The medical community would have you believe that the only answer to anxiety is found in pharmaceuticals. That simply is not the case.
Anxiety can be triggered by just about any stress in life. Sometimes the source isn’t able to be pinpointed. That is what is classified as a generalized anxiety disorder. It is often treated with either antidepressants and benzodiazepines. While both can have a calming effect, once the dose wears off, the anxiety almost always returns.
Anxiety is a complex subject. It can stem from worry, stress and emotional issues. But what if your life is just fine, or at least at what you feel is a normal stress level where you really feel like you shouldn’t be having this issue? Can anxiety be a physical issue?
The answer is yes – anxiety can be felt with certain deficiencies. Let’s take a look at what your body might be missing if you are feeling overly anxious or having panic attacks seemingly out of nowhere.
Magnesium – Magnesium helps to regulate the release of stress hormones. It plays a part in hundreds of biochemical reactions and is a vital nutrient.
Vitamin B-Complex – When you are under stress it can deplete your Vitamin B resources leading to mood problems, tiredness, and anxiety.
Tryptophan – An essential amino acid. It converts in the body to a compound known as 5-HTP, which then is turned in to Serotonin. Serotonin regulates appetite, sleep, mood and overall a feeling of wellbeing.
Calcium – Lack of calcium can have a large impact on both physical and mental health. Shaking, heart palpitations, anxiety, and mood issues all can be attributed to a calcium deficiency in the body.
Vitamin D – If you aren’t getting your dose of sunshine daily you are likely in need of supplementation either through food or supplemental sources. Those who live in four-season climates can fall prey to SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder), a mood disorder caused by lack of sun and resulting Vitamin D.
It could also be a result of Adrenal Fatigue. If your adrenal glands have been working overtime they may need a boost as well. This can be achieved through proper diet and supplementation as well and results are noticeable rather quickly.
If you are experiencing anxiety, moodiness, depression, or fatigue before reaching for a prescription bottle to try and mask the feelings you are having, come in and talk with us. Let us do nutritional testing on you and allow your body to tell us what it’s missing and what it needs to be complete, healthy and happy again.
Nutritionist | Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.