Healing my Anxiety Naturally
Nervousness, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Oh My!
Many people are living in a constant state of fear. We know this because millions of people in the US are now taking Xanax for anxiety. They run to the doctor for a synthetic pill, which by the way, cause more anxiety in the long run. Just like alcohol and cigarettes. They relax you at first, but will contribute to the root cause of your anxiety. Toxic Overload!
I had Severe anxiety in my teens and early twenties. I remember thinking, “Does anyone else feel this way?” It was horrible. And it was happening all the time. I would overthink everything I was saying. It was very physical and mental. I could feel physical pain, the panic attacks were so bad. You simply can’t function normally. And I NEVER told anyone. Not my friends or my family.
When I was about 23 years old, I started reading books about Holistic Health. Detox and nutrition were a big part of my reading material. I realized that EVERYTHING I was doing was causing my own suffering. It blew my mind that I had a choice.
Think about it. I was in college drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, eating junk food, etc. My body was Clearly toxic and malnourished. That combined with PTSD from unresolved childhood trauma, I was mentally, physically and spiritually stressed.
I know someone may be reading this and thinking, “I don’t drink alcohol excessively or at all. I don’t smoke cigarettes. So it must be different for me.” Firstly, there’s other factors to anxiety. But cigarettes and alcohol are not the only ways to cause toxicity in your body. We need to really dig. Hair dye, cleaning products, food additives, home air quality, cosmetics. It’s likely their somewhere. Places you might not think to look.
The three contributing factors for most illness are toxic overload, malnutrition and heightened emotional stress. This rings true, even for many mental disorders!
So I changed my diet and lifestyle. Here’s what happened.
I have not experienced anxiety in over 15 years! Think about that for a moment. If my parents took me to a psychiatrist at that time, they would have told me I had a chemical imbalance and prescribed me drugs. Right? Which, looking back now, makes me grateful I never told my parents. That’s what they do to everyone. That’s what “the experts” are trained to do. Suppress the symptoms. They don’t teach us to heal. They teach us to use drugs to mask the problem. I would rather get rid of an illness forever than to take drugs in hopes of “maintaining” it for the rest of my life.
Today I give incredible gratitude at how FREE I feel. Peace is a beautiful thing. You are far more powerful than you’ve been lead to believe. Learn to heal naturally.