How to Overcome Fear – Vigorous Herbs
Anxiety affects many people’s lives. The anti-anxiety drugs on the market are correspondingly numerous. Unfortunately, although they solve the anxiety in the short term, they by no means solve the underlying problem and also often develop unpleasant side effects. But there are also natural solutions that help to overcome fears.
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Take action against fear yourself
Living with anxiety is far from easy. Situations that other people master easily are often major and unmanageable problems for people with anxiety. Synthetic drugs can temporarily relieve anxiety.
In many cases, however, they show side effects, worsen the problem in the long term or even create completely new problems. Unfortunately, people with anxiety are often not informed by their therapists that they can do something about their fears themselves.
Diet and lifestyle influence anxiety
Anxiety can be promoted by the diet or lifestyle of the person concerned. For example, the lack of certain nutrients can cause a lack of neurotransmitters, which in turn can lead to the dreaded feelings of anxiety.
Lifestyle also has an enormous impact on emotional life. Little sleep, irregular meals, and stress have an enormous influence on the hormonal balance, the neurotransmitter level, and thus the degree of anxiety.
Natural treatments for anxiety
A diet based on isolated and refined carbohydrates such as white flour and industrial sugar may not primarily cause anxiety and anxiety, but it does encourage them.
At the same time, a diet made from high-quality proteins, natural fats (linseed oil, hemp oil, extra virgin olive oil, etc.), low-starch vegetables, and unprocessed carbohydrates help relieve anxiety.
Opt for foods that are rich in nutrients and vital substances. Vitamins and minerals are important for supplying the brain with substances that prevent anxiety from developing in the first place. A low-fat and low-calorie diet, on the other hand, is not recommended for those suffering from anxiety.
Foods rich in tryptophan
Tryptophan is an amino acid from which serotonin, our feel-good hormone, is produced in the brain. With enough serotonin, we float on cloud nine and think of all sorts of things, just not fear.
Specifically selected foods rich in tryptophan such as amaranth, nuts ( especially cashews ), sunflower seeds, sesame, quinoa, oats, millet, mushrooms, and Jerusalem artichoke can ensure our tryptophan supply.
But tryptophan is only processed into serotonin in the brain and since tryptophan only reaches the brain under certain conditions, we have to use tricks to force the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin and thus into happy feelings little.
The transport of tryptophan to the brain is blocked by the presence of other amino acids. Therefore, protein-rich foods such as meat and milk must not be eaten together with the above-mentioned tryptophan-rich foods – at least not if you want to benefit from tryptophan.
In addition, tryptophan is particularly abundantly transported to the brain if the corresponding tryptophan-rich foods are firstly consumed raw, secondly, they are chewed extensively and, thirdly, their consumption precedes a strenuous sporting activity. An alternative in capsule form is described here.
Change your lifestyle if you have anxiety
It is particularly important for people with anxiety to learn how to cope with stressful situations in a relaxed and calm manner.
A stressful and hectic everyday life overstrains the adrenal glands and thus reduces the ability to cope with everyday stress.
This can lead to anxiety even in situations that are not normally a cause for such oppressive feelings. It is therefore important to have a lifestyle that is gentle on the adrenal glands.
Start with a relaxation technique such as B. Yoga, downsize your daily to-do list, take a few days off, learn breathing exercises, stop putting yourself under excessive pressure and never skip meals.
There are also herbal remedies – so-called adaptogens – that lead to a higher resistance to stress, so you can bear stress better, e.g. B. with Rhodiola Rosea or the Ashwagandha mentioned below.
Diet supplements can help
Diet and lifestyle changes can be extremely difficult – but not impossible – in acute anxiety. Be prepared for cravings for junk food or insomnia.
The right nutritional supplements can not only alleviate anxiety directly, but also help you to make the important changes in your life and, above all, to keep them going until you feel their wonderful effects and then you no longer want to be without them.
Ashwagandha: as effective as anti-anxiety drugs
Ashwagandha (also called sleeping berry) is a medicinal herb that naturally reduces anxiety and helps the body cope with stress. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is known for its ability to restore vitality and performance (including male potency and female fertility).
Scientific research is currently showing that ashwagandha could be just as effective for anxiety as prescription anti-anxiety drugs – but without their negative side effects.
In any case, it is advisable to coordinate with a naturopathic expert who can help you choose the best treatment method for you.
Lavender extract: the herbal “Valium”
The lavender and especially natural extracts from it contain active ingredients that not only have a calming effect but also relieve anxiety. Lavender extract tablets (e.g. Lasea® tablets) are therefore recommended by physiotherapists, but also by some doctors as a kind of herbal “Valium”.
Self-help measures for anxiety and panic attacks
They lead to palpitations, shortness of breath, extreme tension, and obsessive-compulsive thoughts that can cause the person concerned downright fear of death. We have explained here how to prevent panic attacks, but also how to stop a panic attack if one has already started: How to stop panic attacks.