A Nutrition Plan To Combat Stress And Anxiety…Coming Soon

anxiety ending nutrition planAre you confused about the relationship between your mental health, and nutrition? Is gaining and losing weight affecting your anxiety levels daily? Do you know what you need to eat, and what not to eat but just can’t seem to stay on a healthy eating schedule? I want to clear up all your confusion when it comes to nutrition and your mental and physical health, and tell you the truth about those fad diets and the ‘Vultures’ in this world who continue to feed you false information, just to make a buck. The Complete Nutrition Plan for Stress and Anxiety will guide you step by step so that you can begin to feel optimal health not some day, but immediately. In 2 weeks time this powerful eBook will be coming out and I want you to be the first to get your eyes on it. ‘Like’ The Anxious Athlete page on Facebook for updates on the release of A Nutrition Plan To Combat Stress And Anxiety, and I can’t wait to get to know you through my page 🙂

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Do You Feel Older By The Minute?

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If you’re alive, you’re aging – you can’t avoid it. But there are a number of things that you can do to keep yourself healthy and active, and to eliminate or at least slow down many of the factors that contribute to aging.

Ever since Ponce de Leon went searching for the Fountain of Youth, people have been looking for ways to slow down the aging process. Medical science has made great advances in keeping people alive longer by preventing and curing diseases, and helping people to live healthier, happier lives. Average life expectancy keeps increasing and most of us can look forward to a much longer life than our ancestors.

Our bodies were actually designed with the ability to fix themselves, as long as you take care of yourself properly. Your body is made up of about 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000) living cells, which keep themselves strong and healthy with the proper food. Each and every one of those trillions of cells dies off and is replaced with a new cell at regular intervals. Your entire body is literally completely replaced every few years – you really aren’t the same person you used to be!

What happens with your cells is the key to anti-aging

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When a cell dies, one of three possible things must happen:

A) If the cell has not been receiving proper nutrition, its replacement will be a weaker version of the cell. In this scenario, your body is degenerating.
B) The replacement cell may have the same strength as its predecessor. In this case, your body essentially remains in the same place.
C) The third possibility is that the new cell is stronger than the previous one. Now you’re actually regenerating the body, and reversing the aging process. This can only happen if you give your cells plenty of the right kind of food energy to work with.

Sometime, usually in our late twenties or early thirties, many of us start noticing those first signs that we aren’t kids anymore – a few gray hairs appearing, facial wrinkles, skin starts sagging. As more time goes by, other signs gradually appear – it’s a little harder getting up in the morning, our vision and hearing aren’t what they used to be, our sex life isn’t as lively as we remember. As we look around, we see the same things happening to our friends and family. Most of us generally accept what we see as an inevitable process of nature.

You’re only as old as you feel

And if you feel and think that you’re getting older – well, then you are! Your mindset does influence what goes on in your body. Meanwhile, you see your body getting older, so you feel older, which reinforces the aging processes in your body. It becomes a vicious circle.

You can turn things around

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The human body can take an awful lot of abuse and neglect 

As you notice your body looking and feeling younger, your mindset will improve, which motivates you to continue your anti-aging practices, which sets up a positive feedback loop, instead of a negative one. And so the process accelerates. People are living longer than ever nowadays, due to advanced medical breakthroughs, increased awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and other related factors.

We don’t always think about our bad habits, since it may take years or decades for the effects to become apparent. But neglect yourself long enough and you may one day find yourself suffering through the late period of your life with a wide range of ailments and complaints – from difficulty seeing and hearing to cancer, heart disease, brittle bones, and many other problems.

Yet it only takes knowledge and a little bit of work to prevent most, if not all, of these common old-age problems from manifesting. There’s no magic pill or instant cure, and it will take some effort on your part. But the results will be well worth it. How much would it be worth to you to enjoy your final years as a healthy, active adult, able to continue doing many of the things you most love?

What I want to know is how do you combat the aging process? What kind of habits have you built that you believe are contributing to keeping you looking, and feeling younger? Comment Below.

 

Your First Aid Kit Against An Anxiety Attack

Anxiety Attack Solutions

It is rather simple to mistakenly take an anxiety attack for a real heart attack. In fact, most casual observers would not even know the difference between the two if they see it happening right before their eyes. The clear signs of an anxiety attack reflect the commonly known signs of a heart attack, with the differences being only apparent if one knows what to look for. Unfortunately, this close similarity also makes it difficult for people to know what to do in the event that a person experiences one or the other. For the most part, the only real response that people have when someone is undergoing a heart attack, anxiety attack, or even a stroke, is to simply call an ambulance and try not to panic while waiting for it. However, in reality, there are some basic first aid measures that a person can take in the meantime.

Breath!

The first thing is to restore balance to the person’s breathing. An anxiety attack often disrupts the circulatory and respiratory systems, causing a number of effects on their normal functioning. An attack can result in someone having a decreased heart rate, lowered blood pressure, and an increase in the body’s circulation. Any muscle pain that a person is feeling would also be decreased during an attack. While these signs cannot do any long-term or significant damage on their own, they can upset the body’s natural chemistry and trigger other changes that may cause damage. Restoring the usual balance of breathing and blood circulation can help prevent the damage that might be done in the event of an anxiety attack.

Posture Is Everything!

In many ways, this can also help in the event of a heart attack. More of a precautionary measure than first aid, keeping an eye on a person’s posture can also help people have better odds in the face of an anxiety attack. Bad posture has a tendency to compress vital organs in the stomach and abdomen, which makes them more vulnerable to possible damage during an attack. Bad posture can also lead to cramped space for the lungs and heart, which in turn can make breathing difficult under normal circumstances. The problem can only be worsened when a person is having an attack, where the lungs and heart are not working properly and other signs of discomfort such as shortness of breath and low blood pressure are not entirely uncommon.

Look It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s A… Where’d My Anxiety Go?

Diversion tactics are also known to help someone if they are experiencing an attack, though this is usually best done by the person themselves. There are various diversionary tactics that can be employed, with most doctors agreeing that the best effects come about if the tactics are done simultaneously. In general, anything that occupies the mind during an attack is a good idea, so long as it does not add further stress. Most experts suggest counting to 100 at high speed, though some have noted that most people also appear to respond to doing simple mathematical equations in their head positively. My personal favorite diversion tactic during an anxiety attack is to either count slowly from 50 down to 1 skipping every third number, then back up again to 50. Or apply what I like to call ‘Focused Distraction’ a technique that combines movement with a challenge. For example, walking at 80 percent speed… movement, to the local grocery store which is 5 blocks away and back… challenge. Focused Distraction can have many varieties and is best used when those varieties are written down, and taken with you in a card in your wallet… just in case an anxiety attack occurs.

Soak It Up

Cold water has also been known to help, because it triggers a reflex in the brain that keeps it from focusing on the attack itself. Since human brains are not wired to multi-task, keeping it occupied can often take up enough of the body’s ability to coordinate things to distract one from an attack, though talking on the phone about anything except the anxiety can help.

Your complete first aid kit against an anxiety attack is complete, now all you have to do is use them! You might actually get to the point one day where you welcome an anxiety attack, rather then run from one due to some of the techniques that become a reminder to what a healthy lifestyle should involve! Finally, DON’T JUST MEMORIZE YOUR FIRST AID ANXIETY KIT. Write it out, and carry them with you on a small card. This way you’ll turn to your first aid kit in times of desperation, rather then turn to the emergency room as I did for years.

If you’re tired of coping with your anxiety get the best support online by checking out the E.T.A program in the menus section today…it can be that easy to stop your panic and anxiety.

What Side Are You On?

How To Stop Anxiety

Have You Gotten To The Point Of ‘No Return’ With Your Anxiety?

What did you do this morning to take measurable steps to bring your anxiety levels down? The weekend is here and you have two choices…#1) To continue feeding your anxiety through your lifestyle choices and beliefs that you know are fueling your anxiety disorder, #2) To take this day to make one small change that you know will begin fueling the process to stopping your anxiety disorder. Whether that change is through your diet, your actions, your thoughts, your emotions…that choice is yours. I hope you’ll choose #2 because what I thought was impossible turned into something possible simply by doing 2 things…Making a decision and starting with small changes daily.

Contact me through this page for more guidance if you need, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theanxiousathlete  … recovery is closer then you think.

Nutrition Alone Won’t Heal Your Anxiety And Panic Attacks But…

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During my 6 year struggle with generalized anxiety disorder I must have visited over 30 different doctors for my health anxiety and panic attack symptoms. I remember the day that things started turning around for me though, together with a number of factors such as getting to the point of ‘no return’ (deciding not to live another day the way I was), I remember hearing an interesting statistic, the statistic that stuck to me like glue was that less than 6% of doctors have any kind of training with nutrition! I thought to myself how could this be! This opened up a whole new world to me because I was conditioned to treat my symptoms of anxiety through liver toxic drugs being given to me, and to try and always lessen the FEELINGS when a panic attack arises, but for the first time I remember feeling like there was a world that I was unaware of that may have been contributing to my anxiety disorder, and that was the world of nutrition.

Taking Responsibility And Deciding To Live Longer and Save Money!

My faith and trust was put into these doctors I was seeing to help me find a cure for my mental health problems, so that I could once and for all move on with my life. But not one time do I clearly remember being told anything about what I was feeding my body, how my exercise routine was, or any other natural solution that would lessen my heightened levels of anxiety at the time.

People who suffer from stress and anxiety don’t really even know that this problem exists until it literally feels like it’s doing some serious physical and mental damage. So after taking more responsibility for my anxiety disorder and not relying solely on others to find a cure for me, I decided to investigate the connection between nutrition and anxiety, and here’s what I found out:

5 Deficiencies You May Have If You Suffer From Chronic Stress And Anxiety:

Magnesium – Stress hormones can deplete the bodies magnesium stores, magnesium is a critical mineral that helps battle anxiety.

Vitamin C – Fresh and uncooked vegetables and fruits contain large amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to reduce not only the psychological effects of stress, but the physical effects as well.

Gaba – This naturally manufactured amino acid in the brain becomes depleted when people are constantly under the effects of stress and anxiety. This causes improper brain function and triggers more anxiety, panic attacks and can lead to insomnia.

Vitamin B Complex – An absolute necessity for people who are going through generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Deficiencies in Vitamin B can lead to symptoms like gastrointestinal disturbances, difficulty concentrating, tiredness, depression and more. One addition to this is be careful when shopping for a vitamin B complex supplement as many of the current retail brands FAIL to live up to their claims on the label, so do your research.

Whole Grain Foods: If you can tolerate gluten make sure you get enough whole grain foods in your diet. Whole grains will not only reduce your hunger but it will fill you with the energy you need for your day. Also the addition of tryptophan and magnesium (two things that have a calming effect on the neurotransmitters) will help fight daily stress and anxiety.

You Are The Best Doctor!

In my eyes there is a certain time that prescription drugs are useful and should be used, but suffering through an anxiety disorder is not that time, what you need to do is replace medication with education starting today. Simply put if you are at the point that your anxiety is causing you to become depressed, then you are simply malnourished and if that’s the case all I can say is look up this word on Google, TUMERIC (magic in a bottle). Nutrition alone won’t stop your anxiety and panic attacks completely, but it will give you that relief you may be searching for, which leads to confidence, which leads to momentum, soon you’ll believe the saying ‘you are what you eat’ a little more.

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