body.
You've heard it all before, but it is so important and easy to control that we repeat it here: cut down on salt, sugar, high-fat, and refined or processed foods. Taking control and treating your body right puts you on the right path to controlling your high anxiety as well. Try a diet rich in grains, lean meats, fruits and vegetables.
- VITAMINS & MINERALS: Stoke your body with stress-fighting vitamins and minerals. Get a stress-tab vitamin with plenty of B-complex, and take it daily. Other proven stress supplements you might want to add:
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Natural remedies for anxiety...
Many people suffering from anxiety turn to prescription medication. Why? They are desperate for a quick fix to their problem! While medication may prove necessary in some extreme situations, people (often with the help of their physicians) tend to overmedicate.
Anxiety medication like Ativan, Xanax and Valium may prove helpful for occasional acute anxiety attacks, but they are horribly overused and over-prescribed. Daily use of these chemicals quickly leads to addiction... a new and serious problem you don't need right now!
[WARNING: Under no
circumstances should you stop taking prescription medication "cold" without consulting your doctor. You can go into withdrawal, end up in the ER, and have seizures, or worse. These medicines must be weaned off gradually.]
It's worth checking out alternative methods, in case something simple helps. And many times, herbal remedies are just as effective for occasional help on anxious days as pharmaceutical anxiolytics. Herbal remedies are mostly free of side effects. You can safely stop taking them after a couple of months, without any fear of withdrawal symptoms or psychological dependence.
These are the major natural herbal remedies for anxiety:
[Caution: do not use kava kava if you are already taking tranquilizers, sleeping pills or antidepressants. Also, avoid alcohol and do not take kava kava if you have Parkinson’s disease.]
- Kava kava: is an approved herbal treatment for stress in many European countries. It does not have a drowsy side effect. Kava kava is as effective as a tranquilizer and is used for treating anxiety, insomnia and also alcohol withdrawal. It is not readily available in the US.
St. John’s Wort: is a good alternative to antidepressants and helps relieve anxiety too. It needs to be taken for several weeks to start seeing benefit. It has a few minor side effects but is not addictive.
[Caution: If you are already taking an antidepressant, do not use St. John’s Wort. Also, it may make you more sensitive to the sun, so remember to use a sunscreen when going out.]
Passion Flower: (Passiflora incarnata) is regarded very highly by traditional herbalists for its soothing properties as a general nerve tonic. It has active ingredients including flavonoids, cyanogenic glycosides, alkaloids and saparin, natural aids for the nervous system. Passion Flower has stood up well to clinical studies which support its traditional use as a soothing and moderating herb.
Valerian root: is a natural substitute for diazepam (Valium). It is non-addictive and very useful for relieving anxiety and inducing sleep. Unlike sleeping pills, you do not wake up feeling groggy.
[Caution: Do not take valerian if you already taking sedatives like Phenobarbital or benzodiazepine.]
Native Remedies is a leading manufacturer of quality homeopathic remedies in the US. These herbal products are produced in an FDA registered pharmaceutical facility under the strictest quality-controlled processes. We recommend these two combo preparations to treat anxiety, nervousness, panic, irritability and insomnia due to worry. Both products are 100% safe, non-addictive, natural herbal remedies especially formulated by a Clinical Psychologist:
- MindSoothe combines the strong calming powers of St. Johns Wort and Passionflower. It can also be used to treat depression, insomnia, OCD and anxiety.
- PureCalm contains a mixture of Lemon Balm, Lavender, and Passionflower, gentle soothing herbs known to help relax the nervous system and prevent anxiety and panic attacks.
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We have told you about several strategies above to help decrease your stress and anxiety levels. But how about a comprehensive, proven and practical way to end excessive worry and anxiety attacks for good? Does such a thing exist? Yes, it does; and you can learn about this tool, and read an honest review of it by clicking here:
Happily, there are many new and very effective treatments for anxiety, as we have discussed in this report. Why not start with the least dangerous, most natural remedies for anxiety first? If all else fails, you can then resort to traditional psychotherapy and anti-anxiety medication.
But chances are excellent that you will get this monkey off your back by using the homeopathic and natural cures we have described above.
Whichever route you find works for you, I know you are destined to find brighter days ahead!
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