Natural Anxiety Solutions
Address the root of your worries and feel better now
Overwhelmed by the news?
Non-stop news of the COVID-19 health crisis across the world is not exactly uplifting and it can be easy to get focused only on that. It has impacted how we all conduct our daily lives - from how we get groceries, to how we work and play. Mental health plays an incredibly important role in our immune health and resilience.
If you are finding yourself more stressed or worried than usual, book a virtual visit to help build your resilience, calm your nerves and discuss your immune health.
Learn more about your immune system.
See my recent blog for more immune-health tips.
Learn about how cortisol affects sleep and immune health below
Making the Cortisol-Stress connection:
Cortisol is a major hormone produced by your adrenal glands when your body is under stress
stress = emotional or physical (injury, infection, exercise, low blood sugar)
Cortisol and Melatonin compete with each other and as one lowers, the other raises. Chronically high cortisol can be a cause of poor sleep quality.
Cortisol, being a glucocorticoid steroid, inhibits the inflammatory response that is an essential part of the immune response - so if your cortisol stays elevated because of a chronic stressor, your immune system may not be functioning optimally. Ever wondered why students tend to get sick after exams finish?
Maybe you've already tried medications, or natural options like valerian root or chamomile. Maybe you're unsure where to start. I'm here to help you find a way forward.
Solutions unique to you
Let's discover root causes of your anxiety to help you find balance long term too - maybe causes you weren't aware of (one reason I always check on gut health!). If your gut health is off, repairing your gut can have incredible benefits on your mental health. Remember, 90% of your serotonin receptors are in your gut - and serotonin is a 'feel good' neurotransmitter in your brain.
Sometimes it's about coordinating your efforts into a single, manageable plan you can put into action.
Anxiety help tip #1: "Write it down"
Get started right now, wherever you are. Reduce the burden of information overload and intrusive thoughts.
Use writing to let go of the clutter you are holding on to in your head.
Choose a writing method that suits you best (or more than one), and give it a go now:
freeform writing: write for 5 minutes each morning and evening (not in bed) - especially helpful for insomnia
TO DO list: set this up each week, add to it through the day (phone-friendly) - if you are overwhelmed / forgetting tasks
Bullet journal: a day-planner/scheduler, for planning & goal-setting [learn more here] - improves focus & attention
Schedule time for you: commit to your goals by writing them down (ie. sleep, exercise, meditation) - improve brain function by nourishing it
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