Nutrition and Anxiety

anxiety mental health Dec 01, 2019

Some people describe anxiety as unstoppable worry. Others feel an intense dread without a particular focus. People feel it in their bodies as chest tightness, weakness, nausea, dizziness or a pounding heart. Regardless of how an individual’s anxiety manifests itself, we unanimously agree it feels terrible.  And we want to feel better, so it's natural to wonder if and how nutrition can help reduce anxiety.

I say “we”, since along with millions of other people, I struggle with anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues today (1). Even in people without a pathological level of anxiety, anxious thoughts and feelings can interfere with a person’s social life, relationship with food and their bodies, professional and personal achievement. 

I’ve gathered resources on what nutritional factors are evidenced to impact anxiety, so that I can take the best care of myself possible, and help my clients do the same....

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