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Five Ways I’m Healing From Childhood Trauma + Anxiety + Panic Disorder

This isn’t something I love to talk about but I feel like it’s an important topic we should cover. It’s something a lot of people deal with and childhood trauma often goes hand in hand with anxiety, panic disorder and even depression. My anxiety got pretty severe starting around age 19 and now that I’m 29 and going to turn 30 in a few months, I’m determined to overcome it. I know that anxiety and panic attacks are something I can and will recover from – I already am. A few months ago I decided that once and for all I was going to tackle this head on; I was going to dive in face first and come out the other side stronger, healthier and healed. I want to talk about this because emotional well being is a huge part of health. Being healthy isn’t just exercise and eating well…

The Best Supplements For Anxiety

I have had anxiety for most of my life. Not my adult life, mind you. My ENTIRE life. Literally as far back as I can remember. Unfortunately, it’s only gotten worse over the years, particularly when I was 18, then when I was 21, it was at its absolute worst. I’m 29 now (even though I think I’m 19) and have a great handle on it, but it’s not without some serious effort, which includes taking the best supplements for anxiety. It also includes eating well, avoiding gluten is crucial for me, I also avoid refined sugars. It includes exercising, meditating (let’s be real – TRYING to meditate), doing my best to maintain positivity, getting enough sleep and living an overall healthy, positive life. It’s simply not possible to out-supplement a bad diet and unhealthy lifestyle. These supplements are incredibly beneficial, but if you’re eating fast, frozen or processed food,…

Nervousness Is NOT An Anxiety Disorder

Can we please talk about this explosion of anxiety? Five years ago, I only knew a few people other than myself who had anxiety. Now, everyone has it. There’s a difference between nervousness and anxiety. Nervousness is NOT an anxiety disorder. Over the last year, I’ve seen a LOT of articles circulating about anxiety. And they all summarize anxiety really similarly. “She didn’t text me back immediately so I thought our friendship was over. This is how bad my anxiety is.” “I was so anxious at work it took me two days to respond to an email.” “I kept going over our conversation in my head, worried that I had said something that potentially could have offended her.” “I spent an entire party on my phone because I was too anxious to socialize.” By these definitions, EVERYONE has an anxiety disorder and should be popping Xanax left and right. But…

Anti-Anxiety Elixir

I am IN LOVE with this drink. Not only is it delicious, it literally helps improve anxiety. Which to be honest, is something I need right now. Winter, less sun, less movement, just spent four and a half months in the NICU and have a new baby at home after a hard birth. I need all the anti-anxiety help I can get. For me, I have to take steps daily to keep my anxiety at bay. It’s kind of like skincare. If I didn’t keep a routine, I’d start to see acne. If I don’t keep up with my routine, I start to have anxiety. And I’ve found this is true for the majority of people. If you don’t take the steps to take care of yourself, that’s going to manifest as depression, anxiety, unhappiness, etc. I recently spoke with a friend who told me about someone she knew who…

The One Food I’ve Given Up Since My Anxiety Has Improved

If you’ve followed me for a while, you may already know that at the beginning of this year, I was dealing with some pretty severe anxiety that seemed to come out of nowhere, for no reason. It was bad, you guys. I didn’t know what the hell was happening. Every day I literally felt either intense gurgling or nausea or a pit in my stomach. I felt deeply uncomfortable and on edge all day, then I would have full-blown panic attacks at night; particularly when I was trying to sleep. Which led to a lot of sleepless nights. Which made the anxiety worse. It was a vicious circle. Despite being stressed, I had no idea why this was happening to me. Up until this point, my anxiety was pretty well controlled. I’d dealt with stress before. Hell, I miscarried in September and still didn’t have anxiety anywhere near what I was…

The Top Three Foods You NEED To Avoid If You Have Anxiety

I’ve detailed my issues with anxiety over the years on this blog. Despite living a healthy lifestyle, it’s still something I struggle with and still something that I need to heal. And I truly believe I will heal and release my body from anxiety. I go through long periods when I have no anxiety issues at all. But because anxiety has crept back into my life, I’m attacking in from all angles: dietary – adjusting my diet to further support brain and gut health (which are closely linked) seeing a talk therapist (a first for me, I’ve only been once so far but I like it) seeing my naturopath to use herbs and homeopathic remedies to heal In today’s article I want to focus more on the dietary aspect of healing anxiety. These are the foods I’m avoiding entirely because they disrupt proper gut function, cause inflammation and are not healthy…

Navigating My Anxiety.

This past December, I remember thinking how proud of myself I was for overcoming my anxiety. I couldn’t even remember the last time I had an anxiety attack. Any form of anxiousness that popped into my life was manageable, normal and extremely easy to cope with. I had dealt with anxiety since childhood, but it finally seemed like I beat it. And then I got sick. At the end of December I got a really bad cold accompanied with some pretty intense gut issues. I’ve had a cold and I’ve had a bug before, but never together. I took my natural remedies, stopped eating so much gluten and sugar (it was the holidays after all) and rode it out. Then out of nowhere, an anxiety attack hit me like a ton of bricks over New Years weekend. My husband and I were on a little getaway and we went to this…

Things I Do Everyday To Keep My Anxiety At Bay

I’ve written extensively about my battle with anxiety on this site. If you’d like to read my various articles on the topic, you can do so here. To sum it up, I had a traumatic childhood, a crazy parent, was homeless by 19, had really terrible relationships, then somehow got it together, married my husband and now I’m crazy happy. But the reality is that despite my life being infinitely better than it was, better than I ever could’ve imagined it or even expected for myself, I still battle with anxiety. It’s a struggle I’ve improved greatly, but have yet to 100% overcome. So here are some things I do everyday to keep my anxiety at bay. They make a huge difference and really help me, so hopefully you can use some of these as tools to help you too. Please note that I am not a doctor or medical…

Top Five Tips For Anxiety

I’ve had anxiety for as far back as I can remember. Which is about since I was 4-5 years-old. To “manage anxiety” was not a concept I would understand for a long time. It worsened when I graduated high school, and feelings of terror would overcome me for seemingly no specific reason. Then it got even worse when I was around 21. This was when my anxiety wasn’t just a feeling of sheer terror, it was also a deep-seated feeling of absolute dread and hopelessness. When I felt a panic attack coming on, which about 10-20 times a day, it was like falling down a dark, terrifying, desolate black hole. And I’d live there for a bit until I could pull myself out. And then the process would repeat. I thought I was losing my mind. When I was in the midst of dealing with severe anxiety and I saw…

Eat This One Food Daily To Improve Acne, Anxiety and Allergies

Back in the day, I had the worst acne along with anxiety so severe I thought I’d go nuts. Let me tell you what’s not fun: having a face full of painful, deep, cystic acne along with a constant feeling of dread and terror. I tried everything for both, topical creams, prescriptions, expensive “cures” and even Accutane for my acne, meditating and Xanax and Klonopin for my anxiety. Nothing worked for either of them. Luckily, I’ve never had allergies but it’s likely that I would have developed them had I not drastically changed my diet. By now you might be wondering what these three things have in common. What can you do to improve all three of these issues? Start eating fermented food. Stop eating unhealthy, inflammatory foods that are damaging to the gut. Growing up, I subsisted on a diet of white bread, white sugar and margarine. Sugar bread was a…