(Phobias with depression, chemical and food sensitivities)
Anxiety does not indicate lack of faith, hope, love, or lack of the Holy Spirit’s work. Anxiety is complex and part of our fallen emotions. You are not alone in battling anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are the second most common mental health problem in the United States, second only to substance abuse. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) statistics reveal that about 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders.
If your symptoms persist for six months or more, you are experiencing an anxiety disorder. Do you experience muscle tension, stress, irritability, difficulty breathing, fear, excessive worry, insomnia, excessive sweating, heart palpitation, blushing, nausea, obsessing over the “what ifs” of most things in life, a shaky voice, hot fl ashes, headaches, and other aches and pains without any apparent cause? If so, then you may be experiencing what is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Many different anxiety disorders are identified as: phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, generalized free-floating anxiety, or performance anxiety.
People with social anxiety may be reluctant to use a public restroom or eat in a restaurant; they may even drop out of school or work due to various fears. In children and adults, social anxiety resembles the avoidant personality disorder characterized by self-consciousness and timidity. They may have poor self-esteem and consider themselves unattractive or worthless. They may experience panic or freeze in church gatherings. Panic and social anxiety often are accompanied by physical symptoms such as a racing heart, muscle tension, dry mouth, a shaky voice, nausea, blushing, sweating, and difficulty breathing. An appropriate degree of anxiety or fear about real danger is normal and even healthy because it protects us from harm; but when it becomes excessive and persistent, it makes life miserable. Performance anxiety is a subtype of generalized social anxiety in which symptoms are provoked by anticipation of performing in public and often persist even during performance.
Your Brain and Anxiety
Different areas of the brain and diverse neurotransmitters may be involved in different anxiety experiences. If you suffer from anxiety, you need to understand that your thinking needs to change. “Anxiety” derives from a Greek word meaning “to have a split mind.” For many people, changing thinking and vanquishing anxiety is greatly facilitated by taking appropriate supplements to balance brain chemistry. Treating your brain can help replace your needless anxiety with a mind set on heavenly things and thoughts that are “excellent and praiseworthy” (Read Psalm 103: 2–4; Matthew 6:26–34; Philippians 4:6–7 and Colossians 3:5).
Stay close to God and His children! He knows what’s around the next corner. Studies reveal that fifty percent of what we worry about never happens. Thirty percent focuses on circumstances beyond our control. Most of our anxieties and worries are needless.
Give your concerns to God because He has promised to give us peace and protect our minds, brains and bodies in Christ Jesus. Anxiety may spur us on to think things through, put problems into perspective, and find comfort in faith and realization of God’s love. I have seen many of our Christian patients recover fully from their anxiety and panic disorders when the brain is balanced with supplements, bio-or neuro-feedback and balanced biblical thinking. The Bible says, “But the Lord is faithful; He will give you strength and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
Recommended Supplements: Royal Jelly, 5HTP, Brain Food, Enzymes, Super, GTF Chromium, Vitamin B-6, Neuro Balancer, Multiple for Every Man, Multiple for Every Woman, Cool and Calm, Vitamin B-12, Natural Sleep at bedtime (if unable to sleep), Galantimine, Liver Refresh and Vinpocetine (Periwinkle Extract) (Whole Plant). You may need Bone Density Calcium (with magnesium and Vitamin D-3 + K-2 to raise your pyruvate level in the blood and brain. Take two Bone Density Calcium tablets 30 minutes before bed or Coral Calcium Plus.
If you have experienced an adverse reaction to serotonin drugs like Zoloft, Paxil, and Prozac (SSRI’S), avoid methionine and copper.
Also avoid coffee, caffeinated soft drinks, and ephedra-containing supplements or over-the-counter medications containing stimulants.
Take 500–1000mg of Vitamin C 1000 w/Bioflavinoids.
Also, practice stress and anxiety management techniques that can change anxiety-inducing thoughts and symptoms. Deep breathing, exercise, quiet biblical meditation, trust in God, and consoling contact with loved ones and fellow pilgrims can help to reduce anxiety and worries. Reducing some of your responsibilities may help. Listen to what Jesus says. Why are you distressed about tomorrow? Don’t worry about tomorrow because each day has enough trouble of its own. Your Heavenly Father knows all your needs (Matthew 6:34a; 30c; 31a; 34b; 32b).
Note: You don’t have to order all the supplements listed for each health condition. Start with the first one to three products, based on your needs. Take supplements for a minimum of one month (in severe cases longer) until relieved of the symptoms. Then take supplements on and off for maintenance.
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